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MILLER APPLICATION # 1165 (partial application)

Cherokee America Rogers nee Morgan

Muskogee Co., Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

Admitted. Mother of MA # 1051, Connell Rogers, b. 1850 Tennessee. Applicant on Chapman # 1573.

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- Cherokee America Rogers

Indian Name-

2. Residence- Fort Gibson

3.. Town and Post Office-

4.. County-

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth- Monroe Co., Tennessee December 15, 1830

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- Gideon Morgan

Mother-Margaret Morgan

Brother- Rufus Montezuma Morgan

Brother- Robert Hawks Morgan

8.. Are you married? NO Name and age of wife or husband- WIDOW *(m. Andrew Lewis Jr. Rogers, d. May 05, 1875)

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

Father- English name- Gideon Morgan

Indian name-

Mother- English name- Margaret Morgan

Indian name-

Maiden name- Margaret Sevier (granddaughter of John Sevier)

10.. Where were they born? Father- Mother-

11.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time Father- Mother-

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

FATHER- September 17, 1851

MOTHER- March 25, 1862

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

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

Margaret Ann Ward Hawks b. September 9, 1815 d. June 1901

George Washington Morgan b. December 1, 1817 d. October 22, 1862

Elizabeth Lowery Morgan b. June 3, 1821 d. November 1902

Amanda Patricia Morgan b. 1837 d.

Rufus Montezuma Morgan b. 1834 d. 1863

Robert Hawks Morgan b. 1843 d. 1860

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

FATHER'S SIDE- Gideon Morgan

MOTHER'S SIDE- Elizabeth Sevier

16.. Where were they born?

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

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

1.. English name- ; Indian name- ; Residence-

2.. English name- ; Indian name- ; Residence- ; English -

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

1835-McMinn County, Tennessee

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.


Subscribed and sworn to before me this


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 , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known 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 claim.

Witness's Signatures:

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this

Cherokee America Rogers 1/16 Cherokee

Chapman Roll # 1573-McMinn County, TN as Cherokee Rogers-22 yrs. (HH)

Siler Roll # 1522 family group # 4 as Cherokee Rogers-22 yrs.-McMinn County, TN (mixed)

Dawes Roll # 5389, Census Card # 2075


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