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Sabra Beck nee Sturdivant

Delaware Co., Row, Oklahoma

Admitted. Applicant enrolled in 1851 by her maiden name in 315 Goingsnake, also brother, Robert. Applicant's uncles and aunts are enrolled 571-572 and 607, Delaware District.

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-Sabra Beck

Indian Name-

2. Residence- Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

3.. Town and Post Office- Row

4.. County- Cherokee Nation

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth-Born November 21, 1845, Cherokee Nation

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:

Myself-Sabra Beck nee Sabra Sturdivant

My mother-Ara Sturdivant

Brother- Robert Sturdivant

Grandmother- Susannah Eaton

Uncle- Harlin Eaton

Husband- Charles Weatherford Beck

First cousin- Caroline Beck

8.. Are you married? Was married to Charles Weatherford Beck, now dead

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- Charles Weatherford Beck who died about 16 years ago.

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

Father- English name- Joseph Sturdivent, a white man

Indian name-

Mother- English name- Ara Sturdivent

Indian name-

Maiden name- Ara Beck

11.. Where were they born? Both parents born in Georgia

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

13.. Date of death of your father and mother? FATHER-1895, February MOTHER-1858, August 12

14.. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where- Emigrant payment of 1852. Mother received payments.

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

John Calhoun Sturdivent b. 1839 d.

Martha Caroline Sturdivent b. 1841 d. January 1876

Martin Butler Sturdivent b. 1843 d.

Robert Sturdivent b. 1847 d. 1866

William Ballard Sturdivent b. 1852 d.

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

FATHER'S SIDE-They were white people whom I knew nothing about.

MOTHER'S SIDE- Jeffrey Beck Sr. Dead and Susannah Beck-Goingsnake # 314

17.. Where were they born? Jeffrey Beck was born in Tennessee. Susannah Beck in Georgia

18.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Goingsnake District. Susannah Beck had married Surry Eaton.

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

Ellis Beck, died1863 Delaware # 571

John Beck, died September 1,1867 Delaware # 569

Ezekiel Beck-dead-do not know when Delaware # 607

Joseph Beck-died in August 1864 Delaware # 569

Jeffrey Beck Jr. died in April 12, 1888 Delaware # 572 *( Should be # 607)

Mary Beck died February 13, 1872 Delaware # 569 *(Wrong Mary Beck?)

Ara Beck died August 12, 1859

Charlotte Eaton died 1877 Delaware # 571

Susie Eaton died 1879 Delaware # 607

Richard Eaton died September 1867 Goingsnake # 314

Harlin Eaton died 1874 Goingsnake # 314

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

Cherokee Nation in 1875, 1880, 1883, 1996, 1890-1894. Money received. Have filed on lands in Cherokee Nation

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

Susannah Buffington was the maiden name of my grandmother on my mother's side.

*Transcriber notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003

Drennen 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

Drennen Group # 571-Delaware District

Ellis Beck

Charlotte Beck

Susan Beck

Samuel Beck

Scynthia Beck

Drennen Roll Group # 572-Delaware District

Jeffrey Beck (alone)

Drennen Roll Group # 607-Delaware District

Jeffrey Beck

Sarah Beck

Mary Beck

Ezekiel Beck

Si-ney Beck

Surrey Beck

William Beck

Sabra Beck

Drennen Roll Group # 314-Goingsnake District

Susan Eaton

Harlin Eaton

Richard Eaton

Drennen Roll Group # 315-Goingsnake District

Avry Sturdivant






Sabra Beck nee Sturdivant 1/16 Cheroke

1880 Cherokee Census # 281-Delaware District as Sabra Beck-35 yrs.

1896 Roll # 191-Delaware District

Dawes Roll # 1253, Census Card # 412 as Sabra Beck


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