Eastern Cherokee Applications (ECA’s)

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Eastern Cherokee Applications (ECA’s)

On 18 May 1905, the U.S. Court of Claims decided in favor of the Eastern Cherokees and instructed the Secretary of the Interior to ascertain and identify the persons entitled to participate in the distribution of more than $1 million appropriated by Congress on 30 June 1906, for use in payment of these claims. Guion Miller was appointed as special commissioner of the Court of Claims to oversee the claims procedure.

 

Commonly referred to as the Guion Miller Rolls, the Eastern Cherokee applications are full of genealogical information. Individuals making the application hoped to gain financial benefits and, in order to do so, needed to be diligent in completing the required form. Frequently attorneys would assist in the process.

 

When the applications were turned in to the claims committee, staff members would search various Indian census rolls to determine if the claimant’s ancestor was on one of the rolls. In order to certify eligibility of the Cherokees, Guion Miller and his staff used earlier census lists and rolls that had been made of the Cherokees by Hester, Chapman, Drennen, and others between 1835 and 1884. – Family Search

This section contains copies of various individual ECA’s. You can also find larger ECA collections in the blog section by clicking here. The ECA’s are packed full of genealogical data that you can use in your research. 

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Isom Durham White ECA #1John Hilderbrand ECA #2Nancy Bradford ECA #3William J. K. Lawson ECA #4William Waters ECA #5
Wiley Taylor ECA #6Richard Burgess ECA #7Mary L. Byrd ECA #8Joe L. Ward ECA #9Jennie Downing ECA #10
Leni Leote Logan ECA #11James A. Coleman ECA #12Nannie Coleman ECA #13Nancy Melissa Jane Hibbs ECA #14Sally Jack ECA #15
Mary White ECA #16Charles L Morris ECA #17Gideon Morgan ECA #18Augustas Henry Tankersley ECA #19Berenice N. Wade ECA #20
Sophronia C. Finger ECA #21Charles Buffington ECA #22 ECA #23 was omitted by the commission and never assigned to any applicant. Lisa Goble ECA #24Addie Matthews ECA #25
John M. Taylor Jr. ECA #26Jack Falling ECA #27Flora J. Harris ECA #28Emily C. Howell ECA #29William T. Taylor ECA #30
John Davis Matney ECA #31Hicks Carter ECA #32Jane Carter ECA #33Eliza Catherine Miller ECA #34Elijah Eanes ECA #35
Robert E. Tompkins ECA #36Mary Davis Howell ECA #37Nancy Blevins ECA #38Mary Vick ECA #39James D. Quarles ECA #40
Dora Vick ECA #41Eleanora Pankey ECA #42Arvaline Davis ECA #43Emma Welch ECA #44James Andrew Blackburn ECA #45, includes a special report on the claims of Dave Weaver descendants
Jennie Colbert ECA #46James S. Stapler ECA #47Ross Cheney ECA #48David A. Russell ECA #49Thomas J. Moore ECA #50
Elizabeth Emily Stone ECA #51Charlotte Townsend ECA #52Phineas Bradley Thompkins ECA #53Carolina Butler ECA #54Mark L. Paden ECA #55
Annie B. Brown ECA #56Missouri C. Lambert ECA #57Jeremiah Pilgrim ECA #58Lewis J. Williams ECA #59Lou Dora Gilstrap ECA #60
Rhoda Madonna Merrit ECA #61Rufus M. Choate ECA #62John B. Choate ECA #63
Charles Raper ECA #227George Ketchner ECA #228Harvey D. Garrison ECA #229Sula Garrison ECA #231Susie Jordon ECA #225
Joshua Sixkiller ECA #226Elmo Garrison ECA #232George W. Garrison ECA #233Pauline Garrison ECA #234Allie L. G. Overholser ECA #235
Malvern L. Garrison ECA #236Thomas M. Raper ECA #237Alfred Haney ECA #238William Ross Mulkey ECA #230Anna Alberty ECA #240
Cora A. Rogers ECA #241Angeline Carpenter ECA #242Rosettie Dick Deshane ECA #243Mary Dick ECA #244Ruth J. Hawkins ECA #245
A. Elizabeth Gibson ECA #35143Aclias Sizemore ECA #34427Adeline E Revault ECA #18400Adeline Woods ECA #9514AJ Sizemore ECA #21656
Albert S. Sizemore ECA #25262Aletha Carr ECA #37628Alex M Sizemore ECA #6341Alexander Sizemore ECA #34429Alvis R Sizemore ECA #38628
Amanda F Robertson ECA #20919Amanda Sizemore Trim ECA #14472Amanda Sizemore Woods ECA #9515America Elvina Sizemore ECA #19220Anderson Sizemore ECA #18660
Andrew J Sizemore ECA # 14451Andrew J Sizemore ECA #34424Andrew Jackson Sizemore ECA #14462Anna Alice Guin ECA # 14481Annie E Reese ECA #14471
Catherine Montgomery ECA #14720George B Sizemore ECA #37626George Sizemore ECA #22716Hiram V Oney ECA #27633James R Sizemore ECA #33307
Jesse Sizemore ECA #10115John Sizemore ECA #29652Losana Gross ECA #45438Marthie Spence ECA #27634Mrs. A. M. Sizemore ECA #6340
Ody Sizemore ECA #21668Owen Sizemore ECA #10131Polly Wilson ECA #27635Susanna Oney ECA #22149William H Blevins ECA #8584
William Sizemore ECA #32924Wood Sizemore ECA #14225Annie Roden ECA #14463Benjamin C Sizemore ECA #2560Benjamin Columbus Sizemore ECA #21665
Bessie Evelyn Sizemore ECA #12936C.H. Sizemore ECA #34934Caleb Sizemore ECA #7441Calvin Garfield Sizemore ECA #33881Calvin Sizemore ECA #8051
Calvin Sizemore ECA #9089Calvin Sizemore ECA #10129Calvin Sizemore ECA #18657Calvin Sizemore ECA #34426Cosly Sizemore ECA #18653
Cathaney Sizemore Halsey ECA #12102Charles Sizemore 1882 ECA#15163Christine Workman ECA# 21041Clayton B Sizemore ECA #44097Cosby Davis Sizemore ECA # 8050
D.M. Sizemore ECA #17318Daniel E. Sizemore ECA #14452Daniel H. Sizemore ECA #9508Daniel W Sizemore ECA# 12237David F. Sizemore ECA# 27195
Delphia May Sizemore ECA #12935Dollie Sizemore ECA #2561Dolly C. Sizemore ECA #21424Lindy Collins ECA #31701John N. Coleman ECA #331702
William Edward Coleman ECA #31703Mary E. Davis ECA #31704Viola Smith ECA #31705Clifford Beam ECA #31707Byron Beam ECA #31706
Henry C Davis ECA #31708Synthia Sturgill ECA #31709John Sturgill ECA #31710Maud Manley ECA #31711

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