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Jessie Shelton Rachel Marrs

wendy gottesman wendy gottesman

posted on June 13, 2012

Hi!
i am doing family research and found the Dawes case of Maggie coleman that included my ancestor Jessie Shelton woh’s wife was Rachel Marrs.
They were all refused and I wa wondering if any other decendents were able to be admitted to the tribe.
Please contact me at wendyb@thegrid.net or call me if you know of any of Jessie’s decendents who were admitted or know how to become a member of the tribe.
many thanks!
wendy

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on June 14, 2012

you must be directly related to an original enrollee of the tribe.

is this the family you are talking about?

Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Harrison Mahala 0 F MCR3884 P
Choctaw Harrison Sloan 0 M MCR3884 P
Choctaw Ruth Jim 0 M MCR3884 P
Choctaw Ruth John 1 M 1/8 MCR3884 MCR
Choctaw Ruth Haley 4 F 1/8 MCR3884 MCR
Choctaw Ruth Louisiana 6 F 1/8 MCR3884 MCR
Choctaw Ruth George 8 M 1/8 MCR3884 MCR
Choctaw Ruth Viola 11 F 1/8 MCR3884 MCR
Choctaw Ruth Angie 12 F 1/8 MCR3884 MCR
Choctaw Ruth James 14 M 1/8 MCR3884 MCR
Choctaw Ruth Ella 16 F 1/8 MCR3884 MCR
Choctaw Ruth Louisa 17 F 1/8 MCR3884 MCR
Choctaw Ruth Annie 34 F 1/4 MCR3884 MCR
Choctaw Shelton Jesse 0 M MCR3884 P
Choctaw Shelton Rachael 0 F MCR3884 P
Choctaw Shelton Eli J 78 M NR MCR3884 MCR

p=parent
mcr=mississippi choctaw refused. mississippi choctaw is a separate tribe, links in this post.

there are a couple of other family groups with jesse shelton’s name. but it appears that he was maybe married to someone else?

Tribe Last First Middle Age Sex Blood Card Roll Misc Type
Choctaw Shelton Jesse 0 M MCR3884 P
Choctaw Shelton Jesse R 0 M MCR3885 P
Choctaw Shelton Jesse R 51 M NR MCR3883 MCR

tribes had membership requirements.

for instance, this is another family group on the dawes roll:
Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Shelton Ann 0 F MCR3883 P
Choctaw Shelton Eli J 0 M MCR3883 P
Choctaw Shelton Martha A 0 F MCR3883 P
Choctaw Shelton Nina E 11 F NR MCR3883 MCR
Choctaw Shelton Annie May 13 F NR MCR3883 MCR
Choctaw Shelton Cora A 18 F NR MCR3883 MCR
Choctaw Shelton Myra J 20 F NR MCR3883 MCR
Choctaw Shelton Jesse R 51 M NR MCR3883 MCR

and another:
Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Shelton Ann 0 F MCR3883 P
Choctaw Shelton Eli J 0 M MCR3883 P
Choctaw Shelton Martha A 0 F MCR3883 P
Choctaw Shelton Nina E 11 F NR MCR3883 MCR
Choctaw Shelton Annie May 13 F NR MCR3883 MCR
Choctaw Shelton Cora A 18 F NR MCR3883 MCR
Choctaw Shelton Myra J 20 F NR MCR3883 MCR
Choctaw Shelton Jesse R 51 M NR MCR3883 MCR

you didn’t say which family but only one says rachel.

some MCR were admitted by lawsuit or choctaw council action. you should get the enrollment documents: census card, testimony and enrollment application.

the fold3 website has a month by month subscription and one month subscription would be cheaper than ordering the enrollment documents from NARA or oklahoma historical society.

i do not know if they were admitted. you can check with the choctaw tribe.

there are several people who have put family trees on ancestry.com and probably other websites such as rootsweb.com.

genealogists use names, dates, locations, children and spouses to match records. if you have a common surname, you need to give more information rather than less. if you post about women, it is helpful to include the maiden name and the married name and designate which one is the maiden name.

