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MILLER APPLICATION # 10396

PATSY BATT 
Residence: Stilwell, OK.

Admitted 
Reasons: 1st cousin to #1386
Father 426 Tahlequah MOSE KETCHER

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- Patsy Batt, ne Patsy Ketcher
Indian Name- Qua-de-se De gar-ne- ye-skey
2. Residence- Flint District
3. Town and Post Office- Stilwell
4. County- Cherokee Nation
5. State- Indian Territory
6. Date and Place of Birth- 1885 Cherokee Nation I. T.
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:

My Father Mose Ketcher, My Mother Lizzie Ketcher. My Aunts, Lizzie ketcher, Ollie Ketcher, Lennie Ketcher, My Uncles, Charles Ketcher, and Ben Ketcher. My Grand Mother, Emily Walls, My Grand Father, Ketcher, or De-gar-ne-ye-skey.


8. Are you married? Yes
9. Name and age of wife or husband- Jack Batt Age 23 years,
10. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother’s name before marriage-
Father- English name- Mose Ketcher
Indian name- Wo-se- De-gar-ne ye-skey
Mother- English name- Lizzie Ketcher
Indian name-Le-se De- gar-ne-ye-skey
Maiden name-Lizzie Walls

11. Where were they born?
Father- Old Nation East 
Mother-Old Nation East

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time
Father- Cherokee Nation I. T. 
Mother-Cherokee Nation I. T.

13. Date of death of your father and mother?
Father-1898 
Mother-1894

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

They were both on the Cherokee Pay Roll of 1851, and were Cherokee allottes in the Cherokee Nation I. T.

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

Richard Ketcher Living
Josie Ketcher Living 
Andrew Ketcher Living 
Lizzie Ketcher Living

16. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father’s and mother’s side, if possible-
Father’s Side 
Ketcher 
De-gar-ne-ye-skey 
Unknown 
Unknown 

Mother’s Side
Unknown
Unknown
Emily Walls
Unknown

17. Where were they born? Old Nation East

18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Cherokee Nation I. T.

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

(1) English name-Charles Ketcher
Indian name-Unknown
Residence-Dead, date unknown

(2) English name-Ben Ketcher
Indian name-Unknown
Residence-Dead, date unknown

(3) English name-Dick Ketcher
Indian name-Unknown
Residence-Going Snake District, I. T.

(4) English name-Ellis Ketcher
Indian name-Unknown
Residence-Going Snke District, I. T.

(5) English name-Lizzie Ketcher and Linnie Ketcher
Indian name-Unknown
Residence-both Dead, and date of death unknown

20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
I have been on all the Cherokee pay rolls since 1893, am a Cherokee allotte for lands in the Cherokee nation I. T.

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

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: Patsie Batt
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 11th day of January, 1907
Signed: M? Shannon
Notary Public

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

Personally appeared before me Thomas Roe and Louis Adair, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Patsy Batt , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 12 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 claim.
Witnesses Signatures:
Thomas Rowe
Louis Adair

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 11th day of January 1907
M. K? Shannon
Notary public

[Transcribed by Katy Pitts, July 2003]
 

 


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