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Special Indian Agent C. L. Davis states that Heltons are Indians
Posted by: Len Griffin (ID *****3382) Date: March 19, 2009 at 16:26:23
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Southeastern National Archives
Roll A-20
C.L. Davis Letter Book
Eastern Cherokee N.C.

Page 222
Dec 27, 1910
Special Indian Agent C.L. Davis sent a letter to Larkin and Osey Helton telling them he would be at the Berkeley Hotel in Asheville if they wanted to meet with him. ""Larkin is of the Abraham Helton Line""

Page 223
Feb 21, 1911
This is a portion of the report that Special Agent C. L. Davis sent to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC. "Page 40."

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The Helton Family. Asheville, N.C.
I called some of this family before at Asheville and in my judgement they have some indian blood, probably 1/8. The history they gave me was that their father, deceased, had come from TN to NC some 35-40 years ago, probably as a fugitive from justice. He located near Asheville where he raised a large family. Always telling them he was of indian blood and a Cherokee. They gave me some indian names of fore parents in TN. During all this time the family was in no way associated with any indian tribe or indian community. An older half brother lives not far from the Qualla Boundry and was rejected by Hester. While they doubtless have indian blood they have never identified with this tribe.

/s/ C. L. Davis


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