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MILLER APPLICATION # 13267

Name: John L. Rogers and 4 children
Sequoyah Co., Vian Oklahoma

Admitted.
First cousin of # 1912,

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- John L. Rogers
Indian Name-

2. Residence- Illinois District, Cherokee Nation.

3. Town and Post Office- Vian,
4. County- Northern District,
5. State- Indian Territory

6. Date and Place of Birth- Chico, Butte Co. California, born Jan 1st, 1862

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:

Dianah Rogers, as grand mother.
Thomas Rogers, as father.
James F. Rogers, as uncle.
Martha Rogers, as aunt.
Susan Rogers, as aunt.
Jesse Cochran, as grand father.
Susan Cochran as mother.
John Cochran, as uncle.
William Cochran, as uncle.
Sarah Cochran, as aunt.
Joseph Cochran, as uncle.
Rachel Cochran, as aunt.
James Cochran, as great uncle.
Al-kin-na, as great aunt.
Mary Ann Mc.Clure, as great aunt.
Lucy Cochran, as great aunt.
Katie Butterfly, as third cousin.
Mariah Long Knife, as third cousin.
Jeter or Che-te Cloud, as third cousin (Clah-ma-ha) Jennie Suckie(?)
Arian Cloud, as third cousin. Tah-yo?l-sine - Slene & Quatie
Rider Cloud, as third cousin
Sea-la or Sarah Cloud, as third cousin
Jennie Oo-tah-ye Cloud, as third cousin (*the "tah" in the name appears to be marked through)
Oo-Wau-sau-te, as third cousin --Clu-clu or Mart, Pollie Mattie
Oo-kau-se-tah, as third cousin.
My Grand father Jesse Cochran's second wife was Betsy Rogers my aunt -- she has one heir living - Lizzie Hefflefinger - Dawson, IT.

8. Are you married? yes

9. Name and age of wife or husband - Annie Rogers, age about 35.

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

Father- English name- Thomas Rogers.
Indian name- Dah-me Oh-ll-??? (*last three letters unreadable)

Mother- English name- Susan Rogers
Indian name- Su-ki or Gah-gah-mah
Maiden name- Cochran

11. Where were they born?
Father- Old Cherokee nation east.
Mother- may be old Cherokee nation between 1835, & 1838

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time
Father- Delaware District. Cherokee Nation.
Mother-

13. Date of death of your father and mother?
Father- October 22, 1872
Mother- Oct 9th, 1874

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Delaware District, Cher Nation in 1851.

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

Charles T. Rogers, b.July 11, 1837, d.Sept. 9, 1871
Mary A. Barker, b.Feb 7, 1860, d.age 49
Anna P. Reynolds, b.May 26, 1864, d.Oct 30 1867.
Hattie M. Rogers, b.Feb 4th 1869, d.July 17,1874.

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

Father's side- John Rogers, Dianah Rogers
Mother's side- Jesse Cochran, Nancy Cochran.

17. Where were they born? Cherokee nation east

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

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

Hilliard Rogers, died 1870.
Thomas Rogers, died 1872.
Sallie McGhee, died 1859.
Mary Childers, died unknown.
Martha Rogers, died 1865.
James F. Rogers, D. 1880
Betsy Cochran D. 1861
Rachel Walker, D.
Lewis Rogers, D. 1883.
Susan Rogers, D. 1858.
Susan Cochran, D. 1874
John Cochran, D. 1862.
Sarah Cochran, D. 1866.
William Cochran, D. 1884
Jesse Cochran, D. 1905
Rachel Cochran D. unknown.
Joseph Cochran, D.1872.
Elizabeth Hefflefinger, I.T Dawson, I.T.
George Cochran, D.1873.
James Cochran, D.1870.
Spencer Cochran, D.1862.
Josephine Cochran, D.1861.

20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
1875, 1880, 1883, 1886? 1894 & 1900. Allotment K of Lands by Dawes Com.

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

Great double grand mother Nancy Cloud, Nun-che Oo-lau-kil-lah; next one Ailsey Cochran, Gah- gah-mah great grand mother; Robin Cloud, Gah-lau-noo-ha-ske, great grand uncle; cousin. [sic] Jeter Cloud or Clah-ma-hah, third cousin, --Arian Cloud, Tah-ule-se-ne, 3rd. Rider Cloud, Chune-kil- lun-te, third cousin; Catie Butterfly, Clah-ma-hah, 3rd cousin---Oo-tah-ye or Jennie Cloud, third cousin--Sa-le-or Sarah Cloud, third cousin. Oo-Wau-sau-te, third cousin, Oo-gau-se-der, 3rd. cousin.

REMARKS

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

If any ancestors named in #21 are on the rolls of 1851, I claim shares due me through them. The clouds [sic] all went by their Indian names; as may be found on the old rolls of Delaware District.

My father and mother and their immediate folks always went by their english names; my initial L. may not be on all the rolls since 1875.


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 L. Rogers

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 11th day of Jan 1907.

My commission expires Feb 4, 1907
Signed: W.H(*unreadable), Notary Public

AFFIDAVIT

(The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses who are well acquainted with the applicant.)

Personally appeared before me Geo Wa* (unreadable) and Thomas Ballard, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with John L. Rogers, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 20 years and 34 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: (*Unreadable), Thomas Ballard

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 11th day of Jan 1907.


Supplemental Application for Minor Children

Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims,
601 Ouray Building, Washington, D. C.

