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MILLER APPLICATION # 411

Samuel Adair

Nowata Co., Lenapah, Oklahoma

Admitted. Claims through grandfather, Andrew Adair, who was enrolled in 1835, and also by Drennen in 1851 rolls, # 244, Flint District. Claims also through father, Rufus B. Adair, who in on Drennen Roll, # 244,Flint District. See Misc. Test.P. 2303

Commissioner of Indian Affairs

Washington, D. C.

Sir:

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-Samuel Adair

Indian Name- Du-she-law-des-ka

2. Residence- Lenapah

3.. Town and Post Office- Lenapah

4.. County- Cherokee Nation

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth-August 12, 1869 in Sequoyah District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

7.. By what right do you claim to share? If you claim through more than one relative living in 1851, set forth each claim separately:

For my parents, Rufus B. Adair and Jennie Adair

My maternal grand parents- Teeska and Lydia Fields

My paternal grand father- Andrew Adair

My uncles and aunts who died without issue-Thomas Fields, Margaret Bigby, Jane Hunt, Susan Hunt, Elizabeth Hunt, Samuel, Collins, Catherine, and Rachel Adair

My paternal grandmother-Mary (or Polly) Adair

8.. Are you married? YES

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- Mary Adair, age-29 years

10.. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother's name before marriage-

Father- English name- Rufus Bell Adair

Indian name- Situake

Mother- English name- Jennie Adair

Indian name- Not known

Maiden name- Jennie Fields

11.. Where were they born? Father- In Cherokee Nation East

Mother- In Cherokee Nation

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

Father and mother both residing in Cherokee Nation

13.. Date of death of your father and mother?

Father- August 1881 Mother- January 31, 1872

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

On emigrant payroll of 1851.

15.. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death-

Susan Smalley Coffeyville, Kansas

Moses Adair b. d. Dead

Mary LeMaster (1/2 sister) Fairland, Indian Territory

Sabina E. Bigby Stillwell, Indian Territory

16.. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible-

FATHER'S SIDE-Andrew and Mary Adair nee Miller

MOTHER'S SIDE-Tiesky and Lydia Fields nee Vann

17.. Where were they born? IN CHEROKEE NATION-EAST

18.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? IN CHEROKEE NATION

19.. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths-

George W. Adair, dead

Collins Adair, died without descent

Sam Adair, died without descent

Catherine Adair, died without descent

Rachel Adair, died without descent

Margaret Bigby, died without descent (nee Adair m. Samuel Adair Bigby)*

Jane Hunt, died without descent

Susan Hunt, died without descent

Elizabeth Hunt, died without descent

Emily Littlejohn, Salisaw, Indian Territory (nee Adair, m. William Nuckolls Littlejohn)*

Malzarine Starr, dead (nee Adair)

Rosella Squirrel, Peggs, Indian Territory (MA # 5587)-nee Adair m. Mitchell Squirrel)*

Edward S. Adair, Choteau, Indian Territory (MA # 2689)*

Rufus Bell Adair, my father, dead

Jennie Adair, my mother, dead

Charlotte Sanders, dead (nee Adair, m. Joshua/Johnson Sanders)*

Ellen McCoy, dead (nee Adair, m. Richard Martin McCoy)

Thomas Fields, dead

20.. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-

On Cherokee authenticated roll of 1880 and am a Cherokee Allottee.

21. To expedite identification, claimant should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835.

Andrew Adair, my grandfather, was living in Oothcaloga Creek in Georgia, in 1835. My great grandfather, John Fields lived on Etowa River in 1835 in Georgia

REMARKS

(Under this head the applicant may give additional information that he believes will assist in proving his claim).

Note: Answers should be brief but explicit: the words 'yes' , 'no', and 'unknown' may be used in cases where applicable. Read the questions carefully.

I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Signed: Samuel Adair

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22nd day of September 1906.

M. E. Twichell?, Notary Public

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AFFIDAVIT

(The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses who are well acquainted with the applicant.)

Personally appeared before me S. A. Been and J. H. Shufeldt , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Samuel Adair, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 20 years and 12 years, respectively, and know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be, and that the statements made by him are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in his claim.

