Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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William Stanton Lineage

Merilee Merilee

posted on October 19, 2013

Hello – we had been told our entire lives that we descended from the Choctaw nation and it turns out to be true! We are descendants of wi
William Stanton, Annie Stanton, Lula Dunagan and Mildred Dunagan. Lula and Mildred are on the Dawes Roll. William in an original enrollee. Can we all send in our paperwork at once or do we have to send it in one at a time beginning with my grandma who is Mildred’s daughter?

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posted on October 19, 2013

ID: I3563
Name: William Stanton
Sex: M
Event: Record Change 19 JUN 2008
Birth: 11 AUG 1840 in Oklahoma, USA
Death: ABT 1887 in Oklahoma, USA

1870 Texas HOPKINS BLACK OAK P O Series:M593 Roll:1592 Page:126 Dwelling #201 Date 9/16/1870 STANTON WILLIAM 30 M W AR Sarah 21 F W AR Millie 6 F W TX Talitha 2/12 F W TX Native American Data for William Stanton Name: Stanton, William Tribe: Choctaw Record Type: enrollment Sex: M Enrollment Type: P (Parent) Card No.: 4490 STANTON, William M. b. 1840 MS d. 1887 Tobucksy Co. OK – Choctaw Sarah Ann Elizabeth Kirk; m. Hopkins Co. TX 1870 Talitha Ann; Lula Mae; William H.; Mary; Annie; Arthur; Susie; Katy; Father and Mother’s name unknown Father could be Allen Stanton(white); Mother (choctaw); Was a US Deputy Marshal appointed in Ft Smith AR 1879 by Judge Parker; Was killed by an outlaw in McAlester, OK;. Worked 125 acres land in Tobucksy Co., OK; Mostly from hard research, Census Records, Armstrong Roll, Cooper Roll,Choctaw Web Sites Cemeteries records. I only find 1 reference to him on civil war records (not sure it’s him) Pension record in Tennessee in 1867 Margaret Ann Burgess gggrandaughte I am searching for the parents of William Stanton, born 1840, died 1887 in Indian Territory. He married first, Sarah Ann (Eliza) Kirk in TX in 1869. They are shown on the 1870 Hopkins Co. TX census and both give their birthplace as Arkansas. William and Sarah Ann had three children named Talitha, William Henry, and Mary Lula. Sarah Ann died in 1879 and William Stanton married a second wife named Martha Estep. Martha Estep had a child by George Brashears named Annie. This child was raised by William & Martha (called Mattie) and then she & William had 3 more children. They were Arthur, Susie and Katie. (This record is on the Tubucksy County Choctaw Nation census of 1885) I know that Martha Estep is the daughter of Dave Estep. But, I am interested in finding the name of the parents of William Stanton & also of parents of Sarah Ann Kirk. William was 1/8th Choctaw Indian. Sarah Ann was “intermarried white”. Tradition information says that William Stanton was shot & killed in a “honky-tonk” in North McAlester in August 1887. He is buried in the cemetery in North McAlester with his second wife named Martha Edwards. (Mattie had married again after William Stanton died). Anyone with any information about this family please contact Martha Gujda William Stanton b. 1847 in Indian Territory ( (OK) Died 1887 in North McAlester OK. He is on the 1885 Choctaw Census as 1/16 Choctaw Indian. He is listed as William Stanton—wife Martha Stanton—children William Henry, Mary Lula, Susie, Arthur, & Katy.

