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Linda Cox Linda Cox

posted on November 18, 2013

I am searching for any information that I can find on my long ago grandmother…Polly Parish who is said to have been living in Scott County Mississippi in 1830 during the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek. It seems she chose Article 14 and stayed in Mississippi…not sure for how long. Her daughter’s name was Nancy Parish who was married to James Burr Johnson. At some point the family did indeed migrate to Oklahoma because my grandmother was born in Arkansas and then moved to Indian Territory Oklahoma when she was three years old. Her name was Isabell Brooks Stone. I believe that she would have been the great granddaughter of Nancy Parish and great-great granddaughter of Polly Parish. I assume Parish is the married name of Polly. I don’t have any information on her maiden name. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated since I am quite the novice at doing genealogical research. Thank you so much.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on November 18, 2013

there are several family trees on ancestry.com but they don’t include any documents. they cite each other.

i assume that isabell brooks stone’s maiden name is brooks. but you don’t say anything about her parents. you skip many generations. if that is true, she married someone with a surname of stone. no dates for isabell brooks stone.

in my opinion, you are trying to go back further than documents can support. native genealogy is not like caucasian genealogy. native records created by the war department (mostly because of rations given on the reservation) are at NARA http://www.archives.gov
the problem will be that some records are in transliterated native language and spelling is uncertain. worse, native traditions were that natives used names of favorite people, places and things and those could change. native surnames in the english language might be a previous ancestor’s surname or might be a master’s surname or might be any association the native chose.

natives had an oral tradition and native languages didn’t become written languages until the middle of the 1800s. this means that tribes don’t have records.

Martha Isabelle Brooks
Birth 21 October 1870 in Arkansas, United States
Death 12 April 1962 in Walters, Cotton, Oklahoma, United States

Spouse & Children
Woodson Albert Monroe Stone
1871 – 1920

Henry Luther Stone
1897 – 1960

Almer Munroe Stone
1901 – 1982

Una Lee Stone
1904 – 1982

Una B Stone
1905 –

Rena Stone
1907 – 2001

but this family tree only has 1910 and later census records.

1910 United States Federal Census about Bell Stone
Name: Bell Stone
Age in 1910: 39
Birth Year: abt 1871
Birthplace: Arkansas
Home in 1910: Red River, Tillman, Oklahoma
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Woodson A Stone
Father’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother’s Birthplace: United States
[United States of America]
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Woodson A Stone 39
Bell Stone 39
Henry L Stone 12
Almer M Stone 9
Una B Stone 5
Rena Stone 3
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Red River, Tillman, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1275; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 0253; FHL microfilm: 1375288.

they rent a farm so the family was not enrolled in a tribe. allotments were given out by this time, if a tribal member.

woodson a. stone, head, white male, age 39, married once 14 years ago, b. MO, father b. US, mother b. US, farmer on a general farm working on his own account, reads and writes, rents a farm.
bell, wife, white female, age 39, married once 14 years ago, had 4 children and all survive, b. AR, father b. TN, mother b. US, reads and writes
henry l., son, white male, age 12, single, b. OK, reads and writes
almer m., son, white male, age 9, single, b. OK
uma? b., daughter, white female, age 5, single, b. OK
rena, daughter, white female, age 3, single, b. OK

findagrave.com isabelle stone
Birth: Oct. 21, 1870
Death: Apr. 12, 1962

Note: Wife of Woodson Stone

Burial:
Hastings Cemetery
Hastings
Jefferson County
Oklahoma, USA

woodson stone
Birth: Apr. 10, 1871
Death: Sep. 3, 1920

Burial:
Hastings Cemetery
Hastings
Jefferson County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot:

are the children of isabelle the right children? there are other choices because this is a common name. this is where it would have been helpful to give the name of the children. another isabelle stone is married to a william stone.