start with what you know, gather documentation, then you can go backward in time. so get your birth certificate, your parents’ birth certificates and marriage license and then you can start on your grandparents. if someone passed away after 1/1/1937, they probably have a social security application on file. if you ask a government agency for a birth certificate, and they were born before 1929, they might have submitted a delayed birth certificate. death certificates, cemetery information and obituaries are helpful. you can usually get a copy of an obituary, newspaper mentions such as birth of a child or marriage, through the interlibrary loan program – see your local public library for this. i usually start with the death and work toward the person’s birth. military records and pension records can be helpful. census records can tell you where they were at particular times, names of family members. the census records up to 1930 are available, although the 1890 census was largely destroyed. the 1940 census will be public information in 2012.

obituaries through the oklahoma choctaw tribe is through the history link for the tribe:
http://www.choctawnation.com/history/

social security application for a deceased person:
http://www.ssa.gov/foia/html/foia_guide.htm
form SS-5.

your public library probably has a subscription to heritage quest and ancestry.com. fold3.com is another useful database for native records and military records, but they are a subscription. however, many times their month’s subscription price is less than the price of a dawes packet, however check with accessgenealogy’s database to see if your relative’s dawes packet is exists or is available at fold3.
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/dawes.php?s_last=green&s_first=mart&s_middle=&s_tribe=
partial names are allowed.

bear in mind that many records are not online. always collect documents, as just the reference to a relative in an index informs you that a document is available.

death records:
death certificate: state vital records or if very old, state archives. ask for the person’s name at the time of death. you can look at death indices, such as the social security death index 1964-present for a date of death on rootsweb.com or ancestry.com.
obituary: see your local public library, interlibrary loan program. ask for the person’s name at the time of death. approximate date of death is helpful. if old, state historical society or state archives might have historical newspapers.
cemetery record: try findagrave.com or interment.net. ask for the person’s name at the time of death. if you find a relative, you can click on the county or cemetery to see if others with the same surname are buried there.

marriage records:
state vital records office, county clerk or if old, state archives or state historical society.

birth records:
state vital records office, or if old, state archives or state historical society. if the birth was before 1940, ask for a birth certificate or a delayed birth certificate. many people had to get delayed birth certificates when social security came into effect because they had to show proof of age. this will be under the name used at the time of birth.

census records:
you will want to search for census records 1940 on down to the birth of your relative. the federal census was taken every 10 years, however the 1890 census was largely destroyed by fire. there are also some state census records and native census records and native rolls. ancestry.com and heritage quest are two databases that include many census records. many native census records kept by NARA (http://www.archives.gov) are transcribed at accessgenealogy.

first of all, heritage and tribal enrollment are two different things. many times natives didn’t apply for enrollment because 1) they didn’t qualify, 2) they were philosophically opposed to enrollment, 3) they didn’t have documentation, or 4) they were mississippi choctaw and their ancestor had accepted land or benefits in lieu of tribal enrollment.

the dawes roll was taken 1896-1906, so you should trace your ancestors down to that time period. mostly, they had to be living in oklahoma by that time and agree to live there permanently.

history of the dawes roll
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawes_Act
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawes_Commission
wikipedia entries are sometimes opinionated; entered by volunteers.

helpful information about tribal enrollment
http://www.felihkatubbe.com/ChoctawNation/TribalMembership.html

2 ways to search:
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/finalroll.php
this will let you enter partial names to get card#. click on the card# in the card column and you can see other names in that family.
other resources on the left and at the bottom of this webpage. native census records and databases are especially useful.

http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes/index.php
this will give you card# (family group) and enrollment #. they have some native marriage records too. other oklahoma records listed at left.
if your relative was enrolled by court action, their name might not be on this list.
if the name is common, you may find too many possible records.
you can order the dawes packet from the oklahoma historical society website.

if you find a relative listed on the dawes roll, fold3 may have filmed the record and could be available online.
http://www.fold3.com/documents/46580455/dawes-packets/
other resources are NARA http://www.archives.gov

the five civilized tribes book put out by the department of the interior has testimony.
http://books.google.com/books/about/Five_civilized_tribes_in_Oklahoma.html?id=chATAAAAYAAJ
and you can read it online

and these are the microfilms at fort worth TX archives.
http://www.archives.gov/southwest/finding-aids/native-american-microfilm.html

there may be additional records about your relative:
contact NARA http://www.archives.gov for these and other records listed on this webpage.

