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    1. [MN-FREEDMEN] MILLER APP.# 23228 Ethel Booker, Brown, Martin, Little, Robinson, Pennington, Ro
    2. 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 # 23228 Action Taken- ADMITTED Name of applicant--ETHEL BOOKER No. of children--X Residence--LENAPAH, OKLA. Reason---- DAUGHTER OF # 557 AND CLAIMS THROUGH SAME SOURCE 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---ETHEL BOOKER Indian name- #2)Residence--LENAPAH and Post Office-- #3)County--CHEROKEE NATION #4)State--INDIAN TERRITORY #5)How old are you?--23 Born-- MARCH 27-1884 #6)Where were you born? --CHEROKEE NATION, INDIAN TERRITORY #7)Are you married?--YES #8)Name and age of wife or husband--P.W.BOOKER (is dead) #9)To what tribe of Indians do he or she belong?--NIL- #10)Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1906, giving their ages. Name-- Age-- DOB-- #11)Give names of your father and mother, and your mothers maiden name before marriage. Father- english name-GEORGE H. BROWN Indian name- Mother- english name-LEHALA BROWN Indian name- Maiden name-LEHALA MARTIN #12)Where were they born? Father- GEORGIA Mother- GEORGIA Page #3 #13)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at this time? Father---INDIAN TERRITORY Mother--- INDIAN TERRITORY #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.---AT LENAPAH INDIAN TERRITORY, W CHEROKEE NATION,DREW IN ALL PAYMENTS....CHEROKEES #16)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible. Name--SILAS BROWN Born-- Died-- Name--PEARL BROWN Born-- Died-- Name--MARY LITTLE Born-- Died-- Name--ANNA COBBELL Born-- Died-- Name--LIZZIE ROBINSON Born-- Died-- Name--RACHELL PENNINGTON Born-- Died-- #17)State English name and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's side, and mother's side, if possible. fathers side---DON'T KNOW mothers side---RACHEL BROWN #18)Where were they born?---MOTHER WAS BORN IN GEORGIA #19)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?--MOTHER LIVED IN GEORGIA #20)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: English Name:----PERRY ROSS Indian Name:--- Residence:---- English Name--SILAS ROSS Indian Name:-- Residence:--- English Name:-- SALLIE ROSS Indian Name:-- Residence:--- English Name:----ABBIE BROWN Indian Name:--- Residence:---- English Name:----JUNA ROSS Indian Name:--- Residence:---- English Name:----GEORGE H. BROWN Indian Name:--- Residence:---- 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. ANSWER;--CHEROKEE ROLL AND HAVE DRAWN IN ALL PAYMENTS OF THE CHEROKEE #22)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.------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------ Legal- Section ) I solemnly swear that the forgoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Signature- ETHEL BOOKER Subscribed and sworn to before me this 31 day,of MAY, 1907. Notary Public- signature--JOHN A. KIDD CommExp.---NOV. 19TH, 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 TOBE ROBINSON and L.D. DANIELS, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with ETHEL BOOKER who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known HER for 23 years and 23 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-TOBE ROBINSON L.D.ROBINSON Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this 31ST day of MAY,1907. Notary signature--- JOHN A. KIDD Notary commission expires---NOV.19TH, 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ---------------------------------------- ADDIONAL PAPER'S INCLUDE; #1 LENAPAH, OKLA. JULY28-09 GUION MILLER-- SPEC. COMM WASHINGTON, DC DEAR SIR, PLEASE FORWARD TO ME NOTIFICATION OF THE CLAIM OF ETHEL BOOKER (nee Brown), TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PAYMENT OF MONEY DUE HER, AS EASTERN CHEROKEE FROM THE JUDGEMENT OF COURT OF CLAIMS OF MAY 28-06. WE HAVE ALL RECIEVED SAME EXCEPT ETHEL BOOKER WHO IS MY DAUGHTER. YOURS TRULY, GEO H. BROWN ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ----------------------------------------- #2 23228 C.H.B. LENAPAH, OKLA. APRIL 4TH, 1908 MR MILLER-SPECIAL COMMISSIONERS WASHINGTON, D.C. SIR, IN REGUARDS OF WHAT YOU REQUEST OF ME AS A INDIAN BY BLOOD, MY GRANDPARENTS IN 1834 AND 1835 RESIDE IN GEORGIA AND WERE LIVING AT THAT TIME. NEVER WAS MY PARENTS SLAVES OR MY GRANDPARENTS SLAVES. I WAS ENROLLED BY MY FATHER GEO H. BROWN. VERY RESPECTFULLY, ETHEL BOOKER nee BROWN Bright Star Freedmen Project March-2003

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