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
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