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Miller Application # 13111

Eliza Beaver
Bunch, Oklahoma


Testimony in case indicate that some of ancestors on both paternal and maternal sides were Creeks. J. B. Adair states that the paternal side were Creeks and Steve Simmons, applicant # 9875 testified (#3973) that Jess Simmons or Jess Long, his maternal grandfather and also of applicant #13111, was a Creek. None of applicant's ancestors appear on any Cherokee Roll. See Misc. Test. P. 3973.

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-Eliza Beaver
Indian Name- Cha-ma-you-cah

2. Residence- Flint District

3.. Town and Post Office- Bunch

4.. County- Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth- September 24, 1883, Flint District

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's share of his mother, Gah-le-so-ya-sky
Her sister, Martha or Matty, lived in Illinois District
Father Grandmother- Chow-ah-you-ke
His uncle- Big Ar-leech
Cousin- Che-ka-eh and Kate or Ga-de and Cah-le-ste-yah (?) children
His uncle- Chee-gah-tah and Nah-hah-chee
Cousin- Gah-de-tlo-ske
His aunts- Cheo-nee and Ne-go-dah-yee

8.. Are you married? NO

9.. Name and age of wife or husband-

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

Father- English name- Lemuel Beaver
Indian name- La-mee Do-ye

Mother- English name- Lucy
Indian name- Lo-sie
Maiden name- Lucy Simmons (MA # 13220)*

11.. Where were they born?
Father born in Flint District, Indian Territory
Mother born in Sequoyah District, Indian Territory

12.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time
Both parents born after 1851.

13.. Date of death of your father and mother?
Father died 1896, mother living

14.. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Cherokee Roll of 1880, Strip payment in 1894, enrolled by Dawes Commision.

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

Dora Beaver b. abt. 1890 d.
Sam Beaver b. abt. 1891 d.
Maggie Beaver b. abt. 1896 d.

16.. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible-
Father's side- Beaver (Do-ya) , grandfather and Gah-le-so-ya-ske, grandmother

Mother's side- Jess Simmons or Jess Long (Ja-sey Gah-na-he-dah), grandfather, and La-see (grandmother)

17.. Where were they born? Old Cherokee Nation, East

18.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Flint and Sequoyah Districts.

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

Hully Simmons
Lemuel Beaver

20.. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Enrolled by Dawes Commission, drew money, Cherokee strip payment 1894, 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.


(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: Eliza 'X' Beaver

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22nd day of January 1907.

Signed: John B. Lynn, Notary Public


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

Personally appeared before me Charlie Bearpaw and Lewis Ross, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Eliza Beaver, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 10 years and 23 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 Signatures: Charlie 'X' Bearpaw and Lewis 'X' Ross

Witness to Mark: Zeke Chuculate and Maria Lynch

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 22nd day of January 1907.

Signed: John B. Lynn, Notary public

*Transcriber notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003.


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