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Miller Application #5772

Neal Catcher

and 5 children

Dutch Mills, Ark.

Nephew of #1776

Admitted: Application #5772

Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Washington, D.C.

Sir: I hereby make application for such share as may be due me of the fund approved by the Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decrees of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1908 and May 28, 1906, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees. The evidence of identity is herewith subjoined.

STATE FULL NAME: ENGLISH: Neal Catcher

INDIAN: Car-na-chee

RESIDENCE: In Goingsnake District Cherokee Nation

TOWN AND POST OFFICE: Dutch Mills

COUNTY: Washington

STATE: Ark.

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: In GoingSnake District C. N. 1880

BY WHAT RIGHT DO YOU CLAIM TO SHARE? IF YOU CLAIM THROUGH MORE THAN ONE RELATIVE LIVING IN 1851, SET FORTH EACH CLAIM SEPARATELY:

Mother Peggy Bean

Gr. Father Neal Bean

Gr. mother Ancie Bean

Brother James Catcher

Gr. Mothers brother Arch Bean

ARE YOU MARRIED: Yes

NAME AND AGE OF WIFE OR HUSBAND: Bettie Catcher age 26 years

GIVE NAMES OF YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER, AND YOUR MOTHERíS NAME BEFORE MARRIAGE:

FATHER

ENGLISH NAME: Rich Catcher

INDIAN NAME: Tickah-nee-skee

MOTHER

ENGLISH NAME: Peggy Bean

INDIAN NAME: Wakie

MAIDEN NAME: Peggy Bean

WHERE WERE THEY BORN?

FATHER: In GoingSnake District C. N.

MOTHER: In GoingSnake District C. N.

WHERE DID THEY RESIDE IN 1851, IF LIVING AT THAT TIME?

FATHER: In GoingSnake District C. N.

MOTHER: In GoingSnake District C. N.

DATE OF DEATH OF YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER:

FATHER: Living

MOTHER: Unknown

WERE THEY EVER ENROLLED FOR ANNUITIES, LAND, OR OTHER BENEFITS? IF SO, STATE WHEN AND WHERE:

Father for lands, monies in 1874, 1880, 1885, 1894

NAME ALL YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, GIVING AGES, AND IF NOT LIVING, THE DATE OF DEATH:

NAME BORN DIED

Lizzie Unknown Unknown

Susan Unknown Living

James Unknown Unknown

George Sanders Unknown Living

STATE ENGLISH AND INDIAN NAMES OF YOUR GRANDPARENTS ON BOTH FATHERíS AND MOTHERíS SIDE, IF POSSIBLE:

FATHERíS SIDE

Susan Walkingstick

MOTHERíS SIDE

Neal Bean

Ancy Bean

WHERE WERE THEY BORN? In Georgia

WHERE DID THEY RESIDE IN 1851, IF LIVING AT THAT TIME?

In Goingsnakr District, C. N.

GIVE NAMES OF ALL THEIR CHILDREN, AND RESIDENCE, IF LIVING; IF NOT LIVING, GIVE DATES OF DEATH:

ENGLISH NAME: Unknown; INDIAN NAME: ; RESIDENCE:

ENGLISH: ; INDIAN NAME: ; RESIDENCE:

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ENROLLED FOR ANNUITIES, LAND, OR OTHER BENEFITS? IF SO, STATE WHEN AND WHERE:

Enrolled for lands by the Dawes Commission for monies drawn in 1885, 1894.

TO EXPEDITE INDENTIFICATION, CLAIMANTS SHOULD GIVE THE FULL ENGLISH AND INDIAN NAMES, IF POSSIBLE, OF THEIR PATERNAL AND MATERNAL ANCESTORS BACK TO 1835:

Unknown REMARKS

(UNDER THIS HEAD THE APPLICANT MAY GIVE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT HE BELIEVES WILL ASSIST IN PROVING HIS CLAIM)

________________________________________________________________

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.

1. State you full name: NEAL CATCHER

2. Residence and post office: Dutch Mills, Ark.

3. County: Cherokee County

4. State: Ind. Ter.

5. Date and place of birth: age about 36. Cherokee Nation

6. Are you married? Yes

7. Name and age of wife or husband: Bettie Catcher

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. Will Catcher Age 13 born Nov. 6, 1893

2. Rosa Catcher Age 9 born Aug 13, 1897

3. Clo Catcher Age 7 June 13, 1899

4. George Catcher Age 3 born June 11, 1904

5. Losier Catcher Age 1 born March 4, 1906

10. Where they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benefits? If so state when and were and with what tribe of Indians. All are enrolled for land all have received allotments

Cherokee Tribe except youngest.

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.

(Signature)

Subscribed and sworn to before me this

Transcribed by Kathy Pitts

 


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