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    1. [SD-FREEDMEN] MILLER APP.# 558 Abbie Brown, Wilcox, Ross,
    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 # 558 Action Taken- ADMITTED Name of applicant--ABBIE BROWN No. of children--X Residence--LENAPAH, OKLA. Reason----SISTER OF # 557 AND CLAIMS THRU SAME SOURCE. APPLICANT HERSELF ENROLLED AS ''ABIGAL'' AT SALINE # 465 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---ABBIE BROWN Indian name-NOT KNOWN #2)Residence--LENAPAH #3) Town and Post Office--LENAPAH #4)County--CHEROKEE NATION #5)State---INDIAN TERRITORY #6)Date and place of birth?---BORN IN CHEROKEE NATION EAST, PROBABLY A HUNDRED YEARS OLD. #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:--FOR MY SELF AND MY DAUGHTER RACHEL BROWN, WHO DIED WITHOUT DESCENT. MY MOTHER RACHEL BROWN, MY GRANDMOTHER SUSIE WILCOX. MY BROTHER AND SISTER, "SILAS" AND " SALLIE ROSS" OR BROWN, BOTH OF WHOM DIED WITHOUT DESCENT. MY AUNTS "POLLY" AND "JANE WILCOX", BOTH OF WHOM DIED WITHOUT DESCENT. #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-NOT KNOWN (see # 557) Indian name-NOT KNOWN Mother- english name-RACHEL BROWN Indian name-NOT KNOWN Maiden name-RACHEL BROWN #11)Where were they born? Father- (see # 557 ) Mother- IN CHEROKEE NATION EAST #12)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at this time? Father-( see # 557) Mother- DIED IN SALINE DISTRICT ABOUT 1851 #13)Date of death of your father and mother: Father---(see # 557) Mother---ABOUT 1851 Page 3-- #14)Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits? If so, state when and were.---ON EMIGRANT PAY ROLL IN SALINE DISTRICT IN 1857 #15)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible. Name--GEORGE HAMMER BROWN DOB--- DOD---LENEPAH, INDIAN TERRITORY Name--SILAS ROSS DOB--- DOD---DIED WITHOUT DESCENT Name--SALLIE ROSS DOB--- DOD---DIED WITHOUT DESCENT Name--JUNO ROSS DOB--- DOD---DEAD Name--PERRY ROSS DOB--- DOD---CLAREMORE, INDIAN TERRITORY #16)State English name and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's side, and mother's side, if possible. fathers side--- mothers side---SUSIE WILCOX (nee BROWN) #17)Where were they born?---SUSIE WILCOX WAS BORN IN CHEROKEE NATION EAST #18)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?--SUSIE WILCOX LIVED IN SALINE DISTRICT #19)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: English Name:----RACHEL BROWN, MY MOTHER, DEAD Indian Name:--- Residence:---- English Name--POLLY WILCOX, DIED WITHOUT DESCENT Indian Name:-- Residence:--- English Name:-- JANE WILCOX, DIED WITHOUT DESCENT 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;----------ON 1894 CHEROKEE PAYROLL AND ON EMIGRANT PAYROLL OF 1851. Page 4 #23)To assist in identification, claiment should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their parents and grandparents back to 1835.----- FATHER ALEXANDER (Note- the rest of sentence cannot be read.) Remarks- Section) Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in providing his claim.----I HAD A DAUGHTER, RACHEL BROWN, WHO WAS ENROLLED WITH ME ON THE EMMIGRANT PAY ROLL OF 1851 IN SALINE DISTRICT. SHE DIED ABOUT 1868 WITHOUT DESCENT. Legal- Section ) I solemnly swear that the forgoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Signature- ABBIE ( her x mark) BROWN Witnesses to mark-- TOM CARSON J.S. ROBERT Subscribed and sworn to before me this .25TH day,of SEPT., 1906. Notary Public- signature--W.E. WITCHELL Comm Exp-- OCT. 24TH, 1909 Affidavit)-- (The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses, who are well acquainted with the applicant.) Personally appeared before me GEORGE MELTON and FRANK LITTLE, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with ABBIE BROWN who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known HER for 10 years and 12 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- MARY LITTLE JENNIE LITTLE Signatures of witnesses- GEORGE MELTON FRANK KEYS Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this 25TH day of SEPT., 1906. Notary signature--- W.E. WITCHELL Notary commission expires- OCT. 24TH, 1909 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ ALSO INCLUDED ARE AS FOLLOWS; JULY 19TH 1910 Recieved of Guion Miller, Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims, TREASURY WARRENT No.-- 15-190-29964-29977, each for the sum of $133.19 in full settlement of the amount due the beneficiary or benificiaries enrolled opposite Roll Numer--5837-20046-20059, on the final Roll of the Eastern Cherokees entitled to share in the fund arising from the judgement of the Court of Claims of May 28th, 1906, as appoved by said court, March 15th, 1910. Signed-- GEORGE (his x mark) BIBLE SIGNS FOR HIS GRANDCHILDREN ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------- JULY 20TH 1910 Recieved of Guion Miller, Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims, TREASURY WARRENT No.-- 15-245-15197-17482-83-84-, each for the sum of $133.19 in full settlement of the amount due the beneficiary or benificiaries enrolled opposite Roll Numer--5891-5844-7900, on the final Roll of the Eastern Cherokees entitled to share in the fund arising from the judgement of the Court of Claims of May 28th, 1906, as appoved by said court, March 15th, 1910. Signed--- GEORGE H. (his x mark) BROWN SIGNS FOR SISTER ABBIE --------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------- J. H. Shufeldt W.L. Keith C.M. Keith SHUFELDT & KEITH Real Estate Bought and Sold Agricultural leases Oil Leases Farm Loans Lenepah, Okla.-- Jan 25th, 1909 Mr Gioun Miller Spec. Comm. Cout of Claims Washington DC DEAR SIR, IN REPLY TO YOUR F.... OF JANUARY 12TH, WEA 558-557, WILL SAY THAT MY NAME APPEARS ON THE FINAL ROLL OF CHEROKEES # 1097, AS ABIGAL BROWN, AS ENROLLED BY THE DAWES COMMISSION. YOURS TRULY. ABIGAL BROWN ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --------------------------------------- J. H. Shufeldt W.L. Keith C.M. Keith SHUFELDT & KEITH Real Estate Bought and Sold Agricultural leases Oil Leases Farm Loans Lenepah, Okla.-- 2-20-1909 Com. Court of Claims Washington DC DEAR SIR, IN RELY TO YOURS OF JANUARY 30TH, W.E.A.558-557 WILL SAY THAT MY NAME WAS DROPPED FROM THE LAST AUTHENICATED FINAL CHEROKEE ROLL BUT DOES APPEAR ON THE KERN. CLIFTON-ROLL, AND AS SUCH I DREW WHAT WAS KNOWN AS THE STRIP MONEY. IN FACT I HAVE DREW MONEY FROM ALL THE CHEROKEE PAYMENTS. I WAS ON THE D. FREEDMEN ROLL AS # 1097. YOURS TRULY, ABIGAL BROWN ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------------------------- NO. 23232--23228 MISC. LIZZIE ROBINSON---BEING DULY SWORN, DEPOSES AND SAYS: MY NAME IS LIZZIE ROBINSON AND I AM 49 YEARS OLD. MY FATHER IS GEORGE H. BROWN, # 557. GEORGE H. BROWN BEING RECALLED, DEPOSES ANS SAYS: THAT 23231--23321--23228--23229--23230--23232--23233-24892--24893--24894--24895--24 920, ALL CLAIM THRU HIM. THEY DID NOT HAVE MY INDIAN NAMES TO MY KNOWLEDGE. Signature of Witness--- GEO H. (X )BROWN Subscribed and sworn to before me at Lenapah, Oklahoma, this 21st day of August, 1908. A.S. MARINE Ass't to Special Commissioner, of the Court of Claims. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------------------------- No. 557-558 Misc. George H. Brown being duly sworn, deposes and says: MY NAME IS GEORGE BROWN. I AM 69 YEARS OLD. I HAVE LIVED HERE ABOUT 25 YEARS. PREVIOUS TO THAT ON GRAND RIVER. I WAS BORN IN GEORGIA. I WAS LIVING IN 1851. I WAS ENROLLED AND GOT MONEY. I LIVED IN Coo-ie-scoo-ie DISTRICT. I WAS ENROLLED BY THE DAWES COMISSION. SAFRONIA GABEL 3235, CHEROKEE FREEDMEN ROLL. ANNIE H. CABELL-3234, CHEROKEE FREEDMEN ROLL AND ETHEL BOOKER, 2457, CHEROKEE FREEDMEN ROLL THESE ARE MY CHILDREN AND GRANSON. I WAS NEVER A SLAVE. I AM NOT ENROLLED AS A FREEDMEN. MY MTHER WAS A FULL BLOOD CHEROKEE. MY MOTHER WAS RACHEL BROWN AND SHE BROUGHT ME FROM GEORGIA. SHE HAS BEEN DEAD 40 YEARS AND PROBABLY LIVED SIX OR SEVEN YEARS AFTER SHE CAME HERE. SHE WAS ABOUT 25 OR 30 WHEN SHE CAME HERE. I THINK SHE LIVED IN 1851. SHE WAS ENROLLED IN 1851 AND GOT MONEY. SHE GOT HER INDIAN BLOOD THRU HER MOTHER, SUSIE WILCOX, MAIDEN NAME SUSIE BROWN. SHE LIVED ON THR GRAND RIVER, 30 MILES EAST OF HERE. SHE DIED BEFORE THE WAR. SHE CAME FROM GEORGIA. I DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG SHE LIVED HERE. SHE WAS A PARTY TO THE TREATY OF 1835. I DO NOT KNOW WERE SHE LIVED AT THAT TIME. I THINK SHE WAS ENROLLED. I HAVE ONE BROTHER, PERRY ROSS, A HALF BROTHER BUT WE HAD THE SAME MOTHER. HE LIVES IN CLAREMORE OKLA.. I HAVE ONE SISTER ABBIE BROWN, (558). JOHN BROWN IS MY MOTHERS BROTHER, AND LIVED ALL HIS LIFE IN INDIAN TERRITORY. I DO NOT KNOW SUSIE WILCOX'S SISTERS AND BROTHERS. NONE OF MY PEOPLE WERE SLAVES EXCEPT ON MY WIFE'S SIDE. MY MOTHER WAS NOT. MY FATHER WAS A SLAVE. MY FATHER MARRIED MY MOTHER IN GEORGIA AND MOVED OUT HERE BEFORE THE WAR. MY FATHER WAS BROUGHT OUT HERE BY HIS OWNER. I DON'T KNOW ALEXANDER BROWN. MY BROTHER IS ENROLLED BY DAWES COMMISSIONER AS CHEROKEE FREEDMEN, AND HIS NAME IS PERRY ROSS. HE NEVER WAS A SLAVE EITHER. HE DOES NOT REMEMBER ANYTHING ABOUT ALEXANDER BROWN. Signature of Witness-- GEORGE H. (X) BROWN Subscribed and sworn to before me at Lenapah,Oklahoma, this 21st day of August, 1908. Signed--A.S.M. Ass't to Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims Bright Star Freedmen Project

