Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Sharon Holson Covert Sharon Holson Covert

posted on October 15, 2010

I would like to know if any one has any info on my great. great. great grandfather Judge Holson who was the judge of the Choctaw tribe in Oklahoma…i understand that he either lived around Summerfield Oklahoma, or in a cabin somewhere around
Holson Valley which was named after him…i believe his daughter was married to Peter Conser or one of his sons…Not real sure but, any info would be appreciated…

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on October 15, 2010

i am assuming you are looking for personal information.
HOLSON H. J. Circuit Judge Choctaw Nation brdp128
HOLSON Noel J. (1850-1912) well known Choctaw County Judge and later a Choctaw District Judge, buried at Summerfield Cemetery Choctaw Nation 1p37,131

you might also get a copy of the census card and enrollment application and testimony.
Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Holson Beckie 0 F 2832 P
Choctaw Holson Stephen 0 M 2832 P
Choctaw Holson Clara A 10 F FULL 2832 NR SUMMERFIELD BB
Choctaw Holson Boyd 13 M FULL 2832 NR SUMMERFIELD BB
Choctaw Holson Ada 15 F FULL 2832 NR SUMMERFIELD BB
Choctaw Holson Lizzie 46 F FULL 2832 NR SUMMERFIELD BB
Choctaw Holson Noel J 48 M FULL 2832 NR SUMMERFIELD BB
Choctaw Leflore Jude 0 F 2832 P
Choctaw Leflore Wallace 0 M 2832 P
Choctaw Lomby Hannah 0 F 2832 P
Choctaw Lomby John 0 M 2832 P
Choctaw Lomby Lucy 13 F FULL 2832 NR SUMMERFIELD BB
contact fort worth office or the tribe or oklahoma historical society or for that.
footnote is a subscription website. they have not scanned these documents in for your family yet.

search for the surname on the oklahoma chronicles. i see it is on this page

one of his courageous decisions:

this book, page 173 and maybe more.
The Rise and Fall of the Choctaw Republic.
By Angie Debo
you can probably get a look at the book through your local public library interlibrary loan program.

family listed here:

(that is all one line web address)
Peter Conser was born Peter Coinson in 1852 near Eagletown in present-day McCurtain County.
Peter’s first wife, Amy Bacon, was also a Choctaw. They were married shortly after Peter’s return to the northern part of the Choctaw Nation. The couple had one child, a daughter named Susan. After Amy’s death, Peter married Martha Jane Smith and they produced eight children, four boys and four girls. To house his large family Peter build a two-story home with eight rooms. In 1894, soon after the home was finished, Martha and a baby boy died during childbirth.
Peter had many public duties as captain of the Lighthorse. He also served as a representative and then a senator to the Choctaw Council. In addition, Peter ran a large farm, a blacksmith shop, grist mill, and saw mill. He also kept a general store with a post office. Martha served as postmistress of the Conser Post Office, and later Peter’s third wife, Mary Ann Holson, was named postmistress. Mary held this post until the general store and post office were torn down in the 1920s.

Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Conser 0 M 2280 P
Choctaw Conser Adaline 0 F 2280 P
Choctaw Conser Amy 0 F 2280 P
Choctaw Conser Jane 0 F 2280 P
Choctaw Conser Simeon 9 M 1/4 2280 6610 CONSER BB
Choctaw Conser Ada 10 F 1/4 2280 6609 CONSER BB
Choctaw Conser Alice 12 F 1/4 2280 6608 CONSER BB
Choctaw Conser Julius 14 M 1/4 2280 6607 CONSER BB
Choctaw Conser Lue 16 F 1/4 2280 6606 CONSER BB
Choctaw Conser Susie 27 F 3/4 2280 6605 CONSER BB
Choctaw Conser Mary A 29 F FULL 2280 6604 CONSER BB
Choctaw Conser Peter 46 M 1/2 2280 6603 CONSER BB
Choctaw Ematea 0 F 2280 P
Choctaw Holson William 0 M 2280 P

p=parent, bb=by blood
another family.

i think this is an offer to sell a newspaper with articles.

another website for peter conser’s home.
you can download the flyer

some documents:

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.

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.

2 ways to search:
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.
this will give you card# (family group) and enrollment #. they have some native marriage records too. other oklahoma records listed at left.
if the name is common, you may find too many possible records.

the tribe has an excellent information to help you. it is found under genealogy advocacy.

mississippi choctaw and choctaw tribe explained here:

jena choctaw tribe in louisiana:

MOWA tribe
MOWA Band Of Choctaws Wilford Taylor 1080 Red Fox Road Mount Vernon, AL 36560 (251) 829-5500. E-Mail:

texas tribes

oklahoma tribes:

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.

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

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.

i have collected many resources over the years. if you want to write to me, 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