Lydia Ann Clark- Guion Miller Application # 2920   -Admitted

Postal Address is Vinita– Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory


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:  Lydia Ann Clark

            Indian name:   Li-di

2. Residence:  Vinita

3. Town and post office:

4. County:  Northern District

5. State:  Indian Territory

6. Date and place of birth:  April 6th 1846,  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: Interest in share of mother’s uncle James McIntosh- Ar-na-lah-we; Claim my own share; Also an interest in my brother’s share- William M. Scraper;  Also an interest in the share of my brother- Martin M. Scraper;  Also my interest in the share of my father’s first cousin known as Little Arch, Indian name Si-la-wi;  Also of Alexander Scraper, brother of Father, Indian name Ar-li-tsa or Runabout Scraper; And interest on share of  Ar-nee-cha and Wah-ly-yah, children of Little Arch;  Also in share of mother’s Uncle William McIntosh.


8. Are you married:  Yes

9. Name and age of wife or husband:  George W. Clark, age 64

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

            Father—English name: George W. Scraper

                          Indian name:  Oo-ne-goo-sti-gi

Mother –English name:  Louisa Scraper

              Indian name:  Nee-goo-di-yi

                          Maiden name:  Louisa McIntosh

11. Where were they born?

            Father:  In Georgia

            Mother:  In Alabama

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

            Father:  Going Snake District Cherokee Nation

            Mother: Going Snake District Cherokee Nation

13. Date of death of your father and mother—

            Father:  October 6th 1899            Mother:  January 14th 1894

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits?  If so, state when and where: 1851 and all payments up to time of their death

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


                        NAME.                                         BORN.                                                DIED.

(1)Willis Scraper                                 March 5th 1835                        September 1838

(2) William M. Scraper                        Dec 25th 1838                          Sept 13th 1864

(3) Henry H. Scraper                           May 5th 1841                           April 18th 1871

(4) Flora Jane Scraper                        Dec 2nd 1843                           March 10th 1884

(5) Lidia N. Scraper                            April 23, 1846                         living

(6) Joseph M. Scraper             Oct 6th 1848                            March 10th 1884

(7) Martin M. Scraper             Feb 26th 1851                          April 2nd 1872

(8) John Scraper                                 March 28th 1853                      Feb 15th 1872

(9) Delila S. Scraper                            Sept 28th 1855                         March 6th 1891

(10) Eliza E. Scraper                           August 6th 1859                       living

(11) Susan Scraper                              Sept 6th 1861                           July 11th 1888


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

                        Scraper – De-su-goh-ski                     Martin McIntosh

                        Dinah – Dur-ya-ni                               Dlu-dlu

                                                                                    Jennie McIntosh  (white)


17. Where were they born?  Old Cherokee Nation, Georgia

18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?  Going Snake District, Cherokee Nation Indian Territory

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

(1)   English name: Alexander Scraper

Indian name:   Ar-li-tsa                               died 1862

(2)   English name:  Otter Scraper

Indian name:    Ji-yah                                 died 1900

(3)   English name:  George W. Scraper

Indian name:   Oo-ne-goo-sti-gi                  October 6th 1899

(4)   English name:  Archibald Scraper

Indian name:   Ar-gi-gy-li                            In year 1902

(5)   English name:  Sallie Scraper Cuming

Indian name:   Ka-haw-gah                        1864

(6)   English name:  Charley Scraper

Indian name:  Wah-hoo-gah                       near Tahlequah


20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits?  If so, state when and where:  1851, 1883, 1894 and all payments since 1851, and am enrolled by Dawes Commission for Allotment

21. To expedite identfication, claimants should give the full English and Indian names if possible, of their paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835: Grandfather Scraper- Di-su-goh-ski; Dinah Scraper- Dar-ya-ni;  Maternal Grandfather Martin McIntosh- Dlu-dlu; Jennie McIntosh a white woman.


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

                                                (Signed)  Lydia Ann Clark


Subscribed and sworn to before me this  8th  day of  November  1906.

The Affidavit is witnessed by  John S. Thomason  , having known  Lydia Ann Clark               for 12 years, and  William C. Chamberlain    for 35 years.


            Mrs. Eliza E. Rowe, Pryor Creek, I. T., Mrs. G.W. Clark, of Vinita, I.T., and Mrs. Nancy Gritts, of Tahlequah, I.T.. are the only three of our grandfather’s grandchildren living.  We have already sent in our application, but failed to state fully the above.  The application sent in is not as correct as we would like, being so far back in our childhood, but remember five of their names I send you, my mother took care of them and raised them.  I am told others were my relatives, but died and left no heirs.

                        Additional Application of Elizabeth E. Rowe, Pryor Creek, I.T.

I get this from relatives, supposed to have participated in the payment to the money to the so-called “Eastern Cherokees” in 1835.  Following are the names:

Hominy Smith, Cherokee name; ar-mar-ga-i  and his wife and son

Cabin Smith. Flea Smith, ar-ton-gai

Six-killer- On-dai-li-di-hi, his mother , tsi-law-nur-gie, Gar-dai-li-dah. Di-ca-yo-di-ski.

Rachel. Le-gi-li. Gar-li-sti-yi  i-tsa-ger

Hunt, gar-noi-hi-le-gi

Squirrel, sar-loi-li  Oo-wee-yah-li

Aggie three killer- Eh-gi-tso-dihi-her  tsi-gor-na-loi  daughter and sons

tsa-la-na-hi  threekiller. Ar-ma-ga-, his English name, Hominy Smith