    03/01/2003 02:12:51
    1. [SD-FREEDMEN] Freedmen Project-----Miller App's Update
    2. Hello everyone, In the next few weeks to come, I will be posting some of the larger Miller Applications. I say larger because they include info not usally found in the prior Miller Applications. Some will include letters with the following info written on them. TREASURY WARRANTS REAL ESTATE RECORDS- BOUGHT AND SOLD FARM LOANS AGRICULTURE LEASES OIL LEASES I don't really understand why the letters were written on this particular LETTER HEADING. It seems to be basic letters like other Miller App's contain, but again the LETTER HEADING has really thrown me off. I will have to leave it to more educated minds then my own, to figure it out. I would however appreciate anything anyone can tell me about these type records. I know after posting it, I will be bombarded with questions I can't answer. I guess my biggest question is, why would the applicant be writing on these LETTER HEADS at all? At any rate, I am about to type up the first one and will try and have it ready either late tonight or early morning for you all to look at. Bright Star Freedmen Project

    03/01/2003 08:52:12
    1. [SD-FREEDMEN] MILLER APP.# 29668 Lila Rider, Smith, Vann, Terrill, Melton, Keys,
    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 # 29668 Action Taken- REJECTED Name of applicant--LILA RIDER No. of children--X Residence--ELLIOTT, OKLA. Reason---- APPLICANTS MOTHER AND GRANDPARENTS ON MOTHERS SIDE ALL SLAVES. FATHER JOHN VANN WAS LIVING IN TAHLEQUAH IN 1857, BUT NOT ENROLLED. GRANDPARENTS LIZZIE TERRILL AND JOSEPH VANN WERE ALSO LIVING IN TAHLEQUAH, BUT NOT ENROLLED. APPLICANTS PEOPLE ON WALLACE ROLL LIVING COLORED. APPLICANT ASSOCIATES WITH COLORED FOLK. MISC, TEST, P.4145 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ LILAH VANN RIDER AND HER BROTHERS AND SISTERS ON CHEROKEE FREEDMEN ROLL # 2515,2516,2517,2518,2519, 2520, 2521 LETTER SENT DECEMBER 3RD, 1908 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:LILA RIDER (nee VANN) English name--- Indian name- #2)Residence--ELLIOTT and Post Office-- #3)County-- #4)State--INDIAN TERRITORY #5)How old are you?--25 Born--- MAY 22ND, 1882 #6)Where were you born? --CHEROKEE NATION #7)Are you married?--HAVE BEEN, HUSBAND DIED MAY 19TH, 1907 #8)Name and age of wife or husband--CHARLIE RIDER Age, 27 #9)To what tribe of Indians do he or she belong?--CHEROKEE #10)Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1906, giving their ages.--NONE Name-- Age-- DOB-- #11)Give names of your father and mother, and your mothers maiden name before marriage.--SARAH SMITH Father- english name-JOHN VANN Indian name- Mother- english name-SARAH VANN Indian name- Maiden name-SARAH SMITH #12)Where were they born? Father- CHEROKEE NATION Mother- CHEROKEE NATION Page #3 #13)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at this time? Father- Mother- #14)Date of death of your father and mother: Father---AUGUST 4TH, 1893 Mother---DEC. 20TH, 1906 #15)Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits? If so, state when and were.---ALWAYS ENROLLED WITH CHEROKEES #16)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible. Name--REED VANN Born--JUNE 29TH, 1978 Died-- Residence-- CHEROKEE NATION Name--JOSEPH VANN Born--JAN 9TH, 1880 Died-- Residence--CHEROKEE NATION Name--LULA VANN Born--FEB 25TH, 1884 Died-- Residence--CHEROKEE NATION Name--JOHNNY VANN Born--APRIL 11TH, 1886 Died-- Residence--CHEROKEE NATION Name--BERT VANN Born--MAY 17TH, 1888 Died-- Residence--CHEROKEE NATION Name--CHARLIE VANN Born--MAY 1ST, 1891 Died-- Residence--CHEROKEE NATION #17)State English name and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's side, and mother's side, if possible. fathers side---THINK LILA TERRILL mothers side--- #18)Where were they born?--- #19)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?-- #20)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: English Name:---- Indian Name:--- Residence:---- English Name-- Indian Name:-- Residence:--- English Name:-- 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;---YES, CHEROKEES #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- LILA RIDER (nee VANN) Subscribed and sworn to before me this 15TH day,of JULY, 1907 Notary Public- signature--HENRY RIDER Comm Exp---APRIL 7TH, 1909 Affidavit)-- (The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses, who are well acquainted with the applicant.) Personally appeared before me G.W. RIDER and ....., who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with LILA RIDER (nee VANN) who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known HER for 25 years and ... 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 SAID claim. Witnesses to mark- Signatures of witnesses-G.W. RIDER ISAAC RATLIFF Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this 15TH day of JULY,1907. Notary signature-HENRY RIDER Notary commission expires-APRIL 7TH, 1909 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ----------------------------------------- APP. NO. 29668 ROBERT WEBBER BEING DULY SWORN IN BEHALF OF LILA RIDER, DEPOSES AND SAYS; I AM ABOUT 69 YEARS OF AGE. I WAS BORN AND RASISED IN OKLA. I KNOW LILA RIDER, THE APPLICANT. SHE IS ABOUT 26 YEARS OF AGE. SHE WAS BORN IN OKLA. SHE IS ENROLLED BY THE DAWES COMMISSION, # 2517 (FREEDMEN). SHE GETS HER INDIAN BLOOD FROM BOTH PARENTS. SARAH VANN WAS THE NAME OF HER MOTHER. SHE WAS SARAH SMITH BEFORE MARRIAGE. HER FIRST HUSBAND WAS NAMED JOHN VANN. SHE HAS BEEN DEAD 2 YEARS AND WAS ABOUT 52 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME OF HER DEATH. SHE WAS BORN IN THIS COUNTRY, OKLAHOMA. LILA MELTON WAS THE NAME OF MY GRANDMOTHER ON MY MOTHERS SIDE. SHE MARRIED KEYS . AND THEN SHE MARRIED A SMITH. IF HER GRANDMOTHER WAS LIVING SHE WOULD BE ABOUT 75 YEARS OLD. SHE WAS BORN IN OKLA. JOE VANN WAS THE NAME OF HER GRANDFATHER. I THINK HE WAS BORN IN THE EAST. I DON'T KNOW WHEN HE CAME WEST. ON HER MOTHERS SIDE THEY WERE EMIGRANTS. THEY LIVED IN TAHLEQUAH DISTRICT IN 1851. JACK SMITH WAS THE NAME OF HER GRANDFATHER ON HER MOTHERS SIDE. I DON'T KNOW WERE HE WAS BORN. IF HE WERE LIVING HE WOULD BE ABOUT 80 OR 90 YEARS OF AGE. HE WAS LIVING IN 1851. LEWIS MELTON OWNED HER GRANDMOTHER AND THEN ISAAC KEYS OWNED HER. WEBBER OWNED HER GRANDFATHER. THE SAME PEOPLE OWNED HER MOTHER. JOHN VANN WAS THE NAME OF HER FATHER. HER FATHER WAS NEVER A SLAVE. HE WAS AN INDIAN. HER PARENTS WERE NOT MARRIED BEFORE THE WAR. THEY GOT MARRIED AFTERWARDS. LIZZIE TERRELL WAS THE NAME OF HER GRANDMOTHER ON HER FATHERS SIDE. SHE DIED ABOUT THE TIME OF THE WAR. SHE WAS LIVING IN 1851. LIZZIE TERRELL AND JOE VANN WERE LIVING TOGETHER IN 1851. JOE VANN LIVED IN TAHLEQUAH DISTRICT. JOHN HAD NO BROTHERS AND SISTERS. I DON'T KNOW WHETHER JOE HAD ANY BROTHERS OR NOT. JOE WAS MIXED BLOOD INDIAN AND NEGRO. I DON'T KNOW ANY INDIAN NAMES THAT THESE PEOPLE HAD. LIZZIE HAD A SISTER NAMED RACHEL TERRELL. SHE MARRIED BUT I DON'T KNOW TO WHOM. HER MOTHER AND FATHER GOT THE WALLACE PAYMENT. THAT WAS MONEY THAT WE COLORED FOLKS GOT AFTER WE SUED THE CHEROKEE NATION FOR IT. THEY PAID THE CHEROKEE INDIANS BUT NOT US COLORED FOLKS, SO WE SUED AND GOT THE WALLACE PAYMENT. THEY, THE VANNS WERE ON THE STRIP ROLL IN 1880 AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN RECONIZED AS CHEROKEE INDIANS. I THINK LIZZIE TERRELL HAD A BROTHER NAMED JOHN TERRELL. APPLICANT ASSOCIATES WITH THE COLORED PEOPLE OF THIS COMMUMITY. Signed--ROBERT WEBBER Subscribed and sworn to before me at Nowata Okla., this 13th day of march 1909. A.S. MARINE Assistant to Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------- 29668 ELLIOTT OKLA. JUNE 16TH, 1908 HON. GUION MILLER, DEAR SIR, IN ANSWERING AS REQUESTED FOR THE PARTICIPATION IN EASTERN CHEROKEE FUND. FIRST MY FATHER WAS NEVER A SLAVE. HE HAD ALWAYS BEEN ON THE INDIAN ROLL, AND HE ALWAYS SHARED THE PRIVLEGES OF AN INDIAN. I WILL CLOSE HOPING TO HERE FROM YOU BY RETURN. I REMAIN RESPECTFULLY. LILA RIDER ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ ELLIOTT OKLA., MAY 19TH, 1908 SPECIAL COMMISSIONER OF THE COURT OF CLAIMS SIR I READ YOUR REPLY AND WILL ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS, THE BEST I KNOW. MY GRANDPARENTS ON FATHERS SIDE LILA BARKER. ON MOTHERS SIDE LILA BROWN. YES SIR THEY WERE ENROLLED. MY GRANDMOTHER WERE SLAVES AND OLD SETTLERS. MY FATHER WERE ALLWAY ENROLLED WITH CHEROKEES, THEY WERE ENROLLED AT TAHLEQUAH, OKLA. AND I DON'T NO ANY FURTHER INFORMATION. IF YOU HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS PLEASE MAKE THEM LITTLE PLAINER FOR ME. ANSWERS MY GRAN MOTHER ON FATHERS SIDE WAS A FULL BLOOD. NO MORE LILA RIDER ELLIOTT OKLA. # 29668 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------ AUGUST 28, 1909 SPECIAL COMM. OF THE COURT OF CLAIMS DEAR SIR, WRITE YOU A FEW LINES ABOUT MY CLAIM. I CAN'T FIND NO INDIAN NAMES OF MY GRANDMOTHER, AND NO ONE KNOWS HER INDIAN NAME. OF COUSE HER ENGLISH NAME WAS LIZZIE TERRELL AND JOHN VANN WAS HER SON AND HE IS ON THE INDIAN ROLL. AND TWO WE DRAWED OUR MONEY WITH THE INDIANS BY BLOOD ANS THEY RECONIZED US AS INDIANS BY BLOOD. FATHER HE IS ON THE 1880 ROLL. WE CHILDREN WAS IN THE INDIAN ROLL. AND FATHER HE GOT KILLED AND SO MOTHER SHE HAD US TOOK OFF THE INDIAN ROLL AND PUT WITH HER. I AM OF AGE NOW, AN NOW I THINK I SHOULD BE PLACED BACK ON THE INDIAN ROLL. MY CLAIM NO. IS 29668 RITE AN EARLY REPLY, WILL APPRECIATE, LILA RIDER (nee VANN) . Bright Star Freedmen Project

