Runabout Wilson- Guion Miller Application # 6075 -Admitted
Postal Address is Melvin, Okla – Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
Applicant enrolled in Illinois #189 with his parents
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: Runabout Wilson
2. Residence: Cherokee Nation
3. Town and post office: Melvin
5. State: Indian Territory
6. Date and place of birth: 1848, Illinois District, Cherokee Nation West
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 myself- Runabout Wilson; My father – Wilson; Grandfather- Teesuskoskee; My mother- Lydia; Joe brother to Lydia; Jinnie sister to Lydia; John- Grandfather on mothers side; My sister- Wut-te; My Aunt Kah-ne.
8. Are you married: No
9. Name and age of wife or husband:
10. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother’s name before marriage.
Father—English name: Wilson
Mother –English name: Lydia
Maiden name: Lydia John
11. Where were they born?
Father: Cherokee Nation East of Miss. River
Mother: Cherokee Nation East of Miss. River
12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?
Father: Illinois Dist Cherokee Nation West
Mother: Illinois Dist Cherokee Nation West
13. Date of death of your father and mother—
Father: 1852 or 1853 Mother: October 1898
14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where: Emigrant Payroll of 1851, Cherokee Nation West of Miss. River
15. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, the date of death:
NAME. BORN. DIED.
Phillip Dry 1859
Lucy Birdchopper 1854
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
Teesukoskee or Scraper John
17. Where were they born? Cherokee Nation East of Miss. River
18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Illinois Dist Cherokee Nation West of Miss. River
19. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths:
(1) Indian name: Ar tse kil died about 1905
(2) Indian name: U neck koo hee “ 1902
(3) Indian name: Tse yer “ 1903
(4) Indian name: Ah he toh “ 1894
(5) Indian name: Aul kin ne “ 1860 or 1861
(6) Indian name: Charley Scraper Cherokee Nation
(7) Indian name: Kah nah soo tas kee died 1886
(8) Indian name: Lydia “ 1898
20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where: Emigrant Roll of 1851. Roll of 1880. And also a Cherokee Allottee
I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
(Signed) Runabout Wilson
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 12 day of Dec 1906.
The Affidavit is witnessed by Emina Howard , having known Runabout Wilson for __ years, and Sarah Keerri for __ years.
Letter dated Dec 12th 1906, Hulbert I. T.
Hon. Com. Indian Affairs in Washington D.C.
Sir- Will you please add the following names-
(Ah quah sah had one daughter. I do not know her name.
13. My Aunts – Wa lee and Rachel