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MILLER APPLICATION # 1914

Jack Sawney

Adair Co., Stilwell, Oklahoma

This miller application also is listed as 1914 .

Admitted. Claims through parents enrolled as Tah-lah-se-nah and Sally, by Drennen in 1851, Flint District # 514. Grandparents enrolled as Sawney and Cot-a-ca-we, Flint District # 513. See Misc. Test. P. 3141

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- Jack Sawney

Indian Name- Gar-na-goo-dah

2. Residence- Flint District, Cherokee Nation

3. Town and Post Office- Stilwell

4. County- Cherokee Nation

5. State- Indian Territory

6. Date and Place of Birth- September 26, 1863-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:

My mother- Sar-li Dah-los-se-nie

Grandfather on mother's side-Ah-quah-da-gee

Grandmother on mother's side- Ge-go-no-lar

My aunt Jennie Arch

My aunt Qua-la-you-gar

My great uncle- (left blank due to added sheet)*

Cousin- Gar-no-kee

Cousin- Qua-de-sie

Cousin- Je-ya-nar-star

My great uncle- Ju-squah-luh-tah

*(Question 8 and 9 are covered up with another sheet of paper, giving information. There usually is another copy of the same sheet showing the information that was covered up, but this is not the case here. No other sheet had been copied.)

8. *Are you married?

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-Sawney or Sanna De-dah-nus-sky

Indian name- Sa-nie

Mother- English name- Sallie Sawney

Indian name- Sa-lie De-dah-nus-key Ah-quah-ta-ke

Maiden name- Sallie Arch or Ah-gwa-da-gy

11.. Where were they born? Both parents born in the Old Nation

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

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

Father- living Mother- died October 1, 1902

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

They were on the roll of 1851.

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

Charlie Stepp b. Unknown d. Living

Squirrel Stepp b. Unknown d. January 18, 1883

Nancy Sawney b. Unknown d. September 30, 1895

Alex Sawney b. September 26, 1853* d. Living

Annie Ketcher b. 1850 d. Living

*(I show that Alex was born in 1871)

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

FATHER'S SIDE-

Oo-kee-tah-lee, English name unknown

De-sah-nu-skey

Grandmother- Go-gah-wee or Co-tah-qa-wee

MOTHER'S SIDE-

English name Arch, Cherokee name, Ah-quah-da-gee

Ge-go-na-lar

17. Where were they born? OLD NATION

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

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

1.. English name- English name unknown; Indian name- Da-ka-sa-gee; Residence- dead, date of death unknown

2.. English name- Unknown; Indian name- E-la-wee; Residence- Dead, date of death unknown

3.. English name- Unknown; Indian name- Da-gar-na-see; Residence-

4.. English name- Unknown; Indian name- Na-lie; Residence- dead, date of death unknown

5.. English name- Unknown; Indian name- Ah-le-stu-lo; Residence-

6.. English name- Unknown; Indian name- Quah-le-na-lar; Residence- dead, date of death unknown

7.. English name- Jennie Arch; Indian names- Unknown; Residence- dead, date of death unknown

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

In 1874 for money and on all the rolls since 1874 and for 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.

I have given the names of all my ancestors as fully as I know.

REMARKS

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

My uncles and aunts are all dead, and I only know the Indian names which I have given. They were all living in 1851 and all have died since that time.

*My father's name is on the Pension Roll as Same Teta-ansky

*(This notation is on the second application made out, they are calling it application # 19141/2. Not really any added information from this second application, it is basically blank.)

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: Jack 'X' Sawney

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30th day of October 1906

Signed: M. K. Shannon, 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, N. J. Redbird and N. B. Littlejohn , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Jack Sawney, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 5 years and 10 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.

Witness's Signatures: N. J. Redbird and N. B. Littlejohn

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 30th day of October 1906.

Signed: M. K. Shannon, Notary Public

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.1914.

1.. State you full name: Jack Sawney

2.. Residence and post office: Stilwell

3.. County: Cherokee Nation

4.. State: Indian Territory

5.. Date and place of birth: Born in 1863, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

6.. Are you married? Yes

7.. Name and age of wife or husband: Susie Sawney

8.. To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong? Cherokee

9.. Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906:

1. John Sawney 20 years b. 1887

2. Lydia Sawney 13 years b. 1894

3. George Sawney 9 years b. 1898

4. Annie Sawney 6 years b. 1900

5. Tom Sawney 3 years b. 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.

The two oldest have been on the pay rolls all are enrolled for lands by the Dawes Commission.

REMARKS

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

My father Sawney's No. is 6238

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

Witness to Mark: N. J. Redbird and Charley Beanstick

Signed: Jack 'X' Sawney

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 26th day of May, 1907.

Signed: M. K. Shannon, 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 N. J. Redbird and Charley Beanstick who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Jack Sawney, who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known him for 15 years and 10 years, respectively, and know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be and that on May 28, 1906, 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 his claim.

Signature of Witnesses: N. J. Redbird and Charley Beanstick

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 25th day of May, 1907.

Signed: M. K. Shannon, Notary Public

LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 1914

Jack Sawney, being first duly sworn, deposes and says through interpreter, L. D. Walkingstick, who is also duly sworn:

"My name is Jack Sawney. I was born in Flint District, 1864. I was enrolled by the Dawes Commission under the name of Jack Sawney, # 19022. I was enrolled as a full blood Cherokee. My father's Cherokee name was Sah-nee Dee-dah-nuh-skee. My mother's maiden name if Sallie Arch and her Cherokee name was Ah-quah-ta-kee. My parents were born in the Old Nation in the East. The grandfather on my father's side was Oo-kee-tah-lee. My grandmother's name was Ga-dah-ga-wee. My grandparents were born in the Old Nation in the East. None of my ancestors through whom I claim ever received any Old Settler money. I received a strip payment. Neither I nor any of the ancestors through whom I claim have ever associated with any tribe of Indians other than Cherokees. In 1851 my grandparents on my mother's side were living in Flint District. I don't remember whether any of my people on my mother's side were enrolled in the Old Nation or not. (See Flint District 513) My father's mother was Co-ta-ca-we. My father had a sister named Che-lon-e-che. Lydia Liver, # 2831, is my brother's daughter. She is my niece. Sawney, # 6238, is my father.

Signed: Jack Sawney

subscribed and sworn to before me, at Stilwell, Oklahoma, this 23rd day of September 1908.

Signed: Assistant to Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims

Grouped with-

1917-Annie Ketcher nee Sawney

5894-Alex Sawney

15623- Charles Stepp

Jack Sawney, listed as full blood Cherokee

1880 Cherokee Census # 1139-Flint District as Jack Sawney-18 yrs.

Dawes Roll # 19022, Census Card # 8159

m. Susan Liver, listed as full blood Cherokee

1880 Cherokee Census # 783-Flint District as Susie Liver-14 yrs.

Dawes Roll # 19023, Census Card # 8159

Miller Roll # 23755, app. # 22655

Drennen Roll Group # 512-Flint District

Daniel

Sarah

Adam

Drennen Roll Group # 513-Flint District

Sawney *(applicant's grandfather)

Co-ta-ca-we *(applicant's grandmother)

Che-lon-e-che

Rachel

Drennen Roll Group # 514-Flint District

Tah-lah-se-nah *(applicant's father)

Sally *(applicant's mother)

*Transcriber notes, Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003

 


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