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.
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
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, 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