Re: Peter Passon of Indian Territory 1896
Thank you so much, Suz, for responding. I sent you a personal e-mail and I forgot toask more about your GGG grandfather. I think there is a good possibility that your Passon is the one mentioned in my data. There is no mention of him in the later Dawes or Guion Miller Application, only in the 1896-7 Application and Appeal.
Our Rogers ancestors migrated to Tennessee, then Kentucky and Missouri in 1829 before the The Trail of Tears removal. The daughter of John Rogers, Edith Rogers (b.1780), married Abel Oxford and went on to western Arkansas where they later died. It was Edith's granddaughter who filed Applications and Appeals with the Nation in 1896. They were rejected because they weren't living in IT at the time and so she appealed the ruling.
After being rejected again, she had no recourse until the Guion Miller Rolls in the early 1900s. By this time, she was very old and whoever wrote her deposition made some errors that may have affected the rejection. Her family gave up on further attempts at citizenship.
In my family, my Ggrandmothercomplained that our family had been robbed of oil rights and Cherokee citizenship in Oklahoma. My grandmother, Lula Wynema Montgomery, was born in Sasakwa, IT in 1904. She would talk to me just a little bit about being Cherokee when I was a young girl. It is my understanding that the Western Cherokee of Missouri are petitioning for citizenship because of this type of rejection.
My GG grandfather (not on the Rogers side) was also a stonemason who died in 1901. He died in Palo Pinto County, Texas. I thought that was kind of interesting.
I'll try and dig out the Application for Cherokee Citizenship and look again for anything that may help you. Although, it seems as if you have some really wonderful data on him. It is amazing that you have his Cherokee name!
I would love to find out more about those links you mentioned too.