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Betsy Young nee Christie
Cherokee Co., Wauhillau, Oklahoma

*(Betsy had two miller applications)

Sister of MA # 1828 (Susie Swimmer nee Christie).
Also see MA # 12652 *(For Betsy, I have added the transcription below)

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.

State Full Name:

English Name- Betsy Young
Indian Name- Quaty


Town and Post Office- Wahilla, Wauhillau, Oklahoma 
County- Cherokee Nation 
State- Indian Territory 

Date and Place of Birth- 1856, Cherokee Nation 

By what right do you claim to share? If you claim through more than one relative living in 1851, set forth each claim separately: 
For myself, my mother and father, Grandmother, my uncle, Lacy Wa-kee-coo, Will Wa-kee-coo (uncle), Charlotte Wa-kee-coo (aunt), Nancy Wa-kee-coo (aunt), Carsaquallaquy

Are you married? Yes 

Name and age of wife or husband- Charlie Young, age 52, MA # 1831 

Give names of your father and mother, and your mother’s name before marriage- 

Father- English name- Arch Christie
Indian name- Archie

Mother- English name- Katie Christie
Indian name- Kate
Maiden name- Katie Kahnawskeske *(Surname hard to make out, I have her listed as Caty Stealer/Gah-naw-skee-skee, Gah-naw-skee-skee, being Katie’s father)

Where were they born? 
Both parents born in the State of Georgia.

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

Date of death of your father and mother? 
Father died about 1899 and mother died about 1901.

Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where- 
They were on the roll of 1851, also roll of 1894 drew strip money.

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

Lucy Wa-kee-coo
Betsy Young b. April 1849
Nancy Wa-kee-coo 
Susie Swimmer b. 1854 d. Living
George Christie b. 1858 d. Living

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

Father’s side- GF, Lacy Wa-kee-coo and unknown GM
Mother’s side- Kahnawskeske and Annie Kahnawskeske

Where were they born? State of Georgia 

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

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

English name- Watt Christie, died 1902 
Indian name- Wattee
Residence- Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

English name- Arch Christie 
Indian name- Archie
Residence- Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

English name- Katie Christie 
Indian name- Katie
Residence- Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

English name- Ollie Christie, death date unknown
Indian name- Ollie
Residence- Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Drew emigrant money 1881 also strip money, 1894.

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

Lacy Wa-kee-coo, Kahnawskeske, Annie Kahnawskeske


(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: Betsy ‘X’ Young

Witness to Mark: Eli Whitmire and Watt Whitmire

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 29th day of October 1906.

Signed: Notary Public


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

Personally appeared before me Eli Whitmire and Watt Whitmire, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Betsy Young, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 10 years and 10 years, respectively, and know her to be the identical person she represents herself to be, and that the statements made by her are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in her claim.

Witnesses Signatures: Eli Whitmire and Watt Whitmire

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 29th day of October 1906.

Signed: Notary public

Transcriber notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003

Betsy Young, listed as full blood Cherokee

Dawes Roll # 2037, Census Card # 731

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