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T. D. Arnold Et Al.
1806, Chickasaw Case. No. 6. United States court case (southern district), No. 13. Choctaw and Chickasaw citizenship court case (Tishomingo docket). No. 32.

September 7, 1896. Original application made to the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, under the act of June 10. 1896. for citizenship in the Chickasaw Nation of T. D. Arnold and 68 others, whose names will appear hereafter.

The applicants alleged that all of the claimants were the descendants of Susan Pistol, a half-blood Chickasaw, and David Pistol, and that said Susan Pistol was the daughter of George Colbert; that George Colbert was a full-blood Chickasaw Indian who resided on what was known as Colberts Reserve in the State of Alabama. In support of this application the applicants introduced the affidavits of the principal claimants identifying the members of the family and the affidavit of Joshua Fowler that, he knew Susan Colbert, the daughter of George Colbert, in the State of Alabama, and that George Colbert was a full-blood Chickasaw Indian: he further stated that he knew that Mary Pistol, daughter of Susan Pistol, married Willis Arnold, and that Julia Fowler was a daughter of Susan Pistol and David Pistol, and the mother of Mary E. Bratcher, formerly Fowler. The affidavit of Susan M. Nichols was introduced, who swore that, she was born in the old Chickasaw Nation, in the State of Mississippi, and that she had often heard the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians speak of George Colbert, who resided on Colberts Reserve, in the State of Alabama, and that she had never heard him spoken of only as a Chickasaw Indian. She further stated that she had that day seen a printed copy of the treaty concluded between the Chickasaw Indians and the United States on May 24. 1834, which was ratified July 31, 1834, and that in article 10 of said treaty the name of George Colbert was recited as a member of the Chickasaw Tribe of Indians.

The affidavit of Isaac Williams, who swore that he was 93 years of age, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, and formerly resided in what was known as Old Colberts Reserve in Alabama: that he knew David Pistol and his wife, Susan Pistol, and that the said Susan Pistol was a daughter of George Colbert, a full-blood Chickasaw Indian, and that Susan Colbert was a half-blood Chickasaw Indian.

The answer filed by the Chickasaw Nation was supported by three affidavits. One, of C. A. Burris, who stated that he came to the Indian Territory with the Chickasaws in 1837; that he had held a number of offices in the Chickasaw Nation: that he never heard of the name of Pistol, or a woman of that name; that he was raised with Pitman Colbert, who was the son of George Colbert, the only one he ever knew in the State of Mississippi: he had no daughter by the name of Susan: that if the said George Colbert had a son-in-law by the name of Pistol, or a daughter by the name of Susan, he would have known it.

The affidavit of Peter Maytubbee was to the same effect. He made oath to the effect that he came from Mississippi in 1837 with the Chickasaws; that he was acquainted with Pitman Colbert and George Colbert; that Pitman Colbert had a relative by the name of Susan, who married Robert Jones: that said Susan was the only Susan Colbert he ever heard of; that he never knew of a Chickasaw by the name of Pistol.

The affidavit of H. F. Murray was to the effect that he had resided in the Chickasaw Nation since 1870; in the Indian Territory since 1854: that he had been attorney general of the Chickasaw Nation, district judge, county judge, delegate to Washington, and was intimately acquainted with the affairs of the nation; was intimately acquainted with the Colberts ever since they came to the Indian Territory; that he knew George Colbert, who had a daughter by the name, of Susan, and he knew that he never had a daughter who married a man by the name of Pistol.

Note.-Counsel desire to call attention that these affidavits refer to the Colbert family of Mississippi; affiants say they came from the State of Mississippi, whereas claimants came from the Colbert Reserve in the State of Alabama, and that it is therefore evident that there were two separate and distinct families of Colberts living in Mississippi and Alabama, respectively, during the thirties.


