Jug Bunch- Guion Miller Application # 1588   -Admitted

Postal Address is Bunch – Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

Brother of #1323 and claims through same source


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:  Jug Bunch

         Indian name:   Ga-da-goo-goo

2. Residence:   Sequoyah District

3. Town and post office:  Bunch

4. County:   Cherokee Nation

5. State:   Indian Territory

6. Date and place of birth:   Born in Flint District, about April 1858

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 and Mother, Grandfather and Mother, Ja-gy Oo-sa-nar-le. (Grandmother Arly De-soo-go-ski).  (Mother Jennie De-soo-go-ske).  (Ne-gar-we Oo-sar-na-le, Uncle).   Three Aunts viz. Ah-yo-ster and Lucy Oo-sar-na-le and Aky  Oo-sar-na-le.  So-ke-ne, Grandmother on fathers’

8. Are you married:   Yes

9. Name and age of wife or husband:  Annie Bunch

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

         Father—English name:  Jack Bunch

                    Indian name:   Ja-gy  Oo-sar-nar-le

Mother –English name:   Jennie Bunch

           Indian name:   Ge-ne  De-soo-go-ski

                    Maiden name:  Jennie               

11. Where were they born?

         Father:  Born in Flint District

         Mother:   Born in Flint District

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

         Father:    In Flint District

         Mother:   In Flint District

13. Date of death of your father and mother—

         Father:  Died during the late war        Mother:  Died in 1865

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits?  If so, state when and where:  Enrolled to claim in the payment of 1852 is about all I can tell

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


                  NAME.                                   BORN.                              DIED.

         Alex Bunch                       about 1860                       Living

         Jennie Bunch                    about 1856                       Aug 1887


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

                  Oo-sar-nar-le                            was not living in 1851

                  Grandmother not living in 1851        Arly  De-soo-go-ski


17. Where were they born?   North Carolina

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

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

(1)  English name:  Don’t Know

Indian name:   Ne-gar-we  Oo-sar-nar-le

Residence:   Flint District

(2)  English name:   Lucy  Oo-sar-nar-le

Indian name:   Loo-se              

Residence:   Flint District

(3)  English name:   Don’t Know

Indian name:    Ah-yo-ster  Oo-sar-nar-le

Residence:   Flint District

(4)  English name:   Betsy Justice nee De-soo-go-ski

Indian name:    Gwadsy                              

Residence:   Flint District


{Note:  1, 2, & 3 are marked Father’s side.  Number 4 – Mother’s side.}


20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits?  If so, state when and where:  In all payments since I was born and by Daws Commission in 1902 to share in the Allotments of the Cherokee Nation



Ne-gar-we, father’s brother- I claim share

Da-gar-le-ga  De-soo-go-ske

Gar-no-ske-ske  De-soo-go-ske

Da-le-ye-ske  De-soo-go-ski. 

Are all my Uncles that I claim a share in.  All of Flint District.


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

                                    (Signed)  Jug Bunch


Subscribed and sworn to before me this 26  day of   Oct   1906.

The Affidavit is witnessed by  George Quinton   , having known   Jug Bunch    for 10 years, and  Maria Lynch   having known him for 15 years.


Supplemental Application for Minor Children      May 21st  1907


Jug lists birth at about June 1859 and his wife’s age at about 48.


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

1. Esther Bunch        17      May 6, 1890

2. Jack                  14      Nov 25, 1892

3. Susie                10      June 17, 1896

4. Nancy               6        Nov 9, 1900