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Enrollment Card #1823
CHEROKEE DAWES APPLICATION

Rowland M. Lewis

AMANDA M. [INLOW] LEWIS, (Roll #4836-BB)

ROWLAND M. LEWIS, (Roll #22-IW)

Dept. of the Interior
Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes
Fort Gibson, I.T., August 22, 1900

In the matter of the application of Amanda Lewis for the enrollment of herself as a Cherokee by blood and her husband as a Cherokee by intermarriage; being sworn and examined by Commissioner Breckenridge, she testified as follows:

Q What is your full name?
A Amanda Lewis

Q What is your age?
A 58

Q What is your post office?
A Bragg

Q What is your district?
A Illinois

Q For whom do you make application for enrollment, yourself?
A Yes sir,and my husband.

Q And how many children?
A Well, can I register for them that are of age?
A They must register for themselves.
A I haven't got any to register.

Q Do you apply for yourself as a Cherokee by blood?
A Yes, sir.

Q Is your husband a Cherokee by blood?
A No, sir, he is a white man.

Q How long have you lived in the Cherokee Nation?
A All my life.

Q How long have you lived in Illinois district?
A 30 years.

Q What is the name of your father?
A His name was Phillip Inlow.

Q Was he Cherokee or a white man?
A He was a white man.

Q Is he dead or alive?
A He is dead.

Q The name of your mother, please?
A Elizabeth Inlow.

Q Is she a white woman or a Cherokee?
A She was a Cherokee.

Q Is she living or dead?
A She is dead.

Q How long has she been dead?
A About 35 years.

Q How long has your father been dead?
A He died in 1880; no, he just lived two years longer than she did.

Q Please give me the name of your husband?
A Rowland M. Lewis.

Q How old is he?
A He is 67 years old.

Q When were you married to him?
A In 1866 I think.

Q He is on the roll of 1880 as your husband?
A Yes, sir.

Q He has lived with you in the Cherokee Nation ever since you were married?
A Yes, sir.

Q What is the name of your [his] father?
A His father was named Joseph Lewis.

Q He was a white man, was he?
A Yes, sir.

Q Is he dead?
A Yes, sir.

Q His mother, what was her name?
A Mary Lewis was his mother's name.

Q A white woman?
A Yes, sir.

Q Is she dead?
A Yes, sir.

(Amanda Lewis on 1880 roll, page 548, No. 1021, Illinois District. 
Rowland M. Lewis on 1880 roll, page 548, No. 1020, Robin Lewis, Illinois district. 
Amanda Lewis on 1896 roll, page 874, No. (1036) #1030, Amanda M. Lewis, Illinois District. 
Rowland M. Lewis on 1896 roll, page 931, No. 112, Rollen Lewis, Illinois district.)


The applicant is duly identified on the rolls of 1880 and 1896 as a native Cherokee, and she will be listed now for enrollment as a Cherokee by blood. Her husband is identified on the rolls of 1880 and 1896 as her husband, and as a Cherokee by adoption, and he will be listed now for enrollment as a Cherokee by adoption.

Department of the Interior,

Amanda Lewis - 2.


Bruce G. Jones, being duly sworn, says that as stenographer to the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes he reported correctly the proceedings and testimony in the above case and the foregoing is a true and complete translation of his stenographic notes.

[signature] Bruce C. Jones

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 30th day of August, 1900.

[signature illegible]
Commissioner



Dept. of the Interior
Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes
Fort Gibson, I.T., October 20, 1902

In the matter of the application of Rowland M. Lewis for the enrollment of himself as a citizen by intermarriage and his wife Amanda Lewis, as a citizen by blood of the Cherokee Nation.

Supplemental to #1823

ROWLAND M. LEWIS, being duly sworn, testified as follows:

Q Your name is what?
A Rowland M. Lewis.

Q How old are you?
A In my 70th year.

Q What is your post office?
A Braggs.

Q Are you a white man?
A Yes, sir.

Q Is your name on the roll of 1880 as an adopted white citizen?
A Yes, sir.

Q What is your wife's name?
A Amanda

Q Is she a Cherokee by blood?
A Yes, sir.

Q Is she the wife through whom you claim citizenshiip?
A Yes, sir.

Q She was your wife in 1880, was she?
A Yes, sir.

Q Have you and your wife Amanda been living together ever since you were married?
A We were married in '66.

Q Living together ever since?
A Yes, sir.

Q Never been separated?
A No, sir.

Q Living together now?
A Yes, sir.

Q Your home has been in the Cherokee Nation all the time?
A Yes, sir.

Jesse O. Carr, being first duly sworn, states that as stenographer to the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes he reported the above entitled case and that the foregoing is a true and complete transcript of his stenographic notes thereof.
[signature] Jesse O. Carr

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10th day of January, 1903.

[signature] Samuel Foreman
Notary public

Submitted by Paula Schuler

 


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