Full name:John Bear indian Name:Dont Know Residence:Knox County TN Age 73BornApril 3 1834 Were were U born Mossy Creek Jefferson County TN Are U married?yes Name of wife:Mary Bear Harrisson 56 years old name all children who were living on May 26 1906: Maggie34July 1 1873 Olie 32Aug 8 1875 Frank30Feb 1 1877 Epheahaiu ? 29 Oct 10 1878 Mary27March 26 1880 Janie26 April 26 1881 John24 May 7 1883 Ettie20 Sept 17 1885 George19Jan 6 1888 Matilda17Nov 24 1890
Father: James Bear Mother: Polly Smith Bear Both were born in NC
Where did they live in 1851 FIn Grainger county TN MIn Grainger County TN
Date of Death for both. F.Spring of 1889 at Maynardville Union County TN M.Fall 1888 at Maynardville Union County TN
does not know If they were enrolled for monies or annuties. Of opinion they were not.
Name all your brothers and sisters:
Perlina Bear Jones born 1835 live in Marion Indiana Mary Jane Vowel or Mary Jane Manuel Bear Youngest child of 15 lives in Greenville TN. There were 15 children.All are know dead except the applicant and 2 sisters above.The Names of the Dead ones are as follows: Autony, James, William, Serilla, Nancy, Sis, Susan, Martha, These were the children who lived untill grown.The others died when young and applicant does not know there names.
State English and Indian names of Grandparents.Applicant does not know the names of his Grandparents on either side. His Grandfather Bear lived in NC was said to have been a soilder in the revolutionary war.
Where were they born:Probably in NC.Aplicant does not know. Where did they live in 1851:In NC as applicant is informed and believes.
Application #3874 Misc
info gleaned from letter:
Frank Irwin Testifies to the following: he is 53 lives in Knox County TN.Has known John Bear about 30 years.Knows parents for about the same length of time.John Passes as a colored man in the community. Was first aquainted with John in Union County TNBoth his parents lived there as well.John and his parents always claimed to be part Indian.
John Bear Testifies to the following:
John Bear born 1834 and raised in Jefferson County TN. Parents were born in NCThey left NC long before John Was born.about 80 years ago and went to Jefferson county and lived there untill they died.They died in 1888 and 1889 he was neber on any rolls.Doesnt think parents were either.Neith of parents were held in slavery.None of siblings were held in Slavery.Non of bro or sis were enrolled.Never lived among the indians as a member of the tribe.Parents lived among the Indians in NC.Think they did after they came to TN to.My mother talked IndianPalina Bear 1 of my sisters have made application.She married a man named Jones.My parents lived in Grainger county tN.They were there in 1851.Dont know why they were not enrolled at the time.My wife is 3/4 Cherokee.I dont associate with the colored people.My brothers married white WomenMy wifes father was Richard HarrisonMy wife has not made application she was never on any roll and never was her parents
Below is the application of James Mosely.They are intermarried with the Bears from Jefferson County TN.
James Mosley Application to the Guion Miller Roll of the Eastern Cherokee
This is what I have from James Mosleys Cherokee Indian Guion Miller Application. Date 1907
1. State Full Name James Mosley Indian Name None 2 Residence: Briceville TN in 1907 County: Anderson State: TN 3. How old are You? 54 Born oct 17 1854 4. Were were you born? Jefferson County TN 5. Are You married? yes 6. Name and age of wife Frances age 57 7. To what tribe does she belong? Cherokee
8 Name all your children who were living on may 28 1906 Lizzie age 23 born June 8 1884 This is all the child I have
9 Give names of your father mother and your mothers name before marriage John Mosley and Nancy Mosley 10 Fathers Indian Name: Dont know if he had one 11 Mothers Indian Name: Bear
Were were they born? F. Sullivan county TN M. North Carolina
12 Were did they reside in 1851? Both Jefferson County TN 13 Date of death of Father: 1 7 1895 Mother 3 12 1895
14 were they ever enrolled for monies or annutuies? Dont know but if they were it was with the Cherokee
15 Name all your brothers and sisters giving name and residence if possible.
A. Alice Mosley Hooper B Charley Mosley 3 3 1868 C Cordelia Mosley Bear Feb 25 1864 Wife of Isaac Bear D George Mosley 1870
16 State English and Indian names of your Grandparents G.F. Jim Bear Mothers Side G.F. Issac Mosley Fathers side
17 Where were they born? Both in NC
18. Wher did they live in 1851 if living at that time? If living at that time they lived in NC as they died there.
19. Give Names of all their children: George Mosley was Brother to my father. Dont know any others
20: Have you ever been enrolled? Dont know anything I have been enrolled for
Additional info g;eaned from application:
James wife name was Nancy J Shoemake Indian last name was Bear James Mosleys father name was John. John was 1/4 cherokee indian
1880 Roane County TN census
House # 1 Martha Hickman 37 W John son 22 James 15 Pleasant 12 Didamea 9 Ida 7 Martha 3
#2 Isabella Cummings 35 W Florietta 22 Modena J 19 Parris J 17 Roxanna 14 William B 12 Rosa B 11
#3 George Morrow Family W
#4 John Mosley Family 58 W Nancy J 48 Indian Charles 11 I George 10
#5 Issac Bear 23 I Cordelia 18 I Sis to James Mosley Martha J 1/12 I
#6 Ady Hooper 23 I Full Blood Alice 24 I Sis to James Mosley Susanna 2 I
#7 James Mosley 23 I Frankey 25 I John 13 I Charles 9 I Edmund 5 I William 3 I
James Mosley filed a Guion Miller Application to the Cherokee Rolls in 1907 His family includes the following
John Mosley 1/4 Cherokee b. 1822 Nancy J ShoeMake 1/2 cherokee "Indian Name" Bear b. 1832 James Mosley b 1857 Alice b 1856 Alice Hooper married full blood Andy Hopper Cordelia b 1862 Married Issac Bear an cherokee George b 1870 Charles b 1869
THe following famlys live in Briceville Anderson County TN in the 1900 census. James and Martha Hickman Family George Mosley Family bro to James James Mosley family bro to George according to Guion Miller App in 1907. I havn't found them in the 1900 census yet. Issac Bearfield witnessed James application in 1907 in Clinton Anderson CO TN courthouse