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    1. [LA-FREEDMEN] Trying to locate marriage records for Washington and Lucy HOOKER
    2. Iria Rilley
    3. Irene Bernard, Charity Napper Napier,Washington Hooker in states of Mississippi, Louisiana, Maryland, and Arkansas Hello, I'm searching for marriage records for Washington HOOKER and Lucy. According to the 1870 census, he was born in the 1820's in Virginia and she was born in the 1830's. The 1870 Mississippi Federal census stated that their first two children, Henry and Dennis HOOKER were born in Louisiana in the early 1860's. In the 1880 census Mr. Hooker corrected his birthplace to Maryland and listed Maryland as his birthplace throughout his life. I'm open for suggestions on other places I may try. Iria

    10/05/2018 03:37:41
    1. Re: [LA-FREEDMEN] Checkout how those Américains were quantifying ancestry ("color") after the war in
    2. Although we're grateful for the info we do have, it would appear that there is so very much more that we don't have. Louisiana fought the Freedmen's Bureau intensely, but some records were kept. Are the rest missing? Yet undiscovered? Destroyed? Would love to know. Tommie (of Natchitoches) ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul L LeBlanc" <[email protected]> To: [email protected] Sent: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 6:57:48 AM Subject: [LA-FREEDMEN] Checkout how those Américains were quantifying ancestry ("color") after the war in Thanks Christophe Checkout how those Américains were quantifying ancestry ("color") after the war in Concordia Parish. http://freedmensbureau.com/louisiana/louisian.htm The Freedmen's Bureau Online freedmensbureau.com ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    08/06/2013 01:24:27
    1. [LA-FREEDMEN] Freedmen's Bureau in Louisiana index
    2. Paul L LeBlanc
    3. "Has anyone noticed that Latin names are suspiciously absent in almost all of the records for services offered by the Freedmen's Bureau after the Civil War? - with Elizabeth Shown Mills and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall." Christophe Landry The index http://freedmensbureau.com/louisiana/index.htm Freedmen's Bureau Records - Louisiana http://freedmensbureau.com

    08/06/2013 04:09:03
    1. [LA-FREEDMEN] Checkout how those Américains were quantifying ancestry ("color") after the war in
    2. Paul L LeBlanc
    3. Thanks Christophe Checkout how those Américains were quantifying ancestry ("color") after the war in Concordia Parish. http://freedmensbureau.com/louisiana/louisian.htm The Freedmen's Bureau Online freedmensbureau.com

    08/06/2013 03:57:48
    1. Re: [LA-FREEDMEN] Provòst
    2. Try looking in the Texas census information. I accidentally stumbled upon my "lost" relatives there. Apparently lots of Louisiana folks were rushing to Texas as lots of land was opening up there around that time. ----- Original Message ----- From: "kiaprovo" <[email protected]> To: [email protected] Sent: Friday, June 28, 2013 4:44:26 AM Subject: [LA-FREEDMEN] Provòst Hello, I wanted to know if anyone is familiar with Inez, Satirena, Alvice, Alzea, Lizzie, Rena, Rosetta Provòst? They were born in Iberia and Vermilion Parish. I found information in the 1900 and 1910 Census. I could not find information in the 1920, 1930, and 1940 Census. I do not know if they got married and moved from Louisiana. Sent via the LG Nitro™ HD, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    07/01/2013 06:20:40
    1. [LA-FREEDMEN] Provòst
    2. kiaprovo
    3. Hello, I wanted to know if anyone is familiar with Inez, Satirena, Alvice, Alzea, Lizzie, Rena, Rosetta Provòst? They were born in Iberia and Vermilion Parish. I found information in the 1900 and 1910 Census. I could not find information in the 1920, 1930, and 1940 Census. I do not know if they got married and moved from Louisiana. Sent via the LG Nitro™ HD, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

    06/27/2013 10:44:26
    1. [LA-FREEDMEN] Mailing list is up for adoption...
    2. BigMomma ArkansasFamilies
    3.  Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that if any of you are interested, the following Rootsweb mailing lists are now officially up for adoption. As I really don't have the time that needs to be put into them, I am hoping a more devoted list mom or dad, will step forward. :) This is a "first come, first served" adoption, and if you request to adopt, and don't hear back from me immediately, please be patient.                                                                      Take care,                                                                         Diana                                                                       List mom AL-FREEDMEN AL-ORPHANS ALDALLAS AMERICAN-INDIAN-MISSIONS ANCHORS ANDERSONVILLE ANKER BOONE-DANIEL-KY CASHATT CONNACHER DAMATO DanvilleCrossing DanvilleQueries DAVIS-VA DOLLAR ETN-OZ FL-AfricaAmer FL-FREEDMEN FL-PAHOKEE FLCOLLIE FLHARDEE FLHERNAN FLMARTIN FLOSCEOL FLPALMBE FLUNION FRYER GA-ELBERT-CO GAWALTON HONEYMAN IA-FREEDMEN IABUTLER IACLARKE IACLAY IAFRANKL IAMONROE IATAYLOR IN-FREEDMEN IN-LAWRENCE-MTZionCemetery INBLACKF Justice-Marshall KS-FREEDMEN KSJEWELL KY-ADOPTIONS KY-AUBHISTSOC KY-FEUDS KY-FOLKLORE-GHOST-STORIES KY-FREEDMEN KY-INTERTRIBAL KY-LITTLE-SANDY KY-REGULATORS KY-SLAVES KY-STURGEON KYADAIR KYCARTER KYEDMONS KYLARUE KYLINCOL KYMORGAN-HISTORY LA-FREEDMEN LAACADIA LAASSUMP LAWEBSTE LONGLEY MARTINDALE MO-FREEDMEN MOWORTH MS-FREEDMEN MSAFRICANAMER MSCLAY MSKEMPER MSMONTGO MSRANKIN MSWINSTON NC-FREEDMEN NCCOLUMB NCSCOTS NJ-AFAM NJ-FREEDMEN NJ-ORPHANS NYFULTON OBERLIN OBERMAN OBRE OH-FREEDMEN OH-SLAVES OKCCGS ORDER-OF-ELKS ORDER-OF-THE-EASTERN-STAR PA-BUCKS-CEMETERIES PA-DEL-CEMETERIES PA-DEL-CHESTER PA-FOLKLORE PA-FREEDMEN PA-MEMORIES PA-MONTGOMERY-CEMETERIES PA-OLD-RAYSTOWN PA-PHILA-CEMETERIES PA-RIDLEY PA-ROLLCALL PA-SUSQUEHANNA PA-SW-OBITS PADATA PAMCKEESPORT ROBENHORST ROBIE ROBSON SC-DUTCHFORK SC-FREEDMEN SC-VETERANS SOOTER SOUTHERN-CHAT SOUTHERN-PLANTATIONS Southern-Trails SPARKES STAGGS STURGILL-EAST-KY TN-BLOUNT-OBITUARIES TN-FREEDMEN TUTT TX-BAPTIST TX-CATHOLIC TX-COTTON TX-EARLY-LEADERS TX-FREEDMEN TX-HISTORY TX-LUTHERAN TX-MEMORIES TX-MERCERCOL TX-METHODIST TX-OILGEN TX-REVOLUTION TX-SHARECROP TX-VETERANS TX-WOOD-CEM TX-WOODMEN TXBOSQUE TXCALDWE TXCALLAH TXCHAMBE TXCOCHRA TXCRANE TXCULBER TXDUVAL TXHARTLE TXHEMPHI TXHUNT-ARCHI VES TXHUNT -OBITS TXKENDAL TXKENEDY TXKENT TXKIMBLE TXMOORE VA-AfricanAmer VA-CHURCH-HILL VA-FREEDMEN VA-ROLLCALL VAAMELIA VACHARLE VACNORFO VADINWID VAGREENE VAISLEOF VALDRES VANANSEM VANOTTOW VANVOORHEES VAPOWHAT VAPRINCEG; WV-FREEDMEN WV-MetroValley WVPRESTO WVSUMMER

