Etta Jane Sanders- Guion Miller Application # 5298   -Admitted

Postal Address is Claremore– Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

Niece of #2920. Father of Applicant enrolled in 1851 by Drennen G.S. 677 – Henry H. Scraper


Commissioner of Indian Affairs,  Washington, D. C.


       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: Etta J. Sanders

            Indian name:   Not known

2. Residence:   Claremore

3. Town and post office:   Claremore

4. County:  Cherokee Nation

5. State:  Indian Territory

6. Date and place of birth:   Nov 24, 1871, in Cherokee Nation

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:  For my parents, Henry H. and Narcissa J. Scraper; My grandparents, George W. and Louisa Scraper and William B. Duncan;  My uncles, John Hamilton Duncan, William M. and Martin M. Scraper;  My great uncles, John R. Lewis and George W. Duncan;  My great great uncle and aunt, Lewis and Elizabeth Duncan.

8. Are you married:  Yes

9. Name and age of wife or husband:  William E. Sanders, age 45 years

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

            Father—English name:  Henry H. Scraper

                          Indian name:   Nur-nor-dur-hi           

Mother –English name:  Narcissa J. Scraper

              Indian name:  Not known

                          Maiden name:  Narcissa J. Duncan

11. Where were they born?

            Father:  In Cherokee Nation

            Mother:  In Cherokee Nation

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

            Father:  In Cherokee Nation

            Mother:  In Cherokee Nation

13. Date of death of your father and mother—

            Father:    April 18, 1871               Mother: 

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits?  If so, state when and where: On Emigrant Cherokee Pay roll of 1851

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


                        NAME.                                         BORN.                                      DIED.

            HAVE  NONE.


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

                        George W. and Louisa Scraper            William B. and Narcissa R. Duncan

                                                   nee McIntosh                               nee Carey


17. Where were they born?  In Cherokee Nation East

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

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

(1)     English name:  Narcissa J. Scraper, my mother, dead

(2)     English name:  John Hamilton Duncan, died without descent

(3)     English name:  William M. Scraper, died without descent

(4)     English name:  Henry H. Scraper, my father, dead

(5)     English name:  Flora J. Foreman,   dead

(6)     English name:  Lydia Clark, Vinita

(7)     English name:  Joseph M. Scraper

(8)     English name:  Martin M. Scraper

(9)     English name:  Delila Trithart, dead

(10) English name:  Eliza Rowe, Rose, I. T.

(11) English name:  Susan C. Flanders, dead

(12) English name:  John A. Duncan, dead without descent

(13) English name:  Thomas Duncan,                    


20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits?  If so, state when and where:  Am on Cherokee Authenticated roll of 1880 and am a Cherokee Allottee

21. To expedite identfication, claimants should give the full English and Indian names if possible, of their paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835:  My grandfathers, George W. Scraper and William B. Duncan, lived in Cherokee Nation East in 1835.


            My grandfather, William B. Duncan had three brothers, John R., Lewis and George W. Duncan.  All of whom are dead and without descent.  My great grandfather, Edmond Duncan, had a brother and sister, Lewis and Elizabeth Duncan, both of whom died without descent.


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

                                                (Signed)  Etta J. Sanders


Subscribed and sworn to before me this 11th  day of  December  1906.


The Affidavit is witnessed by Charles R. McCoy  , having known  Etta J. Sanders             for 14 years, and  N.J. Dodson    for 14 years.


Supplemental Application for Minor Children      June 1st 1907


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


1. William E. Sanders Jr.            11                    Oct-24-1896

2. DeWitt C. Sanders                       9                      June-30-1898

3. Henry K. Sanders                       4                      Oct-1-1902

4. M. Connelly Sanders            9 months            Aug-16-1906



Etta J. Sanders,                                                Claremore, Okla           Dec 16, 1907


            Kindly furnish this office with the date of the birth of M. Connelly Sanders, giving day, month and year.  If any of your children are dead, please state date of death.

                                                Your prompt reply will be appreciated.

                                                            Very respectfully,    Special Commissioner


Mr. Guion Miller            Washington D. C.

Dear Sir,

            Yours of the 16th received.  In answer will say, my son M. Connelly Sanders was born August 16th 1906, and my son George F. Sanders died October 13th 1902.

                                                            Respectfully,   Etta J. Sanders

                                                            Claremore, Okla    Dec 20th 1907