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MILLER APPLICATION # 13836

JOSIE AND RICHARD KETCHER
Residence: Melvin, Okla.

ADMITTED.
2 M CHILDREN. 
REASONS: BY ANDREW HAIR, GDN. #9269-3285 INDIV. APP.
1ST COUSINS TO #138
FATHER OF APPLICANTS MOSES TE-CAH-NE-YE-SKEE 426 TAHLEQUAH

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- RICHARD AND JOSIE KETCHER
Indian Name-
2. Residence-TAH DIST
3. Town and Post Office- MELVIN IN TER
4. County
5. State IN TY
6. Date and Place of Birth --TAH "CAN'T READ" 18 + 15
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 + MOTHER, GRANDFATHER AND ???? GREAT GRANDFATHER +MOTHER +AUNTS ??????? 1 GRAND UNCLE DICK KETCHER

8. Are you 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-

Mother- English name-LIZEY KETCHER
Indian name-
Maiden name-LIZEY WALSE

11. Where were they born?
Father- N. OLD C. 
Mother- TAH DIST C. N.

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time
Father- TAH DIST C. N. 
Mother- TAH DIST C. N.

13. Date of death of your father and mother?
Father- 1898 
Mother- 1895

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
TAH DIST C.N. 1851 1880 

15. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death-
RICHARD KETCHER BORN 1882
JOSIE KETCHER BORN 1892

16. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father’s and mother’s side, if possible-
Father’s Side 
BIG KETCHER OR 
TERNEASKEY? AQUAH 
SALEY KETCHER

Mother’s Side
EMILY WALLES
NED WALLES

17. Where were they born? OLD C N E M R

18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? TAH DIST C.N.

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

(1) English name- SALLEY KETCHER
Indian name- LUCEY
Residence- LEECEY

(2) English name-LINNEY
Indian name-BECKEY NUGEN
Residence-CHARLEY KETCHER

(3) English name-DICK
Indian name-JOHN
Residence-BEN

(4) English name-LIZIE WALLES
Indian name-
Residence-

20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
TAH DIST 1894 1902

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: ANDAY (HIS MARK) HAIR
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21 DAY OF JANUARY 1907
Signed:THOMAS E. BEAMONT?
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 FRANCES E. LEE AND J. L. LEE , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with ANDAY HAIR , who makes the foregoing application and statements, 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 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: FRANCES E. LEE AND J.L. LEE


Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 21 DAY OF JANUARY 1906

THOMAS E. BEAMONT
Notary public

[Transcribed by Katy Pitts, July 2003]

 


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