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Sarah Hair nee Wickliffe
Mayes Co., Spavinaw, Oklahoma


Applicant enrolled by Drennen, 1851, with her mother, Saline # 562. Her father and brothers enrolled by Drennen, 1851, Saline # 216.)

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 - Sarah Hair
    Indian Name - Sel-lie

2. Residence - 9 miles South of Spavinaw

3. Town and Post Office - Spavinaw

4. County: District 5

5. State: Indian Territory

6. Date and Place of Birth: 1846-Saline 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:

Sarah Hair, self
Jen-nie, mother
Nel-lie, grandmother
De-ne-lu (lee?)
Tsa-lie Gur-ne-da (Charlie Wickliffe, father)*
El-sie, grandmother
Gu-ne-da (John Wickliffe)
E-gee-ne (Mother’s sister)*

8. Are you married? yes

9. Name and age of wife or husband - Dave Hair 56 years of age, past

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

English name - Charlie Wickliffe
Indian name - Tsa-lie Gur-ne-da

English name - Jinnie
Indian name - Tsi-ne (Jen-nie)
Maiden name - Unknown

11. Where were they born?
Both parents born Cherokee Nation East

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

Cooweescoowee District, 
Indian Territory, Cherokee Nation

Cooweescoowee District, 
Indian Territory, Cherokee Nation

13. Date of death of your father and mother?

Father - 1889 
Mother - before the Civil War

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

1851-2 Cooweescoowee District, 
Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

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

1. John Wickliffe b. 1844 d.
2. Jim Wickliffe b. 1848 d.
3. Joe Wickliffe b. 1852 d. 1853
4. Lewis Wickliffe b. 1859 d.
5. Jennie (Buck) Wickliffe b. 1855 d.

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

John Wickliffe
Cherokee name - Gu-ne-da (Grandfather)

Elsie Wickliff
Cherokee name - Elsie Gu-ne-da (Grandmother)

Cherokee name - Nel-lie (grandmother)

17. Where were they born? 
Cherokee Nation East

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

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

English name - None Listed
Indian name -
Residence -

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

1851-2 1880 1893-4 1896 Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory and Commission to Five Civilized Tribes.

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).

John Wickliffe (Gu-ne-da) and Nel-lie* (or/are) brother and sister on my mother’s side - and mother sister named E-gee-ne.

*(I think this should read Ar-ne-le instead of Nel-lie)

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: Bird Proctor (X) Sarah Hair (X)

Taylor Buck

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20 day of September, 1906

Signed: David E. Smallwood, 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 Bird Proctor and Taylor Buck , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Sarah Hair, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 25 years and 25 years, respectively, and know her to be the identical person 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.

Witnesses Signatures: 

Bird Proctor
Taylor Buck

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 20th Day of September, 1906.

David E. Smallwood, Notary public

Letter attached to miller app. # 462……

Spavinaw, Oklahoma
November 28, 1907

Guion Miller,
Washington, D. C.

Dear Sir, in ans. to you of November 25, 1907 will say that my father, Charlie Wickliffe was living in Saline District, Cherokee Nation in 1851, and John Wickliffe died back in the Old Nation. My uncles are John Wickliffe, Jim Wickliffe, Lewis Wickliffe, Jennie Buck all my aunts and uncles some here from the Old Nation where the Indians were move here.

Your Respt.
Sarah Hair

*(I think that Sarah was confused in making the statement about her aunts and uncles. Jim, Lewis and John are her brothers, and Jennie Buck is her sister, who married Taylor Buck.)

Grouped with…………

463 - Jennie Buck nee Wickliffe *(sister)
5595 - Lewis Wickliffe *(brother)
5596 - James Wickliffe *(brother)

468 - Nellie Buck, Hair nee Moneygetter *(Nellie is married to Jumper Buck, brother to Taylor Buck, who is married to Jennie Wickliffe, there is no direct relationship here.)

5546 - Thomas Wickliffe *(nephew)
5547 - Charles Wickliffe *(nephew)
10427 - John Wickliffe *(brother)

Claims through……..

Drennen Roll Group # 216-Saline District
Charles Wickliffe
Ta-ke Wickliffe
John Wickliffe
James Wickliffe
Tarne Wickliffe

Drennen Roll Group # 217 - Saline District
David Else

*(I think this is a typo, should read group # 218)

Drennen Roll Group # 218, Saline District

John Wickliffe
Ail-sie Wickliffe

Ruthy Foreman (Child of Richard ‘Bark’ Foreman and Dorcas Bell Rattlingourd)**

Edward Foreman (Child of Richard ‘Bark’ Foreman and Dorcas Bell Rattlingourd)* *

Emily Foreman (Child of Richard ‘Bark’ Foreman and Dorcas Bell Rattlingourd)**

George Foreman (Child of Richard ‘Bark’ Foreman and Dorcas Bell Rattlingourd)**

**(not sure of the family connection here)

There also is a Samuel Wickliffe and family in Drennen Group # 219 -Saline District

Samuel Wickliffe
Sar-war-tse Wickliffe
Elizabeth Wickliffe

Sarah Hair nee Wickliffe

1880 Cherokee Census # 1275-Saline District as Sarah Wickliff - 33 yrs.

Dawes Roll # 6184, Census Card # 2408 as Sarah Hair - Saline District - Spavinaw - IT

Drennen Roll Group # 562 - Saline District as Sarah Wickliffe

Full Blood Cherokee

Mother: Jennie Whitekiller

*Transcriber notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2002


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