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MILLER APPLICATION # 1070

Silk 'Cornsilk' Daugherty

Adair Co., Stilwell, Oklahoma

Admitted. The applicant and his parents were enrolled by Drennen in 1851 by Drennen in 314 Flint District under the name of Cornsilk Daugherty and Elk Daughtery and Lydia. Nephew of MA # 984, Peggy Beanstick nee Daugherty.

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-Silk Daugherty

Indian Name- Oo-na-noo-tee

2. Residence- Flint District, Cherokee Nation

3.. Town and Post Office- Stilwell

4.. County- Flint

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth- Flint District, Cherokee Nation 1851

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:

Myself-Silk Daugherty

Father- Eli Daugherty

Mother- Lydia Daugherty

Aunt-Sarah Daugherty

Sister- Katie Daugherty

Grandmother- All-kinney

Cousin- Arch Daugherty

Aunt- Susan Daugherty

Brothers and sisters- Dick, Cornelius, Charles, Sarah, David and Margaret Daugherty

Uncle-Cornelius Daugherty

Aunt- Wuttie Daugherty

Uncle- Charles Daugherty

Uncle-Dick Daugherty

*(There are a couple more names but the writing is so very small and sketchy. Sorry, tried my best to make the names out. )

8.. Are you married? No, wife dead

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- BLANK

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

Father- English name- Eli Daugherty

Indian name- Ela-wee

Mother- English name- Lydia Daugherty

Indian name- Lil-a

Maiden name- Unknown

11.. Where were they born? Both parents born in Georgia

12.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time Both parents residing in Flint District, Cherokee Nation

13.. Date of death of your father and mother? Father died unknown- Mother died unknown

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

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

Betsy Cochran b. d. Unknown *(MA # 1115)

*Katie Daugherty b. d. Unknown

Sarah Daugherty b. d. Unknown

*(I believe that Katie's mother is Wutty Chu-noo-lah-hus-kee)

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

FATHER'S SIDE-Daugherty (grandfather)*

Hester Daugherty (grandmother)*

MOTHER'S SIDE-Car-nar-tee (grandfather)*

All-kinney (grandmother)*

17.. Where were they born? IN GEORGIA

18.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Flint District, Cherokee Nation

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

1.. English name- Lyda Daugherty; Indian name- Ly-da; Residence-Flint, Cherokee Nation

2.. English name- Susan Daugherty; Indian name-Su-sanee; Residence-Flint District, Cherokee Nation

3.. English name-Cooley Car-nar-lee (mother's brother)*; Indian name-Car-coo-lant; Residence- Flint District, Cherokee Nation

4.. English name- ; Indian name- Chor-(w)(n)ee-you-kie; Residence-Flint District, Cherokee Nation

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

Enrolled for allotment of land by the Dawes Commission.

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:

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.

Witness's 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. 1070

1.. State you full name: Silk Daugherty

2.. Residence and post office: Stilwell

3.. County: Cherokee Nation

4.. State: Indian Territory

5.. Date and place of birth: Flint District, Cherokee Nation 1855 *(earlier he states he was born in 1851, and he is listed on the Drennen Roll Group # 314-Flint District)

6.. Are you married? WIDOWER

7.. Name and age of wife or husband:

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. Ellen Daugherty 16 years b. January 13, 1891

2. Mary Daugherty 9 years b, July 8, 1898

3. Eva Daugherty 6 years b. March 10, 1902

4. Katie Daugherty 3 years b. July 11, 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. For lands by the Dawes Commission in 1894.

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: Silk 'X' Daugherty

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 24th day of May 1907.

Hugh M. Adair, Notary Public

GROUPED WITHIN

2865-Duplicate for Silk Daugherty (applicant)*

1115-Betsy Cochran nee Daugherty (sister)*

23896-Annie Cochran (neice,Betsy's daughter)*

Drennen Roll Group # 314-Flint District

Eli Daugherty

Lydia

Sarah

Betsey

Cornsilk (Silk Daugherty)*

Silk Daugherty, full blood Cherokee

1880 Cherokee Census # 407-Flint District as Silk Daughrity-29 yrs.-farmer

Dawes Roll # 2153, Census Card # 791-Flint District-Stilwell

m. Mary Ann Morris, ½ Cherokee

Daughter of John Gideon Morris and Annie Sar-ta-kah

1880 Cherokee Census # 917-Flint District as Mary A. Morris-5 yrs.

Dawes Roll # 2154, Census Card # 791 as Mary Daughtery-Flint District-Stilwell

Died- January 08, 1905

 


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