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Miller Application # 22632


Commissioner of Indian Affairs 
Washington, D.C. 

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, 1906 and May 28, 1906 in favor of the Eastern Cherokees. The evidence of identity is herewith subjoined. 

1. State full Name 
    English name: Emma M. Hibbs 
    Indian name: 

2. Residence and Post Office: Muskogee, I.T. 

3 County: Western District 

4. State: Indian Territory 

5. How old are you? 18 yrs. Born In the Indian Territory on the 7th of May 1889. 

6. Where were you born?: 

7. Are you married? no 

8. Name of wife or husband 

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

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

Name Age Born 


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

Sylvester Hibbs, Nancy M J Hibbs (lined thru) Tichneaskey 


English name: " 
Indian Name: " 

English Name Nancy M J Hibbs 
Indian Name: Tichneaskey 
Maiden Name 

12. Where were they born? 

Father: In Texas 
Mother In Crawford Co. Arkannsas 

13. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? 

Father: " 
Mother: " 

14. Date of death of your father and mother -- 

Father In 1897 
Mother Alive 

15. Were they ever enrolled for money annuities or other benefits? If so state when and where and with what tribe of Indians: 
My mother was enrolled with the Eastern Cherokees and received bread and script money, and I also was a recipient of both 

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

Name Born Died 

(1) John Alexander Hibbs 26th Decr 1882 " 
David Andrew Hibbs 10th Jany 1887 " 
(2) Carl Calvin Hibbs 18 Jany 1892 " 
Ollie Hibbs 14 April 1897 " 
Viola Hibbs 13th Aug, 1894 " 
(3) Laura E. Hindrix May 5 1887 
Mary Elizabeth Hibbs 14 Jany 1885 " 

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

Fathers Side 
Can't Tell 

Mother's side
Tom Tickneaskey 

18. Where were they born? can't tell 

19. Where did they reside in 1851 if living at that time? Can't tell 

20. Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible: 

(1) My mother is the only child so far as I know 

21. Have you ever been enrolled of annuities, land or other benefits? If so state where and with what tribe.

Yes with Eastern Cherokees, and received script and bread money in 1889 at Fort Gibson, I.T. and received payment at Webber Falls 

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

Sylvester Hibbs, Father, Tom Tickneaskey, Grandfather, Nancy M. J. Hibbs formerly Tickneaskey Mother. Can't tell Grandmothers name.


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

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

Signature Emma May Hibbs 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 25th day of May , 1907. 

My commission expires 30th Jan 1911

Perceval Adams
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 J. K. Boen and John T. Higgs who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with Emma May Hibbs who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 18 and 18 years respectively, and know her to be the identical person she 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. 

Witness to mark Signature of witnesses 

Perceval Adams J. K. (X) Boen 

Mary Elizabeth Wilson J. T. (X) Higgs 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 25th day of May, 1907 

My commission expires 30th January 1911
Perceval Adams 
Western District of the Indian Territory

Submitted by Catherine Widener 


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