If you find a family name on either the Guion Miller Roll or the Dawes Roll you will begin to follow a "paper trail." This trail will take you to earlier rolls or to other records. It will be very helpful to understand what this paper trail is. That is what we will explore through the next several pages.
We will begin with a family who is documented on both the Guion Miller Roll and the Dawes Roll.
In the standard genealogical practice we will begin with the latest record.
The following is a typescript of a complete application to the Guion Miller Roll of 1906. This applicant was admitted to the Roll and also appears on the Dawes Roll of Cherokees.
We will follow this line back in time, taking our leads from these two rolls which were created in 1896 (Dawes) and 1906 (Miller).
No. 5180 Admitted.
Nannie L. Hatfield and 2 children, Whitmire, OK
Niece of 1340 and claims through same source. Father of applicant, James S. Fields, enrolled in Delaware District, No. 432.
5180 Nannie L. Hatfield with No. 1340
1. State full name English name: Nannie L. Hatfield Indian Name: not known 2. Residence Whitmire, I. T. 3. Town and Post Office: Whitmire, I. T. 4. County: Cherokee Nation 5. State: Indian Territory 6. Date and Place of birth: Feb 28, 1870 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, James S. Fields - My uncle and Aunt, Moses A. Fields and Susie Tweedle [?]nee Fields, both of whom died without descent - my grandfather, Moses Fields. 8. Are you married? Yes 9. Name and age of wife or husband: Cary A. Hatfield, age 42 10. Give names [English & Indian] of your father and mother, and your mother's name before marriage. Father English name: James S. Fields Indian name: [blank] Mother English name: Charlotte Fields Indian name: [blank] Maiden name: Charlotte Stover 11. Where were they born? Father: Cherokee Nation, I. T. Mother: Cherokee Nation, I. T. 12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Father: Cherokee Nation, I. T. Mother: Cherokee Nation, I. T. 13. Date of death of your father and mother: Father: June 21, 1876 [faded] Mother: Living 14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where: By emigrant payroll of 1851 in Cherokee Nation. 15. Name all your brothers and sisters, giveing ages, and if not living, the date of death: (1) Martha C. Donoho dead (2) Moses O. Fields Maysville, Ark (3) Caroline _ [?] Washbourne Eucha, I. T. (4) Laura A. Denbo Catoosa, I. T. (5) Robert W. Fields Tahlequah, I. T. (6) Maud E. Burton Collinsville, I. T. 16. English & Indian names of grandparents: Name - Born - Died Father's side Mother's side Thos and Mahala Fields John H and Charlotte Stover nee Cadel nee Ward 17. Where were they born? Cherokee Nation 18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Cherokee Nation 19. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living give dates of their deaths: (1) Cahterine Ralls dead (2) Mary J. Phillips dead (3) James S. Fields, my father, dead (4) Marqurite Smith Maysville, Ark (5) Samuel I. Fields Maysville, Ark (6) Martha E. Horsely " (7) Sarah P. Smith " (8) Laura V. Yeager died about 1900 (9) Moses A. Fields died without descent (10) Sophronia Milligan Maysville, Ark (11) Susie Tweedle died without descent 20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land or other benefits? If so, state when and where. On Cherokee authenticated rolls of 1880 and am a Cherokee allottee. 21. To expedite identification, claimants should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835: My grandfather Moses Fields, and grandfather Richard Fields lived in Cherokee Nation east in 1835. REMARKS: [blank] Signed: Nannie L. Hatfield, 8 Dec 1906.
Affidavit of William H. Ballentine and Charles M. Ross, who have known applicant for 20 years and 10 years respectively. [both sign 8 Dec 1906].
Supplemental Application for Minor Children
part of original application No. 5180.
1. Full name: Nannie L. Hatfield 2. Residence: Whitmire 3. County District 6 4. State Indian Territory 5. Place and Date of birth: Delaware District 28 Feb 1870 6. Are you married? Yes 7. Spouse's name and age: Carey E. Hatfield, age 43 8. His tribe: Intermarried White Cherokee 9. Your children, ages, and date of birth: (1) Winnie age 16 born 1890 "D.C. 802" [handwritten in page margin] (2) Rollin age 12 born 1895 "D.C. 803" [handwritten in page margin] 10. Were they ever enrolled? Winnie Strip Payment 1894 Cherokee Tribe Winnie and Rollin for alotment of land Cherokee Tribe Winnie Strip Payment Delaware Winnie & Rollin for alotment of land Tahlequah District. Signed: Nannie L. Hatfield, 17 June 1907 Affadavits of Osie Hogshooer and A. H. Mann, who have known applicant for 10 years and 7 years respectively. [the both sign 17 June 1907]
Guion Miller Roll
ROLL P 272 #13540 FCT COMM #801 - Nannie L Hatfield - 36
13541 802 - Winnie (dau) - 16
13542 803 - Rollin (son) - 11
We will next explore Nannie Hatfield's Dawes Commission file, beginning with the census card.
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