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Locust Grove, Oklahoma

(Admitted. Applicant's father To-less-kih enrolled Chapman # 943, uncles Sow-win-woo-kah and Westih enrolled Chapman # 941 and # 942. Grandparents Joe Locust and Kul-sti-ih enrolled Chapman # 939 and # 940. Other uncles Chapman # 945-946. This info from 'Cherokee by Blood' book, Vol. 2)

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-Annie Meigs

Indian Name-Ah-nee-la

2. Residence-One mile North of Locust Grove, Indian Territory

3. Town and Post Office-Locust Grove

4. County

5. State

6. Date and Place of Birth-About November 28, 1869-North Carolina

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: Ah-ta-leas-ky

My mother: Ahl-tee-hee

My grandfather: Unknown

My grandmother: A-nee

My aunt: Oo-gur-wee

My uncle: Dave *(Could this be Dave-se Chu-wa-lu-ke?, as listed on Drennen)

8.. Are you married? Yes

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- Anderson Meigs, 40 years old-Cherokee

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

Father- English name-

Indian name- Ah-ta-leas-ky *(Stalker Locust)

Mother- English name-

Indian name-Ahl-tee-hee

Maiden name-

11. Where were they born? Father: North Carolina; Mother: North Carolina

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Father: North Carolina; Mother: North Carolina

13. Date of death of your father and mother? Father: About 1873; Mother: About 1881

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

Yes, emigrant 1851 and mother Cherokee per capita payment in Delaware District, Cherokee Nation.

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

Minnie Cochran b. about 1873 d.

Lucinda b. about 1864 d. about 1864

Louie b. about 1866 d. about 1866

E-sar-mal-lee b. about 1868 d. about 1868

Tar-quo-tee b. abt 1870 d. about 1895

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


Joe Locust *(Chapman Roll # 939-Cherokee County, NC-Buffalo Town as Joe Locust--50 yrs-HH)


Blank *( Kul-sti-ih, Chapman Roll # 940-Cherokee County, NC-Buffalo Town as Kul-sti-ih-45 yrs.)

Unknown Grandma




17. Where were they born? North Carolina

18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? North Carolina

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

1. English name- ; Indian name-Ah-ta-leas-ky (father, as Ta-lees-kih, on Chapman); Residence-

2. English name- ; Indian name- Sun-e-goo-er *(Sun-ne-koo-ih, uncle, as listed on Chapman); Residence-

3. English name- ; Indian name-Sow-e-noo-ka *(Sow-win-noo-kuh, uncle, as listed on Chapman); Residence-

4. English name- ; Indian name-Chi-ga-u-ee *(Chi-a-yoo-ih, aunt, as listed on Chapman); Residence-

5. English name-Jess Locust; Indian name-Ja-saw-ann *(Uncle); Residence-Texana, Indian Territory

6. English name- ; Indian name-Mar-tee; Residence-

7. English name- ; Indian names-Te-gu-we; Residence-Dead

8. English name- ; Indian name-Nor-hoo-ler *(Nah-hool, uncle, as listed on Chapman); Residence-Dead

3. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-

Yes, Cherokee per capita payments in Delaware District, Cherokee Nation and Final Roll by Commmission to Five Civilized Tribes

21. To expedite 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).

Jess Locust-Porum or Texana, I. T.-is my uncle

Mrs. Mottie Starr-Bunch, I. T.-is my aunt *(Martha Starr nee Locust)

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: Annie Meiggs

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 8th day of November, 1906.

Signed:D. W. Ragsdale

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 Jim Rowe and Tom Pegg, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Annie Meggs, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 15 years and 15 years, respectively, and know her to be the identical person 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.

Witness to Mark:

J. M. Bryan

Martin Squirrel

Signatures of witnesses:

Jim 'X' Rowe

Tom 'X' Pegg

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 8th day of November, 1906

D. W. Ragsdale

notary public

MISC. TEST. P. 3773-Annie Meggs, through Tom Roach, interperter:

"I am 39 years of age. Both of my parents were emigrants and lived in North Carolina. They came to this country after the war but don't know when. I was two years of age when we came out here. My father has a full sister by the name of Mrs. Ellis Starr. Think maybe her name is Martha. She lives near Salisaw. Her husband is Ellis Starr. Jess Locust who lives near Texanna is also a full brother to my father. His Indian name is Ja-sah-nih. My father's Indian name was Ah-ta-lees-ki-kih. His father was named Joe Locust and his mother was Gal-stah-yih. (See Chapman # 939-940). Father Chapman # 943. Sew-wih-nee-kuk and Wes-tih were my father's brother. Nau-hee-luh and Ja-sah-nih (Chapman # 945 and # 945 {sic}) were full brothers of my father. Minne[sic] Cocharn is my husband's half sister on my mother's side. Minnie died the 9thy of July 1908. Minnie's father was name Doctore Vann or Dah-ya-wuh. (See Delaware # 261). A-we is a full sister of Dah-ya-wuh. She is still living near Eucha. Ave Ridge is her name now. My Dawes number is 20686."

Signed: Annie Meggs, Locust Grove, Oklahoma, September 29, 1908

*Transcriber notes

Annie Meigs

m. Jacket Heigh before 1880

1880 Cherokee Census # 532-Saline District as 'Charlotte' Heigh-18 yrs.

m. Tee-gee-sky Doublehead before 1892

Dawes Roll # 20686, Census Card # 8975 as Annie Megg-Saline District-Spavinaw, IT

1896 Census Roll # 136-Saline District as Annie Buck

Full Blood Cherokee

* Seems to me there should be a 'supplemental sheet' along with this application, listing her daughter, Jennie Doublehead, 15 years of age)

* In MISC. TEST. P. 3773-(listed above), it seems there is an error in the relationship between Minnie Cochran and Annie Meigs. In order to confirm the relationship, MA # 516, Minnie Cochran, and MA # 364, David Chu-a-lu-kee will be needed. I don't have them at this time, will try to obtain at a later date and post. Anyone working on any of this line, I would love to share info with you. I'm not yet sure as to the 'Buck' connection either, Annie was listed as Annie Buck on the 1896 Census Roll.

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2002


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