1920 United States Federal Census about Bell Stone
Name: Bell Stone
Age: 40
Birth Year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Arkansas
Home in 1920: Pilot Rock, Johnson, Arkansas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: William M Stone
Father’s Birthplace: Arkansas
Mother’s Birthplace: Arkansas
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
William M Stone 50
Bell Stone 40
Maud Stone 18
Luster Stone 13
Gracie Stone 5
4
Sarrah Stone 71
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Pilot Rock, Johnson, Arkansas; Roll: T625_68; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 68; Image: 383.

i cannot tell whether either of these records are your family because i donn’t have enough information.

1880 United States Federal Census about Woodson Stone
Name: Woodson Stone
Age: 9
Birth Year: abt 1871
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1880: Eastland, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father’s Name: Woodson Stone
Father’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother’s Name: Martha C. Stone
Mother’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Neighbors: View others on page
Cannot read/write:

Blind:

Deaf and Dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane:

View Image
Household Members:
Name Age
Woodson Stone 65
Martha C. Stone 54
John C. Stone 26
Martha E. Stone 22
Elijah T. Stone 15
Usilus Stone 12
Harvey Stone 10
Woodson Stone 9
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: , Eastland, Texas; Roll: 1301; Family History Film: 1255301; Page: 319D; Enumeration District: 174.

what about this record?
1940 United States Federal Census about Isabelle Stone
Name: Isabelle Stone
Age: 69
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Texas
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law
Home in 1940: Cache, Cotton, Oklahoma
Map of Home in 1940: View map
Inferred Residence in 1935: Rural, Jefferson, Oklahoma
Residence in 1935: Rural, Jefferson, Oklahoma
Resident on farm in 1935: Yes
Sheet Number: 6B
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 5th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Joe Phillips 34
Rena Phillips 32
Leroy Phillips 6
Sherley Ruth Phillips 1
Betty Levi Phillips 5/12
Isabelle Stone 69
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Cache, Cotton, Oklahoma; Roll: T627_3287; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 17-3B.

another family tree says they were married:
1895
9 Oct
Age: 24
El Reno, Canadian County, Oklahoma

but this family tree also doesn’t have a 1900 census record.

i have to give up looking for records. i don’t know which might be your family. there is too much information missing.

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 1940 are available, although the 1890 census was largely destroyed.

you will need to know who the family members were 1830-1930 or so, where they were located. a good way to do this is by census records.
the first time period to concentrate on is 1900-1930 because most tribes enrolled during this period.
federal census records can help you here. you can get access through your local public library – two databases: 1) heritage quest, 2) ancestry.com.

the dawes roll shows the applicants to the five major tribes 1896-1906 in indian territory/oklahoma. if your family applied for this, there would be a census card, dawes application, other supporting documents and testimony. these are located at NARA
http://www.archives.gov
try the fort worth, TX office.
there are 63 tribes in oklahoma but only the 5 major tribes list applicants on the dawes roll taken 1896-1906 in indian territory/oklahoma.

requirements for enrollment for several oklahoma tribes:
http://thorpe.ou.edu/OILS/blood.html
What are tribal membership requirements?

Tribal enrollment criteria are set forth in tribal constitutions, articles of incorporation or ordinances. The criterion varies from tribe to tribe, so uniform membership requirements do not exist.

Two common requirements for membership are lineal decendency from someone named on the tribe’s base roll or relationship to a tribal member who descended from someone named on the base roll. (A “base roll” is the original list of members as designated in a tribal constitution or other document specifying enrollment criteria.) Other conditions such as tribal blood quantum, tribal residency, or continued contact with the tribe are common.

http://www.narf.org/nill/resources/enrollment.htm

enrollment is a two step process. first you have to get your CDIB card from the BIA to show your degree of blood/eligibility to enroll in a particular tribe, and then you have to apply to the tribe for acceptance, if you meet their membership requirements.

Tribal Government personnel, usually an Enrollment Clerk, located at a regional or agency office processes applications for Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) and Indian Preference in Employment, BIA Form 4432, to anyone who can provide documentation that he or she descends from an American Indian tribe.
http://www.bia.gov/WhatWeDo/ServiceOverview/TribalGov/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_American_recognition_in_the_United_States
this article has many resources.
however i find the paragraph on “Recognition for individuals” to be somewhat insensitive.

i think someone should rewrite that paragraph.

