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Sequoyah Co., Vian, Oklahoma

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-Annie Bolen

Indian Name- A-ney

2. Residence-Illinois District, Cherokee Nation

3.. Town and Post Office-Vian

4.. County- Cherokee Nation

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth- Born Flint District, age 54 years

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:

Mother- Ah-quar-ly *(Drennen Roll, Group # 210-Flint District as Ac-qul-lah)

Father- Walker Wesley

Aunt- War-le-see *(Drennen Roll, Group # 210-Flint District as Woh-le-see)

Aunt- Charlotte *(Drennen Roll, Group # 210-Flint District as Charlotte)

Uncle- Smoke *(Drennen Roll, Group # 210-Flint District as Snake)

Uncle- Chun-stoo-de *(Drennen Roll, Group # 210-Flint District as Chun-stoo-tah)

Grandmother- Betsy War-stuh

Grandmother- Con-e-you-kee



Additional claims.....(additional sheet)

Grandmother- Aky

Grandmother- Dah-ny *(I think this is a duplicate)

Grandmother- Cho-go-he

Aunt-War-le-sah *(I think this is a duplicate)

Grandmother- So-kinny

Grandmother- Ta-ya-ne

Grandfather-Springfrog *( Drennen Roll, Group # 210-Flint District as Springfrog)

Grandmother- Nelly *( Drennen Roll, Group # 210-Flint District as Nelly)

Grandfather- Ga-ler-ge-de-he

Grandfather- Oo-ne-scoo-goo

(All Dead)

8.. Are you married? YES

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- MARTIN BOLEN AGE 55 YEARS

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

Father- English name- WALKER WESLEY

Indian name- A-de-her

Mother- English name-

Indian name- Ah-quar-ly

Maiden name- Springfrog was her father


12.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time. BOTH LIVED IN FLINT DISTRICT, CHEROKEE NATION

13.. Date of death of your father and mother? FATHER- 1864 MOTHER- ABOUT 1863

14.. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where - 1852-ONLY, CHEROKEE NATION

15.. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death - WILLIAM WESLEY b. age 48 years d. Living

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

FATHER'S SIDE: (This area is all smudged, maybe has been erased)

MOTHER'S SIDE: Springfrog 'Ga-ler-ge-ne-he'


17.. Where were they born? CHEROKEE NATION EAST

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

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

English name-Nellie Christie age 50 yrs. Living *(m. William 'We-Ley' J. Christie); Indian name- 'Ah-ne-la' *(MA # 4203); Residence- Illinois District, Cherokee Nation

20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where - 1880, 1883, 1886, 1894 for allotment 1904, 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.


(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: Annie 'X' Bolen

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30th day of November 1906

Signed: J. S. Wagle, 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 William Young and Squirrel Fields, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Annie Bolen, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 40 years and 40 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: William 'X' Young , Squirrel 'X' Fields

Witness to mark: G. W. Fields, Dave Bush

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 30th day of November 1906.

J. S. Wagle, Notary Public

Annie Bolen

Full blood Cherokee

1880 Cherokee Census: # 121-Flint District as Ann Bowlin-24 yrs.

Dawes Roll: # 25756, Census Card # 8308

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003

* Transcriber notes


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