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Mary England nee Crittenden

Adair Co., Baron, Oklahoma

Admitted. Applicant's father enrolled by Drennen in 1851 Goingsnake District # 348. Applicant's mother has filed application # 8318.

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- Mary England Indian Name- Gah-le-lo-hi

2. Residence-

3.. Town and Post Office- Baron, Indian Territory

4.. County- Cherokee Nation

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth- Cherokee Nation age 18

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: Father- Joe Crittenden

Grandfather- Richard Crittenden

Grandmother- Ah-lee



My uncle- John Oo-lee-ska-ni

8.. Are you married? Yes

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- Charlie England (MA # 16648), age 27 years

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

Father- English name- Joe Crittenden

Indian name- Chah-wa

Mother- English name- Peggie

Indian name- Wee-gee

Maiden name- Peggie Downing

11.. Where were they born? Both parents born in Cherokee Nation

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

13.. Date of death of your father and mother? Father died November 31, 1888, mother still living

14.. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where- Since 1852

15.. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death- Isaac b. 1873 d. living

Jack b. 1876 d. living

Felix b. 1879 d. living

James b. 1881 d. living

Mary b. d.

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

Richard Crittenden

De-gu-skee *(I think this is the Cherokee name for Richard, not his wife's name. Is listed as such)

Mother's side:


Guh-qua-ta *(Not sure if this is Downing's Cherokee name or his wife's, seems like it is listed like it is his Cherokee name.)

17.. Where were they born? Georgia

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

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

20.. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where- Draw strip payment 1894

21. To expedite identification, claimant should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their

paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835.


(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.

Witness to Mark: Steve Bell and Aggie Knight

Signed: Mary 'X' England

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 27th day of October 1906.

Signed: (?), 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 Steve Bell and Aggie Knight, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Mary England , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 10 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.

Witnesses Signatures:

Steve Bell and Aggie Knight

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 27th day of October 1906.

Signed: (?), Notary public

Drennen Roll Group # 348-Goingsnake District

Richard Crittenden






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