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    1. FreedmenProject APP.# 7641 Amanda Deckman, Downing, Lynch, Morgan, Walton,
    2. Freedmen Project--MILLER APP.# 7641 Amanda Deckman, Downing, Lynch, Morgan, Walton,RattlingGourd PLEASE NOTE ALL RESPONSES TO QUESTION ARE IN CAPS. Below are the questions asked on the Miller Applications I have sent you info on in the Freedmen Project work. I hope to get at least one a week submitted. For those of you who cannot afford these NARA applications, I would advise that after you confirm it is your line, that you send for the packet, for source proof. Remember geneology is nothing without documentation. Page 1) Application #--7641 Action Taken--ADMITTED Name of applicant--AMANDA DECKMAN No. of children--3 Residence--KETCHUM,OKLA. Reason---APPLICANT'S FATHER AND PATERNAL GRAND-PARENTS ENROLLED AT SAL.# 381 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. Question # 1)State full name: English name-AMANDA DECKMAN Indian name--NONE #2)Residence--KETCHUM #3Town and Post Office--KETCHUM #4)County--CHEROKEE NATION #5)State--INDIAN TERRITORY #6)Date and place of birth?--FEB 1ST 1877 IN CHEROKEE N. #7)By what right do you claim to share? If you claim through more then one relative living in 1851,set forth each seperately: WILLIAM E. DOWNING FATHER JOHNSON DOWNING GRANDFATHER JENNIE DOWNING GRANDMOTHER #8)Are you married?--YES #9)Name and age of wife or husband----JOHN DECKMAN 45 YEARS OLD #10)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 RATTLINGGOURD #11)Where were they born? Father--IN OLD EASTERN RESERVATION Mother--CHEROKEE NATION #12)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at this time? Father--IN THE EAST Mother--IN THE CHEROKEE NATION #13)Date of death of your father and mother: Father--APRIL 7TH 1902 Mother--SEPT.10TH 1900 Page 3) #14)Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits? If so, state when and were.--FATHER ON ALL CHEROKEE ROLLS SINCE AND INCLUDING THE ROLL OF 1851 #15)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible. (1)Name--MARY JANE LYNCH Born--DEC 1ST 1870 Died--MAR 17TH 1906 (2)Name--THOMAS L DOWNING Born--MAY 14TH 1879 Died--NOV 27TH 1905 (3)Name--LOUSIA DOWNING Born--MARCH 6TH 1892 Died--FEB 13TH 1902 (9)Name--CORA DOWNING Born--MARCH 19TH 1894 Died-- (4)Name--AMANDA DECKMAN Born--FEB 1ST 1877 Died-- (8)Name--JOWEE DOWNING Born--MAR 28TH 1890 Died-- (5)Name--SOUSIE ANNA MORGAN Born--SEPT 1ST 1881 Died-- (10)Name--ASA DOWNING Born--APRIL 18TH 1897 Died-- (6)Name--JUDIE WALTON Born--FEB 6TH 1884 Died-- (7)Name--JOHNSON L DOWNING Born--NOV 26TH 1886 Died-- #16)State English name and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible. Fathers side:--JOHNSON DOWNING JENNIE DOWNING Mothers side:--LUNA RATTLINGGOURD UNKNOWN #17)Where were they born?--UNKNOWN #18)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?--THE DOWNINGS IN THE EAST THE OTHERS UNKNOWN #19)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: English Name:--DAN DOWNING Indian Name:-- Residence:--VINITA English Name:--JESSIE DOWNING Indian Name:-- Residence:--VINITA English Name:--JAMES DOWNING Indian Name:-- Residence:--VINITA English Name:--WILLIAM E DOWNING Indian Name:-- Residence:--KETCHUM #20)Have you ever been enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits?--IN THE CHEROKEE NATION ON THE 1880 ROLL AND ANOTHER ROLL SINCE THAT DATE Page 4) #21)To assist in identification, claiment should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their parents and grandparents back to 1835,---- Remarks- Section) Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in providing his claim.--WE HAVE NO FAMILY RECORD OF OUR ANCESTRY IS WHY I AM UNABLE TO GIVE SUCH INFORMATION ------------------------------------ Legal- Section ) I solemnly swear that the forgoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Signature---AMANDA HER X MARK DECKMAN Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18TH day,of DEC,1906 . Notary Public- signature--JEFF D. SEXTON My commission expires: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 JAMES WALTON and JUDIE WALTON,who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with AMANDA DECKMAN who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known for 15 years and 22 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 WALTON JUDIE WALTON Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this 18TH 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. ADDITIONAL PAPERS WITH THIS APPLICATION ARE; ------------------------------------------------------------------- SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION FOR MINOR CHILDREN 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 my minor children of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress appoved June 30,1906, in accordance with the decree of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905, and May 28, 1906 in favor of the Eastern Cherokees, and I ask that this be made part of my original application No.7641 1) State your full name:--AMANDA DECKMAN 2) Residence and Post Office:--KETCHUM 3) County:--CHEROKEE NATION 4) State:--INDIAN TERRITORY 5) Date and place of birth:--CHEROKEE NATION 6) Are you married?--YES 7) Name and age of wife or huband:--JOHN DECKMAN AGE 44 8) To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong?--NONE 9) Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906: Name--CHARLES W DECKMAN Age--TENN Born--JAN 15TH 1897 Name--JOSEPH A DECKMAN Age--FIVE Born--OCT 8TH 1902 Name--JOHN W DECKMAN Age-- Born--APRIL 26TH 1904 10) Were you ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where, and with what tribe of Indians:---CHEROKEES REMARKS-- (Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in providing his claim.)---------------- THEY HAVE BEEN ENROLLED WITH THE CHEROKEES AND HAVE FILED THEIR ALLOTMENTS I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Signature--AMANDA HER X MARK DECKMAN Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22 day of MAY 1907. Notary Signature--JEFF D. SEXTON My Commission expires--OCT 17TH 1910 BrightStar FreedmenProject 2005 (mailto:[email protected])

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