    02/28/2003 09:11:32
    1. [SD-FREEDMEN] MILLER App.# 23229 Anna Cobbell, 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 # 23229 Action Taken- ADMITTED Name of applicant--ANNA COBBELL No. of children--2 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---ANNA COBBELL Indian name- #2)Residence--LENAPAH and Post Office-- #3)County--CHEROKEE NATION #4)State--INDIAN TERRITORY #5)How old are you?--DON'T KNOW ABOUT 32 Born-- #6)Where were you born? --CHEROKEE NATION, INDIAN TERRITORY #7)Are you married?--YES #8)Name and age of wife or husband--FRANK COBBELL #9)To what tribe of Indians do he or she belong?--NOT ANY #10)Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1906, giving their ages. Name--SOPHONA COBBELL Age--7 DOB--1900 Name--EARL COBBELL Age--3 DOB--1903 #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-LAHALA BROWN Indian name- Maiden name-LAHALA MARTIN #12)Where were they born? Father- GEORGIA Mother- INDIAN TERRITORY 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.---ALL CHEROKEE ROLLS AT TAHLEQUAH, THEIR ALLOTMENT IN CHEROKEE NATION #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--LIZZIE ROBINSON Born-- Died-- Name--ROSHALL 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 BORN IN GEORGIA #19)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?--MOTHER 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:-- ABBIE BROWN Indian Name:-- Residence:--- English Name:----JENNA 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;--ALL CHEROKEE ROLLS AT TAHLEQUAH #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- ANNA (HER X) COBBELL Witness to her mark: WILLIE MURRELL HANNAH VANN Subscribed and sworn to before me this 31ST day,of MAY. 1907. Notary Public- signature--JOHN A. KIDD CommExp---NOV.19,1908 Affidavit)-- (The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses, who are well acquainted with the applicant.) Personally appeared before me WILLIE MURRELL and HANNNAH VANN, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with ANNA COBBELL who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known HER for 9 years and 27 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-WILLIE MURRELL HANNAH VANN 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. . Bright Star Freedmen Project

    02/21/2003 06:59:54
    1. [SD-FREEDMEN] MILLER APP.# 29697 Susan Bowles, Kilgote, Henderson, Vann, Murrell, Hicks, Wilso
    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 # 29697 Action Taken- REJECTED Name of applicant--SUSAN BOWLES No. of children-- Residence--LENAPAH, OKLA. Reason---- APPLICANT HELD AS SLAVE 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---SUSAN BOWLES Indian name- #2)Residence--LENAPAH, INDIAN TERRITORY and Post Office-- #3)County--CHEROKEE NATION #4)State--INDIAN TERRITORY #5)How old are you?--ABOUT 65 Born---- DON'T REMEMBER #6)Where were you born? --SALEIN DIST, INDIAN TERRITORY #7)Are you married?--YES, HUSBAND IS DEAD #8)Name and age of wife or husband--LEHARD BOWLES #9)To what tribe of Indians do he or she belong?--NONE #10)Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1906, giving their ages. Name--JENNIE KILGOTE Age--44 DOB--1863 Name--EMMA HENDERSON Age--40 DOB--1867 #11)Give names of your father and mother, and your mothers maiden name before marriage. Father- english name-GILBERT VANN Indian name- Mother- english name-JANE VANN Indian name- Maiden name-JANE VANN #12)Where were they born? Father- GEORGIA Mother- GEORGIA Page #3 #13)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at this time? Father-CHEROKEE NATION Mother- CHEROKEE NATION #14)Date of death of your father and mother: Father---1877, APRIL 29TH Mother---DON'T KNOW #15)Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits? If so, state when and were.---ON THE 1880 ROLL OF CHEROKEES #16)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible. Name--JOE VANN Born-- Died-- Name--SARAH MURRELL Born-- Died-- Name--ELI VANN Born-- Died-- Name--DAVE VANN Born-- Died-- Name--KATE WILSON Born-- Died-- Name--MARTHA HICKS Born-- Died-- Name--LIZZIE LEWTHER Born-- Died-- Name--AVE VANN 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---IBBIE VANN mothers side---SHARP KATIE VANN #18)Where were they born?---DO NOT KNOW #19)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?--INDIAN TERRITORY #20)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: English Name:----BEN VANN Indian Name:--- Residence:---- English Name--SUSIE VANN Indian Name:-- Residence:--- English Name:-- JESSIE VANN Indian Name:-- Residence:--- English Name:----WILLIAM VANN Indian Name:--- Residence:---- English Name:----MARY ? Indian Name:--- Residence:---- English Name:----GEORGE MUSGROVE 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 1880 #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- SUSAN (HER X )BOWLES Witness to mark--DUNK VANN JOHN MURRELL Subscribed and sworn to before me this 16 day,of JULY,1907. Notary Public- signature--JOHN A. KIDD Comm Exp.--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 DUNK VANN and JOHN MURRELL, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with SUSAN BOWLES who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known HER for 40 years and 16 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-DUNK VANN JOHN MURRELL Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this 16TH day of JULY, 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. . Bright Star Freedmen Project

    02/21/2003 05:55:18
    1. [SD-FREEDMEN] MILLER APP.# 24894 Nora Munell, Murrell, Merrell, Robinson, Brown,
    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 # 24894 Action Taken- ADMITTED Name of applicant--NORA MUNELL No. of children--X Residence--LENAPAH, OKLA. Reason---- GRAND-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:NORA MURRELL English name--- Indian name- #2)Residence--LENAPAH and Post Office-- #3)County--CHEROKEE NATION #4)State--INDIAN TERRITORY #5)How old are you?--22 #6)Where were you born? --NEAR LENAPAH, CHEROKEE NATION #7)Are you married?--YES #8)Name and age of wife or husband--WILLIE MURRELL #9)To what tribe of Indians do he or she belong?--NOT ANY #10)Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1906, giving their ages. Name--OLVA MURRELL Age--DIED ABOUT THE MONTH OF JULY, 1905 additional note on application says dead Sept. 16,1905 DOB-- #11)Give names of your father and mother, and your mothers maiden name before marriage. Father- english name-TOBE ROBINSON Indian name- Mother- english name-LIZZIE ROBINSON Indian name- Maiden name-LIZZIE ROBINSON #12)Where were they born? Father- CHEROKEE NATION Mother- CHEROKEE NATION Page #3 #13)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at this time? Father-DO NOT KNOW Mother- DO NOT KNOW #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.---ON ALL THE CHEROKEE ROLLS, ENROLLED AT TALEQUAH, INDIAN TERRITORY #16)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible. Name--ARTHUR Born-- Died-- Name--GEORGE Born-- Died-- Name--FREDERICK Born-- Died-- Name--LOLA Born-- Died-- Name--DELLA Born-- Died-- Name--TOLLIE or TOLLAE Born-- Died-- Name--HANNNAH Born-- Died-- Name--LOLINE Born-- Died-- Name--OPAL Born-- Died-- Name--INIS 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--- mothers side---GEORGE H. BROWN LAHALA BROWN #18)Where were they born?---DON'T KNOW #19)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?-- #20)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: English Name:----DON'T KNOW Indian Name:--- Residence:---- English Name-- Indian Name:-- Residence:--- English Name:-- 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, AT TALLE QUAH, INDIAN TERRITORY. TAKEN MY ALLOTMEMT IN CHEROKEE NATION #22)To assist in identification, claiment should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their parents and grandparents back to 1835.-----DON'T KNOW 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- NORA MURRELL Subscribed and sworn to before me this 12TH day,of JUNE, 1907 Notary Public- signature--JOHN A KIDD CommExp.--NOV.19TH, 1908 Witness to her mark-- WASH NAVE ELLIS GARETT Affidavit)-- (The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses, who are well acquainted with the applicant.) Personally appeared before me WASH NAVE and ELLIS GARETT, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with NORA MURRELL who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known HER for 22 years and 5 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-WASH NAVE ALICE GARRETT Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this 12TH day of JUNE, 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ----------------------------------------- Letter Attached: Application # 24894-557 Special Commissioner of the Court of CLaims, Eastern Cherokee Enrollment, 601 Ouray Building Washington DC October 29th, 1908 Nora Murrell Lenapah, Okla. Madam, Relative to your application for participation in the Eastern Cherokee fund, you are requested to inform this office at once as to the exact date of the birth, as well as that of the death, of Olva Murrell. Very Respectfully, Guion Miller Special Commissioner NOTE: Written on this same page is as follows: 11-9-08 OLVA MURRELL WAS LIVING MARCH 4TH, 1906. WAS BORN Ta-lah TO BE PLACED ON THE ROLL OF THE CHEROKEE. NORA MURRELL CHB/ALS ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ----------------------------------------- Letter attached reads as follows: LENAPAH OKLA. JAN. 21, 1909 MR. GUION MILLER, DEAR SIR, REPLYING TO YOUR OF JAN 12TH, BY TO SAY THAT OLVA MUNELL WAS BORN SEPT. 16TH,1905 AND DIED ON SAME DATE. YOUR VERY TRULY, NORA MERRELL WILLIE MERRELL Bright Star Freedmen Project

