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    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

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