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MILLER APPLICATION # 856

Peter C. Suagee
Nowata Co., Lenapah, Oklahoma

Admitted. 
Son of M A # 714, Stan Watie Suagee, and claims through same source.

Note on app.-Cannot find ancestors on Rolls-Possibly because it is 
impossible to read their Indian names.

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- Peter C. Suagee; Indian Name- Su-a-da
2. Residence- Lenapah
3. Town and Post Office- Lenapah
4. County- Cooweescoowee District
5. State- Indian Territory
6. Date and Place of Birth- June 1, 1872, Olympus, 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 mother- Nancy Suagee
My grandmother- Nellie Sevens 
My grandfather- Geroge Six
My great aunt- Aukowe or Aurowe

8. Are you married? YES
9. Name and age of wife or husband- Mary A. Suagee (white) *Mary Alice Leib
10. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother's name before marriage-
Father- English name- Stan W. Suagee
Indian name- (written in Cherokee)
Mother- English name- Nancy Suagee
Indian name- (written in Cherokee)
Maiden name- Nancy Six

11. Where were they born?
Both parents born on Spavinaw, Cherokee Nation

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

13. Date of death of your father and mother?
Father- living 
Mother died about 1881

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Yes, grass money and bread money. My father drew strip money.

15. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death-
Robert Suagee b. January 14, 1878 d. living
Nora Suagee b. 1876 d. July 25, 1906
Wilson Suagee b. 1874 d. 1880

16. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible-
Father's Side- Wilson Suagee and Dorcus Suagee
Mother's side- Nellie Sevens and George Six

17. Where were they born? OLD CHEROKEE NATION

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

19. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths
1. English name- Stan W. Suagee (living); Indian name- (Written in Cherokee); Residence- (looks like it reads -Spavinaw)*
2. English name- David Suagee, died 1898; Indian name- (Written in Cherokee); Residence-
3. English name- ; Indian name- Auhowe (could be Aukowe or Aurowe) died in ______; Residence- (1/2 sister) *(Not sure just to who she is a sister to)
4. English name- Nancy Six died in ________; Indian name- ; Residence-


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

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

REMARKS

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

My father, Stan Suagee is now living and my claim is on my mother's side.

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: Peter C. Suagee

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of October 1906.

Signed: *(Can't read signature), 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 William Sweetwater and James Sutter, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Peter C. Suagee , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 20 years and 20 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: William 'X' Sweetwater and James Sutter

Witness To Mark: (Can't read)*

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 9th day of October 1906


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. 856

1. State you full name: Peter C. Suagee
2. Residence and post office: Lenepah, Indian Territory
3. County:
4. State:
5. Date and place of birth: Olympus, Indian Territory, June 11, 1872
6. Are you married? YES
7. Name and age of wife or husband: Mary A. Suagee, 21 years
8. To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong? *(Looks like Ta Nane, whatever that could be)

9. Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906:
1. Clella J. Suagee 3 yrs. 4 months b. January 16, 1904
2. Gladys W. Suagee 1 yr. 6 months b. August 26, 1905


10. Where they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benefits? If so state when and were and with what tribe of Indians. For land in Cherokee Nation

REMARKS

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

I have been enrolled as Eastern Cherokee.

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

Signed: Peter C. Suagee

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 28th day of May, 1907.

NOTES: 
*Peter C. Suagee listed as Cherokee
1880 Cherokee Census # 2283-Delaware District as Peter Suagee-7 yrs.
Dawes Roll # 13482, Census Card # 5617
Burial- Mt. Washington Cemetery, Nowata County, Oklahoma, with wife.
Peter is also listed as having an application # 42254.
There is another son, Glen Edward Suagee b. 1906, MA # 42254 as Glen Edward Suagee.-Nowata Co., Lenapah, OK


Grouped herewith is 21609-Robert Suagee b. 1879 (brother)

*Transcriber notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003.

 


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