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Ruth V. Ketcher and Leonard L. Ketcher 2 children, 
Residence: Gans, Okla. 

By Benjamin F. Doyle, Gdn. Niece + Neph. of #1386
Grandfather, "John Te-cah-ne-ye-skey, 508 Tahl"

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- Benjamin F. Doyle, for my minor wards: Ruth V. Ketcher age 3. Leonard L. Ketcher age 1.
Indian Name- 

2. Residence- Gans
3. Town and Post Office- Gans
4. County- Cherokee Nation
5. State-- Indian Territory
6. Date and Place of Birth-- Ruth V. born July 9, 1903. Leonard L. born Dec. 20, 1905
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 their Grandparents: John and Margaret Tickaneesky or Ketcher. Their great aunts: Ollie Ketcher, Lutitia Simco and Lucy Benge. Their great Grandparents: Tickaneesky and Sallie Still. Their great great grandparents: Still and Catherine.

8. Are they married? No
9. Name and age of wife or husband-
10. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother’s name before marriage-
Father- English name- Mose Ketcher
Indian name- Mose Tickaneesky

Mother- English name- Ada Ketcher
Indian name- Not Known
Maiden name- Ada Doyle

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

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time
Father- Born after 1851 
Mother- Born after 1851

13. Date of death of your father and mother?
Father- Jan. 10, 1906 

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Father on Cherokee Authenticated roll of 1880; and was a Cherokee Allottee

15. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death-
Ruth V. Ketcher born July 9, 1903 Gans, I. T.
Leonard L. Ketcher born Dec. 20, 1095, Gans, I. T.

16. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father’s and mother’s side, if possible-
Father’s Side 
John and Margaret Tickaneesky 
nee Chambers.

Mother’s Side
They were whites

17. Where were they born?
Paternal Grandparents in Cherokee Nation.

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

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

(1) English name-Ellis Ketcher, Muldrow, I. T.
Indian name-

(2) English name-John Ketcher, Westville, I. T.
Indian name-

(3) English name-Lutitia Corntassle, Westville, I. T.
Indian name-

(4) English name-James Ketcher, Westville, I. T.
Indian name-

(5) English name-Sarah J. Whitmire, Westville, I. T.
Indian name-

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

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

Their great grandfather, Tickaneesky Still, lived in Cherokee Nation, east in 18??.

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

Their grandfather, John Ketcher, had a sister Ollie Ketcher, who, died without descent. Their grandmother, Margaret Ketcher, had two sisters, Lutitia Simco and Lucy Ann Benge both of whom died without descent. Their great great grandparents, were Still and his wife, Catherine. Their great grandparents, were Tickaneesky Still and his wife, Sallie.

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: Benjamin F. Doyle
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22nd day of December, 1906.
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 George G. Walton and B. F. Fargo, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Benjamin F. Doyle , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 15 years and 10 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: G. G. Walton and B. F. Fargo

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 22nd day of December, 1906
Robert P. Transide?
Notary public

[Transcribed by Katy Pitts, July 2003]


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