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Jack Grasshopper

McDonald Co., Southwest City, Missouri

Admitted. Claims through father enrolled as Grasshopper. Mother enrolled as Che-yer-ner-ner. Applicant enrolled as Jack. All of whom were enrolled by Drennen in 1851 Delaware District # 332.

Commissioner of Indian Affairs

Washington, D. C.


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- Jack Grasshopper

Indian Name-

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

3.. Town and Post Office- Southwest City, Missouri

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: Myself- Jack Grasshopper

Father- Grasshopper

Mother- Che-yer-ner-ner

brother- Si-ni-ka-na-ha-na

Grandmother- Wat-ty

Te-tee-caw-nes-ne *(Te-ter-car-werne on Drennen Roll)

Quaty Pigeon




Oo-tes-lee-taw-ser *(Oo-che-le-tau-ser on Drennen Roll)



8.. Are you married? NO

9.. Name and age of wife or husband-

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

Indian name-

Mother- English name-

Indian name- Che-yer-nes-ner

Maiden name- Che-yer-nes-ner

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

12.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Both parents residing in Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

13.. Date of death of your father and mother? Father died about 1866. Mother died about 1870

14.. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where- Yes, in 1851, Delaware District, Cherokee Nation

15.. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death- brother- Se-ne-ka-naw-he-na b. d. About 1858

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

Ja-lu-na-hy (grandfather) and Saw-ka-ne (grandmother)


Wa-ja-lun-ty (Grandfather) and Wat-ty (grandmother)

17.. Where were they born? OLD NATION

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

1.. English name- Grasshopper (my father)
Indian name-

Residence- died

2.. English name-
Indian name- Che-yer-ner-ner (my mother)

Residence- died

3.. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
yes, in 1851 and one several other roll, in 1893 and with the Dawes Commission in Delaware District.

21. To expedite identification, claimant should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835.


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

Page 207, No.s 332, 333 and 334. Some of these are uncles, aunts and cousins, but he doesn't know which side, as where to place them, in fact don't have a hunch about his people. (as himself)

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.

Witness to Mark: C. Dunlap and T. H. Thompson

Signed: Jack 'X' Grasshopper

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10th day of November 1906.

Signed: J. J. Crawford, Notary Public


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

Personally appeared before me Joe Fox and Annie Snell, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Jack Grasshopper, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 46 years and 40 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: C. Dunlap and T. H. Thompson

Signatures of Witnesses: Joe 'X' Fox and Annie 'X' Snell

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 10th day of November 1906.

Signed: J. J. Crawford, Notary public

Jack Grasshopper listed as full blood Cherokee

1880 Cherokee Census # 1105-Delaware District as Jack Grasshopper-39 yrs.

Dawes Roll # 18844, Census Card # 8058

Drennen Roll Group # 332



Jack *(Applicant)

Drennen Roll Group # 333

Te-ter-car-werne *(1/2 brother?)

Drennen Roll Group # 334

Quate Pigeon








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