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    1. [MN-FREEDMEN] MILLER APP.# 26309 Samuel McCurtain, Kernel or Kernul, Vann, Carson, Henderson,
    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 # 26309 Action Taken- REJECTED Name of applicant--SAMUEL MCCURTAIN No. of children-- Residence--DAWSON, OKLA. Reason----APPLICANT CLAIMS THROUGH MOTHER # 22059 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---SAMUEL MCCURTAIN Indian name-SAME #2)Residence--DAWSON #3)Town and Post Office--DAWSON #4)County--WESTERN DISTRICT #5)State--INDIAN TERRITORY #6)Date and place of birth?--CHEROKEE NATION, INDIAN TERRITORY #7) By what right do you claim to share? If you claim through more then one relative living in 1851, set forth each claim seperatly:--MY MOTHER, KATIE KERNEL #8)Are you married?--NO #9)Name and age of wife or husband-- #10)Give names of your father and mother, and your mothers maiden name before marriage. Father- english name-JACK MCCURTAIN Indian name-SAME Mother- english name-KATIE KERUL Indian name-SAME Maiden name-KATIE VANN #11)Where were they born? Father- DON'T KNOW Mother- DON'T KNOW #12)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at this time? Father-CHEROKEE NATION, INDIAN TERRITORY Mother- CHEROKEE NATION, INDIAN TERRITORY #13)Date of death of your father and mother: Father--- Mother---LIVING Page 3 #14)Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits? If so, state when and were.---YES #15)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible. Name--MOLLIE CARSON DOB---ABOUT 60 DOD---LIVING Name--JOHN HENRY HENDERSON DOB---58 DOD---LIVING #16)State English name and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's side, and mother's side, if possible. fathers side---VANN mothers side---HARRIET VANN #17)Where were they born?---GEORGIA #18)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?--CHEROKEE NATION, INDIAN TERRITORY #19)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible:--NEVER WAS MARRIED English Name:---- Indian Name:--- Residence:---- English Name-- Indian Name:-- Residence:--- English Name:-- Indian Name:-- Residence:--- #20)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;--YES 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.-----VANN 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- SAMUEL (his x mark) MCCURTAIN Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22 day,of JUNE, 1907. Notary Public- signature--Wm. QUERRY CommExp.--12/15.07 Affidavit)-- (The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses, who are well acquainted with the applicant.) Personally appeared before me HENRIETTA JOHNSON and SUSAN B. BUFFINGTON, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with SAMUEL MCCURTAIN who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known HIM for 6 years and 18 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 THIS claim. Witnesses to mark- Signatures of witnesses--- HENRIETTA JOHNSON SUSAN B. BUFFINGTON Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this 22 day of JUNE, 1907. Notary signature---Wm. QUERRY Notary commission expires--- 12/15/07 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. . Bright Star Freedmen Project

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