Signatures of Witnesses: S. A,. Bean and J. H. Shufeldt

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 22nd day of September 1906.

W. E. Twichell?, Notary Public

________________________________________________________________ Supplemental Application for Minor Children

Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims,

601 Ouray Building, Washington, D. C.

Sirs,

I hereby make application for such share as may be due my minor children of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decree of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905, and May 28, 1906, if favor of the Eastern Cherokee, and I ask that this be made part of my original application No. 411

1.. State you full name: Samuel Adair

2.. Residence and post office: Lenapah

3.. County: Cherokee Nation

4.. State: Indian Territory

5.. Date and place of birth: August 12, 1869, Suquoy Districty, Indian Territory

6.. Are you married? yes

7.. Name and age of wife or husband: Mary Adair, age about 30

8.. To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong? Cherokee Tribe

9.. Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906:

1. Jennie M. Adair 14 years b. 1892

2. Edna B. Adair 10 years b. 1897

3. Levi C. Adair 8 years b. 1899

4. Susie E. Adair 6 years b. 1900

5. Samuel Griffin Adair 2 years b. 1905

10.. Where they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benefits? If so state when and were and with what tribe of Indians.

Jennie, Strip payment, all for allotment.

REMARKS

(Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in proving his claim.)

I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Signed: Samuel Adair

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 14th day of May 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 John H. Schufeldt and James N. Palone who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Samuel Adair, who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known him for 10 years and 10 years, respectively, and know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be and that on May 28, 1906, he had the children living as above set forth, and that the statements made by him are true, and they have no interest whatever in claim.

Witness to Mark: Signatures of Witnesses

J. H. Shufeldt and James N. Palone

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 14th day of May, 1907.

John A. (?), Notary Public

________________________________________________________________

Grouped herewith....

MA # 30678-Susan Smalley nee Adair b. 1859 (sister)

MA # 16626-Susan Smalley nee Adair b. 1859 (duplicate)

MA # 5873-Mary Jane LeMaster nee Adair b. 1873 (1/2 sister)

MA # 5752-Sabra Bigby nee Adair b. 1880 (1/2 sister)

MA # 38353-Samuel C. Manahan b. 1885 (nephew)

MA # 40521-Henry A. Manahan b. 1883 (nephew)

MA # 31866-Clara Blackard nee Starr b. 1880 (neice)

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LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 411

November 25, 1907

Application # 411

Samuel Adair

Lenapah, Oklahoma

Sir:

Relative to your application for participation in the fund from the judgement of the Court of Claims in favor of the Eastern Cherokees, please state in what district your father and mother were enrolled in 1851, and give any other information you may have tending to support your right to participate in this fund. An early reply will be appreciated.

Very respectfully,

Special Commissioner

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LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 411

December 20, 1907

Sequoyah, Indian Territory

Hon. Court of Claims

Sir:

I received a letter of inquiry as to where my father and mother was enrolled-they was enrolled in Flint District, Cherokee Nation.

Yours respectfully,

Samuel Adair

________________________________________________________________

LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 411-30678 (Susan Smalley nee Adair)

Misc. Test.

Susan Smalley, being duly sworn, deposes and says:

My name is Susan Smalley. I am 49 years old. I live in Nowata, and have lived here 5 years. Lived at Lenapah previously, and have lived 26 years in the county. I was born in Flint District and raised in Sequoyah. I claim Cherokee blood. I was enrolled by the Dawes Commission. Cherokee Roll # 11110. I was enrolled for the strip money and drew money four times that I remember of. I was enrolled in 1884 in this District. I have never associated with any other tribe of Indians. I am also known as Susan Starr, Susan Manahan, Susan Adair, maiden name. Married three times. My Indian name is a child was Wut. Both parents were Cherokee. My mother's maiden name was Jennie Fields; married Rufus Adair. She has been dead about 37 years. She lived in Sequoyah District, now known as Salisaw. She was born and raised in Flint District so far as I know. I suppose she was enrolled. I think she was enrolled in 1851. I think I have heard my father say that they were. I never heard her speak of h! er middle name. I cannot tell when she was married. I do not know of her ever associating with any other tribe of Indians. She was not an Old Settler; she was emigrant. I never heard of her being known by any other name. During the Civil War we went out to the Choctaw Nation and returned after the war was over. I have two sisters and this brother with me, Sam Adair. My sisters are Mary LeMaster, and Sarah Bigby. I don't think my mother had any sisters but think she had one brother, Tom Fields. He lived in Flint District, but is dead. Her father's name was Tieskee Fields and her mother Lydia. They were both Indians. I suppose they were enrolled. I think they lived in Flint District. Her mother's name may have been Lydia Vann. Lydia Vann has two sisters living now, one is Annie Adair, and Arneweke Snell, lives at Grove. Annie Adair lives in Saline District now, before the war she lived in Flint District. Grandfather had four wives. My mother's aunt raised her and my aunt was o! ne of my grandfather's wives. Annie Adair was a sister to my grandmother.

