The white people, fueled by greed, took alot of things from the American
Indians, and The Cherokee; including land, gold, power, pride, culture, heritage
In 1899 The United States Government decreed that in order to be recognized
as a member of the Cherokee Nation, you must reside on the Reservations and sign
the Dawes Rolls. Those who resided on tribal lands and signed the Dawes Rolls,
have learned well from the white man, for they, also have taken from those who
would claim their heritage and history, those not on the Dawes Rolls are denied
entrance into the Cherokee Nation, and are treated as outcast; even though the
same blood flows in our veins. There are many reasons a Cherokee may not
have signed the Dawes Rolls, not wanting to live on Tribal lands, unable to make
the journey to Oklahoma Territory, or wanting to become a citizen of The United
States. The United Cherokee Nation was organized for those whose ancestry
did not sign an agreement with the US govt. and they fled and hid out in the
Appalachians, commonly known as Black Dutch. Some are referred to as Free
Cherokee. My Cherokee ancesters were born in South Carolina and Missouri and
are not listed on the Dawes Rolls. They are Cherokee, none the less. So, I
have chosen to apply to join The United Cherokee Nation; to reclaim my heritage
and history taken from me by The United States Government. I am Cherokee. My
blood cries out for what was stolen. Lands and gold, are as nothing to me. But
my heritage culture and history, are worth more than words can say. It is a
supreme insult to take that from a people, to leave them without a soul.
Signitures on Treaty documents are written in ink, and ink fades away, treaties
are broken. Sigitures written in DNA and blood never fade away, and are never
broken. Blood calls to blood, come; join me my brothers and sisters, it
costs approximately $50 for fees, dues, and Notarized documents. You will
recieve a certificate and a card to carry signifying your Cherokee heritage.
To be eligible for Tribal Citizenship with the Cherokee Nation, you must be
able to provide documents that connect you to an enrolled lineal ancestor, who
is listed on the (DAWES ROLL) FINAL ROLLS OF CITIZENS AND FREEDMEN OF THE FIVE
CIVILIZED TRIBES, Cherokee Nation with a blood degree. This roll was taken
between 1899-1906 of Citizens and Freedmen residing in Indian Territory (now NE
Oklahoma). Many applicants do not qualify for Tribal Citizenship because their
ancestors did not meet the enrollment requirements and were not enrolled.
Certain requirements had to be met in order to be placed on the Dawes Roll.
One example is the enrollee had to establish their permanent residence in NE
Oklahoma before 1889 to meet the residential requirement. Tribal Citizenship is
issued through natural parents. In adoption cases, Tribal Citizenship must be
proven through the BIOLOGICAL PARENT to the enrolled ancestor. A copy of the
Final Decree of Adoption, and a State Certified, Full Image/Photocopy of the
Birth Record must accompany the application. All information will remain
If you have Tsalagi (Cherokee) blood and you want to become part of THE
"GATHERING" please fill out an application today. Who Can Join? We invite
everyone on "Mother Earth" who claims the right to be Tsalagi (Cherokee) to join
with us in "The Gathering". Benefits of Joining! Most Tsalagi (Cherokee)
people who do not belong to a tribe or cannot get on closed or restricted
Federal Government rolls are left to fend for themselves. There still remains
over one million natives who claim the right of having Tsalagi (Cherokee) blood.
Because of political policy within the tribes themselves, it is difficult for
those not born on the reservation or who have left their tribal homelands to get
established back into any tribal organization. Join our International Tribal
Membership Organization and come home to your family. Share and learn our rich
history and culture with your Clan, your children and your grandchildren.
How Can You Join? To join we need a completed application that has been
notarized. Please scroll down to the UCN logo, right click and print two copies
of the application in case of mistakes. When you sign and get the application
notarized you are making a sworn statement that you have Tsalagi (Cherokee)
Ancestry. In 20 years any document that is notarized becomes a legal court
document. Please do not send any un-requested documentation with your
application to The United Cherokee Nation (UCN), Your documents remain part of
your collection and history.
