Elijah Self of Pryor, Indian Territory (OK), applied for Cherokee citizenship in 1896. His request was denied. The application says he is the son of Joseph & Kisah (Kizah) Self, grand-son of Elijah & Mary Self, and gr-grandson of William & Swansong Self. His mother, who submitted an affidavit attesting to the above, was living in Camp Creek, Burke Co., NC. She was 65 yrs. old, her son Elijah was 35. Anyone have info on the Cherokee connection? I've never seen the name "Swansong" in any Self info.