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Searching for Samual Laxton information

Sandra Sandra

posted on July 12, 2010 and updated on July 12, 2010

My grandfather Samual Laxton, was born in OK and we were told he was on one of the roll call sheets, we are looking for information on this, also his parents.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on July 13, 2010

genealogists use names, dates, locations, children and spouse to match records.

i don’t know if this is your relative;

1920 United States Federal Census
about Samuel Larton
Name: Samuel Larton
[Samuel Laxton]
[Samuel Lorton]
Home in 1920: Ratliffe, Choctaw, Oklahoma
Age: 11
Estimated birth year: abt 1909
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father’s Name: Fred
Father’s Birth Place: Texas
Mother’s Name: Mary S
Mother’s Birth Place: Texas
Marital Status: Single
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Fred Larton 54
Mary S Larton 48
Nelly Larton 14
Taminy Larton 11
Samuel Larton 11
Comona Larton 6
9
Earnest Larton 5
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Ratliffe, Choctaw, Oklahoma; Roll T625_1456; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 76; Image: 371.

in this family,, the parents and nelly are b. TX. the rest of the children are b. OK. but if nelly was b. 1906 TX, then the family was not in oklahoma in 1900, one of the requirements for enrollment. additionally, this family rents a farm, another indication that they did not have an allotment.

and i don’t know if this is the same person or a different person.

California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Sam Edgar Laxton
Name: Sam Edgar Laxton
Social Security #: 527208272
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 29 Sep 1904
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Death Date: 13 Oct 1978
Death Place: Riverside

these are the possible laxton records on the dawes roll:
Dawes Results
Total Records: 9 Tribe Last First Middle Age Sex Blood Card Roll Misc Type
Choctaw Laxsion Dolly 0 F D237 P
Choctaw Laxsion James 0 M D237 P
Choctaw Laxsion James 0 M 2517 P
Choctaw Laxsion Polly 0 F 2517 P
Choctaw Laxton C A 0 M M1058 P
Choctaw Laxton Dot 0 F 4000 P
Choctaw Laxton Gertrude E 0 F M1058 P
Choctaw Laxton John 0 M 4000 P
Choctaw Laxton Lenora May 1 F NR M1058 NR NON M
family # M1058 and 4000 from the card # column.
p=parent

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/finalroll.php

if

you have a common surname, you need to give more information rather thann 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.

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.
http://choctawnation.com/services/departments/community-services/

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

suzanne hamlet shatto

Sandra Sandra

posted on February 2, 2012 and updated on February 2, 2012

Suzanne,

Starting spot I have is my Great Grandfather and Grandmother
Laxton, Mat , 18 , Atoka , C.N., I.T.,
married to Pigg, Alther , 14 , Atoka , on 16 May 1897
They also called Alther (Alpha)
this was on the Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
U.S. Court – Second Judicial Division BRIDE’S Surname List

Name: Samual Edgar Laxton Sex: MALE Birth Date: 29 Sep 1904 Birthplace: Indian City, Payne, Oklahoma, USA Death Date: 13 Oct 1978 Death Place: Hemet, Riverside, California, United States of America

was my grandfather

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on February 2, 2012 and updated on February 2, 2012

ok, then he is not listed on the dawes roll.
the choctaw pigg records on the dawes roll 1896-1906 are two people who were parents of an non-tribal member who was married to a choctaw-eligible person.

you should get a copy of the marriage record, as this might list parents’ names due to her age at marriage.
GROOM AGE BRIDE AGE DATE RESIDENCE BOOK©PAGE
LAXTON, MAT 18 PIGG, ALTHER 14 16 MAY 1897 ATOKA MC7©352
MC – Oklahoma Historical Society
2100 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4997
(405) 522-5225
Fax (405) 521-2492
http://www.okhistory.org/

one of the problems is that neither person are mentioned in census records. so they must have another name in those records.

so i can’t find them.

California Death Index, 1940-1997 about Sam Edgar Laxton
Name: Sam Edgar Laxton
Social Security #: 527208272
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 29 Sep 1904
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Death Date: 13 Oct 1978
Death Place: Riverside

1920 United States Federal Census about Samuel Larton
Name: Samuel Larton
[Samuel Laxton]
[Samuel Lorton]
Age: 11
Birth Year: abt 1909
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Home in 1920: Ratliffe, Choctaw, Oklahoma
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father’s Name: Fred Larton
Father’s Birthplace: Texas
Mother’s name: Mary S Larton
Mother’s Birthplace: Texas
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Fred Larton 54
Mary S Larton 48
Nelly Larton 14
Taminy Larton 11
Samuel Larton 11
Comona Larton 6
9
Earnest Larton 5
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Ratliffe, Choctaw, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1456; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 76; Image: 371.

both parents were b. TX and the trail of tears did not go through texas. they may be mississippi choctaw. the mississippi choctaw may not have met tribal eligibility requirements and so they didn’t apply.