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Miller Application #173

Edward McDonald

Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 
Washington, D.C.

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.

State full nameó 
    English name: Edward McDonald
    Indian name: Eastern Ė Cheroke

2. Residence: Chickasaw Nation

3. Town and post office: Olnra (?spelling) Dist. 18 

4. State: Indian Territory 

Date and place of birth: Dec 17, 1840 Marion County Tenn. 

By what right do you claim to share? If you claim through more than one relative living in 1851, set forth each claim separately: 

Grandfather: Captain Baldridge 
George Baldridge + Hawk Baldridge Ė Uncles
Fox Baldridge + Green Baldridge Ė Uncles
Grandmother: Annie Baldridge
They were enrolled in 1851.

Are you married? Yes 

Name and age of wife or husband: Annie McDonald, age 45 years. 

Give names of your father and mother, and your motherís name before marriage. 

Father - English name: James McDonald
Indian name: Choehtain (?spelling)

Mother Ė English name: Annie McDonald
Indian name: Eastern Cherokee
Maiden name: Annie Baldridge

Where were they born? 
Father: Unknown Mother: Unknown

Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? 
Father: Deceased Mother: Deceased

Date of death of your father and mother: 
Father: year of 1841 Mother: year of 1848

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where: Unknown

Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, the date of death: Never had any brothers or sisters.

State English and Indian name of your grandparents of both fatherís and motherís side, if possible: 
Father Side: Goodson McDonald
Motherís Side: Susie McDonald

Where were they born? Unknown 

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

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

Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where: No 

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

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

Signature: Edward McDonald

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10th day of September, 1906.

My Commission expires
May 8, 1909 James K. Davanay


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

Personally appeared before me George Box and William Walker, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Edward McDonald, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 14 years and 14 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 not interest whatever in his claim.

Witnesses to mark - Signatures of witnesses

Harris Marion
George Box
G. W. Roberson
William Walker

Subscribed and sworn to before me this10th day of September, 1906.

My commission expires May 8th, 1909 

James K Davanay 
Notary Public.

Submitted by Kenyon Littles


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