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Miller Application # 644

Joseph C. Fox Jr.
Eucha, Oklahoma

Admitted. Claims through father, Chu-wau-ye-cul-le (Joe Fox Sr. MA# 1568) and through grandmother, ‘Na-ne’, enrolled by Drennen in 1851, in Delaware District # 310.

Claims through Daniel Muskrat, Delaware District # 70. *(Grandfather)

Note on sheet - Write to applicant and ask whether Daniel Muskrat was ever married, if he ever had any children, if he give names of wife and children. Also of the names of his brothers and sisters, if any.


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 - Joe C. Fox Jr.
Indian Name -

2. Residence - Eucha

3. Town and Post Office - Eucha 

4. County - District 5 

5. State - Indian Territory 

6. Date and Place of Birth - 1878-Delaware District, 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: 

Daniel Muskrat (Grandfather on mother’s side)
Dar-key Muskrat (Grandmother on mother’s side, Dorcus
Muskrat nee Landrum)
Ah-ne-can-sti-yah
Nancy
I-ar-ne-worl-se
A-le
Dick
Ah-le-sah
Sa-le
Ah-ke-low-he
Chu-la-so-ta
Che-ke-eh
David Welch
Mary Welch
John Welch
Martha Welch

8. Are you married? Yes 

9. Name and age of wife or husband - Emma Fox - MA # 658 

10. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother’s name before marriage: 

Father 
English name - Joe Fox Sr.
Indian name - Tsu-wo-ye-ka-le *( Joseph 'Chu-wau-ye-cul-le' Sr. Fox)

Mother
English name - Betsy Tanner *(Dawes Roll # 14868, Census card # 6238 as Betsy Tanner)
Indian name - Qua-te-sy
Maiden name - Betsy Muskrat *(m. Pheasant Tanner)

11. Where were they born? 
Both born Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time: 
Father - Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
Mother - NO

13. Date of death of your father and mother? 
Father - Living
Mother - 1905

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where: 
1851 payment and another 1903-04 strip payment and land 1902-03 by the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, Delaware District, Indian Territory.

15. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death: 
Minnie Tanner b. 1893 (Dawes Roll # 14869, Census card # 6238)* MA # 5986

Scott Tanner b. 1899 (Dawes Roll # 14870, Census card # 6238)* MA # 5941

16. 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
Daniel Muskrat
De-ne-le Se-la-gi-s-qua
Darkey Muskrat
Dar-key *(Dorcus Landrum)

17. Where were they born? Cherokee Nation East 

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: 
None Listed

20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where: 
1893-4 Cherokee Strip Payment and land 1902-03 by the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes-Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.

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: Joe Fox Jr.

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

Signed: David E. Smallwood, 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 Lewis Budder and Daylight Chopper, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Joe Fox Jr., who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known 25 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: 
Lewis Budder and Daylight ‘X’ Chopper

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

David E. Smallwood, Notary Public


LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 644 (Joseph Fox Jr.)

Eastern Cherokee
October 8, 1906

Application # 644

Joe C. Fox Jr.
Eucha, Indian Territory

Sir:

Relative to your application for participation in the fund arising from the judgment of the Court of Claims in favor of the Eastern Cherokee, please state the date of the death of your father, or the approximate date, if you cannot give the exact date.

Very Respectfully,

Acting Commissioner


LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 644 (Joseph Fox Jr.)

Joe C. Fox
November 21, 1907
Eucha, OK

Sir:
Relative to your application in this fund arising from the judgment of the Court of Claims in favor of the Eastern Cherokee, please state the names under which your father and mother were probably enrolled in 1851, being careful to spell names correctly. Also please state the names of your grandparents on you father’s side, and whether or not any of your grandparents were on any of the Cherokee rolls. Give also the names of your father’s brothers and sisters, together with such other information as you may have tending to establish your right to participate in this fund. Any early reply will be appreciated.

