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Miller Application # 11825

Lizzie Pettit nee Glass

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- Lizzie Pettit

Indian Name- Lees-sa

2. Residence- Braggs, Okla.

3.. Town and Post Office- Braggs, Okla.

4.. County: District 10

5.. State: Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth: Don't know, about 63 years

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:

On the roll myself. Mother: Annie Glass (Ahn-nie)

Uncles: Alex Scott, Ned Scott, Tah-a-netta Frizzley, Steven Frizzley

Mother's aunts: Te-aui-ia, Ah-nie

First cousin: Don't know

Johnnie (hard to read, could be Ward?)

Salkinnie

8.. Are you married? yes

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- Alex Pettit age 54 years

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

Father- English name- John Glass

Indian name- Ta-ca-chin-ya [John 'Cheh-tah-gah-chuh-yah' Glass]

Mother- English name- Annie Scott

Indian name- Ahn-nie

Maiden name- An-nie Scott

11.. Where were they born? Father- In the old nation; Mother- in the old nation

12.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time> Father- Flint Distirct; Mother- (Cant' read);

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

Father- (not sure if there is a date or not) Mother- (not sure if there is a date or not)

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

Mother on 1851 roll; Father on 1851 Old Settler

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

Bill Glass b. abt. 1849 d. living

Polly Glass b. 1847 d. living

Looney Glass b. 1850 d. 1891

Josh Glass b. 1855 d. living

Jennie Glass b. 1852 d. dead

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

Father's Side Mother's Side

Tom Glass-father (Dehoyleeskie) Don't know

(Dehoyleeskie is guess on spelling, hard to read)

Na-chee-mother

17.. Where were they born? Don't know

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

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

1.. English name- Alex Scott; Indian name- 'Chu-won-os-ka' [Could this be 'Chu-nau-nu-ski'?]; Residence- Dead

2.. English name- Ned Scott; Indian name- 'Naida'; Residence- Dead

3.. English name- ; Indian name- Tah-a-netta Frizzley; Residence- Dead

4.. English name- Steven Frizzley; Indian name- ; Residence- Dead

5.. English name- George Frizzley; Indian name- ; Residence- Dead

6.. English name- ; Indian name- ; Residence-

7.. English name- ; Indian name- ; Residence-

8.. English name- ; Indian name- ; Residence-

9.. English name- ; Indian name- ; Residence-

10.. English name- ; Indian name- ; Residence-

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

Everything after 1851

Witness'

Signed-

________________________________________________________________ Supplemental Application for Minor Children

Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims,

601 Ouray Building, Washington, D. C.

Sir:

I hereby make application for such share as may be due my minor children of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress approved June 20, 1906, in accordance with the decree of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905 and May 28, 1906 in favor of the Eastern Cherokees and I ask that his be made part of my original application # 11825.

1. State you full name: Alex Pettit

2.. Residence and post office: Braggs

3.. County: District 10

4.. State: Indian Territory

5.. Date and place of birth: March 15, 1853

6.. Are you married? Yes

7.. Name and age of wife or husband: Lizzie age 65 years

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:

Jennie Pettit 16 years 8th day of August 1891

Susie Pettit 10 years 6th day of October 1896

10.. Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where, and with what tribe of Indians:

Cherokee, Ft. Gibson, Indian Territory

I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements are made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Signed: Alek Pettit

July 2, 1907

 


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