75.23 RECORDS OF THE COMMISSIONER TO THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES 1852-1919
75.23.1 Records of the Dawes Commission
75.23.2 Records of the U.S. Indian Inspector for Indian Territory
75.23.3 General records of the Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes
http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/075.html
(Record Group 75)
1793-1989

http://okhistory.cuadra.com/star/public.html
oklahoma newspaper and archives search. some of these resources may be available through interlibrary loan/public library.

the tribe has an excellent information to help you. it is found under genealogy advocacy.
http://choctawnation.com/services/departments/community-services/
some obituaries:
http://www.choctawnation.com/history/obituaries/

NARA http://www.archives.gov/ federal records repository. the fort worth, TX office has archives for oklahoma and texas tribes. atlanta/morrow office has archives for the southwest tribes. many offices have microfilmed records for several tribes. note that this web address has changed recently from nara.gov.

freedmen info:
You can ONLY apply for Choctaw Nation Membership, AFTER you have obtained a CDIB card proving your Choctaw Blood lineage to a direct ancestor who actually enrolled, BY BLOOD. Freedmen DID NOT enroll By Blood. When US Congress closed the Final Dawes Commission Rolls, there were no provisions granting Freedmen any benefits after the Dawes Commission closed. The tribe Constitution states BY BLOOD. however, the documents (application, census card and testimony) may help you find out more about your heritage.

about blood quantum laws:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_quantum_laws
calculations about blood quantum:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wishawa4/Menominee%20Indians/quantum.htm

mississippi choctaw and choctaw tribe explained here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choctaw_Trail_of_Tears
http://www.choctaw.org/

jena choctaw tribe in louisiana:
http://www.jenachoctaw.org/

MOWA tribe
http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-1368
http://www.uab.edu/uabmagazine/2009/july/losttribe
http://www.native-american-online.org/MOWA-Choctaw.htm
MOWA Band Of Choctaws Wilford Taylor 1080 Red Fox Road Mount Vernon, AL 36560 (251) 829-5500. E-Mail: chieftaylor@mowachoctaw.com

other choctaw tribes:
http://www.aaanativearts.com/choctaw-indians/index.html

chickasaw historical society
Historic Preservation and Repatriation Office
Phone: (580) 272-5325
Fax: (580) 272-5327
2020 E. Arlington, Suite 4, Ada, OK 74820
send mail to: P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74821

chickasaw tribe
Chickasaw Nation Headquarters
520 East Arlington, Ada, OK 74820
Phone (580) 436-2603
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74821
http://www.chickasaw.net/index.htm

chickasaw genealogy archive center Tribal Library
Phone: (580) 310-6477
Fax: (580) 559-0773
1003 Chamber Loop, Ada, OK 74820
send mail to: P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74821

http://www.okhistory.org/
oklahoma historical society
marriage records
http://www.okhistory.org/research/library/marriage.html
http://www.okgenweb.org/~okgarvin/kinard/chocmarriageindex.htm

other historical societies:
http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-OK-NDX.html
some oklahoma genealogical societies:
http://www.censusfinder.com/oklahoma-genealogy-society.htm
http://www.geneasearch.com/societies/socokla.htm

texas tribes
http://www.native-languages.org/texas.htm
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/texas/index.htm
http://www.texasindians.com/
http://www.texasindians.com/
http://www.lsjunction.com/places/indians.htm

oklahoma tribes:
http://500nations.com/Oklahoma_Tribes.asp
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/oklahoma/index.htm
http://www.cowboy.net/native/tribes.html

some links for the choctaw.
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/choctaw/index.htm
i looked at the land records and those need a lot of work. i have no information about whether or when they will improve some of these categories.

types of records available for native americans:
pages 366-369 in particular although the entire native american chapter is helpful.
The Genealogist’s Companion and Sourcebook:
Guide to the Resources You Need for Unpuzzling Your Past
Emily Anne Croom
you can ask for these particular pages from your local public library. if they don’t have the book, you can get the pages through the interlibrary loan program.
native american records are discussed in pages 352-386.