    02/13/2003 10:35:29
    1. [SD-FREEDMEN] MILLER APP.# 879 Emily Battles, Clark, Nave, Wa-lee, Downing, Smith, Ross, Riley
    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 # 879 Action Taken- ADMITTED Name of applicant--EMILY J. BATTLES No. of children--X Residence-- VINITA, OKLA. Reason----APPLICANT ENROLLED BY DRENNEN 1854 ,DIST. 33 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---EMILY J. BATTLES Indian name-Chi-la-sa #2)Residence--VINITA, CHEROKEE NATION, INDIAN TERRITORY and Post Office--VINITA, INDIAN TERR. #3)County--CHEROKEE NATION #4)State--INDIAN TERRITORY #5)Date and place of birth?--SALINE DIST, CHEROKEE NATION, MAY 28, 1846 #6)Where were you born? -- #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:---I AM ON THE ROLL MYSELF AS EMILY JANE CLARK AND IN ADDITION TO MYSELF I CLAIM A SHARE OF MY MOTHERS, MARY ANN CLARK. I CLAIM A SHARE OF MY DECEASED AUNT, NANCY JANE RILEY, WHO WAS ON THE 1851 ROLL. SHE AND HER CHILDREN ARE DEAD SO FAR AS I CAN LEARN. #8)Are you married?--YES #9)Name and age of wife or husband--WILLIS BATTLES, AGE 60 #10)To what tribe of Indians do he or she belong? #11)Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1906, giving their ages. #12)Give names of your father and mother, and your mothers maiden name before marriage. Father- english name-JOHN CLARK Indian name-WHITE MAN Mother- english name-MARY ANN CLARK Indian name-Wa-lee Maiden name--MARY ANN NAVE #13)Where were they born? Father- OHIO Mother- GEORGIA Page #3 #14)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at this time? Father-SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN DEAD, WENT TO CALIFORNIA. Mother- SALINE DISTRICT, CHEROKEE NATION #15)Date of death of your father and mother: Father---DON'T KNOW Mother---APRIL 5TH, 1889 #16)Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits? If so, state when and were.---MOTHER DREW IN 1852 AND IN ALL PAYMENTS IN THE CHEROKEE NATION UP TO THE TIME OF HER DEATH. #17)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible. Name--FANNIE ROSS CLARK DOB---MARCH 17TH, 1848 DOD---FEB 1849 Residence-- Name--SARAH OR CYNTHA CLARK DOB---JAN. 23RD,1850 DOD---LIVING Residence-- Name---RUTH E. DOWNING DOB---SEPT. 18TH,1854---HALF SISTER DOD---LIVING Residence-- Name---WILLIAM A. SMITH DOB---MAY 2ND, 1859-----HALF BROTHER DOD---LIVING Residence-- #18)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---NANCY ROSS NAVE #19)Where were they born?---IN GEORGIA AS FAR AS I KNOW #20)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?--NOT LIVING AT THAT TIME #21)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: English Name:----LEWIS ROSS Indian Name:--- Residence:---- CHEROKEE NATION English Name--MARY ANN NAVE Indian Name:-- Wale Residence:---IN CHEROKEE NATION English Name:-- NANCY NAVE Indian Name:-- DON'T KNOW Residence:--- CHEROKEE NATION Page 4 #22)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;--DREW IN 1852 AND HAVE PARTICIPATED IN ALL PAYMENTS SINCE THAT TIME IN THE CHEROKEE NATION, INCLUDING THE CHEROKEE STRP PAYMENT. #23)To assist in identification, claiment should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their parents and grandparents back to 1835.-----CAN'T DO THIS. Remarks- Section) Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in providing his claim.-----I CLAIM MY INDIVIDUAL SHARE. I CLAIM ONE FOUTH SHARE OF MY DECEASED MOTH, MARY ANN CLARK. I CLAIM ONE FOURTH SHARE OF MY AUNT NANCY NAVE RILEY. Legal- Section ) I solemnly swear that the forgoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Signature- EMILY J. BATTLES Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10TH day,of SEPTEMBER. 1906. Notary Public- signature--S.F. PARKS CommExp---OCT 3RD, 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 W.F. WADE and ......, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with EMILY J. who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known .HER for 10 years and 20 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-D.W. DUNCAN G.P. FOGLE Signatures of witnesses-W. F. WADE AND ANOTHER NAME WHICH I CANNOT MAKE OUT Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this 10TH day of SEPT., 1906 Notary signature-S.F. PARKS Notary commission expires-OCT. 3RD, 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 NOTE INCLUDED: VINITA, I.T. MAY 20TH,1907 MR GUION MILLER DEAR SIR, YOUR CIRCULAR LETTER OF MAY 1ST, 1907 AT HAND, CONCERNING THE ENROLLMENT OF MINOR CHILDREN. I HAVE NO CHILDREN TO BE ENROLLED.MY HUSBAND AND I IS ALL OF MY FAMILY. HE IS AN ADOPTED MAN. RESPECT. YOURS. MRS. EMILY J. BATTLES VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY Y.L. ROUTE 2 . Bright Star Freedmen Project

    02/08/2003 11:39:06
    1. [SD-FREEDMEN] MILLER APP.# 23321 Pearl Brown, Martin, Rodger, Little, Booker, Cobbell, Penning
    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 # 23321 Action Taken- ADMITTED Name of applicant--PEARL BROWN No. of children--1 Residence--LENAPAH, OKLA. Reason---- DAUGHTER OF #557 AND CLAIMS THRU 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---PEARL BROWN Indian name- #2)Residence--LENAPAH and Post Office-- #3)County--CHEROKEE NATION #4)State--INDIAN TERRITORY #5)How old are you?--29 YEARS OLD Born-- DON'T KNOW #6)Where were you born? --CHEROKEE NATION #7)Are you married?--YES #8)Name and age of wife or husband--CORINE BROWN Age--23 #9)To what tribe of Indians do he or she belong?--NOT ANY #10)Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1906, giving their ages. Name--JEROMIE BROWN Age--3 DOB--1904 #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-LAHALA BROWN Indian name- Maiden name-LAHALA MARTIN #12)Where were they born? Father- GEORGIA Mother- INDIAN TERRITORY 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.---ON ALL CHEROKEE ROLLS IN LENAPAH AND HAVE TAKEN THEIR ALLOTMENTS IN CHEROKEE NATION #16)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible. Name--SILAS BROWN Born-- Died-- Residence--LENAPAH, INDIAN TERITORY Name--LIZZIE RODGER Born-- Died-- Residence-- Name--RACHEL VANN nee PENNINGTON Born-- Died-- Residence-- Name--MARY LITTLE Born-- Died-- Residence-- Name--ANNA COBBELL Born-- Died-- Residence-- Name--ESTHER BOOKER Born-- Died-- Residence-- #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---SUSIE BROWN #18)Where were they born?---GEORGIA #19)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?--INDIAN TERRITORY #20)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: English Name:---- Indian Name:--- Residence:---- English Name-- Indian Name:-- Residence:--- English Name:-- 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;--ON ALL CHEROKEE ROLLS AT TAHLEQUAH #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- PEARL BROWN Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1ST day,of JUNE,1907. Notary Public- signature--JOHN A. KIDD Comm.Exp.--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 WASH NAVE and EMANUEL TAYLOR, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with PEARL BROWN who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known HER for 20 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-WASH NAVE EMANUEL TAYLOR Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this 1ST day of JUNE, 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. . Bright Star Freedmen Project

    02/04/2003 05:51:08
    1. [SD-FREEDMEN] MILLER APP.# 37691 Martha Hicks, Vann, Sharp, Boles, Wilson, Musgrove, Step,
    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 # 37691 Action Taken- REJECTED Name of applicant--MARTHA HICKS No. of children--X Residence--HULBERT, OKLA. Reason----APPLICANT WAS A SLAVE, SHE IS ENROLLED AS A FREEDMEN D.C. FREEDMEN ROLL # 1725 HER PARENTS WERE SLAVES HER HUSBAND ALSO A FREEDMEN 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---MARTHA HICKS Indian name- #2)Residence--CHEROKEE NATION and Post Office--HULBERT, INDIAN TERRITORY #3)County #4)State #5)Date and place of birth?--SALINE DIST. CN #6)Where were you born? -- #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 FATHER--MY MOTHER #8)Are you married?--YES #9)Name and age of wife or husband--ROBERT HICKS--AGE 46 #10)To what tribe of Indians do he or she belong? #11)Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1906, giving their ages. #12)Give names of your father and mother, and your mothers maiden name before marriage. Father- english name-GILBERT VANN Indian name- Mother- english name-JANE VANN Indian name- Maiden name-JANE SHARP #13)Where were they born? Father- OLD CHEROKEE NATION Mother- OLD CHEROKEE NATION Page #3 #14)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at this time? Father-SALINE DIST.,CN Mother- SALINE DIST.,CN #15)Date of death of your father and mother: Father---DIDE 31 YEARS A GOE Mother---1862 #16)Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits? If so, state when and were.---FATHER IN SALINE DIST IN 1851 MOTHER DONT KNOW #17)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible. Name--SUSAN BOLES DOB--- DOD--- Name--KATIE WILSON DOB---32431 DOD---MISSING Name--ELIE VANN--HALF BROTHER DOB--- DOD--- #18)State English name and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's side, and mother's side, if possible. fathers side---JOSEPH VANN ELIE VANN mothers side---SHARP CATEE SHARP #19)Where were they born?---OLD,C,N,E,M,R, #20)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?--DON'T KNOW #21)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: English Name:----MAREY STEP Indian Name:--- Residence:---- PO LENAPAH I.T. English Name--GEORGE MUSGROVE Indian Name:-- Residence:---LENAPAH, I.T. English Name:-- Indian Name:-- Residence:--- Page 4 #22)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;--TAHLEQUAH DIST C.N. 1880 #23)To assist in identification, claiment should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their parents and grandparents back to 1835.----- W.H.HICKS-- 24 YEARS OLD CLARENCE HICKS--22 YEARS OLD ELER HICKS---18 YEARS OLD JESSE HICKS--16 YEARS OLD ALBERT HICKS--13 YEARS OLD 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- MARTHA HICKS Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22 day,of AUGUST, 1906. Notary Public- signature--THOMAS BEAUERT Comm.Exp.-- SEP. 18TH, 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 HA HILL and J.H. WHITE, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with MARTHA HICKS who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known HER for 6 years and 2 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-HA HILL.. J.H.WHITE Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this 22 day of AUG. 1907 Notary signature-.THOMAS E. BEAUERT Notary commission expires-SEP. 18, 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.-------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------MY PERSONAL NOTE:Pages after that include letters written to the BIA about their claim. Some have additional papers, others do not. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------------------- ADDITIONAL PAPER INCLUDES; ONE PAPER WITH THREE DIFFERENT LETTERS OR NOTES ON IT. # 1 READS AS FOLLOWS; # 37691 MARTHA HICKS SEE LETTER OF T.E, BEAUERT, MELVIN OKLA. LETTER FILE NOT RECOGNIZED AS CHEROKEE IN I.T. # 2 WHAT NUMBER THE ROLLS WE DID NOT GET NO NUMBER AT ALL. RESPICTIVELLY MARTHA HICKS CHB 37691 #3 37691 HULBERT, OKLA. JUNE 6/08 SPECIAL COMMISSIONER, N.S.COURT OF CLAIMS,IN REPLY TO YOUR CLAIMS, IN REPLY TO YOUR ANSWER, IN MY AFAIRS IN THE EASTERN CHEROKEE RIGHTS. IS MY FATHER AND MOTHER MAINED HERE WITH THE EASTERN CHEROKEES, ABOUT THE YEAR OF 1834-1835. AND I CLAIM MY RIGHTS ON MY MOTHERS SIDE, AND MY PARENTS WERE SLAVES, AND MY GRANDPARENTS WERE NOT SLAVES. MY PARENTS WERE SLAVES OF THE INDIANS. I WERE ENROLLED BY THE DAWES COMISSION AND INDERCATED ON THE FREEDMEN ROLL AND I DON'T KNOW. Bright Star Freedmen Project