    01/19/2012 12:20:45
    1. [LA-FREEDMEN] "GF" = Griff/ used to describe "color" in slave schedule
    2. freedbyluvv
    3. http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=View&r=an&dbid=8055&iid=LAM432_243-0256      Greetings list, while doing slave research in 1850's De Soto Louisiana, I came across "GF" as a term to describe some of the enslaved people. Not "B" for Black, or "M" for mulatto, but "GF". See link above, John Jordan, 2nd coloumn, and his neighbor designated a few people as "GF"s. Upon further research, I learned this term was used in the 1800's to describe a person's color as the following:    "The designation gf appears in the original census and is the symbol for the word griff.  This is a word used in early Louisiana to identify the "offspring of a negro (sic) and a mulatto."  If a person was too light to be a Negro and too dark to be a mulatto, they were considered a griff.  Paul Drake, J. D., A Dictionary of Historical Terms for Genealogists (Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, Maryland, 1994) p. 107. http://www.us-census.org/pub-ftp/xla/desoto/1850/slave.txt      So I'm passing this information on in case anyone else comes across this abbreviation in their research.   ---April.

    07/10/2011 11:29:39
    1. [LA-FREEDMEN] Researching slave ancestry
    2. Lisa Grimes
    3. Good morning to all, I am new to the list, and wondering if anyone would have informaiton, in regard to the slaves once owned by: Nathaniel MOSS (d. 1824) of Lafayette and St. Martin Parishes Levi CAMPBELL (d. 1817) of Lafayette and Vermilion Parishes. As of 1820, St. Martin Parish Census, Nathaniel MOSS was listed with 19 slaves...but no specifics. Upon his death, it is believed that his slaves were re-located with his children, or sold. At this time I do not have Census records for Levi CAMPBELL, but he also owned several slaves, and it is my understanding that some slaves were re-located within Levi's family, or sold. My reason for joining this list, and posting, is because I happen to be a direct descendant of both of these men, and I also happen to have cousins of mixed ancestry who are looking to find "something" in the way of a list of slaves...as well as some information about them. Any assistance on this matter will be greatly appreciated, Lisa Grimes ---------- Descendant of: Nathaniel MOSS m. Joanna JOHNSON _ \ Joseph MOSS m. Marie Clarice "Clara" THIBODEAUX _ _ \ Alexander MOSS m. Martha Orr RICE --and-- Levi CAMPBELL m. Sarah WATKINS _ \ Martha "Patsy" CAMPBELL m. Samuel Russell RICE _ _ \ Martha Orr RICE m. Alexander MOSS

    06/03/2010 04:37:45
    1. Re: [LA-FREEDMEN] Index to Campbell's Abstract of Creek Indians and Freedman Census
    2. Judy White
    3. The publication of the Tribal Rolls, in 1907, gave the roll number, name of the allottee, age, sex and blood, and operated to a large extent to inform the public, but this information was not sufficient, in fact, it aided only those who, by reason of their familiarity with the workings and records of the Indian Offices, knew how to secure additional information. I emphasize the words "those who knew how" for this reason: only those who had a working familiarity with the procedure and the records of the Dawes Commission, later the office of the Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes, and now the office of the Superintendent of the Five Civilized Tribes, knew what to ask for to advise themselves. An investor from Iowa, Illinois or New York knows nothing of these records. He is shown the roll book, published by the Interior Department, and he takes the information there given as a verity. It did not occur to him to make further investigation, in the office of the Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes. If he did think of making further investigation he was given a copy of the census card of the particular allottee in which he was interested. He was told that this was the family card, he was not told that a member of that same family might be found on 1, 2, 5, 10 or 15 other cards, as the case might be. In fact, no one knew of this in each particular instance. Those familiar with the records knew that members of the same family might appear on different cards, but what cards no one knew. The publication Tribal Rolls in 1907, gave roll number, name, age, sex and blood. It did not tell us any family connection. John Q. Public wanting to use these rolls did not have a clue how to research. When asking for a census card of a family member, he was told this is the family card, he was not told that that same family might be found on 1, 2, 5, 10 or 15 other cards. Those familiar with the records knew that members of the same family might appear on different cards, but what cards no one knew. AccessGenealogy has put on line the Index of Campbell's Abstract of Creek Indian Census Cards and Creek Freedman Census Cards. Indian Census http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/creek/ Freedman Census http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/freedman/ I can not emphasize enough, please read the Key to Index and Explanatory of the Abstract, these will improve the quality of your search. Here is an example of how these records can help you in your search. Listed below are the records for Cox Indians: On the web page they are listed in alphabetical order, I sorted these to show you the connections. Cox, Annie, 2523. Cox, Louis, 2523. Cox, Maggie, 2523, NB269, NB270, M237. Cox. Nancy, 2523, 3522, NB444. Cox, Burrel, 230. Cox, Isparheeher, 230. Cox, Lydia, 230. Cox, Wm. McKinley, 230. Cox, Cheparnie, 2774. Cox, Culla, 2774. Cox, Kullar, 2774. Cox, Sarah, 2774. Cox, Cooty, 841. Cox, Daniel, 841. Cox, John, 841, 3522. Cox, Lewis, 841. Cox, D. C., 1849. Cox, Jennie, 3633. Cox, Lucy, 1849, 1850. Cox, Lucile, 3522. How to make this work for you. On the index page of the Abstract, there is a search http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/creek/ Get out a paper and pen, do a search for a family member, Indian or Freedman. Write down that number and any other number that person might have. Other family members listed with the same number may also have additional numbers. Now do a search using the link above, just putting in the number. In the pages that come up, you will have to do a search of each one for the number, use the find feature of your browser. Next take one of your numbers and go here http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/finalroll.php put in your ancestors name and Creek tribe. This should produce additional information on your ancestor. If you are taken to a new page with a Search for Dawes Cards, all the better, this usually means that Footnote has scanned this packet and put it online. There is a charge to view and copy these records but it is far below the cost from the National Archives, and you will also have the copies today!! You are welcome to pass this on to friends, family and other lists. Thanks Judy