Tracing ancestors among the Five Civilized Tribes: Southeastern Indians …
By Rachal Mills Lennon
this book could be accessed through the interlibary loan program also.

always find the state archives. some records are online, some records are not. but many times you can find a record not found in other places. you want to see also about newspaper mentions for obituaries, births, marriages in particular.

check courts for probate, civil and criminal cases, marriage records.

if your ancestors lived on a reservation, they might not appear on a federal census because they were not taxed.
http://www.okgenweb.org/~okgarvin/kinard/1860index.htm
1860 census, indian territory.

this book is a good read about the dawes roll and how they implemented it.
The Dawes Commission and the allotment of the Five Civilized Tribes, 1893-1914
By Kent Carter
and you can read this book online. your relatives’ testimony might be in the book.
http://www.archive.org/details/fivecivilizedtr00statgoog
see the menu at left. you can download it.

you should look at the enrollment application, census card and testimony. this post will tell you how to do that. these documents will tell you more about your heritage, but it won’t help you if your goal is to be enrolled in the choctaw tribe of oklahoma. some people were classed as mississippi choctaw if the family had a native heritage but didn’t qualify for enrollment in the tribe.

there are 63 tribes in oklahoma but only the five major tribes are on the dawes roll. look at your family’s location around 1900-1930 time period (census will help you there) and see if there was a tribe located nearby. it is possible that your relatives were affiliated with another tribe.

if they were mississippi choctaw, there is probably a land grant in MS/AL to a head of household called choctaw scrip land. this was given in lieu of tribal enrollment 1830-1880 time period. ancestry.com has a database of the MS and AL choctaw scrip land records, called mississippi or alabama land records. there are other land records in those databases too,, so you have to look at the authority/source cited. NARA http://www.archives.gov has those land record packages.

the mississippi choctaw was not removed from oklahoma. but they were largely rejected for tribal enrollment.

this website might help you in your search. some people are trying to transcribe applications.
http://www.us-census.org/native/choctaw_dawes.html
i do not know what they are trying to transcribe, but this is the volunteer page
http://www.us-census.org/states/graphics/status.htm

and this might be of interest to you:
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/choctaw/rights-of-choctaws.htm
Rights of Mississippi Choctaws in the Choctaw Nation

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/finalrolls/
Index to the Final Rolls of the Citizens and Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory
the dawes roll is composed of applications to the five major tribes in oklahoma.

good advice about native research:
http://jenniferhsrn2.homestead.com/research2.html

if your relatives came from a different geographic location or belonged to a different tribe, try searching google for the state and tribes. you might find a contact for a state-recognized tribe or a federal recognized tribe.

this page can help you set up a targeted google search.
http://www.searchforancestors.com/google/searcher.html

penny postcards. this is a website that features pictures that were on postcards. click on the state to see the postcards that they have.
http://www.usgwarchives.org/special/ppcs/ppcs.html
if you have a penny postcard, you can click on submissions to add your penny postcard to the collection.

these searches will combine several possible search terms and give you the best matches.

i have collected many resources over the years. if you want to write to me, shamlet76@gmail.com and request the choctaw resource list, i will be glad to send it to you.

i am just a volunteer that wants to empower people to learn how to do genealogy.

suzanne hamlet shatto

wendy gottesman wendy gottesman

posted on June 17, 2012

hi! thanks for answeing,
yes I am from the family It all comes down to Ratchel Marrs Shelton, The Dawes commision said no such person existed.Well she did, but her Choctaw blood line is hard to actually document. She lived 1786 to 1850ish. I have heard she was the Granddaughter of Adam Folsom, but I have no proof. I dont think they kept much records back then. Anyways the Dawes Commision denied them all. there was a total of 289 people that were in this family, all denied. it is my ansestors, there were 98 seperate cases from all related familes that were “consoladated” under case # MCR 3878. They were all denied. so if anyone has any documentable info on Adam Folsoms granddaughter or Rachel Sheltons bloodlines that would really help.
Thanks again
Wendy

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on June 17, 2012

the original enrollees are closed. you must be descended from an original enrollee of the tribe.

natives had an oral tradition and did not have a written language until the mid 1850’s. so natives have no records.

there might be a mention in local history books, local historical newspapers, trading logs.
contact the state historical society and state archives for those. if you locate a resource, you can often request copies through your local public library/interlibrary loan.

