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Eveline or Everlean Mae Doss

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posted on August 23, 2010

Eveline or Everlean Mae Doss born 1881, Philadelphia Mississippi. There is a story in my family that Everlean, my Great Great Grandmother, as a young woman shamed the tribe because she gave refuge to a run away slave, Joe Doss, which was against the law. Everlean later married Joe Doss and had seven children on their Mississippi farm. I am looking for information on Everlean and her parents or tribe. I have no record of her maiden name. I have photos and I found her on the 1920 Census report but there is no record of her parents or her maiden name.

Thank you for your time and have a pleasant day.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on August 23, 2010

eveline mae ? b. 1881 MS m. joe/joseph doss
she was born well after the civil war.

her social security application would likely have her parents names. and she would have filed a birth certificate or delayed birth certificate to show proof of age.

Name Age
Joe Doss 54
Eveline Doss 39
Beatrice Doss 16
Lizzie E Doss 12
Cenolian Doss 10
Evan Doss 7
Addison Doss 5
Effie Doss 2
[2 3/12]
Sidney Doss 0

Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Beat 3, Jefferson, Mississippi; Roll T625_880; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 80; Image: 816.
joe is a farmer who rents a farm.

the mississippi choctaw tribe might know of these people.

i’d start with the death certificate and work backwards in time. is there an obituary? do you have the birth certificate of one of her children?

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.

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 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

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on August 24, 2010

i did find another census record:
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Beat 3, Jefferson, Mississippi; Roll T623_812; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 84.

i noticed they had several children. her maiden name is likely on their birth certificate, delayed birth certificate or their social security application filed when it came into effect 1/1/1937.

her maiden name might be in an obituary or on her death certificate too.

her name might have been evelyn spelled variously.