CHEROKEE APPLICATIONS




 

 332500
Rejected
Cousin of 16346

Benjamin Collins Rejected

resided Baire Branch, Ivyton, Magoffin County. Born Breathitt County, Kentucky.

What right do you claim to share? by one my mother Louisa Cole
Name of wife; Mary Jane Collin age 46

Father John Collins
Indian name Cherokee
Mother Louisa Collins
Indian name Cherokee
Maiden Name Louisa Cole
Father and mother born in Kentucky Resided in Kentucky in 1851
Father dec'd
Mother living

Name brothers and sister

Fealdon Collins
Pollyan Collins
Shepherd Collins
Jane Collins dec's date not known
Wallis Collins ages not known
State English and Indian names of grandparents
Father's Side
Shepherd Collins
Polly Collins
Mother's side
Tiney Cole Sr.
Mariah Cole
Names of children
Tiney and Mariah Cole
Jerah Cole dec's in 1870
Louisa Cole
Perlinea Cole
George Cole dec'd
Adam Cole
Rufus Cole dec'd died in 1872
Tiney Cole
John W. cole
Balance of there deaths not known
Shepherd and Polly Collins
Hiram Collins dec'd
John Collins dec'd
Sarah Collins dec'd
Susanna Collins dec'd
Adam Collins dec'd

Supplemental Applicaton for Minor Children
Full Name Benj Collins
Res; Ivyton, Magoffin Co., Ky
Date and place of birth Oct 15, 1869
married to Mary J. Collins 27 yrs
Children;
Buddy Collins 14 born Oct 29, 1893
Flem Collins 12 March 25, 1895
Boon Collins 8 May 6 1899

Miranda Collins Rejected

English name;  Miranda J. Collins
Residence; Ivyton, Magoffin Co., Kentucky
How old are you; 47  Born;  Aug 12, 1860
Where were you born; Johnson Co., Ky
Name of husband; Shepherd Collins   47 years
To what tribe of Indians does he or she belong?  Cherokee
Give names of your father and mother       Berry Dale   -- Chaney Cole

Name all your brothers and sisters
Dan'l Dale
Bitha Dale
Lois Dale
Roscoe Dale
Maxey Dale
Lena Dale

State English and Indian names of your grandparents on both father;s and mother's side
Father's side;  Reuben Dale
Mother's side; Jack Cole

Give names of all their children

Manda Dale
Charty Dale
Cheriah Dale
Arter Dale
Pleas Dale
Harden Dale



Affadavit

Personally appeared before me Harris Howard and Albert Pace  who being duly sworn on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Miranda J. Collins ., who make the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 10 years and 10 years, respectively and know her  to be the identical person he represent herself to be and that the statements made by her are true to the best of their knowledge and belief and they have no interest whatsover in her claim.

H. C. Howard
Albert Pace
28 August 1907






Anderson Cole Rejected

Aug, 1 1907

1. English Name: Anderson Cole
2. Town and post office: Ivyton
3. County: Magoffin
4. State: Kentucky
5. Date and place of Birth: Knox County, Ky Apr 25 1833
6. By what right do you claim to share? If you claim through more than one relative living in 1851, set forth each claim separately? Through my Father Jack Cole and my myself .
7. Are you married? yes
8. Name and age of wife or husband: Elizabeth Antrobus born in 1848, years old 57 when she died.
9. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother's name before marriage.
Father
English name: Jack Cole
Indian name: Cherokee
Mother
English name: Peggy Higgins
Indian name: Cherokee
Maiden name: Peggy Higgins
10. Where were they born?
Father: Buncomb Co, North Carolina
Mother: Richmond Virginia
11. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?
Father: Lee co Virginia
Mother: Richmond Virginia
12. Date of death of your father and mother?
Father: Mch 7th 1864
Mother: don't know
13. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? No
14. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living , the date of death:
i. Mary E. Cole
ii. Emanuel Cole
iii. Alvira Cole
iv. John Cole
v. Harrison Cole
vi. Elizabeth Cole Born Oct 1838
vii. Thomas J. Cole 1831
15. Sate English and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible:

My grandfather was John C. Cole, my grandmother was Cuzzie Cole.