My father was a Cherokee, he always signed his name R. B. Adair, Rufus Adair. He lived in Flint District before the war. He was enrolled but he died before the Dawes Commission came into existence. My grandfather was Andrew Adair. He came from Georgia. I don't know when he came out here. They were regarded as emigrants. He got his blood from his mother (that is, my father). Mary Miller. She lived in Flint. She had brothers, Alfred Miller, Lewis Miller, and Warren Miller, that I remember. They were not known by any other names that I know of. Samuel Adair, by brother, was also enrolled by the Dawes Commission.

Subscribed and sworn to before me at Nowata, Oklahoma this 26th day of August 1908.

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Descendents of Andrew Adair, their own miller application numbers.

AS listed on the miller application. There may be others, of course.

Samuel Adair

Ellen Adair (daughter) m. Richard M. McCoy

Susan Krebbs McCoy (MA # 708) m. Robert Taylor Morrison

Mary May Morrison (MA # 26130) m. Thomas Jefferson Jr. Ellis

Maggie V. Morrison (MA # 24111) m. Unknown Keefer

Jefferson McCoy (MA # 17261)

Fannie McCoy (MA # 27056) m.Unknown Palmer

Mary E. McCoy (MA # 13140) m. Bate Ogle Reed

Myrtle B. Reed (MA # 25279)

Edward L. McCoy (MA # 11502)

James L. McCoy (MA # 7463)

Charlotte McCoy -dead m. William Marriame Horn

Thomas Horn (MA # 25277)

Lafayette Horn (MA # 15017)

Carrie Starr (MA # 12850) m. Samuel Squila Pony Starr

Nancy Spencer (MA # 32028) m. Unknown Spencer

Rufus B. Adair m. Jennie Fields m. Sabina E. Buffington

Susan Adair (MA # 16626) m. Unknown Smalley m. Frank H. Manahan m. Joseph 'Noon' McMinn Jr. Starr

Henry A. Manahan (MA # 40521)

Clara Blackard nee Starr (MA # 31866) m. William M. Blackard

Samuel Manahan (MA # 38352)

Moses Adair

Mary Adair (MA # 5873) m. Joseph LeMaster

Sabina E. Adair (MA # 5752) m. Walter 'Watt' Duncan Bigby

Samuel Adair (MA # 411)

Collins Adair

Charlotte Adair

Emily Adair m. William Nuckolls Littlejohn

Charles P. Littlejohn (MA # 3887)

Sarah L. Littlejohn (MA # 3889)

Nancy E. Littlejohn (MA # 3891 m. Thomas D. Hale

Margaret A. Littlejohn (dead) m John R. Reeves

Hogan Reeves (MA # 16980)

Jesse Reeves (MA # 16980)

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July 1, 1910

Received of GUION MILLER, Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims Treasury Warrant No. 13719-20-21-22-23-24, each for the sum of $133.19 in full settlement of amount due the beneficiary or beneficiaries enrolled opposite Roll Number 3369 (?) 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 28, 1906, as approved by said Court, March 15, 1910.

Signed: Mary Adair , Samuel Adair, (?) M. Blair

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Drennen Roll Family Group # 244-Flint District

Andrew Adair

Ellen

Samuel

Rufus B.

Collins

Emily

Charlotte

*Transcriber notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003

 


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