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    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

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