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Miller Application # 13220

Lucy Beaver
Adair Co., Bunch, Oklahoma

Mother of MA # 13111, Eliza Beaver, and rejected for same reason.

*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-Lucy Beaver
    Indian Name- Lo-sie

2. Residence- Flint District

3. Town and Post Office- Bunch

4. County- Cherokee Nation

5. State- Indian Territory

6. Date and Place of Birth- About 1858, Sequoyah 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:
Heir of father- Jess Simmons, his brother, John Simmons, Jess's wife, La-sah Ho-by or Foby, Bessie, Wilson were my aunts and uncle, also Jackson and Mar-tie; John Simmons children Jess and Sam, and Lee-ma-sey, my mother's father Hah-nah-nee, my uncle, Ste-we-lee and Gah-sah-tah.

*(It is hard to make out just exactly who is who on this listing. So have placed it just like it is written.)

8. Are you married? No have been.

9. Name and age of wife or husband- Lemuel Beaver (deceased)

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

Father- English name- Jess Simmons
Indian name- Ja-sy Gah-nu-he-dah

Mother- English name- La-sah
Indian name- La-sah
Maiden name- Don't know

11. Where were they born?
Both parents born in Sequoyah District

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time
Both parents residing in Sequoyah District.

13. Date of death of your father and mother?
Father died about 1875 and mother died during the Civil War.

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Emigrant payment of 1851

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

Hully b. d. The rest dead, and can't give dates
Bar-nie b. d.
Alex b. d.
Lucy, myself b. 1858 d. 
Kate b. d.
Steve b. 1863 d.

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

Father's side- 
Moxie Simmons

Mother-don't know
Mother's side-Don't know

17. Where were they born? OLD CHEROKEE EAST

18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? DON'T KNOW

19. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths
1. English name- Jess Simmons
    Indian name- Ja-sy Gah-ne-he-dah
    Residence- Sequoyah 
2. English name- Ste-we-le
    Indian name- Ste-we-le
3. English name- Gah-sah-dah
    Indian name- Gah-sah-dah

20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Cherokee roll of 1880, Cherokee Strip payroll of 1894. Enrolled by Dawes Commission 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.


Subscribed and sworn to before me this


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 , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that 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 Signatures:

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 

*Transcriber notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003

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