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Marriage 1 Sarah Ann Elizabeth Kirk b: ABT 1842 in Lancaster Co. SC

Married: 12 JUN 1869 in Hopkins Co. TX


Has No Children Millie Stanton b: ABT 1864 in Texas, USA Has Children Talitha Ann Stanton b: APR 1870 in Hopkins Co. TX Has No Children William Henry Stanton b: ABT 1872 in OK ? Has No Children Mary Lula Stanton b: 15 MAY 1874


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posted on October 19, 2013 and updated on October 19, 2013

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

William Stanton Submitted by: Arthur C. Stanton

William Stanton was born in 1840 in the Indian Territory. He married Martha Beshears who was born in 1856 in the Indian Territory, also. To this union, four children were born. A son, Arthur C. was born in 1880, the three girls, Kate, Annie, and Susie. William Stanton was a U.S. Deputy Marshal and was killed in a gunfight in north McAlester. The man that shot him left McAlester but another marshal and a good friend to Stanton tracked the killer down and killed him. His friend, Sam Edwards came back and married Martha but he was killed also, in a saloon in north McAlester.

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posted on October 19, 2013 and updated on October 19, 2013

1910 United States Federal Census about David N Dunnagan
Name: David N Dunnagan

Age in 1910: 42
Birth Year: abt 1868
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1910: Fitzhugh, Pontotoc, Oklahoma
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
Father’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother’s Birthplace: Missouri
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
David W Dunnagan 42
Thomas C Dunnagan 18
Mildred Dunnagan 15
Gertrude M Dunnagan 12
David N Dunnagan Jr. 4
Ibe S Mehorg 24

NOTE: David Newton Dunagan, born 4-7-1867 Missouri, died 2-16-1954 McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma
Father: Condy S. Dunagan born 1829 Tennessee
Mother: Margaret E. born 1838 Misssouri
1880 Precinct 3, Denton, Texas (David 13 yrs)
1870 Montevallo, Vernon, Missouri (age 3 yrs)
1920, 1930, 1940 McAlester, Pittsburg, Okla.

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posted on October 19, 2013 and updated on October 19, 2013

Roll # 12456 William Henry Stanton, age 27, 1/32 Blood, born 3-22-1872
Father: William Stanton, Choctaw, (dead)
Mother: Annie Stanton, Choctaw, (dead)
I W 678 Inez J. Stanton, 23, Identified White
married 6-2-1892 McAlester
Father: John S. Orr, non citizen
Mother: Mary Orr, non citizen
Roll # 12457 Serena P. age 6, 1/64 blood
Roll # 12458 Arthur Guy Stanton, age 3, 1/64
born 1-15-1897
Roll # 12459 Lettie J. Stanton,1/64 blood, born 7-27-1899
Roll # 12460 Lola Blanche Stanton, 1/64 blood
born 3-22-1902

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posted on October 19, 2013

Roll# 12488 Lula Dunagan, age 25, 1/16 blood
Father: William Stanton, Choctaw, (dead)
Mother: Annie Stanton, non citizen, (dead)
Roll# 12489 Thomas Clay Dunagan, age 8, 1/32 blood, Father:D.N.Dunagan, Mother:Lula Stanton
Roll# 12490 Mildred A. “Mabel” Dunagan, age 5
1/32 blood, same parents
Roll# 12491 Maggie Gertrude Dunagan, age 2,
1/32 blood, same parents
Note: See enrollment of sister, Talithia Rozelle

David Newton Dunagan, born 1-26-1906
Father: D N Dunagan // Mother: Lula Dunagan

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posted on October 19, 2013 and updated on October 19, 2013

read the FAQs about enrollment.

print these documents:
CDIB Application Download PDF File
Tribal Membership Application Download PDF File
and fill them out.

click on the CDIB application first and read it. this is a two step process. CDIB first and then tribal membership.
note that you and your children are the applicants. the original enrollee is Lula Dunagan, Roll #12488, Card # 4499

they require an original birth/death certificate but they mail you back the documents promptly.

you can check with them and see which documents you need. for instance, if someone in your line submitted documents, those are probably still on file, so you wouldn’t have to provide them. this would be the option i would choose – to find out which documents you would need.

you can try contacting the tribe, however they are very busy.