November 10, 1896. The commission denied this application. The case was appealed to the United States court for the southern district of the Indian Territory, Ardmore, which court, on-

March 10, 1898. Reversed the judgment of the commission and admitted the following persons to citizenship in the Chickasaw Nation: T. D. Arnold, Martha Alice Clowdus, Luther Clowdus, Lester Clowdus, Tommie Clowdus, Ruth Clowdus, W. D. Arnold, Earnest Arnold, Lee Arnold, Carroll Arnold, Ira Lee Arnold, Thomas Sylvester Arnold, Ida Belle Lucas, George Walter Arnold, John Hunter Arnold, Claud A. Arnold, Mary Elizabeth Bratcher, Marshall Bratcher, Andy Bratcher, Thomas Jefferson Bratcher, John Harvey Bratcher, Freddie Bratcher, Eddie Bratcher, Stella Bratcher, Viola Bratcher, Melvin Bratcher, William Henry Bratcher, Delia Bratcher, May Bratcher, Finis Bratcher, Sarah Hickerson, Cordova Hickerson, Willie Hickerson, Grace Hickerson, Lee Bratcher, Olen Bratcher, Beulah Bratcher, Clyde Bratcher, Eli Bratcher, Floyd Bratcher, Reuben Bratcher, Fannie Kennon, Ward Kennon, Mary Elvira Kennon, Nancy Moore and her children, Joe Moore, Willie Moore, Homer Moore, Isabella Fowler, Mary Saphronia Fowler, Nocholas Marion Fowler, Edith Fowler, William Fowler, Esther Fowler, W. A. Moss, T. H. Moss, J. C. Moss, all by blood, and Mrs. Nancy T. Fowler, Mrs. Parale Arnold, G. H. Bratcher, by intermarriage.

The judgment of the United States court sustained the judgment of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes and denied the applications of the following persons: S. A. Clowdus, Elizabeth Arnold. William Lucas, Dora Bratcher, Lydia Bratcher. William Silas Hickerson. Maggie Bratcher, Lou Bratcher. Jennie Bratcher, Henry Hope Kennoe (Kennon), James M. Moore.

Note.-The judgment of the United States court admitting the above-named persons was as shown by subsequent testimony before the commission, erroneous as to Lee Bratcher, Olen Bratcher, Beulah Bratcher, and Clyde Bratcher, who had not, prior to June 28, 1898, removed and in good faith settled in the nation. Their names should not have been included in the judgment, and no claim for them is made here.


The following is in brief the substance of the additional testimony taken by a special master in the United States court:

Deposition of A. S. Persons: He stated that he lived in Alabama; that about 54 or 55 years prior to that time he lived in the Chickasaw Nation, Ind. T.: that he resided in the State of Alabama all his life except about three years he resided in the Chickasaw Nation, Ind. T.; that he lived, during his residence in Alabama, in Colbert County, and knew George Colbert when he lived on Colbert’s Reserve, In which was formerly a part of Franklin County, but now composes Colbert County; that he lived about a mile from the said George Colbert and knew him very well, and met him almost every day; that George Colbert was a Chickasaw Indian and appeared to be a full-blood Indian ; that George Colbert had two daughters, one named Susan Colbert and one whose name he had forgotten.


Deposition of James Simpson: Stated that lie lived in Alabama; had never resided in the Choctaw or Chickasaw Nation. Ind. T., he knew George Colbert in Florence, Ala., he having stopped at Simpson’s father’s house: he traded at the father’s store and resided in the Indian Nation south of the Tennessee River: George Colbert appeared to be, and was considered, a Chickasaw Indian, and looked to be a full blood: did not know Susan Colbert.


A. Nichols, In his deposition, states that he was born in the State of Alabama, and while an infant his mother removed to Tennessee, right on the Mississippi line in McNary County, where he resided about two years; then moved to Mississippi to the old Chickasaw Nation; lived in said nation at Eastport about five years; moved to Fort Smith, Ark., in 1853, resided there till 1863 and removed to the Choctaw Nation; had resided continuously in Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations since that time: that he knew George Colbert; first at Tuscumbia, Ala., and often saw him In Eastport, Miss., and also often at his residence on Colbert’s Reserve, which was about 20 miles from Eastport; from his appearance George Colbert was n full-blood Chickasaw Indian: he had several children ; one a daughter named Susan, who was the wife of David Piston, and another, whose name was Molsie. He has known two George Colberts; the, one be testified about in this case, and one whom he knew at Antlers in the Choctaw Nation. When he knew George Colbert, Colbert was getting tolerably old, but does not know how old he was: presumed he was dead, but did not know when he died. He knew him to be a Chickasaw Indian from his appearance; he did not speak plain English, and was recognized as a Chickasaw Indian by all the Chickasaws who knew him, among whom he resided as he was chief, and took part in all their councils and in transaction of such business as they had with the Government of the United States. Judge Murray’s wife, Susan Colbert, is not the one he was testifying about.


