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Application of Elizabeth and Andrew Hampton
Enrollment Cherokee by Blood
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
COMMISSION TO THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES,
VINITA, I. T., SEPTEMBER 18, 1900.


Q = Question A = Answer

In the matter of the application of Elizabeth Hampton for the enrollment of herslef [herself] as a citizen of the Cherokee Nation; said Hampton being swornby Commissioner T. B. Needles, testified as follows;
Q What is your name? . . . A Elizabeth Hampton.
Q How old are you Mrs. Hampton? . . . A As well as I can remember I was 82 the 27th day of last August.
Q What is your post office? . . . A White Oak.
Q What district do you live in? . . . A Cooweescoowee.
Q Are you a Cherokee citizen by blood? . . . A Yes, sir.
Q What degree of blood do you claim? . . . A I can't just exactly tell you, about a quarter I reckon.
Q How long have you lived in the Cherokee Nation? . . . A Well, now, sir, how long has this Nation been settled? I come here before the county was settled.
Q Did you ever go by any name except Elizabeth? . . . A Nothing except Jones. I have a certificate of re-admission.
Q You present a certificate of admission to Cherokee citizenship, issued from the office of the Commission on Citizenship, on the 3d day of June, 1888, signed by J. T. Adair, Chairman, and attested by Connell Rogers, Clerk, approved and endorsed by J. B. Hayes, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, under the great seal of the Nation, admitting one Elizabeth Hampton to Cherokee citizenship; are you the identical Elizabeth Hampton mentioned in this certificate? . . . A Yes, sir.
1896 enrollment; page 178, #2266, Elizabeth Hampton, Cooweescoowee.
Q Your father and mother not living, of course? . . . A No, sir.
Com'r Needles: - - The name of Elizabeth Hampton appears upon the census roll of 1896, and she presents satisfactory certificate of admission, more particulary described in the testimony, and having made satisfactory proof as to her residence, she, Elizabeth Hampton, will be duly listed for enrollment as a Cherokee citizen by blood.
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The undersigned, being first dul;y sworn, states that as stenographer to the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, he correctly recordedthe testimony and proceeeings in this case, and that the foregoing is a true and complete transcript of hisstenographic ntes thereof.
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____________ Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20th day of September, 1900. CW Commisioner. Kathleen M. Davis . FHC . 18 December 2003 . Film #1439992 . Application #2908
........................................................................................................~*~ DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
COMMISSION TO THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES,
VINITA, I. T., SEPTEMBER 18, 1900.
In the matter of the application of Andy W. Hampton, wife and children for the enrollment as a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, and he being sworn by Commissioner C. R. Breckenridge, testified as follows;
Q What is your full name? . . . A Andy W. Hampton.
Q What is your age? . . . A I am fifty one.
Q What is your Postoffice? . . . A White Oak, I. T.
Q What district do you live in? . . . A Cooweescoowee.
Q For whom do you apply for enrollment? . . . A Myself, wife and two children.
Q Do you apply for yourself as a Cherokee by blood? . . . A Yes sir.
Q Do you apply for your wife as a Cherokee by blood? . . . A Yes sir.
Q How long have you lived in the Cherokee Nation? . . . A I have been here permanently fourteen years.
Q How did you come to be a citizen; were you admitted? . . . A Yes sir.
The applicant presents a duly authenticated certificate of admission to Cherokee Citizenship, showing that on the - 30th of June, 1888, certain persons were admitted to citizenship, and among them, Andrew W. Hampton.
Q That is your name, is it? . . . A Yes sir.
This is recognized as evidence of the facts stated, and is returned to him.
Q Have you lived in the Cherokee Nation ever since you were admitted to citizenship in 1888? . . . A Yes sir.
Q Give me your wifes full name at present? . . . A Mary S. Hampton.
Q How old is she? . . . A I think she is fifty.
Q Did she come here with you? . . . A No sir; I married her here.
Q When did you marry her? . . . A I can not tell exactly what year; I believe it was somewhere in about 1886.
Q Has she lived with you ever since? . . . A Yes sir.
Q Was she admitted to Cherokee citizenship by the Cherokee Commission? . . . A Yes sir; she was a white woman when I married her and was admitted under the name of Jones.
Q What was her name at the time she was admitted? . . . A Jones.
Q Mary Susan Jones? . . . A Yes sir.
