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Miller Application # 36500

Hattie M., and Jessie L. Brewer
by Nannie Brewer, gdn. (mother)
1703 M. Street
Jasper Co., Joplin, Missouri

Rejected. 

It does not appear that ancestors were parties to treaties of 1835-6 and 1846. Testimony states that grandparents were regarded as Old Settlers. See Misc. Test. P. 2385.

Examined at Carthage, Missouri, August 28, 1908.

G. C. Craig of Welch, Indian Territory, guardian of said children.

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- Nannie Brewer
    Indian Name- A white woman

2. Residence and post office- 1703 M. Street Joplin, Missouri

3. County- Jasper 

4. State- Missouri 

5. How old are you? 34 yrs. b. 

6. Where were you born? Henry County, Missouri 

7. Are you married? No, widow 

8. Name and age of wife of husband. 
    William I. Brewer, 38 yrs, deceased 

9. To what tribe of Indians does he or she belong? Cherokee 

10. Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1906, giving their ages: 

    Hattie M. Brewer 11 years b. July 5, 1896
    Jessie L. Brewer 7 years b. April 7, 1900

11. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother’s name before marriage- 
Father- English name- All Blank
Indian name-

Mother- English name- All Blank
Indian name-
Maiden name-

12. Where were they born? 
BLANK

13. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time 
BLANK

14. Date of death of your father and mother? 

*(This sheet is missing from the application on the microfilm, not sure if it was ever filled out, due to William being deceased at the time. This could cover questions 14 –21)

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

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

17. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father’s and mother’s side, if possible- 
Father’s Side Mother’s Side

18. Where were they born? 

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

20. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths
1. English name- 
    Indian name-
    Residence-
2. English name-
    Indian name-
    Residence-

3. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
I am a white woman, I fill this for my two children as my husband is dead.

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

REMARKS

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

My husband has been dead for 5 years, he was a Cherokee citizen, please refer to his role number. The guardian of my children is G. C. Craig, please refer to him for information. (Welch, Indian Territory)


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: Nannie Brewer

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19th day of August 1907.

Signed: Omer Stroud, 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 L. E. Jackson and J. W. Aree (sp?) , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Nannie Brewer, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 3 years and 4 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:

L. E. Jackson and F. W. Arr

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 19th day of August 1907.

Signed: Omer Stroud, Notary public


LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 36500

June 1, 1908
Nannie Brewer
1703 M. St.
Joplin, Missouri

Madam-
Kindly furnish this office with the names of your children’s grandparents through whom they claim their Cherokee blood, and state where said grandparents lived in 1851.

If they were not enrolled with the Eastern Cherokees at that time, state why they were not so enrolled.

Did they ever live with the Cherokees as recognized members of their tribe? Were they admitted to tribal councils?

Did your husband (the father of these children), ever share in the payment to the Cherokees? Did he affiliate in any way with the tribe?

Respectfully,

Special Commissioner


Misc. Test. # 36500

Nannie Brewer, being first duly sworn and examined deposes and says:

"My name is Nannie Brewer; I was born in Henry Co., Missouri, 1874. I have filed this application for my minor children who claimed their Indian blood through their father; my husband’s name was William I. Brewer; my husband was born in Cherokee country, but I do not know what state or the date: my husband claimed his Indian blood through his father: I do not know where he was born or when he died: I think my husband’s father claimed his Indian blood through both his parents; my husband was enrolled by the Dawes Commission and was a Cherokee by blood; his number is 30212. The grandfather of my husband was named Jesse, but I do not know his last name: my husband was born in Indian Territory; my husband was brought up in Indian Territory. I do not know the district; he received money and land as a Cherokee. I think my husband was enrolled at Muskogee, Oklahoma. I do not know where my parents and grandparents of my husband were living in 1835 and 1851. I have heard my husband say that that his grandparents were regarded as Old Settlers.

Signed: Nannie Brewer

Subscribed and sworn to before me, at Carthage, Missouri, this 28th day of August 1908.