What are the most typical requirements for membership?
Each tribe has a base roll which was established, usually, in the early 20th century, listing the members of the tribe
at that time. Your first challenge will be to prove direct lineal descent from someone listed on that base roll. Then
you must prove that you have the required level of blood quantum – the percentage of your genetic make-up that
is native by bloodline. Most tribes require a 1/4 blood quantum – that is, you must be at least one-fourth Native
American – but note that the Eastern Band of the Cherokees requires that you be only 1/16 or higher to join, and the Cherokee Nation has no minimum quantum restriction, so long as you can prove descent. There may be other conditions for membership as well: requirements for tribal residency or continued contact with the tribe are common.
http://freedomcenter.org/_media/pdf/genealogy/16.%20Native%20American%20-%20Tribal%20Membership.pdf

choctaw enrollment, forms, FAQs
http://www.choctawnation.com/services/departments/enrollment-cdib-and-tribal-membership/

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. you can google fold3 and your ancestor’s name to see if your relative’s dawes packet is available at fold3.
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/final-rolls.htm

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/choctaw-indian-research.htm
access genealogy’s collection of information
if you are from another tribe, use the links at the right.
if you are from an associated tribe, see the several possible links on the webpage.

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. some mississippi choctaw were accepted by adoption or lawsuit.

for those people who do not yet have a card, you should research the 1900-1940 census to know approximate dates of birth, birthplaces, family members. this will also tell you if someone is more likely to be on the freedman roll or as applicants to the dawes roll taken 1896-1906 in indian territory/oklahoma for the five major tribes.

applicants on the dawes roll can be found here:
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/finalroll.php
partial names are ok. look at the guide link for explanation of the codes.

when you find a possible name, then click on the card# in the card column to see the family group. if it is your family group, and they were likely enrolled, then you can search the oklahoma historical society’s dawes roll link to get the enrollment #’s for particular family members.
http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes

if your family was enrolled by council action early in the process or was enrolled by lawsuit, they might not appear on the oklahoma historical society website. you would have to check with the tribe on that.

even if your family was rejected by the dawes process, you may want the testimony, census card, application information for your genealogical purposes.

the federal census will also help you decide which state to contact for vital records.

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

freedmen information:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ewyatt/_borders/
http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/F/FR016.html
http://www.african-nativeamerican.com/8-chocfreed.htm
http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes

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.
you can try school records in the oklahoma state archives, the oklahoma historical society and NARA.
http://www.odl.state.ok.us/oar/
http://www.okhistory.org/
these two resources might have historical newspapers and local history books. your public library/interlibrary loan program might also have access to newspapers and local history books.

http://www.archives.gov

as for stories, you can see if any of the relatives are mentioned in the oklahoma pioneer papers or oklahoma chronicles.

http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/pioneer/
volumes are alphabetical by surname.
if an interview is not online, contact the host of these interviews.

http://www.okhistory.org/publications/chronicles

as for location for your family, you should look on the federal census 1900-1940 for your family and this will give you locations, family members. your local public library probably has a subscription to ancestry.com and heritage quest.

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 southeast 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.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
http://yvwiiusdinvnohii.net/OKTribes.htm

tribes in other locations:
http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/tribal/list-of-federal-and-state-recognized-tribes.aspx

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 were 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

Linda Cox Linda Cox

posted on November 18, 2013

Wow. Thank you so much for the information. I do have other information, just did not include it…my lack of experience in genealogy research. The information that I do have is from a cousin who did the research and is no longer with us. It would seem that the first family tree is the correct one. The children are all correct. Henry L. Stone (age 12) was my grandfather, and the other names are those of his brother and sister. Interesting note on Woodson Stone b.about 1871, son of Woodson Stone and Martha C. Stone. Under his name at age 9 it has t he following categories: Cannot read or write, blind, deaf and dumb, otherwise disabled, idiotic or insane. Do these qualities pertain to the 9 year old Woodson Stone who was likely the father of my grandfather Henry L.Sone, or are they just categories that are listed to be answered? The names of the siblings listed seem to be the correct names. The one name would be Usibius…difficult to read I am sure on a census roll. Hope you have the time and do not mind my conversing with you. I find this all so interesting.

