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Hogan and Jesse Reeves, minors

Pryor Creek, Oklahoma

Gdn. John R. Reeves

(Admitted. First cousin, once removed. of # 411, Samuel Adair, and claims through the same ancestors. Group with MA # 708, Susan K. Morrison nee McCoy.)

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-John R. Reeves, legal guardian of his children, Hogan T. Reeves, age 6 years, and Jesse Reeves, age 3 years.

Indian Name-Have none

2. Residence-Pryor Creek

3.. Town and Post Office-Pryor Creek

4.. County-Cherokee Nation

5.. State-Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth-

Hogan T. Reeves, born October 13, 1900

Jesse W. Reeves, born September 18, 1902

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:

Emily Adair. Their great aunts and uncles; Samuel Collins, Catherine and Rachel Adair, Jennie, Susan and Elizabeth Hunt, and Margaret Mayfield. Their great grandfather, Andrew Adair. Their great aunt Anna Adair. Third cousin, Stanwix E. Mayfield. I, also claim a personal interest in the estates of my deceased wife.

8.. Are they married? No

9.. Name and age of wife or husband-

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

Father- English name-John R. Reeves

Indian name- not known

Mother- English name-Margaret A. Reeves

Indian name-Not known

Maiden name-Margaret A. Littlejohn

11.. Where were they born?


Mother-In Cherokee Nation

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

Father-born after 1851

Mother-born after 1851

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


Mother-July 16, 1905

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

Mother on Cherokee authenticated roll of 1880 and was a Cherokee Allottee.

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

Hogan T. Reeves b. October 13, 1900

*James W. Reeves b. September 16. 1902 *(This should read Jesse W. Reeves instead)

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


They were white


Emily Adair

17.. Where were they born? In Cherokee Nation

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

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

1.. English name-Margaret A. Reeves, their mother; Indian name- ; Residence-Dead

2.. English name-Sarah A. Powell; Indian name- ; Residence-Brushy, Indian Territory

3.. English name-Charles P. Littlejohn; Indian name- ; Residence-Brushy, Indian Territory

4.. English name-Nannie E. Hale; Indian name- ; Residence-Brushy, Indian Territory

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

They are Cherokee Allottees.

21. To expedite identification, claimant should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835.

Their great grandfather, Andrew Adair, lived in Cherokee Nation, East, 1835.


(Under this head the applicant may give additional information that he believes will assist in proving his claim).

Their grandmother, Emily Adair, had six children and two brothers who are dead and without descent; Samuel, Collins, Catherine and Rachel Adair, Jennie, Susan and Elizabeth Hunt, and Margaret Mayfield. Margaret Mayfield had one son Stanwix E. Mayfield, who died without descent. Their great grandfather was Andrew Adair. He had one sister, Anna, who died without descent. I also, personally claim as an heir through the estate of my first wife, Allee V. Moreland, whose mother was Sarah Moreland, nee McDonald.

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: John R. Reeves

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 16th day of November 1906

Signed:P. E. Sadler

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 J. Harrison and B. E. Etter, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with John R. Reeves, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 6 years and 6 years, respectively, and know him to be the identical person he 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.

Witnesses Signatures:

John J. Harrison

B. E. Etter

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 16th day of November 1906

P. E. Sadler, notary public

*Transcriber Notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2002

Hogan T. Reeves

1/32 Cherokee

Dawes Roll # 6327, Census Card # 2481

Jesse W. Reeves

1/32 Cherokee

Dawes Roll # 412 M, Census Card # 643 M

Mother- Margaret Alida Littlejohn d. July 16, 1905


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