Baker, John Williamson: Reputed to be a Choctaw Indian, and a
guide/scout for the U.S. Army.( Information from Judy Kelley: Mary Jane Brimm's
family bible quoted from Genealogy.com; March 6 2000:"Re:Mary J Brimm m: John W
Baker in TN or PA".). Charles Baker had a message dated July 4th, 1999
(firstname.lastname@example.org) stating that he was looking for a John W. Baker who had
land patents and a homestead in sect. 13 twn. 14S. range 19W in 1855, 1857, and
1876. This would have been about three miles from Buena Vista, in Quachita Co.,
AR. He says that his g.grandfather Absalom Baker would go to Camden from
Lafayette Co. once a year in the 1850's and buy groceries, on the way back, he
always stopped by Buena Vista to visit his half-brother John, who was originally
from TN. Possibly the same John W. Baker? Individual Report: John Williamson
Baker. Born 11 Apr. 1828 in Lincoln, TN. Married Mary Jane Brim 5 Oct. 1848 in
Rogar, Lincoln Co. TN. Died 25 Oct. 1899 in Leflor OK. Children: Annie
Elizabeth Baker (Shrum) (16 Feb. 1861-1 Jan. 1948). Martha Eldora Baker
(Kelley) (18 Jul. 1871-15 Oct. 1943). Mahala Baker (4 Jan. 1850-1876).
Mary D.E. Baker (4 Oct. 1852-29 Oct. 1860). Margaret Baker (6 Nov.
1854-). Robert N. Baker (14 Sep. 1857-7 Sep. 1864). Lucinda E. Baker (26
Feb. 1856-). John R. Baker (16 Dec. 1864-26 Sep. 1875). George G. Baker
(9 Apr. 1869-). Ollie Baker (Foster) (Abt. 1870). Libby J. Baker (8 Feb.
1860-). Sarah Rebecca Baker (29 Mar. 1873-22 July 1875).
Brim, Mary Jane: Reputed to be Cherokee Indian. Individual
Report:Mary Jane Brim. Born 27 Feb. 1832 in Lincoln Co. TN. Married John
Williamson baker 5 Oct. 1848 in Rogar, Lincoln Co. TN. Died 15 Dec. 1911 in
Leflore, Ok. Children: Annie Elizabeth Baker (Shrum) (16 Feb. 1861-1 Jan.
1948). Martha Eldora Baker (Kelley) (18 Jul. 1871-15 Oct. 1943). Mahala
Baker (4 Jan. 1850-1876). Mary D. E. Baker (4 Oct. 1852-29 Oct. 1860).
Margaret Baker (6 Nov. 1854-). Robert N. Baker (14 Sep. 1857-7 Sep.
1864). Lucinda E. Baker (26 Feb. 1856-). John R. Baker (16 Dec. 1864-26
Sep. 1875). George G. Baker (9 Apr. 1869-). Ollie Baker (Foster) (About
1870-). Libby J. Baker (8 Feb. 1860-). Sarah Rebecca Baker 29 Mar.
1873-22 July 1875).
Baker, Annie Elizabeth: According to family tradition, Annie was a full
blood Cherokee Indian. Also found listed as Annie Eliza Baker, and Anna Eliza
Baker. Born in Eagle Rock, Barry Co., Missouri. The obituary from the
Saturday, January 3rd, 1948 "Bakersfield Californian" reads; (pg.11) Shrum,
Annie E. -Funeral services for Mrs. Annie E. Shrum, 86, 125 Milham Dr., who died
in a Bakersfield hospital January 1, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at
Greenlawn Chapel with the Rev. George V. Work officiating. Burial will be in
Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Shrum was born in Missouri, and had lived in
Bakersfield 3 years. Survivng are three sons, Samuel of Bakersfield, William and
G.E. of Stockton; and one daughter, Mrs. May Cannon of Bakersfield, and 24
grandchildren. (Information provided via e-mail reply by Sharon, Kern Co.
volunteer, dated Wed., 14 May, 2003). Individual Report: Annie Elizabeth
Baker. Born 16 Feb. 1861 in Eagle Rock, Barry County MO. Married James Wakefield
Shrum 17 Sept. 1885 in OK. Died 1 Jan. 1948 in Kern County, Bakersfield, CA.
Children: William Harvey Shrum (20 Jul. 1903-2 Mar. 1991) Samuel
Clarence Shrum (21 Jul. 1905-27 Aug. 1976). Tilitha J. Shrum (29 Jul.
1886-). George Wakefield Shrum (14 Mar. 1888-May 1978). Genettie Mae
(Della) Shrum (1 Jan. 1890-). Suzannie Shrum (21 Sep. 1892-1893). James
Cutter Shrum (12 Mar. 1899-26 Feb. 1903). Nancy J. Shrum (1857-). Eliza
Talitha Shrum (Shinkle) (1859-).
Lovelady, Sarah Beckie: Church membership: Union Christian Church.
