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Miller Application # 1725

Cornelia C. Chandler nee Sharp

Fairland, Ok

Admitted with 8 Children

Fairland, Oklahoma

Sister to Fannie E. Chandler (1723) and

Claims from the same source.

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 - Cornelia C. Chandler nee Sharp

Indian name - none

2. Residence - Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

3. Town and post office - Fairland

4. County - Cherokee Nation

5. State - Indian Territory

6. Date and place of birth - April 19, 1861 Cherokee County, North Carolina

7. By what right do you claim to share? If you claim through more than on relative living in 1851, set Forth each claim separately-

I claim through Nancy Ka-te-he, her children and Grandchildren and relations said Nancy Ka-te-he being the mother of my grandmother, Rebecca Morris nee Ka-ta-he.

8. Are you married? Yes

9. Name and age of wife of husband: John W. Chandler aged 52 years

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

Father

English name - Edward P. Sharp

Indian name - Cos-ti-yuh

Mother

English name - Eliza B. Sharp nee McKee nee Morris

(transcriber note: Eliza B. Morris was also married to John A. McKee before 1842)

11. Where were they born?

Father - North Carolina- county unknown

Mother - Macon County, North Carolina

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

Both Cherokee County, North Carolina

13. Date of death of your father and mother-

Father - September 24, 1876; Mother - February 3, 1871

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

Mother enrolled for payment of 1852 in North Carolina also in Cherokee Nation in 1870. Father enrolled in 1870 also for payment of 1874 in Cherokee Nation West.

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

1. William J. McKee October 26, 1841 Living

2. Mary A. McKee January 6, 1844 April 1867

3. John W. Sharp July 16, 1853 Living

4. Fanny E. Sharp July 28, 1855 Living

5. Rebecca T. Sharp November 4, 1857 Living

6. Cornelia C. Sharp (self) April 9, 1861 Living

16. State English and Indian names of your grandparents on both fatherís side and motherís side, if possible.

Fatherís side Motherís side

White adopted Gideon Morris Sr.-adopted

Parents unknown Rebecca Morris nee Ka-te-he

To me

17. Where were they born?

In Cherokee Nation, North Carolina

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

In Old Nation, in Cherokee County, North Carolina

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

1. English name - Eliza B. Morris (mother) d. February 1871

Indian name - Li-zeh

Residence - died in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

2. English name - John Calhoun Morris d. about 1865

Indian name -

Residence - died in North Carolina

3. English name - Harry R. Morris d. about 1866

Indian name -

Residence - died in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

4. English name - Drew Maxwell Morris d., 1877

Indian name -

Residence - died in Cherokee Nation

5. English name - Evalina or Avaline Brady nee Morris d. 1859

Indian name -

Residence - died in North Carolina d. 1858

6. English name - Gideon Morris

Indian name - Not known

Residence - Died in North Carolina

7. English name - Caroline Morris d. 1861

Indian name - Not known

Residence - Died in North Carolina

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

On all rolls made since 1870-Am enrolled on rolls made by Dawes Commission and for allotment of land.

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

The names of my ancestors prior to my grandmother and her brothers are unknown to me.

Remarks

I also claim as next of kin to Kah-naw-ski-ske or Stealer. Also Robert Love, also James Root or Oo-naw-stah-te, also Thompson Kil-chu-li, also Wah-chu-che (ĎGrasshopper), also Che-squah-uh. These are brothers and near relatives to my great-grandmother, Nancy Ka-te-he. Also Jin-ni Ka-te-he

Signed Cornelia C. Chandler

October 20, 1906

Sam F. Campbell (notary public)

________________________________________________________________

Affidavit

Personally appeared before me Martha Evans and Lena Goins, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Cornielia C. Chandler, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 35 years and 10 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 Signature

J. W. Chandler

Martha (X) Evans

William J. McKee

Lena Goins

October 20, 1906

________________________________________________________________

Supplemental Application for Minor Children

Miller Application # 1725

Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims

601 Onray Building, Washington, D. C.

Sir: I hereby make application for such share as may be due my minor children of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decree of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905, and May 28, 1906, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees, and I ask that this be made part of my original application No. 1725

1. State your full name - Cornelia C. Chandler

2. Residence and post office - Fairland

3. County - Cherokee Nation

4. State - Indian Territory

5. Date and place of birth - April 9, 1861 Cherokee County, North Carolina

6. Are you married? Yes

7. Name and age of wife or husband - John W. Chandler age 53

8. To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong? None

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

1. Rebecca Carolina Chandler 3 years April 14. 1904

2. Lura Corinne Chandler 6 years December 31, 1900

3. Otto Cornelius Chandler 8 years August 20, 1898

4. Robert Elmer Chandler 10 years February 16, 1896

5. Homer Edward Chandler 12 years September 20, 1893

6. Fanny Wanira Chandler 15 years July 24, 1891

7. Benjamin Harrison Chandler 18 years December 15, 1888

8. John DeWitt Chandler 20 years October 27, 1886

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

On Commission Roll noís 398 to 408 inclusive youngest roll no. not yet ascertained, but enrolled and allotted land.

Remarks

Facts as set forth in original application and evidence of enrollment of minors may be found on comm. Roll of Cherokee as stated.

Signed Cornelia C. Chandler

May 20, 1907

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2002

 


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