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MILLER APPLICATION # 3681

James Terrapin

Washington Co., Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Admitted. Applicant claims through father Josh Terrapin or Tso-se, enrolled as Joseph Tarrepin or Cho-see. Mother, Jennie, enrolled with her husband Joseph as Ya-kin-nee. Skin Bayou District # 156. See Application # 2753. See Misc. Test. P. 3333.

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- James Terrapin

Indian Name- Ga-na-tse

2. Residence- 5 miles SW of Bartlesville, Indian Territory

3.. Town and Post Office- Bartlesville

4.. County- 57th Recording District

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth- Born in Sequoyah District in Cherokee Nation in 1857

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:

Father- Josh Terrapin

Mother- Jennie Terrapin

Grandfather on my side- Eli

8.. Are you married? YES

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- Betsy Terrapin

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

Father- English name- Josh Terrapin

Indian name- Tso-se

Mother- English name- Jennie Terrapin

Indian name- Tse-ne

Maiden name- Tse-ne E-tie

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 Sequoyah District, Cherokee Nation

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

Father- died 1876? (very hard to read)

Mother-died in 1882? (very hard to read)

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

BLANK

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

Annie Terrapin b. 1866 d.

Wa-le-sa Terrapin b. That I don't remember d.

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

FATHER'S SIDE-

Da-ga-se O-na-ste-e (grandfather) and Da-gi (grandmother)

MOTHER'S SIDE-

Eli or E-la-yah (grandfather)

17.. Where were they born? FROM THE OLD NATION

18.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? In Sequoyah District of Cherokee Nation

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

1.. English name- Sallie Terrapin *(MA # 2753); Indian name- Sa-le; Residence- Tahlequah District

2.. English name- Ollie Terrapin *(MA # 2754); Indian name- A-le; Residence- Tahlequah District

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

Enrolled in Cherokee Nation 1875, 1880, and 1883, grass money (can't read the rest).

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).

You will find the names on record census taken in 1852. If you find any more names on record on father's side or mother's side let me know.

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: James Terrapin

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 23rd day of November 1906.

Signed: H. W. Pemberton, 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 Frank P. Baird and A. J. Byrd, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with James Terrapin, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 2 years and 12 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 to mark: (?) Roth and H. W. Pemberton

Signature of witness: Frank P. Baird and A. J. Byrd

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 23rd day of November 1906.

Signed: A. W. Pemberton, 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.3681

1.. State you full name: James Terrapin

2.. Residence and post office: Bartlesville, Cherokee Nation

3.. County:

4.. State: Indian Territory

5.. Date and place of birth: about 1861, Sequoyah District, Cherokee Nation

6.. Are you married? YES

7.. Name and age of wife or husband: Betsy Terrapin, age 34 years

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. Mollie 13 years b. 1893 died August 26, 1906

2. Lydia 12 years b. 1895

3. Sallie 9 years b. 1897

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

Only with Cherokees

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.

Witness to Mark: (?) Johnston and John Johnston

Signed: James 'X' Terrapin

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21st day of May, 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 Lincoln Trottingwolfe and Susan Trottingwolfe who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with James Terrapin, who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known him for 20 years and 19 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.

Signed: Lincoln Trottingwolfe and Susan Trottingwolfe

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th day of June, 1907.

Signed: M. K. Thurston, Notary Public

LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 3681

May 27, 1907

James Terrapin

Bartlesville, Indian Territory

Sir:

Receipt is acknowledged of Supplemental Application for Mollie, Lydia, and Sallie Terrapin.

The same is returned herewith for the affidavit of two witnesses.

You are requested to give this matter prompt attention and return the application to this office, without delay.

Very Respectfully,

Special Commissioner

Enclosure

Misc. Test. P. 3333-2753-Sallie Stop

"My name is Sallie Stop. I live at Peggs, Oklahoma. 28998 is my Dawes Commission number. I received immigrant money. Sarle Tuck-see was the name under which I was enrolled. I was living in Skin Bayou at that time, 1851. My father's name was Tuck-see or Tarpin. My mother's name was Ta-ke. My oldest brothers name was Joseph, and his wife's name Ya-ka-nee. I had a brother named Claw-yah-cah, one named Chee-qul-lah-ta-kee, a sister name Ave. My name is Sally. See S. B. 156."

Signed: Sallie Stop, Tahlequah, Oklahoma

September 30, 1908

Drennen Roll Group # 156-Skin Bayou District

Joseph Tarpin or Cho-see *(father)

Ya-kin-nee Tarpin *(mother)

Tarpin *(grandfather)

Takee Tarpin *(grandmother)

Claw-yah-cah Tarpin

Ave Tarpin

Sallie Tarpin *(Sally Stopp M A # 2753, aunt to applicant)

Chee-qul-lah-ta-kee

*Transcriber notes. Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003

James Terrapin listed as full blood Cherokee Dawes Roll # 27706, Census Card # 4215

 


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