The following dissertations were sent to me by Linda Delph and Fred Dakota.

You will find a lot of very useful information here:

 

Transcribed By: Joe Morrow

 

 

ORDER DETERMINNG HEIRS

 

WHEREAS, Maria Dakota, Allottee No. unallocated

of L’Anse (Mackinac) Chippewa Indian Tribe in the

State of Michigan died intestate on the 10th day

of January 1931, at the age of 17 years, and

WHEREAS, a hearing was duly held at the Great Lakes Agency,

Ashland Wisconsin, on the 6th day of October, 1938, for

the purpose of ascertaining the heirs of said descendent:

 

NOW THEREFORE, by virtue of the power and authority vested

in the Secretary of Interior by secition 1 of the act of

June 25, 1910 (36 State. L., 855), and other applicable statutes,

I hereby find, the adjudge, and declare that at the date of the

above mentioned hearing the heirs of said decedent, determined

in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan and

their respective shares in her estate were:

 

Eleanor Morrow daughter, 1/2

Leona Pearl Morrow daughter, 1/2

 

The estated of said decendent subject to the jurisdiction of

this department having appraised at $16.67, a fee of

none will be collected by the Superintendent or other

officer in charge, pursuant to authority found in the act of

January 24,1923 (42 Stat. L., 1185(

 

Done in the city of Wasthington, District of Columbia and

dated Feb 3, 1938

 

<signed by the assistant secretary>

 

Maggie Marvin is called:

 Q. Give your name age, tribe and residence?

A. Maggie Marvin, age about 60, Res.Chippewa of Michigan, and live in Zeba, Michry Dakota Beson, age 41, L’anse Chippewa Tribe, and live in Zeba, Michigan

 

Q. Did you now Maria Dakota?

A. Yes.

 

Q. Is She Living or dead?

A. Dead.

 

Q. When did she die?

A. She died 4 months after the birth of her daughter, Leona Pearl Morrow, she died Jan. 10,1931, Leona was born Sept. 8, 1930. Maria was age 17 past when she died.

 

Q. Where did she die?

A. At Cedarville, Michigan, 36 miles south from Soo, Mich, on Lake Huron.

 

Q. Was she ever married?

A. Yes, she was married by indian custom, just one time.

 

Q. Who was her husband?

A. Henry Morrow.

 

Q. When were they married?

A. Abuot 1928.

 

Q. Is Henry Morrow living or dead?

A. Living at Cedarville, Michigan.

 

Q. Did he live with her until she died?

A. Yes.

 

Q. What tribe does he belong too?

A. Chippewa tribe and lived most of the time around Cedarville, Mich.

 

Q. Did they have any children?

A. Yes, two.

 

Q. Name them and give their ages and dates of death if dead?

A. 1-Eleanor Morrow, daughter living with her father, 9 years old;

2-Leona Pearl Morrow, daughter living, age 8, she is with Maria’s mother here at this

reservation, Zeba, Michigan.

 

Q. Were these two all the children she ever had?

A. Yes.

 

Q. Was Henry Morrow married before he married Marie Dakota?

A. Yes, Just one time before.

 

Q. Who was his wife?

A. Christine Valley, a white girl, French from Cedarville, Mich.

 

Q. How and when where they married?

A. Legally married but she died before he married Maria Dakota. He lived with her until

she died.

 

Q. Has Henry Morrow married since Maria died?

A. Yes, he married Myra Stonge, still living with him.

 

Q. Then when Maria Dakota died, she left a husband and two daughter?

A. Yes, and they are living today.

 

Q. Are you interested in this estate?

A. No.

 

Maggie Marvin <signature>

 

Subscribed and sworn before me on this

6th day of Oct. 1938, at L’Anse Michigan

 

N.E. Graham

Examiner of Inheritance

 

 

John Holliday is called:

Q. Give your name, age, tribe and residence?

A. John Holliday, age 82, Chippewa Tribe of the L’Anse Res. in Mich. and live at L’Anse, Mich

 

Q. Did you know Maria Dakota?

A. Yes, she was a Chippewa girl from the L’anse Res. in Mich.

 

Q. When did she die?

A. Jan. 10, 1931, she was 17 when she died.

 

Q. Was she ever married?

A. One time, by Indian custom to Henry Morrow, a Chippewa from around the Soo but originally from Baraga, and he is living and he lived with her until she died, they were married in 1928.

 

Q. Did they have any children?

A. She had two children, both by Henry Morrow, as follows:

1-Eleanor Morrow, daughter, living, age 9

2-Leona Pearly Morrow, daughter, living, age 8

 

Q. Then when she died, she left a husband and two daughters and they are both living today,

Is that right?

A. Yes, that is right.

 

Q. Can you tell any more about this matter?

A. No.

 

Q. Are you interested in this estate?

A. No.

 

John Holliday<signature>

 

Subscribed and sworn before me on this

6th day of Oct. 1938, at L’Anse Michigan

 

N.E. Graham

Examiner of Inheritance

 

 

Marie Dakota is called:

Q. Give your name age, tribe and residence?

A. Mary Dakota Beson, age 41, L’anse Chippewa Tribe, and live in Zeba, Michigan

 

Q. Was Maria Dakota your daughter?

A. Yes.

 

Q. Who was her father?

A. Joseph Dakota who died June 18, 1931.

 

Q. How and when were you and Joseph Dakota married?

A. legally married in 1912, in June.

 

Q. What tribe did Joseph Dakota belong to?

A. Here, to the L’Anse Chippewa Tribe, of the Iron Mountain Group, not on any reservatoin,

just a few families there.

 

Q. How many children did you and he have?

A. Nine in all, three dead, including Maria, the other two died small long before Maria, and there are five living–Martin, brother of Maria, age 23; Irene, age 19; Rose age 17; Thomas 14, and Catherine 12 years old.

 

Q. Then is it true that when your daughter Maria Dakota died she left a husband, Henry Morrow, still living, and two children, Eleanor Morrow and Leona Pearl Morrow, ages 9 and 8 respectively?

A. Yes, that is right.

 

Q. Is there anything more you wish to say?

A. No, I will speak for the minor children of my daughter.

 

Martin Dakota is called:

 

Q. Did you hear the testimony just given?

A. Yes, and all gave it alright, my sister left a husband and two daughters, living now.

 

Mary Dakota Beson <signature>

Martin Dakota <signature>

Subscribed and sworn before me on this

6th day of Oct. 1938, at L’Anse Michigan

 

N.E. Graham

Examiner of Inheritance