HAYSí CHEROKEE APPLICATION - 1896*
by Carla Dunlap Krehbiel.
Thank you, Carla!
(Typed as written)
for Enrollment to Cherokee Nation Elizabeth Harrelson. Taken from the
for Enrollment Roll NO. 27, Application #883. Information obtained by
Patricia A. Breidenthal
Federal Archives, Seattle on microfilm roll M-1650. August 1995.
State of Illinois Hamilton County "
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.
sh (illegible) is the daughter of Anna Hays who intermarried with one John
Hays under the maiden name
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
aff (illegible) great grandfather and was a full blood Cherokee Indian and
known as a member of the
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.
of........Ill. September 1896.
further says that she intermarried with one James (Illegible)
and sworn to before me this 8th day of
5th day of September A.D. 1896 person appeared before me R. R.
Barnett a Notary Public in and
County and State Elza S. Johnson who being duly sworn according to law on
his oath makes the
statement related to the claim and petition of Elizabeth Harrelson for
citizenship in the Indian
to wit: That his age is 77 years. That this post office address is Olga
and his residence is
County, Illinois. That he was personally and, immediately connected with
Samuel Hogg and lived a
to him in this County about 6 or 7 years sometime beginning about the year
1835. That affidavit
that the said Samuel Hogg to be a full blooded Cherokee Indian. Said
applicant knows that the
appearance of a full blooded Indian applicant further says that he was
well and intimately
with John Hays the father of (illegible) and was well aquainted with John
Hays wife and family he
says that claimant (illegible) child and that (illegible) wife of the said
John Hays and matters of
married under the maiden name of Anna Townsend and the man she was the
daughter of Sophia
who intermarried with one John Townsend (Illegible) Sophia Hogg and
(illegible) Sophia Hogg
direct daughter and child of Samuel Hogg that said Samuel Hogg was the
Great Grandfather of said
Harrelson the claimant and was known as a full blooded Cherokee Indian and
was recognized as a
the Hogg Family of the Cherokee Indian tribe of Indians.
That said claimant intermarried with one James
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.
signed Eliza S. Johnson
Given to and subscribed before me this 5th day of
A. D. 1896
signed R R Barnett
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
of same. Dated at McLeansboro, Illinois, September 1896.
James R. Sneed
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th day of
A. D. 1896
signed RR Barnett Notary Public
Hays was the daughter of John Hays and Annie Gerdle