Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wilburn Wells Carnes’ Eastern Cherokee Application, page 3

Transcribed 17 Jun 2007 by Teresa McVeigh from microfilms obtained from NARA by Jim Gilmer


21. To expedite identification, claimants should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835:

William Wells Carnes, the son of Wells Carnes, who was the son of Richard Carnes

REMARKS.
(Under this head the applicant may give additional information that he believes will assi9st in improving his claims.)

I hereby appoint Joby Galt of Canton, Ga. my true and lawful Attorney to receive and ? in my name

Note—Answers should be brief but explicit; the words “Yes,” “No,” and “Unknown,” etc., may be used in cases where applicable. Read the questions carefully.

I solemnly swear that the forgoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

(Signature.) Wilburn Wells Carnes

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20 day of March 1907

My commission expires Sept 7 1907 Wm Galt, Notary Public, Cherokee County

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

Personally appeared before me Wm. J. Reynolds and Thomas Hardin who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and sway that they are well acquainted with Wilburn Wells Carnes, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 30 years and 15 years, respectively, and know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be, and that the statements made by him are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in his claim.
Witness to Mark. Joby Galt
Signature of Witnesses, William J, (his X mark) Reynolds, T J Hardin
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20 day of March 1907.
My commission expires Sept 7 1907 Wm Galt, Notary Public, Cherokee County

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 disbeursing agent of the Indian service, it need not be executed before a notary, etc.

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