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Rebecca Neugin . 
Residence: Hulbert, Okla.

Reasons: Aunt of #1386. Applicant enrolled as "Wa-kee", 508 Tahlequah.

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- Rebecca Neugin
Indian Name- Wa-ki
2. Residence- Northern Dist. Ind. Ter.
3. Town and Post Office- Hulburt (Locust Grove)
4. County - Cherokee Nation.
5. State-- Ind. Ter.
6. Date and Place of Birth-- about 1835 in Old Cherokee Nation.
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:
(1st) Claim through self being on roll (2) Claims through father, Tic-ka-neiski

8. Are you married? Widow
9. Name and age of wife or husband- Born in Old Nation Bark Neugin.
10. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother’s name before marriage-

Father- English name-Ketcher
Indian name- Ti-ka-nee-ski
Mother- English name- Sally
Indian name-
Maiden name- Unknown

11. Where were they born?
Father- In Old Cherokee Nation 
Mother- In Old Cherokee Nation 

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time
Father- In Tahlequah Dist Cherokee Nation 
Mother- Was Dead

13. Date of death of your father and mother?
Father- about 1858 
Mother- Died Before ????

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Enrolled in 1851 Mother was white woman.

15. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death-
(** This starts with # 7..paper covering the answer. I don't have a copy of the ones covered)

(7) Ben Ketcher Born In Old Nation Died about 1888
(8) Linnie " Born In Old Nation Died about 1886
(9) Rebecca Neugin Born In Old Nation Living
(10) John Ketcher In Cherokee Nat Before 1851 Died 1904

16. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father’s and mother’s side, if possible-
Father’s Side 
Katy Still 

Mother’s Side

17. Where were they born? All born in Old Nation

18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Katy Still was only one living, In Tahlequah Dist.

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

(1) English name- 
Indian name- Da-ki (female) Living in 1851
Residence- In Tahlequah Dist C. N.

(2) English name-
Indian name-Ae-li Died before 1851
Residence- In Tahlequah Dist. C. N.
(3) English name-
Indian name-
(4) English name- White on Mothers side.
Indian name-

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

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).

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:Rebecca (her mark) Neugin
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20th day of October, 1906
Signed: Wm. Rasmus?
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 Alie Downing and Joe Vann , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Rebecca Neugin , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 50 years and 50 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:
Alie (her mark) Downing
Joe (his mark) Vann
J. W. Duncan
Jess Beck

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 20th day of October, 1906
Wm. Rasmus?
Notary public

#2448 Miscel.

Rebecca Neugin being first duly sworn, deposes and says:

I am the great aunt of Nancy M. J. Hibbs (14). My father's name was Big Te-cah-ne-ye-skee. I had two brothers named Dan and John. My name was Wa-kee. (See Tah. 508).

Signature of witness.
Rebecca Neugin.

Subscribed and sworn to before me at Muskogee, okla. this 23rd day of September 1908.
H. C. Black.
Ass't to Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims.

[Transcribed by Katy Pitts, July 2003]


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