Miscellaneous Court Orders of
Hamilton County, IL 


ELIZABETH HAYSí CHEROKEE APPLICATION - 1896*

Submitted by Carla Dunlap Krehbiel.  Thank you, Carla!
(Typed as written)

Application for Enrollment to Cherokee Nation Elizabeth Harrelson. Taken from the Cherokee Application for Enrollment Roll NO. 27, Application #883. Information obtained by Patricia A. Breidenthal from Federal Archives, Seattle on microfilm roll M-1650. August 1995.

" State of Illinois Hamilton County "

On this 5th day of September A.D. 1896 personally appeared before me R. R. Barnett a Notary Public and for the County and State aforesaid Elizabeth Harrelson who being duly sworn according to the law makes the following statment to wit: that her age is 39 years. That her residence if McLewison Township and her pozt office address is M. Lauston, Hamilton County, Illinois. That she makes the following statement, in order to secure citizenship within the Indian Territory in the United States in order to secure to herself and her immediate family a right to Citizanship in said Indian Territory and applicant further states that the unregistered age of all her children are a follows to wit:

John Harrelson aged 22 years
Ezekiel Harrelson aged 21 years
Eva Harrelson aged 19 years
Lorra Harrelson aged 17 years
Ethal Harrelson aged 15 years
Nathaniel Harrelson aged 12 years
Eons Harrelson aged 9 years
Frank Harrelson aged 2 weeks.

That sh (illegible) is the daughter of Anna Hays who intermarried with one John Hays under the maiden name of Anna Townsend and she further states the mother was the daughter of Sophia Townsend who intermarried with John Townsend under the maiden name of Sophia Hogg. That Sophia Hogg was the direct daughter of Samuel Hogg was aff (illegible) great grandfather and was a full blood Cherokee Indian and known as a member of the Indian Hogg Family on the Cherokee Tribe of Indians that by virtue of her relationship to and with the said Samuel Hogg she claims that she is entitled to and has a right to citizenship in the Indian Territory and hereby asks and petitions that the Honorable Board of Commissioner for the Department of the United States take up and pass upon and grant this petition and claim affidavit and her immediate family as alone named to their rights to become a citizen to and in the Indian Territory and as a Citizen of the Cherokee Indians as provided by law.

Date of........Ill. September 1896.

She further says that she intermarried with one James (Illegible)
signed
Elizabeth Harrelson

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 8th day of September A.D. 1896
On this 5th day of September A.D.  1896 person appeared before me R. R. Barnett a Notary Public in and for said County and State Elza S. Johnson who being duly sworn according to law on his oath makes the following statement related to the claim and petition of Elizabeth Harrelson for citizenship in the Indian Territory to wit: That his age is 77 years. That this post office address is Olga and his residence is Hamilton County, Illinois. That he was personally and, immediately connected with Samuel Hogg and lived a neighbor to him in this County about 6 or 7 years sometime beginning about the year 1835. That affidavit knows that the said Samuel Hogg to be a full blooded Cherokee Indian. Said applicant knows that the (illegible) appearance of a full blooded Indian applicant further says that he was well and intimately aquainted with John Hays the father of (illegible) and was well aquainted with John Hays wife and family he further says that claimant (illegible) child and that (illegible) wife of the said John Hays and matters of claimant married under the maiden name of Anna Townsend and the man she was the daughter of Sophia Townsend who intermarried with one John Townsend (Illegible) Sophia Hogg and (illegible) Sophia Hogg was the direct daughter and child of Samuel Hogg that said Samuel Hogg was the Great Grandfather of said Elizabeth Harrelson the claimant and was known as a full blooded Cherokee Indian and was recognized as a member of the Hogg Family of the Cherokee Indian tribe of Indians.  That said claimant intermarried with one James Harrelson. That applicant has lived in this Hamilton County all his life and knew that said John Hays and Anna Hays before they were married with their death and knows the above fact from his own personal knowledge. That he has no interest in this matter.

(illegible)
signed Eliza S. Johnson
Given to and subscribed before me this 5th day of
September A. D. 1896
signed R R Barnett

I, James R. Sneed, do solemly swear that on the 7th day of September 1896 I saw a package registered at the post office at McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois addressed to the Chief of the Cherokee Nations of Indians Tellaguah Ind. Territory. That registery receipt #77? received from the post master hereto attached is a receipt for said package which contained true copies of the application of Elizabeth Harrelson and of the affidavit of Eliza S. Johnson in support of same. Dated at McLeansboro, Illinois, September 1896.

signed James R. Sneed
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th day of
September A. D. 1896
signed RR Barnett Notary Public

* Elizabeth Hays was the daughter of John Hays and Annie Gerdle Townsend Hays


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