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Miller Application # 10959

Thomas J. Tadpole alias Brewer
Cherokee Co., Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Admitted. 

Uncle of MA # 1204, Henry L. Cloud.

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- Thomas J. Tadpole
    Indian Name-

2. Residence- Tahlequah District

3. Town and Post Office- Tahlequah

4. County- Northern District

5. State- Indian Territory

6. Date and Place of Birth- 1872 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 father- John Tadpole
My mother- Lucinda Tadpole
Uncle- Tom Hamer
Aunt- Polly Cloud
Aunt- Yixer Cloud *(first name seems a bit off, hard to read)
Uncle- John Cloud
Uncle- Buck Cloud
Uncle- Jim Madison
Aunt- Patsy Madison
Cousin- Nancy Cloud 

8. Are you married? YES

9. Name and age of wife or husband- Rose Tadpole, 26

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

Father- English name- John Tadpole
Indian name-

Mother- English name- Lucretia Tadpole
Indian name-
Maiden name- Lucretia Morris 
*(Jim Hicks, lists her as Lucinda Lucretia Blackfox)

11. Where were they born?
Both parents born East of the Mississippi River-

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

13. Date of death of your father and mother?
Father died in 1874, mother died in 1886.

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Emigrant payment 1852 in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. Mother got Cherokee payments from 1875 to 1886.

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

Rufus Tadpole b. 1861 d.
Eli Tadpole b. 1863 d.
Thomas J. Tadpole b. 1872 d.
Lucy Cloud b. d. abt 1886
Mary Tadpole b. d. abt 1875

16. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible-
NEVER KNEW ANY OF THEM

17. Where were they born? EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER

18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?
DON'T KNOW IF LIVING OR NOT, NEVER KNEW OF THEM.

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

1. English name-John Tadpole
    Indian name-
    Residence- Died, 1874
2. English name- Lucretia Tadpole
    Indian name-
    Residence- died 1886 

20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
CHEROKEE PAYMENTS FROM 1875 TO 1894 AND LAND BY THE DAWES COMMISSION FROM 1902-07.

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).

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: Thomas J. Tadpole

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 14th day of January 1907.

Signed: S. S. Bayless, 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 Caland J. Harris and Harden H. Green, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Thomas J. Tadpole , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 15 years and 18 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: C. J. Harris and H. H. Green

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 14th day of January 1907.

Signed: S. S. Bayless, 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. 10956

1. State you full name: Thomas J. Tadpole alias Brewer
2. Residence and post office: Tahlequah
3. County: Cherokee Nation
4. State: Indian Territory
5. Date and place of birth: 
    April 14, 1872, Tahlequah District, Indian Territory
6. Are you married? YES
7. Name and age of wife or husband: Mary R. Tadpole, white
8. To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong? NONE
9. Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906:
    1. Commodore P. Tadpole 12 years b. December 25, 1894
    2. alias Brewer

10. Where they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benefits? If so state when and were and with what tribe of Indians.
As Cherokee- in Tahlequah District, Cherokee Nation for Cherokee Indian Lands, allotment about 1900 and rec'd same.

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.

Signature: Thomas J. Tadpole alias Brewer

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of August 1907. 


AFFIDAVIT

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

Personally appeared before me Shorey W. Ross and Lewis A. Ross who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Thomas J. Tadpole, who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known him for 15 years and 7 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 claim.

Signature of witnesses: Shorey W. Ross and Lewis A. Ross

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of August 1907.

Signature of Notary Public not readable.


LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 10959

Tahlequah, Indian Territory
September 2, 1907

Mr. Guion Miller
Washington, D. C.

Dear Sir:

Your letter of August 26, 1907 received wherein it state this-'It does not appear from the records of this office that you have filed an original application, and the number which appear in the supplemental is found to be that of another applicant." I will say this that on February 18, 1907, I received a receipt where you acknowledge my application No. thus 10956 and later on I made application for my minor son and receipt acknowledge dated August 17, 1907 No. thus 10959.

Hopes that the matter will be made O.K.

Yours truly,

Thomas J. Tadpole (or) Brewer


LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 19559

August 26, 1907
Thomas J. Tadpole (or Brewer)
Tahlequah, Indian Territory

Sir:

Receipt is acknowledged of your supplemental application, for participation in the Eastern Cherokee funds.

It does not appear, from the records of this office, that you have filed an original application, and the number which appears in the supplemental is found to be that of another applicant.

There is enclosed herewith an original blank, which you are requested to fill out at once and return to this office, as the time for filing applications expires on August 31, 1907.

Very Respectfully,

Special Commissioner


*Transcriber notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003


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