    02/03/2003 01:38:55
    1. [SD-FREEDMEN] AAHGS: "Analysis of Slave Data" Prepublication Announcement
    2. 31 January 2003 The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc., is pleased to provide the following prepublication announcement of "Analysis of Slave Data Excerpted from the Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia 1653 to 1812" by Paul E. Sluby, Sr., C.G. Please take a few minutes to review the book description and let the Society know if you would be interested in purchasing the book, if published. By replying to this e-mail in the affirmative, you will be able to purchase the book at a discounted price. If there is sufficient interest in this book, it is anticipated that the book will be published late this summer. A response by Wednesday, February 5th would be appreciated. I apologize for the short turnaround time. Thank you for your time and consideration. To confirm your interest in purchasing this publication, send a reply to: [email protected] Sylvia Sylvia Polk-Burriss, Editor AAHGS Journal www.rootsweb.com/~mdaahgs Prepublication Announcement Washington, D.C. - Analysis of Slave Data Excerpted from the Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia 1653 to 1812 will be a helpful research tool for genealogical researchers and family historians. Founded in 1669, Middlesex County is located in the eastern part of Virginia. The book is organized into four sections: (1) an analysis of slave data (includes names of slave holders, given slave names, surnames of slaves, identity of the parents of slaves, multiple slave births and the identity of free Negroes; (2) a list of slave entries arranged alphabetically by the first or given name; (3) excerpts from the originally published records of Christ Church; and (4) the author's transcription of the slave data. About the Author - Paul E. Sluby, Sr., Co-Founder of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc., is a certified genealogist. He has published numerous books on cemeteries in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. Estimated Book Price - (Price is dependent on prepublication interest.) In order to determine the number total first print run, it would be helpful if you would indicate your interest in purchasing this book. ____ YES, I would be interested in purchasing a copy of this book, if published. ____ NO, I would not be interested in purchasing a copy of this book. Submitted by Bright Star for the AAHGS

    02/03/2003 12:24:05
    1. [SD-FREEDMEN] various Freedmen Links
    2. <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=Jerry%20Jordon%20freedmen&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2eangelfire%2ecom%2fok3%2ffreedmen%2fadmt%2ehtml&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=1&requestId=cns96124&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">1885 Choctaw Chickasaw Freedmen Admitted To Citizenship</A> - ... additional notations about the freedmen listed below ... Charles Shoat Lewis Cyrus Jerry Cyrus / Dutch ... 2nd District Apukshunnubbee District Jordon Folsom / Henry ... http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/freedmen/admt.ht <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=Jerry%20Jordon%20freedmen&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2eangelfire%2ecom%2fok3%2ffreedmen%2fdawesfg%2ehtml&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=2&requestId=cns96124&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">Choctaw Freedmen F - G</A> - Choctaw Freedmen F - G. ... 72 Folsom, Feina 73 Folsom, Louie 218 Folsom, Jordon 911 Folsom ... 1610 Folsom, Annie 1611 Folsom, Catherine 1897 Folsom, Jerry 1898 Folsom ... http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/freedmen/dawesfg <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=Jerry%20Jordon%20freedmen&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2eafrican%2dnativeamerican%2ecom%2fDawesFG%2ehtm&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=3&requestId=cns96124&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">Dawes Rolls of Choctaw Freedmen</A> - Dawes Rolls of Choctaw Freedmen. ... Folsom, Feina 73 Folsom, Louie 218 Folsom, Jordon 911 Folsom ... Folsom, Annie 1611 Folsom, Catherine 1897 Folsom, Jerry 1898 Folsom ... http://www.african-nativeamerican.com/DawesFG <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=Jerry%20Jordon%20freedmen&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2eafrican%2dnativeamerican%2ecom%2fDawesAB%2ehtm&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=4&requestId=cns96124&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">Dawes Rolls of Choctaw Freedmen</A> - ... of the names of the Choctaw Freedmen listed with ... Arey 671 Burris, Gertrude 672 Burris, Jordon 673 Burris ... Mitchell 674 Burris, Betsie 676 Burris, Jerry 682 Burris ... http://www.african-nativeamerican.com/DawesAB <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=Jerry%20Jordon%20freedmen&url=http%3a%2f%2ffreedmensbureau%2ecom%2fnorthcarolina%2fncindentures2%2ehtm&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=5&requestId=cns96124&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">Freedmens Bureau Register of Indentures Dec. 1865 - June 1866, ...</A> - ... not or could not be supported by their parents or were orphans were apprenticed by Freedmens Bureau officals ... March 9, 1866, 107, A. Smith Jordon, . ... Jerry, Peter. ... http://freedmensbureau.com/northcarolina/ncin <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=Jerry%20Jordon%20freedmen&url=http%3a%2f%2ffreedmensbureau%2ecom%2falabama%2fhuntsville20%2ehtm&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=6&requestId=cns96124&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedmen ...</A> - ... of Depositors in Branches of the Freedmens Saving and ... Washington, Jerry, Martin, Sammy, sisters 2, Francis, Mary, all ... Record for: Margaret Jordon Date and No. ... http://freedmensbureau.com/alabama/huntsville <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=Jerry%20Jordon%20freedmen&url=http%3a%2f%2fsmoke%2dsignalsvillage%2enet%2fBlackIndians%2ehtml&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=9&requestId=cns96124&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">Black Indians</A> - ... Index to the Cherokee Freedmen Enrollment Cards of the Dawes Commission, 1901-1906 by Jo ... with the US Court of Claims, 1901-1910 by Jerry Wright Jordon. ... http://smoke-signalsvillage.net/BlackIndians. <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=Jerry%20Jordon%20freedmen&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2erootsweb%2ecom%2f%7eflafram%2fJackindex%2ehtm&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=10&requestId=cns96124&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">Body</A> - Freedmens Bureau Saving and Trust Index of Depositors ... Blackney, Jordon 5134 Brain, Anthony 5186 Baiby, Nicholas ... 6695 Coleman, Fanny 6736 Cook, Jerry 6753 Colby ... http://www.rootsweb.com/~flafram/Jackindex.ht Bright Star

    02/02/2003 08:23:59
    1. [SD-FREEDMEN] UNREGISTERED Freedmen links
    2. <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=unregistered%20Freedmen&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2ecoe%2eohio%2dstate%2eedu%2fEDPL%2fGordon%2fcourses%2f863%2fmbole%2ehtml&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=42&requestId=cns92313&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">THE CHURCHS EARLY INFLUENCE</A> - ... Freedmen Move North to Ohio. ... White people who hired unregistered Blacks or harbored runaway slaves could be prosecuted under state law. ... http://www.coe.ohio-state.edu/EDPL/Gordon/cou <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=unregistered%20Freedmen&url=http%3a%2f%2fphilipgerard%2ecom%2ffearpro%2ehtml&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=12&requestId=cns90323&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">Philip Gerard: Excerpt from Cape Fear Rising</A> - ... Going to slit our throats while we slept, were you?. Were freedmen, capn-- I told you.. ... You all are unregistered niggers violating our curfew.. ... http://philipgerard.com/fearpro.html <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=unregistered%20Freedmen&url=http%3a%2f%2fnationalhistoryday%2eorg%2f03%5feducators%2f2003curbook%2f15%2dvisions%2fvisions%2ehtml&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=13&requestId=cns90323&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">National History Day 2003</A> - ... Georgia Freedmen to the Freedmens Bureau Subassistant Commissioner at ... 1865, Unregistered Letters Received, series 1013, Savannah, Georgia, Subassistant ... http://nationalhistoryday.org/03_educators/20 <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=unregistered%20Freedmen&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2erootsweb%2ecom%2f%7ewatpcgs%2fnarafilm%2ehtm&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=14&requestId=cns90323&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society - National Archives ...</A> - ... I, 1907-1907, T 0529, Final Rolls of Citizens and Freedmen of the Five ... M, 1789-1861, M 0222, Office of the Secretary of War, Letters Received, Unregistered Series, 34 ... http://www.rootsweb.com/~watpcgs/narafilm.htm <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=unregistered%20Freedmen&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2eindiana%2eedu%2f%7eiupress%2fbooks%2f0%2d253%2d33924%2d3%2epdf&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=15&requestId=cns90323&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">A Question of Manhood: Chapter 1</A> - ... riot, nor the many lawless acts preceding it dur- ing the past six months, would have occurred. The superintendent of the Memphis Freedmens Bureau, Major ... http://www.indiana.edu/~iupress/books/0-253-3 <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=unregistered%20Freedmen&url=http%3a%2f%2fpub18%2eezboard%2ecom%2ffbalkansfrm48%2eshowMessage%3ftopicID%3d50%2etopic&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=17&requestId=cns90323&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">US - The Enduring Legacy of the Souths Civil War Victory - www. ...</A> - ... shqptr Unregistered User (12/30/02 7:43:47 am) Reply, A Description Of ... Memorials to white southerners who supported the rights of freedmen during Reconstruction ... http://pub18.ezboard.com/fbalkansfrm48.showMe <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=unregistered%20Freedmen&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2ekeepandbeararms%2ecom%2fMancus%2fliberty%2easp&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=19&requestId=cns90323&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">Keep and Bear Arms - Gun Owners Home Page - 2nd Amendment ...</A> - ... in a coordinated, sustained manner, and their unregistered, privately owned ... victorious North loathed how southern racists abused freedmen [emancipated slaves ... http://www.keepandbeararms.com/Mancus/liberty <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=unregistered%20Freedmen&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2eheritagequest%2ecom%2fcatalog%2fArkansas%2epdf&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=21&requestId=cns90323&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">Arkansas</A> - Page 1. Arkansas STATEWIDE SUBJECTS: Biography Census Census: Enumeration Districts Census: Indexes Census: Soundex Church Records ... http://www.heritagequest.com/catalog/Arkansas [<A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/dirsearch.adp?query=unregistered%20Freedmen&site=www%2eheritagequest%2ecom&from=MoreFromSite">More results from www.heritagequest.com</A>] <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=unregistered%20Freedmen&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2ekcmetro%2ecc%2emo%2eus%2flongview%2fhumanities%2fenglish%2fedwards%2fbiogd%2ehtml&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=34&requestId=cns90537&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">African American Biographies</A> - ... He then became a surgeon and professor of medicine at Freedmens Hospital, Washington ... pro-Russian causes, he was indicted in 1951 as an unregistered agent for a ... http://www.kcmetro.cc.mo.us/longview/humaniti <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=unregistered%20Freedmen&url=http%3a%2f%2fteapot%2eusask%2eca%2fcdn%2dfirearms%2fLaws%2frkba%2ehist%5f04c%2ehtml&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=22&requestId=cns90323&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">Communitarians, Neorepublicans, and Guns: Assessing the Case for ...</A> - ... of 1866 and later the Fourteenth Amendment, meant to protect freedmen against deprivation ... and Frank Layton were arrested for carrying an unregistered sawed-off ... http://teapot.usask.ca/cdn-firearms/Laws/rkba Bright Star

