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Kansas Territory versus Joseph Cole for pulling down and carrying away a cabin on the claim of William Fletcher

Kansas Territory versus Joseph Cole for pulling down and carrying away a cabin on the claim of William Fletcher
Date: January 22, 1857
This affidavit and arrest warrant relates to the case of the Kansas Territory vs. Joseph Cole, W. C. (C. W.) Giddings, Lafayette Giddings, Samuel Reeder, and A. K. Britton. William Flecher swore in an affidavit before Associate Justice S. G. Cato that on January 19, 1857 Cole, W. C. Giddings, Lafayette Giddings, Reeder, and Britton tore down and carried away the log cabin on his land claim in Calhoun County, Kansas Territory. The men were arrested on January 23, 1857 by U. S. Marshal Israel B. Donalson.


Kansas Territory versus Joseph Conant for taking Indian property

Kansas Territory versus Joseph Conant for taking Indian property
Date: 1859
This arrest warrant and indictment, filed 1859, relate to the case of the United States vs. Joseph Conant. Conant was accused of cutting down and taking trees worth a total of five hundred dollars from Miami tribal land between February and June of 1859. He was indicted during the adjourned May term of the Third District Court of the Kansas Territory in Fort Scott. During the mid-19th century, the Miami tribal lands in Kansas were in present-day Linn and Miami counties.


United States versus Andrew Delf for settling on Miami Lands

United States versus Andrew Delf for settling on Miami Lands
Date: 1858 - 1860
These legal documents relate to the case of the United States vs. Andrew Delf. Delf was accused of settling on lands that belonged to the Miami Tribe on January 8, 1858 in the Kansas Territory. During the mid-19th century, the Miami Lands were located in Lykins (present-day Miami) and Linn counties. Delf was indicted by the Third District Court in Fort Scott, Kansas Territory during the October court term of 1858.


United States versus Clayton Baine et al. for trespass

United States versus Clayton Baine et al. for trespass
Date: crime February - April, 1858
This judicial case file contains a subpoena, arrest warrants, and an affidavit related to the charge against Clayton Baine, W. B. Oldham, John Lamar, and C. Bryant for trespass in Lykins County (now Miami County), Kansas territory between February and April of 1858. On November 23, 1858, John Ellis testified to the Second Judicial Court in Paola, Kansas territory that Baine, Oldham, Lamar, and Bryant had stolen timber from lands belonging to the Wea tribe. During the 1820s and 1830s, many Native American tribes were forcibly removed to lands west of the Mississippi River. When Kansas became a territory in 1854, the influx of settlers led to encroachment on lands promised to Native American tribes like the Wea.


United States versus Edward Daran for trespass on school lands

United States versus Edward Daran for trespass on school lands
Date: 1859 - 1860
This arrest warrant, subpoena, and indictment relate to the case of the United States vs. Edward Daran. Daran was accused of cutting down and stealing trees from United States school land in Breckinridge County (present-day Lyon County), Kansas Territory on November 1, 1859. Daran was indicted by the Second District Court of the Kansas Territory during the November term of 1859.


United States versus Eli Daniels for trespass on Indian land

United States versus Eli Daniels for trespass on Indian land
Date: 1860
These court documents relate to the case of the United States vs. Eli Daniels. Indian Agent William E. Murphy accused Daniels of stealing timber on February 20, 1859 from Potawatomi Tribal Land in Pottawatomie County, Kansas Territory. Daniels was arrested and released on bond March 15, 1860.


United States versus George Cress for taking Indian property

United States versus George Cress for taking Indian property
Date: December 1859
This bench warrant and indictment relate to the case of the United States vs. George Cress. Cress was accused of cutting town and taking trees in November and December of 1859 from the land of the Ottawa Tribe in the Kansas Territory. Cress was indicted by the Third District Court at a special term in December 1859. After the Indian Removal Act of 1830, two branches of the Ottawa tribe were relocated to 72,000 acres centered around the present-day town of Ottawa, KS.


