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MILLER APPLICATION # 642

Rebecca Alice Boothe nee Keys
Wagoner Co., Lometa, Oklahoma

Admitted.
The applicant was enrolled by the Dawes Commission as a Cherokee. The father of applicant was enrolled by Chapman in 1851, # 1686 *(Richard Keys), grandfather also enrolled in same group *(Samuel Riley Keys Sr.). Samuel Keys enrolled in 1836, page 12.

Commissioner of Indian Affairs
Washington, D. C.

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:

English Name- Rebecca Alice Boothe , DC # 12059
Indian Name- Rebecca Alice Keys

2. Residence- Cherokee Nation

3. Town and Post Office- Lometa

4. County-

5. State- Indian Territory

6. Date and Place of Birth- October 17, 1865, Jackson County, Alabama

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

8. Are you married? YES

9. Name and age of wife or husband- Frances M. Boothe

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

Father- English name- Richard Keys
Indian name-

Mother- English name- Mary Keys
Indian name-
Maiden name- Mary Hayes

11. Where were they born? BOTH BORN JACKSON COUNTY, ALABAMA

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time
BOTH JACKSON COUNTY, ALABAMA

13. Date of death of your father and mother?
Father died February 6, 1892 and mother died October 27, 1891

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
My father was enrolled on every roll made from 1814 to 1851

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

Williamson R. W. C. Keys b. August 27, 1847 d. living
Richard R. Keys b. March 12, 1849 d. March 19, 1861
Charles L. Keys b. July 13, 1851 d. living
Mary Ann Keys (Hickle) b. December 9, 1852 d. living
Sarah P. Keys (Fonburg) b. December 30, 1854 d. died about 3 years ago
Eliza C. E. Keys (O'Neal) b. March 8, 1857 d. living
Theodore S. Keys b. August 28, 1859 d. November 1893
Lina Jane Keys (Crail) b. May 1, 1863 d. living
One infant brother, unnamed, born and died in 1867.

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

Father's side- Samuel Keys and (blank) Keys
Mother's side- Charles Hayes and Annie Hayes

17. Where were they born? All born in the state of Alabama

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

Samuel Keys was living in Jackson County, Alabama,
Charles Hayes in Arkansas.

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

James Keys, dead
Evaline McCoy, dead
Polly Bruner, living near Stilwell, I. T.
Sam Keys, dead

20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
My name is on the final roll in the office of the 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.
If any of my ancestors had Indian names, I did not know it. They always went by their English names above given.


REMARKS


(Under this head the applicant may give additional information that he believes will assist in proving his claim).

I came from Alabama in 1886 and was admitted as a Cherokee Citizen in 1887.

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: Rebecca Alice Smith

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2nd day of October 1906.
Signed: Howard Searcy, Notary Public


AFFIDAVIT


(The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses who are well acquainted with the applicant.)

Personally appeared before me Wiley Smith and G. D. Carl, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Rebecca Alice Boothe, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 5 years and 5 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: Wiley Smith and G. D. Carl

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 2nd day of October 1906.
Signed: Howard Searcy, Notary public


Supplemental Application for Minor Children

Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims,
601 Ouray Building, Washington, D. C.

Sirs,
I hereby make application for such share as may be due my minor children of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decree of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905, and May 28, 1906, if favor of the Eastern Cherokee, and I ask that this be made part of my original application

No.642

1. State you full name: Rebecca Alice Boothe
2. Residence and post office: Lometa, Indian Territory
3. County:
4. State:
5. Date and place of birth: Jackson County, Alabama October 17, 1865
6. Are you married? YES
7. Name and age of wife or husband: Frances M. Boothe, 43
8. To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong? Cherokee
9. Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906:

1. Frances L. Boothe 15 years b. April 16, 1891
2. Grover G. Boothe 12 years b. November 5, 1894
3. Frances M. Boothe 10 years b. May 6, 1897

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

REMARKS


(Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in proving his claim.)

They were born and raised in the Cherokee Nation and they have received all benefits accorded Cherokee Citizens by Blood.

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

Signed: Rebecca A. Boothe

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18th day of May, 1907.
Signed: Howard Searcy, Notary Public


AFFIDAVIT

(The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses who are well acquainted with the applicant)

Personally appeared before me Wiley Smith and Andrew Jackson who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Rebecca A. Boothe, who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known her for 6 years and 20 years, respectively, and know her to be the identical person she represents herself to be and that on May 28, 1906, she had the children living as above set forth, and that the statements made by her are true, and they have no interest whatever in her claim.

Signatures of Witnesses: Wiley Smith and Andrew Jackson

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18th day of May, 1907.

