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MILLER APPLICATION # 4269

ANNIE SUSAN FOX NEE BUTLER

Delaware Co., Grove, Oklahoma

(Admitted-Applicant is sister to MA # 3003-Elsie Welch nee Butler)

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-Susan Fox

Indian Name-

2. Residence-

3. Town and Post Office-Grove

4. County-Cherokee Nation

5. State-Indian Territory

6. Date and Place of Birth-June 19, 1853

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:

Descendant of Eastern Cherokees

Father's side-

Grandmother-Gu-yu-tse

Father-Elowey *(Elijah Butler)

Aunt-Wo-di-yo-hi

Aunt-Da-go-sti-ski

Aunt-Ga-ti-tse

Aunt-Ar-nu-yo-hi

Brother-Ne-li-si-ni

Brother-Ar-so-ni

Sister-Ga-lo-nu-ski

Cousin-Dah-go-yah

Cousin-Ar-tsu-sti

Mother's side

Grandmother-Rebecca Landrum

Uncle-James Landrum

Uncle-Aaron Landrum

8. Are you married? yes

9. Name and age of wife or husband- Joe Fox, 63 years of age, MA# 1568

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

Father- English name- Elowey (Proctor-Butler)

Indian name-Elowey

Mother- English name-Dorcus Butler

Indian name-Da-gi

Maiden name-Dorcus Landrum

11. Where were they born?

Both born in Georgia

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

Both in Delaware District, Cherokee Nation

13. Date of death of your father and mother?

Father-April 27, 1872

Mother-January 12, 1898

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

Father enrolled for annuities in 1851. Mother in all Cherokee payments

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

Susan Fox Butler b. June 19, 1953 d.

William Butler b. February 1st d.

Elsie Welch Butler b. September 4, 1956 d.

Aaron H. Butler b. April 7, 1858 d.

James Butler b. February 6, 1860 d.

John E. Butler b. November 4, 1862 d.

Elizabeth Butler b. d. February 29, 1896

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

FATHER'S SIDE

Do not know

Do not know Indian name: Gu-yu-tse

MOTHER'S SIDE

James Landrum Indian name:E-ga-ho-da-ha

Rebecca Landrum Indian name: We-gi

17. Where were they born? Georgia

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

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

Elowey

Ar-nu-yo-hi (sister)

Da-go-sti-ski (sister)

Go-gu-sti-ski (sister)

Wo-di-yo-hi (sister)

Ga-lo-nu-ske (sister

Ne-li-si-ni (brother)

Ar-si-ni (brother)

Charlie Landrum

James Landrum

Aaron Landrum

Jemina Moore Landrum

Elizabeth McLaughlin Landrum

Benjamin Landrum

John Landrum

Hiram Landrum

David Landrum

Dorcas Butler Landrum

Rachel Buffington Landrum

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

Yes in all the Cherokee Payments beginning 1875 and enrolled for land in 1900.

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

paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835.

Among relatives of father will be found the names of Nu-no-tse-qua or Big Woods, the relationship of whom I am not able to clarify as 1st or 2nd cousin. The name of Ne-li-se-ni or Nelson Proctor, will be found on rolls in Illinois District.

REMARKS

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

his claim).

Names of claims on father's side are without English names. Fathers name on roll of 1835 and 1851 appears only as E-low-ey. Enlisted in Northern Union Army in the Civil War as Elijah Proctor and afterwards in the ministry assumed the name of Elijah Butler.

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:Susan 'X' Fox

Witness to mark:Aaron Butler, Elsie Welch

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22nd day of October, 1906.

Signed:John E. Butler, 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 George M. Woodall and George M. Ward, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Susan Fox , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 35 years and 40 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.

Witness to Mark: Signature of Witnesses:

George M. Woodall

George M. Ward

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 23rd day of October, 1906

John E. Butler

Notary public

Letter attached to Miller Application # 4269

Grove, Oklahoma

February 4, 1900

Hon. Guion Miller

Special Commissioner

Washington, D. C.

Dear Sir:

Yours of the 30th (?) duly received, in replying to application # 4269. I am enrolled by the Dawes Commission by the name of ANNIE FOX. My homestead certificate roll number No. Cherokee 25550, Certificate # 12390. Certificate of allotment roll number 25550, certificate no. 15709. Mr. Joe Fox is my first husband.

Just an explanation here why I was enrolled by the name of ANNIE by the Dawes Commission. My right name is SUSAN in Cherokee but my people left the SUE part off and called me ANNIE, and that is the name I go by this day. If any other information is desired, please notify me.

Please refer to A. L. S. # 4269-3003.

Very respectfully,

Susan Fox

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2002

 


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