Ned Scraper- Guion Miller Application # 3245 -Admitted
Postal Address is Bunch– Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory Brother of #3244
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: Ned Scraper
Indian name: Na-dee
2. Residence: In Flint District Cherokee Nation
3. Town and post office: Bunch
4. County: Flint
5. State: Indian Territory
6. Date and place of birth: In Flint District, C.N. June 6, 1877
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: Mother Susan Pritchett; Aunt Che-coo-wah; Aunt Too-ni-yee; Aunt Lydda; Uncle Oo-cer-nah; Uncle Stephen; Grandmother Lucy; Grandfather Oo-chee-yah; Great-grandfather Oo-chee-yah; Grand Aunt Wah-lee-yah.
8. Are you married: Yes
9. Name and age of wife or husband: Susan Scraper age 30 years
10. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother’s name before marriage.
Father—English name: Field Scraper
Indian name: Tlo-ga-see
Mother –English name: Susan Pritchett
Indian name: Su-see
Maiden name: Susan Pritchett
11. Where were they born?
Father: in Georgia
Mother: in Georgia
12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?
Father: In Flint District, C.N.
Mother: In Flint District, C.N.
13. Date of death of your father and mother—
Father: Living Mother: Jan 7, 1888
14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where: unknown
15. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, the date of death:
NAME. BORN. DIED.
David Unknown Living
Cor-co-ga-wee “ “
Nancy Scraper Feb 1888 “
Dick Scraper March 1, 1879 “
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
17. Where were they born? In Georgia
18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? In Flint District, C. N.
19. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths:
20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where: Enrolled for land by “The Dawes Commission”, for monies drawn in 1880, 1885, 1894
I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
(his mark) Ned Scraper
The Affidavit is witnessed by John Housebug , having known Ned Scraper for 15 years, and Charley Beanstick having known him for 10 years. Nov 16th 1906
Supplemental Application for Minor Children May 26th 1907
Names of all your children living on May 28, 1906:
1. Nellie Scraper 10 1897
2. Ben Scraper 8 1899
3.Narcy Scraper 4 1903
February 18, 1909
Ned Scraper, Bunch, Okla
In the supplemental application which you have filed for your children, for participation in the Eastern Cherokee Fund, you give Narcy Scraper, age four years, born in 1903, as the name of your youngest child. The name as given by you does not appear upon the Final Rolls of the Five Civilized Tribes. Please give the name and the enrollment of this child. If she was not enrolled by the Dawes Commission, please state why.
As this information is important, you are asked to answer this letter immediately. In your reply please refer to FAB, #3245-3244.
Very Respectfully, Special Commissioner
Hon. Guion Miller,
Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims, Washington D.C.
Replying to your letter of the 18th, hereto attached, I beg to advise that the correct name of my child referred to in your letter is Narcy Scraper. She was born August 1st 1902.
On the 4th day of March 1905, my wife and I appeared at Stilwell, Oklahoma, before Hugh M. Adair, a notary public, and then and there made affidavit as to the birth of said Narcy Scraper. Said notary public, after completing the affidavit, retained same and agreed to forward by mail to the Dawes Commission for the proper enrolling of my said child. The Dawes Commission claims they never received the affidavit and for this reason the child failed to be properly enrolled. Ned Scraper (his mark)
Witnesses to mark W.H. Davis & George McLemore Feb 24th 1909