james lee taylor m.florence m. phillips b. 1858 AR (m1. a. williams>william d. williams)>katy lee taylor b.~1889
no exact birthdate for katy lee taylor nor a name for her spouse. no date of death for any of these people. no date of birth for william williams. no location in the indian territory or oklahoma for these people. no documents cited in your post. genealogists use names, dates, locations, children, spouse to match records. when you have a common surname, more information helps narrow down the possibilities.
if james taylor worked for the railroad, there might be a pension record for him there.
James L Taylor 48
Florence M Taylor 41
William D Taylor 13
Annie M Taylor 11
Katie L Taylor 10
Solomon C Taylor 7
Martha E Taylor 2
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 6, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory; Roll T623_1852; Enumeration District: 114.
township 6 south, range 12 east
i’m having trouble finding the family in 1910, but william, katie and annie might have been married by this time. it’s possible solomon was also. john and florence might not be alive. since i don’t know your family history, i cannot narrow this down further.
solomon taylor, head, white male, b. jan/june 1823 age 77 married 26 years, b. georgia, parents b. georgia, farmer, reads and writes, rents the farm.
susan s. taylor, wife, white female, b. may 1848, age 52, married 26 years, has no children, b. texas, parents b. arkansas, doesn’t read or write (probably a second wife?), speaks english
sarah m., daughter, white female, b. october 1848, age 51, single, b. AL, father b. georgia, mother b. virginia, servant, reads but doesn’t write
this household lives next door to james l. taylor’s household. i notice the mother’s birthplace for sarah matches james’s mother’s birthplace.
james l. taylor,, head, white male, b. april 1852, age 48, married 12 years, b. AL, father b. GA, mother b. VA,, farmer, reads and writes, rents the farm
florence m., wife, white female, b. sept. 1858, age 41, married 12 years, had 9 children but only 5 survive, b. AR, parents b. GA, reads and writes
william d. taylor, son, white male, b. july 1886, age 14, single, b. indian territory, farm laborer, doesn’t read or write, speaks english
annie m., daughter, white female, b. jan/june 1888, age 11?, single, b. indian territory, servant, doesn’t read or write, speaks english
katie l, daughter, white female, b. sept. 1889, age 10, single, b. indian territory, doesn’t read or write, speaks english, servant
solomon c., son, white male, b. march 1891, age 9, single, b. indian territory
martha, daughter, white female, b. aug. 1897, age 2, single, b. indian territory
since james was born in AL, you should look also at the mississippi choctaw tribe and the MOWA tribe.
arkansas territory included indian territory, so florence might have been born in indian territory/oklahoma. oklahoma became a state in 1907.
since florence’s parents were b. GA, she might have been choctaw or mississippi choctaw. chickasaw, cherokee and choctaw were also in that area, but she might have lived off-reservation.
the trail of tears was in the late 1830’s, significant because of the birthdate of florence.
since they were married 12 years, you should look for a marriage record in arkansas or indian territory.
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.
2 ways to search: http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes/index.php
this will give you card# (family group) and enrollment #. they have some native marriage records too. other oklahoma records listed at left.
this will let you enter partial names to get card#
other resources on the left and at the bottom of this webpage. native census records and databases are especially useful.
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.
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