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MILLER APPLICATION # 3499

Lucinda Mohr nee Grigsby

Muskogee Co., Braggs, Oklahoma

Admitted. Sister of MA # 710-Mahala Smith nee Grigsby, claims through same source. Applicant enrolled as 'Lucinda Gribsgy' 15 Illinois District.

Commissioner of Indian Affairs

Washington, D. C.

Sir:

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- Lucinda Mohr

Indian Name-

2. Residence- Illinois District

3.. Town and Post Office- Braggs, Indian Territory

4.. County- Illinois District

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth- 1842 Tahlequah District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

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: By being on the 1851.

My mother- Rutha Grigsby

My sister- Mary Jane Grigsby

My sister- Elmira Grigsby

My brother- John Grigsby

My sister- Betsy Ann Grigsby

My sister-Rhonda Grigsby

Aunt- Annie Bridger or Bridgemaker or Ballard

Aunt- Susie Bridger or Bridgemaker or Ballard

Uncle-Do??y Ballard *(might be referring to Alexander Ballard, not sure, doesn't look like his name.)

Grandmother- Nicotie or Nee-cu-tee *(?? AKA Susie Wolfe???)

8.. Are you married? NO

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- Adam Mohr, dead

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

Father- English name- James Grigsby (white man)

Indian name- Yah-naws-kah

Mother- English name- Rutha Grigsby

Indian name- Tuh-cah-nale

Maiden name- Rutha May

11.. Where were they born? Both parents born Old Cherokee Nation, Tennessee

12.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time Both parents residing in Tahlequah District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

13.. Date of death of your father and mother? Father died February 10th 1859, mother died January 27, 1853

14.. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where- Yes, my mother was on the 1851(trust?) on roll of 1835.

15.. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death- Mary Grigsby b. about 1838 d. March 4, 1974

Elmira Grigsby b. about 1840 d. dead

John Grigsby b. abt 1844 d. dead

Betsy Ann Grigsby b. about 1846 d. January 5, 1854

Rhonda Grigsby b. abt 1850 d. 1863

Mahala Grigsby b. about 1848 d. living *(MA # 710)

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

FATHER'S SIDE-John Grigsby

MOTHER'S SIDE- Daniel May (white man) and Ni-co-tie or Nee-cu-tee

17.. Where were they born? In the Cherokee Nation, in Georgia or Tennessee

18.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Ni-co-tie lived in Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah District

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

Aunt Lucinda Grigsby, dead

Aunt Nannie Grigsby, dead

Tom Grigsby, dead

Lib Grigsby, dead

20.. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where- Yes, on 1851 roll, 1870, 1880, 1881, 1883, 1886, 1894, 1896 and Dawes Commission.

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

REMARKS

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

Annie Badger or Ballard (WAS, is crossed out)* her maiden name Richardson (Looks like Richardson)*

Some of those Ballards went by the name of Bridgemaker.

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: Lucinda Mohr

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

Signed: W. C. Davis, Notary Public

AFFIDAVIT

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

Personally appeared before me J. H. Cookson and A. G. Cookson, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Lucinda Mohr, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 50 years and 40 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.

Witnesses Signatures: J. H. Cookson and A. G. Cookson

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 10th day of November 1906.

Signed: W. C. Davis, Notary public

Supplemental Application for Minor Children

Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims,

601 Ouray Building, Washington, D. C.

Sirs,

I hereby make application for such share as may be due my minor children of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decree of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905, and May 28, 1906, if favor of the Eastern Cherokee, and I ask that this be made part of my original application

No. 3499

1.. State you full name: Lucinda Mohr
2.. Residence and post office: Braggs
3.. County: District 10
4.. State: Indian Territory
5.. Date and place of birth: 1842, near Park Hill, February 10
6.. Are you married? Widow
7.. Name and age of wife or husband: blank
8.. To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong? blank
9.. Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906:
1. Levi Cookson 18 years old b. September 7, 1888
2. Andrew Cookson 16 years b. October 26, 1890

10.. Where they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benefits? If so state when and were and with what tribe of Indians. Land allotment Cherokee

REMARKS

(Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in proving his claim.)

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

Signed: Lucinda Mohr

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st day of June, 1907.

Signed: Harry Padgett, Notary Public

AFFIDAVIT

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

Personally appeared before me Rachel Baskins and John P. McGee who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Lucinda Mohr , who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known her for 15 years and 10 years, respectively, and know her to be the identical person she represents herself to be and that on May 28, 1906, she had the children living as above set forth, and that the statements made by her are true, and they have no interest whatever in claim.

Signatures of Witnesses: Rachel Baskins and John P. McGee

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st day of June, 1907.

Signed: Harry Padgett, Notary Public

Drennen Roll Group # 15-Illinois District

Ruth Grigsby

Mary Jane

Lucinda

Annie

Mahaylee

Rhodie

*Transcriber notes.

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003

Lucinda Mohr listed as Cherokee

Dawes Roll # 5031, Census card # 1903 as Lucinda Mohr-59 yrs.

 


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