Rolls of certain Indian in Oregon and Washington, 59th Congress, 2nd Session, House of representatives document #133. Known as the “Mcchesney Rolls,” 1906. Photograph section, page 44.
MRS. LINCOLN LEWIS
(Maiden name Hattie George (Squamaup)
Sister of JOSEPH GEORGE
Daughter of MARGARET SKAMOCK (SQUAMAUP)
STATEMENT NO. 19
STATE OF WASHNGTON, pacific county, ss:
Margaret Skamock, of Bay center, Wash. being duly sworn says she is about 45 years old and her maiden name was Margaret George and her mother was Lah-wat-kins, named Mary, who was a Lower Chinook Indian, who died about 29 years ago, aged about 49 years, and she was alive in 1851, when the treaty of that year was made.
” I have no brothers alive, and none of them left any issue or wives surviving them. I had three brothers. I had one sister, who is also dead without issue. I am the only heir of Lah-wat-kin’s now deceased sister Mary. My mother had Brothers and sisters, but they are all dead without issue. And I am the only surviving heir of my mother and her sister, both of whom were alive in 1851, when the treaty of that year was made.”
Signed: MARGARET (her x mark) SKAMOCK
Sworn to and subscribed before me at Bay Center, Wash. This 3rd day of January, 1906.
CHAS. E. MCCHESNEY.
Supervisor of Indian Schools.
NOTE.– This woman could not give any information about her father, but thought he was a white man. She undoubtedly is part Indian, and I have enrolled her as the daughter of Lah-wat-kins sister, deceased, or Mary and also as the niece and heir of Lah-wat-kin, deceased. (Rolls of Certain Indian Tribes in Oregon and Washington, 1906:31).