Wilson Cummings- Guion Miller Application # 9205   -Admitted

Postal Address is Vian– Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

Applicant enrolled with parents and brothers and sisters 1851 Drennen 675 Going Snake

 

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: Wilson Cummings

         Indian name:   Chu-sur-wa-li

2. Residence:  Illinois District

3. Town and post office:   Vian

4. County:  Cherokee Nation

5. State:   Indian Territory

6. Date and place of birth:   about 1849  Going Snake 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:  grandfather (1) Scraper;  father (2) Coming Weight;  mother (3) Sally;  myself 1851 roll as (4) Che-sah-wah-lah; my brother (5) John;  my brother (6) Gah-le-ke-ne; mothers uncle (7) Homony Smith and his wife (8) Akey, their son (9) Ta-char-ke-sah Smith.

 

8. Are you married:  Yes

9. Name and age of wife or husband:  Maggie Cummings

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

         Father—English name:  Coming Weight

                    Indian name:   Der-na-e     

Mother –English name:   Sally Weight

           Indian name:   Ka-hor-ka

                    Maiden name:  Sally Scraper

11. Where were they born?

         Father:   Old Cherokee Nation

         Mother:  Old Cherokee Nation

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

         Father:   Going Snake District, C.N., I.T.  No. 675 1851 roll

         Mother:  Going Snake District, C.N., I.T.  No. 675 1851 roll

13. Date of death of your father and mother—

         Father:   about year 1854          Mother:  about 1863

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits?  If so, state when and where:  1835 & 1851

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

 

                  NAME.                                   BORN.                              DIED.

John Weight or Cummings    about 1849              about 1854, no descendants living

Gah-le-ke-na Weight           about 1850              about 1855, no descendants living

Eliza McLemore                about 1851              about 1898, 1 child living

Jennie Weight                    about 1853              about 1893, no descendants living

 

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

         1. Unknown                              3. Scraper

                  2. Unknown                              4. Mother unknown

 

17. Where were they born?

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

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

(1)  English name:

Indian name:   Unknown as to No. 1 & 2 except as to father Coming Weight

(2)  English name:

Indian name:  

(3)  English name:  Arch Scraper       died May 13, 1904, descendants living

Indian name:   Arche – kill - i

(4)  English name:   William Scraper      died about 1897, 1 child living

Indian name:   Chi-yah

(5)  English name:  George W. Scraper       died about 1885, descendants living

Indian name:   Na-goo-ste-ke

(6)  English name:   Charley Scraper           Tahlequah, I.T.

Indian name:

 

20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits?  If so, state when and where: 1851, 1880, 1881, 1891, 1894, 1896, and Dawes Commission roll

21. To expedite identification, claimants should give the full English and Indian names if possible, of their paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835:  Homony Smith is found on 1851 roll page 342 No. 227 Illinois District.  Scraper is found page 171 No. 672 Going Snake District

 

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

                                      Wilson Cummings (his mark)

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this  2    day of  January  1907.

The Affidavit is witnessed by  Lizzie C. Gritts  , having known Wilson Cummings  for 25 years, and  Thomas Gritts Jr  for _ years.