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Miller Application # 3540

Joseph Alexander Morris
Sequoyah Co., Salisaw, Oklahoma

Admitted. 

A two times removed cousin to Fannie E. Chandler (MA # 1723), and son of John Morris (MA # 3539).

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-Joseph Morris
Indian Name-

2. Residence- 3 miles North of Salisaw

3. Town and Post Office- Salisaw, Indian Territory

4. County- Northern District

5. State- Indian Territory

6. Date and Place of Birth- Cherokee Nation, December 18, 1885

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 rite of air of my...

Grandfather- Sartakah
Grandmother- Kihukah
Uncle- Stand
Uncle- John Eloge
Uncle- Tahnooe
Aunt- Betsy
Mother- Anney
Uncle- Chekeelee
Uncle- Tom Hatchett

8. Are you married? NO

9. Name and age of wife or husband- NONE

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

Father- English name- John Morris
Indian name-

Mother- English name- Anney Morris
Indian name-
Maiden name- Sartakah

11. Where were they born?
Father born in Cherokee County, North Carolina
Mother born in Cherokee Nation, Flint District

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time
Father residing in Cherokee County, North Carolina
Mother residing in Cherokee Nation, Flint District

13. Date of death of your father and mother?
Father is living, and mother died November 16, 1896

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
1851

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

Gideon Morris b. December 28, 1872 d. April 7, 1902
Mary Ann Morris b. December 18, 1875 d. January 8, 1904
Sally Chuculate nee Morris b. April 7, 1877 d. living
George Morris b. July 1, 1880 d. living
Rufus Morris b. August 2, 1885 d. April 12, 1905
Joseph Morris b. December 18, 1885 d. living (self)

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

Father's side: Sartakah *
Mother's side: Kikukah*
*(These are actually his maternal grandparents)

17. Where were they born? GEORGIA

18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? CHEROKEE NATION

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

1. English name- Stand Sartakah, dead
    Indian name- Cherokee Nation
    Residence-
2. English name- John Eloge Sartakah, dead
    Indian name- Cherokee Nation
    Residence-
3. English name- Tahnooe Sartakah, dead
    Indian name- Cherokee Nation
    Residence-
4. English name-Betsy Sartakah, dead
    Indian name- Cherokee Nation
    Residence-
5. English name-Anney Sartakah, dead
    Indian name- Cherokee Nation
    Residence-
6. English name-Celia Sartakah, dead
    Indian name- Cherokee Nation
    Residence-
7. English name- Chekeelee, dead
    Indian name- Cherokee Nation
    Residence-
8. English name- Tom Hatchett, dead, 1898
    Indian name-
    Residence-

20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
1851

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

TOM HATCHETT

REMARKS

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

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: Joseph Morris

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20th day of November 1906.

Signed: James Denton, 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 John Adair and J. M. Ellis , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Joseph Morris, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 15 years and 15 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 no interest whatever in his claim.

Witnesses Signatures: John Adair and J. M. Ellis

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 20th day of November 1906.

Signed: James Denton, Notary public


a. Transcriber notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003

 


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