Several years ago on the old site named NewWigwam.com, Virginia DeMarce, who
worked for the BIA actually posted a topic on this subject, a few reasons
for rejections were brought to light:
1. The people who filed their applications, mixed up their ancestors when
writing them on the application, confusing the generation that those
ancestors' probably were born in...for instance.
2. Another reason I think she mentioned is that some of the Brothertown
people who migrated to New York, actually returned back to New England after
the Brothertown Indians moved on to Wisconsin
3. Others were not directly related as stated.
I think those were the top 3 reasons, you might search google for the old,
Newigwam site and search for Virginia DeMarce's name.
I have the rejection report and thought I actually put the report on line in
the Rhode Island Ancestors' database files, you might look for that but from
what I noticed from the report itself, many of the ancestors noted on the
applications were born in Rhode Island or CT, back to 1830 and were never up
at Brothertown or weren't born on Brothertown lands in New York. Those were
the primary reasons as I remember it.
Good luck in your search and I'm glad my uploading of the applications were
of help to you.
Behalf Of samuel_cook2000
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 12:22 PM
Subject: [RI_Ancestors] Olive A Henry Brothertown rejection 1901
Thanks for all of the help given me to locate my ancestors. I would like to
know if anyone has information as to the reason Olive A Henry Brothertown
application #2884 was rejected for funds on land purchased.
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