    07/28/2008 04:15:02
    1. [LA-FREEDMEN] Concordia Parish "colored" marriage certificates, 1861-69
    2. freedbyluvv
    3. http://www.freedmensbureau.com/louisiana/louisian.htm website states this county's transcription is incomplete. So check back often, they may have periodic update? ---April. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com

    01/09/2007 05:44:03
    1. Gwendolyn Midlo Hall's CD
    2. First, I'd like to thank April White for the address of Prof. Hall, and the info on more updated materials. Those e-mails were received with gratitude. However, it seems that April sat and stewed over my response to her first e-mail which alerted this list to Dr. Midlo's CD. It was a quick, simple, two-sentence response I made to her after I went on Amazon.com to find and purchase the CD. I found that the CD was six years old and a number of purchasers had written that they had difficulty accessing the information without special softwear. Those who were able to access the information found it very helpful--as I was sure it would be to me, a deeply-rooted Louisianian. My response to April, upon this discovery was: "This material is six years old! Do you have anything more up to date?" Now, to my way of thinking, that was a simple, straightforward response with no more behind it than to let her know that the info had been around a while, and a request for more up-to-date information if she had any. In retrospect, I can see that I should have first thanked April for her efforts on our behalf, then informed her of the results of my search on Amazon. But in a series of e-mails to me she got angrier and angrier, to the point of all capital letters and exclamation marks raking me over the coals for what she perceived as ingratitude and insensitivity, finally stating that she would no longer accept any e-mails from me. No doubt she feard that I would respond to her with similar emotionally charged letters. I am, therefore, writing to the list to which she sent the first notice of the CD to let her know that I have no intention of responding to her at her e-mail address and making her blood pressure rise any higher. Peace, April. Continue to help your fellow searchers, and please, please don't be so thin-skinned. I am dumbfounded to find that you could read so much into such a brief message. Also, it wasn't fair of you to leave out my second sentence/question when you wrote "aplogizing" to the list members.

    05/16/2006 07:37:51
    1. I'm no longer a member, no responses read
    2. April White
    3. I was only trying to help total strangers, I am no longer a list member, so any responses WILL NOT BE SEEN OR READ. --------------------------------- Yahoo! Messenger with Voice. Make PC-to-Phone Calls to the US (and 30+ countries) for 2¢/min or less.

    05/16/2006 03:36:15
    1. My deepest apologies to the list
    2. April White
    3. [email protected] This information is six years old! The above list member wrote me and told me the article about the CD-ROM published by Loisiana State University I sent to this list to try and help others break through the slave records written in other languages was basically too old to be of any value to anyone. If others feel the same way, so sorry. But for the 13 members who gained a GREAT deal of value from it, you are so very welcome. YOU are who I was trying to help. One of you even got the disc, and took your family back another 90 years using it, CONGRATULATIONS! That's what I call success!!! Good for you, and keep up the good work. Let's quit tearing each other down with negativity. I have found 100 year old books/files/biographies/compiled genealogies from all over and was SO VERY GRATEFUL for the kind soul who shared it so freely to help others. April S. White-Broughton, --------------------------------- Talk is cheap. Use Yahoo! Messenger to make PC-to-Phone calls. Great rates starting at 1&cent;/min.

    05/15/2006 04:25:59
    1. CD-ROM translates thousands of slave records to English
    2. April White
    3. http://partners.nytimes.com/library/national/073000la-slaves.html?Partne --------------------------------- Love cheap thrills? Enjoy PC-to-Phone calls to 30+ countries for just 2¢/min with Yahoo! Messenger with Voice.

    05/14/2006 10:28:12
    1. Resources for Researching Free African American Ancestors
    2. Hi Everyone, It's Toni Carrier from Africana Heritage www.africanaheritage.com I wanted to let you know about our new feature edition on researching free African American ancestors. This special edition features the superb work of Guest Editor Aaron Day, who specializes in genealogy of free African Americans. Here are links to the articles in the feature edition: The Search for Free African American Ancestors http://www.africanaheritage.com/Free_African_Americans.asp Free African Americans - (pre 1865) http://www.africanaheritage.com/Free_AA_Genealogy.asp Records of Free African Americans in Our Database http://www.africanaheritage.com/Africana_Heritage_Free_AA.asp Archaeology Sheds Light on Lives of Freedpersons http://www.africanaheritage.com/freedpersons.asp We hope that you enjoy these articles and find them helpful to your research. The USF Africana Heritage Project is, and always will be, 100% free and not for profit. We are here to serve the research community. Best! Toni

