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    1. Freedmen Project--Miller app # 22059---Katie Kerul, Vann, Webber
    2. Hi Everyone, PLEASE NOTE ALL RESPONSES TO QUESTION'S BY APPLICANT, 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 # 22059 Action Taken--REJECTED Name of applicant--KATIE KERUL No. of children-- Residence--DAWSON, OKLA Reason-----APPLICANT WAS A SLAVE "SEE LETTER" Remarks;---36309 REJECT-SLAVE "SEE LETTER" AWAITING REPLY TO LETTER Page 2) SPECIAL COMMISSIONER of the COURT of CLAIMS, 601 Ouray Building, Washington, D.C. Sir, I hereby make applicationfor such share as may be due me of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decrees of the Court of Claims of May 18,1905, and May 28,1906, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees. The evidence of identity is herewith subjoined. Question # 1) State full name:English name-KATIE KERUL Indian name-KATIE VANN #2)Residence:DAWSON #3 Town and Post Office-DAWSON #4)County-WESTERN DISTRICT #5)State-INDIAN TERRITORY #6)Date and place of birth-ABOUT 1837, CHEROKEE NATION #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. Answer-HARRITT VANN WAS MY MOTHER. #8)Are you married?-WIDOW #9)Name and age of wife or husband-REDMAN KERUL DEAD, WAS OLDER THEN I AM #10)Give names of your father and mother, and your mothers name before marriage: Father--English name:JOHN VANN Father-- Indian name: Mother--English name:HARRETT VANN Mother--Maiden name: #11)Where were they born? Father--GEORGIA Mother--GEORGIA #12)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Father--I DON'T KNOW Mother--CHEROKEE NATION, INDIAN TERRITORY #13)Date of death of your father and mother. Father-- Mother--FORT SCOTT, KANSAS ------------------------------------------------------------------- "BrightStars" Note: THERE IS ONLY TWO PAGES OF ORIGINAL APPLICATION HERE. THE NEXT PAGES ARE A NEW APPLICATION, WITH NEW ANSWERS. ------------------------------------------------------------------- SPECIAL COMMISSIONER of the COURT of CLAIMS, 601 Ouray Building, Washington, D.C. Sir, I hereby make applicationfor such share as may be due me of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decrees of the Court of Claims of May 18,1905, and May 28,1906, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees. The evidence of identity is herewith subjoined. Question # 1) State full name:English name-KATIE KERUL Indian name-KATIE VANN #2)Residence:DAWSON OKLA #3 Town and Post Office-DAWSON OKLA--WAS-- INDIAN TERRITORY #4)County-TULSA #5)State-OKLA #6)Date and place of birth- #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. Answer-I AN MY HUSBAND CHARLES VANN WAS SLAVES,AND MY GRANDPARENTS WAS SLAVES, AND WAS NEVER ENROLLED FOR LAND OR ANNUITIES, AND IT IS A FACT THAT NEGROES WAS PROPERTY, AND NOT ENTITLED ENROLLMENTS. #8)Are you married?-WAS #9)Name and age of wife or husband-YOU HAVE THIS #10)Give names of your father and mother, and your mothers name before marriage: Father--English name: Father-- Indian name: Mother--English name: Mother--Maiden name: THE NAMES HERE IN MARRIAGE ARE STATED IN FORMER APPLICATION #11)Where were they born? YOU HAVE THIS ANSWER Father-- Mother-- #12)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Father--YOU HAVE ALL OF THIS Mother-- #13)Date of death of your father and mother. Father--YOU HAVE THIS Mother--& THIS #14)Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits? If so, state when and were.--DON'T KNOW #15)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages,and if not living, the date of death: SAM VANN Born: Died: JOE VANN Born: Died: HENRY VANN Born: Died: MARY VANN Born: Died: SUSAN VANN Born: Died: BETTISIE WEBBER Born: Died: #16)State English name and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible. Fathers side:--DON'T KNOW Mothers side:--DON'T KNOW #17)Where were they born? Fathers side:-- Mother's side;-- #18)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?--I THINK BOTH DIED IN 1851 #19)Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: English Name: Indian Name:-- Residence: #20)Have you ever been enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits? If so, state when and were,and with what tribe of Indians. Answer---1896 DRAW OF THE CHEROKEE STRIP PAYMENT. 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.Answer-- DO NOT 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---KATIE (HER X MARK) KERUL Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30TH day,of MARCH, 1907. Notary Public- signature-- WM.QUERRY My commission expires: DEC 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 ANTHONY HALLS and TRIXIE ROACH, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with ----- who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known for -- years and --- years, respectively, and know --- to be the identical person --- represents ---- to be, and that the statements made by --- are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in --- claim. Witnesses to mark-W.E STRICKLAND JOHN H. QUERRY Signatures of witnesses-- ANTHONY HALLS AND TRIXIE ROACH Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this 30TH day of MARCH,1907. Notary signature---WM. QUERRY Notary commission expires---12-15-1907 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.-------------------------------------------------------------------------- BrightStar Freedmen Project 2005

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