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Miller Application # 26070

Cherokee Adair

Salisaw, Oklahoma


Great-grandfather-Black Watt Adair

Grandfather, motherís side- Twist

Parents not living in 1851

(Cordelia Cherokee Adair-b. September 26, 1883)

Commissioner of Indian Affairs

Washington, D. C.


I hereby make application for such share as me 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.

1. State full name -

English name - Cherokee Adair

Indian name - none

2. Residence and post office - Sallisaw

3 County - 11th District

4. State - Indian Territory

5. How old are you? 23 years Born-

6. Where were you born - Cherokee Nation.

7. Are you married? No

8. Name and age of wife or husband -

9. To what tribe of Indians does he or she belong?

10. Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1905, giving their age.







11. Give names of your father and mother, and your motherís name before marriage.

Father - English name - Edward E. Adair

Indian name - Sequoyah

Mother - English name - Rachel L. Adair

Indian name - Unknown

Maiden name - Rachel L. Twist

12. Where were they born?

Both - Cherokee Nation Indian Territory

13. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?

Not living

14. Date of death of your father and mother.

Both living

15. Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where.

Payment of 1883, and 1894 and lands of the Cherokee tribe

16. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages and residence if possible-

1. Jessie A. Adair May 20, 1880 dead

2. Ruth Adair August 28, 1886 dead

3. Elizabeth M. Adair September 18, 1891 dead

17. State English and Indian names of your grandparents on both fatherís side and motherís side, if poss.

Fatherís side Motherís side

John T. Adair Sarah C. Twist

Indian name unknown Indian name unknown

18. Where were they born? Old Cherokee Nation in Georgia

19 Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?

Cherokee Nation, I. T.

20. Give names of all their children and residence, if possible

1. Jane Twist Tulsa, I. T.

2. William G. Twist Tulsa, I. T.

3. Nancy E. Twist Sallisaw, I. T.

4. Albert W. Twist Dutch Mills, Arkansas

5. Oscar Adair Sallisaw, I. T.

6. John H. Adair Sallisaw, I. T.

7. Sam H. Adair Evansville, Arkansas

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003


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