    12/24/2005 10:03:14
    1. Freedmen Project--MILLER APP.# 3932 Frank Keys, Brown, Page, Dotson, Warner, Ros
    2. Freedmen Project--MILLER APP.# 3932 Frank Keys, Brown, Page, Dotson, Warner, Ross, Rowe, Chuculate, PLEASE NOTE ALL RESPONSES TO QUESTION ARE IN CAPS. Below are the questions asked on the Miller Applications I have sent you info on in the Freedmen Project work. I hope to get at least one a week submitted. For those of you who cannot afford these NARA applications, I would advise that after you confirm it is your line, that you send for the packet, for source proof. Remember geneology is nothing without documentation. Page 1) Application #--3932 Action Taken--REJECT Name of applicant--FRANK KEYS No. of children--2 Residence--REDLAND,OKLA. Reason---APPLICANT IS ENROLLED BY THE DAWES COMMISSION AS A CHEROKEE FREEDMEN # 3133. ANCESTERS DO NOT APPEAR ON ROLLS. FATHER WAS A SLAVE. MISC.TEST.P.3022 Add.page remarks;-- # 3932 OKLA FRANK KEYS SALLISAW 22770-1 CANNOT FIND ANY ANCESTORS ON THE ROLLS REDLAND/ FIELD OKLA. Page 2) SPECIAL COMMISSIONER of the COURT of CLAIMS,601 Ouray Building, Washington D.C. Sir,I hereby make application for such share as may be due me of the fund appropriated by the ACT of CONGRESS, appoved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decrees of the COURT of CLAIMS of May 18,1905, and May28, 1906, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees. The evidence of identity is herewith subjoined. Question # 1)State full name: English name--FRANK KEYS Indian name--CHU-STOO #2)Residence--SEQUOYAH DIST. CHEROKEE NATION #3Town and Post Office--ROLAND #4)County--NORTHERN DISTRICT #5)State--INDIAN TERRITORY #6)Date and place of birth?--AGE 44, 14 MILE CREEK TAH-LE-QUAH DIST. #7)By what right do you claim to share? If you claim through more then one relative living in 1851,set forth each seperately:-- ON MY MOTHER JUNER BROWN ON MY GRANDMOTHER RACHEL BROWN, ON MY BROTHER GEORGE. SIE ON MY SISTERS RACHEL AND JUNER, OR SUCH OF THEM AS ARE FOUND TO BE EMIGRANT CHEROKEES. . #8)Are you married?--YES #9)Name and age of wife or husband---LEUVENA KEYS, AGE 24 #10)Give names of your father and mother, and your mothers maiden name before marriage. Father- english name---ELI KEYS Indian name--UNKNOWN Mother- english name--JUNER BROWN Indian name---UNKNOWN Maiden name--JUNER PAGE #11)Where were they born? Father--ALSO UNKNOWN Mother--ALSO UNKNOWN #12)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at this time? Father--ALSO UNKNOWN Mother--I AM INFORMED IN TAH-LE-QUAH DIST.CHER NAT. #13)Date of death of your father and mother: Father--ABOUT 1870 Mother--ABOUT 1880 Page 3) #14)Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits? If so, state when and were.--MOTHER WAS IN 1851 & 1875 #15)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible. Name--ABBIE sis Born--BEFORE THE WAR Died--LIVING Name--RACHEL sis Born--UNKNOWN Died--UNKNOWN Name--JUNER sis Born--UNKNOWN Died--UNKNOWN Name--GEORGE bro Born--UNKNOWN Died--UNKNOWN Name--SIE Born--UNKNOWN Died--UNKNOWN Name--PERRY Born--NEXT TO ABBIE Died--LIVING #16)State English name and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible. Fathers side:-- TOM PAGE LUCINDA PAGE Mothers side:-- GRANDMOTHER WAS RACHEL BROWN GRANDFATHER UNKNOWN #17)Where were they born? OLD CHEROKEE NATION EAST AS FAR AS I KNOW #18)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?-- JUNER, MOTHER IN THE TAH LE QUAH-- CHER NAT. #19)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: English Name:--ABBIE Indian Name:-- Residence:-- English Name:--RACHEL Indian Name:-- Residence:-- English Name:--JUNER Indian Name:-- Residence:-- English Name:--GEORGE Indian Name:-- Residence:-- English Name:--SIE Indian Name:-- Residence:-- English Name:--PERRY Indian Name:-- Residence:-- #20)Have you ever been enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits?--1875, 1880, 1883, 1886, 1894,& 1900 DAWES ROLL Page 4) #21)To assist in identification, claiment should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their parents and grandparents back to 1835,---- Remarks- Section) Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in providing his claim.-- Note: Answers should be brief but explicit;"yes", "no". "unknown". etc.,may be used in casers where applicable. Read the questions carefully. ------------------------------------ Legal- Section ) I solemnly swear that the forgoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Signature---FRANK HIS X MARK KEYS Witnesses: PINK TAYLOR READUS MOORE Subscribed and sworn to before me this 29TH day,of OCT,1906. Notary Public- signature; READUS MOORE My commission expires:APRIL 22ND, 1908 Affidavit) (The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses, who are well acquainted with the applicant.) Personally appeared before me JACK FOREMAN and ISAAC CROSSLIN, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with FRANK KEYS who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 30 years and 30 years, respectively, and know HIM to be the identical person HE represents- HIMSELF to be, and that the statements made by HIM are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in HIS claim. Witnesses to mark--J H GIBSON EDMOND STAMP Signatures of witnesses--JACK HIS X MARK FOREMAN ISAAC HIS X MARK CROSSLIN Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this 29TH day ofOCT,1906. Notary signature---READUS MOORE Notary commission expires---APRIL 22, 1908 NOTE: Affidavits should be made, whenever practicable, before a notary public,or clerk of the court, if sworn to before an Indian agent or disbursing agent of the Indian service, it need not be before a notary, etc. .----------------- MY PERSONAL NOTE: Pages after that include letters written to the BIA about their claim. Some have additional papers, others do not. ADDITIONAL PAPERS WITH THIS APPLICATION ARE; --------------------------------------------- SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHILDREN Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims, 601 Ouray Building, Washington D.C. Sir, I hereby make application for such share as may be due my minor children of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress appoved June 30,1906, in accordance with the decree of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905, and May 28, 1906 in favor of the Eastern Cherokees, and I ask that this be made part of my original application No.3932 1) State your full name:--FRANK KEYS 2) Residence and Post Office:--REDLAND, CHEROKEE NATION INDIAN TERRY. 