The dawes packet # is the card#/family group.
It gives you the enrollment # for the choctaw tribe for each person.
you will need a family tree with name, spouse, date of birth/place of birth, date of death/place of death.
you don’t have to provide date of birth for any of the people who already have a roll# that are listed on the dawes roll.

none of the information from the tribe indicates that there is any difference about descendants of original enrollees.

your ancestor was in the right category, if this is your ancestor named William Stanton, he qualifies you as a descendant of an original enrollee of the tribe.

i am not a member of the tribe or a spokesperson for the tribe. however, the rules are clear on this point.

suzanne hamlet shatto

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posted on October 20, 2013 and updated on October 20, 2013

William Stanton, Private, Company A, Shecoe’s Chickasaw Battalion of Mounted Volunteers
Serial # 51868157
Enlisted May 1, 1864 by Colonel Lemuel M. Reynolds at Endfield, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. Enlisted for a term of 3 years.
Assigned as Post Teamster, Fort Arbuckle, Indian Territory on January 1, 1865 by orders of Colonel Lee, CSA.

Roll # 12778 Arthur Stanton, age 18, 1/16 blood
Roll # 12779 Susan Stanton, age 16, 1/16 blood
Roll # 12780 Katie C. Stanton, age 14, 1/16 blood
Father: William Stanton, Choctaw (dead)
Mother: Martha A. Edwards, Identified White

Martha A. Edwards, age 45, Identified White
Father: Joey Estepp
Mother: Frances Estepp
( Martha was the third wife of William M. Stanton, having remarried after the death of Wllliam, hence the last name of Edwards )

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posted on October 20, 2013 and updated on October 20, 2013



New history has been uncovered concerning the death of William Stanton, born 1835-1840 in Arkansas, early Indian Territory. He is buried
in the No Town Cemetery in McAlester and many of his descendants have been researching his family genealogy. This update will be of interest to many of them.

Genealogist Nancy Stanton Lasater of Muskogee has discovered an article from “The Daily Arkansas Gazette” dated August 22, 1886, which tells the story of Stanton’s murder in a north McAlester saloon. It reads:" A fatal shooting affray occurred at McAlester yesterday in which two men were shot- one instantly killed and the other fatally hurt. The difficulty arose over a game of cards. Sheriff Moore was fatally wounded, the shot taking effect in the right temple. One Stanton, a saloon keeper, was shot and instantly killed, two shots striking him, the first taking effect in the right breast, the second entering the mouth and breaking his neck. Sheriff Moore received his wound in trying to separate Stanton and a man named Smith, who were fighting. After Smith had fired the shot that hit Moore, Stanton rushed to the back door of the saloon to intercept Smith, who was making for his horse to get away, and fired three shots at him, none of them taking effect. Then Smith opened fire on him with the above effect. Deputies and a posse are scouring the woods for Smith and if found, he will meet with little sympathy. Moore’s case is hopeless."

William Stanton was the son of Allen Stanton, born 1795 in Kentucky, and Susanna Lyles, who were married in 1829 in Alabama. Susanna was half Choctaw and Allen was white. William first married Nancy Watson in Arkansas and had a daughter, Mollie. He is found on the 1870 Census living in Texas with his second wife, Sarah Kirk Stanton. William served in the Choctaw-Chickasaw Mounted Rifles during the Civil War. He married a third time to Martha Estepp, the daughter of David Estepp of Indian Territory. He leaves many descendants who are researching this Stanton family. For further information on this family, please write to:

Susan Spradlin Susan Spradlin

posted on April 13, 2014

I am a descendent of Martha Ann Estep and George W. Brashears through their daughter George Ann. My paperwork all states that Martha Ann was daughter to Ivey and Francis Estepp Found on Choctaw Nation indian roll card #5892. of Martha Ann Estep
1860 Census,. ,Sebastian, Arkansas
Martha Ann’s obit. McAlester News-Captial Obit. Thurs. 17 Nov 1938. Birth in Miss. Her parents supposedly had a boarding house nMcAlester, which is where she met George W. Brashears after having already been married to Alex Burns.