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Miller Application #31192

Malinda French 

Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims 

I hereby make application for such share as may 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, 190? In favor of the Eastern Cherokee. The evidence of identity is herewith subjoined. 

Note: Answers to all questions should be a short, but complete. If you cannot answer, so state. 

1. State full name.... 

.....English Name ..Malinda French 
.....Indian Name 

2. Residence and post office:............Stilwell 

3. County............................................Cherokee Nation 

4. State...............................................Indian Territory 

5. How old are you?....................24.......Born.........Dec. 20, 1883 

6. Where were you born?......In Flint Dist, C.W. 

7. Are you married?................yes 

8. Name and age of wife or husband: ..............James French 

9. To what tribe of Indians does he or she belong?............Cherokee 

10. Name all your children who were living on May 28 , 1906, giving their ages:.............0 

11. Give names of you father and mother, and you mother name before marriage: 
.......Father English name:..........Taylor Duncan 
.......Mother English name...........Lydia Duncan 
.......Maiden name...........Lydia Hummingbird 

12. Where were they born? 
.......Father............In Flint Dist CN 
.......Mother............In Flint Dist CN 

13. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? 
.......Father....Not living in 1851 
.......Mother...Not living in 1851 

14. Date of death of you father and mother: 

............11980.........Father..........Living 
............31191.........mother.........Living 

15. Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land or other benefits? If so, state when and where, and with what tribe or Indians: For Lands by Dawes Com. For monies drawn in 181874, 1880, 1885, 1894. 

16. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible:

..31372 Joseph Duncan.....age 27.....living 
............John Duncan.........age 25....." 
..73.......Nathaniel Duncan...age 21...." 
............Hubert Duncan.......age 19...." 
..74.......Sallie Duncan.........age 17...." 
............Erma Duncan..........age 15 
............Annie Duncan..........age 13 
............Felix Duncan...........age 11 
............Charley Duncan.......age 9 

17. State English and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible. 

Father side 
..........14699 Charles Tehee
..........6474 or 14 Wakie Tehee

Mother side 
..........14700....Sa-luk-akee 
..........Annie 

18. Where were they born?...........In Georgia 

19. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?....
In Flint Dist. CN 

20. Give names of all their children and residence, if possible: 
............not known 

21. Have you ever been enrolled for money, annuities, land or other benefits: If so state when and where and with what tribe of Indians: 
........For lands by Dawes Com.......For monies drawn in 1885, 1894. 

22. To assist in identification, clamant should give the full English and Indian names if possible or their parents and grandparents back to 1835:   Unknown 

Malinda (her mark x) French...... 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 26 day of July 1907. 

Hugh M Adair 


Submitted by Kenyon Littles Kenyon@sbcglobal.net 

 


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