Eastern Cherokee by Blood, 1906-1910: Applications 1-3000
Genealogical Publishing Com, Jun 1, 2009 - Reference - 288 pages
Between May 1905 and April 1907, the U.S. Supreme Court authorized the Secretary of the Interior to identify the descendants of Eastern Cherokees entitled to participate in the distribution of more than $1 million authorized by Congress. The purpose of the authorization was to settle outstanding claims made under treaties between the U.S. government and the Cherokees in 1835-36 and 1845. On May 28, 1909, Mr. Guion Miller, representing the Interior Department, submitted his findings with respect to 45,847 separate applications for compensation (encompassing about 90,000 individual claimants). Miller qualified about 30,000 persons inhabiting 19 states to share in the fund.This volume is the first in a new series of books by Jeff Bowen based on the Guion Miller applications. The author begins with a helpful introduction describing the origins of the Guion Miller rolls and the methodology used in abstracting them. The bulk of the book, of course, comprises abstracts of the first 3,000 of the 45,847 examined by Mr. Miller.
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126 and claims 1851 by Chapman 1851 by Drennen Alexander Brown Annie Blythe appear Applicant enrolled Applicant was enrolled Applicant's father enrolled Applicant's grandfather Betsey Walker born Cherokee domain Cherokee Indian Cherry Log child Claimant's father claims through Annie claims through Keziah claims through mother claims thru Claremore daughter Dawes Commission Donohoo Drennen in 1851 Drennen in Fl Drennen in G.S. Drennen in Tahl Duplicate Eastern Cherokees Elizabeth enrolled by Chapman enrolled by Drennen enrolled in 1851 Eucha Fairland Flint full report grandfather enrolled grandmother grandparents enrolled Handwritten Higdon's Store Indian blood James John Keziah Vann Locust Grove Martha Mary Misc Miscel Mother of applicant N.C. Admitted N.C. Rejected Nancy Nephew Okla Oklahoma party Pryor Creek Raper report in 153 report in 276 Sallie Sallisaw Sarah Sizemore's South West City special report 153 Stilwell Tahlequah Tenn testimony treaties Uncle Vinita William