Henry Ward’s Miller Application

MILLER APPLICATION # 643

Henry Julian Ward
Muskogee Co., Muskogee, Oklahoma

Admitted.
Nephew of MA # 253, Lucy L. Keys nee Hoyt, and claims through the same source. Applicant’s mother, Ester Hoyt, was enrolled in Disputed # 39.

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Washington, D. C.

Sir:
I hereby make application for such share as me 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- Henry Julian Ward
Indian Name-

2. Residence- 638 Market Street

3. Town and Post Office- Muskogee
4. County- District 10
5. State- Indian Territory

6. Date and Place of Birth – May 12, 1862 New Spring Place, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.

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:

Mother- Esther Ward nee Hoyt
Grandmother- Lydia Hoyt nee Lowery
Great Grandfather- George Lowery
Uncle- George Hoyt

8. Are you married? YES

9. Name and age of wife or husband
– Emma Josephine Ward nee Luckenbach, age 48.

10. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother’s name before marriage-

Father- English name- James Ward
Indian name-

Mother- English name- Esther Ward
Indian name-
Maiden name- Esther Hoyt

11. Where were they born?
Father born in Georgia and mother born in Wills Valley, Tennessee

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time
Father residing in Dwight, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
Mother residing in Park Hill, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

13. Date of death of your father and mother?
Father died September 2, 1862 and mother died January 12, 1864

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Father as an Old Settler in 1850-01 and mother as an Emigrant 1851-52.

15. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death-

Darius E. Ward b. November 23, 1854 d. (MA #3072)
Lydia A. Chamberlain nee Ward b. August 1, 1856 d. July 29, 1882
Clara A. Ward b. September 14, 1859 d. (MA # 979)
William Wirt Ward b. May 12, 1862 d. September 21, 1905
Henry Julian Ward (self) b. May 12, 1862 d.

16. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father’s and mother’s side, if possible-

Father’s side- James Ward Sr. and grandmother’s name is unknown
Mother’s side- Dr. Milo Hoyt and Lydia Hoyt nee Lowery

17. Where were they born?
James Ward Sr. born in Georgia.
Dr. Milo Hoyt, Ohio. Lydia Hoyt nee Lowery, Wills Valley, Tennessee

18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?
Dr. Milo Hoyt, Ohio.
Lydia Hoyt (his wife) Park Hill, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.

19. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths

Eunice Chamberlain nee Hoyt, deceased
Anna Ballentine nee Hoyt, deceased
Hinman Hoyt, deceased
Sarah Hunter nee Hoyt, deceased
Lucy Keys nee Hoyt, Vinita, Indian Territory
Esther Ward nee Hoyt, died January 12, 1864
Milo Hoyt, deceased
George Hoyt, deceased (single)

20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Vinita in 1883, bread money.
Tahlequah, Indian Territory 1894, strip payment ‘12651’, Tahlequah, Indian Territory, July 17, 1903 my allotment of land.

21. To expedite identification, claimant should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835.

George Lowery Sr.
George Lowery Jr.
Milo Hoyt
James Ward Sr.
Nancy, daughter of Oo-lu-tea
Lucy Benge
Lydia Lowery
Esther Hoyt

REMARKS

(Under this head the applicant may give additional information that he believes will assist in proving his claim).

Uncle George Lowery died in Kansas, without children, hence I claim 1/5 of 1/7 of his share. There may be portions of Nancy’s, Lucy Benges, as my ancestors coming to me also. Great grandfather, George Lowery (Jr.) was second Chief and represented the Cherokees before the Departments at Washington before the war, and erected a monument to his memory at Tahlequah, Indian Territory.

Note: Answers should be brief but explicit: the words ‘yes’ , ‘no’, and ‘unknown’ may be used in cases where 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.

Signed: Henry J. Ward

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2nd day of October 1906.

Signed: Walter W. Chappell, 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 William P. Drew and Bassom P. Pasmus, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Henry J. Ward, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 7 years
and 20 years, respectively, and 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.

Witnesses Signatures: William P. Drew and Bassom P. Rasmus

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 2nd day of October 1906.

Signed: John E. Tidwell, Notary public

Supplemental Application for Minor Children

Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims,
601 Ouray Building, Washington, D. C.

Sirs,
I hereby make application for such share as may be due my minor children of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decree of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905, and May 28, 1906, if favor of the
Eastern Cherokee, and I ask that this be made part of my original application No.643

1. State you full name: Henry Julian Ward
2. Residence and post office: Muskogee
3. County:
4. State: Indian Territory
5. Date and place of birth: May 12, 1862 at Spring Place (now Oaks), Indian Territory
6. Are you married? YES
7. Name and age of wife or husband: Emma J. (Luckenbach) Ward, 49 years
8. To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong? WHITE
9. Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906:

1. Samuel James Ward 21 years b. May 6, 1886
2. Ethel Marion Ward 15 years b. March 19, 1892
3. *Sarah Ruby Ward 11 years b. February 3, 1896
*(Sarah’s name is crossed out)

The latter is my niece, daughter of Darius E. Ward, who is also an applicant, and who may report her in his family- she has been in our family since she was 3 weeks old.

10. Where they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benefits? If so state when and were and with what tribe of Indians.
As Cherokee Per Capita Payment 1894.

REMARKS

(Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in proving his claim.)

I enclose a copy of the genealogy of the Lowery family where ‘Lidia married Milo Hoyt’, my grandmother and grandfathers name appear. Esther Hoyt, my grandmother, married James Ward, an Old Settler Cherokee.

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

Signed: Henry J. Ward

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 15th day of May, 1907

AFFIDAVIT

(The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses who are well acquainted with the applicant)

Personally appeared before me Henry McCoy and F. M. Crutsinger who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are
well acquainted with Henry J. Ward, who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known him for 3 years and 3 years, respectively, and know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be and that on May 28, 1906, he had the children living as above set forth, and that the statements made by him are true, and they have no interest whatever in
claim.

Signatures of Witnesses: Henry McCoy and F. M. Crutsinger

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 15th day of May, 1907.

Letter attached to miller application # 643

Muskogee, Indian Territory
September 23, 1907

Guion Miller, Special Commissioner

Dear Sir; Referring to application # 643 and the supplemental application to be considered with it, can you at this time advise me about when payment will be made, and about how much per capita. Frankly the reason I wish to know is I have some improvements to make on my allotment and the children’s, which, if this payment is made anytime soon, can be made with
the funds derived from the ‘Emigrant Money’ the information is not sought out of idle curiosity.

Yours truly, Henry J. Ward, P. O. Box 525

Grouped within.

979- Clara Alice Ward *(Sister)
2908-Clara Alice Ward *(sister)
3072- Darius E. Ward *(Brother)

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