    02/02/2003 08:14:55
    1. [SD-FREEDMEN] MILLER APP.# 36412 Victoria Vann, Ross, Salter, Slater, Morris, Carson, Smith, M
    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 # 36412 Action Taken- REJECTED Name of applicant--VICTORIA VANN No. of children--1 Residence--CEDER, OKLA. Reason---- NIECE OF 29697 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---VICTORIA VANN Indian name- #2)Residence--CEDAR, INDIAN TERRITORY and Post Office-- #3)County--CHEROKEE NATION #4)State--INDIAN TERRITORY #5)How old are you?--36 #6)Where were you born? --CHEROKEE NATION #7)Are you married?--YES #8)Name and age of wife or husband--WILLIAM VANN #9)To what tribe of Indians do he or she belong?--CHEROKEE #10)Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1906, giving their ages. Name--ELI VANN Age--12 DOB-- #11)Give names of your father and mother, and your mothers maiden name before marriage. Father- english name-ELI VANN Indian name- Mother- english name-PASHIENT VANN Indian name- Maiden name-PASHIENT ROSS #12)Where were they born? Father- CHEROKEE NATION, INDIAN TERITORY Mother- CHEROKEE NATION, INDIAN TERITORY Page #3 #13)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at this time? Father-ON SPRING CREEK,CHEROKEE NATION, IND. TERR. Mother- CHEROKEE NATION #14)Date of death of your father and mother: Father---1897 Mother---APRIL 14,1885 #15)Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits? If so, state when and were.---1880 ROLL, CHEROKEE FREEDMEN ROLL #16)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible. Name--DAVID VANN Born-- Died-- Residence-- ELLIOTT, INDIAN TERRITORY Name--LIZA MORRIS Born-- Died-- Residence--CEDAR, INDIAN TERRITORY Name--LULA SALTER Born-- Died-- Residence--COFFEYVILLE KANSAS Name--LAURA CARSON Born-- Died-- Residence--CEDAR, INDIAN TERRITORY Name--ARTHUR VANN Born-- Died--DEAD Residence-- Name--KATIE SMITH-- A HALF SISTER. hERMOTHER IS NOT KNOWN TO ME. Born-- Died-- Residence--NOWATA, INDIAN TERRITORY #17)State English name and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's side, and mother's side, if possible. fathers side---GILBERT VANN JANE VANN mothers side---SOPHA ROSS, GRANDMOTHER JACK ROSS, GRANDFATHER #18)Where were they born?---GEORGIA #19)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?--CHEROKEE NATION, INDIAN TERRITORY #20)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: English Name:----JOE VANN--IS DEAD Indian Name:--- Residence:---- English Name--SARAH MURRELL--IS DEAD Indian Name:-- Residence:--- English Name:-- SUSAN BOWLES Indian Name:-- Residence:--- English Name:----KATIE WILSON Indian Name:--- Residence:---- English Name:----MARTHA HICKS Indian Name:--- Residence:---- English Name:----LIZZIE LEWTHER--IS DEAD Indian Name:--- Residence:---- English Name:----DAVIE VANN-- IS DEAD Indian Name:--- Residence:---- English Name:----ALECK VANN Indian Name:--- Residence:---- English Name:----ELI VANN--IS DEAD 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 NATION INDIAN TERRITORY ROLL 1880, AND ALL THE FUTURE ROLLS SINCE THAT DATE #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- VICTORIA VANN Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20TH day,of AUGUST, 1907. Notary Public- signature--JOHN A. KIDD Comm Exp.----NOVEMBER 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 SIM RODGERS and BEN TAYLOR, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with VICTORIA VANN who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known HER for 15 years and 15 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 HIS claim. Witnesses to mark- Signatures of witnesses-SIMS RODGERS BEN TAYLOR Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this 20TH day of AUGUST, 1907. Notary signature-.JOHN A. KIDD Notary commission expires-NOVEMBER 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ---------------------------------------- ATTACHED IS THE FOLLOWING AFFIDAVIT; APP.NO.36412-29697 MISC. VICTORIA VANN, BEING DULY SWORN, DEPOSES AND SAY'S: MY NAME IS VICTORIA VANN, I AM 37 YEARS OLD. I LIVE IN OKLAHOMA. I WAS BORN AND RAISED HERE. I WAS ENROLLED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES AS A CHEROKEE FREEDMEN, ROLL # 2385. I WAS ENROLLED ON ALL THE ROLLS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE. I GOT STRIP MONEY. I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH INDIAN BLOOD I HAVE. MY GRANDMOTHER WAS PART CHEROKEE. I GOT INDIAN BLOOD ON BOTH SIDES. MY MOTHER WAS PATIENCE VANN. SHE LIVED IN OKLAHOMA ALL OF HER LIFE. I DON'T KNOW FROM WHAT SIDE MY MOTHER GOT HER BLOOD. SHE WAS OWNED BY OLIVER ROSS. I WAS BORN AFTER THE WAR AND HAVE NEVER BEEN A SLAVE. MY MOTHER AND FATHER WERE MARRIED AFTER THE WAR. MY FATHER WAS ELI VANN. HE IS DEAD. HE LIVED HERE AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH. HE WAS A SLAVE. HE WAS OWNED BY KATY VANN. GILBERT VANN WAS HIS FATHER AND HIS MOTHER JANE VANN. THEY WERE SLAVES. OLD JO VANN OWNED MY GRANDPAP. WE ARE NOT REGUARDED AS OLD SETTLERS. HAVE NEVER ASSOCIATED WITH ANY OTHER TRIBE. ALL OF MY BROTHERS AND SISTER LIVE IN OKLAHOMA AND WERE BORN HERE. THEIR NAMES ARE: DAVID VANN ELIZA MORRIS ARTHUR LULA SALTER LAURA CARSON KATY SMITH FRANKIE VANN THEY HAVE ALL RECIEVED MONEY FROM THE GOVERMENT. I DON'T KNOW WETHER THEY RECIEVED ANY MONEY IN 1851. I KNOW SUSAN BOWLES. SHE IS MY AUNTIE. SHE WAS ENROLLED WITH THE FIVE CILIVIZED TRIBES AS A CHEROKEE FREEDMEN. WE CLAIM BACK TO THE SAME PEOPLE. SHE IS MY FATHERS SISTER. SHE WAS A SLAVE. Signature of witness--- VICTORIA VANN Subscribed and sworn to before me at Lenapah, Oklahoma this 22nd day of August, 1908. Signature-- A. S. MARINE Ass't to Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims. Bright Star Freedmen Project

    02/01/2003 03:46:29
    1. [SD-FREEDMEN] Researching the UNREGISTERED Freedmen
    2. Hello everyone, I believe that loads of info can also be found in links to those FREEDMEN who "never registered" with the Goverment or the Bureau of Indian Affairs. I will be presenting as many links as I can find in the next couple of weeks, so that you may also search for leads in this catagory. I will also post at least two more MILLER APPLICATIONS this weekend for the Cherokee Freedmen rejected app's. Bright Star <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=unregistered%20Freedmen%20names&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2eaagsnc%2eorg%2farticles%2ffreedtexas%2ehtm&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=1&requestId=cns80451&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">Freedmen Bureau Records - Texas Field Offices</A> - ... criminal offenses, 1865-1868, include unregistered reports relating ... the appendix of lists 209 freedmen confined, including their names, counties of ... http://www.aagsnc.org/articles/freedtexas.htm <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=unregistered%20Freedmen%20names&url=http%3a%2f%2fmembers%2eaol%2ecom%2fpastense2%2fscaaresources%2ehtm&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=2&requestId=cns80451&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">South Carolina African American Resources</A> - ... for persons of color follows the names of African ... Sometimes, only the firstname of the freedmen is listed ... Many birth and deaths went unregistered well into the ... http://members.aol.com/pastense2/scaaresource <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=unregistered%20Freedmen%20names&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2eheritagequest%2ecom%2fgenealogy%2fmicrofilm%2fsouth%5fcarolina%2fhtml%2fminorities%2ehtml&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=3&requestId=cns80451&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">minorities</A> - ... The unregistered applications for restoration of property, July ... usually give the name or names of the ... to property titles, marriage of freedmen, and receipts or ... http://www.heritagequest.com/genealogy/microf <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=unregistered%20Freedmen%20names&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2eheritagequest%2ecom%2fcatalog%2fArkansas%2epdf&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=4&requestId=cns80451&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">Arkansas</A> - Page 1. Arkansas STATEWIDE SUBJECTS: Biography Census Census: Enumeration Districts Census: Indexes Census: Soundex Church Records ... http://www.heritagequest.com/catalog/Arkansas <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=unregistered%20Freedmen%20names&url=http%3a%2f%2ffreedmensbureau%2ecom%2fcontributors%2fMichael%2520Dennis%2520Letter%2520and%2520Lists%2520of%2520Negroes%2ehtm&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=5&requestId=cns80451&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">Negroes on the Dennis Place</A> - ... 1869, often simply called The Freedmens Bureau Papers. It is found in Unregistered Letters Received, AW ... is, perhaps, unique because it names the freed ... http://freedmensbureau.com/contributors/Micha <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=unregistered%20Freedmen%20names&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2earchives%2egov%2fpublications%2fmicrofilm%5fcatalogs%2fblack%5fstudies%2fblack%5fstudies%5fpart08%2ehtml&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=6&requestId=cns80451&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">NARA | Publications | Black Studies - Part 8</A> - ... names and addresses of teachers, and names and addresses ... 20, 1866 the Freedmens Court in the Memphis ... Registered series (PW) 1885 28 Unregistered series 1865 ... http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfil <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=unregistered%20Freedmen%20names&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2earchives%2egov%2fpublications%2fmicrofilm%5fcatalogs%2fblack%5fstudies%2fblack%5fstudies%5fpart04%2ehtml&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=7&requestId=cns80451&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">NARA | Publications | Black Studies - Part 4</A> - ... and telegrams; this has been filmed preceding the unregistered letters and ... in both form and content but usually list the names of the freedmen, the amount ... http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfil ] <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=unregistered%20Freedmen%20names&url=http%3a%2f%2fphilipgerard%2ecom%2ffearpro%2ehtml&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=8&requestId=cns80451&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">Philip Gerard: Excerpt from Cape Fear Rising</A> - ... Too late. Cant buy it now. You all are unregistered niggers violating our curfew.. ... Capn, these are freedmen. ... Names, he thinks, but not the word. ... http://philipgerard.com/fearpro.html <A HREF="http://aolsearch.aol.com/redir.adp?appname=MS&query=unregistered%20Freedmen%20names&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2esimsbury%2elib%2ect%2eus%2fgenwebs%2ehtm&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=9&requestId=cns80451&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">Simsbury Public Library, Simsbury, Connecticut</A> - ... your account reverts from registered to unregistered mode until ... volumes and the spellings of your ancestors names. ... the post-Civil War Freedmens Bureau records ... http://www.simsbury.lib.ct.us/genwebs.htm &query=unregistered%20Freedmen%20names&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2enewpastpress%2ecom%2flinks%2fgenealogy%2ehtml&datasource=Google&partner=Google&clickedItemRank=10&requestId=cns80451&component=websearch.google.http.tcl&searchType=MS">New Past Press Link Directory - Genealogy</A> - ... GedHTree - GEDCOM to HTML converter (unregistered version is ... com - see our list of names, recipes, and ... The Freedmens Bureau Online - Black History - American ... http://www.newpastpress.com/links/genealogy.h

