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MILLER APPLICATION # 11435

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 - Louisa Stringer

Indian Name - Wa-lee-sa

2. Residence - Edna

3.

Town and Post Office - Edna

4.

County - Labertha

5.

State - Kansas

6.

Date and Place of Birth - May 22** 1843, in Flint District, 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: For myself. My Mother, Margaret or Peggy Morris.

My Mothers brothers and sisters: Jesse and Judge Eldridge, Elizabeth or (Betsy) Daniel, and

Minerva or (Mervy) Terrell, all of whom died without descent. My brothers and sisters, Taylor,

Serilda, Joanna or (Joe) Thomas, Jefferson or (Jeff), Sarah and Jessie Morris, and Catherine

or Kate Nobles Nee. Morris, all of whom doed without descent.

8.

Are you married? yes

9.

Name and age of wife or husband - Dave Stringer, age 65 years.

10.

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

Father - English name - Jesse Morris

Indian name - not known

Mother - English name - Margaret or Peggy Morris

Indian name - not known

Maiden name - Margaret or Peggy Eldridge

11.

Where were they born?

Father - in Tennessee

Mother - in Cherokee Nation, East

12.

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

Father - In Deleware District, Cherokee Nation, I.T.

Mother - In Deleware District, Cherokee Nation, I.T.

13.

Date of death of your father and mother?

Father - March 1861 Mother - in Feb. 1867

14.

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

On emegrant Cherokee Payroll of 1851 in Deleware District, Cherokee Nation

15.

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

(1) Taylor Morris b. 1831, died without descent.

(2) Catherine Nobles b. 1839, Died without descent

(3) Serilda Morris Died without descent

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

they were whites Elsie or Ailsey Eldridge (she was on 1851 roll in Saline District as Elsie or Ailsey Murphy)

17.

Where were they born? Maternal Grand Parents in Cherokee Nation East.

18.

Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Maternal Grand Mother in Saline District.

19.

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

(1) English name - Margaret or Peggy Morris, my Mother dead.

Indian name -

Residence -

(2) English name - Isabell or Iby Sanders, dead.

Indian name -

Residence -

(3) English name - Elmira or El Sanders, dead.

Indian name -

Residence -

(4) English name - Jefferson Eldridge, dead.

Indian name -

Residence -

(5) English name - Jesse Eldridge, died without descent.

Indian name -

Residence -

(6) English name - Judge Eldridge, died without descent.

Indian name -

Residence -

(7) English name - Elizabeth or Betty Daniel, died without descent.

Indian names -

Residence -

(8) English name - Minervia Terrell, died without descent.

Indian name -

Residence -

20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where - On Cherokee authenticated roll of 1880, on emegrant pay roll of 1851 in Deleware District, and as a Cherokee allottee.

21. To expedite identification, claimant should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835 - My grand Grand Father Pathkiller live in Cherokee Nation, East in 1835

REMARKS

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

My mother had some other brothers and sisters whose names I do not know, and consequently can not give. My grand Mother Ailsey's last husband was Elowie Murphy.

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: Louisa Stringer (her mark)

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 15 day of Jan, 1907.

My commission expires

April 26, 1909 Jennie S. Cunningham

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 , W. L. Conneway and N. H. Ridgeway, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Louisa Stringer, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 7 years and 10 years, respectively, and know her to be the identical person she represents 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 Signatures of witnesses

W. L. Conneway

N. H. Ridgeway

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 15 day of July, 1907.

My commission expires

April 26, 1909 Jennie S. Cunningham

Notary Public

Note - Affadavits should be made, whenever possible, before a notary public, clerk of the court, or before a person having a seal. If sworn to before an Indian agent or disbursing agent of the Indian service, it need not be executed before a notary, etc.

[Transcribed by Brian Milligan, 2005]

 


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