Signed: Fred A. Baker, asst. to Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims


LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 36500

January 12, 1909
G. C. Craig
Welch, Oklahoma

Sir:
On October 27, 1908, a letter was sent from this office in regard to the application filed for Hattie M. Brewer and Jessie L. Brewer, minor children of Nannie Brewer, for participation in the fund arising from the judgement of the Court of Claims in favor of the Eastern Cherokees. Up to the present time no answer to the above mentioned letter has been received and it is quite necessary to have this information before the claim of these children can be decided.

Kindly advise this office through whom William I. Brewer, the husband of Nannie Brewer, claimed his Cherokee blood. Did he claim his Cherokee blood through both his father and mother? Give the full English and Cherokee names, if any, of the parents of William I. Brewer. Give the full names of the Grandparents through whom William I. Brewer claims his Cherokee Blood. State in what district they were living in 1851 and whether or not they were enrolled. Give as many of the names of the uncles and aunts of William I. Brewer.

What is the relationship between William I. Brewer and Mack Brewer, who resides at Blackgum, Oklahoma. If possible, trace the relationship of Mack Brewer and William I. Brewer back to the same ancestor. Kindly reply to the above inquiries as soon as possible and refer to your reply to FAB # 36500.

Very Respectfully,

Special Commissioner


LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 36500

October 27, 1908
G. C. Craig, Welch, Oklahoma

Sir;
In the application of Nannie Brewer for participation in the fund awarded to the Eastern Cherokees, she has referred to you as being the guardian of her minor children, Hattie M. Brewer and Jessie L. Brewer. On the 28th day of August 1908, Nannie Brewer appeared before Fred A. Baker, one of my duly authorized assistants, at Carthage, Missouri, and gave testimony in support of the claim of her children. Her knowledge with regard to the ancestry of her husband was very limited, and I address this communication to you for supplemental information.

Kindly advise this office through whom William I. Brewer, the husband of Nannie Brewer, claimed his Cherokee blood. Did he claim his Cherokee blood through both his father and mother? Give the full English and Cherokee name, if any, of the parents of William I. Brewer. Give the full names of the grandparents through whom William I. Brewer claims his Cherokee blood. State in what district they were living in 1851 and whether or not they were enrolled. Give as many of the names of the uncles and aunts of William I. Brewer.

What is the relationship between William I. Brewer and Mack Brewer, who resides at Black Gum, Oklahoma. If possible, trace the relationship of Mack Brewer and William I. Brewer back to a common ancestor.

Kindly reply to the above inquires as soon as possible and in your reply refer to FAB # 36500.

Very Respectfully,

Special Commissioner


LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 36500

SPECIAL COMMISSIONER OF THE COURT OF CLAIMS,
EASTERN CHEROKEE ENROLLMENT
601 OURAY BUILDING,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
June 10, 1909

Sir:
On May 28, 1909, I reported to the Court of Claims that your application, No. 36500, for participation in the fund arising from the judgment of the Court of Claims of May 28, 1900, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees, should be rejected, and on June 10, 1909, the Court entered an order as fo1lows:

‘It is further ordered that the said roll of individual Eastern Cherokees entitled to share in the fund arising from the judgment in this cause, as reported by Special Commissioner Guion Miller, on the 28th day of May, 1909, be and the same is hereby approved, ratified and confirmed, except as to so much of the same as shall be specially excepted to on or before the 30th day of August, 1909. All such exceptions shall be forwarded to the Clerk of the Court of Claims, Washington, D. C., and shall be in writing, and shall state fully the grounds upon which such exceptions are based, and shall be supported by an affidavit of a person having knowledge of the fact. and shall contain the name, age, and post office address of each individual claimed to have been omitted from said roll, or to have been improperly placed thereon. Said exceptions and affidavits shall be filed in duplicate in each case, but only the originals must be sworn to. In case an exception is filed on behalf of an individual whose name has been omitted from said roll the said exception shall set forth fully the English and Indian name of the ancestor through whom claim is made, who was living in 1835 or 1851, and shall give the age of said ancestor In 1835 or 1851. Such exceptions must further state the number of the claimant’s application. All such exceptions shall be set down for hearing on the third Monday in October 1909.

No exceptions, or letters, net strictly comply with the requirements of the above order of the Court in regard to the filing of exceptions will be considered.

Very Respectfully,


*Transcriber notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003


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