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William M. Neff
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Birth: Nov. 27, 1866
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 1925
Oklahoma, USA

William M Neff
ALIAS: Cherokee Bill

Birth: 27 NOV 1866 in Gritts/Webber Falls, Okla., Indian Territoy
Death: 9 DEC 1925
Burial: Neff Cemetery, Gritts, Okla. on Bill Neff farm

Residence: 1900 Township 11, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

Note:
On 1880 roll listed as William Jones.........source.....Dawes roll.

In the book: The 1890 Cherokee Nation Census Indian Territory Oklahoma by Barbara Benge:
Vol 1 ....book page 9.......
Page 10 No. 11 .......Neff William.......NCher.......M......22......No
10 12........Neff Mattie.........N Cher......F.......17......No
Dawes # 3068.......Family Census # 1122

1900 U.S. Census Indian Territory Cherokee Nation All Townships ED# 48
Neff, William....head....In...M.....Nov 1866.......Indian Territory.......UN.......UN
Mattie......wife.....IN...F.....June 1872.....Arkansas....Arkansas...Alabama
Hooly......son.......IN...M....Jan. 1899....Indian Territory...Indain Territory....Arkansas
Ezra.......son.......IN....M.....Oct 1892....Indian Territory...Indain Territory....Arkansas
America..dau.....IN....F.....May 1994....Indian Territory...Indain Territory....Arkansas


DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
COMMISSION TO THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES
SALLISAW, I. T., AUGUST 8, 1900

In the matter of the application of William Neff for enrollment of himself, wife and children, as citizens of the Cherokee Nation, said Neff being sworn by Commissioner Needles, testified as follows:
Q What is your name?.......William Neff
Q Your age? 34
Q Your post office address?.........A Gritts.
Q Are you a Cherokee citizen by blood?......A yes
Q What district do you live in? ......A Canadian.
Q How long have you lived there?.......A All my life.
Q Never lived outside of the Territory?........No Sir.
Q What is your father's name?.....A Isaac Neff
Q Is he living?........No Sir
Q Was he a citizen by blood? ......No sir.
Q What is your mother name?.......A Mary Jones, now.
Q Is she living?.....A Yes
Q Citizen by blood?......A Yes
Q Are you married? .....A Yes
Q What is your wife's name?......Mattie
Q How old is she?........28 years old.
Q Is she a citizen by blood?......A Yes
Q What is her father name? ......A Jesse Ross.
Q Is she living?......A Yes ( I think they ment he...not she)
Q What is her mother's name? Is she living.....A Yes
Q They are citizens by blood?.....A Jesse Ross is.
Q Have you any children? A Yes
Q What is the name of the eldest one have at home?......A Hooley P., 10 years old
.........On '96 roll, page 54, number 1492 as Hoolie;
On '94 roll, page 74, number 1592, as Hooly.
Q Next one?.......A Ezra, 8 years old.
.........On '96 roll, page 54, number 1493 as Hezy.
On '94 roll, page 74, number 1593.
Q Next one?........A America, 6 years old.
.........On '96 roll, page 54, number 1494, as Mickie.
Q Next one?......A Arizona, 3 years old.
Q Are these children all alive and living with you?..... A yes.
...........Applicant on '80 roll, page 27, number 738, as Wm. Jones.
On '96 roll, page 54, number 1490;
On '94 roll, page 74, number 1590.
...........Applicant's wife on '80 roll as Lucinda Ross, page 41, number 1117.
On '96 roll, page 54, number 1491;
On '94 roll, pge 74, number 1591.

.......The name of William Neff appears upon the authenticated roll of '80 as William Jones and on the census roll of '96 and pay-roll of'94 as William Neff. The name of his wife, Mattie, appears on the '94 as Mattie, and they being duly identified as stated according to page and number as indicated in the testimony, will be duly listed by this Commission as Cherokee citizens by blood. And the names of their children, Hooley P., Ezra and America appear upon the census roll of '96 as well as the pay-roll of '94, they being fully identified and will be listed for enrollment as Cherokee citizens by blood. The name of his youngest child, Arizona, not appearing upon the roll of '96 having been born thereafter, and satisfactory proof of its birth having been filed will be duly listed as a Cherokee citizen by blood.

.......Brown McDonald, being sworn, says as Stenographer to the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, he reported in full the testimony of the above name witness, and the foregoing is a full, true and correct transcript of his notes.

.................Brown McDonald
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 25th day of August, 1900 at Fort Gibson, I.T.

1912 Muskogee County School Census District 77
Head of House Children Sex Age or DOB Address Notes
Neff, W. M. Webbers Falls
Neff, Ezra M 10/7/1892 1/16 Cherokee Roll #3071
Neff, America F 5/8/1894 1/16 Cherokee Roll #3072
Neff, Arizona F 3/17/1897 1/16 Cherokee Roll #3073
Neff, Olen L M 2/10/1901 1/16 Cherokee Roll #3074
Neff, Inola F 1/7/1904

Father: Issac Neff b: 23 FEB 1841 in Washing Twn, Cass, Indiana
Mother: Mary Ann Wilkerson b: SEP 1846 in Tennessee

Married: Mattie Lucinda Ross b: 15 JUN 1872 in Waldon Scott County, Arkansas
Married: 7 AUG 1887 in Near Webber Falls, Indian Territory

Children:
Hooley Perry Neff b: 21 JAN 1889 in Near Webber Falls, Indian Territory
Ezra Templeton Neff b: 7 OCT 1892 in Near Webber Falls, Indian Territory
America Neff b: 8 MAY 1894
Arizona Ira Neff b: 17 MAR 1897 in Webber Falls, Muskogee Co., Indian Territory
Thomas Zina Neff b: 2 FEB 1900
Olen Lanell Neff b: 10 FEB 1901 in Near Webber Falls, Indian Territory
Inola Neff b: 7 JAN 1904 in Near Webber Falls, Indian Territory
Indianola Neff b: 10 JAN 1910 in Near Webber Falls, Indian Territory
Carrie Lavella Neff (buried at this cem.) b: 21 SEP 1912 in Near Webber Falls, Indian Territory 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mattie Lucinda Ross Neff (1872 - 1947)*
 
 Children:
  Hooley Perry Neff (1889 - 1956)*
  Ezra Templeton Neff (1892 - 1968)*
  Arizona Neff Duncan (1897 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Neff Cemetery
Webbers Falls
Muskogee County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Alice Huitt Preston
Record added: Sep 25, 2009
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