Deposition of William K. Haraway: He stated he was 81 years old and lived in Florence. Ala., and had resided in no other States but Tennessee and Alabama: he resided at Rogersville, in Lauderdale County, till about 15 years prior to that date: he knew George Colbert in Lauderdale County; lived on the south side of the Tennessee River among the Indians, about 24 miles from deponent’s home: never met him but once: he appeared to be a Chickasaw Indian, a full blood; did not know Susan Colbert; when he knew George Colbert he was about middle-aged man and it had been about 65 years since he saw him; does not know how many children he had.


Deposition of Himady Williams: He was about 84 years old and resided near Homer, Ind. T.; lived in the Choctaw Nation at Boggy Depot before the war: was born in the State of Mississippi, and resided there till he came West with the Indians, and has resided in Indian Territory ever since; never resided in State of Alabama: knew George Colbert on the Tennessee River in the State of Alabama, about 40 miles from where deponent lived: his master would visit Colbert and take him with him: sometimes lie would stay a week at Colbert’s, but does not know how many times: a great number of times: George Colbert was n Chickasaw Indian, and appeared to be a full blood: does not know whether George Colbert was ever married: knows he lived with a woman as his wife and had children, as he heard them call him father; he knew two of his daughters. Susan and Molsie. Susan married, David Piston, a white man: did not know how old George Colbert was, but he knew him from the time he could remember till he came West: does not know how old Susan Colbert was, but she was a grown woman; was not a Negro, and her mother was not a slave.


W. H. Campbell, special master, to whom this case was referred, in his report found from the evidence that George Colbert was a full-blood Chickasaw Indian: that Susan Pistol, through whom the applicants claim was a half-blood Chickasaw Indian; that all the applicants, except those who claim by intermarriage were the lineal descendants of George Colbert, through his daughter, Susan Colbert, and recommended that those of the applicants who were residents of the Indian Territory be enrolled as members of the Chickasaw Tribe of Indians.

The judgment of the United States court in this case was vacated by the decree of the Choctaw and Chickasaw citizenship court of December 17, 1902, in the “test case” of J. T. Riddle et al., v. The Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations or Tribes of Indians, and the case was certified to said Choctaw and Chickasaw citizenship court for a trial de novo.

June 29, 1904. Decree of the Choctaw and Chickasaw citizenship court denying the right to citizenship in the Chickasaw Nation of claimants herein.

Note.-No testimony was taken in the citizenship court, nor was there any opinion rendered by said court, the attorneys for claimants having moved to dismiss their case.


Statement By Counsel

Counsel for claimants submit that the testimony in this case is clear as to the descent of applicants herein from recognized Chickasaw Indians, who resided in the old Colbert Reserve in the State of Alabama, and that the findings of the master in chancery and the judgment of the United States court was correct, and that the parties herein should have been enrolled as citizens of the Chickasaw Nation, and are now entitled to such enrollment, except for the closing of the tribal rolls by act of Congress.

Those entitled are: T. D. Arnold, Martha Alice Clowdus, Luther Clowdus, Lester Clowdus, Tommie Clowdus, Ruth Clowdus, W. D. Arnold, Earnest Arnold, Lee Arnold, Carrol Arnold, Ira Lee Arnold, Thomas Sylvester Arnold, Ida Belle Lucas, George Walter Arnold, John Hunter, Arnold, Claud A. Arnold, Mary Elizabeth Bratcher, Marshall Bratcher, Andy Bratcher, Thomas Jefferson Bratcher, John Harvey Bratcher, Freddie Bratcher, Eddie Bratcher, Stella Bratcher, Viola Bratcher, Melvin Bratcher, William Henry Bratcher, Delia Bratcher, May Bratcher, Finis Bratcher, Sarah Hickerson, Cordova Hickerson, Willie Hickerson, Grace Hickerson, Eli Bratcher, Floyd Bratcher, Reuben Bratcher, Fannie Kennon, Ward Kennon, Mary Elvira Kennon, Nancy Moore and her children, Joe Moore, Willie Moore, Homer Moore, Isabella Fowler, Mary Saphronia Fowler, Nicholas Marion Fowler, Edith Fowler, William Fowler, Esther Fowler, W. A. Moss, T. H. Moss, J. C. Moss (all by blood), and Mrs. Nancy T. Fowler, Mrs. Parale Arnold, G. H. Bratcher (by intermarriage).