United States versus George E. Craft for trespass on school lands

United States versus George E. Craft for trespass on school lands
Date: 1859 - 1861
These legal documents relate to the 1859 case of the United States vs. George E. Craft. Craft was accused of taking and cutting down trees from school land on October 1, 1859 in Morris County, Kansas. School lands were designated by the U. S. government to help fund public schools. Craft was indicted by the Second District Court during the November term of 1859 in Lecompton, Kansas Territory.


United States versus Henry Devillers for settling on Indian lands

United States versus Henry Devillers for settling on Indian lands
Date: November 29, 1859
This legal petition was filed against Henry DeVillers by District Attorney Alson C. Davis for the Third District Court of the Kansas Territory. The petiton accuses DeVillers of surveying lands for settlement on November 1, 1859 that belonged to the Miami Tribe in Linn County, Kansas Territory. Davis demands a judgement of one thousand dollars, citing the Nonintercourse Act passed on June 30, 1834.


United States versus James Cromley for taking Indian property

United States versus James Cromley for taking Indian property
Date: 1859 - 1860
These legal documents relate to the two cases of the United States vs. James Cromley for taking property of the Miami Tribe in the Kansas Territory. Cromley was accused of taking trees and timber on February 25, 1859 and wood products on October 1, 1859. Cromley was indicted by the Third District Court during the adjourned May term of 1859 and again during the May term of 1860. The Miami Tribal Land in the mid-19th century was located in Lykins (present-day Miami) and Linn counties.


United States versus James L. Cox for settling on Indian land

United States versus James L. Cox for settling on Indian land
Date: 1858 - 1859
These legal documents relate to the case of the United States vs. James L. Cox for settling on Miami tribal land. Cox was twice accused of settling on Miami land in Linn County, Kansas Territory on January 10, 1858 and January 1, 1859. The jury found Cox not guilty during the October court term of 1858 of the Third District Court. District Attorney Alson C. Davis filed a petition on November 26, 1859 for a judgement of one thousand dollars.


United States versus Jesse Donahue (Donahoo) for settling on Miami Land

United States versus Jesse Donahue (Donahoo) for settling on Miami Land
Date: 1860
This summons and petition relate to the case of the United States versus Jesse Donahue (Donahoo) for settling on Miami Tribal Land in Linn County, Kansas Territory on January 1 of an unknown year, likely 1860. A petition filed by Kansas Attorney General Alson C. Davis states Donahue is being sued for one thousand dollars. In the mid-19th century, the Miami Nation was relocated to a reservation in Lykins (present-day Miami) and Linn Counties in Kansas and later to Oklahoma.


United States versus Jesse Donohoo for settling on Indian land

United States versus Jesse Donohoo for settling on Indian land
Date: December 1 - 3, 1859
This summons and petition relate to the case of the United States versus Jesse Donahoo (Donaho) for settling on Miami Tribal Land in Lykins County, Kansas Territory on November 1, 1857. A petition filed by Kansas Attorney General Alson C. Davis states Donahoo is being sued for one thousand dollars. In the mid-19th century, the Miami Nation was relocated to a reservation in Lykins (present-day Miami) and Linn Counties in Kansas and later to Oklahoma.


United States versus John Copeland for trespass

United States versus John Copeland for trespass
Date: 1858 - 1859
These legal documents relate to the 1858 case of the United States vs. John Copeland. Copeland was accused of trespassing on July 1, 1858 on land owned by the United States government near present-day Edgerton, Kansas. Copeland was indicted during the 1858 October term of the First District Court.


