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Nelson Proctor Jr.
Adair Co., Stilwell, Oklahoma

Applicant claims through both sides and parents Na-sou-ee and Jennie enrolled in Flint District # 501. 

See Misc. Test. P. 3163 *(Should read Ned-se-nee)

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- Nelson Proctor

Indian Name- Oo-wah-ne-ke

2. Residence- Flint District, Cherokee Nation

3. Town and Post Office- Stilwell

4. County- Flint

5. State- Indian Territory

6. Date and Place of Birth- 1854-Flint District, 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:

Father-Nelson Proctor

Mother- Che-ya-na-stah


Uncle- Ja-kinny


Cousin- Ah-ke-lor-hee

Cousin's son- Chu-tah-you-la-tah

8. Are you married? YES

9. Name and age of wife or husband- Lydia Proctor, 54 years old *(Lydia Duck, MA # 1168)

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

Father- English name- Nelson Proctor

Indian name- Ned-se-nee

Mother- English name- Jennie Proctor

Indian name- Che-ya-no-stah

Maiden name- Oo-se-ner-tah *(I list, Oo-see-nah-da, as her father)

11. Where were they born? 

Father and mother born in Georgia

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time 
Both parents residing in Flint District, Cherokee Nation, Indian 

13. Date of death of your father and mother?

FATHER- died about 1861

MOTHER- died 1886

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

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




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

FATHER'S SIDE- Ti-cah-nee-skee (grandfather) Susana (grandmother)

MOTHER'S SIDE- Oo-si-ner-tah (grandfather) Ah-le (grandmother)

17. Where were they born? GEORGIA

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

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


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

Enrolled for allotments of land by the Dawes Commission.

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: Nelson 'X' Proctor

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 17th day of October 1906.

Signed: Hugh M. Adair, 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 , John Housebug and George Sutter who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Nelson Proctor , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known for years 35 and 25 years, respectively, and know to be the identical person 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.

Witness's Signatures: John Housebug and George 'X' Sutter

Witness to Mark: N. J. Redbird and Walter Batman

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 17th day of October 1906.

Signed: Hugh M. Adair, Notary Public

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Misc. Test. P. 3163. App. # 1167-Nelson Proctor. through Mr. Taylor, interpreter:

"My name is Nelson Proctor. My age is about 53 years. I was born and raised in Flint District. I was enrolled by Dawes Commission, Cherokee Roll # 3075. I got all the payments. I am a full-blood Cherokee Indian. My father's name was Ned-son-ih or Nate-se-nee. He is dead. My father died just before the Civil War. He lived in Flint District. He got money from the government in 1851. Ja-kin-ne was a brother of my father's; Oo-das-gih was another; these are all I have any recollection of. I think he lived in Sequoyah District at one time. My father's father's name was Tick-ah-nee-skee; the English is Ketcher. I do not know any brothers and sisters. He came out here with the emigration. My father's mother's name was Su-san-ih or Susan. She lived in Flint District. That is the only name I ever knew her to have. Susannih had a sister by the name of Annie, or An-nih. My mother's mother's name was Che-yann-sta, or Chi-yan-stah, or Che-yain-stah. She lived here in Flint District. She ! had a brother named Oo-doo-la-da-nah. My mother's name was Ar-lih, or Ar-ley; she lived in Flint District. My mother's father's name was Oo-see-nah-da. They came here with the emigrants. They never associated with any other tribe."

Signed: Nelson Proctor, Stilwell, Oklahoma September 24, 1908.

*(He mentions Ar-lih or Ar-ley, I think he means that his mother's mother's name was Ar-lih or Ar-ley, instead of him mother's name.)

*(Nelson was also married to Mary/Polly 'Qual-la-you-kee' Chickenroost, and had one daughter named Julia Proctor MA # 1890 as Julia Middlestriker-31 yrs.-Uniontown, Ark.)

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November 15, 1907

Nelson Proctor

Stilwell, Indian Territory


You have on file in this office application # 1167, for share of money appropriated for the Eastern Cherokee Indians, but I am unable to establish your claim from same, so I am herewith handing you a list or questions which you will kindly fill in and return to this office at your earliest convenience, and oblige, . .

Very Respectfully,

Special Commissioner

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Application of # 1187

1. State your father's Indian name, (if any) Na-de-se-nee
State your father's English name. Nelson Proctor

2. State your mother's Indian name, (if any) Che-yern-da
State your mother's English name. Jennie Proctor

3. State Indian names (if any) and English names of your grandparents.
Tickahneeskee, Susannah, Oo-see-sur-tah, Jack Woodie *(anyone have any idea who this is?)

4. Do you claim through your father's or mother's side? 
On both sides.

5. Where were your Indian ancestors born?
In Georgia

6. If your grandparents are not full-bloods, give Indian and English names of their parents, if they were Cherokee Indians.
All full bloods.

7. Through whom do you claim?
>From both sides.

Witness to Mark: Lewis Mattoy and Lim Cowart

Signature: Nelson 'X' Proctor

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*Drennen Roll Group # 501-Flint District




*Nelson Proctor Jr. full blood Cherokee

1880 Cherokee Census # 1027-Flint District as Nelson Proctor-25 yrs.-farmer

1896 Census # 1343-Flint District

Dawes Roll # 3075, Census Card # 1123 as Nelson Proctor-Flint District-Evansville

*Transcriber notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003


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