    01/31/2003 08:53:53
    1. [SD-FREEDMEN] Happy Birthday to the Rev. Martin Luther King - gone but not forgotten
    2. <A HREF="http://www.stceliascorner.com/mlk.html"> MIDI music for Martin Luther King Day - January 15, 2001</A> http://www.stceliascorner.com/mlk.html We Shall Overcome We shall overcome, we shall overcome We shall overcome some day Oh deep in my heart, I do believe That we shall overcome some day We'll walk hand in hand, we'll walk hand in hand We'll walk hand in hand some day Oh deep in my heart, I do believe That we shall overcome some day We shall live in peace, we shall live in peace We shall live in peace some day Oh deep in my heart, I do believe That we shall overcome some day We shall brothers be, we shall brothers be We shall brothers be some day Oh deep in my heart, I do believe That we shall overcome some day The truth shall make us free, truth shall make us free The truth shall make us free some day Oh deep in my heart, I do believe That we shall overcome some day We are not afraid, we are not afraid We are not afraid today Oh deep in my heart, I do believe That we shall overcome some day Lift every voice and sing, till earth and heaven ring, Ring with the harmonies of liberty; Let our rejoicing rise, high as the listening skies, Let it resound loud as the rolling sea. Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us; Facing the rising sun of our new day begun, Let us march on till victory is won. Stony the road we trod, bitter the chastening rod, Felt in the days when hope unborn had died; Yet with a steady beat, have not our weary feet, Come to the place for which our fathers sighed? We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered; Out from the gloomy past, till now we stand at last Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast. God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, Thou Who hast brought us thus far on the way; Thou Who hast by Thy might, led us into the light, Keep us forever in the path, we pray. Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee. Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee. Shadowed beneath Thy hand, may we forever stand, True to our God, true to our native land.

    01/19/2003 06:50:36
    1. [SD-FREEDMEN] MILLER APP.# 35015 Mary Jane Qualls, Vann, Brown,
    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 # 35015 Action Taken- REJECTED Name of applicant--MARY JANE QUALLS No. of children--5 Residence--ROLAND, OKLA. Reason---- GRANDAUGHTER OF G.W. VANN 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---MARY JANE QUALLS Indian name- #2)Residence--ROLAND and Post Office-- #3)County-- #4)State--INDIAN TERRITORY #5)How old are you?--ABOUT ? Born--- ABOUT 1847 #6)Where were you born? --NEAR LINE OF TENNESSEE AND MISSISSIPPI #7)Are you married?--YES, HUSBAND DEAD #8)Name and age of wife or husband--JOHN QUALLS #9)To what tribe of Indians do he or she belong?--CHEROKEE #10)Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1906, giving their ages. Name--JAMES QUALLS Age--21 DOB--DEC.16,1886 Name--JOHN QUALLS Age--19 DOB--SEP.15,1888 Name--WESLEY QUALLS Age--18 DOB--NOV.18,1889 Name--EMPEROR QUALLS Age--17 DOB--JULY 26,1890 Name--BENJAMIN QUALLS Age--15 DOB--JAN.11, 1891 Name--SARAH QUALLS Age--12 DOB--AUG.31,1894 #11)Give names of your father and mother, and your mothers maiden name before marriage. Father- english name-JAMES VANN Indian name- Mother- english name-CHARLOTTE VANN Indian name- Maiden name-CHARLOTTE BROWN #12)Where were they born? Father- CHEROKEE NATION, INDIAN TERRITORY Mother- OLD NATION, TENNESSEE Page #3 #13)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at this time? Father-NOT YET BORN Mother- OLD NATION, TENN. #14)Date of death of your father and mother: Father---LIVING Mother---DON'T KNOW #15)Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits? If so, state when and were.---CHEROKEE, FT. GIBSON, INDIAN TERRITORY #16)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible. Name--NEVER HAD ANY BROTHERS AND SISTERS 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---G.W. VANN MARY JANE VANN mothers side---DON'T KNOW #18)Where were they born?--- Father--G.W. IN OLD CHEROKEE NATION, TENN. Mother--MARY JANE VANN, LINE OF ALABAMA AND TENN. #19)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?--CHEROKEE NATION, INDIAN TERR. #20)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: English Name:----SEMANTRA VANN Indian Name:--- Residence:---- English Name--PARTHENA VANN Indian Name:-- Residence:--- English Name:-- JAMES VANN Indian Name:-- Residence:--- FT. SMITH English Name:----NEWTON VANN Indian Name:--- Residence:---- INDIAN TERRITORY English Name:----HARRISON VANN Indian Name:--- Residence:---- ROLAND, INDIAN TERR. English Name:----RICHARD VANN Indian Name:--- Residence:---- ROLAND, INDIAN TERR. 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;--FT. GIBSON, 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- MARY JANE QUALLS Subscribed and sworn to before me this 14TH day,of AUG. 1907. Notary Public- signature--W.H. DRUBLOZIER CommExp.--JULY 6TH, 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 JOHN QUALLS and SINEY LITTLE, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with MARY JANE QUALLS who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known HER for 16 years and 8 years, respectively, and know HER to be the identical person SHE r epresents 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- JOHN QUALLS SINEY LITTLE Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this 14 day ofAUG.,1907 Notary signature---W.H. DRUBLOZIER Notary commission expires---JULY 6TH, 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. . Bright Star Freedmen Project

    01/19/2003 07:30:38
    1. [SD-FREEDMEN] MILLER APP.# 22338 Louisa Vann, Bean,
    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 # 22338 Action Taken- REJECTED Name of applicant--LOUISA VANN No. of children--X Residence--CHAFFEY, OKLA. Reason---- AUNT OF #18782 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---LOUISA VANN Indian name- #2)Residence--GRAND RIVER, CHEROKEE NATION and Post Office-- #3)County-- #4)State-- #5)Date and place of birth?--ABOUT 1849 ON SPRING CREEK #6)Where were you born? -- #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:--FATHER AND MOTHER WHOSE OWNERS WAS AVE VANN A CHEROKEE INDIAN AND ONE OF THE IMMIGRANTS #8)Are you married?--YES #9)Name and age of wife or husband--ARTHUR BEAN, AGE 64 #10)To what tribe of Indians do he or she belong?-- #11)Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1906, giving their ages. #12)Give names of your father and mother, and your mothers maiden name before marriage. Father- english name-RUFUS VANN Indian name- Mother- english name-LUCY VANN Indian name- Maiden name-LUCY VANN #13)Where were they born? Father- --IN GEORGIA Mother- --IN GEORGIA Page #3 #14)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at this time? Father-IN THE CHEROKEE NATION, SALINE DISTRICT Mother- IN THE CHEROKEE NATION, SALINE DISTRICT #15)Date of death of your father and mother: Father---ABOUT 1864 Mother---ABOUT 1877 #16)Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits? If so, state when and were.---MOTHER IS ON THE ROLL OF 1880 #17)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible. Name--WILLIAM VANN DOB---1851 DOD---1882 Name--SAM VANN DOB---1854 DOD---LIVING Name--IBBY VANN DOB---1844 DOD---LIVING Name--EILLIS VANN DOB---1847 DOD---LIVING Name--KATIE VANN DOB---1874 DOD---LIVING #18)State English name and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's side, and mother's side, if possible. fathers side---NAN VANN mothers side---IBBY VANN #19)Where were they born?---IN GEORGIA #20)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?--IN THE CHEROKEE NATION, SALINE DISTRICT IN THE INDIAN TERRITORY #21)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: English Name:----GILBERT VANN--DEAD Indian Name:--- Residence:---- English Name--IRVING VANN---DEAD Indian Name:-- Residence:--- English Name:-- JENNIE VANN Indian Name:-- Residence:--- CHOTEAU, INDIAN TERRITORY Page 4 #22)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;--ALL THE ROLLS MADE FOR THE CHEROKEE SINCE THE CIVIL WAR #23)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- LOUISA VANN Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1ST day of APRIL, 1907. Notary Public- signature--JACOB J. JAMES CommExp.-- NOV. 17TH, 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 JUNO MARTIN and TOBIAS BEAN, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with LOUISA VANN who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known HER for 55 years and 50 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- L.G. CULLENS M.A.JARRELL Signatures of witnesses- JUNO MARTIN TOBIAS BEAN Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this 1ST day of MAY,1907 Notary signature-- JACOB J. JAMES Notary commission expires- NOV.17TH, 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.-------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------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 Personal Note by Bright Star--- dates on affidavit are different months, same year.

