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MILLER APPLICATION # 3544

Arranzie 'Ranzia' Hicks

Melvin, Oklahoma

(Admitted. Nephew to MA # 2408, Jennie H. Rogers nee Harlin. Applicant's grandmother, Jane Harlin, is enrolled by Drennen from Tahlequah District # 464. Applicant's mother died before 1851.)

*(actually 'Ranzia's mother died about 1869, she is listed as Lizy on Drennen Roll Family Group # 134 Flint District.)

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-Ranzia Hicks *(Arranzie 'Ranzia' Hicks)

Indian Name-

2. Residence-Cherokee Nation

3.. Town and Post Office- Melvin

4.. County-

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth-1867 Delaware District

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:

For my mother, Lizzie Hicks nee Harlin. For my grandmother, but I don't know her name, I believe she was on the roll of 1851.

8.. Are you married? Yes

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- Mary M. Hicks 36 years of age

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

Father- English name-Taylor Hicks; Indian name-

Mother- English name-Lizzie Hicks; Indian name- ; Maiden name-Lizzie Harlin

11.. Where were they born?

Father-Old Cherokee Nation-East of Mississippi River

Mother-Old Cherokee Nation-East of Mississippi River

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

Father-Goingsnake District, Cherokee Nation

Mother-Goingsnake District, Cherokee Nation

13.. Date of death of your father and mother? Father-Living; Mother-1869

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

They were enrolled on the Emigrant Roll of 1851.

15.. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death- W. H. Byers (1/2 brother); b. I don't know; d. living

Sarah Grimet; b. I don't know; d. I don't know

Betsy Byers; b. I don't know; d. I don't know

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

Father's Side

Bill Hicks

Arley Hicks

Mother's Side

Nelson Harlin

grandmother-I don't know

17.. Where were they born? Old Cherokee Nation, East of Mississippi River

18.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Goingsnake 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-Taylor Hicks; Indian name- ; Residence- Choteau, Indian Territory*(MA # 736-Zachary 'Young Beaver' Taylor S

(2) English name- G. W. Hicks; Indian name- ; Residence- Chelsea, Indian Territory *(MA # 10324-George 'Ge-noo-gi' Washington Hicks)

2.. English name William Hicks; Indian name- ; Residence- Lynch, Indian Territory *(MA # 9543-William 'Bill' H. H. Hicks)

3.. English name-Amanda Hicks; Indian name- ; Residence-

4.. English name- John Harlin; Indian name- ; Residence- Salem, Arkansas *(John Gunter Harlin, MA # 4636)

5.. English name- Sarah Harlin; Indian name- ; Residence- Dutch Mills, Arkansas *(MA # 4698, m. Toneat 'Beaver' Twist)

6.. English name- Alice Harlin; Indian name- ; Residence- Westville, Indian Territory *(MA # 4587, m. John Ross Crittenden)

7.. English name- Jennie Harlin; Indian name- ; Residence- Adair, Indian Territory *(MA # 2408, m. Unk. Rogers)

8.. English name-Mother, aunt dead I do not know her name. *(maybe this should read grandmother); Indian name- ; Residence-

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

1894-Goingsnake, I am Cherokee Allottee.

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

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: Ranzia Hicks

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

Signed: Thomas E. Beavert

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 M. C. Robertson and E. D. Spears , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Ranzia Hicks , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 3 years and 5 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.

Witnessess Signatures:

M. W. Robertson

E. D. Spears

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

Thomas E. Beavert

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.3544

1.. State you full name: Ranzia Hicks

2.. Residence and post office:Melvin, Indian Territory

3.. County:

4.. State: Cherokee Nation

5.. Date and place of birth: 1867 Delaware District, Cherokee Nation

6.. Are you married? Yes

7.. Name and age of wife or husband: Mary M. M. Hicks 29 years old

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

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

Rosie Lee Hicks b. October 8, 1895

Henry Taylor Hicks b. May 8, 1898

Nancy Jane Hicks b. December 5, 1899

Dovy Hicks b. December 7, 1902

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

In Sequoyah District, by Dawes Commission for land.

REMARKS

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

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

(Signature)Ranzia Hicks

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20th day of May, 1907.

Thomas E. Beavert

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 Evans P. Robertson and Leach Hair who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Ranzay Hicks, who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known him for 10 years and 10 years, respectively, and know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be and that on May 28, 1906, he had the children living as above set forth, and that the statements made by him are true, and they have no interest whatever in his claim.

Witness to Mark:

Signatures of Witnesses

Evans P. Robertson

Leach Hair

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20th day of May, 1907

Thomas E. Beavert

Notary Public

*Transcriber notes

1880 Cherokee Census # 519-Saline District as 'Arrunie' Hicks-13 yrs.

1896 Census # 837-Illinois District as Arrungis Hicks

Dawes Roll # 2902, Census Card # 1062 as Ranzia Hicks-Illinois District, Vian, Indian Territory

Listed as Cherokee

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2002

 


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