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

            Indian name:  

2. Residence:  Cherokee Nation

3. Town and post office:  Melvin

4. County:

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

                          Indian name: 

Mother –English name: Lydia

              Indian name: 

                          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-

  1. My Grandmother – Ag gee
  2.               - Aunt So gee ni
  3. My  cousin – Toy er nees
  4.  Brother – Koh noh skee skee
  5. My stepfather – Kah tah quas kee
  6.  York sie – My Aunt
  7.  My Uncle – Skor tse
  8.  My Aunts – Quaitie & Un nw yor hee
  9.  My cousin – Kah tu ka wie son of Un nw yor hee
  10.  My halfbrother – Kil lern te or Rider
  11.  My Uncle - Aquah sah
  12.  Cousins, children of Aquah sah – Tsu kuh nun te & Tsu ah nas kee

         (Ah quah sah had one daughter. I do not know her name.

13. My Aunts – Wa lee and Rachel