Linda Cox Linda Cox

posted on November 18, 2013

My other information:

Polly Parish, Scott County, Mississippi in 1830, daughter Nancy Parish married James Burr Johnson=children: Wiley Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Braden Johnson and David Johnson (who would be my lineage). David Johnson’s ( I do not have his wife’s name) children=: Martha Adeline, Alfred Johnson, Felix Johnson and Janie Johnson (my line) who was married to John Brooks. Children of Janie Johnson and John Brooks: Isabella Stone married to Woodson A Stone. Children of Isabella Brooks Stone and Woodson A. Stone: Henry Luther (my grandfather)Alma, Una and Rena. Son Henry Luther married Annie Mae Groom. Children of Luther Stone and Annie Mae Groom Stone (my grandparents): Edsel, Raymond (my father), Wendell and Audean. Raymond Stone married Irene Edna Gailey. Children from their marriage: Linda Kay Stone Cox (Me) and Reginald Ray Stone. Linda Kay Stone married T.C. Cox, Jr (Initials Only). Children from that union: Shannon Kay Cox, Troy Clinton Cox, Kyle Ray Cox, Gailey Beth Cox. There are 16 grandchildren from the union of Linda Kay Stone and T.C. Cox, Jr. I can of course send the names of children’s spouses and children if you need that. Thanks a lot. I am going to your email and requesting the sources that you have. I am not necessarily looking for inclusion in the Choctaw Nation, I just want to put together a listing of the ancestors of my children and give them some history of their elders. I think it fascinating that several of our ancestors were there at the beginning of the Trail of Tears and I would like to present that account to my children and grandchildren. Thanks again.

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posted on November 19, 2013

the type of book is called a heritage book.

there are no dates or locations in your post. this makes a search difficult.

1920 United States Federal Census about Luther H Stone
Name: Luther H Stone
[Henry Luther Stone]
Age: 22
92
Birth Year: abt 1898
[abt 1828]
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Home in 1920: Bourland, Jefferson, Oklahoma
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Anna Mae Stone
Father’s Birthplace: Texas
Mother’s Birthplace: Arkansas
Home Owned: Own
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Luther H Stone 22
92
Anna Mae Stone 21
Luther E Stone 2
Raymond R Stone 0
[10/12]
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Bourland, Jefferson, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1466; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 207; Image: 146.

findagrave.com
Henry Luther Stone
Birth: 1897
Death: 1960

Burial:
Hastings Cemetery
Hastings
Jefferson County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot:

annie mae stone
Birth: 1898
Death: 1994

Note: Wife of Henry

Burial:
Hastings Cemetery
Hastings
Jefferson County
Oklahoma, USA

you can request that the person creating the memorial link the family together. if you find an obituary, then you should give it to that findagrave.com person for inclusion on the memorial page. that way others can find your family.
obituary from the local public library/interlibrary loan program.

1940 United States Federal Census about Henry L Stone
Name: Henry L Stone
Age: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1898
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Texas, Cotton, Oklahoma
Map of Home in 1940: View map
Farm: Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935: Texas, Cotton, Oklahoma
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Sheet Number: 6B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 135
Occupation: Farmer
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 4
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 18
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry L Stone 42
Annie M Stone 41
Raymond Stone 20
Wendel Stone 13
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Texas, Cotton, Oklahoma; Roll: T627_3287; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 17-12.

i think you are going to have to get documents, such as delayed birth certificate for henry luther stone, death certificate. obituary might be helpful.

i don’t see a 1900 census record, so the birth certificate might show clues.

suzanne hamlet shatto