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Moses Ridge

Delaware Co., Chloeta, Oklahoma

Admitted. Claimant and parents enrolled by Drennen in 1851 in Delaware District # 285. Claimant enrolled by Dawes Commission # 14535 as a full blood.

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-Moses Ridge

Indian Name- Don't know

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

3.. Town and Post Office- Chleota, Indian Territory

4.. County- Delaware District

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth-0 1840-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:

Parents enrolled in Delaware District # 285, Te-cau-naw-he-lee and Caty

Myself- Moses Ridge

3 brothers- Te-kin-ne, Ah-le-chah, Tar-ne

Grandmother-York-see. She was enrolled in Saline District # 302

8.. Are you married? YES

9.. Name and age of wife or husband-

JENNIE, about 56 years (MA # 626?)* (The application shows the miller app. # to be 626 with a question mark with it. I show that MA # 626- is for Ave Ridge nee Chu-a-lu-kee. I show Jennie to be on the 1880 census with Moses, and it shows she is dead 1880-1902. I show that Ave is married to Jim Mouse in 1880, so they can't be one in the same. Moses and Ava are both on the same Census card # 6093, so maybe he just forgot just WHO he was married to?)

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

Father- English name-Don't know

Indian name-Te-caw-naw-he-lee (13102) *This number is totally incorrect

Mother- English name- Caty

Indian name-Caty

Maiden name- Ca-noo-noo (spelling hard to read)*

11.. Where were they born? Both parents born Cherokee Nation East

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

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

Father-about 1858; Mother-December 24, 1873

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


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

half; brother or brothers*

Degene Sohimme (Sohinne?) b. don't know d. about 1867

Mi-lean Ca-hus-(?) b. don't know d. about 1880

Beaver and Che-sta-ga b. don't know d. about 1858

Ju-deh-shas-gas-lot-dar b. don't know d. about 1890

Falling Pot b. don't know d.

Ge-ne-li-gi b. don't know d. about 1864

*(It is hard to tell whether the statement above about the ½ brother, relates to just the first brother listed of all of them. These names are so very hard to make out, I was in question as to whether or not to even type them up. The way I have them typed up, most of them don't even sound like Cherokee names. Anyone have any ideas on the correct names of these siblings, would be greatly appreciated. I am in hopes that Young Beaver Ridge's Miller Application # 1574, will help sort these names out.)

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

FATHER'S SIDE-Don't know

MOTHER'S SIDE-Yoo-la-quah (grandfather)

York-see (grandmother)

17.. Where were they born? Suppose in all Old Nation

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

Saline District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

19.. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths - DON'T KNOW

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

Drennen Roll Family Group # 285




Moses *(Moses Ridge)



Tau-yah-nee-tah *(Young Beaver Ridge) MA # 1574

*Transcriber Notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003


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