No. 22149         Action:   Rejected

Name Susanna Oney  and X children
Residence: Danleyton KY (present)
Remark: Sizemore Case "B"

Rec.   APR 10 1907  

Commissioner of Indian Affairs,
Washington, D.C.

        I hereby make application for such shares as may 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: Susanna Oney
        Indian Name:  Susanna Sisemoore
  2. Residence:  Danyelton Ky
  3. Town and post office: Danyel leyton Ky
  4. County: Greenup
  5. State: Ky
  6. Date and place of birth: Heweysville Floyd Co Ky Aug 29th 1839
  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: I claim my share of my fathers estate.
  8. Are you married? Yes, (husband Mr. Oney is dead)
  9. Name and age of wife or husband:  was 51 years old at death
  10. Give names of your father and mother and your mother's name before marriage.
        Father—English name: William Sisemoore
    Indian name:  Blackhawk
        Mother—English name: Martha Sisemore
    Indian Name:  She was an American woman
    Maiden Name: Martha Milam
  11. Where were they born?
        Father: Floyd Co Ky
        Mother: in Tenn, but cannot give the location
  12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?
        Father: Floyd Co Ky
        Mother: Floyd Co Ky
  13. Date of death of your father and mother–
        Father: May 6th 1879      Mother: Oct, about 1866

  1. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where: Do not know.
  2. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, the date of death:
    Name.    Born.        Died.
    (1) John Sisemoore 1835   Living
    (2) Wm. Sisemoore 1837   Living
    (3) Hiram Sisemoore 1854   Died Oct 28 1904
    (4) Woodsisemoore 1856   living
    (5) No sisters          
  3. State English and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible.
      Father's side     Mother's side
    Cherokee   Blackhawk or Cherokee
  4. Where were they born?  Grand mother In Tenn. Dont know about state that Grand Father was born in .
  5. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?  Don't know.
  6. Give names of all their children and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths:
    (1)  English name          
    Indian Name          
    (2)  English name:             
    Indian name:      
    (3)  English name              
    Indian Name:              
    (4)  English name:              
    Indian Name:              
    (5)  English name              
    Indian Name               
  7. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits ? If so, state when and where:

  1. To expedite identification, claimants should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835:
    My Grand father s name was Geo. Sisemoore.
    * Grand mothers name was Sally Anderson, (Indian name, Blackhawk or Cherokee)

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

Wood Sisemoore, my brother has made application through a Mr Moore at Montgomery WVa for his part of this same claim. he may furnish better data than I h ave , but this i s all I know at present that would assist.

NOTE –Answers should be brief but explicit: the words "Yes," "No," "Unknown," etc., 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.
(Signature.)      Susanna X Oney     

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22 day of March, 1907.

My commission expires
                  , 190

Geo A Corum Co Clerk
Notary Public          
by R. M. Scott D. C.

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

Personally appeared before meJohn Mosely and Robert Dillon, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Susanna Oney who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known her for 50 years and 12 years, respectively and know her to be the identical person she represents herself to be, and that the statements made by her are true, to the best of their knowledge and beliefs, and they have no interest whatever in her claim.

  Witnesses to Mark   Signatures of Witnesses
Laura B. Scott   John Mosely
Logan Kimbler   Robert Dillon

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22 day of March , 1907.

My commission expires
                  , 190

Geo A Corum Co Clerk
Notary Public          
by R. M. Scott D. C.

NOTE –Affidavits should be made, whenever practicable, before a notary public, clerk of the court, or before a person having a seal. If sworn to before an Indian agent or disbursing agent of the Indian service, it need not be executed before a notary, etc.

Danleyton Ky June 7th, 7

Special commissioner of the court of claims
Washington DC.
     Yours dated May 1st 1907 was received by me June 5 th 7.
Inclosing Supplemental application for minor children.
     I have no minor children, my youngest child was over 21 in May 1906.
     I have 5 children who were over 21 years old at that time and who are able to prove their blood,so please mail 5 plan applications to Mr. A A Adkins, RICE-Ky who will attend to these claims for all of us, he is furnishing stamps etc,and doing my work as I am not able to get round very much just now,any other information wanted will be promptly furnished.

Yours truly
Dic't. Susanna Oney. Danleyton Ky   X
Claim # 22149

Per A A Adkins Rice Ky

Rice Ky July 2nd 1907 .
Special Com. Eastern Cherokee Enrollment :-
Washington DC.
Dear Sir:-
     Inclosed please find 3 application,of the children of Susanna Oney claim #22149.
     Would you kindly advise me how much money Susanna Oney 's claim calls for and a prospect of getting it and about the time as she desires to borrow some money depending on this claim to pay same , kindly favor me with an early answer.
Yours truly .

A A Adkins Rice Ky

App. #22149.

July 17, 1907.

A. A. Adkins,
     Your letter of July 2, 1907, relative to when the claim of Susanna Oney would be paid is at hand.
     You are advised that the applications have not been taken up for consideration as the Court of Claims in its order of April 29, 1907, has extended the time for the filing of applications to August 31, 1907, and until the applications have all been filed it will be impossible to give final consideration to any of them, or to state the amount each successful calimant will receive.
     As there are already over 29,000 applications on file and the claimants are widely scattered through the United States it will necessarily take considerable time to have all of these cases adjudicated, and until they are so determined no money can be distributed.
     It is not advisable for claimants to borrow money on their claims.
Very respectfully,

NLC. Special Commissioner.

Danleyton Ky
Aug 23rd 1907.
Mr. Guion Miller
Washington D.C.
You will please send all mail concerning my claim #22149 direct to me at the above address Mr. A. A. Adkins the man who had been tending to my claim has gone.
Yours Resfl
Susanna Oney

Danleyton Ky
Mar 19th 08
Mr Guion Miller
Washington D.C.
Sir - I would like to know something of my Indian claim and you tell me when the distribution will be made to the Eastern Cherokees. I sent in my applications nearly a year ago and have never heard anything from it since. I am a widow woman and if there is anything for me would be very glad to have it and if you think there is nothing would be glad if you will tell me or give me some idea at least.
Yours very truly
Claim No. 22149 Susanna Oney.

Danleyton Ky
July 5th 09
Mr. Guion Miller
Washington D.C.
Dear Sir
On what grounds did you reject my claim you did not set forth any reason why it should be rejected and I am at a loss to know how to file an answer unless I know why it was rejected.
    I can furnish any additional proof to establish my right to participate in their fund.
Yours very truly
Susanna Oney

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