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Thos. J. Ketcher 
Residence: Baron, Okla.

Son of 4512.

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-Thomas J. Ketcher
Indian Name-
2. Residence and Post Office- Barron
3. County: Cherokee Nation
4. State: Ind. Ter.
5. How old are you? 24 years Born Dec. 27, 1883
6. Where were you born? In Goingsnake Dist. C. N.
7. Are you married? No
8. Name and age of wife or husband:
9. To what tribe of Indians does he or she belong?
10. Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1906, giving their ages:

11. Give names of your father and mother and your mother's name before marriage.

English name: Anderson Ketcher 
Indian name: 

English name: Rachel Ketcher
Indian name: Rachel Miller

12. Where were they born?
Father- In Goingsnake Dist. C.N. 
Mother- In Flint Dist. C. N.

13. Where did they reside in 1851 if living at that time?
Father-Not living in 1851 
Mother-Not living in 1851 

14. Date of death of your father and mother:
Father: Living
Mother: Living

15. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
For lands by Dawes Com. For monies drawn in 1874, 1880, 1885, 1894

16. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible:

Nancy Ketcher born April 11, 1887 living
Alta V. ketcher born Dec. 3, 1885 living
Robert E. Ketcher born Nov. 11, 1890 living
Lena Ketcher born April 9, 1892 living
Elmira Ketcher born Sept. 28, 1897 living.

17. State English and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible:

Dick Ketcher 
Alcey Ketcher 

David Landrum
Elmira Miller

18. Where were they born? In Georgia

19. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?
In Goingsnake Dist, C. N. and Flint Dist. C. N.

20. Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible:

Sallie Ketcher
Jefferson ketcher
Nancy J. Ketcher (Dead)
Ahley ketcher
Anderson Ketcher
Ellis Ketcher
John Ketcher

21. Have you ever been enrolled for money, annuities, land or other benefits: If so, state when and where, and with what tribe of Indians:

For lands by Dawes Com. For monies drawn in 1885, 1894.

22. To assist in 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: Thomas (his mark) J. Ketcher
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 25 day of June 1907
Signed: Hugh M. Adair
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 Redbird and Jackson N. Locust, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Thomas J. Ketcher , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 15 years and 12 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:
Geo. Redbird
Jackson L. Locust

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 25 day of June, 1907
Hugh M. Adair
Notary public

[Transcribed by Katy Pitts, July 2003]


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