16. Where were they born? North Carolina
17. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at the time? Don't know.
18. Give names of all their children and residence, if living ; if not living, give dates of deaths:
Luana Cole, Ezekiel Cole, Jack Cole, Charles Cole, Wm Cole, Wils Cole date of Deaths all unknown to me Except Jack Cole died Mac 7th 1864

Sir:

I hereby make application for such share as may be due my minor children of the fund appropriated by Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decree of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905, and May 28, 1906, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees, and I ask that this be made part of my original application No. 31697
1. State your full name: Anderson Cole
2. Residence and post office: Ivyton
3. County: Magoffin
4. State: Kentucky
5. Date and place of birth: born April 25th 1833 Knox Co., Ky
6. Are you married: yes
7. Name and age of wife or husband: wife dead.
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. W. J. Cole, age 18, 1889 May 30
10. Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where, and with what tribe of Indians: No
Remarks: signed Anderson Cole
16 Aug 1907
D B Galyer
My commission expires Mch 2, 1908
Affidavit
Personally appeared before me J. F. Atkeson and Augustus Arnett who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they were well acquaninted with Anderson Cole who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known him for years and years, respectively, and know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be, and that the statements made by him are true, and they have no interest, whatever in this claim.

Signatures of Witnesses
J. F. Atkeson
Augustus Arnett
29th day of July 1907
Notary Public B W Higgins
Commission expires Mch 14th 1908
Affidavit:
Personally appeared before me J. W. Cole and Harrison Cole who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Anderson Cole who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known him for 30 years and 35 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 this claim.
signatures of Witnesses,
J W Cole
Harrison Cole

16th Aug 1907
Anderson Cole, being duly sworn and examined, deposes says:
My name is Anderson Cole: I was born in Knox Co., Ky in 1833: I claim my Indian blood thru my father. I make no claim thru my mother: she was of Dutch and French descent: my father was born in N.C. in 1827; my father died in 1862. I think it was in Buncombe C. in 1787: my father died in 1862. My father claimed his Cherokee Indian blood thru both his father and mother; I think my grandmother's maiden name was Cuzzie Anderson. I never saw the grandparents thru whom I claim: My grandmother thru whom I claim died before I was born so I have been told. I don't know when my grandfather died. He died in Lawrence Co. Ky,.

I am unable to trace my Cherokee ancestry back farther than my grandparents.
I have an older sister who if living at the present time would be over a hundred years old. She was born in Lee Co. Va.

In 1835 I think my grandfather lived in Lawrence Co. Ky. my grandfather came to Kentucky from Tenn before I was born.

In 1835 I think my father and I lived in Lee Co, Va. In 1851 I think my grandfather was dead. In 1851 my father and I lived in Lee Co. Va.

I heard that my father and I lived with the Cherokees as members of the tribe. At the time of my birth 1855 neither my father or grandfather lived with the Cherokees. None of the Ancestors thru whom I claim were ever held in bondage. None of the ancestors thru whom I claim were ever enrolled. none ever received any money or land as an Indian. None of my relatives ever went to the Indian Territory and received land there as an Indian.  Each of the grandparents thru whom I claim were three quarter Cherokee. My father was always a voter. I have always been regarded in the community in which I lived as being of Cherokee and white parentage.

