EARLY INDIAN TRADERS

Licensed Traders to the CHEROKEE from Carolina (1750-1754)
James Adair
The Augusta Company
James Baldridg
Charles Banks
William Bates
James and Thomas Beamer
Samuel Benn
Robert Bunning
John Butler
Cornelius Daugherty
Anthony Dean
David Dowey
John Downing
John Elliott
Robert Emory
Robert Goudy
Ludowick Grant
(First name unknown) Haines
John Hatton
John Hook
Bernard Hughs
Bob and John Kelly
Anthony L'Antignac
John McCord
David McDaniel
David McDonald
William McDowel
James Mackie
William McTeer
James Maxwell
James May
Daniel Murphy
Joseph Oliver
Bryan Sallamon
Abraham Smith
Richard Smith
John Williams

Licensed Traders to the CREEKS from Carolina (1750-1754)

Ephraim Alexander
The Augusta Company
Isaac Barksdale
(first name unknown) Brown
Patrick Brown
Rae Brown and Company
Nicholas Chinery
Daniel Clark
John Coller
(first name unknown) Cossens
Samuel Elsinore John Eycott
(first name unknown) Fitz
Stephen Forrest
George Galphin
James Hewitt
George Johnston
John Kennard
John Ladson
(first name unknown) McCay
Lachland McGillvery
George McKay
Lachlan Mackintosh
Alexander McQueen
Timothy Millin
(first name unknown) Nowley
Moses Nunes
John Pettycrew
John Rae
Peter Randle
Walter Rode
Acton Rowley
William Sludders
John Spencer
Joseph Wright

Traders to the SAVANNAHS (1750-1754)

Enoch Anderson
Richard Anderson
William Anderson
John Anderson
(unknown) McKinnie

Traders to the CATAWBA'S (1750-1754)

Robert Steel
Robert Tool
Mathew Toole

Carolina Traders to the CHICKASAW (1750-1754)

John Buckles
John Campbell
Cambell and Maccartan
Jeromy Courtonne
Courtonne and Brown
John Highrider
Robert Vaughan

Carolina Traders to the CHOCTAW (1750-1754)

John Buckles
John Nellson


Interpreters of Various Indian Groups; NOT Traders (1750-1754)
Mary Bosomworth (a Creek woman married to a colonist)
Brannan
Edward Broadway
Robert Bunning
James Gaddes
James Germany
Mr. Kelloch
Joseph O'Connor
Aaron Stevens
Samuel Thomas
William Thompson
Wiggan


[Source: This list is floating around the internet on various public mailing lists and the credit citation indicates that researcher Linda Eaton was the one who originally transcribed it from "Colonial Records of South Carolina: Documents Relating to Indian Affairs 1750-1754", by William McDowell, 1958]



The following individuals are noted as Indian traders in very early Pittsburg, PA.
They were researched by Mr. Isaac Craig of Alleghany, PA, submitted to and published by
"The Pennsylvania magazine of history and biography", Volume 2
By Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1878.

Transcribed here by K.T.

All the below individuals were living in Pittsburg, near or at Fort Pitt, on July 22, 1760

John Langdale — an Indian Trader; May 20, 1760, he and Josiah Davenport, and Robert Burchan were nominated and recommended to the Governor as suitable persons for Agents at Pittsburgh, by the commissioners under an Act for Preventing Abuses in the Indian Trade. In 1765 he married Alice Coates

John Barklet; probably John Barkley, an Indian Trader as late as 1772

Philip Dayle enlisted May 4, 1756, in Capt. Joseph Shippen's Company, in Col. William Clapham's Regt.; after the capture of Fort Du Quesne, he was employed by Col. Croghan in the Indian Trade

Alex. Ewing, an Indian Trader as late as 1772

Jno. Finly—Indian Trader, licensed in 1774. Afterwards a Captain in Col. Richard Butler's Regt., and Assistant Quarter-Master in Wayne's Army.

Hugh Crawford, an Indian Trader. July 31, 1750, "Governor Hamilton laid before the Council at Philadelphia a Message from the 'Chiefs of the Four Nations of the Twightwees which was spoke to 'Mr. Hugh Crawford, Indian Trader, in one of the Twightwees 'Towns on the Owaback, where he was trading last winter, and which 'ho put down in writing." The message can be found in Pa. Col. Rec. v. 437. In 1756 he was a Lieutenant in Capt. James Patterson's Company of Col. Weiser's Battalion.

Joseph Spear, an Indian Trader as late as 1775; he then resided in Pittsburgh, near John Ormsby's House. Spear was also one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace in Westmoreland County in 1774 and 1775. He appeared prominently in the controversy between Dr. John Connolly and the Pennsylvania authorities in regard to the boundary line between Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Richard Paris. Col. John Armstrong frequently mentions Paris as a Trader. In 1757, Paris brought a number of Cherokee and Catawba Indians to aid Pennsylvania. In a letter dated Carlisle, May 5, 1757, Col. Armstrong writes the Governor: "Besides the inclination which the Cherokees have expressed to be acquainted, and occasionally join with us, I am well acquainted with Paris the Trader, who is at the head of those people, and can, I am persuaded, get him to visit and assist us with more or less of his people, except when they may be put on some expedition, or particular service from Virginia, but have not taken the liberty even of writing to that gentleman on the subject, until I have your Honor's authority for so doing."

John Graham was in the Indian trade as late as 1772


   
 


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