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another question about Albert Forbes

Jim Byrd Jim Byrd

posted on August 16, 2012

In Dawes#750, his wife (Jane Fipps, married to him in 1868), testified that he had had a previous wife who had died. Is there any way of telling who was the previous wife of Albert Forbes, and if there were any children of that marriage?

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on August 16, 2012

dawes card #750.
which children are you looking for?
who were his children?
are they also on the dawes roll?

one child, son of albert and jane fipps:
Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Forbes Albert 0 M 5702 P
Choctaw Forbes Jane 0 F 5702 P
Choctaw Forbis William Eddie 32 M 1/2 5702 NR GARVIN BB
p=parent
bb=by blood

native records are relatively scarce. maybe the native census records, but they would not show you any maiden names. worse, some might be transliterated native language names.

NARA has the native records that the war department kept. you might find some transcribed on the accessgenealogy website.

suzanne hamlet shatto