Newborns for whom application was made within the time prescribed by law: Paul Clowdus, Elmer Rosevelt Clowdus, James E. Arnold, Bertha Lucas, Burvian Lucas, Bula Lucas, Elsie Lucas, Virgie Bratcher, Homer Moore, Jesse Newton Moore, Cora Belle Bratcher, Dewey Bratcher, Paul Eva Bratcher, Willie May Bratcher, Clara Purl. Bratcher, William R. Moss, Leona Margaret Moss, William Hope Kennon, Maggie Arnold, Charlie Arnold, Eula Bratcher, Andrew H. Hays, Errett Holt, Bertha Holt.

The following-named children for whom birth affidavits are herewith submitted: Roxie Pearl Moore, Ruben Bratcher, Clara Holt, Roffie Holt, Annie Clara Moore.

Exhibits attached.
Respectfully submitted.
Ballinger & Lee


Affidavit

State Of Oklahoma, Carter County:

J. M. Moore and Nancy A. Moore, who being each duly sworn, on oath state that they are the identical Nancy A. Moore and J. M. Moore named In the Chickasaw enrollment cape known as the T. D. Arnold case No. 6 of the Dawes Commission records, and No. 13 of the United States court for the southern district, Indian Territory, and that they are the father and mother respectively of Annie Clara Moore, who was born March 29, l896, and who is now living with affiants: and Hint Annie Clara Moore’s name was inadvertently omitted from the application filed by affiants In 1896 with the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes and was never afterwards included therein by the commission or the courts; that said child Annie Clara Moore, has continuously lived in the Chickasaw Nation with affiants since said application was made and now resides therein and is a full sister of Joe Moore, Willie Moore, Homer Moore, and Jesse Newton Moore, whose names have been Included in all applications made to the Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes for enrollment as Chickasaw Indians by blood.

J. M. Moore.
Nancy A. Moore.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 28th day of November 1910.
[Seal] Eloda Gibson, Notary
My commission expires May 18, 1913.

Department Of The Interior,
Commissioner Of The Five Civilized Tribes

In re application for allotment as a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Austin Thornton, born on tho 22d day of February 1905. Name of father, James Andy Thornton, a noncitizen of the nation. Name of mother, Isabelle Thornton, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, Post office. Ardmore, Okla.

Affidavit Of Mother

State Of Oklahoma, Carter County:

I. Isabelle Thornton, on oath state that I am 36 years of age and a citizen by blood of the Chickasaw Nation; that I am the lawful wife of James Andy Thornton, who is a citizen by blood of the Chickasaw Nation: that a male child was born to me on 22d day of February, 1905; that said child has been named Austin Thornton and was living March 4, 1906.

Isabelle Thornton.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of December 1910.
[seal.] Eloda Gibson, Notary Public.

Affidavit Of Attending Physician Or Midwife

State Of Oklahoma, Carter County:

I, Nancy T. Fowler, a noncitizen, on oath state that I attended Mrs. Isabelle Thornton, wife of James Andy Thornton, on the 22d day of February, 1905: that there was born to her on said date a male child; that said child was living March 4, 1906, and It is said to have been named Austin Thornton.

Nancy T. (her x mark) Fowler.

Witnesses to mark-
Isabelle Thornton.
Leona Cox.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of December 1910.

[SEAL.] Eloda Gibson, Notary Public


Department or The Interior,
Commissioner Of The Five Civilized Tribes

In re application for allotment as a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Roffie Holt, born on the 20th day of October, 1905. Name of father, Joseph Holt, a citizen of the Chiekasaw Nation. Name of mother, America S. Holt, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. Post office. Mannsvllle.


Affidavit Of Mother

State Of Oklahoma. Johnson County:

I, America S. Holt, on oath state that I am 31 years of age and a citizen by blood of the Chickasaw Nation: that I am the lawful wife of Joseph Holt, who is n noncitizen of the nation: that a female child was born to me on 26th day of October, 1905: that said child has been named Roffie Holt, and was living March 4, 1906.