signed Anderson Cole





Shepherd Cole  Rejected

 Received Feb. 1, 1907
1. English Name: Shepherd Cole
2. Indian Name: Cherokee
3. Residence: Gullett, Ky
4. Town and post office: Gullett
5. County: Magoffin
6. State: Kentucky
7. Date and place of Birth: Floyd County, Ky Feb. 24, 1849
8. By what right do you claim to share? If you claim through more than one relative living in 1851, set forth each claim separately?
I claim through my Father Charles Cole and my Mother Charlotte Cole also myself Sheperd Cole
9. Are you married? yes, twice 1st wife Nancy J Cole born. Sept. 10, 1851 Sy and died Dec. 6, 1905
10. Name and age of wife or husband: Deemas Patrick born Jan. 6, 1870 last wife
11. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother's name before marriage.
Father
English name: Charles Cole died July 14, 1878
Indian name: Cherokee
Mother
English name: Charlotte Cole died Oct 23, 1898
Indian name: Cherokee
Maiden name: Charlotte Cole
12. Where were they born?
Father: Lee County, Va
Mother: Kentucky
Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?
Father: On Licking River in Floyd, Co. Ky
Mother: On Licking River in Floyd, Co. Ky
13. Date of death of your father and mother?
Father: July 14, 1878
Mother: Oct. 23, 1898
14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? No
15. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living , the date of death:
i. Wallis Cole B. July 14, 1847
ii. Sheperd Cole b. Feb. 24, 1849
iii. Apperson Cole b. Mar. 10, 1851, d. July 1901
iv. Nancy Jane Cole b. Jan 13, 1853
v. Meredith Cole b. Apr. 25, 1855, d. Apr 24, 1881
vi. Page Cole b. Dec. 31, 1857
vii. Cam Cole b. July 22, 1862, d. unknown
16. Sate English and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible:
Wm Campbell was my Father's Father Louana Cole was my Father's mother. William Cole was my mother's Father. Biddy Collins was my Mother's Mother.
17. Where were they born? unknown
18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at the time? Louana Cole lived in Tenn. in 1851 and Wm Cole lived in Floyd Co., Ky in 1851.
19. Give names of all their children and residence, if living ; if not living, give dates of deaths:
Louana Coles brothers and sisters: English name: John Cole, Charles Cole, Nancy Cole, Margret Cole, Polly Cole. All dead date of death unknown except Nancy died Dec. 16, 1906.
Wm Cole brohter and sisters"
English name: Kizziah Cole, Tiney Cole, Oma Cole, Mima Cole, George Cole, Charlotte Cole, John Cole, Sookey Cole and Hiram Cole.
Sir:
I hereby make application for such share as may be due my minor children of the fund appropriated by Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decree of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905, and May 28, 1906, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees, and I ask that this be made part of my original application No. 31697
1. State your full name: Shepherd Cole
2. Residence and post office: Gullett, Magoffin Co., Ky
3. County: Magoffin
4. State: Kentucky
5. Date and place of birth: born Feb. 24, 1849 in Floyd Co., Ky
6. Are you married: yes, Twice
7. Name and age of wife or husband: 1st wife Nancy J. Cole b. Sept. 10, 1850
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:
i. Lois E. Cole, age 36, b. Sept 19, 1870 married G W Maddox 22 Dec 1887
ii. John Morgan Cole, age 25, b. Oct 23, 1881 marroed Emily Gullett 5 mar 1903
iii. Melsena(?) Cole, age 13, b. June 20, 1894
10. Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where, and with what tribe of Indians: No
Remarks:
I was married the 2nd time to Deemas Patrick Mch 1st. 1906. My Great Grand Father John Cole moved from North Carolina to Tennessee about 20 years ago or more. My grandfather William Cole came to Ky from Tenn about 100 years ago before 1830.
Affidavit

Personally appeared before me James M. Collins and Charles d Minix who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they were well acquainted with Shepard Cole who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known him for 33 years and 16 years, respectively, and know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be, and that in May 28, 1906, he had the children living as the above set forth, and that the statements made by him are true, and they have no interest, whatever in this claim.
Signatures of Witnesses
James M. Collins
Charles Minix

15th day of July 1907
Notary Public E. M. Howard
Commission expires Jan 17th 1910
Affidavit:
Personally swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Shepherd Cole

29th Jan 1907
commission expires Mch 13th 1908 B. W. Higgins N.P. W.C
Witnesses: Nelson Salyer known 55 years and Whitaker known 25 years.

Shepherd Cole, being duly sworn and examined, deposes says:
My name is Shepherd Cole: I was born in Floyd Co., Ky in 1849: I claim my Cherokee Indian blood thru both my father and mother: my father was born in Lee Co., Va. in 1827; my mother was born in Kentucky, I don't know the county. in 1826: my father got his Cherokee blood thru his mother : my father's mothers maiden name was Luana Cole: my father was illegitimate child and took the name of his mother: I have been told by my grandmother that she was born in Tenn or N.C. I don't know county. I do not know the year in which she was born; Luana Cole got her Indian blood thru both her father and mother: Her fathers name was John Cole: I don't remember her mothers name. I've heard from my grandmother that my great grandparents as members of the Cherokee tribe in N. C. I do not know when they lived with them or in what County of N. C. I do not know when my great grandparents died.

