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CENSUS CARD PACKET # 7906

FENCER AND AGGIE FENCER

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes

Spavinaw, I. T., April 24, 1902

In the matter of the application of FENCER for the enrollment of himself and wife as citizens of the Cherokee Nation.

Drift Hummingbrid, being first duly sworn, and being examined, testified as follows through H. C. Ross, sworn interpreter:

BY COMMISSION:

Q. What is your name? A. Drift Hummingbird

Q. How old are you? A. Fifty

Q. What district to you live in? A. Saline

Q. Are you a recognized citizen by blood of the Cherokee Nation? A. Yes, sir

Q. Who do you want to enroll? A. Fencer and his wife

Q. How old is Fencer? A. about seventy-eight

Q. What is his post office address? A. Leach

Q. What District does he live in? A. Saline

Q. Is he a recognized citizen by blood of the Cherokee Nation? A. Yes, sir

Q. Is his name on the rolls of the citizens of that Nation? A. Yes, sir

Q. Is he a full blood Cherokee Indian? A. Yes, sir

Q. Do you know the name of his father? A. I don't know

Q. Do you know the name of his mother? A. I don't know, I think they came from the Old Country.

Q. What is the name of the wife of this man Fencer? A. Aggie

Q. How old is Aggie Fencer? A. About seventy-eight

Q. Is she a recognized citizen by blood of the Cherokee Nation? A. Yes, sir

Q. Is her name on the rolls of the citizens of that Nation? A. Yes, sir

Q. Do you know the name of her father and mother? A. I don't know them.

Q. Is Aggie a full blood Cherokee Indian? A. Yes, sir

Q. What District was Fencer and his wife living in when the 1880 roll was made? A. Saline

1880 authenticated roll of citizens of the Cherokee Nation examined and applicants identified as follows: Page 632, # 425, Fencer, Saline District, Age 55; Page 632, # 426, Agey Fencer, Saline District, Age 60

1896 Census Roll of citizens of the Cherokee Nation examined and applicants identified as follows: Page 992, # 462, Fencer, Saline District, age 72; Page 992, # 463, Aggie Fencer, Saline District, age 76

Q. Do you know that Fencer and his wife were living at the present time? A. Yes, sir

Fencer and his wife Aggie Fencer will be placed upon straight card.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 28th day of April, 1902

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes

In the matter of the death of Fencer, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, who formerly resided at or near Roach, Indian Territory, died on the 14th day of July 1902.

AFFIDAVIT OF RELATIVE

United States of America

Indian Territory

Northern District

I, Dick Carcawee, on oath, state that I am 58 years of age and a citizen, by blood, of the Cherokee Nation; that my post office address is Oaks, Indian Territory; that I am 'the niece'[sic] of Fencer, who was a citizen by blood, of the Cherokee Nation; and that said Fencer died on the 14th day of July, 1901.

Signed: Dick Ca-ar-ca-wee (X)

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 4th day of October, 1902

AFFIDAVIT OF ACQUAINTANCE

United States of America

Indian Territory

Northern District

I, John W. Kingfisher, on oath state that I am 34 years of age, and a citizen by blood, of the Cherokee Nation; that my post office address is Oaks, Indian Territory; that I was personally acquainted with Fencer who was a citizen, by blood, of the Cherokee Nation; and that said Fencer died on the 14th day of July 1902.

Signed: John W. Kingfisher (X)

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 4th day of October 1903.

Samuel Foreman

Notary Public

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes

Muskogee, Indian Territory

March 15, 1905

Samuel Foreman

Tahlequah, Indian Territory

Dear Sir:

On October 19, 1903, you testified in the matter of the application of Fencer for the enrollment of himself and wife, Aggie Fencer, as citizens of the Cherokee Nation. You stated at that time that Aggie Fencer died sometime during the year of 1902. The Commission is in receipt of your letter of February 15, 1905, in which you state that Aggie Fencer is not dead.

There is herewith enclosed blank form of affidavit which you are requested to have properly executed and return to the Commission at the earliest possible date, in order that the rights of Aggie Fencer to enrollment as a citizen by blood of the Cherokee Nation may be finally determined.

Respectfully, (Chairman)

 


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