America S. Holt.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st day of December. 1910.
[seal.] Eloda Gibson. Notary Public.
My commission expires May 18. 1913.


Affidavit Of Attending Physician of Midwife
State Of Oklahoma, Carter County:

I, Nancy T. Fowler, a noncitizen, on oath state that I attended Mrs. America S. Holt, wife of Joseph Holt, on the 26th day of October 1905; that there was born to her on said date a female child: that said child was living March 4, 1906, and it is said to have been named Roffie Holt.

Nancy (her x mark) T. Fowler.
Witness to mark-
Leona Cox,
Eloda Gibbon.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of December 1910.
[seal.] Eloda Gibson, Notary Public.
My commission expires May 18, 1913.


Department Of The Interior
Commissioner Of The Five Civilized Tribes

In re application for allotment as a citizen of the Chiekasaw Nation of Ottie Kennon, born on the 21st day of April 1904. Name of father, H. H. Kennon, a white man of the Chickasaw Nation. Name of mother, Fannie Kennon a Chickasaw of the Chickasaw Nation. Post office, Bono, Tex.

Affidavit Of Mother

State Of Texas, Johnson County:

I, Fannie Kennon, on oath state that I am 33 years of age and a Chickasaw Indian by blood of the Chickasaw Nation: that I am the lawful wife of H. H. Kennon, who Is a white man by blood of the Chickasaw Nation: that a girl child was born to me on 21st day of April, 1904; that said child has been named Ottie Kennon and was living March 4, 1906.

Fannie V. Kennon.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 5th day of December 1910.
[seal.] L. E. Davis, Notary Public
My commission expires in June 1911.


Affidavit Of Attending Physician Or Midwife

State Of Oklahoma, Carter County:

I, _______ a physician, on oath state that I attended Mrs. Fannie Kennon, wife of H. H. Kennon, on the 21st day of April 1904; that there was born to her on said date a female child; that said child was living March 4, 1906, and is said to have been named Ottie Kennon.

C. F. Sullivan, M. D.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of December 1910.
[seal.] Eloda Gibson, Notary Public.


Department Of The Interior,
Commissioner To The Five Civilized Tribes.

In re application for allotment as a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Newton Thornton, born on the 20th day of January 1903. Name of father. James Andy Thornton, a noncitizen of the nation. Name of mother, Isabelle Thornton, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. Post office, Ardmore, Okla.

Affidavit Of Mother

State Of Oklahoma, Carter County:

I, Isabelle Thornton, on oath state that I am 36 years of age and a citizen by blood of the Chickasaw Nation; that I am the lawful wife of J. A. Thornton, who Is a noncitizen of the nation; that a male child was born to me on 20th day of January, 1903: that said child has been named Newton Thornton and was living March 4, 1906.

Isabella Thornton.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of December 1910.
[seal.] Eloda Gibson, Notary Public.

Affidavit Of Attending Physician Or Midwife

State Of Oklahoma, Carter County:

I, Nancy T. Fowler, a noncitizen, on oath state that I attended Mrs. Isabelle Thornton, wife of James Andy Thornton, on the 20th day of January, 1908; that there was born to her on said date a male child; that said child was living March 4, 1906, and it is said to have been named Newton Thornton.

Nancy T. (her x mark) Fowler.

Witnesses to mark-
Isabell Thornton.
Leona Cox

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of December 1910.
[seal.] Eloda Gibson, Notary Public.

Department Of The Interior, Commissioner To The Five Civilized Tribes.

In re application for allotment as n Chickasaw citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Clara Holt, born on the 4th day of July 1903. Name of father, Joseph Holt, a noncitizen of the nation. Name of mother, America S. Holt, a Citizen of the Chickasaw Nation Post office, Mannsvllle.

Affidavit Of Mother

State Of Oklahoma, Johnson County:

I, America Saphrona Holt, on oath state that I am 31 years of age and a citizen by blood of the Chickasaw Nation; that I am the lawful wife of Joseph Holt, who Is a noncitizen of the nation; that a female child was born to me on 4th day of July, 1903; that said child has been named Clara Holt, and was living March 4, 1906.

America S. Holt.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st day of December 1910.
[seal.] Eloda Gibson. Notary Public.
My commission expires May 18. 1913.

