Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Looking for Moore Family

Devin Pipes Devin Pipes

posted on July 1, 2010

I am looking for more info on my 3rd great grandmother, Amanda Lou Moore who married James Summers. She was the daughter of John Moore and Mary Jane Adcock. If you know anything please contact me at or call 817-504-9656. Here is a bad picture of Mary Jane Adcock, (Thompson) when she died.
Devin Pipes


suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on July 7, 2010

unfortunately, you have not named a location, given any years they were alive, named some spouses. you have given no dates of death. these are common surnames, so you have to give more information rather than less. if you post about women, it is helpful to include their maiden name and married name and designate which one is the maiden name.

this might be amanda summers with a son john.
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Farris, Atoka, Oklahoma; Roll T625_1452; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 7; Image: 544.
amanda b.1882 MO
mother was mary thompson., probably mother of maggie too.

but i can’t be sure, since there are other people with these names in oklahoma at this time.

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 enrollmment. 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.

since the name is so common, i am finding too many possible records.the tribe has an excellent information to help you. it is found under genealogy advocacy.

i am just a volunteer that wants to empower people to learn how to do genealogy.

suzanne hamlet shatto

chris summers chris summers

posted on November 25, 2010 and updated on November 25, 2010

I hAVE BEEN TRYING TO LOOK at the pictures of Mary Jane Adcock and the picture of Amanda and John Summers.
Amanda was my grandmother and John was my father…… is there any chance you could send them to my email. and
Many Thanks I have been looking for information for sometime on Amanda Moore…….My phone is 951-657-6292 home and cell 951-453-4075 My wife is doing the work I just tell her what to say…….Her name is Sue please talk to her……Thanks Again