Seminole Emigration Records

Seminole Emigration records & miscellaneous

  This is a transcription of a few smaller Seminole Emigration muster rolls and letters from National Archives microfilm series M234, rolls 290, 291, 806 and 807. Series M234 reproduces letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs. Rolls 806 and 807 contains correspondence relating to Seminole Emigration from 1827 to 1859. Rolls 290 and 291 contains correspondence relating to Florida Superintendence Emigration from 1828 to 1853. Many of these are very hard to read and there are no doubt mistakes in the transcriptions. More background information regarding the transcribed records below can usually be found in the letters preceding and following the record, on the microfilm.

The Seminoles were usually collected at Tampa Bay, Florida and from there taken to New Orleans, Louisiana and then to Fort Gibson, Indian Territory where they were officially recorded as having "arrived" west.


1838 Emigrants

The following 4 groups were emigrated together. This party left Pensacola, Florida on Oct. 29, 1838 and arrived at New Orleans on Nov. 2, 1838. They arrived at Little Rock, Arkansas on board the steam boat "Rodney" in November 1838.  They were conveyed to Fort Gibson on board the steam boat "North St. Louis" but the boat ran a ground near Cadron, Arkansas. This group finally arrived on January 10, 1839.   * November 28, 1838.

  • A letter from Daniel Boyd, Nov. 11, 1838.

  • A muster roll of 32 Indians belonging to Blunts Tribe
  • A muster roll of 126 Indians belonging to Walker's town.
  • A muster roll of 81 Indians belonging to Econ chatta Micco's town.
  • A muster roll of 37 Indians received from Lt. Berrian at Dog Island.

  • A muster roll of 272 Seminoles who arrived January 10, 1839. Many of the persons appear on the list of claims below.

  • A list of claims of "Appalachicola" (Seminoles) Indians for the value of their improvements abandoned.

1839 Emigrants

1841 Emigrants

1842 Emigrants

1843 Emigrants

1850? Emigrants


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