    01/19/2003 07:19:43
    1. [SD-FREEDMEN] MILLER APP.# 22354 Bettie Holt, Hicks, Huchinson, Miller, Campbell,
    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 # 22354 Action Taken- REJECTED Name of applicant--BETTIE HOLT No. of children--0 Residence--VINITA, OKLA. Reason----..... SISTER OF # 22342 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---BETTIE HOLT Indian name- #2)Residence--VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY and Post Office-- #3)County-- #4)State-- #5)Date and place of birth?--IN FLINT DISTRICY ABOUT 1846 #6)Where were you born? -- #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:---THRU MOTHER WHO WAS A SLAVE OF BILL HOLT A CHEROKEE NATION #8)Are you married?--WIDOW #9)Name and age of wife or husband--DENNIS HICKS, DECEASED #10)To what tribe of Indians do he or she belong?-- #11)Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1906, giving their ages. #12)Give names of your father and mother, and your mothers maiden name before marriage. Father- english name-JESSE HICKS Indian name- Mother- english name-EASTER HOLT Indian name- Maiden name-EASTER HOLT #13)Where were they born? Father- IN GEORGIA Mother- IN GEORGIA Page #3 #14)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at this time? Father-IN THE CHEROKEE NATION IN THE INDIAN TERRITORY Mother- IN THE CHEROKEE NATION IN THE INDIAN TERRITORY #15)Date of death of your father and mother: Father---DON'T KNOW Mother---1904 #16)Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits? If so, state when and were.---MOTHER WAS ON THE KERN AND CLIFTON ROLL ONLY #17)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible. Name--JOSH HOLT DOB---1849 DOD---LIVING Name--TECUMSEH HOLT DOB---1852 DOD---LIVING Name--SUSAN HUTCHINGSON DOB---1833 DOD---LIVING Name--SALLIE MILLER DOB---1847 DOD---LIVING #18)State English name and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's side, and mother's side, if possible. fathers side--- mothers side---NELLIE CAMPBELL #19)Where were they born?---IN GEORGIA #20)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?--ALL DEAD SAVE NELLIE CAMPBELL WHO WAS LIVING IN THE FLINT DISTRICT #21)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: English Name:----ALL DIED MANY YEARS AGO Indian Name:--- Residence:---- English Name-- Indian Name:-- Residence:--- English Name:-- Indian Name:-- Residence:--- Page 4 #22)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;---KERN AND CLIFTON ONLY #23)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- BETTIE HOLT Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30TH day,of APRIL, 1907. Notary Public- signature--JACOB J. JAMES CommExp.-- NOV, 17TH, 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 COLUMBUS McNAIR and JUNO MARTIN, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with BETTIE HOLT who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known HER for 50 years and 30 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- B.W. S. L.G. CULLENS Signatures of witnesses- COLUMBUS McNAIR JUNO MARTIN Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this 30TH day of APRIL, 1907 Notary signature-JACOB J. JAMES Notary commission expires-NOV, 17TH, 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.-------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------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

    01/18/2003 11:10:01
    1. [SD-FREEDMEN] MILLER APP.# 7642 Judie Walton, Lynch, Deckman, Downing,
    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 # 7642 Action Taken- ADMITTED Name of applicant--JUDIE WALTON No. of children--X Residence--KETCHUM, OKLA. Reason----SISTER OF # 7641 AND CLAIMS THRU 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---JUDIE WALTON Indian name- #2)Residence--KETCHUM and Post Office-- #3)County--CHEROKEE NATION #4)State--INDIAN TERRITORY #5)Date and place of birth?--FEB.6TH,1884, NEAR KETCHUM I.T. #6)Where were you born? -- #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:-- FATHER WILLIAM E. DOWNING, GRANDFATHER JOHNSON DOWNING, GRANDMOTHER JENNIE DOWNING #8)Are you married?--YES #9)Name and age of wife or husband--JAMES WALTON, BORN OCT. 15TH,1877 #10)To what tribe of Indians do he or she belong?-- #11)Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1906, giving their ages. #12)Give names of your father and mother, and your mothers maiden name before marriage. Father- english name-WILLIAM E. DOWNING Indian name- Mother- english name-LOUTISHIA DOWNING Indian name- Maiden name-LOUTISHIA RATTLING GOURD #13)Where were they born? Father- IN THE OLD EASTERN RESERVATION Mother- IN THE CHEROKEE NATION Page #3 #14)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at this time? Father-IN THE EAST Mother- IN THE CHEROKEE NATION #15)Date of death of your father and mother: Father---APRIL 7TH, 1902 Mother---SEPT. 20TH, 1900 #16)Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits? If so, state when and were.---FATHER ON THE 1851 ROLL AND ALL CHEROKEE ROLLS SINCE THAT DATE #17)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible. Name--MARY JANE LYNCH DOB---DEC 1, 1875 DOD---MARCH 17TH,1906 Name--JOEL DOWNING DOB---MARCH 25TH, 1890 DOD--- Name--AMANDA DECKMAN DOB---FEB.1ST, 1877 DOD--- Name--LUCIAN DOWNING DOB---MARCH 6TH, 1892 DOD---FEB. 13TH, 1902 Name--THOMAS L. DOWNING DOB---MAY 17TH, 1875 DOD---NOV. 27TH, 1905 Name--CORA DOWNING DOB---MARCH 19TH, 1894 DOD--- Name--SONSIC A. MORGAN DOB---SEPT. 1ST, 1881 DOD--- Name--ASA DOWNING DOB---APRIL 10TH, 1897 DOD--- Name--JUDIE WALTON DOB---FEB. 6TH, 1884 DOD--- Name--JOHNSON L. DOWNING DOB---NOV.26TH, 1886 DOD--- #18)State English name and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's side, and mother's side, if possible. fathers side---JOHNSON DOWNING JENNIE DOWNING mothers side---LUNA RATTLING GOURD UNKNOWN #19)Where were they born?---UNKNOWN #20)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?--DOWNINGS IN THE EAST, THE OTHERS UNKNOWN #21)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: English Name:----DAN DOWNING--DECEASED Indian Name:--- Residence:---- VINITA English Name--JESSIE DOWNING--DECEASED Indian Name:-- Residence:---VINITA English Name:-- JAMES DOWNING--DECEASED Indian Name:-- Residence:--- VINITA English Name:-- WILLIAM E. DOWNING--DECEASED Indian Name:-- Residence:--- KETCHUM Page 4 #22)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;--IN THE CHEROKEE NATION, BOTH MONEY AND LAND #23)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.------NO FAMILY RECORDS Legal- Section ) I solemnly swear that the forgoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Signature- JUDIE WALTON Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19TH day,of DEC.,1906 Notary Public- signature--JEFF SEXTON CommExp.-- NOV. 17TH, 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 JOHN DECKMAN and J.WALTON, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with JUDIE WALTON who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known HER for 20 years and 15 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- JOHN DECKMAN J.WALTON Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this 19TH day of DEC.,1906 Notary signature--JEFF D. SEXTON Notary commission expires--- NOV.,17TH, 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.-------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------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

    01/18/2003 11:00:07
    1. [SD-FREEDMEN] MILLER APP.# 23788 Mary Kelly, Downing, Lynch, Martin, Whitimere, Battles, Smith
    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 # 23788 Action Taken- ADMITTED Name of applicant--MARY KELLY No. of children--1 Residence--KETCHUM, OKLA Reason---- NIECE OF #879. MOTHER OF CLAIMANT ENROLLED IN 1851 BY DRENNEN, DIST 33 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---MARY KELLY Indian name- #2)Residence--KETCHUM and Post Office-- #3)County--CHEROKEE NATION #4)State--INDIAN TERRITORY #5)How old are you?--28 Born---OCT..1879 #6)Where were you born? --CHEROKEE NATION WEST #7)Are you married?--YES #8)Name and age of wife or husband--JOHN KELLY #9)To what tribe of Indians do he or she belong?--NONE #10)Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1906, giving their ages. Name--CALDONIA DOWNING Age--11 DOB--1896 #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-CYNTHY LYNCH Indian name- Maiden name-CYNTHY 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 DIST., CHEROKEE NATION Mother- SALINE DIST., 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.---MOTHER ON ALL ROLLS MADE BY THE CHEROKEES SINCE HER BIRTH, CHEROKEE TRIBE #16)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible. Name--FLORENCE MARTIN Born--1868 Died--BLUE JACKET, INDIAN TERRITORY Name--ED B. LYNCH Born--1871 Died--VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY Name--BERT LYNCH Born--1874 Died--BLUE JACKET, INDIAN TERRITORY Name--ANDREW LYNCH Born--1877 Died--VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY Name--EARL LYNCH Born--1881 Died--VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY Name--BUTCH WHITIMERE Born--1883 Died-- Name--EMMA O. LYNCH Born--1891 Died-- #17)State English name and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's side, and mother's side, if possible. fathers side--- mothers side---JOHN CLARK AND MARY A. 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 #20)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: English Name:----EMILY BATTLES Indian Name:--- Residence:---- VINITA, I.T. English Name--CYNTHY LYNCH Indian Name:-- Residence:---KETCHUM,I.T. English Name:-- BUTCH LYNCH Indian Name:-- Residence:--- VINITA, I.T. English Name--WILLIAM H. SMITH Indian Name:-- Residence:---SALINE, I.T. 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;---ON ALL ROLLS MADE BY THE CHEROKEE 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.----- 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- MARY KELLY Subscribed and sworn to before me this 31 day,of MAY, 1907 Notary Public- signature--JASPER MARTIN Comm Exp--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 JAMES MARTIN and FRED MARTIN, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with MARY KELLY who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known HER for 25 years and 25 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- JAMES MARTIN FRED 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.-------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------MY PERSONAL NOTE:Pages after that include letters written to the BIA about their claim. Some have additional papers, others do not. PLEASE NOTE: THIS APPLICATION CONTAINS A LETTER FROM AN ATTORNEY AND STATES AS FOLLOWS: NOTARY PUBLIC IN OFFICE OFFICE IN WADE BLDG. PHONE # 350 ADDIS A. BROWN LAWYER VINITA, OKLA. FEBUARY 15TH, 1909 HON. GUION MILLER, SPECIAL COMMISSIONER OF COURT OF CLAIMS #601 OURAY BUILDING, WASHINGTON, D.C. DEAR MR. MILLER, UNDER DATE OF THE 6TH INST. YOU WROTE MARY KELLY, OF KETCHUM, AND NOW OF VINITA, OKLAHOMA, ASKING WHAT TRIBE CALDONIA DOWNING WAS ENROLLED WITH NUMBER AND WHAT NAME WAS SHE ENROLLED. REFFERING TO A.L.S.#23788-879, MARY KELLY WAS ENROLLED WITH THE CHEROKEE TRIBE, AND HER CHILD WAS ENROLLED AS CALDONIA DOWNING. VERY TRULY YOURS, ADDIS A. BROWN REPLY FROM GUION MILLER ON SAME PAGE IS: IF SO, GIVE THE NAME OF THE CHILDS FATHER. ALSO STATE THE NUMBER OF THIS CHILDS ENROLLMENT BY THE DAWES COMM. AND WHAT YOUR ENROLLMENT NUMBER IS. KINDLY REPLY PROMPLY, REFERRING TO # 23788. VERY RESPECTFULLY, GUION MILLER SPECIAL COMMISSIONER THERE IS ANOTHER NOTE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE WHICH STATES: LJC; INSER # 1- YES CALDONIA DOWNING IS MY CHILD. #2 -- T....DOWNING IS CHILDS FATHER #3--CHILDS ROLL # IS 2954 #4-- MY ROLL # IS 2953 AND ENROLLED AS MARY KELLY. Bright Star Freedmen Project

    01/17/2003 10:59:17