you are describing a delayed birth certificate that she filed in order to prove her age for social security. there is nothing wrong with this document and it will give you additional names. it also gives you her maiden name, where she was born and when. it gives her parents’ names.
you will have to contact the tribe to ask about the william caldwell roll#, and rachel and james gibson roll#.
william caldwell also woulld have filed a social security application 1/1/1937. you didn’t include his birthplace.
these are all common names, so you need as much information as possible: names, locations, children, spouses, dates.
do you have an obituary? death certificate? often these documents can help you. you do need a copy of the birth certificate and marriage license. the divorce papers will probably tell you when and where they were married.
1930 United States Federal Census
about Grace B Satterfield
Name: Grace B Satterfield
Home in 1930: Stringtown, Atoka, Oklahoma
Estimated birth year: abt 1916
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father’s Name: Clum
Mother’s Name: Ola V
Age at first marriage:
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Clum Satterfield 41
Ola V Satterfield 26
Roy A Satterfield 19
Grace B Satterfield 14
Brulie J Satterfield 6
Lorane N Satterfield 3
Opal T Satterfield 1
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Stringtown, Atoka, Oklahoma; Roll 1893; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 15; Image: 84.0.
clum b. 1888 TX, parents b.MO. he rents the house. he’s a farmer. he was first married age 19.
she was b. 1904 OK, first married at age 17. she is of the chickasaw nation.
roy b. ~1911 AR.. the other children b. OK., with grace b. 1916 OK.
i wonder if this is the father:
1900 United States Federal Census
about Columbus Satterfield
Name: Columbus Satterfield
Home in 1900: Township 4, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
Birthplace: Indian Territory, Oklahoma
Relationship to Head of House: Son
Father’s Name: John
Mother’s Name: Azilee
Occupation: View on Image
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John Sutterfield 43
Azilee Satterfield 18
William Satterfield 21
Jake Satterfield 12
Columbus Satterfield 10
Ida Satterfield 9
Thomas Satterfield 6
Lilly Satterfield 3
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 4, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory; Roll T623_1846; Enumeration District: 120.
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