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MILLER APPLICATION # 810

Ezekiel Fields

Craig Co., Big Cabin, Oklahoma

Admitted. Claims through self enrolled as Ezekiel Fields. Father enrolled as Richard Fields. Brother enrolled as John J. Fields. All were enrolled by Drennen in 1851 in Delaware District, Group # 137.

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- Ezekiel Fields

Indian Name-

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

3.. Town and Post Office-

4.. County- Big Cabin, Indian Territory

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth- June 16, 1849. Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

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-Ezekiel Fields

My father-Richard Fields

My grandfather- Zeke Fields

8.. Are you married? YES

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- Linnie Fields, 28

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

Father- English name- Richard Fields

Indian name-

Mother- English name- Elizabeth Jane Fields

Indian name- (White woman)

Maiden name-Elizabeth Jane Blag

11.. Where were they born? Father- Old Nation Mother- Benton Co., Arkansas

12.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? both parents residing in Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

13.. Date of death of your father and mother? FATHER- about 1869 MOTHER- about 1868

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

Father was enrolled in Delaware District in 1851. Don't know other enrollments.

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

Jeff Fields b. about 1852 d. Living *( John Thomas Jefferson Fields)

Charlotte Fields b. about 1854 d. about 1871

Eliza Fields b. about 1858 d. about 1903

Emma Fields b. about 1860 d. Living *(m. Samuel N. Sr. Nideffer)

Timothy Fields b. about 1861 d. Living (MA # 1811)*

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

FATHER"S SIDE= Zeke Fields (grandfather) Mary (white woman)

MOTHER"S SIDE= White

17.. Where were they born? Grandfather in Old Nation, Grandmother, suppose in some Eastern state.

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

Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

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

FATHER'S SIDE-

Delilah Jane

Ruth

Richard C.

Martha

George

Zeke or Bud (MA # 1394)*

Mary (MA # 244)*

All dead but George, Bud, and Mary. Don't remember the dates of deaths. George and Bud live near Southwest City, Missouri in Delaware District and Mary lives near Big Cabin, Indian Territory.

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

Yes, in 1851 and several times for all payments to 1893. For Strip payment and the Dawes Commission for the allotment.

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.

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. 810

1.. State you full name: Ezekiel Fields

2.. Residence and post office: Big Cabin

3.. County: Delaware District

4.. State: Indian Territory

5.. Date and place of birth: November 16, 1849-Delaware District

6.. Are you married? YES

7.. Name and age of wife or husband: Lena M. Fields b. July 30, 1877 (white)

8.. To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong?

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

1. Inez L. Fields 7 years b. September 18, 1890

2. Edna U. Fields 5 years b. January 18, 1902

3. James E. Fields 1 year b. August 21, 1905

Grouped within-

811-Timothy Fields (brother)

30140-Sophronia E. Nix nee Fields b. 1880 (niece)

6498-Elizabeth J. Smith nee Woodall b. 1876 (niece)

6661-Jasper M. Smith b. 1892 (nephew)

6662- Dennis Smith b. 1880 (nephew)

6968-Timothy W. Taylor b. 1887 (nephew)

7876-Laura J. Smith b. 1887 (niece)

7877-Emma S. Smith b. 1884 (niece)

7878-Annie D. Keller nee Smith b. 1883 (niece)

7879-James G. Eli b. 1892 (nephew)

23339-George F. Fields b. 1881 (nephew)

23338-Fannie Lambert nee Fields (niece)

23379-Lula P. Hall nee Fields b. 1889 (niece)

23380-Bessie May Hall b. 1904 (great niece)

24634-William H. Fields b. 1866 (nephew)

23406-Cora Fields b. 1886 (niece)

There are more application numbers associated with this one, but I don't have them, they were either too hard to read or I've lost them...

 


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