3) County:--CHEROKEE NATION 4) State:--INDIAN TERRITORY 5) Date and place of birth:--MARCH 26-1861, FORT GIBSON I.T. 6) Are you married?--YES 7) Name and age of wife or huband:--LUVENIA KEYS 8) To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong?--CHEROKEE 9) Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906: Name--CLARENCE KEYS Age--4 YRS. Born--OCT. 23-1902 Name--WATIE KEYS Age--2 YRS. Born--OCT.23-1905 10) Were you ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where, and with what tribe of Indians:---NONE REMARKS-- (Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in providing his claim.)------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Signature--FRANK HIS X MARK KEYS Witness:-- J H PLANK GIDEON CREWS Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18TH day of MAY, 1907. Notary Signature--M G SLAUGHTER My Commission expires--MARCH, 1909. -------------------------------------------------------------- 2ND Letter Attached; Witness in Re; App. No. 22770-3932 Susie Dotson Frank Keys,-- being duly sworn, deposes and says: MY NAME IS FRANK KEYS. MY AGE IS 40 SOME YEARS.I LIVE IN SEQUOYAH COUNTY. WAS BORN ON 14 MILE CREEK. SUSIE DOTSON IS MY DAUGHTER. SHE GETS HER INDIAN BLOOD FROM ME.SHE WAS ENROLLED BY THE DAWES COMMISSION AS CHEROKEE FREEDMEN NO. 3134. I WAS ENROLLED BY THE DAWES COMMISSION AS CHEROKEE FREEDMEN. I WAS NEVER A SLAVE THAT I KNOW OF. I GOT THE STRIP MONEY. I GET MY BLOOD FROM MY MOTHER. I SUPPOSE MY FATHER WAS A SLAVE. MY MOTHER WAS A CHEROKEE WOMAN. MY MOTHER WAS PART COLORED TOO BUT HAD SOME INDIAN BLOOD. SHE WAS NEVER A SLAVE I HAVE BEEN TOLD.HER NAME WAS JULIA WARNER; SHE MARRIED WESLEY WARNER AFTER I WAS BORN. SHE DIED WHEN I WAS QUITE SMALL. SHE ONLY HAD 2 CHILDREN, AND COULD NOT HAVE BEEN VERY OLD. JUDGE KEYS TOLD ME THAT MY MOTHER, JULIA WAS ENROLLED IN 1851. I DON'T KNOW WHAT NAME SHE WENT BY IN 1851. I THINK HER NAME MAY HAVE BEEN ROSS, AS HER BROTHER AND UNCLE WERE NAMED ROSS. SHE WAS ALSO KNOWN BY THE NAME JULIA. PERRY ROSS IS MY UNCLE.ABBIE ROSS WAS MY MOTHERS SISTER. MY MOTHER GOT HER BLOOD FROM HER MOTHER, I THINK HER NAME WAS RACHEL BROWN AS MR. JIM KEYS KNEW HER NAME. I WAS MISTAKEN ABOUT MY MOTHERS MAIDEN NAME AS I NOW REMEMBER THAT IT WAS JULIA BROWN,AND BEFORE SHE WAS EVER MARRIED JUNIA PAGE. HAYWARD ROWE WAS MY MOTHERS OTHER SON.ABE KEYS IS MY HALF BROTHER. NOT THE SAME MOTHER. LUCINDA PAGE WAS MY GRANDMOTHER, AND TOM PAGE WAS MY GRANDFATHER, ON MY MOTHERS SIDE. ABBIE AND PERRY ROSS OR PERRY PAGE.I DON'T KNOW ANY FURTHER BACK. I DON'T KNOW WHETHER ANY OF THESE PEOPLE WERE SLAVES OR NOT. THEY NEVER ASSOCIATED WITH ANY OTHER TRIBE. Signature; FRANK X KEYS Subscribed and sworn to before me at Sallisaw, Oklahoma, this 18th day of September, 1908. Signed---A.S.Mamie Ass't to Special Commission of the Court of Claims. 3022 --------------------------------------------------------------- (Handwritten Note on same letter) 3932 1907 REDLAND IT DEAR SIR, I RECIEVED YOUR CARD AND I WAS GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU. I HAVE NO OTHER BESSEM ON HAND NOW AND SO I WILL CLOSE. FRANK KEYS AFFAIRS WASHINGTON DC ------------------------------------------------------------------ 3RD LETTER ATTACHED: COSB. Appl.#3927 SPECIAL COMMISSIONER OF THE COURT OF CLAIMS, EASTERN CHEROKEE ENROLLMENT 601 OURAY BUILDING, WASHINGTON, D.C. December 24, 1907 Ellis Chucalate Sallisaw Okla. Sir: Relative to your application for participation in the fund arising from the judgement of the Court of Claims in favor of the Eastern Cherokees, please state the names as carefully as possible under which you think you, your parents and grandparents were enrolled, as the names as given in your application do not appear upon the rolls of 1851. Very Respectfully, Guion Miller Special Commissioner. (Written in handwriting under this letter is as follows) HON GUION MILLER I THINK I MUST HAVE BEEN ENROLLED AS A-NA-LIE-SHI, CHUCKATES, OR CHUCULATE. AND PERHAPS, ONLY AR-NA-LEE-OKI OR ELLIS CHUCULATE. THE ... NAME MIGHT HAVE BEEN LET OFF. MY FATHERS NAME IS MOSES CHUCKULATE. MY MOTHERS NAME WAS AV-YU-KA. HER NAME AND THAT OF MY FATHER SHOULD APPEAR ON THE Page 2 1851 ROLL. AS THEY BOTH DREW IN THE PAYMENT OF 1851-1852. MY FATHERS FATHER WAS BENJAMIN CHUCKULATE. MY MOTHERS MOTHER WAS NAMED EIGLEQUAH, SHE WAS LIVING IN 1851 AND DREW MONEY. VERY RESPECTFULLY ELLIS CHUCULATE OR AR-NA-LEE-OKI TO HON GUION MILLER SPECIAL CLSAIMS WASHINGTON DC JAN 16/08 Letter stamped by: Court of Claims Eastern Cherokees Rec. Jan 20, 1908 No. ----------------------------------------------------------------- 4TH LETTER ATTACHED: COSB. Appl.#3932 SPECIAL COMMISSIONER OF THE COURT OF CLAIMS, EASTERN CHEROKEE ENROLLMENT 601 OURAY BUILDING, WASHINGTON, D.C. December 24, 1907 Frank Keys, Redland,Okla. Sir: Relative to your application for participation in the fund arising from the judgement of the Court of Claims in favor of the Eastern Cherokees, please state the names as carefully as possible under which you think you, your parents and grandparents were enrolled, as the names as given in your application do not appear upon the rolls of 1851. Very Respectfully, Guion Miller Special Commissioner. (Written as follows) I AM PAGE GRANFATH IM SENDY PAGE GRANPIT JUNER MY MOTHER CHB/ALS ------------------------------------------------------------- Letter # 5 Attached to application # 3932 General Claim Agency, John L.Springston Vian, Oklahoma Vian, Okla. July 24th,1909 The Honerable Clerk of the Court, Sir, On the emigrant roll reported for the appoval of the Court, I fail to find the name of one of my clients for whom I made claim for for emigrant shares---Frank Keys, of Redland Okla--application made Oct 26th,1906---formally--- Can and will the Court give me the status of the case as it now appears before the Court, supposedly for rejection, as I have no information in the case since filing same --- The case as presented to me appeared as valid for shares--as the applicant satisfied me that he was a blood descendent of one of the emigrant Cherokee Indian Class-- if his ancestors were found to be of the old settler or Western Cherokee Class, or he failed to connect with those on whom he based his claim, please advise me --& oblidge, Respectfully, John L. Springston Bright Star Freedmen Project August, 2005

