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Miller Application # 1568

Joseph Fox Sr.
McDonald Co., Southwest City, Missouri

*This application needs to be re-checked, possibly with a sibling of Joe’s, for correct spellings of names and some of the names were just too hard to make out. So left notes, where this happened. 

Admitted. 

Father of MA # 644, Joseph C. Fox Jr., b. 1878, and claims through same ancestors. Husband of Susan Butler Fox. 

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 Fox
Indian Name - Che-wau-ye-cul-le *(listed as such on the 
Drennen Roll also) 

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

3. Town and Post Office - Southwest City

4. County - McDonald

5. State - Missouri

6. Date and Place of Birth - 1843 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:

Self - Chu-wau-ye-cul-le
Mother - Na-ne Sul-sah
˝ Brother - E-haw-la
Uncle - *(Can’t read) 
Aunt - Oo-ti-ye
Ah-na-soo-ye
Cousins - Ah-le Sah-le, Quaite, and Ned Kee-nes
Sal-le

*There are many more names, I cannot read them. Maybe I can find out later from a siblings miller application. 

8. Are you married? Yes

9. Name and age of wife or husband
Susan Fox, about 59 years MA # 4269

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

Father
English name - Jo
Indian name - Jo-wah *(Jo-wah I-na-la)

Mother
English name -
Indian name - Na-ni
Maiden name - Nal-se-na *( Annie 'Na-ne' nee Simmon?) 

11. Where were they born? Both parents born in Old Nation 

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

FATHER - died about 1846
MOTHER - Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian
Territory 

13. Date of death of your father and mother?

FATHER - about 1846
MOTHER - April 25, 1858 

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

Yes, enrolled in 1851, Delaware District 

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

E-nau-la b. about 184(8?) d. May 10, 1869 
Sparrow Sal-sah b. 1852 d. Living
Katie Snell b. 1855 d. Living 

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

FATHER'S SIDE
Boots or Boats?
Ju-le-ha-ta
Don't know
Don't know

MOTHER'S SIDE
Don't know
Ohil-se-nee (spelling on first part of name could be wrong)*
Don't know
Don't know

17. Where were they born? Old Nation

18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? 
I think all dead

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

English name -
Indian name - Jo-wah *(Father)
Residence - d. about 1846

English name -
Indian name - Nail-se*(? Ned Keener, Delaware # 300?)
Residence - Dead

English name -
Indian name - Thompson Muskrat
Residence - Dead

English name -
Indian name - Na-ne
Residence - died 1855 *(He states she died in 1858 earlier in this application) 

English name -
Indian name - Oo-ti-ye
Residence - Dead

English name -
Indian name - Ah-na Soo-ye
Residence - Dead

English name-
Indian name - *(Fannie Shell?) 
Residence - Dead

*(These names are very hard to make out.) 

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

Yes, in 1851, 1880, 1883, 1891, 1894 in 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. 

I submit the following numbers as known [sic] me (?participating) to be in a copy of the 1851 Roll No. 7

Delaware District Pages 203?, 250 and 202. No 310, 311, 891 and 300. Goingsnake District. Page 126 No. 116.


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 'X' Fox

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 24th day of October 1906.

Signed: J. Crawford, 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 Fields and Daniel McGhee, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Joe Fox, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known 36 years and 46 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. 

Witness to Mark: (?) Thompson and C. N. Dunlap

Witnesses Signatures: George 'X' Fields and D. McGhee 

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 24th day of May 1906

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.1568 

1. State your full name: Joe Fox

2. Residence and post office: Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Southwest City

3. County: McDonald

4. State: Indian Territory

5. Date and place of birth: 1844 Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

6. Are you married? Yes

7. Name and age of wife or husband: Susan Fox (MA # 4269) 57 years

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

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

Calley 19 years b. November 1888
Walter 30 years b. June 1877
Emma 29 years b. July 1889
Darkie 17 years b. August 1, 1890
Lucy Starr 25 years b. Oct 188 (?) *(m. John Starr)

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

Yes, in 1893 and 1903 in Delaware District with Cherokees


REMARKS

(Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in proving his claim.) 

