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MILLER APPLICATION # 2819

Dick Pickup
3 children
Locust Grove, Oklahoma

[This information following is from the second cover sheet of the application…’This is undoubtfully a good case (See testimony herein). The difficulty has been to identify the names of applicants parents on 1851 Rolls. Father and brother (enrolled?) being together in 1851. Notice with when enrolled? See same information in regard father. Give full examination and get further supplemental testimony.]

Grouped herewith:
MA # 3877 - Lucy Downing nee Te-goo-taske b. 1868)
MA# 8871 - Charlie King b. 1849
MA # 3693 - Joe Whitewalker b. 1881
*Not sure of the relationship with the above listed, with Dick Pickup. Could be through his mother, Sallie.
MA # 443 - Nellie Young nee Proctor (niece)* 

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 - Dick Pickup
     Indian Name - Wat-ter-took

2. Residence - 6 miles NE Locust Grove, Indian Territory

3. Town and Post Office - Locust Grove 

4. County - 5th District 

5. State - Indian Territory 

6. Date and Place of Birth - About 1854 Tahlequah District, Cherokee Nation, 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: 

Mother - Sal-lee
Father - Te-goo-tasky
Uncle - Te-car-nuh-le-skey
Grandma - Ah-na-lee (Tahlequah # 147 as Ah-na-lee-skee)
Cousin- Lid-dee
Ah-qual-lah
Doo-lar-daw-ner
Car-lu-na-key
Te-cow-noo-gor-whis-ky
Hi-he-con-na-la
Dar-nee
Dicky-ey Yor-nu-wor-y (This name is hard to make out for spelling)

8. Are you married? Yes 

9. Name and age of wife or husband - Jennie Pickup about 28 years old, a Cherokee 

10. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother’s name before marriage: 

Father
English name - John Dime or Pick-up Dime
Indian name - Te-goo-task

Mother
English name - Sal-lie
Indian name -
Maiden name - Sal-lie Unknown

11. Where were they born? 
Both parents born Cherokee Nation East

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time: 
Both parents in Tahlequah District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

13. Date of death of your father and mother? 
Father - About 1887
Mother- About 1871

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where: 
Yes, Emigrant 1851 and Per capita payment in Saline or Tahlequah District, they lived on the line.

15. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death: 
Te-con-ones-teas-ky b. about 1850 d. about 1860

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

Father’s side: 
Unknown
Ah-nee-la (grandma)

Mother’s side:
Unknown

17. Where were they born? Cherokee Nation East 

18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? 
Unknown. I think Tahlequah District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

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

English name - Te-con-ones-teas-ky
Indian name -
Residence -

21. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where: 
Yes, Cherokee per capita payments in Saline District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. Final Roll by Dawes Commission to Five Tribes.

22. 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: Dick ‘X’ Pickup

Witnesses: J. M. Bryan and Martin Squirrel

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th day of November 1906.

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 George Sanders and Martin Squirrel , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Dick Pickup, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 40 years and 40 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: George ‘X’ Sanders Martin Squirrel

Witness to Mark: 
J. W. Bryan 
Martin Squirrel

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 7th day of November 1906.

D. W. Ragsdale, 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. 2819

1. State you full name: Dick Pickup 

2. Residence and post office: 12 miles NE of Locust Grove 

3. County: District 5 

4. State: Indian Territory 

5. Date and place of birth: 1856 Saline District, Cherokee Nation 

6. Are you married? yes 

7. Name and age of wife or husband: Jennie Pickup 

8. To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong? Cherokee Tribe 

9. Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906: 

Sallie Pickup 13 years b. 1894
Joe Pickup 10 years b. 1896
Lucy Pickup 3 years b. 1904
(Lucy died September 1906)

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 with Dawes Commission.

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.

Dick ‘X’ Pickup

(Signature)

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

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 W. C. Partain and Joe Lacy who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Dick Pickup , who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known him for 10 years and 10 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.

Witness to Mark: 

Signatures of Witnesses
W. C. Partain
Joe Lacy

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

D. W. Ragsdale, Notary Public


*Transcriber notes


Dick Pickup
1880 Cherokee Census # 829-Saline District as Dick Pick-up - 26 yrs.

Dawes Roll # 18204, Census Card # 7725
Full blood Cherokee

There is an additional son, named Ellex Pickup b. December 27, 1906 (MA # 24698, with mother, Jennie Doublehead.

1st married to Peggy
2nd marriage to Jennie Doublehead
Jennie Doublehead 1st marriage to Nick Falling

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2003

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