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MILLER APPLICATION # 5269

Arch Wolfe

Adair Co., Wauhillau, Oklahoma

Admitted. First cousin of MA # 1609, Rachel Spade nee Wolfe. Charles Young is the guardian of this applicant. (step-father)

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: (Charles Young, guardian for Arch Wolfe) *(Step-father)

English Name- Arch Wolfe

Indian Name- *(If there is an Indian name listed, I can't read it)

2. Residence- Flint District

3. Town and Post Office- Wauhillau

4. County- Northern District

5. State- Indian Territory

6. Date and Place of Birth- 1873, Goingsnake District, 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: Jack Wolfe, my father

8. Are you married? NO

9. Name and age of wife or husband-

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

Father- English name- Jack Wolfe

Indian name-

Mother- English name- Betsy Wolfe

Indian name-

Maiden name- Betsy Christie

11.. Where were they born? Both parents born in Goingsnake District, Indian Territory

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

13.. Date of death of your father and mother? Father died 1906, mother living

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. Cherokee payments from 1875 to 1894 and land by the Dawes Commission from 1902-06.

15.. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death- Arch Wolfe b. 1783 d. self

Sally Wolfe b. d.

Cynthia Wolfe b. d.

Dick Wolfe b. d.

Wa-la-lee Wolfe b. d.

16.. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible- Father's side: Alex Wolfe and 'Cah-lu-ke'

Mother's side: Arch Christie and Kate Christie

17.. Where were they born? East of the Mississippi River

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

19.. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths. Susie Christie, Cookson, Indian Territory

George Christie, Wauhillau, Indian Territory

Sally Christie, dead

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 Commission through (?) from 1902-06.

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).

This claimant is in the insane asylum and had to have a guardian and I was appointed by M. S. Court as such guardian and I never knew all of his uncles and aunts.

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: Charles Young

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 11th day of December 1906.

Signed: S. S. Bayles, 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 C. N. Young and John Comingdeer, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Arch Wolfe, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 15 years and 15 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. N. Young and John Comingdeer

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 11th day of December 1906.

Signed: S. S. Bayles, Notary public

*Transcriber Notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003

 


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