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Miller Application #589

Julia A. Bee nee Hilderbrand

Goingsnake District, Flint, Indian Territory

Admitted: Applicant enrolled #589

Submitted by Willora Glee Van Osdol Krapf

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: Julia A. Bee

English Name - Julia A. Bee

Indian Name - Quah-la-yuke

2. Residence - Goingsnake District Cherokee Nation

3. Town and Post Office - Flint

4. County - Cherokee Nation

5. State - Indian Territory

6. Date and Place of Birth - July 20, 1852 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:

My Father Stephen Hilderbrand

My Mother Mary or Polly Hilderbrand

Uncle Harlin Eaton

First Cousin Caroline Beck

Uncle Brice Hilderbrand Sr.

My former Husband Samuel Ratliff

My former Husband Jesse Beck

Grandmothers Susannah Beck & Nancy Hildebrand

Grandfather Jeffrey Beck

8. Are You married? - No.

9. Name and age of wife or husband - Husband dead

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

Father

English name - Stephen Hilderbrand

Indian name - Cun-aga-yun

Mother

English name - Mary or Polly Hilderbrand

Indian name-

Maiden name - Mary or Polly Beck

11. Where were they born?

Father - Tenneessee (He was really born in Gilford North Carolina)

Mother - In Georgia

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time:

Cherokee Nation Goingsnake District

13. Date of death of your father and mother?

Father - Jan 10, 1867

Mother - Feb 13, 1872 (Shot and Killed by Ezekiel Proctor. He did not mean to kill her but was shooting at her Husband James Kesterson and she jumped in between them and got shot instead)

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

Drew money in 1852

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

Susannah C. Hilderbrand Born 1858 Died Feb 13, 1884

Jennie Hilderbrand - Half sister 1845-1885

Susie Hilderband - Half sister 1843- she is dead

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

Father's Side

Mike Hilderbrand

Nancy Martin or Naney Hilderbrand

Mother's Side

Jeffrey Beck

Susannah Beck

17. Where were they born?

Fathers Side - Tennessee

Mothers Side - Georgia

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

Cherokee Nation West,

(Jeffrey was dead Susannah was still living.)

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

Stephen Hilderbrand - dead

Joe Hilderbrand - dead

Brice Hilderbrand - dead

John Hilderbrand - dead

Rachel Hilderbrand - m. a man Mitchell - She is dead

Peggy Hilderbrand - m. a man Catron - She is dead

Betsy Hilderbrand - m. a man Pettit - She is dead

Lizy Hilderbrand - m. a man Patrick - She is dead

Nancy Hilderbrand - (had 4 husbands) - She is dead

Polly Hilderbrand - Married Joe Mayfield - She is dead

John Beck - Dead

Joe Beck - Dead

Jeffrey Beck Jr. - Dead

Ellis Beck - Dead

Dick Eaton - Dead - Half Brother

Harlin Eaton - Dead - Half Brother

Sinie Eaton - Dead - Half Sister

Charlothe Eaton - Dead - Half Sister

Nellie Downing (Eaton) - Dead - Half Sister

Mary Beck Dead (Do not know which Mary she is referring to.)

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

In Cherokee Nation 1875-1880-1883-1886-1890-1894

REMARKS

My maiden name was Julia A. Hilberbrand. My first husband's name was Jesse Beck now dead. (He was also know as Blacksut Beck and was killed at the Goingsnake Massacure April 15, 1872) My second husband's name was Samuel Ratliff He is dead (He killed a man and was shot in a gun fight with deputy Marshalls who were trying to bring him in for trial. Killed 20 Oct 1880.

(She had a son with him but he is not listed on this application because he died when he was abt 3 years old. Him name was William Ratliff and he is buried in the Beck Cem. near Colcord OK.)

My third husbands name was Tuck Bee.

Susannah Chandler and Sabra Beck say that they have known her for 40 years and that she is who she says is. Also singing are John Beck (Son) and Thornton Talbot date:10 Oct 1096

Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims,

661 Ouray Building, Washington, D.C.,

I hereby make application for such share as may be due my minor children of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decree of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905, and May 28, 1906, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees and I ask that this be made part of my original application No. 859.

1. State your full name: Julia A. Bee

2 Residence and post office: Flint

3. County: Cherokee Nation

4. State: Indian Territory

5. Date and place of birth In the Cherokee Nation

6. Are you married ? No

7. Name and age of wife or husband. No husband my age 33 years old.

8. To what tribe of Indians, if any, does she belong?

Cherokee Indian

9. Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906:

Willora C. J. Bee 17 years old born Oct.13, 1889

Mary Ellen Bee 13 years old " April 13 1894

John Beck 36 years old " Aug 14, 1871

Charles Wofford 33 years old " Nov 25, 1874

Mattie Dial 20 years old " Dec 16, 1886

10. Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where, and with what tribe of Indians:

Yes money and land, Cherokee Indian. (Under this head the applicant may give any additonal facts which will assist in proving his claim.) John Beck, Charley Wofford, Mattie Dial and Willora C. J. Bee drew grass money in Cherokee Nation.

I solemnly swear that the foregoing statement made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Julia A. Bee

Subscibed and sworn to before me this 25th day of May 1907.

(Cannot read the name of the Notary Public.)

Julia Ann Bee is my great grandmother and Willora C. J. Bee was my grandmother.

Submitted by: Willora Glee Van Osdol Krapf

 


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