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MILLER APPLICATION # 3055

Sarah O'Field nee Waterback

McDonald Co., Southwest City, Missouri

Admitted. Claims through grandfather enrolled as Thompson Muskrat,
grand uncles and aunts enrolled as Na-le, Cut-ter-chu-ner, Tah-le, Wah-le,
Ne-i-sah. All enrolled by Drennen in 1851 Delaware District # 53.

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- Sarah O'Field

Indian Name-

2. Residence- Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

3.. Town and Post Office- Southwest City

4.. County-McDonald

5.. State- Missouri

6.. Date and Place of Birth- 1884 Delaware 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:

My grandparents- Tom Si-ne and Wah-ne-na

My great grandparents on mother's side-Cla-ma-ha and Sallie or Sar-ly

My great grandparents, grandfather's side- Char-le-aw-a-ta

My great aunt-

 

 

8.. Are you married? YES

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- Dennis O'Field

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

before marriage-

Father- English name- Waterback

Indian name-

Mother- English name- Chic Thompson Muskrat

Indian name- Chic Tom-si-ne

Maiden name-Chic Thompson Muskrat

11.. Where were they born?

Both parents born Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian

Territory

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

Neither parent living in 1851

13.. Date of death of your father and mother?

Father is living. Mother died about 1897

14.. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits?

If so, state when and where-

Yes, in 1893 and a few times prior in Delaware District.

15.. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not

living, give date of death-

sister- Susie Snell nee Welch b. 1882 d. living *(MA# 11970, m.

Coon Snell)

brohter- Jeremiah Featherhead b. 1890 d. Living *(MA# 11968)

16.. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both

father's and mother's side, if possible-

FATHER'S SIDE-

Cla-ma-ha (Crossed out)

Sallie or Sar-ly (Crossed out)

*(These are crossed out because I think they are actually Thompson

Muskrat's parents)

MOTHER'S SIDE-

Thompson Muskrat, Indian name- Tom-si-ne

Wah-ne-na

17.. Where were they born? OLD NATION

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

Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

19.. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if

not living, give dates of deaths

1.. English name-Mose Featherhead *(Crossed out, he is Jeremiah's

father)

Indian name- John Waterback

Residence- Living in Delaware District

2.. English name-

Indian name-

Residence-

3.. English name- Wah-ne-na (my mothers) *(this line crossed out)

Indian name- Ah-ne-la *(crossed out)

Residence-Yah-le *(Crossed out)

4.. English name- Cha-te *(crossed out)

Indian name- OO-na-ga *(crossed out)

Residence--

20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other

benefits? If so, state when and where-

Yes, in 1893 and few times prior and for the Dawes Commission for

allotment in Delaware District.

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).

 

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: Sarah O'Field

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10th day of November1906.

Signed: J. J. Crawford, 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 Joe Fox and Coon Snell , who being duly

sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Sarah

O'Field , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have

known her for 22 years and 20 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.

Witness to Mark: C. N. Dunlap and T.H. Thompson

Signature of Witness: Joe 'X' Fox and Coon 'X' Snell

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

Signed: J. J. Crawford, 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. 3055.

1.. State you full name: Sarah O'Field

2.. Residence and post office: Delaware District, near Southwest City

3.. County: McDonald

4.. State: Missouri

5.. Date and place of birth: 5/16/1885 Delaware District, Cherokee

Nation, Indian Territory

6.. Are you married? Yes

7.. Name and age of wife or husband: Dennis O'Field

8.. To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong? Cherokee

9.. Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906:

1. Janana 3 years January 4, 1904

2. Jeff 2 years May 31, 1905

10.. Where they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other

benefits? If so state when and were and with what tribe of Indians.

Yes, with Dawes Commission for allotment in Delaware District with

Cherokees

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: Sarah O'Field

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 3rd day of June 1907.

signed: C. N. Dunlap, 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 Charlie Old Kingfisher and Phillip Old

Kingfisher who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are

well acquainted with Sarah O'Field , who makes the foregoing application

and statement, and have known her for 15years and 15 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 her claim.

Witness to Mark: Josie Shields and Herschel Dunlap

Signatures of Witness: Charlie 'X' Old Kingfisher and Phillip 'X' Old

Kingfisher

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 3rd day of June 1907.

Signed: C. N. Dunlap, Notary Public

 

 

 

Grouped with-

11968-Jeremiah Featherhead b. 1890

11970-Susie Snell nee Welch b. 1882

16341-Susie Snell (duplicate)

16342-Jeremiah Featherhead (duplicate)

16343- Sarah O'Field (duplicate of this application)

 

 

Sarah O'Field listed as full blood Cherokee

1896 Census Roll # 95-Delaware District as Sarah Backwater

Dawes Roll # 29035, Census card # 7505 as Sarah Backwater-16

yrs.-Delaware District, Southwest City, MO. (Listed with grandfather, Thompson

Muskrat)

m. Dennis Bushyhead 'Chickalele' OldField(s) 1902

b. August 26, 1879, listed as full blood Cherokee

1880 Cherokee Census # 1946-Delaware District as Chickalelee O'Fields-6

months

Dawes Roll # 18621, Census card # 7953

Miller Roll # none

*Transcriber notes. Transcribed by Catherine Widener

 


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