Salley England- Guion Miller Application # 329   -Admitted

Postal Address is Dodge– Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

Applicant enrolled 1851 as Sah-linda Scraper in Delaware District 337

 

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:  Salley England

         Indian name:   Si-li-ne

2. Residence:  Dodge

3. Town and post office:  Dodge

4. County:  2nd Recording District

5. State:  Indian Territory

6. Date and place of birth:  bornd in Georgia or Tenn.

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:  Myself; my Mother Goo Gee Whee; my father Scraper; my brothers Ned Scraper, Nick Scraper, Dave Scraper, George Scraper, Lewis Scraper.

 

8. Are you married:  No, widow

9. Name and age of wife or husband:  Jackson England, 69 years of age, dead.

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

         Father—English name:  Scraper

                    Indian name:  Di su go s gi  

Mother –English name: 

           Indian name:   Goo gee whee

                    Maiden name:  Salley Scraper

11. Where were they born?

         Father:  East - Old Nation

         Mother:   East - Old Nation

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

         Father:  in the Delaware District Cherokee Nation

         Mother:  in the Delaware District Cherokee Nation

13. Date of death of your father and mother—

         Father:  about 1860             Mother:  about 1860

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits?  If so, state when and where:   Yes, I think they were enrolled at Ft. Gibson & drew money

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

 

                  NAME.                                   BORN.                              DIED.

         (1)  Ned Scraper

         (2)  Nick Scraper

         (3)  Dave Scraper

(4)   George Scraper

(5)   Lewis Scraper

 

16. State English and Indian names of your grandparents on both father’s and mother’s side, if possible:

                            FATHER’S SIDE                                  MOTHER’S SIDE

                           Unknown                            Unknown

 

17. Where were they born?  unknown

18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?  In the East

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:  Yes, drew Bread Money, Grass Money, & Strip Money

 

REMARKS

 

I am a full blood.  Am about 80 years old.  Cannot talk or understand English, hence cannot answer all questions and have nearly lost my memory.

 

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

                                    Salley England  (her mark)               Sept 18, 1906

            

The Affidavit is witnessed by Henry Scraper  , having known  Salley England  for 20 years, and  Elijah Scraper, having known her for 25 years.

 

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Eastern Cherokees - Application No. 329                      Oct. 2, 1906

 

Salley England,                  Dodge, Indian Territory

 

Madam:

         Relative to your application for participation in the fund arising from the judgment of the Court of Claims in favor of the Eastern Cherokees, please state the date of your birth as nearly as you can.

                                             Very respectfully,   Acting Commissioner

JBH

 

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Southwest City, MO          Oct 22, 1906

 

Commissioner Indian Affairs:                   Washington, D.C.

 

Mrs. Sally England came to me to explain for her in regard to her age.  She is a full blood and don’t know her age, only that she was a very small child, in fact I suppose an infant when she left the old Nation.  She knew she was born back there and her maiden name was Scraper when she drew on the 1851 roll and that she had to go to Van Buren, Ark to get her money.  If she is enrolled under her Indian name it would be Sallie Dee su gaskee, as near as I can get it.  We have known her for the last thirty odd years.  She has lived near us all that time and we do her business for her as she is uneducated.  She must have been born sometime in Oct 1837, from what she remembers hearing her people say.  Hope this will make it all right.  If she was enrolled in English, it would appear – Sallie Scraper.  Know she’s worthy.

                                    W. I. Thornton and Amanda M. Thornton

If this is not satisfactory and needs to be attested by the old lady, know that these we believe to be the facts in the case.  Write to Dodge I. T. to her.