Brewer, Walter P.
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Miller Application # 12677

G. W. Brewer, by power of attorney for Walter P. Brewer
Mayes Co., Chapel, Oklahoma

Admitted. 

Brother of MA # 3044, Martha A. Benge nee Brewer. 
Parents of applicant enrolled in 1851 in Illinois District # 263.

Note for field use:

The applicant in this case was not enrolled by the Dawes Commission. The minor children were enrolled by the Dawes Commission with their mother, Cherokee Brewer # 6734 et al. This application was made by G. W. Brewer, the power of attorney. (the rest is unreadable.)

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- Walter P. Brewer. (G.W. Brewer by power of attorney for 
Walter P. Brewer)
Indian Name- none used

2. Residence- Past of Chapel about three miles

3.. Town and Post Office- Locust Grove, Indian Territory

4.. County- Cherokee Nation

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth
Illinois District, Cherokee Nation, age 42 years.

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 Brewer, granduncle
Samuel Brewer, granduncle

8.. Are you married? YES

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- WIFE IS DEAD

10.. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother's name before marriage-
Father- English name- George Brewer, died in 1868
Indian name- none used

Mother- English name- Cherokee Brewer, born in 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 Illinois District, present Cherokee Nation

12.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time 
Father and mother both residing in Illinois District, present Cherokee Nation.

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

14.. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Father drew 'emigrant money' in the payment of 1851 and 1893, that pay roll. 

Mother drew 'Old Settler' money in the payment of 1851 and 1893, and 1894.

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

Nannie E. Riley b. age 47 d.
Mattie A. Benge b. age 45 d.
George Brewer b. age 38 d. 
*(Samuel Taylor Brewer, is not listed here)

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

Father's side: John Brewer, GF
Mother's side: Richard Ratcliff, GF or Tick-ee Noo-hah and Nancy 
Ratcliff, GM

17.. Where were they born? All 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 in 1859
     Indian name- Unknown
     Residence-
2.. English name- Unknown
     Indian name- Kia-wah Ratcliff, died in 1862
     Residence-
3.. English name- O. P. Brewer, died about 1890
     Indian name-
     Residence-
4.. English name-William Brewer, age about 69
     Indian name-
     Residence- Ft. Gibson, Indian Territory
5.. English name- Thomas Brewer, died about 1870
6.. English name- Dick or Richard Brewer, died about 1878
7.. English name- George Brewer (my father) died 1868
8.. English name- Eliza Brewer, died about 1869
9.. English name- Ella Brewer, age 52 or 53 years
     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' money in 1894, and all other payments made during my life time to Cherokee Indians.

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).

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:

Subscribed and sworn to before me this

Signed: ,Notary Public


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.12677

1.. State you full name: Walter P. Brewer
2.. Residence and post office: Locust Grove
3.. County: District 5
4.. State: Indian Territory
5.. Date and place of birth: March 31, 1864, Illinois District
6.. Are you married? NO
7.. Name and age of wife or husband:
8.. To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong?
9.. Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906:
    1. Carrie B. Brewer 19 years b. August 10, 1888
    2. William M. Brewer 17 years b. April 11, 1890
    3. John G. Brewer 15 years b. May 24, 1892
    4. Mary C. Brewer 9 years b. January 8, 1898
    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.
Per Capita payment 1894 final roll Dawes Commission all except Mary.

REMARKS

(Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in proving his claim.)

George W. Brewer, brother of Walter P. Brewer has power of attorney to act instead of Walter Brewer.

I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Signed: Walter P. Brewer

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 24th day of August 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 D. C. Rowe and Joe Sixkiller, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Walter and George W. Brewer, who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known them for 10 years and 10 years, respectively, and know them to be the identical person they represents themselves to be and that on May 28, 1906, they had the children living as above set forth, and that the statements made by them are true, and they have no interest whatever in their claim.

Signatures of Witnesses: D. C. Rowe and Joe Sixkiller

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 24th day of August 1907.

Signed: D. W. Ragsdale, Notary Public


LETTER ATTACHED TO MILLER APPLICATION # 12677

I, George W. Brewer, brother of Walter P. Brewer and am custodian of Walter P. Brewer's minor heirs, have full power threw a power of attorney to sign Walter P. Brewers name and to act as himself in regard to the emigrant money.

Sworn to before me this 24th day of ?, 1907.

D.W. Ragsdale, Notary Public


Submitted by Catherine Widener

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