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MILLER APPLICATION # 1210

Mary Foreman nee Lowery
Cherokee Co., Lowery, Oklahoma

Admitted.
Applicant enrolled as Mary Lowery, Saline # 171. 
Great aunt of MA # 465-James Brown, b.1855.

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.

State Full Name:

English Name- Mary Foreman
Indian Name- Ma-la

Residence- Lowery

Town and Post Office- Lowery 
County- Northern District 
State- Indian Territory 

Date and Place of Birth- Saline District, Indian Territory, 1839 

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
Father- Switchler Lowery
Mother-Rachel Lowery
Brother- Sam Lowery
Sister- Nancy Lowery
Brother- Jim Lowery

Are you married? NO 

Name and age of wife or husband- 

Give names of your father and mother, and your mother’s name before marriage- 

Father- English name- Switchler Lowery
Indian name- Cun-sta-te-tah

Mother- English name- Rachel Lowery
Indian name- La-chi-la
Maiden name- Rachel Brownlow

Where were they born? 
Father born in Georgia.

Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time 
Both parents residing in Saline District, Indian Territory

Date of death of your father and mother? 
Father died BLANK. Mother died in 1889.

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

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

Peggy Hicks
Ned Lowery
Sam Lowery d. 1862-1863
Nancy Lowery
Jim Lowery
Mary Foreman b. 1839
Eliza Batt d. September 8, 1906
Daniel Lowery, died small
Mariah Lowery, died small
Patsy Lowery, died small

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

Father’s side- blank
Mother’s side- Sallie Lowery

Where were they born? Georgia 

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

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

Rope Campbell, dead
Bob McElmore, dead
Sa-kin-ne, dead
Nan, dead *( No-na Lowery??)
Nancy, dead

Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Emigrant payment 1852 and Cherokee Payment from 1875 to 1894 and land by the Dawes Commission from 1902-06.

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: Mary ‘X’ Foreman

Witness to Mark: Daniel Batt and Betsy Galcatcher

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 15th day of October 1906.

Signed: S. S. Bayless, 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 Nelson Hicks and George Smith , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Mary Foreman , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 45 years and 45 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: Nelson ‘X’ Hicks and George Smith

Witness to Mark: Daniel Batt and Betsy Galcatcher

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 15th day of October 1906.

Signed: S. S. Bayless, Notary public

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003

Transcriber notes
Mary Foreman listed as full blood Cherokee

Drennen Roll Group # 171-Saline District as Mary Lowery

1880 Cherokee Census # 850-Tahlequah District 

Drennen Roll Group # 171-Saline District

Switzerler Lowrey
Rachel Lowrey
Edward Lowrey
Samuel Lowrey
Mary Lowrey
Nancy Lowrey
James Lowrey
Eliza Lowrey

 


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