Terry Spencer Terry Spencer

posted on February 24

I am Terry Spencer and I am the great great great grand daughter of Mahala Harrison Ruth. I remember seeing the name Jesse Shelton on my ancestry records. Unfortunately I am also running into the Mississippi Choctaw Rejected screen. I have been trying to get my familys CDIB for over 10 years now. Research is very hard and gets so discouraging but I have not and will not give up.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on February 24

try this.

find your relative in the 1900-1940 census. this will give you locations, family members, dates that you will need for looking on the dawes roll, taken 1896-1906 in the state of oklahoma/indian territory. the dawes roll lists applicants to the five major tribes of oklahoma.
use the accessgenealogy website to do this or ancestrypaths:
http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/nativeamerican/
get family group/card#, members of the family:

more info gives you the family group on the card#
partial surnames ok. just enter the surname.

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/final-rolls.htm
partial names might not be found on this website.

find a possible name, click on the # in the card# column and this will show you the family group as of application. use the 1900 and 1910 census to match the names. write down the names, card#.

if you don’t find your family, then look at the 1900-1940 census locations for your family, look for nearby tribes. contact the nearby tribes to see if your family had enrolled. find out membership criteria for that tribe. there are tribes in other locations and other choctaw tribes. location is an important factor over whether a native enrolled in a tribe. you won’t find that an original enrollee enrolled in the choctaw tribe in oklahoma if they were living in another state, for instance. if your family was renting in 1910, for instance, they had not received a land grant from one of the five major tribes in oklahoma and were probably not enrolled. there are 63 tribes in oklahoma but only the 5 major tribes are on the dawes roll.

many natives did not want to live under tribal authority or didn’t qualify for enrollment or could not submit satisfactory evidence to a tribe. this is very common. it means that your family is not enrolled in a tribe.

there were a few natives that were enrolled by tribal council approval or lawsuit. i don’t have any way to tell you whether someone was enrolled because of this. you would have to contact the tribe for this information. however, some people have posted this answer and you might be able to use google on your family names and see this.

supposing you find your family in the dawes roll, then look at the oklahoma historical society dawes website and put in the name of someone in that family group that you found on accessgenealogy. this will give you the enrollment # if the enrollment was successful. write down the enrollment #s for your family.

if you found your family on the dawes roll, you might want a copy of the dawes packet. four sources for this:
you can try to find information about the family in the dawes packet.

1) once you have the card#, search here for documents. the website is free at this time:
http://www.ancestrypaths.com/five-civilized-tribes/
arranged by card#.
use the slider bar at the bottom to approximate your card#. the packets are arranged in order of card#. usually the beginning document references the card#.

there may be more than one card# for a particular person, depending on whether they were a parent at the time of enrollment.

sometimes a family’s consideration also depends on an earlier decision in their family. so you may have more than one card# to look up.

2) fold3.com is an online subscription resource and one month’s subscription is less than the price of a dawes packet at NARA or oklahoma historical society.
3) NARA http://www.archives.gov fort worth, TX office
4) oklahoma historical society http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes

a dawes packet contains census card, enrollment application, supporting documents and maybe testimony. even if your family was not enrolled, the genealogical information might be of interest to you.

on MCR3878, there are a bunch of associated cases. there are over 600 pages of documents, a table of contents.

i also see that much of those 600 ages is blank on ancestrypath. i messaged them on facebook. i suspect the blanks were produced by NARA and should be refilmed. so this might take some time to get the information. you would also have to bring this to NARA’s attention.
http://www.archives.gov try the fort worth, TX office.

suzanne hamlet shatto

Sonya Deaton - (Pistubbee) Sonya Deaton - (Pistubbee)

posted on March 2

in regards to TERRY SPENCER -
Seeking enrollment…

Intent to assist-
send an email: deatonsonya@yahoo.com

to which is of myself,

I would like to refer you
to an person that might can help you.

SONYA DEATON-PIS-TUBBEE
enrolled-
under Congressional Acts
an member by blood

DIRECT DESCENDENT-MISSISSIPPI CHOCTAW
MCR-14TH ARTICLE CLAIMANT
ARTICLE XIV OF THE TREATY OF DANCING RABBIT CREEK-TREATY OF 1830
ANCESTRY TO-
SIGHNER OF THE TREATY
AND ANCESTRY TO
AN ORIGINAL ENROLLEE

PARTIES TO AN POLITICAL GOVERNMENT MOVEMENT

SONYA DEATON-PISTUBBEE-MCR
HEREDITARY CHIEFDOM
“TUBBEE” MEANS
GREAT-CHIEF-GREAT-LEADER-GREAT- WARRIOR
THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES
ACT OF APRIL 26, 1906 [34 STAT. 137]

Sonya Deaton - (Pistubbee) Sonya Deaton - (Pistubbee)

posted on March 2

INFORMATION FOR MCR DESCENDENT SEEKING ENROLLMENT-
in respect to the matters,

AGAIN IN SAYING,

Historical Ancestry
MCR-[case number]-testimony case file

if applicable,
an person may attempt to request a copy of the ancestor-MCR case from the genealogy department
as, I had done so to which a copy of those records were mailed to my current address.

