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Brent Kennedy Brent Kennedy

posted on July 23, 2010

My Grandmother’s maiden name was Nannie Roberson; DOB: October 26, 1884 and was born in Quitman, Mississippi (Clark County). Her Father’s name was Sirah Henderson Roberson and her Mother’s name was Mollie Carter.

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posted on July 24, 2010

nannie roberson b. 10/26/1884 MS. no spouse or children in your post.
i didn’t find these people together in the 1900 census. and i have no clues to find her in the 1910 census.

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
about Sirah H. Roberson
Name: Sirah H. Roberson
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: Mississippi
Regiment Name: 1 (Patton’s) Miss. Inf. (Army of 10000)
Regiment Name Expanded: 1st Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Patton’s) (Army of 10,000)
Company: K
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M232 roll 34


10 Apr 1843

in Quitman, Clark Co., Mississippi

Nannie ROBERSONBirth

26 Oct 1884
in Quitman, Clark, Mississippi, USA Death

17 Dec 1964
in Gulfport, Harrison, Mississippi, USA

this is user-entered information.
it says her mother was mary s./mollie carter

she was married to thomas latimer craig.

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Thomas Latimer Craig
Name: Thomas Latimer Craig
County: Harrison
State: Mississippi
Birth Date: 1 Aug 1884
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1682922
DraftBoard: 0

available on

thomas latimer craig 1900 census, before marriage.
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Mississippi City, Harrison, Mississippi; Roll T623_809; Page: 23B; Enumeration District: 32.

Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Beat 2, Harrison, Mississippi; Roll T625_876; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 43; Image: 797.

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

mississippi choctaw and choctaw tribe explained here:

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