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Mollie Causton (admitted) and John Patrick (rejected)
[NOTE: This family's surnames started out as Kirkpatrick.]

Father, George Washington Patrick, registering them.

Nowata Co., Wann, Oklahoma

Mollie Causton-admitted. John Patrick, rejected.

Her Grandmother and father, George W. Patrick enrolled Illinois # 6. Grandniece of # 209, Mary P. Lyman. John Patrick who also applied for , is rejected for fact that he is not a minor.

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- George W. Patrick for his son, John Patrick, age 24 and his grand daughter, Mollie Causton, age 10 years. George's son, John is rejected, see letter within.

Indian Name-

2. Residence-

3.. Town and Post Office- Wann

4.. County- Cherokee Nation

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth- John Patrick b. December 16, 1879. Mollie Causton b. February 5, 1896, Illinois District.

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: For their mother and grandmother, Polina J. Patrick

For their aunt, Mary Elizabeth Saunders

For their grandfather and great grandfather, Samuel R. Keys

8.. Are THEY married? NO

9.. Name and age of wife or husband-

10.. Give names of THEIR father and mother, and THEIR mother's name before marriage-
Father- English name- George Washington Patrick
Indian name- Not known

Mother- English name- Polina J. Patrick
Indian name- Not known
Maiden name- Polina J. Keys

11.. Where were they born? Father born in Cherokee Nation

Mother born in Alabama

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

Mother living in Alabama

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

Mother died May 1, 1880

14.. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where- Mother on Eastern Cherokee pay roll in Alabama.

15.. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death- Myra Cauton nee Patrick, dead

John Patrick Wann, Indian Territory

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

Joshua and Eliza Patrick nee Hilderbrand

Mother's side:

Samuel R. and Mary E. Keys nee Hanna

17.. Where were they born? In Cherokee Nation East

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

19.. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths Mary Elizabeth Saunders nee Keys, died without descent

Polina J. Patrick, dead

William C. M. Keys Owasa, Indian Territory

Levi R. Keys Cookson, Indian Territory (MA # 16160)*

Samuel Joseph Keys

20.. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where- On 1894 Cherokee pay roll and are or were Cherokee Allottees.

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

Samuel R. Keys, grandfather of my children lived in Alabama.


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

My daughter, Myra Causton died leaving one heir, Mollie Causton who lives with me.

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: George W. Patrick

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10th day of December 1906.

Signed: William McDaniel, 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 Edward H. Ordnorff and Ida M. McDaniel , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with George W. Patrick, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 10 years and 7 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: Edward H. Orndorff and Ida M. McDaniel

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 10th day of December 1906.

Signed: William H. McDaniel, Notary public


Wann, Oklahoma

November 26, 1907

Guion Miller

Special Commissioner


Yours received and will say it is Mr. Starr's mistake as I told him the boy was his [sic] away [sic] man his money should be hard to him and is for Molley Cartin she is my granddaughter and her mother is dead and I do not know where her father is, he is a white man and I am raising the child as [sic]me.

G. W. Patrick

*(This letter does not 'flow well'. But had typed it up as it was.)


November 22, 1907

George W. Patrick

Wann, Indian Territory

Relative to your application for participation in the fund arising from the judgement of the Court of Claims in favor of the Eastern Cherokees, which you filed on behalf of your son, John and your grand daughter, Mollie Causton, we would be obliged if you would inform us why you have applied for your son whose age, as given in your application is 25 years. Is he of unsound mind, or unable for any other reason to file an application on his own behalf?

Very Respectfully,

Special Commissioner

*There are no other letters attached to this miller application, for follow-up on John's behalf. I do not know at this time whether he had made another application for himself or not.)

Drennen Roll Group # 6-Illinois District

Elizabeth Patrick *(nee Hilderbrand, grandmother)

John Patrick

Elias Patrick

George W. Patrick *(father)

Nancy Patrick

Peggy Patrick

Polly Patrick

*Samuel Riley Keys Jr.

Chapman Roll # 1680-Jackson County, Alabama as Samuel Keys Jr.-32 yrs. (HH)

Siler Roll # 1589 family group # 1 as Samuel Keys Jr.-32 yrs.-Jackson County, AL (mixed)

*Polina Jane Keys

Chapman Roll # 1682-Jackson County, Alabama as Polina Keys-4 yrs.

Siler Roll # 1591 family group # 1 as Polina Keys-4 yts.-Jackson county, AL (mixed)

*Transcriber notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003


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