[MCR}
within the records is a vital record of an ENROLLMENT Card- CHOCTAW BY BLOOD
SIGNED BY A LEGAL STENOGRAPHER

IN MY UNDERSTANDING TO THE MATTERS OF THAT TO
BE SAID.

Terry Spencer Terry Spencer

posted on April 10

This is for Sonya Deaton
I am still trying to be enrolled in the Choctaw Nation. The first family above MCR3884 is my family.Louisiana Ruth was my great grandmother. She told me of my Choctaw heritage. Please tell me what I can do to be enrolled under the 14th article. Thank you!

Terry Spencer Terry Spencer

posted on April 10

This is for Sonya Deaton
I am still trying to be enrolled in the Choctaw Nation. The first family above MCR3884 is my family.Louisiana Ruth was my great grandmother. She told me of my Choctaw heritage. Please tell me what I can do to be enrolled under the 14th article. Thank you! You can reach me at spencer62@cox.net

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on April 11

you should probably look at the documents for this case. that is what i can advise.
i noticed this page. i don’t know if they can help you.

http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~choctawallen63/

Leo Pergson Leo Pergson

posted on April 11 and updated on April 11

Spencer,

Here’s your Eli J Shelton Family Group No. 3884 “Identification as Mississippi Choctaw” Roll Card- It has no- MCR-attached to it-

Take it to your local BIA Bureau of Indian affairs and ask that the BIA- Writes a Letter to the Choctaw nation to Clarify your Mississippi Choctaw Ancestors Enrollment Card, No. 3884 and to clarify as having no bearing whatsoever on Feb, 8 1887 Dawes Final Enrollment by Jurisdiction as Mississippi Choctaw “Rejected” I.T.D. Indian Application For Indian Territories. THESE ENROLLMENT CARDS BY BLOOD IS YOUR ANCESTIORS 14th ARTICLE CLAIMS AS TO MISSISSIPPI CHOCTAW BY BLOOD-

Sonya Deaton- Horace Pistubbee as 14th Claimants Said it best it’s an MCR-14th Article Choctaw Nation Political Movement and-to Clarify to the Choctaw Nation the difference between Choctaw Nation "Application For Enrollment and Dawes Commission Application for Lands and Application for Dawes Commission Final Rolls, and 14th article Jurisdiction as 14th Article Mississippi Choctaw

Spencer, This is your Mississippi Choctaw Eli J Shelton Mississippi Choctaw Ancestors Enrollment Card- No. 3884-

“For The Identified As Mississippi Choctaw”

In Fact- Copy Paste-and Print-and Have your Local BIA- Bureau of Indian Affairs Clarify to the Choctaw Nation That Eli J Shelton No. 3884- as to your CDIB Card Certificate Degree of Indian Blood" is Specifically Compliant under Jurisdiction 14th Article Mississippi Choctaw"

Mississippi Choctaw, Not’ Oklahoma Choctaw Having no bearing on Choctaw Nation CDIB Application with an MCR-Attached to a Roll Number- Your BIA Can Clarify- these MCR- and 14th Article Claimant issues-

attached:

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on April 11

another possibility:
http://www.oklachahta.org/
california choctaw tribe.

Leo Pergson Leo Pergson

posted on April 11 and updated on April 11

In all Due respect to those who have put in many Posted assists in 14th Article Choctaws-

If the oklachahta are also compliant under 14th Article Choctaw, that may another avenue to take- otherwise these 14th Article Mississippi issues will Continue- Spencer’s- Enrollment Card is Specifically Identified as 14th Article Choctaws-

www.oklachahta.org/
california choctaw tribe.

Thanks Suzanne-

Terry Spencer Terry Spencer

posted on May 5

Leo,
Please add me to the list of Article 14th claimants under Sloan Harrison and Eli J. Shelton MCR3884. My great and great great grand parents are on the list.
Thank you.

