Jennie Batt- Guion Miller Application # 1296†† -Admitted

Postal Address is Stilwell, Okla Ė Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

Claimants father and paternal grandfather enrolled 1851 Drennen 672 G.S.

 

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:Jennie Batt

†††††††† Indian name:†† Chi-yer-ner-nah

2. Residence:Flint DistrictCherokee Nation

3. Town and post office:Stilwell

4. County:Flint

5. State:†† Indian Territory

6. Date and place of birth:Going Snake District C. N.††† 1862

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:Father Otter;Mother Sallie Otter;Grandfather Cer-ner-chu-wah;Grandfather Te-soo-gor-ski;Grandmother Chu-ger-wah-lee-ski

 

8. Are you married:Yes

9. Name and age of wife or husband:Mose Batt††† age 27 years

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

†††††††† FatheróEnglish name:†† Otter

††††††††††††††††† Indian name:†† Che-yah†††††

Mother ĖEnglish name:Sallie Otter

†††††††† Indian name:Sal-ke-kinny

††††††††††††††††† Maiden name:Cer-ner-chu-wah

11. Where were they born?

†††††††† Father:In Georgia

†††††††† Mother:In Georgia

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

†††††††† Father:†† Flint DistrictC.N.

†††††††† Mother:Flint DistrictC.N.

13. Date of death of your father and motheró

†††††††† Father:August 1896††††† Mother:Sept 1888

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits?If so, state when and where:unknown

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

 

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

†††††††† Charley Che-yah††††††††††††††† unknown†††††††††††††††††††††††† unknown

 

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

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

††††††††††††††††† Tee-su-gor-ski††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Cer-ner-chu-wah

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††† Chu-ger-wah-lee-ski

 

17. Where were they born?In Georgia

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

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

20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits?If so, state when and where:Enrolled for Allotment of land by the Dawes Commission and for monies drawn in 1874, 1880, 1885, and 1894

 

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (Signed)Jennie Batt

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this18 day of†† Oct1906.

The Affidavit is witnessed byJohn Housebug , having knownJennie Battfor 15 years, and Ellis Batthaving known her for 15 years.

 

Commission of Indian Affairs

Washington D.C.

Kind Sir:

†††††††† As I overlooked or failed to give some names in my application for enrollment of Eastern Cherokee, I herewith forward to you names to attach to my application, Viz:

Grandmother Ė Quah-lee-kah

Uncle Ė Oo-na-stal-lah

Uncle Ė Ner-no-hah-ti-hee

Uncle Ė Oo-na-goo-kee-kee

Uncle Ė Ah-chi-kil-lee

Uncle -Ah-ye-quah

†††††††† Please favor me and oblige

††††††††††††††††† Yours,

††††††††††††††††† Jennie Batt nee Johnson††††††††† Stilwell, Indian TerritoryDec 13, 1906

 

Commission of Indian Affairs

Washington D.C.

†††††††† Please file the names with my application of Eastern Cherokee of recent date.

UncleOo-so-tis-tee

Aunt†† Cei-ley

UncleYer-he-kee

†††††††††††††††††††††††††† And very oblige,yours,

†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jennie Batt nee Johnson

 

Hon. Guion Miller, Special Agent†††††††† Washington D.C.

Dear Sir:

†††††††† In reply to your letter of Dec. 27th 1907, in reference to my Eastern Cherokee claim No. 5686 for share in Eastern Cherokee payment, will state that my grandparents on both sides were Eastern Cherokees.

†††††††† My father was Blue Johnson, who was a son of Ellis Johnson.My grandmother on fathers side was Co-te-clae, I do not know English name.

†††††††† My mother is Jennie Johnson, who is a daughter ofWilliam or Orter Johnson.Indian name Che-quah.

†††††††† Grandfather on motherís side was named Scraper.Indian name Su-quah-skey.Grandmother was Sallie Scraper, Indian name Sal-le-kene.

