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MILLER APPLICATION # 603

Martin Hopper

Adair Co., Stilwell, Oklahoma

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-Martin Hopper

Indian Name-Clar-clee

2. Residence- Flint District, Cherokee Nation

3.. Town and Post Office- Stilwell, Indian Territory

4.. County- Flint District

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth- March 5, 1857. Flint District, Cherokee Nation

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:

My father- Hopper (Ash Hopper)*

My mother- Betsy Hopper (Elizabeth Hair/Conrad)*

Brother- Bill Hopper (William Hopper)*

Brother- Joe Hopper

Brother- Jess Hopper

Brother- George Hopper

Sister- Quake Hopper or Peggy Stealer, husband's name Stealer

8.. Are you married? YES

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- Nellie Hopper, 29 years of age. (Nellie Christie)*

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

Father- English name-Ash Hopper

Indian name- Cor-les-sti

Mother- English name-Betsy

Indian name- Wa-tee

Maiden name- De-cos-ca

11.. Where were they born? Both parents listed being born in Georgia, or Old Nation

12.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time Both parents listed as residing in Flint District, Cherokee Nation

13.. Date of death of your father and mother? FATHER-1888 MOTHER-1870

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

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

Bill Hopper b. unknown d. During Civil War

Joe Hopper b. unknown d. During Civil War

Jess Hopper b. unknown d. 1839 *(Can't be, he is on the Drennen)

George Hopper b. unknown d. During the Civil War

Quake Hopper b. unknown d. before the Civil War

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

FATHER'S SIDE-Martin North and Tookah North

MOTHER'S SIDE- Unknown

17.. Where were they born? In North Carolina. In North Carolina

18.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? In Tahlequah District, Cherokee Nation

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

20.. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where - Enrolled by Dawes Commission for allotment of land.

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:

Subscribed and sworn to before me this

AFFIDAVIT

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

Personally appeared before me , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known for years and years, respectively, and know to be the identical person represents to be, and that the statements made by are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in claim.

Witnesses Signatures:

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this

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. 603

1.. State you full name: Martin Hopper

2.. Residence and post office: Stilwell

3.. County: Cherokee Nation

4.. State: Indian Territory

5.. Date and place of birth: Flint District, 1857

6.. Are you married? YES

7.. Name and age of wife or husband: Nellie Hopper, 29 years

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

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

1. Mary Hopper 15 years b. 1892

2. Dick Hopper 13 years b. 1894

3. George Hopper 11 years b. 1896

4. Tom Hopper 9 years b. 1898

5. Nancy Hopper 5 years b. 1902

6. Gussie Hopper 3 years b. 1904

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

First 5 (children) 1906 Flint District, Cherokee. 6th (child) late roll.

REMARKS

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

Nothing known except what has been stated.

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

Signed: Martin Hopper

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

Claims through Drennen Family Group # 220-Flint District

Ash Hopper

Betsey

Anney

Betsey

William

George

Joe

Sally

Jesse

Grouped within

MA # 604-Sally Bigfeather nee Hopper (sister)

MA # 4046-Duplicate of MA # 604 (above)

MA # 4045-Duplicate of MA # 603 (Martin Hopper)

MA # 4627-Duplicate of MA # 604 (above)

MA # 7451-Duplicate of MA # 603 (Martin Hopper)

MA # 6231-Lizzie Smith (Not sure how she fits in)

MA # 13094-William French (nephew, Sallie Hopper's son)

MA # 13136-Peggy Ratt (niece, Sallie Hopper's daughter)

MA # 13750-Jim Ratt (nephew, Sallie Hopper's son)

MA # 31015-Jennie Ratt (niece, Sallie Hopper's daughter)

MA # 42181-Ollie McLemore nee Hopper (daughter)

a.. Transcriber notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003

 


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