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Miller Application # 36283

Polly Pace nee Scruggs 
Owasso, Oklahoma 

Sister of 7501- James C. Scruggs

Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims
601 Ouray Building
Washington, D. C. 

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 - Polly Pace nee Scruggs
    Indian name

2. Residence and post office - Owasso, Indian Territory 

3. County - Cherokee Nation

4. State - Indian Territory

5. How old are you? 33 years Born December 30, 1873

6. Where were you born? Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

7. Are you married? I am a Widow 

8. Name and age of wife or husband - 
    Nelson Pace, died September 19, 1905

9. To what tribe of Indian does he or she belong? White

10. Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1906, giving their ages.

1. George W. Pace 17 years
2. Benson Pace 15 years
3. Samuel P. Pace 13 years
4. Seymore Pace 9 years

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

Father - English name - George W. Pace (White) 
Indian name

Mother - English name - Julia Ann Pace (Cherokee) 
Indian name -
Maiden name - Julia Ann Pack

12. Where were they born?
Both in Tennessee

13. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?
Both in Tennessee

14. Date of death of your father and mother

Father - Living in Chelsea, I. T. Mother - October 4, 1884 

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

. Father is white, but mother is Cherokee and mother came to Indian Territory in 1870, from TN

16. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residences if possible-

1. James C. Scruggs April 11, 1870 Chelsea, I. T.
2. Polly Pace nee Scruggs December 30, 1875 Owassa, I. T.
3. George G. Scruggs October 4, 1880 Chelsea, I. T.
4. John P. Scruggs March 25, 1868 Adair, I. T.

My motherís mother had brother and sisters as follows---
Thomas Evans (Cherokee) d. about 1890
John Evans (Cherokee) d. about 1898
Pruda Evans (Cherokee) d. when just a girl

It is thought that the last above named were on the 1835 roll. 

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

Fatherís side 
White people 

Motherís side
Benson Pack (Cherokee)
Mary Pack nee Evans (Cherokee) 

18. Where were they born ?

The Packs were born in North Carolina and they with the above named Evans were born in Old Cherokee Nation, North Carolina

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

In Tennessee

20 Give names of all their children, and residence if possible-

1. Jane Pack d. Tennessee maybe
2. Hannah (?) nee Pack d. Had heard maybe Ohio
3. James Pack d. Died in Civil War
4. Pruda (sic) Pack d. been dead 19 or more years
5. Benson Pack ď
6. Julia Ann Scruggs (mother) d. at Chelsea, I. T. 23 years ago . 

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

22. To assist in identification, claimant should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their parents and grandparents back to 1835. 




Personally appeared before ? and ? , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with ? who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have know ? for ? years and ? years, respectively, and know ? to be the identical person ? represents ? to be, and that the statements made by ? are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in his claim. 

Witness to mark Signatures of Witness

Submitted by Catherine Widener

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