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MILLER APPLICATION # 630
( Applicants father and mother enrolled by Drennen in Delaware District # 706 under names of Joseph and Celia. Applicant also enrolled as 'Eh-se-ke')
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.
1. State Full Name:
English Name-Isaac Summerfield
Indian Name-Don't know
2. Residence-Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
3.. Town and Post Office-Spavinaw, Indian Territory
4.. County-Delaware District
5.. State-Indian Territory
6.. Date and Place of Birth-1850 Delaware 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:
My grandparents-John and Caty Summerfield
My parents-Joseph and Celia Summerfield
Uncles-Wat-ty and Qua-ne
8.. Are you married? Yes
9.. Name and age of wife or husband- Ta-ky 55 years old
10.. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother's name before marriage-
Father- English name-Joseph Summerfield (Delaware District # 706)
Indian name-Don't know
Mother- English name-Don't know
Indian name-Ce-lia (Delaware District # 706)
11.. Where were they born? Father-Old Nation Mother-Old Nation
12.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Father- Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory; Mother-Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
13.. Date of death of your father and mother? Father- About 1866; Mother-About 1887
14.. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Yes, in 1851 for the Dawes and same a the same all payments after.
15.. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death-
A-kee b. abt. 1848 d. abt. 1867
Eh-se-ke myself b. 1850 d. Living
Lizzie (MA # 631) b. abt 1856 d. Living
Nelly b. abt. 1858 d. Living
16.. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible-
Father's Side - John Summerfield; Don't know; Caty; Ca-ty
Mother's Side - Don't know; Don't know; Don't know; Don't know
17.. Where were they born? Old Nation
18.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, IT
19.. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths
1.. English name- Father's side; Indian name-Watty and Qua-ne; Residence-Both dead, no children
2.. English name-Don't know the dates; Indian name- ; Residence-
3.. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Yes, 1851 and after times in Delaware District to 1893 and 4.
21. To expedite identification, claimant should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835.
(Under this head the applicant may give additional information that he believes will assist in proving his claim).
These no.'s and pages are take from a roll from ? to be a entry of the roll of 1851. I don't know much about my people and can't explain what little I do know in English.
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:Isaac 'X' Summer field
C. M. Dunlap
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st day of October, 1906
Signed: J. J. Crawford?
(The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses who are well acquainted with the applicant.)
Personally appeared before me Moses Ridge and Lacie Skah-gin-ne, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Isaac Summerfield , who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 50 years and 45 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.
C. M. Dunlap Moses 'X' Ridge
Mollie Dunlap Lacie 'X' Skah-gin-ne
Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 1st day of October, 1906
J. J. Crawford?
*Drennen Family Group # 706
Gah-taw-thun-ah *(This is Joseph's sister)
*Drennen Family Group # 821
John Summerfield (Oo-la-yo-eh)
*Isaac also has miller application # 5676 and # 13213, duplicates.
*Dawes Roll # 8769, Census Card # 3605
*Full Blood Cherokee
*Isaac also has an address of McDonald County, Southwest City, Missouri-not sure which one is correct.
# 631-Lizzie Summerfield, nee Skah-gin-ne (wife)
# 5673-Lizzie Summerfield, nee Skah-gin-ne (wife) duplicate
# 5675-Jennie Leaf nee Summerfield
# 5676-Duplicate of applicant-Isaac Summerfield-claimant
# 13213-Duplicate of applicant-Isaac Summerfield-claimant
# 13214-Lizzie Summerfield, nee Skah-gin-ne (wife) duplicate
# 13215-Nellie Ellick nee Summerfield (sister)
# 10585-Nellie Ellick nee Summerfield (sister) duplicate
# 10584-Jim Ellick (brother-in-law)
# 13360-Lesra/Leora Handle nee Summerfield (niece)
# 10961-Sallie Hicks nee Summerfield (1/2 sister)
# 34278-Jennie L. Hicks
# 16978-Annie Cordery nee Summerfield (1/2 sister)
# 16979-Jack and Pearl Wofford (Children on Annie Cordery nee Summerfield)
# 18468-Elizabeth E. Wofford (Child of Annie Cordery nee Summerfield)
# can't make out
Delaware District 706 and 821
# 28227-Jessie Summerfield
# 28237-Swimmer Summerfield