My mother claimed her Indian blood thru her father who was a brother of Luana Cole, my grandmother.
In 1835 my father lived in Lee Co., Va and my mother lived Ky. In 1851 I and my parents lived in Floyd Co. Ky. None of my ancestors were ever enrolled that I know of: none ever received any Indian money or land as an Indian: none of the ancestors thru whom I claim were ever held in bondage.: none of the ancestors thru whom I claim ever had a Indian name that I know of:
My grandfather thru whom I claim was a three fourth Cherokee. My grandmother Luana Cole was also a 3-4 Cherokee. All my ancestors have always been regarded as Cherokee Indian and English descent.
My mothers father moved from Tenn. to Ky before 1835.
Signed Shepherd Cole
#42247 Easter Bailey is the great grand daughter of Luana Cole;
#41518 Fielden Collins is my second cousin. His grandfather Tiny Cole is the brother to my mother.
#39993 Dorcus Nickles gradndmother Sucky Nickles was my mothers sister
#34765 Newton Cole is my first cousin. His grandfather's name was William Cole. "


Tiney Cole  Rejected
English Name  Tiney Cole
Indian Name tiney Cole
Residence; Ivyton, Magoffin Co., Ky
Date and place of birth; June 8th 1858 -Magoffin Co., Ky

By what right do you claim to share? If you claim through more than one relative living
By Father- Tiney Cole- and mother Mariah Cole

Wife; Sarah cole  age 60 yrs
Father English name; Tiney Cole
Father Indian name; Tiney Cole
Mother English name; Mariah Cole
Mother Indian nane; Mariah Cole

Where wee they born
Father; Ky
Mother; Ky

Where did they reside in 1851 if living at that time?
Father; Floyd Co., Ky
Mother; Floyd Co., Ky

Date of death of your father;  1905  -- mother;  1890

Name all your brothers and sister, giving ages, and if not living the date of death
Jerry Cole    dec'd
George Cole  ''
Adam Cole  living
Rufus Cole  dec'd
John Wesley Cole  living

State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible
Father's side; Wm Cole Sr.     Mother's side;    Jackson Cole

Where did they reside in 1851;  Kentucky

Give names of all their children and residence if living; if not living give dates of death

English name; Tiney Cole, George Cole Sr. Mima Cole , Outa [?] Cole, Lottie Cole, John cole, Hiram Cole,

Mother's side;   Unknown except Anderson cole

to expedite identification claimants should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835;

Father's side; William  Cole   - Biddy Cole
Mother's side;  Jackson Cole

Affadavit

Personally appeared before me M.C. Kash and Nelson Salyer who being duly sworn on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Tiney Cole Jr., who make the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for  3 years and 15 years, respectively and know him to be the identical person he represent 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 whatsover in his claim.

M.C. Kash
Nelson Salyer
29th of July 1907


Kizziah Gibson Rejected

Residence; Gulleltt Kentucy

Aunt of 31695 and claims throught the same source

[31695 is Christina Cole, daughter of Hezekiah Gibson]

How old are you [1837] born in Tennessee

Are you married No

To what tribe of Indians does he or she belong? Cherokee

Father and Mother; Bryson Gibson and Fannie Gibson

Where were they born?
Father; in Virginia or Tenn
Mother; '' ''

Where did they reside in 1851 Don't know [Hezekiah/Kiah Gibsons
application says they lived in Morgan Co., Ky.]

Father died 1865
Mother died 1867

Brothers and sisters
Tyra Gibson
Polly Gibson
Dice Gibson
Alex Gibson
Betty Gibson
Ava Gibson
Burl Gibson
Kiah Gibson

State English and Indian names of your grandparents
Thomas Gibson
Polly Gibson

August 23rd, 1907

Personally appeared T. J. Arnett and J. J. Pace who being duly sworn
on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Kiah
Gibson.......