†††††††† My fatherís Indian name was Sah-coh-ne-gah.My motherís number is 1296.I hope I have given you the desired information and that you will have no further trouble in finding my relatives on the Eastern Cherokee Roll of 1851.I am not certain whether I have spelled the Indian names correctly, but have done so as nearly as I know how.Hope you can make out the meaning at least.Not one in a hundred will spell the Cherokee names alike, and as we have no means of getting at the old records, to know how they are spelled, we just simply have to guess at a great deal about the way they are spelled.

†††††††† Hoping that you will have no further trouble in placing me on the roll.

††††††††††††††††† I beg to remain Yours Truly.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††† (signed) Lula Johnson†† Stilwell, Okla†† Jan 15, 1908

 

App. #5686-1296.Lula Johnson and Jennie Batt.Interpreter used.Misc test 3352

†††††††† Jennie Batt, being duly sworn deposes and says:

†††††††† My name is Jennie Bat.My age is 48 years.I was born in Going Snake District.I have lived in Flint District 7 years.My name was Johnson by my other husband.My maiden name was Jennie Scraper.I got the bread and strip payments.I was enrolled by the Dawes Commission, Cherokee Roll #16530, Jennie Johnson.I get my Indian blood from both mother and father.My fatherís name is Otter Scraper.He also went by the name of William Scraper.He lived in Going Snake District.He had a brother named Charley Scraper, also Arch Scraper, George Scraper, and a sister named Nancy.I made a mistake.Nancy was Arch Scraperís daughter.His wife was named Nellie.Wutty was a daughter.(673 G.S.)†††† George lived in Going Snake District and moved from there to Coo-wee-scoo-wee District.He had a daughter named Ca-yah-hih, also Susannah.My father had a sister named Ca-ho-gah.Lydia was a daughter of George Scraper.My father had a brother named Ice in Cherokee, who died when small.Che-yah was my fatherís Indian name.He lived in Going Snake District. (672 G. S.)†††† George and Lydia (677 G. S.)†††††† My fatherís fatherís name was De-soo-gaw-sky or Scraper in English.He probably live in Going Snake. (672 G.S.)†††† Idonít know any brothers and sisters he may have had.

†††††††† My motherís name was Sah-kin-ney.She lived in Going Snake District.She was born in this country.She is dead.It may be Sal-kin-nie or Sa-kin-ney.I do not know of any other name.She had a sister named Nic-o-ti-yeh.My motherís fatherís name Kan-ah-cho-wah, or Con-ah-soo-wah.I donít know any with English names.My mother had a brother by the name of He-gee.I donít remember ever seeing him and do not know if he had any other name.My grandfatherís name may have been Cah-na-soo-yah.It means Fishinghawk in English.I think he lived in Flint District.I donít know who his wife was.Cho-gah-wah-le-sky, I think was her name.(168 Fl. Fishinghawk)††† They were none of them Old Settlers.Lula Johnson is my daughter.Annie Scottís father was named Christy.Lou Johnson, the father ofLula, has been dead 20 years.He was about 30 when he died.I donít think he was old enough to be enrolled, in 1851.His father was Choo-naw-hus-key.His English name was Ellis Johnson.I think he was enrolled.He was born in the old country.I think he came with the Emigrants.Cut-ta-claw-hee was his wifeís name.He had a brother by the name of Rabbit Bunch.Ah-ma-soo-yah was a brother to Ellis Johnson.Am-ma-cho-yeh was Mixedwater in English.Annie Scottís father was Ned Christy.I have had 3 husbands.Ned Christy had a brother by the name of Goback Christy.Nedís fatherís name was Watt Christy.Ned was not old enough to be enrolled in 1851.Watt lived in Going Snake.He may have lived in other districts.Watt had 4 wives, one Charlotte and Ti-ya-nih.Wattís children were Ned, Jim and Bill and Rachel.Ska-ya-he-tah was Nedís mother (283 Fl.)†† The Johnsons were Emigrants.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††† (signed) Jennie Batt†††††††††††† Sept 30th 1908††††† Stilwell, Okla