    08/21/2005 03:36:03
    1. Freedmen-Project-MILLER APP.# 23790 Andrew Lynch, Clark, Martin, Kelly, Whitmere
    2. MILLER APP.# 23790 Andrew Lynch, Clark, Martin, Kelly, Whitmere, Battles, Smith,Downing Hi Everyone, PLEASE NOTE ALL RESPONSES TO QUESTION ARE IN CAPS. Below are the questions asked on the Miller Applications I have sent you info on in the Freedmen Project work. I hope to get at least two a week submitted. For those of you who cannot afford these NARA applications, I would advise that after you confirm it is your line, that you send for the packet, for source proof. Remember geneology is nothing without documentation. Page 1) Application # 23790 Action --ADMIT Name of applicant--ANDREW LYNCH No. of children--2 Residence--BLUEJACKET,OK Reason-----NEPHEW OF # 879. MOTHER OF CLAIMANT ENROLLED IN 1851 BY DRENNEN,DIS.33. Handwritten Note: 23790 VINITA OKLA #879 SIR IN RELATION TO YOUR LETTER AS A EASTERN CHEROKEE I WAS ENROLLED BY THE DAWES COMMISSION MY ROLL NUMBER IS 84.28 AS A FREEMAN BUT JI ALL WASS ENROLLED AS A CHEROKEE AND MY WIFE THE SAME MARY DOWNING THE ..... OF C N E DOWNING A CHEROKEE BY BIRTH MY MOTHER CENDY LYNCH A CHEROKEE BY BIRTH YOURS RESPEATFULLY ANDREW LYNCH SR Page 2) SPECIAL COMMISSIONER of the COURT of CLAIMS,601 Ouray Building, Washington D.C. Sir,I hereby make application for such share as may be due me of the fund appropriated by the ACT of CONGRESS, appoved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decrees of the COURT of CLAIMS of May 18,1905, and May28, 1906, in favor of the eastern Cherokees. The evidence of identity is herewith subjoined.Note: Answers to all questions should be short, but complete. If you can not answer, so state. Question # 1) State full name:English name---ANDREW LYNCH Indian name- #2)Residence and Post Office---BLUEJACKET #3)County---CHEROKEE NATION #4)State---IND.TER #5)How old are you?---30YR Born:1877 #6)Where were you born?---CHEROKEE NATION #7)Are you married?---I AM A WIDOWER #8)Name and age of wife or husband--- #9)To what tribe of Indians do he or she belong?--- #10)Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1906, giving their ages. Name:--JOSEPHINE LYNCH Age:--9 Born:--1898 Name:--ROOSEVELT LYNCH Age:--4 Born:--1903 #11)Give names of your father and mother, and your mothers maiden name before marriage. Father- english name---ALLEN LYNCH Indian name- Mother- english name---CYNTHIA LYNCH Indian name- Maiden name---CYNTHIA CLARK #12)Where were they born? Father---CHEROKEE NATION WEST Mother---CHEROKEE NATION WEST Page #3 #13)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at this time? Father---SALINE DISTRICT,CHEROKEE NATION Mother---SALINE DISTRICT,CHEROKEE NATION #14)Date of death of your father and mother: Father---LIVING Mother---LIVING #15)Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits? If so, state when and were. Answer--MOTHER ON ALL ROLLS MADE BY THE CHEROKEE SINCE HER BIRTH, CHEROKEE TRIBE #16)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible. Name:---FLORENCE MARTIN Residence--BLUEJACKET IT Born---1868 Died--- Name:---EDWARD B. LYNCH Residence--VINITA IT Born---1871 Died--- Name:---BERT LYNCH Residence--BLUEJACKET IT Born---1874 Died-- Name:---MARY KELLY Residence--KETCHUM IT Born---1879 Died--- Name:---EARL LYNCH Residence--VINITA IT Born---1881 Died--- Name:---RUTH WHITIMERE Residence-- Born---1883 Died---KETCHUM IT Name:---EMINA O. LYNCH Residence-- Born---1891 Died---KETCHUM IT #17)State English name and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible. Fathers side: Mothers side: JOHN CLARK MARY CLARK #18)Where were they born? --CHEROKEE NATION EAST #19)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?--SALINE DISTRICT, CHEROKEE NATION WEST #20)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: Name:--EMILY BATTLES Residence:--VINITA IT Name:--CYNTHIA LYNCH Residence:--KETCHUM IT Name:--RUTH LYNCH Residence:--VINITA IT Name:--WILLIAM A. SMITH Residence:--CLEIRA IT Page 4 #21)Have you ever been enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits? If so, state when and were,and with what tribe of Indians. ON ALL ROLLS MADE BY THE CHEROKEES SINCE MY BIRTH, CHEROKEE TRIBE #22)To assist in identification, claiment should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their parents and grandparents back to 1835. Answer-- Remarks- Section) Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in providing his claim. Answer-- Legal- Section ) I solemnly swear that the forgoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Signature--ANDREW LYNCH Subscribed and sworn to before me this 31 day, of MAY, 1907. Notary Public- signature--JASPER S MARTIN My Commission expires:-- SEPT 15, 1907 Affidavit) (The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses, who are well acquainted with the applicant.) Personally appeared before me CALVIN GREGORY and JAMES MARTIN, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with ANDREW LYNCH who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known for 10 years and 20 years, respectively, and know HIM to be the identical person HE represents HIMSELF to be, and that the statements made by HIM are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in claim. Witnesses to mark--CALVIN GREGORY Signatures of witnesses--JAMES MARTIN Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this 31 day of MAY, 1907 Notary signature--JASPER S. MARTIN Notary commission expires--SEPT 15, 1907 NOTE: Affidavits should be made, whenever practicable, before a notary public,or clerk of the court, if sworn to before an Indian agent or disbursing agent of the Indian service, it need not be before a notary, etc.-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bright Star Freedmen Project August 2005

