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MILLER APPLICATION # 6542

JOSHUA HUMMINGBIRD With No. See also 1231
Remarks: Nos. 6618, 7657, grouped herewith.
Claim through WILLIAM HUMMINGBIRD
G. S. 534
with 1349
(*NOTE 6618 IS JACOB HUMMINGBIRD, 7657 IS ISAAC HUMMINGBIRD, 1231 PETER ADAIR)


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-JOSHUA HUMMINGBIRD
Indian Name-
2. Residence-STILWELL
3. Town and Post Office-STILWELL
4. County-CHEROKEE NATION
5. State--IND. T.
6. Date and Place of Birth-YEAR OF 1860. GOINGSNAKE 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:
MOTHER
FATHER
GRANDMOTHER
GRANDFATHER
8. Are you married? YES
9. Name and age of wife or husband-LIZZIE HUMMINBIRD-(25802) AGE (36).
10. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother’s name before marriage-
Father- English name-WILLIAM HUMMINGBIRD
Indian name-
Mother- English name-
Indian name-AK-KE-LAH-HE
Maiden name- DO NOT KNOW

11. Where were they born?
Father- DO NOT KNOW, I THINK THEY WERE BORN IN GEORGIA Mother-DO NOT KNOW, I THINK THEY WERE BORN IN GEORGIA

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time
Father- GOINGSNAKE DISTRICT CHEROKEE NATION, IND., T.
Mother- GOINGSNAKE DISTRICT CHEROKEE NATION, IND., T.

13. Date of death of your father and mother?
Father- SOMETIME ABOUT 1864 Mother- ABOUT 1863

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
YES, IN THE PAYMENT (TO DARK TO READ)

15. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death-
MARY HUMMINGBIRD BORN 1858 DIED 180
JACOB HUMMINGBIRD BORN 1861 LIVING
ISAAC HUMMINGBIRD (HALF BROTHER,) BORN 1849 LIVING

16. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father’s and mother’s side, if possible-
Father’s Side Mother’s Side
WA-LAH-LA GRANDFATHER OO-WAH-SKOR-LEE GRANDFATHER
DA-GEE GRANDMOTHER OO-TAH-YAH GRANDMOTHER
17. Where were they born?
GEORGIA
18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?
GOING SNAKE DISTRICT CHEROKEE NATION
19. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths

(1) English name-LIDA HUMMINGBIRD
Indian name-
Residence-DEAD. MARCH 18TH 1877
(2) English name-GOO-TAH-YEE
Indian name-
Residence-DEAD---1872
(3) English name-AT-LAH-SEE-NEE
Indian name-
Residence-DIED 1874
(4) English name-JEN-SEE HUMMINGBIRD
Indian name-
Residence-DIED 1869
(5) English name-SARAH HUMMINGBIRD
Indian name-
Residence-DIED 1870

20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
HAVE PARTICIPATED IN PAYMENT OF 1893 AND HAVE ALLOTED
21. To expedite identification, claimant should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their
paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835.
DO NOT KNOW ANY FURTHER BACK THAN I HAVE GIVEN. I HHERE GIVE NAMES OF MY GRANDMOTHER BROTHERS THAT DIED WITHOUT HEIRS.

(STANDING DEER.) (WALTER HUNTER SON OF STANDING DEER) (SUSAN) DAUGHTER OF STANDING DEER.) ALSO CHE-NOR-QUE. BROTHER OF GRANDMOTHER AND DIED WITH OUT HEIRS. (TOO-SER-WAR-LER-TER.) BROTHER OF GRANDMOTHER, DIED WITHOUT HEIRS.
REMARKS
(Under this head the applicant may give additional information that he believes will assist in proving his claim).

THE FOLLOWING NAMES ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF MY MOTHER WHO DIED WITHOUT HEIRS. (CHU-WAH-CHA-KER). BROTHER. NELLIE HIDER, SISTER. CHU-SAH-LAH-TAH. BROTHER OF MY MOTHER. ) TIEAS-SKE OR HIDER. ELI, HIDER. BROTHER OF MY MOTHER (BROTHER OF MOTHERS. LIZZIE HIDER. SISTER OF MY MOTHER..


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:JOSHUA HUMMINGBIRD
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 1906
Signed:P.J.DON
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 JOHN LOONEY AND WM DOWNING , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with JOSHUA HUMMINGBIRD , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known HIM for 30 years and 25 years, respectively, and know 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.
Witnesses Signatures:
JOHN (HIS X MARK) LOONEY
WILLIAM DOWNING

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 20TH DAY OF DECEMBER 1906
J. P. DON
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. 6542

1. State you full name: JOSHUA HUMMINGBIRD
2. Residence and post office: GOING SNAKE DIST, STILWELL, I.T.
3. County: CHEROKEE NATION
4. State: INDIAN TERRITORY
5. Date and place of birth: MAY 5, 1860 GOINGSNAKE DIST.
6. Are you married? Yes
7. Name and age of wife or husband: LIZZIE HUMMINGBIRD 35 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. GEORGE HUMMINGBIRD AGE 18 BORN JAN 6, 1889
2. WILSON HUMMINGBIRD AGE 13 BORN APR 21, 1894
3. GUS HUMMINGBIRD AGE 5 BORN APR 15, 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.
CHEROKEE PAYMENTS + ALLOTMENT.

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.

Signed:JOSHUA HUMMINGBIRD
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18TH DAY OF JUNE 1907.



AFFIDAVIT

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

Personally appeared before me EMILY HOWARD AND JOSEPH BLACKBIRD who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with JOSHUA HUMMINGBIRD , who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known him for 20 years and 15 years, respectively, and know HIM to be the identical person HE represents HIMSELF to be and that on May 28, 1906, 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.
Signatures of Witnesses
EMILY HOWARD
JOSEPH BLACKBIRD

Submitted by Kathy Pitts, September 2003.

 


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