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Selected Keziah Vann Maney Descendant Family Records Filed 1906-1909 with the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Compiled by Milus B. Maney
Copyright (c) 2007/2008
The purpose of this research is to provide an awareness of the detail and documentation taken a century ago for what was the "Guion Miller Eastern Cherokee Applications" which was a Bureau of Indian Affairs "Per Capita Distribution" and not a "Tribal Census" Roll. Over forty-five thousand Eastern Cherokee Applications were filed with each containing potential family histories not handed down from generation to generation 1906 newspaper notice. A wealth of genealogy resides today on the three hundred and forty-eight microfilm rolls at the National Archives in series M-1104, "Eastern Cherokees - U.S. Court of Claims."
Note that all descendants of Keziah Vann Maney did not file an Eastern Cherokee Application . Those who did file engaged considerable effort to prepare in good faith the best known family facts at that time. Fully completed applications provided family histories that included several generations with birth dates, death dates and other genealogy information likely to be found only in an old family Bible.
This effort is dedicated to the memory of Keziah Vann Maney, her grand children and great-grand children who submitted hundreds of separate family Eastern Cherokee Applications to the U.S. Court of Claims from 1906 to 1909. These applications include direct Keziah Vann Maney descendants, as well as, those who were related by marriage.
The Cherokee blood of Keziah Vann was from her Cherokee grandmother passed down through her father, John Vann. Keziah Vann married Martin Maney and lived in the over-the-mountain territory which later became Washington County,Tennessee. Around 1810 Martin and Keziah (Vann) Maney surviving children were Nancy, John, William and James.
Martin and Keziah (Vann) Maney lived out their golden years in Barnardsville, Buncombe County, North Carolina. Both are buried in the historic Maney Cemetery on the old Martin Maney home place located on Paint Fork Road in Barnardsville.
See Application 276 for BIA findings applied to all Keziah Vann descendant applications.
Other family history information can be found in BIA Special Maney File 102.
(See 1837 statement on page 45 by Keziah Vann Maney's mother, Agnes Vann.)
BIA Special File 102 Original Document Example (Indian Agent Alfred Chapman 1885 Evidence Book)