Rumors of Cherokee and Choctaw blood lineage on the internet. From
Genealogy.com Lovelady forum, Dec. 11, 1998: Laura L. Campbell, she lists;
Guion-Miller rolls of Eastern Cherokees #17980 Lovelady, Eliza, TN; #43986
Lovelady, Sarah, GA. Dawes Commision 1896 index #1644: Charles H, Lovelady,
#1645 M.J. Lovelady. From tcarden.com; Cal's Column; He says that Sarah Lovelady
was blind in her later years. Sarah "Sallie" Lovelady, according to
familysearch.org. (South Carolina became a state in 1788). Individual
Report:Sarah Beckie Lovelady (Shrum). Born 1789 in SC. Married Peter Shrum 1805.
Died 1879 Macon Co., TN. Children: Peter King Shrum (24 Apr. 1813-Nov.
1891). Pleasant Franklin Shrum (2 May 1830-14 June 1884). John Allen
Shrum (1830-28 May 1886). Tilman D. Shrum (31 Dec. 1807-After 1900).
William B. Shrum (1832-). Rebecca "Beckie" Shrum (Dixon) (1816-About
1910). Moses Shrum (1815 to 1820-Before 1860). Asa Joyner Shrum (15 Nov.
1826-17 Jun. 1864). Newton B. Shrum (1834-). Carroll (L.?) S. Shrum
(1815-After 1884). Matilda "Tilda" Shrum (1820 to 1825-). Nancy A. Shrum
(1828-). Elizabeth Shrum (Drury) (1831-). Sarah "Sally" Shrum (Brawner)
(1812-Before 1860). Gideon (Gid) W. Shrum (Before 1870-). Nicholas Shrum
(Before 1870-). Thomas Shrum (1814-). John Shrum (1805-Before 1850).
Mary Shrum (Gammons) (-). Johif "John" Shrum (1805-).
Shrum, Alton: Alton e-mailed me on 02/22/03, and provided me with this
information: He was 8 years old when his grandmother Annie E. Baker died. He
remembers her trying to teach him some Cherokee. He says,"Mom had some papers on
the family that she thought was Annie's." "James W. Shrum's father married an
Indian." He also states that Sarah Lovelady was a Cherokee, and was listed on
the Guion-Miller Rolls #43986 Lovelady, Sarah GA.
Shrum, Mel Edward: I am a truck driver, sub-contracted to The United
States Postal Service, an honor student and graduate of Foothill High School, a
self taught computor operator, webpage editor and designer, and
geneologist/historian. I am one-eighth Cherokee, according to family
tradition, from my great-grandmother Annie Baker. I would be just under a
quater, if my research is correct, including the bloodline of my great-great
grandmother Mary Dewhitt as well as my great-great-great grandmother Sarah
Shrum, William Harvey: He was a brakeman for the Union Pacific Railroad.
He was born in Canadian Switch, OK (Indian Territory) which is now Macintosh Co.
Ancestry.com ID # 12044. OK became a territory in 1890, and became a state in
1907. William was one-half Cherokee, according to family lore, from his
mother Annie Elizabeth Baker; if other rumors prove to be true, he is in fact
just under three-quarters Cherokee, from the blood added through Sarah Lovelady
and Mary Telitha Dewitt.
Shrum, Wylie Lawrence: He was a Yardmaster with the Southern Pacific
railroad. He fought during the Korean War, and was awarded a Korean Service
medal with four engagement stars, a National Defense Service medal, and a United
Nations Service Medal. He attained he rank of CR-EM3 aboard the USS Phillippine
Sea (CV-47), and was honorably discharged 16 Nov. 1953. He was born Thur.
Aug. 25th, 1927. He weighed 160 lbs. and stood 5ft. 6 in. tall. Wylie was,
according to family lore, one-quarter Cherokee. If other rumors proove true, he
would be just over half Cherokee, through the blood of Sarah Lovelady and Mary
Telitha Dewitt. Individual Report:Wylie Lawrence Shrum. Born 25 Aug. 1927 in
Webb Co., Wagoner, OK. Married Emma Jean Farley 4 Dec. 1946 in Kern Co.
Bakersfield, CA. Died 27 May 1982 in Kern Co. Bakersfield, CA. Children: Mel
Edward Shrum (14 Mar. 1957-). Paul Jeffery Shrum (13 Sep. 1960-). Laura
Jean Shrum (Burns) (28 Sep. 1954-).
Dewitt, Mary Telitha: Rumored to be Cherokee Indian. (Per e-mail from
Alton Shrum). Also known as Telitha Dewhitt: Kerry K Keener Genealogy.