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Miller Application # 2069 

Ellen Morris nee Powell 
Stillwell, Oklahoma 

Rejected
Applicant claims through her husband. She was living in 1835 and 51 but does not appear on either roll. Neither parents or grandparents appear on the above mentioned rolls nor any of their children.

(transcriber note: Ellen was a white woman)

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 - Ellen Morris
    Indian name -

2. Residence - In Goingsnake District, Cherokee Nation

3. Town and post office - Stillwell

4. County - Goingsnake

5. State - Indian Territory

6. Date and place of birth - Sullivan County, Tennessee March 11, 1819

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 -

Husband- Wilson Morris

8. Are you married? No

9. Name and age of wife or husband- Wilson Morris decíd

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

Father- English name - John A. Powell
Indian name -

Mother- English name - _______Powell, died when I was quiet small
Indian name -
Maiden name - Unknown

11. Where were they born? Both in Maryland

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

Father - Georgia
Mother - Tennessee death not known

13. Date of death of your father and mother -

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

Unknown

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

Unknown

16. State English and Indian names of your grandparents on both fatherís side and motherís side if possible

Fatherís side 
Joseph Powell 
Eleanor Powell 

Motherís side
Unknown

17. Where were they born? In Maryland

18 Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time- Not living in 1851

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

1. English name - Cornelia Powell 
Indian name -
Resdence - Tennessee

2. English name - Ann Powell
Indian name -
Residence - In Tennessee

3. English name - Robert Powell
Indian name -
Residence - Tennessee

4. English name - Ellena Powell
Indian name -
Residence - Tennessee

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

Transcribed by Catherine Widener-2002

 


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