The applicant presents a duly authenticated certificate of admission to Cherokee citizenship on September 27th, 1883, of Mary Susan Jones, among others.
Q That was the name of your wife at that time, was it? . . . A Yes sir.
This is accepted as satisfactory evidence of the facts stated.
Q You married her in 1886? . . . A Yes sir.
Q And she left here when you left here, and came back when you came back? . . . A No sir; we were already living here; we were never out of here.
Q She did not go out at all? . . . A I was living here when we were married.
Q And were not admitted until 1888? . . . A No sir.
Q But she had always been here? . . . A Yes sir.
Q Has she lived all her life in the Cherokee Nation? . . . A No sir; I think her and her husband moved here along in 1872, I think.
Q She is on the roll of 1880 then? . . . A No sir; she was not admitted until 1883.
Q In what district were you living in 1896? . . . A I was living in Cooweescoowee District.
Q Now, have you a certificate of your marriage? . . . A No sir; I have not.
- 2 - Q Have you some one here that can swear to your having married? . . . A I do not know as I can prove it.
Q Have you some one here who knew your wife when she was a Jones? . . . A My mother.
Q Is she here? . . . A Yes sir.
Elizabeth Hampton, being called and sworn, testified as follows:
Q What is your full name? . . . A Elizabeth Hampton.
Q What is your age? . . . A Eighty two as well as I can come at it.
Q How long have you lived in the Cherokee Nation? . . . A All my life, or mighty near it.
Q Are you the mother of this applicant here, Andy Hampton? . . . A Yes sir.
Q What was his wifes name when he married her? . . . A Her name was Jones.
Q What was her given name? . . . A Mary Susan.
Q About how long since he married her? . . . A Nine, ten or twelve or fourteen years.
Q Some where along there? . . . A Yes sir.
Q Do you know that they were regularly married? . . . A Yes sir; that is what they went to do; and I saw the preacher that married them; he said he did.
Q Have they been living together as husband and wife ever since? . . . A Yes sir.
Applicant recalled:
Q Give me the names of these children, please? . . . A The names are right here (handing paper to Commissioner) : I can not see them without my glasses.
Q Do you not remember them? . . . A Yes sir; Lula.
Q How old is she? . . . A She is ten years old.
Q How do you want the other one put down? . . . A The other one is Dora.
Q Do you want her put down that way? . . . A Yes sir.
Q How old do you call her? . . . A She is seven years old.
Q Both living, are they? . . . A Yes sir.
1896 Roll, Page 176, #2227, Mary S. Hampton, Cooweescoowee
1896 Roll, Page 176, #2228, Andy W. Hampton , Cooweescoowee
1896 Roll, Page 176, #2231, Lula Hampton, Cooweescoowee
1896 Roll, Page 176, #2232, Dora A Hampton , Cooweescoowee
Q What proportion of Cherokee blood do you claim? . . . A About one eight I think.
Q And your wife, how much? . . . A About one sixteenth I think.
The applicant applies for the enrollment of himself, wife and two children: He and his wife are shown to have been admitted to Cherokee citizenship, as cited in the testimony, the applicant in 1888, and his wife in 1883. They have lived in the Cherokee Nation ever since they were respectively admitted: Her change of name is accounted for by her marriage, which is established by the testimony of the applicant and his mother: They are both identified on the roll of 1896, and they will be listed now for enrollment as Cherokees by blood. The two children, enumerated in the testimony are identified on the rolls of 1896 with their parents: Both of them were born since the applicants admission to Cherokee citizenship: they are living at this time, and will be listed for enrollment as Cherokee by blood.
_________________________________ The undersigned, being sworn, states that as stenographer to the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, he correctly recorded the testimony and proceedings in this case, and that the foregoing is a true and complete transcript of his stenographis notes thereof.
Kathleen M. Davis . FHC . 18 December 2003 . Film #1439992 . Application #2912 Kathleen Davis 4561 Orange Grove Ave. Riverside, Ca. 92501 kathleen4561@earthlink.net 909 276-1525

Note by Betty Renfroe........Elizabeth Jones Hampton is the daughter of James and Mary Standridge Jones. Andrew William Hampton is her son. He married Mary Susan Carpenter Jones. Andy had been married twice previously. Mary Susan was married to Martin Jones. Martin was the son of Elizabeth Hampton's brother. Mary Susan was the daughter of William Wesley Carpenter. She is a sister to Betty Renfroe's Great Grandmother, Martha Carpenter Gaddy. Elizabeth Hampton is a first cousin to Larry Renfroe's Great Grandfather, Howard Standridge.

This transciption was shared by Kathleen Davis. Andrew Hampton was her Great Great Grandfather. Hurley). Contact Kathleen
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