Extract of the Rejected Applications of the Guion Miller Roll of the Eastern Cherokee, Volume 3


The Guion Miller Roll was made to distribute over one million dollars to all Eastern Cherokee that were alive on 28 May 1906, who could prove that they were members of the Eastern Cherokee tribe at the time of the treaties of 1835, 1836 and 1845, or were descended from members of the tribe. Over 45,000 applications were filed, representing 90,000 individuals. Only 30,840 individuals were found to be eligible. Almost 60,000 individuals were rejected, many of them African American, members of another tribe (Creek, Choctaw, etc.); and some identified as "white." This volume contains extracts of rejected applications rolls from 283-348 of microfilm (applications 36051 to 45856). Each applicant was asked to provide such information as name, residence, age, place of birth, name of husband/wife, names of children, place of birth and date of death of parents and grandparents, names and ages of brothers and sisters, and names and residence of grandparents' children.This work is arranged in index form, alphabetically by surname of the applicant. The format consists of nine columns of information, including application number and, when available, state of residence, year of birth, names of spouse, father, mother, paternal and maternal grandparents-a rich source of genealogical information.

Jo Ann Curls Page

(2003), 2007, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 358 pp.

ISBN: 9780788423505