Very Respectfully,

Special Commissioner


LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 644 (Joseph Fox Jr.)

Eucha, Oklahoma
March 2, 190?

Hon. Guion Miller
Special Commissioner
Washington D. C.

In regard to application # 644. My father was enrolled as Tsu-wa-gi-ga-li alias Chu-wa-ya-ga-le in 1851. And my mother was not enrolled in 1851. My grandpa was not enrolled, he died before the roll was made. My grandmas was enrolled as Ann Simmon. My grandma was on the Cherokee Roll in 1880. My father (?) (?) name is as follows

Enola
Sparrow Simmon
Kattie Simmon

This encludes the information pertaining to my claim.

Yours Respectfully,

Joe C. Fox


LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 644 (Joseph Fox Jr.)

# 1568 (Joseph Fox Sr.)

Misc. Test. P. 2984

Joe Fox, being first duly sworn deposes and says:

My name is Joe Fox. I was born in Delaware District. I an 64 years old. I am a full-blood. My father was born in the Old Cherokee Nation, East. I do not know the count or state. My father and mother came with the Cherokees with John Ross when the other Cherokees left the East. Neither I nor any of my ancestors were ever affiliated with any other tribe of Indians other than the Cherokees. I never shared in any Old Settler payment. I was enrolled in 1851 and my mother was enrolled at that time. I received a payment in 1851. I was also enrolled by the Dawes Commission under the name of Joe Fox, # 6915. I was enrolled as a full blood Cherokee. Sparrow Sultzer (1570) is my ½ brother; his mother’s name was Nan-nee; Katie Snell, (1569) is my half sister; her mother’s name was Nan-nee."

Signed: Joe Fox, Southwest City, Missouri, September 2, 1908


LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 644

Eucha, Oklahoma
January 21, 1909

Hon. Guion Miller
Special Commissioner
Ouray Building

Gentlemen:
The peoples requested me to write a letter to you some time and they are wanted to know then they will get this money. I f you can give the month when they are will get this money, they would appreciate you, that is if you know when you can write me letter.

I am yours very truly,

Joseph Fox

(Postmaster)


MA# 1568 - Joseph Fox Sr. *(Father)
MA # 1570 - Sparrow Sul-sah b. 1852 *(Uncle)
MA # 1569 - Katie Snell nee Sul-sah b. 1855 *(Aunt)
MA # 16444 - SparrowSul-sah dup. # 1570
MA # 16446 - Katie Snell ne sul-sah dup. # 1569
MA # 5558 - Katie Snell nee Scrimsher b. 1844 *(Not related at all)
MA # 24127 - Walter Fox b. 1877 *(brother)
MA # 24144 - Emma Fox b. 1885 *(sister)
MA # 24127 - Walter Fox b. 1877 *(brother)
MA # 24144 - Emma Fox b. 1885 *(sister)

Claims through Delaware District # 310 through Na-ne *(Grandmother)

Joe Fox Jr. full-blood Cherokee
1880 Cherokee Census # 1046-Delaware District as Joseph Fox - 3 months
Dawes Roll # 15316, Census Card # 6398

Delaware District # 300
Ned Keener *(Stepfather to Joseph Fox Sr.)
Nern-che-la

Delaware District # 310
Lacy Sulsah *(Stepfather to Joseph Fox Sr.)
Nan-ne *(Mother of Joseph Fox Sr.)
E-nau-la *(Sister of Joseph Fox Sr.)
Chu-wau-ye-cul-le *( Joesph Fox Sr. - father)

Delaware District # 311
Young Wolf *(Uncle to Joseph Fox Sr.)
Oo-ti-ye

Delaware District # 891
Ah-ma-soo-ye
Ah-le
Sal-le
Ah-woo-te

Delaware District # 70
Daniel Muskrat (HH)
Jane (daughter)
Easter Muskrat (daughter-m. Aaron Landrum)
Joseph Muskrat (son)


Transcriber Notes 
Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003


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