Fields Scraper- Guion Miller Application # 6269†† -Admitted

Postal Address is BunchĖ Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

 

Commissioner of Indian Affairs,Washington, D. C.

SIR:

†††††† 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:Fields Scraper

††††††††††† Indian name:†† Tlo-ga-see

2. Residence:†† Flint District

3. Town and post office: Bunch

4. County:Cherokee Nation

5. State:Indian Territory

6. Date and place of birth:Winter of 1860††† Flint District

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: As an heir of my Father Ah-nee-chee; and Mother Polly or War-lee; Grandfather Arch or Ah-chee; and Sister of father Wah-lee-yah; and Great Grandfather Dee-su-go-sky or Scraper; his wife my Great Grandmother I donít know; An Uncle Runabout or Ah-tle-do-he, brother of father; Grandmother Na-nee; and her mother Sarah or Susie or Sallie.

 

8. Are you married:Yes

9. Name and age of wife or husband:Lucy†† age 36

10. Give names of your father and mother, and your motherís name before marriage.

††††††††††† FatheróEnglish name:

††††††††††††††††††††††† Indian name:Ah-nee-chee††††

Mother ĖEnglish name:†† Polly

††††††††††† Indian name:†† War-lee

††††††††††††††††††††††† Maiden name:Warlee Fields or Tlogasee

11. Where were they born?

††††††††††† Father:Back in the old Nation

††††††††††† Mother:Back in the old Nation

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?

††††††††††† Father:Flint District

††††††††††† Mother:†† Flint District

13. Date of death of your father and motheró

††††††††††† Father:Died in the Civil War†††††††† Mother:During Civil War

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits?If so, state when and where:For the payment of 1852

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

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† NAME.†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††† BORN.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† DIED.

††††††††††† Liza or Che-co-na-lah†††††††††††† †††† 1850†††††††††††††††††††††† I drew in 1852

††††††††††† Fields or Tlo-ga-see†† myself†† †††† 1860

 

16. State English and Indian names of your grandparents on both fatherís and motherís side, if possible:

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† FATHERíS SIDE††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† MOTHERíS SIDE

††††††††††††††††††††††† Arch or Ah-chee††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E. Fields or Tlo-ga-see

††††††††††††††††††††††† Grandmother†† donít know†††††††††††††††† Grandmother Na-nee or Nanne

 

17. Where were they born?In the old Nation

18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?Flint District

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

(1)   English name:Ah-nee-cher††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Died in the Civil War

Indian name:††† †††††† ď

Residence:†††† Flint Dist.

(2)   English name:Wah-lee-yah††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Died in the Civil War

Indian name:†††††† ††††† ď

Residence:††† Flint Dist.

(3)   English name:George††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† about 1859

Indian name:††† Gar-gee

Residence:†† Flint Dist.

(4)   English name:Gar-na-ee†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Died in the Civil War

Indian name:††††† † ††ď

Residence:†††† Flint

(5)   English name:†† Rachel or La-che-lee††††††††††††††††††††† Died 1899

Indian name:††† La-che-lee

Residence:Flint Dist.

 

20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits?If so, state when and where:Yes.All payments to date and been enrolled and filed by the Daws Commission

 

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Fields Scraper (his mark)

 

Supplemental Application for Minor Children††††† June 3rd 1907

 

Fields lists birth year at about 1853 and his wifeís age at about 40.

 

Names of all your children living on May 28, 1906:

1. Jess Scraper††††††††††† 16††††††† Aug 1890

2. John††† ††††††††††††††† 11††††††† Sept 1895

3. Annie††† ď ††††††††††††††† 9††††††††† Dec 1897

4. Nannie†† ď ††††††††††††† 6††††††††† Feb 1901

5. Ice†††††††† ††††††††††††† 3††††††††† Feb 17, 1904

 

Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Washington D.C.†††††††††††† Bunch, I, T. Dec 12, 1905

Sir:

††††††††††† I sent in my Emigrant Cherokee application sometime ago, but failed to give the names of my maternal great grandparents: Ool-stoo and Go-ta-ga-wi.They were living in Goingsnake District in 1851 and are now dead.I did not know their names at the time I made my application but have gained this information since that time.As a matter of identification I will state that I was born in Feb 1881 and am the daughter of Fields and Susie Scraper, nee Pritchett.My father is alive, but my mother is deceased.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Respectfully,Nannie Scraper (signed)

 

Fields Scraper,†††††††††††††††††††††††† Bunch, Okla ††††††††††††††† Dec 2, 1907

Sir:

††††††††††† Relative to your application #6269, in which you claim a share of the money appropriated for the Eastern Cherokee Indians, you state that you base your claim upon your father and mother being Cherokee Indians.Kindly state as nearly as possible both English and Indian names of your father.Also, both English and Indian names of your mother, and both English and Indian names of your grandfather on your fatherís side.In your application, you give as the name of your grandfather, Arch (or Archee).Did he have any other name, and if so, what was it.Spell it as nearly as possible as the Indians pronounced it.It is also necessary that I have the name of your grandmother, the wife of Arch.Do you know whether your father and mother were married in 1851, or did their marriage occur after that date?What were the names of your grandparents on your motherís side, both English and Indian?Were they living in 1851?If so, where?The names of your father and mother and grandparents on both sides, do not appear upon the rolls- that is, not under the spelling you have given.Will you, therefore, take particular pains in having the Indian names spelled as they are pronounced.Further, if there is any change in the way the names were spelled in 1851 and at the present date, if you can, please give both ways of spelling.This is in order to aid me in tracing your ancestors on the roll of 1851.

††††††††††††††††††††††† A prompt reply will be appreciated.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Very respectfully,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Special commissioner.

 

 

State of Oklahoma

County of Adair

††††††††††††††††††††††† Personally came before me on this day a Notary Public in and for the above said County one Fields Scraper who being duly sworn states as follows;My fathers name was Ar-ne-cher.I donít know whether he had any English name or not.Mothers English name was Polly and Indian name was Wal-lie.Grand Father on Fathers side was Arch Scraper- Indian name Ar-gie or Ar-je or Ar-che or Arch.Surname De-su-go-sky.His fathers name was Sar-lo.Archís wife name was Betsey or Quatsey.But she was not the mother of my father.Donít know who he lived with in the old Nation & do not know whether my father and mother was living together in 1851 or not.I think their marriage occurred after that date, wont be sure.Mothers Fathers name was Fields, Indian name Tlo-ga-sie.Nannie or Na-nie, Indian name was Na-nie.They were living in Flint District Cherokee Nation in 1851.They lived awhile in Going Snake District.It may be possible were enrolled there.I have tried to answer all your questions as near as I can.

Signed Fields Scraper (his mark).

Sworn and subscribed to before me this the 7th day of Jan. 1908.John B. Lynch

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† Notary Public