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    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

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