United States versus Jonah Carson for trespass on Indian lands

United States versus Jonah Carson for trespass on Indian lands
Date: March 19, 1860 - June 22, 1860
These legal documents relate to the case of the United States v. Jonah Carson for trespass. Carson was accused of cutting down ten trees, worth a total of twenty-five dollars, on March 1, 1860 on Ottawa tribal land in the Kansas Territory. Carson was indicted by the Second District Court during the May 1860 court term. After the Indian Removal Act of 1830, two branches of the Ottawa tribe were relocated to 72,000 acres centered around the present-day town of Ottawa, Kansas.


United States versus Neil Campbell for trespass on school lands

United States versus Neil Campbell for trespass on school lands
Date: November 1859 - May 21, 1860
These legal documents relate to the case of the United States vs. Neil Campbell for trespass on school lands. Campbell was accused of cutting down and taking trees and timber on November 1, 1859 from land owned by the government to fund public schools in Breckinridge County, west of present-day Emporia in Lyon County, Kansas Territory. Campbell was indicted by the Second District Court in Lecompton during the November term of 1859.


United States versus Silas Biths for trespass on school lands

United States versus Silas Biths for trespass on school lands
Date: November 1859 - February 21, 1861
These legal documents relate to the United States vs. Silas Biths for trespass on school lands in Breckinridge (now Lyon) County, Kansas Territory on November 1, 1859. Biths was indicted by the U. S. District Court for the Kansas Territory, Second District in November of 1859 for cutting down trees and timber worth five hundred dollars from land owned by the United States government and used to fund public schools. Arrest warrants issued for Biths were returned unserved.


United States versus Thomas Black for trespass on school lands

United States versus Thomas Black for trespass on school lands
Date: November 1859 - July 13, 1860
These legal documents relate to the case of the United States vs. Bitterman (first name unknown) for selling liquor to members of the Miami tribe in November of 1859 on Miami tribal lands in the Kansas territory. The documents include three indictments for Bitterman issued by the U. S. District Court for the Kansas Territory, Third District during the November court term. In the mid-19th century, The Miami tribal lands in the Kansas Territory were located in Lykins (present day Miami) and Linn counties.


United States versus William Ackenburg (Ackenberger) for trespass on school lands

United States versus William Ackenburg (Ackenberger) for trespass on school lands
Date: crime November 1, 1859; indictment November 1859
This case file relates to to the charge against William Ackenburg (Ackenberger) for trespass on school lands in Breckinridge (now Lyon) County, Kansas Territory on November 1, 1859. Ackenburg was indicted in November of 1859 by the Second District Court in Lecompton for destroying trees and timber worth $400 on land owned by the United States government. The land was located west of what is now Emporia and was used to fund public schools. Ackenburg was arrested on May 21, 1860.


United States versus William Cromley for taking Indian property

United States versus William Cromley for taking Indian property
Date: 1859
This arrest warrant and indictment relate to the 1859 case of the United States vs. William Cromley. Cromley was accused of cutting down and stealing trees and timber on February 25, 1859 from Miami Tribal Land in the Kansas Territory. Cromley was indicted by the Third District Court during the court's adjourned May term of 1859. In the mid-19th century, the Miami Tribal Land was located in Lykins (present-day Miami) and Linn counties.


United States versus William Daran for trespass on school lands

United States versus William Daran for trespass on school lands
Date: 1859 - 1860
This arrest warrant, subpoena, and indictment relate to the case of the United States vs. William Daran. Daran was accused of cutting down and stealing trees from United States school land in Breckinridge County (present-day Lyon County), Kansas Territory on November 1, 1859. Daran was indicted by the Second District Court of the Kansas Territory during the November term of 1859.


United States versus William T. Collins for trespass on Indian country

United States versus William T. Collins for trespass on Indian country
Date: May 19, 1860
This bail bond for William T. Collins was issued on March 19, 1860 by Justice of the Peace Joseph Welsh. Collins was accused of "trespass in the Indian Country" within the Kansas Territory. The bond states Collins was a resident of Franklin County. The increase in settlers to Kansas during the territorial period led to conflict with Native American tribes, most of whom were relocated to the area by the federal government.


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