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Sis Katcher 
Residence: Locust Grove, Okla.

Reasons: Claims through Grandparents Sam and Diana Jones, who were enrolled in 1851, in Gonig Snake District, No 125.

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-Sis Katcher
Indian Name-

2. Residence- 5 mi north of Locust Grove, I. T.
3. Town and Post Office- Locust Grove I. T.
4. County: 5 " Dist.
5. State- Indian Ty.
6. Date and Place of Birth- 1878 in Tahlequah Dist. C. N. I. T.
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:
1. My mother Lizzie Mayes 2. Grandma Ti ya nie 3. Father Tallow Mayes 4. Great Aunt Ak nee la 5. Uncle Jew gah no gi or Jew gar nor che 6. Uncle Sah ni gu yah (* combined from paper on top of application)

8. Are you married? Yes
9. Name and age of wife or husband- Levi Katcher # 8737 33 yrs. old. A cherokee Indian.
10. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother’s name before marriage-
Father- English name- Tallow Mayes
Indian name- Oo car nah wee
Mother- English name- Lizzie Mayes
Indian name-
Maiden name-Lizzie Jones

11. Where were they born?
Father- Cherokee Nation East 
Mother-Cherokee Nation East 

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time
Father- Goingsnake Dist. Cherokee Nation I. T. 
Mother- Goingsnake Dist. Cherokee Nation I. T. 

13. Date of death of your father and mother?
Father- about 1894 
Mother-about 1896

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

Yes, Emigrant 1851 in Goingsnake Dist and Cherokee Per Capita Payment in Tahlequah Dist. C. N. I. T.

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

Samuel Mayes born about 1873 died about 1890
Return Mayes born about 1875 died about 1901
Nannie Mayes born about 1884 died about 1896
Charlotte Mayes born about 1886 died about 1896
Ceila mayes born about 1890 and died about 1898
Mike Mayes born about 1888 Living
Toney Mayes born about 1890 Living
Millie Mayes Living
Bill Mayes dead.

16. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father’s and mother’s side, if possible-
Father’s Side 
Samuel Mayes 

Mother’s Side
Samuel Jones
Dah ye nee

17. Where were they born? Cherokee Nation East

18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Goingsnake Dist. Cherokee Nation I.T.

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

(1) English name- Lizzie Mayes
Indian name-

(2) English name- Santifee
Indian name-Jew gah no chee

(3) English name-
Indian name-Sah nee goo yah

(4) English name-
Indian name-Doo wo eh nu
Residence-Oakes, I. T.

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

Cherokee Per capita Payment in Tahlequah Dist. C. N. I. T. and Final Roll by com. To the five Civilized tribe

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).

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:Sis (her mark) Katcher
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22 day of Dec. 1906
Signed:D. W. Ragsdale
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 Frank McIntosh and Jeorge Bushyhead , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Sis Katcher , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 15 years and 12 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.
Witnesses Signatures:

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 22 day of Dec., 1906
D. W. Ragsdale
Notary public

[Transcribed by Katy Pitts, July 2003]


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