Kezziah Gibson being duly sworn and examined deposes and says;

My name is Kizziah Gibson;   I was born in Wise Co., Va., in 1836; I claim my Cherokee blood thru both my father and mother I think my gather was born in Wise Co., Va., about 1785; he died in 1865. My mother was born in Wise Co., Va., about 1785 . My mother died in 1870;  In 1835 I and my father and mother lived in Wise Co., Va.  In 1851 I and the ancestors thru whom I [claim?] lived in Floyd Co., Ky.  In 1835 the grandparents thru whom I claim lived in Wise Co., Va. In 1835 my parents and grandparents thru whom I claim lived among the cherokees in Wise Co., Va. I don't know whether they lived as members of the ribe or not; none of the ancestors thru whom I claim were ever held in bondage;  none of the ancestors thru whom I claim were ever enrolled that I know of and never received any money or land as an Indian;  none of my ancestors ever had an Indian name that I know of;

I never heard my grandparents say how much Indian blood they had;  they  always told me that we belonged to the Cherokee generation.  My father was a voter.  In this community I have always been regarded as having Cherokee Indian blood


Kezziah Gibson

Subscribe and Sworn to before me this 29th day of July 1908 at Salyersville, Ky.


Kiah Gibson  Rejected

English name;  Kiah Gibson
Residence; Ivyton, Magoffin Co., Ky
How old are you;  70  Born; 1837
Where were you born;  Virginia
Name of wife; Margaret Hensley
What tirbe of Indians does he or she belong?  None
Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1906 giving their ages

Clerinda Gibson          58
Marlena Gibson          52
Jerry Gibson             49
Jo g. Gibson              45
Christina Gibson        40
Bob Gibson               39

Give names of your father and mother;  Bryson Gibson  -- Fannie Green
Father English name; Bryson Gibson
Indian name;   Cherokee
Mother English name;  Fannie Green
Indian name;

Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?
Father;  Morgan Co., Ky
Date of death
father; 1867
mother; 1877

Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages
Tyra Gibson
Polly Gibson
Burl Gibson
Alex Gibson
Betty Gibson
Dice Gibson
Ira Gibson
Ava Gibson
Nancy Gibson
Squire Gibson

State English and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side if possible

Father's side;  Thomas Gibson   -- Franky Gibson

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

Kiah Gibson
March 14th, 1908


Affadavit

Personally appeared before me T.J. Arnett and J.J. Pace who being duly sworn on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Kiah Gibson, who make the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for  15 years and 15 years, respectively and know him to be the identical person he represent 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 whatsover in his claim.

T.J. Arnett
J.J> Pace
March 14, 1908



Calvin Gibson Rejected

English Name  Calvin Gibson
Residence  Salyersville
County; Magoffin
State: Kentucky
How old are you ; 54  Born May 24th, 1853
Where were you born; Breathitt Co., Ky.
Name and age of wife; Mariah Cole   53 years old
What tribe of Indians does she belong ?  Cherokee

Name all your children who were living on May 29

Rene Gibson         33      May 26 1874
Ira Gibson           29      May 2, 1879
Bunk Gibson         25      Apr 16 1882
Stella  Gibson      22      Mch 29, 1885
Crit Gibson          19      Sept 13 1888
Clay Gibson         18      Jun 5 1889
Wm   Gibson         16      Sept 14 1891

Give names of your father and mother and your mother's name before marriage

Ira Gibson     Polly Nickels
Father -- English name Ira Gibson
Indian name  Cherokee
Mother-- English name Polly Nickels
Indian name   Cherokee

Where were they born?

Father; Tennessee
Mother; Kentucky


Where did they reside in 1851 if living at that time?
Father; Ky
Mother Ky

Date of death of your father and mother

Father;  Died in 1905
Mother Apl 1907

Name all your brothers and sisters giving ages and residences if possible

Have None

State English and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side if possible'

Father's side; Bryson Gibson  -Fannie Gibson
Mother's side  Wm. Nickels  - Betty Nickels

Where were they born;  Tenn & Ky
Where did they reside in 1851;  in Ky

Give names of all their children and residence if possible

Kiah Gibson
Squire Gibson
Burl Gibson
Aly Gibson
Tyre Gibson
Betty Gibson
Dice gibson
Kezziah Gibson

Wm Nickels
Jr Nickels
John Nickels
Tom Nickels [?]
Nancy Nickels
Tempy Nickels
Haney Nickels


Affidavit
Personally appeared before me Noah Patrick and S. E. Hager who being duly sworn on oath depsos and say they the are well acquainted with Calvin Gibson who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 10 and 15 years repsectively, 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 this claim.

