1910 United States Federal Census
about Acy Goins
Name: Acy Goins
Age in 1910: 60
Estimated birth year: abt 1850
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father’s Birth Place: Tennessee
Mother’s Birth Place: Tennessee
Spouse’s name: Sarah Goins
Home in 1910: Civil District 4, Rhea, Tennessee
Marital Status: Married
Neighbors: View others on page
Acy Goins 60
Sarah Goins 30
Lizzie Goins 17
Gracie Goins 13
Louie Goins 9
Alvin Goins 6
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Civil District 4, Rhea, Tennessee; Roll: T624_1516; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 107; Image: 755.
if sarah was b. 1880, she might not be the mother of lizzie,, b.~1893.
all b. TN. asa is a farmer. this is the second marriage for asa but first for sarah.
sarah married when she was 26 and asa first married when he was 26. sarah is listed as having 8 children, but only 5 survive, but this might be the enumerator’s mistake.
who knows. maybe her age was wrong:
1900 United States Federal Census
about Asa Gains
Name: Asa Gains
Home in 1900: Civil District 11, Hamilton, Tennessee
Birth Date: Oct 1843
Race: Indian (Native American)
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Spouse’s name: Sarah J Gains
Marriage Year: 1885
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 15
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Asa Gains 56
Sarah J Gains 35
Hattie J Gains 21
Ina Gains 16
Lizzie Gains 7
Gracie Gains 3
Louie Gains 1
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Civil District 11, Hamilton, Tennessee; Roll: T623_1574; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 50.
married in 1885 TN.
i don’t know if this is asa.
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: District 3, James, Tennessee; Roll: 1264; Family History Film: 1255264; Page: 323A; Enumeration District: 62; .
did lizzie marry everett hambrick and pass away 2/22/1981?
you probably should start with her social security application. anyone who passed away after 1/1/1937 has a social security application on file and she probably filed a delayed birth certificate to show proof of age. this document will give you names, locations, dates. her obituary might be nice too. you can probably get that through your local public library and the interlibrary loan program.
death certificate might have some information too.
childrens’ documents fix the familly to a date and location, point to the parents.
i don’t know if this has anything to do with your line:
apparently there were a few asa goins names in records and this might spread confusion. especially if some of them married sarahs which was a fairly common name back then. and doubly especially if they are associated with natives.
maybe this family tree helps:
Extract of the Rejected Applications of the Guion Miller Roll of …, Volume 3
By Jo Ann Curls Page
page 117 has several goins listed.
eastern cherokee tribe.
published 2006 by heritage books. you can probably look at this book through the liberlibrary loan program. see your local public library for that.
some of the people who were rejected were also slaves might have been colored.
asa is listed here:
The index includes the names of all persons applying for compensation arising from the judgment of the United States Court of Claims on May 28, 1906, for the Eastern Cherokee tribe. While numerous individuals applied, not all the claims were allowed. The information included on the index is the application number, the name of the applicant, and the State or Territory in which the individual resided at the time the application was filed. To order copies of these applications, you must General Note submit a completed NATF Form 83 which includes the individual’s name and application number. A separate form must be completed for each file you wish copied. To obtain an NATF Forms 83 write the National Archives, NWCTB, Old Military and Civil Records (Form 83), Washington, D.C. 20408.
NARA=national archives. http://www.nara.gov
The index includes the names of all persons applying for compensation arising from the judgment of the United States Court of Claims on May 28, 1906, for the Eastern Cherokee tribe. While numerous individuals applied, not all the claims were allowed. The information included on the index is the application number, the name of the applicant, and the State or Territory in which the individual resided at the time the application was filed. To order copies of these applications, you must General Note submit a completed NATF Form 83 which includes the individual’s name and application number.
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 Band Of Choctaws Wilford Taylor 1080 Red Fox Road Mount Vernon, AL 36560 (251) 829-5500. E-Mail: email@example.com
some links for the choctaw.
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.
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
good advice about native research:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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