Affidavit Of Attending, Physician Or Midwife

State Of Oklahoma, Carter County:

I, Nancy T. Fowler, a midwife, on oath state that I attended Mrs. America S. Holt, wife of Joseph Holt, on the 4th day of July 1903; that there was born to her on said date a female child: that said child was living March 4, 1906, and it is said to have been named Clara Holt.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st day of December 1910.
[seal.] Eloda Gibson, Notary Public.

Department Of The Interior,
Commissioner To The Five Civilized Tribes

In re application for allotment as a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Roxie Pearl Moore, born on the 5th day of January 1904. Name of father, J. M. Moore, a noncitizen of the nation. Name of mother, Nancy A. Moore, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation.

Affidavit Of Mother

State Of Oklahoma, Carter County:

I, Nancy A. Moore, on oath state that I am 42 years of age and a citizen by blood of the Chickasaw Nation; that I am the lawful wife of J. M. Moore, who is a noncitizen of the nation; that a female child was born to me on 5th day of January 1904; that said child has been named Roxie Pearl Moore, and was living March 4, 1906.

Nancy A. Moore.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20th day of November, 1910,
[seal.] Eloda Gibson, Notary Public.
My commission expires May 18, 1913.

Affidavit Of Attending Physician Or Midwife

State Of Oklahoma, Carter County:

I. Walter Hardy, a physician, on oath state that I attended Mrs. Nancy A. Moore, wife of J. M. Moore, on the 5th day of January 1904: that there was born to her on said date a female child: that said child was living March 4, 1906, and is said to have been named Roxie Pearl Moore.

Walter Hardy.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 29th day of November 1910.
[seal.] Eloda Gibson, Notary Public.
My commission expires May 18, 1913.

Department Of The Interior,
Commissioner To The Five Civilized Tribes

In re application for allotment as a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Ruben Bratcher, born on the 1st day of September 1904. Name of father, Marshall Bratcher, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. Name of mother, Manda Bratcher, a noncitizen of the nation. Post office, Ardmore.

Affidavit Of Mother

State Of Oklahoma, Carter County:

I, Manda Bratcher, on oath state that I am 30 years of age and a noncitizen : that I am the lawful wife of Marshall Bratcher, who is a citizen by blood of the Chickasaw Nation; that a male child was born to me on the 1st day of September 1904: that said child has been named Ruben Bratcher, and was living March 4, 1906.

Manda (her x mark) Bratcher.

Witnesses to mark-
M. P. Horton.
M. H. Bratcher.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2d day of December 1910.
[seal.] C. E. Maddox, Justice of the Peace

Affidavit Of Attending Physician Of Midwife

State Of Oklahoma. _______ County:

I, Mrs. Leander Gray, a noncitizen midwife, on oath state that I attended Mrs. Manda Bratcher, wife of Marshall Bratcher, on the 1st day of September, 1904; that there was born to her on said date a boy child; that said child was living March 4, 1906, and is said to have been named Ruben Bratcher.

Mrs. Leander Gray.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 3d day of December 1910.
[seal.] Frank S. Wolverton, Notary Public
My commission expires March IS. 1914.


Department Of The Interior.
Commission To The Five Civilized Tribes.

In the matter of the application for the enrollment of Lenora Arnold as a citizen by blood of the Chickasaw Nation.

The applicant, Lenora Arnold, claims her right to enrollment as a citizen by blood of the Chickasaw Nation through her father, George W. Arnold. The right of the applicant’s father, George W. Arnold, to citizenship in the Chickasaw Nation having been adversely determined by a decree of the Choctaw and Chickasaw citizenship court. June 29, 1904, in case No. 32 upon the Tishomingo docket of said court, it is hereby ordered that the application of Lenora Arnold for enrollment as a citizen by blood of the Chickasaw Nation be dismissed.

Commission To The Five Civilized Tribes.
Tams Bixby, Chairman.

Muskogee, Ind. T., September 10, 1904

Affidavit Of Attending Physician Or Midwife

State Of Oklahoma, Carter County:

I, L. D. Gillespie. a physician, on oath state that I attended Mrs. America S. Holt, wife of J. S. Holt, on the 26th day of October, 1905; that there was born to her on said date a female child: that said child was living March 4, 1906, and is said to have been named Roffie.

L. D. Gillespie.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of December 1910.
[seal] C. H. Eskew, Notary Public.
My commission expires December 10, 1910


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