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Lizzie Skah-gin-ne (Scuggin) nee Summerfield

Eucha, Oklahoma

(Admitted. Sister of Miller Application # 631, Isaac Summerfield, and claims through same source)

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-Lizzie Skah-gin-ne

Indian Name-

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

3.. Town and Post Office- Eucha

4.. County: Delaware District

5.. State: Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth: 1856 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:

My parents, Joseph Summerfield & Celia, also A-ke

Grandparents, John Summerfield and Caty

Uncles Watty and Qua-ne

8.. Are you married? Yes

9.. Name and age of wife or husband-Lacie Skah-gin-ne 48 years

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

Father- English name-Joseph Summerfield

Indian name- don't know

Mother- English name- Celia

Indian name- Ce-lia

Maiden name-

11.. Where were they born? Father-Old Nation; Mother-Old Nation

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

13.. Date of death of your father and mother? Father: about 1866; Mother: about 1884 *(it could read about 1889)

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

Yes, in 1851 for the 1852. I am and Allot. Payments after ? ? this time.

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

A-kee b. abt 1848 died. about 1867

Lizzie died. Living

Eh-se-ke b. abt 1850 died. Living *(Isaac Summerfield, MA# 630)

Nelly b. abt. 1858 died. Living *(Nellie Ellick, MA # 10585, m, Jim Ellick)

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

Father's Side Mother's Side

John Summerfield

Don't know



17.. Where were they born? Old Nation

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

19.. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths 1.. English name- Father's side; Indian name-Watty and Qua-ne; Residence-Both dead, no children, don't know the dates

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

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

Yes for the 1894 strip payment and after payments

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.

Signed: Lizzie (X) Skah-gin-nee

Attest to: C.M. Dunlap

Mollie Dunlap

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st day of October, 1906

Signed:J. J. Crawford?

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 Moses Ridge and Cel-chu-ah Ridge, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Lizzie Skah-gin-ne, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 40 years and 25 years, respectively, and know her to be the identical person she represents herself to be, and that the statements made by her are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in her claim.

Witnessess to mark: Signature of Witnesses:

C. M. Dunlap Moses Ridge

Mollie Dunlap Cel-chu-ah Ridge *(First name very hard to read)

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 1st day of October, 1906

J. J.Crawford?

Notary Public

*Lizzie also has a Miller Application # 13214, where she is listed as Lo-se Skah-gin-ne Also Miller Application # 5673 and # 13214 are duplicate applications.

* On Census Card # 3648, the family surname is 'Scuggin' instead of Skah-gin-ne.

*Parents on Drennen Roll Family Group # 706 as Joseph and Celia. Paternal grandparents on Drennen Roll Family Group # 821 Delaware District as John and Caty Summerfield.

*Lizzie Dawes Roll # 26535, Census Card # 3648

*1880 Cherokee Census # 2420-Delaware District as Lizzie Scuggin-22 yrs.

*Full Blood Cherokee

*Children: Sally, Scott, Samuel, Walker, Mollie, Wyly and Charity.

*Transcriber Notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2002


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