Signed: Howard Searcy, Notary Public


Letter attached to Miller Application # 642

November 5, 1906.
Lometa, Indian Territory

You Commission of Indian Affairs
Washington, DC

Dear Sir;
I made application to you for in rollment as and Eastern Cherokee. I am a part of the tribe of Indians. I'm an application about a month ago and have heard from it. Please write me if you...*(Very hard to make out. There are only about 10 more words I can't read. Doesn't seem to be anything very important, just wanting to know when he will hear from them about his application.)

Signed: Rebecca Boothe

Letter attached to miller application # 642

Eastern Cherokees
Rebecca A. Boothe
Lometa, Indian Territory

Madam:

In reply to your letter of November 5, 1906, you are informed that your application for participation in the Easter Cherokee fund has been received and filed, the same will be taken up for examination in its regular order, and you will be duly notified of the result.

Very Respectfully, Acting Chairman


Letter attached to miller application # 642

January 26, 1907
Lometa, Indian Territory

Commissioner of Indian Affairs

Dear Sir:
I wright you in regard to my Eastern Cherokee money my grandmothers name was Mary Riley on the Indian side, the Cherokee blood comes by the Riley family. I claim three shares, my father, and brother and grandmother. You please wright to me if I will shair for my grandmother and my brother.

Yours truly,
Rebecca A. Boothe


Letter attached to Miller application # 642?????

November 25, 1908
Minnie French
Metory, Oklahoma

Madam:
In the matter of your application which you have filed for minor children, for participation in the Eastern Cherokee Fund, you state the names of James French and William Coppinger. Please state if William Coppinger is your child. As the above information is necessary to the proper adjudication of your claim, you are requested to give this mater your prompt attention and in your reply refer to GWL # 26498.

Very Respectfully, Special Commissioner

*(MA # 26498 is for Nannie French nee Rider b. 1872, I don't' think this should be in this application, but transcribed anyway.)


Letter attached to Miller Application # 642?????????

November 25, 1908
Rachel Spade
Proctor, Oklahoma

Madam:
Relative to your application for participation in the Eastern Cherokee Fund, please state the exact relation, if any, that Mary Ratt of Bunch, Oklahoma is to you. As the above information is necessary to the proper adjudication of your claim, please give this matter your prompt attention, and in your reply refer to GWL # 1609.

Very Respectfully, Special Commissioner

*(MA # 1609 is for Rachel Spade nee Wolfe, b. 1859. I don't think this should be in here, but transcribed anyway.)

Chapman Roll 1851-

# 1684-Jackson County, Alabama as Samuel Keys Sr.-64 yrs.
# 1685-Jackson County, Alabama as Mary Keys-25 yrs.
# 1686-Jackson County, Alabama as Richard Keys-37 yrs. (HH)
# 1687-Jackson County, Alabama as William Keys-4 yrs.
# 1688-Jackson County, Alabama as Richard R. Keys-2 yrs.


*Rebecca Alice Boothe listed as 1/8 Cherokee

Dawes Roll # 12059, Census Card # 5043

m. Francis Marion Boothe, December 28, 1884

Grouped within.,..............
12631-Charles Lewis Keys
1904-Lennie Jane Crail nee Keys
2431-Eliza Clarinda Elizabeth OíNeal nee Keys
3255-Mary Ann Hickle nee Keys
6045- William Roland Winston Cobb Keys
22830-John A. Keys
1546- Isaac N. Bruner
1402 or 1902 *(1902 is for Lydia Water nee Vann and 1402 is for James Ketcher, donít see the conn.)
8024-Letha A. McKinster nee Bruner
8087-Theodore S. Bruner
8117- John R. Bruner
1133- Samuel J. Keys
3176- Sarah P. Fornburg nee Keys
3177- Maggie J. Keys, gdn. b. 1869
*(3 unreadable numbers)
2925-Martha Starr nee Locust
6492- Martha Hyatt nee Keys
*(2 unreadable numbers)
9815-Alice Bird Beatty nee Ridge
9015-Lorenzo D. Keys
9014-Mary O. Keys
9013-Virginia Duff nee Keys
9012-Mike G. Keys
8974- Ophelia Langley nee Keys
11911-Naomi A. Sitten nee Keys
16160-Levi Keys
23336-Robert L. Keys
12228-Sam Keys
8146-James David McCoy
12374-Mary Eliza Shasteen nee McCoy
23860- R. W. M. Keys
23861-M. T. W. Keys
26149- Mary J. Raincrow nee Kyes
29006-Thomas Theodore Shasteen
28850- James W. Shasteen
28851- Sefora E Shasteen
28852- Richmond S. Shasteen Jr.
27153-Anda J. White nee OíNeal
27152- Mary E. Garrard nee OíNeal
32298-Viola W. Bumgarner nee Keys
27910-Charlie Keys
28532-Samuel L. Keys
28533- Laura E. Carrier nee Keys

*Transcriber notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003


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