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John Beck

Adair Co., Flint, Oklahoma

Admitted. Applicant's father enrolled in 1851 by Drennen, Delaware #569.

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-John Beck

Indian Name-

2. Residence- Cherokee Nation

3.. Town and Post Office- Flint

4.. County- Cherokee Nation

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth- August 14, 1871

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- Jesse Beck

My grandmother- Cynthia Beck

My grandfather- Joe Beck Sr.

Uncle- Jeffrey Beck Jr.

Uncle- John C. Beck

Grandmother- Susan Beck or Susanna Eaton

Great Grandmother- Nancy Downing

Great Aunt- Nellie Downing

8.. Are you married? NO

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- BLANK

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

Father- English name-Jesse Beck, sometimes called 'Black Sut Beck'

Indian name-

Mother- English name-Julia A. Bee, was Julia A. Beck nee Hilderbrand

Indian name-

Maiden name- Julia A. Hilderbrand

11.. Where were they born? Both parents born Cherokee Nation

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

13.. Date of death of your father and mother? FATHER-April 15, 1872 MOTHER-Living

14.. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where- Cherokee Nation 1875, 1880, 1883, 1886, 1890, 1894. My mother only enrolled as above. Father drew money in 1852.

15.. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death- I have no brother or sisters. Have some half brothers and sisters but they are not Beck's.

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

FATHER'S SIDE-Joe Beck or Joseph Beck

Cynthia Beck


17.. Where were they born? GEORGIA

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

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

Charles Weatherford Beck-dead

Aaron H. Beck-dead

Rutherford Beck-dead

Ellis Beck-dead

Jeffrey Beck Jr.-dead

Joe Beck Jr.-dead

John C. Beck Jr.-dead

Polly Beck-dead , m. Frank Pettit

Ara Beck-dead, m. Andy Pettit

Susan Beck-Siloam Springs, Arkansas, now Susan Chandler

Betty Beck-dead, m. W. Howerton

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

Cherokee Nation in 1875, 1880, 1883, 1886, 1890, 1894. Have selected my land under enrollment of Dawes Commission.

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

Susan Beck was Susan Buffington who was John Beck's, the applicant's, great grandmother. After Jeffrey Beck died, Susan Beck married Surry Eaton. Susan Beck, Eaton, died 1859 or 1860.


2114-Joseph Pettit (first cousin)

13701-Sallie B. Mabry (cousin)

42238-Sallie B. Mabry (she was stricken, maybe she died before 1906.)*

13523-Ellen Lynch nee Beck

John Beck - 1/8 Cherokee, applicant

Dawes Roll # 16333, Census Card # 6829

Drennen Roll Group # 569-Delaware District

Joseph Beck Sr.

Scynthia Beck

Aaron H. Beck

Ary Beck

Reatherford Beck

Mary Beck

Charles Weatherford Beck

Joseph Beck Jr.

Ellis Buffington Beck

Jesse Beck

Jeffrey Beck

John C. C. Beck


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