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MILLER APPLICATION # 1719

William Fool
Muskogee Co., Porum, Oklahoma

Admitted. 
Cousin to Lena Smallwood nee Boggs, MA # 1667.(Dup. # 34521)
(Another application # 17131 for William Fool.)

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- William Fool
Indian Name- Go-lo-nv

2. Residence- 4 miles East of Porum
3. Town and Post Office- Porum
4. County- 83rd District
5. State- Indian Territory
6. Date and Place of Birth- Born in 1875 in Canadian District, CherokeeNation
7. By what right do you claim to share? If you claim through more thanone relative living in 1851, set forth each claim separately:
Grandmother- Annie Fool
Stepmother who raised me, her name Ce-lia Fool and her sister Que-de-se and no heir.

8. Are you married? YES
9. Name and age of wife or husband- NETTIE FOOL, age 24 years
10. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother's name before marriage-
Father- English name- Thomas Fool
Indian name- Ga-lv-la-de De-qua-na-yo-he-he

Mother- English name- Susie Fool
Indian name- Sa-ne-lu-gi-e
Maiden name- Sa-ne-lu-gi-e Buttler

11. Where were they born?
Father born in Illinois District of Cherokee Nation

Mother born in Canadian District of Cherokee Nation

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time
Father born afterward
Mother born afterward

13. Date of death of your father and mother?
Father died May 1902
Mother died in 1878

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
I don't remember

15. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death-
William Fool (myself) b. 1875 d. living

16. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible-
Father's side: Richard Fool and Annie Fool
Mother's side: (grandfather's area blank), So-ge-ne (grandmother)

17. Where were they born? NORTH CAROLINA
18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? CHEROKEE NATION

19. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths
1. English name- Thomas Fool; Indian name- Ga-lv-la-de De-qua-na-yo-he-he; Residence- Died in Illinois District, Cherokee Nation

2. English name- Jack Fool; Indian name- Tse-squa De-qua-na-yo-he-he; Residence- Died in Canadian District, Cherokee Nation

3. English name- Jennie Fool; Indian name- A-ga-de-ya de-qua-na-yo-he-he; Residence- 4 miles East Porum, Indian Territory

3. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Enrolled 4 payments. Two payments as grass money and bread money, 1880, 1883 1886-and strip money 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.
I don't remember


REMARKS


(Under this head the applicant may give additional information that he believes will assist in proving his claim).

You will find these names on census rolls in 1835 and 1851.

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: William 'X' Fool

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 25th day of October 1906.

Signed: James M. Edwards, Notary Public

AFFIDAVIT

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

Personally appeared before me Stan W. Davis and Evan Graves, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with William Fool, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 12 years and 15 years, respectively, and know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be, and that the statements made by him are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in his claim.

Witnesses Signatures: Stan W. Davis and Evan Grover

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 25th day of October 1906.

Signed: James M. Edwards, Notary public


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. 1719

1. State you full name: William Fool
2. Residence and post office: Porum
3. County: Cherokee Nation
4. State: Indian Territory
5. Date and place of birth: about March 3, 1875, in Canadian District, near Briartown, Cherokee Nation
6. Are you married? Yes
7. Name and age of wife or husband: Nettie Fool, age 25 years
8. To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong? No Indian

9. Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906:
1. Beulah Fool 6 years b. April 26, 1901
2. Richard Fool 4 years b. March 4, 1903
3. Bessie Fool 2 years b. February 1, 1905
4.
5.

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

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: William 'X' Fool

Witness to Mark: J. W. Hearron and J. B. Cole

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22nd day of May, 1907.

Signed: R. L. Pearle, Notary Public


AFFIDAVIT

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

Personally appeared before me J. B. Cole and G. W. Hearron who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with William Fool , who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known him for 5 years and 18 years, respectively, and know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be and that on May 28, 1906, he had the children living as above set forth, and that the statements made by him are true, and they have no interest whatever in his claim.

Signatures of Witnesses: J. B. Cole and G. W. Hearron

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22nd day of May, 1907.

Signed: R. L. Peale, Notary Public

NOTES: 

William Fool listed as full blood Cherokee
Dawes Roll # 4889, Census card # 1850

*Transcriber notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003.

 


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