PLEASE NOTE ALL RESPONSES TO QUESTION ARE IN CAPS.
Below are the questions asked on the Miller Applications I have sent you info
on in the Freedmen Project work. I hope to get at least two a week submitted.
For those of you who cannot afford these NARA applications, I would advise
that after you confirm it is your line, that you send for the packet, for
source proof. Remember geneology is nothing without documentation.
Application # 37492
Action Taken- ADMITTED
Name of applicant--MINNIE ROSS
No. of children--X
Reason---- THIS IS OK THROUGH FATHER PERRY ROSS APPLICATION 947 WHOSE CASE
HAS BEEN ADJUCIATED.
THIS APPLICATION IS MADE FOR MINOR CHILD MINNIE ROSS BY A FORMER HUSBAND.
MUST HAVE INFIRMATION ABOUT THE CHILDS ANCESTERS. WAS THE CHILD ENROLLED BY
THE DAWES COMMISSION?
SPECIAL COMMISSIONER of the COURT of CLAIMS,601 Ouray Building, Washington
Sir,I hereby make application for such share as may be due me of the fund
appropriated by the ACT of CONGRESS, appoved June 30, 1906, in accordance
with the decrees of the COURT of CLAIMS of May 18,1905, and May28, 1906, in
favor of the eastern Cherokees. The evidence of identity is herewith
subjoined.Note: Answers to all questions should be short, but complete. If
you can not answer, so state.
Question # 1)State full name:
English name---ELLA RUSHING
and Post Office--
#5)How old are you?--32 Born:- 1874
#6)Where were you born? --MISSSISSIPPI
#7)Are you married?--YES
#8)Name and age of wife or husband--FRANK FRANK RUSHINGTON
#9)To what tribe of Indians do he or she belong?--NO
#10)Name all your children who were living on May 28, 1906, giving their ages.
#11)Give names of your father and mother, and your mothers maiden name before
Father- english name-ERVIN GINKINS
Mother- english name-FLORA LAND
Maiden name-FLORA McINTUSH
#12)Where were they born?
#13)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at this time?
Father-THINK THEY WERE LIVING IN MISSSISSIPPI
#14)Date of death of your father and mother:
Father---I DO NOT REMEMBER SEEING MY FATHER, THINK HE DIED WHEN I WAS VERY
Mother---I WAS 4 YEARS OLD WHEN MOTHER DIED
#15)Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benifits? If
so, state when and were.---THEY WERE NEVER ON ANY INDIAN ROLLS
#16)Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if
Name--JOHN LANG------LENAPAH, INDIAN TERRITORY
Name--MARY BROWN----LENAPAH, INDIAN TERRITORY
Name--ALICE DURANT----CREEK NATION, INDIAN TERRITORY
#17)State English name and Indian names of your grandparents on both
father's side, and mother's side, if possible.
fathers side---DON'T KNOW
mothers side---FRIDAY McINTUSH
#18)Where were they born?---THINK THEY WERE BORN IN MISSISSSIPPI
#19)Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?--
#20)Give names of all their children, and residence, if
#21)Have you ever been enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other
benifits? If so, state when and were,and with what tribe of Indians.
ANSWER;CHEROKEE FREEDMEN ROLL
#22)To assist in identification, claiment should give the full English and
Indian names, if possible, of their parents and grandparents back to
1835.-----I DO NOT CLAIM FOR MYSELF.THE CHILD MINNIE HAS RIGHTS THROUGH HER
FATHER PERRY ROSS.
Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist
in providing his claim.-----I WAS MARRIED TO PERRY ROSS AND HAD ONE CHILD BY
HIM, MINNIE ROSS.
WE ARE NOW ........ DIVORCED.
PERRY ROSS WAS PART INDIAN.
Legal- Section )
I solemnly swear that the forgoing statements made by me are true to the best
of my knowledge and belief.
Signature- ELLA RUSHEM
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22ND day,of AUGUST, 1907.
Notary Public- signatureAffidavit)--JOHN A. KIDD
My Comm. Exp.--NOV.19TH, 1908
(The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses, who are
well acquainted with the applicant.)
Personally appeared before me WASH NAVE and WILLIAM J. ROSE, who being duly
sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with ELLA RUSHEM who
makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known HER for 15
years and 18 years, respectively, and know HER to be the identical person SHE
represents 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 whatever in
Witnesses to mark-
Signatures of witnesses-
WILLIAM J. ROSE
Subscribed and sworn to me, before me this .22ND day of AUGUST,1907
Notary signature-.JOHN A. KIDD
Notary commission expires-.NOV. 19TH, 1908
NOTE: Affidavits should be made, whenever practicable, before a notary
public,or clerk of the court, if sworn to before an Indian agent or
disbursing agent of the Indian service, it need not be before a notary,
---------------------------------------------MY PERSONAL NOTE:Pages after
that include letters written to the BIA about their claim. Some have
additional papers, others do not.
.ADDITIONAL LETTER ATTACHED;
APP # 37492
GEORGE H. BROWN BEING FIRST DULY SWORN IN BEHALF OF ELLA RUSHEM, DEPOSE
I AM 70 YEARS OF AGE. I WAS BORN IN GEORGIA. I CAME WEST IN THE SIXTIES.I
KNOW THE APPLICANT. HER CHILD, WHO IS APPLING,IS NAMED MINNIE ROSS. SHE HAS
NO INDIAN BLOOD. PERRY ROSS IS THE FATHER OF THIS CHILD.
PERRY ROSS AND ELLA RUSHUM WERE LEGALLY MARRIED.. THEY WERE LEGALLY DIVORCED
IN THE COURTS. PERRY ROSS RECONIZES MINNIE AS HIS CHILD. SHE, MINNIE LIVES
WITH HER MOTHER.
I KNOW THAT PERRY RECONOZES MINNIE AS HIS CHILD. MINNIE HAS BEEN TO SEE HER
FATHER SEVERAL TIMES. HE IS NOT MARRIED AGAIN. I KNOW THAT MINNIE AND PERRY
WERE LAWFULLY MARRIED. A MAN NAMED JOE SMITH A PREACHER, MARRIED THEM. PERRY
ROSS IS A HALF BROTHER OF MINE ON MY MOTHERS SIDE. MINNIE IS ENROLLED BY THE
DAWES COMM. # 36232 (FREEDMEN).
Signature of witness: GEO H. BROWN
Subscribed and sworn before me at NOWATA, OK, this 13th day of March 1909.
ASST. TO SPECIAL COMMISSIONER
OF THE COURT OF CLAIMS.
Additional notes not on application, but attached to the application are:
PERRY ROSS IS HALF BROTHER TO GEORGE HAMMER BROWN.
PERRY ROSS'S PARENTS ARE: