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Miller Application # 12971

Mack Brewer
Sequoyah Co., Black Gum, Oklahoma

Admitted. 

Applicant born after 1851, probably. 
Mother Lydia Griffin with children, Andy and Elmer, enrolled in Flint # 380. Father, Isaac Brewer and uncle James 127 Skin Bayou District.

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- Mack Brewer
Indian Name- Un-ka-de-dun-nah

2. Residence- Cherokee Nation

3.. Town and Post Office- Black Gum

4.. County- Cherokee Nation

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth- Cherokee Nation, don't know

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:

Ike Brewer, my father
Jesse Brewer, my grandfather
William Brewer, my uncle
Samuel Brewer, my uncle
Pos Brewer, my uncle
James Brewer, my uncle
Elias Cook, my cousin
Katie Boggs 
Ketcher Boggs
Simon Boggs
Unknown Boggs (can't read)
Uknown Boggs (can't read)
Archerle Boggs
Cloenuse (this could be Alex Boggs)
Alex Boggs

8.. Are you married? YES

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- Cora Brewer, 23 yrs.

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

Father- English name- Isic Brewer
Indian name-

Mother- English name- Lydia Brewer nee Griffin
Indian name-
Maiden name-Lydia Griffin

11.. Where were they born? UNKNOWN

12.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? 
IN CHEROKEE NATION

13.. Date of death of your father and mother? BOTH PARENTS DEAD

14.. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
They were on all rolls from 1851 up to the time of their deaths.

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

Andy Grimmett b. d. dead
Emma Grimmett b. d. dead
George Burke or Barke b. d. dead

The two names of Andy and Emma Grimmett are on some of the rolls as Griffin. They were the children of John Grimmett and Lydia Griffin. 

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

Father's side-Isaac Brewer and Lydia Brewer
Mother's side- Jack Griffin and Olie Lasley

17.. Where were they born? IN OLD CHEROKEE NATION

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

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

1.. English name- Mary Mankiller, dead
     Indian name-
     Residence-
2.. English name- Lydia Griffin, mother, dead
     Indian name-
     Residence-
3.. English name- Lucinda Starr, dead *(nee Griffin)
     Indian name-
     Residence-
4.. English name- Andy Griffin, dead
     Indian name-
     Residence-
5.. English name-Lewis Griffin, dead
     Indian name-
     Residence-
6.. English name- Hiram? Griffin, dead 
     (the name is very hard to read)
     Indian name-
     Residence-

3.. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where- In 1875 for strip money and by the Dawes Commission for allotment. 

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).

Lucinda Starr, Lydia Griffin, Mary Mankiller. Those three girls were sisters, children of Ollie Lasley. Jack Griffin was the father of Lydia Griffin. Lydia Griffin's (?) sister of Jack Griffin nee Hicks, the wife of Looney Hicks, but dead without descent.


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: Mack 'X' Brewer

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22nd day of January 1907.

Signed: James Duncan, 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 John Morris and (?) , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Mack Brewer, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 20 years and 5 years, respectively, and know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be, and that the statements made by him are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in his claim.

Witnesses Signatures: John Morris and (?)

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 22nd day of January 1907.

Signed: James Duncan, 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.12971

1.. State you full name: Mack Brewer
2.. Residence and post office: Black Gum
3.. County: Cherokee Nation
4.. State: Indian Territory
5.. Date and place of birth: Close to Salisaw
6.. Are you married? YES
7.. Name and age of wife or husband: Cora Brewer nee Watts, 23 yrs.
8.. To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong? White
9.. Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906:
    1. Alice Brewer 2 years old b. March 31, 1905
    2.

10.. Where they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benefits? If so state when and were and with what tribe of Indians.
NO

REMARKS

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

My application number is 12971.

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

Signed: Mack 'X' Brewer

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6th day of July, 1907.


Submitted by Catherine Widener


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