Signatures f Witnesses
Noah Patrick
S. E. Hager

Subscribe and sworn to before me this 21st day of Aug 1907.

DREWRY LAWSON

Commissioner of Indian Affairs
Washington, D.C.

Sirs:
I hereby make application for such share as may 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: Drewry Lawson

Indian name:Benge

2. Residence and post office:Bigfall Tennessee
County: Hancock
State: Tennessee
5. How old are you? I was born Aug 18, 1878

6. Where were you born? Born near Bigfall
7. By what right do you claim to share? My father W.J.K. Lawsons great
grandfather Drewry Lawson a half brother to chief Cherokee Indian Benge, and
great grandmother a Cherokee Indian Woman

8. Are you married? Yes

9. Name and age of wife or husband: I was born August 18, 1878 my wife Nancy
Hatfield born Oct. 19, 1872
Give names of your father and mother, and your mothers name before marriage.


Father-English name: W.J.K. Lawson

Indian name: Benge

Mother-English name: Elizabeth B. Legear

Indian name: white so far as I know

Maiden name: Elizabeth B. Legear
Where were they born?

Father: one half mile east of Bigfall

Mother: one mile west of Bigfall
Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?

Father: one half mile east of Bigfall

Mother: Not born until 1855
Date of death of your father and mother;

Father: living Mother: living
Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state
when and where: about May 20th 1892 or 1893 O. B Johnson enrolled them at
Bigfall Tenn and us children pap paid him $20.00 for enrolling us all.
Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, the date
of death:

George? W. Lawson born 1867 Living in Oregon

Elisha R. Lawson

Alvin T. Lawson

John T. Lawson

4 brothers and 2 sisters under age
State English and Indian names of your grandparents on both fathers and
mothers side, if possible:

Fathers side: Drewry Lawson Mothers side: Alie B. Dodson

Indian name: Benge White so far as I know
Where were they born? Grandfather eight miles of Bigfall Tennessee in Hancock
County and grandmother at Bigfall.
Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Near Bigfall Tennessee
Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living,
give dates of deaths:

English name: W.J.K. Lawson at Bigfall

Indian name: Benge

Residence Bigfall

English name: all the balance of my uncles and aunts is dead without issue
except 2 half aunts. My grandfather was married twice.

English name: Nancy Virginia Sutton still living

Indian name: Benge

Residence: near Bigfall Tenn

English name: Martha T. Hatfield living

Indian name: Benge

Residence: near Bigfall Tennessee
Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? Is so,
state when and where:

About May 20, 1892 or 1893 Mr. O.B. Johnson enrolled me at Bigfall Tennessee

Records have burned up March 5, 1905
To expedite identification, claimants should give the full English and
Indian names, if possible, or their paternal and maternal ancestors back to
1835:
My father W.J.K Lawsons great grandfather Drewry Lawson was half brother to
chief Cherokee Benge, and his great grandmother a Cherokee Indian Woman.

Remarks
(under this head the applicant may give any additional information that he
believes will assist in proving his claims.

3 of my fathers uncles and 2 of his aunts looked to be one half Indians. 2
of my uncles looked to be close skin to the Indians. One of my brothers
looks to be ¼ Indian and one of my sisters looks to be one eighth Indian.

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

Signature: Drewrey Lawson

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 3rd day of Sept 1906.

J.N. Campbell Notary Public Sneedville Tennessee

AFFIDAVIT
(The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses who are
well acquainted with the applicants.)

Personally appeared before me James R. Johns and James N. Willis who, being
duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Drewry
Lawson who makes the foregoing application and statements, and
have know him for 10 -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.

Cherokee Applications Part I

DOCUMENTING   THE   MELUNGEONS