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MILLER APPLICATION # 2
(Applicant and his father and mother, David and Elizabeth Hilderbrand, were enrolled by Drennen in 1851 in family group # 136-Tahlequah District)
Commissioner of Indian Affairs
Washington, D. C.
I hereby make application for such share as me 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-John Hilderbrand
Indian Name-Pronounced 'Oo-hee-loo-tee'
2. Residence-Cherokee Nation
3.. Town and Post Office-Bartlesville
4.. County-Cherokee Nation
5.. State-Indian Territory
6.. Date and Place of Birth-About June 20, 1835 near Polk County, Tennessee
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:
My father-David Hilderbrand, living in 1851, emigrant
My mother- Elizabeth Hilderbrand, living in 1851, emigrant
My father's sister-Mary Hambright nee Hilderbrand, who died before the war, emigrant Cherokee, I am her only surviving heir.
8.. Are you married? Yes
9.. Name and age of wife or husband-Ellen Hilderbrand nee Pettit
10.. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother's name before marriage-
Father- English name-David Hilderbrand
Indian name-Pronounced 'Oo-hee-loo-tee'
Mother- English name-Elizabeth Hilderbrand
Indian name-Pronounced 'Leese'
Maiden name-Elizabeth McCarty
11.. Where were they born? Father-In or near Polk County, Tennessee; Mother-In or near Polk County, Tennessee
12.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Father-6 miles Northeast of Tahlequah, Indian Territory; Mother-6 miles Northeast of Tahlequah, Indian Territory
13.. Date of death of your father and mother? Father-about 1886-86; Mother-about 1885-86
14.. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Enrolled at Tahlequah, Indian Territory on roll of 1851
15.. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death-
Maria Hilderbrand b. about 1838 d. about 1896
Mary Hilderbrand b. about 1840 d. about 1898
Aria Adna Hilderbrand b. about 1843 d. about 1900
Ann Hilderbrand b. about 1839 d. about 1853
16.. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible-
John L. McCarty-grandfather
17.. Where were they born? My grandfather, John Hilderbrand from in Germany; Grandfather, John McCarty in Ireland
18.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?
Were not living then
19.. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths
1.. English name-Mike Hilderbrand; Indian name-(son of John Hilderbrand and first wife, a white); Residence-Died in Cherokee Nation during the war
2.. English name-Peter Hilderbrand; Indian name-(son of John Hilderbrand and first wife, a white); Residence-Died in Cherokee Nation just prior to the Civil War
3.. English name- ; Indian name-George Hilderbrand; Residence-(son of John Hilderbrand and first wife, a white)
4.. English name-Died in Cherokee Nation during the Civil War; Indian name-Sallie Hilderbrand, afterwards Wolf; Residence-Died at Tahlequah before the Civil War
5.. English name-John Hilderbrand; Indian name-(son of John Hilderbrand and first wife, a white); Residence-Died in ? (can't read, could read Creek Nation)
6.. English name-David Hilderbrand (father); Indian name- ; Residence-
7.. English name-Mary Hilderbrand; Indian names-(daughter of John Hilderbrand and second wife); Residence-Died before the War
8.. English name-Nancy Hilderbrand; Indian name-(daughter of John Hilderbrand and second wife); Residence-Died before the War
9.. English name-Lizzie Hilderbrand; Indian name-(daughter of John Hilderbrand and second wife); Residence-Died before the war
(10) Applicant's maternal grandfather and grandmother to wit: John L. McCarty and wife had these children, Elizabeth McCarty (applicant's mother) and another daughter who died in Tennessee for the Civil War, never married, and a son Arch McCarty who died about 1861.
20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-
Cherokee enrollment at Chelsea, Indian Territory about 1901.
# 3736-Susie South nee Parks (daughter of Ara Hilderbrand)
# 6041-Mary Trickey nee Parks (daughter of Ara Hilderbrand)
# 1037-Minnie V. Adair nee Alberty (daughter of Donna Maria Hilderbrand)
# 1038-Martha Ann Vandever nee Alberty (daughter of Donna Maria Hilderbrand)
# 7705-Ara Addie Collins nee Alberty (daughter of Donna Maria Hilderbrand)
# 6619-William P. Alberty (son of Donna Maria Hilderbrand)
# 6744-Ellbridge Alberty (son of Donna Maria Hilderbrand)
# 3286-Sarah E. Bailey nee Hair (I don't see how she fits into this family, I don't think she does)
Drennen Roll, 1851 Family Group # 136
Donna M. Hilderbrand
Mary E. Hilderbrand
Ara Ady Hilderbrand
Dawes # 13286, Census Card # 5536
Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2002