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Miller Application #4052

Amanda M. (Inlow) Lewis
Residence: Wagoner, Okla.

Action: Admitted
Reasons: (First cousin once removed of #55)
Applicant enrolled by Drennen as Amanda Inlow at G.S. #452

Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 
Washington D.C.

Sir: I hereby make application for such share as may 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: Amanda M. Lewis
    Indian name: Chi-ca-too-sti

2. Residence: Wagoner

3. Town & post office: Wagoner

4. County: Creek Nation

5. State: Indian Territory

6. Date & place of birth: Nov. 30, 1841 in Flint District

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 my own share. My mother: Elizabeth Inlow, My brother and sister: Martha Wofford and John Inlow. My uncles: Andrew Miller, Elias and Isaac Gann. My great grandmother Lydia Chisholm. My great great aunts: Jennie Halfbreed and Elizabeth Squirrel. My cousins: Henry Miller, Joseph Walker, William Squirrel and Nannie and Tiana Fields.

8. Are you married? Yes

9. Name and age of wife or husband: 
Rolland M. Lewis, age 73 years, we are separated but not divorced

10. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother's name before marriage:

Father- English name: Phillip Inlow
Indian name: Tee-tos-cus-ke

Mother- English name: Elizabeth Inlow
Indian name: Quatsy
Maiden name: Elizabeth Miller

11. Where were they born?

Father: In South Carolina
Mother: In Cherokee Nation, east

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?

Father: In Goingsnake District
Mother: In Goingsnake District

13. Date of death of your father and mother - 
Father: April 10, 1868 Mother: March 8, 1866

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities or other benefits? If so, state when and where?
Mother on Emigrant Cherokee Pay Roll of 1851

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

Martha Wofford, died without descent
Andrew Fields, dead
Elmira Patrick, Braggs, I.T.
Sylvesta Inlow, dead [should be Sylvester]
John Inlow, died without descent

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

Father's side: They were Whites.
Mother's side: Andrew and Cathrine Miller, nee Hicks

17. Where were they born? Maternal grandmother in Cher. Nation, east

18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? 
They died before 1851.

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

Avery V. Miller, dead
Elizabeth Inlow, my mother, dead
Alfred Miller, dead
Isabel Hargraves, dead
Elmira Paden, dead
Lucinda Adair, dead
Andrew Miller, dead, no descent living
George Gann, dead
Elias Gann, died without descent
Isaac Gann, died without descent
Ruth Brown, dead

20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state where and when:
On Emigrant Cherokee Pay roll of 1851. On Cherokee Authenticated roll of 1880 and am a Cherokee Allottee.

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

My grandfather, Andrew Miller, lived in Cherokee Nation, east in 1835.

REMARKS:

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

My mother's first husband was James Fields. My uncle, Andrew Miller had one son, Henry Miller, who died without descent. My great grand-mother was Lydia Chisholm, she lived in Skinbayou District in 1851. My great grandmother had a sister, Jennie Halfbreed, who died without descent. My great grandmother, Lydia Chisholm had a sister Elizabeth or Wutti Halfbreed, who married Squirrel or Sololy, she was the mother of Joseph, Walker and William Squirrel, and Nannie and Tiana Fields, all of whom died without descent.

I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

(Signature) Amanda M. Lewis

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22nd day of November, 1906.

My commission expires: Dec 16, 1907 
Howard Searcy


AFFIDAVIT.

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

Personally appeared before me F.S. Lacey and Logan Bennett, who, being duly sworn on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Amanda M. Lewis, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 5 years and 5 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.

Signature of witnesses: T[F]S Lacey
Logan Bennett

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22nd day of November, 1906.

My commission expires: Dec. 16, 1907 
Howard Searcy

My mother's first husband was James Fields. My uncle, Andrew Miller had one son, Henry Miller, who died without descent. My great grand-mother was Lydia Chisholm, she lived in Skinbayou District in 1851. My great grandmother had a sister, Jennie Halfbreed, who died without descent. My great grandmother, Lydia Chisholm had a sister Elizabeth or Wutti Halfbreed, who married Squirrel or Sololy, she was the mother of Joseph, Walker and William Squirrel, and Nannie and Tiana Fields, all of whom died without descent.

I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true 
to the best of my knowledge and belief.

(Signature) Amanda M. Lewis

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22nd day of November, 1906.

My commission expires: Dec 16, 1907 
Howard Searcy


Submitted by Paula Schuler


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