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Miller Application # 17249

Leona Toney nee Davis

Webbers Falls, Oklahoma

(Aunt of Miller Application # 17016, claims through same source.)

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- Leona Toney nee Davis

Indian Name-

2. Residence- 8 miles South of Webbers Falls, IT

3.. Town and Post Office- Webbers

4.. County

5.. State: Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth: Canadian District, Cherokee Nation, 1886

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:

I claim through my mother share, Nancy Davis

Grandfather, Gar-no-tse Starr

Grandmother, Gar-do-tlo-na and her husband, Wat-tah-to-gar

Aunt Polly Starr and So-gi-nee Starr

and Mother's English name was Peggie Acorn before she was married. (I think this should be grandmother Sallie Acorn instead of mother, Peggie Acorn.)*

8.. Are you married? Yes

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- C. H. Toney , age 25 years (Calvin Hanks Toney)*

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

Father- English name- Jug Davis

Indian name-

Mother- English name- Nancy Davis

Indian name-

Maiden name- Nancy Davis nee Starr

11.. Where were they born?

Father-Canadian District Mother-Flint District

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

Father-Canadian District Mother-Flint District

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

Father-Living Mother-1891

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

By Cherokee payments and father. Land by Commission by Five Civilized Tribes.

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

1. Thomas Grity (1/2 bro.) b. 1875 Living

2. Susie Muskrat nee Davis b. 1877 Living

3. Leona Toney nee Davis b,. 1886 Living

4. Charles Davis b. 1886 Living

5. Mollie Davis b. Living

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

Oo-sca-se-dee Davis Gar-ne-tse Starr

Tse-yo-se Gar-do-tlo-nar

17.. Where were they born?

In Cherokee Nation, some came in 1838

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

In Cherokee Nation

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

1.. English name- Jug Davis; Indian name- ; Residence- 8 miles South of Webbers Falls, IT

2.. English name- Henry Davis; Indian name- ; Residence- 8 miles NE of Porum, IT

3.. English name- Ross Davis; Indian name- ; Residence- 7 miles NE of Porum, IT

4.. English name- Nancy Hendricks nee Davis; Indian name- ; Residence-

5.. English name- Polly Starr (maternal); Indian name- ; Residence- Vian, IT, Died before the war

6.. English name- ; Indian name- ; Residence-

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

By Cherokee payments and land by the Commission to Five Civilized Tribes.

Witness'

Signed-

________________________________________________________________

Letter inserted in Miller Application # 17249

May 2, 1908

In reply to your letter in regard of my claim of emigrant Cherokees. I am enrolled as Cherokee Indian. My roll number from the Dawes Commission, No. 18729.

My father, Jug Davis was born in 1854 and my mother name was Nancy Davis, she was Starr family before she married and well satisfied she was enrolled in 1851 and was raised in Flint District, Cherokee Nation.

On my father side only.

Further information I can give my mother's relation her brother's name was Thomas Starr.

Grandmother Acorn.

Lucy Adair

Anna Christie

Yours truly,

Susie Muskrat ________________________________________________________________

*(I am guessing that Lucy Adair would be in fact Lucinda Starr that married, George Washington Adair, Leona's aunt. I haven't a clue as to whom Anna Christie is. Susie Muskrat, is Leona's sister. Susie married Calhoun Muskrat)

Grouped with....

17164-Charley Davis (brother)*

17321-Susie Muskrat nee Davis (sister)*

17016-Katie Girty (Neice, daughter of Thomas Girty, ½ brother)

17017-Thomas Girty (1/2 brother)*

*Transcriber notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2002

Leona Toney nee Davis

Dawes # 18715, Census Card # 7995

Full Blood Cherokee

 


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