History of Cherokee Allotment Contest Cases

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Table showing the disposition and present status of Cherokee allotment contest cases appealed from the decisions of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes and Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes, and in which decisions on said appeals have been rendered, from July 1, 1904, to May 31, 1906, inclusive.

No.
Title.
Decided by Commission or Commissioner.
Action of Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
Action of Secretary of the Interior.
Status on May 31, 1906.
4Winfield Williams and Sarah A. Williams v. David TaylorOct. 1, 1903Affirmed Aug. 29, 1904Affirmed Apr. 4, 1905Closed May 20, 1905
26Mintie Barlow v. Mary Brown14-Jun-04Affirmed Aug. 25, 1904Affirmed Jan. 12, 1905Closed Feb. 24, 1905
27John M. Ingram, as father and natural guardian of Georgia L. Ingram, a minor, v. Lizzie Tarepen17-May-04Affirmed Sept. 3, 1904Affirmed Apr. 15, 1905Closed May 20. 1905
45James Terrapen, for his wife, Betsy Terrapen, v. Joel M. EatonDec. 10, 1904Affirmed Aug. 26, 1905Closed Nov. 27, 1905
52Mary Jane Kuhn v. Emma Ross, a minorSept. 28, 1904Affirmed Mar. 1, 1905Closed Mar. 29, 1905
61Mary E. Alcorn v. Walter Buford, a minor31-May-04Appeal dismissed Oct. 9, 1905Closed Nov. 27, 1905
96Susie C. Gray v. Joe C. Lindsey31-May-04Affirmed Dec. 10, 1904Closed Jan. 20, 1905
121Fannie C. Akin, as mother and natural guardian of Strange W. Akin, a minor, v. Winnie LandrumSept. 28, 1904Affirmed Dec. 22, 1904Closed Apr. 24, 1905
138Jesse Cochran, for his minor son, John Cochran,v. David Taylor, sr20-Jun-04Modified Sept. 3, 1904Closed Nov 15, 1904
140William P Patterson v. Max Stewart, a minorDec. 10, 1904Affirmed Feb. 27, 1906Closed Apr 6, 1906
143Ruth B. Lynch v. Lanexa J. KerrMar. 16, 1905Affirmed Aug. 18, 1905Closed Nov 27, 1905
184Lora Adair, for her minor son, Olney M. Adair, v. Amelia A. LeeApr. 15, 1905Affirmed Mar. 7, 1906Pending before the Secretary of the Interior
206John Reese, by Nancy Reese, his mother and natural guardian, v. Betsy Reese, a minorSept. 28, 1904Affirmed Feb. 19, 1906Pending before the Secretary of the Interior
251Nancy Andoe v. Carrie B. JordanFeb. 4, 1904Affirmed Feb. 27, 1906Pending before the Secretary of the Interior
301Mary E. Simmons v. Lavinia A. DuckworthFeb. 4, 1905Modified Feb. 7, 1906Closed Apr. 6, 1906
319Samuel Keys by Victoria M. Keys, his mother and natural guardian, v. Bessie B. ShawDec 10 1904Affirmed Aug. 26, 1905Closed Nov 22, 1905
325Patsie Ross by Stick Ross, her father and natural guardian, v. Melvina N. Leerskov, a minorFeb. 2, 1905Affirmed Feb. 26, 1906Closed Apr. 4, 1906
329Annie Klaus v. Lucile DonohooFeb 4 1905Affirmed Mar. 2, 1906Pending before the Secretary of the Interior
332Rosa Blackwell v. Sterling P. ParksApr 15 1905Affirmed Aug. 25, 1905Closed Nov 27, 1905
361Fred A Kerr v Sam ShellDec. 10 1904Reversed Feb. 7, 1906Pending before the Secretary of the Interior
362Bruce Garrett v. Napoleon F. Thomas, a minorApr. 15, 1905Affirmed Mar. 3, 1906Pending before the Secretary of the Interior
428Belle Baldridge by Columbus Baldridge, her father and natural guardian, v. Stephen E. Dawson, a minorFeb. 23, 1905Affirmed Feb. 26, 1906Closed Apr. 6, 1906
597Ethel Grimmett by Henderson Grimmett, her father and natural guardian, v. Stephen E. Dawson, a minorApr. 15 1905Affirmed Mar. 2, 1906Pending before the Secretary of the Interior
549Fred A Kerr v Huckleberry Shell, a minorApr. 15 1905Reversed Feb. 7,1906Pending before the Secretary of the Interior
597Jonathan Whitmire v Mary E. Payne and Sarah J. Bird, intervenerOct 4 1905Reversed and case reopened Jan. 9, 1906Pending before Commissioner
629Moses Daugherty, her father and natural guardian, v. Nancy A. Miller, a minorOct 30 1905Affirmed Jan 19, 1906Closed Mar. 22, 1906
641Dot F Trott v George A GilstrapMar 16 1905Affirmed Feb 24, 1906Pending before the Secretary of the Interior
710Jefferson Lewis v Albert Lee Evans, a minorOct. 4, 1905Affirmed Apr. 24, 1906Awaiting further action of the parties
830Ella E. Heady, by her husband, Joshua B. Heady, v. Samuel Bob, a minor16-May-05Affirmed July 22, 1905Modified and rehearing ordered Oct. 21, 1905Pending before the Commissioner
1020Mary A Choate v Anna C NaveDec. 10 1904Affirmed Sept 19, 1905Pending before the Commissioner
1139Florence Wilson, by Rachel Wilson, her mother and natural guardian, v. Sarah HartApr. 19, 1905Contest dismissed Jan. 19, 1906Case closed Jan. 19, 1906
1228William H. doherty, his father and natural guardian, v. John C. WelchApr. 25, 1905Affirmed Mar. 9, 1906Case closed Apr. 21, 1906
1284Lewis Ross v. Susan Leoser5-Jun-05Affirmed May 7, 1906Awaiting further action of parties
1439Luvinia Downing v. Emmett M. Adair, a minorAug. 30, 1905Affirmed Feb. 24, 1906Pending before Secretary of Interior
1441William W. Duncan, by J. T. Sheffield, his guardian, v. Ellis A. Akin, a minor19-Jun-05Affirmed May 5, 1906Case closed May 31,1906
1591Joseph M. La Hay v. Effie Denton as administratrix of the estate of Frank Denton, deceased19-Jun-05Affirmed May 7, 1906Awaiting further action of parties



MLA Source Citation:

United States. Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes. Laws, Decisions and Regulations Affecting the work of the Commissioners to Five Civilized Tribes, 1893-1906. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1906. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 25 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/history-of-cherokee-allotment-contest-cases.htm - Last updated on Mar 27th, 2013


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