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MILLER APPLICATION # 536

George Daniel

Washington Co., Ochelata, Oklahoma

Admitted. Claims through his father, Wah-yah or Wolf, enrolled by Drennen # 810-Delaware District. This claimant also enrolled by Drennen, same number and district. See Misc. Test. P. 2431.

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- George Daniel

Indian Name- Chah-chee

2. Residence- 5 miles North of Ochelata

3.. Town and Post Office- Ochelata

4.. County- Cherokee Nation

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth- Delaware District, Cherokee Nation (December 25, 1849)

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:

Daniel Wolfe or Daniel Wah-yah (father)

We-kee Wolfe (mother)

Sarah Wolfe or Sa-lee

Jackson Wolfe

Du-we-see

Oo-wan (wife of Du-we-see)

Sa-le

Dave-si-ne

Ska-quah

Eh-ni-owy (? on the last part of the name)

8.. Are you married? YES

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- Emma Daniel, age 33 years

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

Father- English name- Daniel Wolfe

Indian name- Wah-yah or Daniel Wah-yah

Mother- English name- We-kee Wolfe

Indian name- We-kee

Maiden name- Unknown

11.. Where were they born? Both parents born East of Mississippi River

12.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Both parents residing in present-Cherokee Nation

13.. Date of death of your father and mother? FATHER- Died about 1900; MOTHER- Died about 1870

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

Were enrolled for Cherokee emigrant payment of 1852.

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

Mack Jackson b. d. about 1899

Sarah Jackson b. d. about 1901

(Both of these siblings are listed on the Drennen roll with their mother, along with Daniel)*

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

I don't remember. Whether they all died on the road from Eastern Cherokee Nation.

17.. Where were they born? EAST OF MISSISSIPPI RIVER

18.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? WERE NOT LIVING

19.. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths. NONE LISTED

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

I have been drawn all payments to Cherokees since 1866.

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

REMARKS

(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:

Subscribed and sworn to before me this

Signed:

AFFIDAVIT

(The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses who are well acquainted with the applicant.)

Personally appeared before me , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known for years and years, respectively, and know to be the identical person represents to be, and that the statements made by are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in claim.

Witnessess Signatures:

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this

________________________________________________________________ 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.536

1.. State you full name: George Daniel

2.. Residence and post office: Bartlesville

3.. County: Cherokee Nation

4.. State: Indian Territory

5.. Date and place of birth: Delaware District, Cherokee Nation - about 1851

6.. Are you married? YES

7.. Name and age of wife or husband: Emma Daniel, age 34

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. Lucinda Daniel 13 years b. January 19, 1894

2. George Daniel 11 years b. March 16, 1896

3. Maggie Daniel 5 years b. March 20, 1902

4. William R. Daniel 3 years b. July 12, 1904

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

BARLTESVILLE, INDIAN TERRITORY, 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: George Daniel

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 15th day of May 1907.

________________________________________________________________ AFFIDAVIT

(The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses who are well acquainted with the applicant)

Personally appeared before me who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with , who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known for years and years, respectively, and know to be the identical person represents to be and that on May 28, 1906, had the children living as above set forth, and that the statements made by are true, and they have no interest whatever in claim.

Witness to Mark: Signatures of Witnesses

Subscribed and sworn to before me this

________________________________________________________________

LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 536

In The Matter of Eastern Cherokee Funds

George Daniel, Applicant, Case No. 536

P. O. Ochelata, I. T.

To The Hon. Commissioner of Indian Affairs

Washington, D. C.

You petitioner represents that it has come to him that he has several other relatives whose name should appear upon the Eastern or Emigrant Cherokee Pay Roll of 1852, and whose share he is justly entitled to by virtue of being the nearest relative known to be living. The names are :

George Key, or Cha-Chee Stoo-ee-stee

Pollie or Wah-lee (his wife)

Leach or Ah-lee-cha

Celia or Se-lee (his wife)

Rachel or La-chel-lee (his daughter)

Ah-tse-suh-stah (his daughter)

Che-nuh-chee

Kah-taw-tluh-nah (his wife)

Yaw-nah or Bear (his son)

Ah-tah-wos-tah (his son)

Naw-huh-sti-ah (his son)

I was taught by my mother that the three women, the heads of the three families were my aunts or great aunts and their children were my cousins. Therefore, I earnestly ask that these names be added to my application which has been filed with the proper officer for some time past, and the number of said case is shown to be (536) by a card which I received from that officer, Oblige.

January 23, 1907

Signed: George Daniel

Witnesses: John C. Duncan and ? S. McCoy

________________________________________________________________

LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 536

Ochelata, Indian Territory

January 14, 1907

Hon. Commissioner of Indian Affairs

Washington, D. C.

Dear Sir:

I hand you here with a list of other names that I find that I am the nearest kin to and would be pleased to have them added to my application for my portion of the Eastern Cherokee Fund. I filed my claim some two or three months ago, and reserved the privilege therein of filing all other claims that I might be able to find. Oblige.

Signed: George Daniel

Ochelata, I. T.

List of Names, and Relationship-

Ka-la-nee-ske (my mother's brother) Died and left no heirs

Nee-lah-ka-yah (my mother's nephew)

Tsee-yar-loo-ske (my mother's nephew)

Too-ni-yi (my mother's niece)

Miss Rabbit Thighs (my mother's sister)

Oo-le-tar-ste (grandfather)

Jin-nie (Grandmother)

I do hereby certify that the above names are other relatives of mine that should appear upon the Eastern Cherokee Pay Roll of 1851, and I am the nearest relative living to the best of my knowledge, and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs is hereby requested to place them upon my application which has already been filed.

Signed: George 'X' Daniel

Witness to Mark- John C. Duncan and Robert Hogg (or Hagg)

________________________________________________________________

Grouped herewith-

MA # 706-Richard Daniels b. 1884 (Son)

MA # 13319-Oce Daniel b. 1865 (Son)

Drennen Roll Group # 810-Delaware District

Wah-yah or Wolf (Grandfather of George Daniel)*

Sarah

Daniel (Father of George Daniel)*

Sal-ke-ne

Ned-sin-ne

Che-lah-we-she

Choo-na-ke-lun-te

Drennen Roll Group # 583-Delaware District

We-ke (mother of George Daniel)*

Ma-ke (Mack Jackson. ½ brother of George's)*

Sarah (Sarah Jackson, ½ sister of George's)*

George (George Daniel)*

*Transcriber Notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003

 


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