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MILLER APPLICATION # 6419

Rachel Brown nee Scullawl (Scalloe)

Muskogee Co., Keefton, Oklahoma

Admitted. Niece of MA # 6781, William Scullawl, and claims through same source. See Misc. Test. P. 4129. Father enrolled, Saline # 615.

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- Rachel Brown

Indian Name- Same

2. Residence- Keefton, Indian Territory

3.. Town and Post Office- Keefeton

4.. County- Cherokee Nation

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth- March 1st, 1872

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:

Through my father, Tom Scalloe (or Scullawl), whose name should appear on the roll of 1851 taken in the Cherokee Nation, and who was a descendant of Scalloe, who was a fullblood Cherokee and whose name should appear on the roll of 1835 taken in the state of North Carolina.

8.. Are you married? No, I have been but my husband is dead.

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- His name was Sam Brown

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

Father- English name- Tom Scalloe

Indian name- Same

Mother- English name-Bettie Scalloe

Indian name- same

Maiden name- Bettie Smith

11.. Where were they born?

Father- I am not sure but think he was born in North Carolina

Mother- I think she was born in the South east part of the Cherokee Nation, near Fort Smith, Arkansas.

12.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? I do not know

13.. Date of death of your father and mother? Father- in 1872 Mother- in 1879

14.. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where- Yes, as citizens of the Cherokee Nation

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

Alice Scalloe deceased d. She died without issue

Becky Scalloe deceased d. She died without issue

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

FATHER'S SIDE- Dare Scalloe or Scullowa (Grandfather) and Betsey Scalloe

MOTHER'S SIDE- I do not know

17.. Where were they born? On my father's side they were born in North Carolina, and I think my mother's people came from Arkansas

18.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? I do not know

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

20.. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where- Yes, as a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

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

Same as given in sections seven and sixteen above.

REMARKS

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

I desire to claim for my minor children, namely Samuel Troy Brown, aged 17 years, Josiah M. Brown, aged 10 years and Jenette Brown, aged 7 years, all of whom are living at home with me and under my care and control. I hereby appoint Belvia A. Lockwood of Washington D. C. by true and lawful attorney for me and in my name, place and stead, and allow her a commission of ten per cent.

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: Rachel Brown

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19th day of December 1906.

Signed: A. (?) Mood, 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 M. Taylor Jr., and John Duck, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Rachel Brown, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 5 years and 25 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.

Witness's Signatures: John M. Taylor Jr. and John Duck

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 19th day of December 1906

A. (?) Mood, 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. 6419

1.. State you full name: Rachel Brown

2.. Residence and post office: Keefeton

3.. County: District 10

4.. State: Indian Territory

5.. Date and place of birth: March 1, 1873, Indian Territory (She also claims 1872)*

6.. Are you married? The widow of Sam Brown

7.. Name and age of wife or husband:

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

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

1. Samuel T. Brown 17 years November 18, 1889

2. Joseph Brown 11 years May 24, 1896

3. Jennette Brown 7 or 8 years December 3, 1899

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

REMARKS

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

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

Signed: Rachel Brown

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 11th day of June, 1907.

C. H. Milligan, 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 Elvira Maher and Nancy A. Rains who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Rachel Brown, who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known her for 23 years and 25 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: Elvira Maher and Nancy A. Rains

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 11th day of June, 1907.

3.. H. Milligan, Notary Public

LETTER ATTTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 6419

May 29, 1907

Guion Miller

Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims

601 Ouray Building

Washington, D. C.

I sent in my application in December 21. I think I now have got on my note from you yet to (?) my application all with as sent if (?) let me now your truy,

Rachel Brown

*(I know this letter does not 'flow', but I have written it as it appears, or as close as I could come)

LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 6419

Rachel Brown

December 13, 1907

Keefeton, Oklahoma

Madam:

Relative to your application for participation in the fund arising from the decree of the Court of Claims in favor of the Eastern Cherokees, please state under what name you think your father was enrolled in 1851, being careful to spell it correctly. The name, as you give it' Scalloe', does now appear on the roll.

Give the names of your grandparents on your mother's side and state whether they, or any of them, were ever enrolled as Eastern Cherokees?

Give any other information you may have tending to establish your right to participate in this fund.

As early reply will be appreciated.

Very respectfully,

Special Commissioner

6419. RACHEL BROWN and 3 children, Keefeton, Okla

Admitted. Niece of #6781, William Scullawl, and claims through same source. See Misc. Test. P. 4129. Father enrolled Sal. 615.

MISC. TEST. P. 4129. App. No. 6781 William Scullawl...

through Aaron Butler, Interpreter:
"I am about 70 years of age. I was enrolled and drew money in 1851 at Ft. Gibson. I lived in Saline District at the time. I was known by the same name as that I have now. It was Emigrant money that I drew. I was living with my father and mother at that time. They drew money too at Ft. Gibson in 1851. It was emigrant money. Aaron Scullawl was my oldest brother; Tom, the second and John the third. Then there was Jim, also older than I. Ah-ni-wa-ke was the name of my sister. She was married at that time and went by a different name than Scullawl. Adair Scullawl was the name of my father. Betsy Scullawl was the name of my mother. The whole family was living together in 1851, except my sister and she was married. Se—cow—se was a brother of my mother. Nancy and Sallie were sisters of my mother and were living in 1851. I do not know their other names. They all lived in Saline District in 1851. When they first came to this country from the East, they came to the Flint District, and from there to Tahlequah and from there to Saline. The indian names of my brothers were: Alicke or Big Alick, Ah-day-yo-hih (means Go— around), Jim-me, Ga-law-noo-has-ske (means Cheater)."

SIGNED: Win. Scullawl, Claremore, Okla, March 11, 1909.

John Sanders in behalf of above claimant:
"I have known applicant since the war, in fact, I knew him during the war when he was a soldier. He is no relation to me. I have heard people state that he drew Emigrant money in 1851. Never heard that he or any of his people were ever Old Settlers. I know that he has been recognized as an East­ern Cherokee Indian in the community."

SIGNED: John Sanders

Jeff M. Gravitt in behalf of above claimant:
"I am an Eastern Cherokee and have filed an application. Have known William Scullawl for 18 years. I have known him as Bill Squirrel-hole. I have always known him as a Cherokee and know that he drew strip money. He got land from the Dawes Commission. Never heard of his drawing any Old Settler money."

SIGNED: Jeff M. Gravitt

Drennen roll Group # 612

Skul-lor-le Adam

Betsy

Wee-te

John

Drennen Roll Group # 613

James orphan, transferred to new roll *(Not sure if he relates or not)

Drennen Roll Group # 614

Aron Adam (see duplicate page 80)

Drennen Roll Group # 615

Ar-ta-hyor or Thomas Adam

Rachel - listed as ¾ Cherokee

1880 Cherokee Census # 27-Canadian District, Orphan Roll as Rachel Sculloll-10 yrs. (Residing with S. Alton)

Dawes Roll # 16925, Census Card # 7100

 


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