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Charles Juzan

Male 1760 - 1840  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name Charles Juzan 
    Born ca. 1760  Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Philantropy 13 Oct 1827 
    Choctaw Academy 
    • Report of Charles Juzan, a Choctaw Chief.

      Choctaw Academy, October 13, 1827.

      Sir: I have visited this school from the southeast district of the Choctaw nation, for the purpose of seeing my own children, and the children of the nation generally, and to examine the school for the satisfaction of our nation; and having spent about twelve days here, and intending to set out for my nation in a few days, I feel it my duty to drop you a short letter upon the subject of my visit.

      I am happy to say that I am entirely satisfied with this school, and the situation of the scholars. I was present yesterday at a public examination of the scholars before the trustees; the boys acquitted themselves with credit and honor; they have made very great progress in their studies; and, I have no doubt, many eminent men will be turned out firom this school. The boys are well clothed, and well provided with -wholesome, food; they are all in fine health and spirits, and perfectly well satisfied with their situation. Their houses are large and commodious, and well calculated to make them happy and comfortable. The scholars are well-behaved, and are learning the manners of our white brethren fast; and I believe the school deserves the friendship of the Choctaw nation and the Government of the United States, and I shall be bound to give a good account of it when I return home.

      I have been a citizen of the Choctaw nation forty years, and I hare connected myself with a sister of a chief of the southeast district I remain, with great respect, your obedient servant,

      CHARLES JUZAN

      Hon. James Barbour, Secretary of War.
      [1]
    Possessions 27 Sep 1830  Noxubee County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek 
    • War Department,
      Office Indian Affairs, January 3, 1835.

      Sir: la compliance with your direction, I submit a report upon the case of Charles Juzan, presented to you by the honorable Mr. King.

      The 19th article of the treaty with the Choctaws of 27th September, 1830, gave two sections of land to Charles Juzan. The return made by Maj. Armstrong of persons entitled to reservations under this article, contains the name of Charles Juzan. The return states that he had twenty-six persons in family, two males over ten years of age, one white, and twenty slaves, with one thousand two hundred and eighty acres of land. Juzan's name is also upon the list of claims allowed under the treaty; whereon, Col. Ward entered the relinquishemnts to the United States, made by the reservees. It does not appear that Juzan had relinquished his lands; nor is there any evidence that he, at any time, signified his intention to become a citizen, and so entitled himself and his children to reservations under the 14th article.

      I an not able to state the particulars required by the committee, in regard to the number and ages of the children of Juzan. The only report of locations received from Col. Martin is dated 20th August last; it contains no locations for these children.

      I would respectfully suggest that, as the provision in the 19th article, in regard to those who omitted to take reservations, cannot properly be considered as applicable to the individuals therein named, the claim of Juzan to the two sections granted, is clear; and the admission of this would preclude the grant to him of reservations under the 14th article, unless, at the date of the treaty, he had other sections than these, on which he. had made improvements.

      I am, sir,
      Very respectfully,
      Your obedient servant,
      ELBERT HERRING.

      Hon. Lewis Cass,
      Secretary of War. [2]
    Died ca. 1840  [3
    Person ID I23470  Dickinson
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2019 

    Father Jean Pierre Gabriel Francois de Juzan,   b. 20 Mar 1736, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F2505  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S546] House Documents, (Washington), 3: Doc. 109, p. 39.

    2. [S545] Public Documents Printed by Order of the Senate, (Washington: Duff Green, 1834), 3: 53.

    3. [S547] Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society, (Oxford, Miss: 1902), H. S. Halbert, "Bernard Roman's Map of 1772", 6: 417.
      "Coosha Town had a most delightful situation. It began near the confluence of the two prongs and extended a mile or more up the prong on which it was situated. About one-fourth of a mile north of the point where these streams unite is a hill with a flat top, upon which stood in the late '20's and the early '30's the dwelling and storehouse of Charles Juzan, son of Pierre Juzan. Traces of these buildings can still be seen. Juzan died about 1840. His wife, Phoebe, was the daughter of Oklahoma, the leading man or chief of the Coosha people. He was a nephew of Pushmataha, whom he succeeded as mingo of the southeastern district, but was soon deposed on account of his dissipated habits, Nittakechi being elected mingo in his stead."