    08/12/2005 05:02:24
    1. FreedmenProject APP.# 7641 Amanda Deckman, Downing, Lynch, Morgan, Walton,
    2. Freedmen Project--MILLER APP.# 7641 Amanda Deckman, Downing, Lynch, Morgan, Walton,RattlingGourd PLEASE NOTE ALL RESPONSES TO QUESTION ARE IN CAPS. Below are the questions asked on the Miller Applications I have sent you info on in the Freedmen Project work. I hope to get at least one a week submitted. For those of you who cannot afford these NARA applications, I would advise that after you confirm it is your line, that you send for the packet, for source proof. Remember geneology is nothing without documentation. Page 1) Application #--7641 Action Taken--ADMITTED Name of applicant--AMANDA DECKMAN No. of children--3 Residence--KETCHUM,OKLA. Reason---APPLICANT'S FATHER AND PATERNAL GRAND-PARENTS ENROLLED AT SAL.# 381 Page 2) SPECIAL COMMISSIONER of the COURT of CLAIMS,601 Ouray Building, Washington D.C. Sir,I hereby make application for such share as may be due me of the fund appropriated by the ACT of CONGRESS, appoved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decrees of the COURT of CLAIMS of May 18,1905, and May28, 1906, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees. The evidence of identity is herewith subjoined. Question # 1)State full name: English name-AMANDA DECKMAN Indian name--NONE #2)Residence--KETCHUM #3Town and Post Office--KETCHUM #4)County--CHEROKEE NATION #5)State--INDIAN TERRITORY #6)Date and place of birth?--FEB 1ST 1877 IN CHEROKEE N. #7)By what right do you claim to share? If you claim through more then one relative living in 1851,set forth each seperately: WILLIAM E. DOWNING FATHER JOHNSON DOWNING GRANDFATHER JENNIE DOWNING GRANDMOTHER #8)Are you married?--YES #9)Name and age of wife or husband----JOHN DECKMAN 45 YEARS OLD #10)Give names of your father and mother, and your mothers maiden name before marriage. Father- english name---WILLIAM E DOWNING Indian name-- Mother- english name--LOUTISHIA DOWNING Indian name--- Maiden name--LOUTISHIA RATTLINGGOURD #11)Where were they born? Father--IN OLD EASTERN RESERVATION Mother--CHEROKEE NATION #12)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at this time? Father--IN THE EAST Mother--IN THE CHEROKEE NATION #13)Date of death of your father and mother: Father--APRIL 7TH 1902 Mother--SEPT.10TH 1900 Page 3) #14)Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits? If so, state when and were.--FATHER ON ALL CHEROKEE ROLLS SINCE AND INCLUDING THE ROLL OF 1851 #15)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible. (1)Name--MARY JANE LYNCH Born--DEC 1ST 1870 Died--MAR 17TH 1906 (2)Name--THOMAS L DOWNING Born--MAY 14TH 1879 Died--NOV 27TH 1905 (3)Name--LOUSIA DOWNING Born--MARCH 6TH 1892 Died--FEB 13TH 1902 (9)Name--CORA DOWNING Born--MARCH 19TH 1894 Died-- (4)Name--AMANDA DECKMAN Born--FEB 1ST 1877 Died-- (8)Name--JOWEE DOWNING Born--MAR 28TH 1890 Died-- (5)Name--SOUSIE ANNA MORGAN Born--SEPT 1ST 1881 Died-- (10)Name--ASA DOWNING Born--APRIL 18TH 1897 Died-- (6)Name--JUDIE WALTON Born--FEB 6TH 1884 Died-- (7)Name--JOHNSON L DOWNING Born--NOV 26TH 1886 Died-- #16)State English name and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible. Fathers side:--JOHNSON DOWNING JENNIE DOWNING Mothers side:--LUNA RATTLINGGOURD UNKNOWN #17)Where were they born?--UNKNOWN #18)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?--THE DOWNINGS IN THE EAST THE OTHERS UNKNOWN #19)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: English Name:--DAN DOWNING Indian Name:-- Residence:--VINITA English Name:--JESSIE DOWNING Indian Name:-- Residence:--VINITA English Name:--JAMES DOWNING Indian Name:-- Residence:--VINITA English Name:--WILLIAM E DOWNING Indian Name:-- Residence:--KETCHUM #20)Have you ever been enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits?--IN THE CHEROKEE NATION ON THE 1880 ROLL AND ANOTHER ROLL SINCE THAT DATE Page 4) #21)To assist in identification, claiment should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their parents and grandparents back to 1835,---- Remarks- Section) Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in providing his claim.--WE HAVE NO FAMILY RECORD OF OUR ANCESTRY IS WHY I AM UNABLE TO GIVE SUCH INFORMATION ------------------------------------ Legal- Section ) I solemnly swear that the forgoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Signature---AMANDA HER X MARK DECKMAN Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18TH day,of DEC,1906 . Notary Public- signature--JEFF D. SEXTON My commission expires:NOV.17TH, 1910 Affidavit) (The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses, who are well acquainted with the applicant.) Personally appeared before me JAMES WALTON and JUDIE WALTON,who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with AMANDA DECKMAN who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known for 15 years and 22 years, respectively, and know HER to be the identical person SHE represents- HERSELF to be, and that the statements made by HER are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in HER claim. Witnesses to mark-- Signatures of witnesses--JAMES WALTON JUDIE WALTON Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this 18TH day of DEC,1906. Notary signature---JEFF D. SEXTON Notary commission expires---NOV 17TH, 1910 NOTE: Affidavits should be made, whenever practicable, before a notary public,or clerk of the court, if sworn to before an Indian agent or disbursing agent of the Indian service, it need not be before a notary, etc. .----------------- MY PERSONAL NOTE: Pages after that include letters written to the BIA about their claim. Some have additional papers, others do not. ADDITIONAL PAPERS WITH THIS APPLICATION ARE; ------------------------------------------------------------------- SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHILDREN Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims, 601 Ouray Building, Washington D.C. Sir, I hereby make application for such share as may be due my minor children of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress appoved June 30,1906, in accordance with the decree of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905, and May 28, 1906 in favor of the Eastern Cherokees, and I ask that this be made part of my original application No.7641 1) State your full name:--AMANDA DECKMAN 2) Residence and Post Office:--KETCHUM 3) County:--CHEROKEE NATION 4) State:--INDIAN TERRITORY 5) Date and place of birth:--CHEROKEE NATION 6) Are you married?--YES 7) Name and age of wife or huband:--JOHN DECKMAN AGE 44 8) To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong?--NONE 9) Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906: Name--CHARLES W DECKMAN Age--TENN Born--JAN 15TH 1897 Name--JOSEPH A DECKMAN Age--FIVE Born--OCT 8TH 1902 Name--JOHN W DECKMAN Age-- Born--APRIL 26TH 1904 10) Were you ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where, and with what tribe of Indians:---CHEROKEES REMARKS-- (Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in providing his claim.)---------------- THEY HAVE BEEN ENROLLED WITH THE CHEROKEES AND HAVE FILED THEIR ALLOTMENTS I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Signature--AMANDA HER X MARK DECKMAN Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22 day of MAY 1907. Notary Signature--JEFF D. SEXTON My Commission expires--OCT 17TH 1910 BrightStar FreedmenProject 2005 (mailto:[email protected])

