In 1851, the Siler Roll was taken and listed 1,700 Eastern Cherokees who were entitled to a per capita payment pursuant to an act of Congress in 1850. David W. Siler, special agent of the Office of Indian, was appointed to take the census of the Cherokees east of the Mississippi to determine who was eligible to participate in a per capita payment based on the 1835 treaty.
This roll, the Chapman Roll, was prepared in 1852 by Albert Chapman, and is a listing of those Cherokee who actually receiving payment based on the Siler census of the year before.
Elements of the Chapman Roll:
First Name – The first name of an enrolled individuals. In cases where only one name is given, it is listed here.
Location – the name of the town, county, and state where the individual resides.
Roll Number – Each individual’s roll number.
Family Number – This is an All Things Cherokee generated number. This helps to links the individuals of one family who were listed together.
Please enter at least three characters of the persons first or last name to search the roll.