Sirs,
I hereby make application for such share as may be due my minor children of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decree of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905, and May 28, 1906, if favor of the Eastern Cherokee, and I ask that this be made part of my original application No.13267

1. State you full name: John L. Rogers
2. Residence and post office: Vian
3. County: Sequoyah
4. State: I.T. (Okla)
5. Date and place of birth: Chico, Butte Co Cal, Jan 1 - 1862
6. Are you married? YES
7. Name and age of wife or husband: About 37, ANNIE ROGERS
8. To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong? CHEROKEEE
9. Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906:

1. Artemus W., 14, b.Jan 8, 1893
2. Sadie, 10, b.Sept 2, 1897
3. John L. Jr, 5, b.May 16, 1902
4. Ramona S., 3, b.July 29, 1904

10. Where they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benefits? If so state when and were and with what tribe of Indians. YES (1-1894 & Dawes Com)

REMARKS

(Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in proving his claim.)

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

Signed: John L. Rogers

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10th day of June 1907.
Signed: J. R. Mayfield, Notary Public

AFFIDAVIT

(The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses who are well acquainted with the applicant.)

Personally appeared before me Thos Ballard and J.A. Taylor who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with John L. Rogers who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known him for 20 years and 4 years respectively, and know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be, and that on May 28, 1960 he had the children living as above set forth, and that the statements made by him are true and they have no interest whatever in said claim.

Signature of Witnesses: Thomas Ballard, J.A. Taylor.

Subscribed and worn to before me this 14 day of June 1907. J.R. Mayfield, Notary Public.

Census Card Application # 2029

John L. Rogers
Vian, Indian Territory

Department of the Interior,
Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes,
Fort Gibson, I.T., August 27, 1900.

In the matter of the application of John L. Rogers for the enrollment of himself, wife and children as Cherokees by blood: being sworn and examined by Commissioner *(unreadable), he testified as follows:

Q. What is your full name? A. John L. Rogers.
Q. What is your age? A. 38
Q. What is your post office? A. Vian.
Q. What is your district? A. Illinois.
Q. Who is it you wish to have put on the rolls, Mr. Rogers? A. Myself and family.
Q. Your wife and how many children? A. Four
Q. Do you apply for yourself as a Cherokee by blood? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Do you apply for your wife as a Cherokee by blood? A. Yes, sir.
Q. How long have you lived in the Cherokee Nation? A. About 32 or 33 years.
Q. You are on the roll of 1880, are you? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Have you lived all the time in the Illinois District? A. No, sir.
Q. What district were you from in 1880? A. Cooweescoowee district.
Q. In 1896 what district were you from? A. Illinois.
Q. Give me, please, the name of your father?
     A. Thomas Rogers, his initials were S.T.
Q. Was he a Cherokee or a white man? A. Cherokee.
Q. Is he dead or alive? A. He is dead.
Q. How long has he been dead? A. He died in 1871 or 1872.
Q. Give me the name of your mother? A. Susan Rogers.
Q. Was she a Cherokee? A. yes, sir.
Q. Is she dead or alive? A. She is dead, she died in 1874.
Q. Give me the name of your present wife? A. Annie Rogers.
Q. How old is she? A. 29
Q. What was her name before it was Rogers? A. Hawkins
Q. That was her maiden name? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Give me the name of her father? A. I don't believe I can, I don't know his given name.
Q. Do you remember the name of her mother? A. No, sir.
Q. Is your wife full blood? A. Yes, sir.
Q. When were you married to her? A. In 1892.
Q. Give me the names and ages of your children, beginning with the oldest?
     A. Artemus W., 7 years old.
Q. The next child? A. Alma J., 5 years old.
Q. The next child? A. Three years old, Sadie.
Q. She is too young t be on the roll of 1896? A. Yes, sir.
Q. The next child? A. Thomas R., a year old.
Q. These children are all living at this time, are they? A. Yes, sir.

(John L. Rogers on 1880 roll, page 168, No. 2506, John Rogers, Cooweescoowee district. Annie Rogers on 1880 roll, page 765, No. 906, Anna Hawkins, Tahlequah district. John L. Rogers on 1896 roll, p. 894, No 1543, Artemus W. Rogers, Illinois district. Alma Roger son 1896 roll, page 894, No. 1546, Alma J. Rogers, Illinois district.)

The applicant is identified on the rolls of 1880 and 1896 as a native Cherokee, he has lived in the Cherokee Nation continuously since his enrollment in 1880, his wife is identified on both of said rolls as a native Cherokee, and on the latter as his wife. Their two children Artemus W. and Alma J., are identified as their children on the roll of 1896. The applicant and his wife and these children will now be listed for enrollment as Cherokees by blood. The two younger children, Sadie and Thomas R., are not of sufficient age to be upon any roll. When the Commission is supplied with duly authenticated certificates of the birth of these two children, they will also be listed for enrollment as Cherokee citizens by blood.

Bruce C. Jones, being duly sworn, says that as stenographer to the Commission to the Five Civilised Tribes, he correctly recorded the proceedings and testimony the above case, and the foregoing is a true and complete transcript of his stenographic notes.

Signed: Bruce C. Jones.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 4th day of September, 1900.
Signed *(Unreadable), Commissioner.


Cherokee 2029
Muskogee, Indian Territory, September 10, 1902.

J. L. Rogers,
Vian, Indian Territory.

Dear Sir: -
The Commission is, in receipt of your letter of September 3rd, stating that your son, Thomas R. Rogers, heretofore listed with you by the Commission for enrollment as a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is now dead. There is enclosed herewith blank affidavit which you are requested to have property executed and forward to the Commission in order that its records may be corrected.

Please give this matter your earliest attention.

Yours truly,

*(if there is a signature, it cannot be read on my copy)
Acting Chairman

*Transcriber notes
Transcribed by lldurham@aol.com  2003

 


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