    03/13/2005 12:26:21
    1. Freedmen Project- APP.# 20968 Mahala Lee, Taylor, Lise,
    2. Freedmen Project--MILLER APP.# 20968 PLEASE NOTE ALL RESPONSES TO QUESTION ARE IN CAPS. Below are the questions asked on the Miller Applications I have sent you info on in the Freedmen Project work. I hope to get at least one a week submitted. For those of you who cannot afford these NARA applications, I would advise that after you confirm it is your line, that you send for the packet, for source proof. Remember geneology is nothing without documentation. Page 1) Application #--20968 Action Taken--REJECTED Name of applicant--MAHALEY LEE No. of children--NO Residence--BLOWHORN OKLA Reason---APPLICANT NOR ANY OF HER ANCESTORS NEVER ENROLLED-APPLICANT WAS A SLAVE MISC.TEST P.H81. Add. Note: BLOWHORN,LAMAR CO. ALA. No. 20968 FIELD Name- MAHALEY LEE With No.-- Remarks-- ANCESTORS NOR APPLICANT ON ANY ROLLS AWAITING REPLY TO LETTER 3/30,"08, Page 2) SPECIAL COMMISSIONER of the COURT of CLAIMS,601 Ouray Building, Washington D.C. Sir,I hereby make application for such share as may be due me of the fund appropriated by the ACT of CONGRESS, appoved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decrees of the COURT of CLAIMS of May 18,1905, and May28, 1906, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees. The evidence of identity is herewith subjoined. Note: Answers to all questions should be short, but complete. If you can not answer, so state. Question # 1)State full name:MAHALEY LEE English name- Indian name- #2)Residence-- #3Town and Post Office--BLOWHORN #4)County--LAMAR #5)State--ALA. #6)Date and place of birth?--1812 {See note written by transcriber at the bottom of this application,reguarding question # 6, # 11, # 17.} #7)By what right do you claim to share? If you claim through more then one relative living in 1851,set forth each seperately:HEBY TAYLOR . #8)Are you married?--YES #9)Name and age of wife or husband----EMMOR LISE #10)Give names of your father and mother, and your mothers maiden name before marriage. Father- english name---UNKNOWN Indian name-- Mother- english name--HEBY TAYLOR Indian name--- Maiden name-- #11)Where were they born? Father--UNKNOWN Mother-- {See note written by transcriber at the bottom of this application,reguarding question # 6, # 11, # 17.} #12)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at this time? Father-- Mother-- #13)Date of death of your father and mother: Father--UNKNOWN Mother--1865 Page 3) #14)Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits? If so, state when and were.--NO #15)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible. Name--MIKE TAYLOR Born--UNKNOWN Died-- Name-- Born-- Died-- #16)State English name and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible. Fathers side:UNKNOWN Mothers side:--UNKNOWN #17)Where were they born?--- Fathers side:-- Mother's side;-- {See note written by transcriber at the bottom of this application,reguarding question # 6, # 11, # 17.} #18)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?--UNKNOWN #19)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: English Name:--MIKE TAYLOR Indian Name:-- Residence:--UNKNOWN English Name:-- Indian Name:-- Residence:-- #20)Have you ever been enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits?--NO Page 4) #21)To assist in identification, claiment should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their parents and grandparents back to 1835,---- Remarks- Section (Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in providing his claims.)-- Note,--Answers should be brief but explicit; the words 'YES', 'NO', "unknown",etc.,may be used in cases where applicable. Read the questions carefully. ------------------------------------ Legal- Section-- I solemnly swear that the forgoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Signature---MAHALEY HER X MARK LEE Subscribed and sworn to before me this -- day,of--- , . Notary Public- signature--ISHAM J. SMITH My commission expires: JAN 7, 1910 Affidavit) (The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses, who are well acquainted with the applicant.) Personally appeared before me L.A. SMITH and D.G.SMITH, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with MAHALEY LEE who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known for HER for 20 years and --- years, respectively, and know --- to be the identical person --- represents ------ to be, and that the statements made by HER are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in HER claim. Witnesses to mark-- Signatures of witnesses-- G A.SMITH D G SMITH Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this 31 day of JAN,1907. Notary signature---ISHAM SMITH Notary commission expires---JAN 7, 1910 NOTE: Affidavits should be made, whenever practicable, before a notary public,or clerk of the court, if sworn to before an Indian agent or disbursing agent of the Indian service, it need not be before a notary, etc. .----------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- TRANSCRIBERS PERSONAL NOTE: Febuary 27, 2005 The slave's daughter states her mother was born in Georgia. The actual slave herself states "three different spellings" for the answer to the following question's. ques. # 6-- "name of the town she was born in", ques. # 11--"her mothers place of birth" ques. # 17--"grandparent's place of birth" This is were I am having the problem. This is the word I can't figure out : _ianiner _ianner _iainner I can't make out the first letter at all. And the word is written in three different places, and each is spelled different. I thought it may be Rainer, GA but each time the slave spells the word, there are two dot marks for the letter {i} in each one. Transcriber-Bright Star Freedmen Project 2005 ---------------------------------------------------------------- Pages after that include letters written to the BIA about their claim. Some have additional papers, others do not. ADDITIONAL PAPERS WITH THIS APPLICATION ARE; No.20968 Mandy Smith, being first duly sworn, deposes ans says: MY NAME IS MANDY SMITH AND I RESIDE AT BLOWHORN,ALA. I AM HERE TO TESTIFY FOR MY MOTHER, MAHALEY LEE,WHO DIED LAST FEBUARY. MY MOTHER WAS BORN IN GEORGIA AND BELONGED TO A WHITE FAMILY BY THE NAME OF LYLE, WHO LIVE IN ALABAMA.I WAS BORN BEFORE THE WAR AND ALSO BELONGED THE SAME WHITE FAMILY BY THE NAME OF LYLE. MY GRANDFATHER WAS A HALF INDIAN, WHOSE NAME WAS AMOC, AND HE WAS NEVER UNDER BONDAGE. THIS IS ALL I CAN STATE ABOUT THE MATTER. Test: M.L.Daley (Signed)-- MANDY HER X MARK SMITH Subscribed and sworn to before me at -infield,Ala.,this 1st day of July,1908. Assistant to Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims. reject. S.A.F. 481 ------------------------------------------------------- Bright Star Freedmen Project 2005

    02/27/2005 08:47:34