The oldest ones are married and the 3rd one will drawn for herself. But the 2 last ones want me to draw their money and then I will give it to them. 

I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Joe 'X' Fox (signature)

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 23rd day of May 1907. 


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

Personally appeared before me Skar Salsah and Ida Six, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Joe Fox, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known 40 years and 30 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.

Witness to Mark: Josie Shields and Herschel Dunlap

Witnesses Signatures: Skar 'X' Sahlah and Ida 'X' Six 

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

C. Dunlap, Notary Public


LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 1568-(Joseph Fox Sr.) *

Southwest City, Missouri
December 12, 1907

Hon. Guion Miller
Special Commissioner
Washington D. C. 

Yours of the 29th was rec’d and made in reply to application # 1568. I was enrolled as Tsu-wa-ge-ga-le, in 1851. You will find my name on the Drennen Roll in Washington D. C. as I have given it. My mother’s Cherokee name is ‘Nanne’ or Annie Simmons in English. My father’s Cherokee name is Jowa or Joe in English. Though I don’t believe father’s name appears on the roll of 1851. I don’t remember seeing him. I was enrolled when he died. I don’t remember anything about my grandpapa or grandmother, I was told they died in the Old Nation back East.

For further information I give you other names of my relation.

My uncles names in Cherokee is ‘Umansusuey’ in English - Andy Wilson

Wy-he-neat is his Cherokee name or Young Wolf in English, his wife or Aunt is Oo-do-yea *(Oo-te-ye) 

Uncles - Jeane-qua, is his Cherokee name or Bob in English (Illinois District, place enrolled)

Father cousin - Her Cherokee name is Leach-el-uh or Susia in English

My Step Father - Cherokee name is I-hu-do-ga or Ned Keener in English. He has no relation living whatever, I think I am entitled to his share.

My Father - Cherokee name is E-no-a or (Enoola) *(I-na-li = Fox)

My Aunt - Cherokee name is Wal-eah she has no English name 

I believe all the names are on the Roll in Cherokee though I do not spell them exactly as they are on the roll of 1851. They were enrolled in Delaware District. Compare these names. I am sure they will be in harmony with the roll of 1851. Please write me for further information.

Very Respectfully,

Joe Fox 


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 judgement 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
Joe C. Fox
Eucha, OK

Sir:
Relative to your application in this fund arising from the judgement 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.)*

# 1568 (Joseph Fox Sr.)

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 ˝ 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 (Joseph Fox Jr.)*

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. If 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)



Grouped with

MA # 644, Joseph C. Fox Jr. *(Son)
MA # 1570 - Sparrow Sul-sah b. 1852 *(brother) 
MA # 1569 - Katie Snell nee Sul-sah b. 1855 *(Sister) 
MA # 16444 - Sparrow Sul-sah dup. # 1570
MA # 16446 - Katie Snell nee Sul-sal dup. #1569
MA # 5558 - Katie Snell nee Scrimsher b. 1844 *(Not related at all, an error?) 
MA # 24127 - Walter Fox b. 1877 *(son) 

Claims through Delaware District # 310 through Na-ne 

Joseph Fox Sr. - full blood Cherokee 

Drennen Roll Group # 310-Delaware District as Chu-wau-ye-cul-le, with parents 

1880 Cherokee Census # 1010 - Delaware District as Joseph Fox - 33 yrs. 

Dawes Roll # 29033, Census Card # 7502 

m. Susan Butler b. 1853 

Delaware District # 300
Ned Keener
Nern-che-la


Delaware District # 310
Lacy Sulsah *(Stepfather)
Nan-ne *(Mother)
E-nau-la *(Sister or ˝ brother)
Chu-wau-ye-cul-le *(Self, Joesph Fox Sr.)


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 



* Transcriber Notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003


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