This is a copy from a ledger sheet from the Sibley Papers. I believe it shows the debts of the employees of a fur-trading outfit in 1834. It is signed by one of the top men in the trading business, Hercules Dousman, and appears to be in his handwriting. I think this document was prepared to transfer the debts owed to the "Western Outfit" to the newly created "Sioux Outfit." At the same time Henry Sibley came to Minnesota in 1834, there was a major realignment in the ownership of the local fur trade, with Dousman and Sibley being two of the principal new owners. This document may have been used to transfer the employee's debts into the new company.
It is very hard to read, but my ancestor's name, Francois Trudell, looks to be the 3rd name down. It looks like he owed $20.12.
I am looking for information on Mary Red Kettle. She was an Oglala Sioux. ____________________ Hello and welcome to our website. it would help us to help you if you would give us more information than just her name and tribal affiliation. How are you related to her? do you have any vital dates on her? do you know who her husband was?
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i have a mrs.? Red Kettle born 1839. she was an Iwayausota Oglala Sioux.She married ? Red Kettle in 1862. they had the following children: Millie b. 1863 wife of White rabbit. Son:joshua White Rabbit Alice b.1864 Henry b. 1876 Ellen b.1877 Robert b. 1877 William b. 1878 Rosa b. 1879 Chester b. 1892 Mollie b.@1830 a Jesse Curtis b. bef. 1940 t ft. laramie. father was ? Fetherman. her spouse was Eldridge Gerry. their dau. Lucy died After1914. The Red kettles except for Mollie are listed on the 1890 and later censuses of the Pine ridge Reservation. n the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Censuses for 1890 and forward.
1104sioux: How can I find any documentation of my grandfather, his name is Sets The Ground On Fire he married my grandmother Wakankicamna in the mid 1800s? my grandmother died on 01-11-1928. my grandfather was from Shakopee Minnesota, the Mdewakanton Dakota Band,
Aug 21, 2014 15:42:47 GMT -5
1104sioux: after my grandmothers death in 1928, he took his children and moved back to Minnesota, where he later died, and I can't seem to find any burial record or death certificate of my grandfather Sets The Ground On Fire,
Aug 21, 2014 15:50:16 GMT -5
1104sioux: the only documentation I have is his name on my grandmothers estate,Wakankicamna. that is the only information I have of his existance.. how can I find any thing of my grandfather?
Aug 21, 2014 15:52:52 GMT -5
hermin1: 110 Sioux; Welcome to the website.it would help us to help you if you would provide additional information. did your grandparents live in Minnesota after they wed?
Aug 21, 2014 15:55:37 GMT -5
hermin1: Okay, I saw your second post. where did they live after they wed? what were the names of their children?did your grandpa have an English name like John Brown? if your ggrandparents
Aug 21, 2014 16:08:39 GMT -5
hermin1: wed before 1885,we won't find them in Minnesota. if he returned with his children to MN after 1928, then we may be able to track him via their children. this is why you need to tell us
Aug 21, 2014 16:11:19 GMT -5
hermin1: where they moved to after they wed, and the names of the children.
Aug 21, 2014 16:13:53 GMT -5
hermin1: which of your parents descends from the grandparents?
Aug 21, 2014 16:16:25 GMT -5
lavendermoon: I just recently found out that Marie Lecroix was our grandfather's mother or grandmother. She is the daughter of Maripayisa and Frederick Lecroix.
Aug 26, 2014 12:24:56 GMT -5
lavendermoon: Would love to find out any information if at all possible. My last name is Shepley.
Aug 26, 2014 12:25:44 GMT -5
lavendermoon: My Dad was Leo Shepley and he died in September 1995. His father was Walter Shepley and he died when my Dad was about 17 years of age. My Dad was born May 31, 1933.
Aug 26, 2014 12:27:21 GMT -5
hermin1: lavendermoon: did yourparents livein south dakota, minnesota or nebraska?
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hermin1: do you know who your grandmother was, when was she born and when did she die. also post place of birth and place of death.
Aug 28, 2014 14:45:55 GMT -5
hermin1: Where did your grandfather die?
Aug 28, 2014 14:46:05 GMT -5
hermin1: this will help us to help you with your search. did you check the NARA in Washington,DC to see if your paternal grandfather had a probate?contact email@example.com give her his name, what tribe he was enrolled with, and when he died.
Aug 28, 2014 14:52:41 GMT -5
hermin1: also see if you can find his obiturary,and also your dearfather's obituary,as they may contain clues to their ancestors also. if you want ,you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org in the subject please put information for lavendermoon shepley,other
Aug 28, 2014 14:54:50 GMT -5
hermin1: Please send me any other info you have on your dad and grandparents,includingyour dad's siblings.
Aug 28, 2014 14:55:39 GMT -5
hermin1: lavendermoon,please excuse my spelling goof. the NARa contact's first name is mary not marie.
Aug 29, 2014 2:07:14 GMT -5
hermin1: welcome to our website merriweatherleis descendent, and thank you for the additional information on Capt. Lewis's descendents.
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bobsheadache: I believe that bessie norris (maybe stout) is my great grandmother. Here is what I know for sure my father was jon michael smith his father joe smith from az my fathers mother was arlene maxine (norris) or smith what kind of indian was bessie
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