Number 44890


For share of money appropriated for the Eastern Cherokee Indians by the Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decree of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905 and May 28, 1906.


Filed by Anderson P. Cagle, Claim Agent , Kanawa, Indian Territory, Oklahoma


Application Form:


Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims

601 Ouray Building, Washington , D. C.




        I hereby make application for such share as may be due me of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress, approved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decree 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.


Not: Answers to all questions should be short, but complete.  If you can not answer, so state.


1. State full name: Rosley c. Sheridan, nee Goode

    Indian Name: Nancy Alexander


2. Residence and post office: Lula, Hall Co. Ga. R. #3 Box 26


3. County: Banks


4. State: Georgia


5. How old are you? Age 52 Born June 1st 1855


6. Where were you born? Hall Co. Georgia


7. Are you married? A Widow


8. Name and age of Husband: Daniel W. Sheridan


9. To what tribe of Indians does she belong? Eastern Cherokee


10. Name all you children who were living on May 28, 1906 giving     their ages:

        1. Eulah E. Gowder nee Sheridan 31 years Born  Dec. 14th 1876

        2. Sallie L. Sheridan 29 years Born March 12 1879

        3. Mattie A. Sheridan 27 years Born May 16 1881

        4. Charlie L. Sheridan 24 years Born March 5th 1884

        5. Minnie E. Sheridan 22 years Born Jan. 25 1886

        6. John F. Sheridan 18 years Born Oct. 8th 1889

        7. Nellie A. Sheridan 13 years Born May 11th 1895

        8. Willie E. Sheridan  10 years Born Oct. 1 1879


11. Names of your father and mother, and your mother's name before marriage?

        Father-English Name: James C. Goode

        Indian Name-Nancy Alexander

        Mother-English Name: Martha Goode

        Indian Name : blank

        Maiden Name: Martha Canada


12.         Where were they born?

        Father-North Carolina

        Mother-I don't know


13. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?

        Father: Hall Co. Georgia

        Mother: Ditto


14. Date of death of your father and mother:

        Father: Died June 1897

        Mother: Died  March 16th 1903


15. Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land or other benefits?  If so, state when and where, and with what tribe of Indians: No


16. Name all your brothers and sisters , giving ages and residence, if possible:

        1. Arlecy Goode

                Banks County Ga.

        2. Palona Goode

                Habersham Co. Ga.

        3. Mattie Goode

                Banks Co. Ga.

        4. Nancy Goode

                Banks Co. Ga.

        5. Dola Goode

                Banks Co. Ga.

        6. Easter Goode

                Banks Co. Ga.


17. State English and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible:

        Father's Side                              Mother's side (left blank)

        George Goode

        Nancy Goode                            

        nee Alexander, Cherokee



18. Where were they born? I don't know


19. Where did they reside in 1851, of living at that time?  They were dead.  Died in North Carolina.  I don't know them.


20. Give name of all their children, and residence if possible:

        Left Blank


21. Have you ever enrolled for money, annuities, land or other benefits?   If so, state when and where, and with what tribe of Indians?  I have not.


22. To assist in identification, claimant should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their parents and grandparents back to 1835:

        Parents names James C. Goode, Nancy Alexander Indian name,

        Martha Goode, nee Canada


        Grandparents, Father's side George Goode & Nancy Goode


        (Under this head the applicant may give additional facts which will assist in proving this claim): nee Alexander, Cherokee Indian.

        I think my Grandparents and Great Grandparents lived in North Carolina in 1864-1835.


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


Signature: Rosley Sheridan


Subscribed and Sworn to before me this the 19 day of May 1908

        E. Lacy NP & JP




The following affidavit must be sworn to by two witnesses who are well acquainted with the applicant:


Personally appeared before me J. H. Brooks and J. W. Parsons, who , being dult sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Rosley C. Sheridan who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 52 years and 45 years , respectively, and know her to be the identical person she represents herself to be, and that the statements made by her are true to the best of their knowledge and belief, and that they have no interest whatever in this claim.


Signatures of Witnesses: J. H. Brooks

                                     J. W. Parson


Subscribed and sworn to me this 19 day of May 1908

E. Lacy NP & JP


Contributed by Dr. Ralph Ray (RalphRay@aol.com) a descendant of Rosley Sheridan


Transcribed 2004 by Jacqueline King