James P. Nicholson

Tue, 25 Nov 1997 18:52:23 -0800 (PST)
From: [email protected]
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997
Subject: Miller application James P Nicholson

Nicholson Researchers For your information. best regards, dennis ward

Dennis, I got to the Library yesterday and was able to copy attached application.
The copy was very poor and hard to read . I think I got this mostly correct by using a magnifying glass.

GUION MILLER APPLICATION # Commissioner of Indian Affairs Washington, D.C.

SIR: 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, 1906 and May 28, 1906 in favor of the Eastern Cherokees. The evidence of identity is herewith subjoined.

1. State full Name

English name: James P. Nicholson

Indian name: Not Known

2. Residence Chelsea

3. Town and post office: Chelsea

4 County: Cherokee Nation

5. State: Indian Territory

6. Date and place of birth: Aug 26th 1882 in Texas

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:
My father, My grandparents, John and Sarah Nicholson, my uncles and aunts Rany(?) McCoy Nicholson, Eliza Janice Wally and Nellie Delitia Gathran, my great aunts and uncles Nannie Shipley nee Gunter, Nellie Beavertree Gunter, James Gunter Maargaret Coody and her husband Rufus and Madison Coody, Daniel McCoy Gunter and his wife Emma _______Williams, John Gunter and Martha Gunter, my cousins Warren, James and William Bea_not Catherine Hicks, Annie Hendricks and Jennie Coodym My great grandfather Edward Gunter, my great great grandmother Katy Gunter, she had a sister Poly Smith who had a son Walt Smith both of whom are dead and without descent.

8. Are you married? Yes

9. Name and age of wife or husband: Single

10. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother's name before marriage:
Father- English name: Richard Lee Nicholson -
Indian Name: not known Mother-
English Name Bidipher Nicholson -
Maiden Name Bidipher Foulzer

11. Where were they born?
Father: In Cherokee Nation
Mother State of Illinois

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?
Father: In Cherokee Nation
Mother: Born Feb 4th 1852

13 Date of death of your father and mother --
Father March 8th 1884
Mother living

14. Were they ever enrolled: .........:
       Father on Immigrant Cherokee payroll in 1851 in Cherokee Nation

15. Name all of your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and residence if possible:
      Name            Born                           Died
(1) Edward V. R. Nicholson Jan 21st 1870
(2) Richard H. Nicholson Sept 6th 1871
(3) Sarah E. Hindselman Aug 21st 1873
(4) Thomas H. Nicholson Oct 10th 1875
(5) Eva M. Bigham Oct 2nd 1877
(6) Ora C. Boone July 26th 1880

16. State English and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side if possible:
Fathers Side
Mother's side John R. and Sarah They were whites Nicholson nee Gunter

17. Where were they born? Paternal grandparents born in Cherokee Nation East

18. Where did they reside in 1851 if living at that time? In Cherokee Nation

19. Give names of all their children, and residence, if possible:
(1) English Name: Eliza J. Wally nee Nicholson died without descent
      Indian Name : Rory McCoy Nicholson died without descent
      Residence: Nellie Delila Gathran nee Nicholson " " "
(2) English Name Edward Gunter Nicholson dead
      Indian Name: Richard Lee Nicholson my father dead
      Residence: Margaret Sarah Locher nee Nicholson dead
(3) English Name Indian Name: Residence:
(4) English Name Indian Name: Residence:
(5) English Name Indian Name: Residence:

20. Have you ever been enrolled of annuities, land or other benefits?
  If so state where and with what tribe On Cherokee authenticated roll of 1880 and am a Cherokee allotee

21. To assist in identification, claimant should give the full English and Indian names, if possible of their parents and grandparents back to 1835:
My paternnal grandfather John R. or Jack Nicholson lived in Cherokee Nation East in 1835

REMARKS (Under this head the applicant may give additional information that he believes will assist in proving his claims)
My grandmother Sarah Nicholson nee Gunter had the following brothers an sisters who died without descent.
Nannie Shipley nee Gunter,
James Gunter,
Daniel McCoy Gunter and his wife nee Emma Williams,
John Gunter and Martha Gunter.
My grandmother Sarah Nicholson had a sister Nellie Beavert nee Gunter who was the mother of Harrm (sp?)
James, William, Catherine Hicks nee Beavert and Irene Hendricks nee Beavert all of whom died without descent
My grandmother Sarah Nicholson had a sister who married Rufus Coody and Madison Coody and had a daughter Jennie Ciidy who died without descent.
My great grandfather was Edward Gunter.

Note - Answers should be brief but explicit: the words "Yes" "No" "Unknown", etc, may be used in cases wheree applicable. Read the questions carefully

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

Signature James P. Nicholson

Subscribed and sworn to before me this first day of December, 1906.
My commission expires Sept. 3rd 1907 Ray E. Adams Notary Public

AFFIDAVIT. (the following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses who are well acquainted with the applicant;) Personally appeared before me Miss Mabel Graham and J. E. Fleshman who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say they are well acquainted with James P. Nicholson who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for two and two years respectively, annd know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be and that the statements made by him are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in his claim. Witness to mark Signature of witnesses Mabel H. Grahnon J. E. Fleishman

Subscribed and sworn to before me this first day of December , 1906
My commission expires Sept. 3rd 1907 Ray E. Adams Notary Public

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