Leo Pergson Leo Pergson

posted on May 5 and updated on May 6

I would be more than happy to include you into our MCR-14th Article Group. The Consolidated Case files of Marrs- and Eli J Shelton, went before U. S. District Court of Appeals and all were Stricken from the Rolls- However, The Apr 12, 1912 S-Bill 7625 Stated very clearly- that any 14th Article Claimants “Rejected” Enrollment and to be added onto a “Special Mississippi Choctaw” Rolls irrespective of any 14th Article “Rejection” of Indian Territory Lands or any United States Court of claims Rejection of any 14th Article claimant- Spencer, I will access the rest of the Dawes Marrs Consolidated case files and add them to this MCR-14th article Choctaw Nation Web Page-

Proud 14th Article Mississippi Choctaws-

[S. 7625, Sixty-second Congress, third session.] A BILL For the relief of certain
members of the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of,

Representatives of the United States of America in congress assembled. That the
Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to-

First. Add to the rolls of the Five Civilized Tribes the names of minors living March
fourth, nineteen hundred and six (1906) either of whose parents is on said rolls or
would have been entitled to have been enrolled, if living, at the date fixed for
determining the right to enrollment, and also the names of Indians incarcerated,
insane, or otherwise incompetent, Including those who would be in the restricted
class if enrolled for whom no application was made or proper proof submitted
within the time limit provided by law, but who were otherwise entitled to enrollment
under the laws governing such matters.

Second. To consider and determine all claims for enrollment in any of said tribes which
were favorably decided by the commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes, but which did
not reach the Secretary of the Interior in time for consideration and decision on or before
March fourth, nineteen hundred and seven, (1907) adding to the rolls of said tribes the
names of those he may find entitled to enrollment.

Third. To prepare a special roll which shall contain the names of all persons identified
as Mississippi Choctaws prior to March fourth, nineteen hundred and seven, (1907) as
well as those entitled to such identification but who did not remove to and make bona
fide settlement In the Choctaw or Chickasaw Nation within the time prescribed by law.

Fourth. To review and determine, In conformity with the laws governing such matters at
the time applications were made and upon the records as made up, all citizenship cases
in said tribes decided by the Secretary of the Interior January first, nineteen hundred and
seven, (1907) or subsequently thereto, adversely to the claimants and to add to the rolls
of said tribe the name of any person he may find entitled to enrollment, excluding,
however, those cases involving applications for transfer of names from the freedmen’s
roll to the rolls of citizens by blood.

Fifth. To review and determine the right to enrollment upon the existing records and
under the law under which application was made of any person found by the commission
to the Five Civilized Tribes or the United States courts in Indian Territory to be entitled to
enrollment, but who were prevented from being enrolled by any finding, judgment, or
decree of the Choctaw-Chickasaw citizenship court, and to enroll such as-may be found
to he so entitled upon the proper tribal roll

Sixth. To determine the right to enrollment of persons whose applications were denied
under the act of May thirty-first, nineteen hundred, (1900) because of lack of tribal
enrollment who are shown by existing records to be otherwise prima facie entitled to
enrollment because of Indian blood and residence, said determination to be irrespective
of the act of May thirty-first, nineteen hundred (1900).

Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma
◾Report of Assistant Secretary Adams, dated April 22, 1912 Exhibits accompanying
report, ◾(a) being draft of proposed law.

Source Citation:
United States Congress. Five Civilized Tribes In Oklahoma, Reports of the Department
of the Interior and Evidentiary Papers in support of S. 7625, a Bill for the Relief of
Certain Members of the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma, Sixty-second Congress,
Third Session. Department of the Interior, United States. 1913.

Sonya Deaton Horace Pistubbee- MCR 2040
James R Roach Savannah Roach MCR-6248
Terry Spencer- Eli J Shelton MCR 3883-MCR 3884

Leo Pergson Su-Quah-Natch-Ah Band Mississippi Choctaws
Sonya Deaton Mogalusha Band Mississippi Choctaws-

tjp tjp

posted on July 28

Hello,
I am descended from Fannie Otey Womack McBride who applied as Mississippi Choctaw and was rejected. She lived in Choctaw territory and her marriage to Frank McBride was recorded by the Choctaw nation. I would be very interested in learning more about the folks who were rejected but may still be eligible.
Thanks,
TJP