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Miller Application # 12678

George W. Brewer
Mayes Co., Locust Grove, Oklahoma

Admitted. 

Brother to MA # 3044. Father of applicant enrolled in 1851 in 
Illinois # 263.

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-George W. Brewer
Indian Name- none used

2. Residence- two and one half miles north of Locust Grove, Indian 
Territory

3.. Town and Post Office- Locust Grove

4.. County- Cherokee Nation

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth
Illinois District, Cherokee Nation, age 39

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:

John Brewer, GF
Elizabeth Taylor Brewer, GM
Richard Brewer, uncle
Eliza Brewer, aunt
George Brewer, father
Thomas Brewer, great uncle
Thomas Taylor, great uncle
Samuel Taylor, great uncle

8.. Are you married? Wife is dead

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- George Brewer, died 1868
Indian name- none used

Mother- English name- Cherokee Brewer, born 1839
Indian name- Tsah-lah-kee
Maiden name- Cherokee Ratcliff

11.. Where were they born?
Father born East of the Mississippi River in Old Cherokee Nation

Mother born in present Cherokee Nation, Illinois District

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

13.. Date of death of your father and mother?
Father died in 1868 and mother living yet.

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

Father drew emigrant money in 1852 and should be enrolled on that 
roll. Mother drew Old Settlers money in 1851 and 1893 and in 1894.

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

Nannie E. Riley age 47 d.
Mattie A. Benge age 45 d.
Walter P. Brewer age 43 d.

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

Father's side- John Brewer and Elizabeth Brewer (no Indian names 
used)

Mother's side- Richard Ratcliff (Tick-ee Nee-nah) and Nancy Ratcliff 
(Indian name unknown)

17.. Where were they born?
EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER IN OLD CHEROKEE NATION.

18.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?
ILLINOIS DISTRICT CHEROKEE NATION.

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

1.. English name- William Ratcliff, died 1859
Indian name-
Residence-

2.. English name- None known
Indian name- Kia-wah Ratcliff, died 1862
Residence-

3.. English name- O.P. Brewer, died about 1890
Indian name-
Residence-

4.. English name- William Brewer, age 69
Indian name-
Residence- Ft. Gibson, Indian Territory

5.. English name- Richard Brewer, died about 1878
Indian name-
Residence-

6.. English name- George Brewer (father), died about 1868
Indian name-
Residence-

7.. English name- Eliza Brewer, died about 1869
Indian names-
Residence-

8.. English name- Ella Brewer, age 52 or 53
Indian name-
Residence- Briar Town, Indian Territory 

3.. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
I DREW STRIP FUNDS IN 1894, AND ALL OTHER PAYMENTS TO CHEROKEES DURING MY LIFE.


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. 12678

1.. State you full name: George W. Brewer
2.. Residence and post office: 2 miles North of Locust Grove, Indian 
Territory
3.. County: 5th District
4.. State: Indian Territory
5.. Date and place of birth: About 1868 in Illinois District, 
Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
6.. Are you married? WIDOW
7.. Name and age of wife or husband: Annie Brewer
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. Richard R. Brewer 10 years b. August 10, 1897
     2. Cherokee Brewer 8 years b. January 30, 1900
     3. Lucille G. Brewer 5 years b. June 25, 1902
     4. Nannie McCracken Brewer 4 years b. June 5, 1903
     5.

10.. Where they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benefits? If so state when and were and with what tribe of Indians.
FINAL ROLL BY COMMISSION TO THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES.

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.

Signed: George W. Brewer

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30th day of May, 1907.

Signed: D. W. Ragsdale, 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 Martin Squirrel and Robert Beauland who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with George W. Brewer, who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known him for 25 years and 2 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 his claim.

Signatures of Witnesses: Martin Squirrel and R. L. Beanland.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30th day of May, 1907.

Signed: D. W. Ragsdale, Notary Public


Submitted by Catherine Widener

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