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Miller Application # 576

Sterling Price Cannon

Siloam Springs, Arkansas

(Brother to Miller App. # 343, Oscar Cannon)

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- Sterling Price Cannon

Indian Name-

2. Residence- Cherokee Nation

3.. Town and Post Office- Siloam Springs, Arkansas

4.. County: Territory

5.. State: Arkansas

6.. Date and Place of Birth: July 8, 1863

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 mother, Elizabeth Cannon-Palmour

Through my uncle, Wilson Palmour

Through my aunt, Sarah Jane Palmour and Elizabeth Dougherty, and (Mary?) Palmour Cantrell.

8.. Are you married? NO

9.. Name and age of wife or husband-

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

Father- English name- Irby Cannon

Indian name-

Mother- English name- Elizabeth Cannon

Indian name-

Maiden name- Elizabeth Palmour

11.. Where were they born?

Father-Dawson, Lumpkin County, GA

Mother-Dawson, Lumpkin County, GA

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

Father-Dawson, Lumpkin Co., Ga

Mother-Dawson, Lumpkin Co., Ga

13.. Date of death of your father and mother?

Father-May 25, 1900 Mother-August 2, 1904

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

Elizabeth Cannon was enrolled in Georgia in 1851 and was on all approved rolls of the Cherokees until her death.

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

1. Sarah M. Beavers b. March 13 1852

2. Edwin B. Cannon b. September 22, 1855

3. Mary E. Cannon b. June 12 1853 d. July 7, 1859

4. Oscar Cannon b. March 14 1866

5. Ophelia J. Harless b. March 2, 1875

6. Beuna V. Cannon b. March 19, 1868 d. October 26, 1868

7. John C. Cannon b. December 30, 1869

8. Wilson L. Cannon b. November 25, 1860

9. Ollie V. Cannon b. july 5, 1876 d. July 4, 1900

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

Father's Side Mother's Side

Elisha Cannon Silas Palmour

Sarah Dougherty

17.. Where were they born? (Can't read)*

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

Dawson, in Lumpin County, Georgia

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

1.. English name- John D. Palmour; Indian name- ; Residence- Dawson, Lumpkin County, GA

2.. English name- Sarah Jane Palmour; Indian name- ; Residence- Georgia

3.. English name- Wilson L. Cannon; Indian name- ; Residence-Georgia

4.. English name- Elizabeth (Can't read)*; Indian name- ; Residence- Cherokee Nation

5.. English name- ; Indian name- ; Residence-

3.. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-

Am on all official Cherokee Rolls since 187(?) and since{sic}.

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: Sterling Price Cannon

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 29th day of September, 1906.

Signed: R. F. Forrest

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 R. J. (can't read), and C. D. Gunter , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Sterling Price Cannon , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 10 years and 30 years, respectively, and know 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: C. D. Gunter

(another signature unreadable)

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 29th day of September, 1906.

notary public

*transcribers notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2002

Sterling Price Cannon

Dawes # 27801, Census Card # 5880

1/32 Cherokee

1880 Cherokee Census, Goingsnake District


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