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Looking for Photos and Info and to meet some long lost relatives Quinton, Young

Rich Welch Rich Welch

posted on October 5, 2010

Halito. My name is Rich Welch and my GGGGrandma was Elizabeth Jacobs Quinton, GGGrandpa Jeff Young, GGrandma Dolly Young, and Dear Grandma Gladys L Oldfield. I have found on occasion little bits of Info on Grandma Quinton and would love to find more. I am our family historian and would love to meet more relatives, hear stories, see pictures. Its so nice to know there is a site like this to share on and meet folks. Thank you for your help and time.


Michael Quinton Michael Quinton

posted on October 3, 2012 and updated on October 3, 2012

Hello, I came across your inquiry and think I may have some relevant family history. Please read the information on my page, I tried to cover how I’m related to Elizabeth Jacobs Quinton. Feel free to ask questions and share any family information you have. Thanks!

Michael Quinton

Rich Welch Rich Welch

posted on March 5, 2013

Halito Micheal, tried to email you, but it was undeliverable. Hope to connect sometime.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on March 5, 2013

i see i didn’t answer this before either. so sorry.

this is what it sounds like, since there are no years or locations or spouses.

elizabeth jacobs quinton m. ? young
jeff young
dolly young m. ? oldfield
gladys l. oldfield

jeff and dolly might be nicknames.

unfortunately, the names are more common than you think, and without dates or locations or spouses, the search will be difficult.

there is a marriage license for gladys lucille oldfield who married joseph burrows in washington state 13 Oct 1943. this says gladys is 22 years old and b. OK.
the marriage license is available for download at washington digital archives.

this might be about your dolly young oldfield:
Record Series: Death Records
Collection: Social Security Death Index – Washington
County: Statewide

Last Residence Zipcode: 98201
Birth Date: 12/27/1900
Death Location: EVERETT, WA
Reference Number: 537-36-6271
Social Security Number: 537-36-6271
Death Date: 10/00/1974

1940 United States Federal Census about Dolly Oldfield
Name: Dolly Oldfield
Respondent: Yes
Age: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1902
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Home in 1940: Roosevelt, Snohomish, Washington
View Map
Street: Tryes Camps 2 & 3
Inferred Residence in 1935: Roosevelt, Snohomish, Washington
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935: Yes
Sheet Number: 5A
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Harvey Oldfield 46
Dolly Oldfield 38
Lucille Oldfield 18
George Oldfield 15
Lowell Narris 25
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Roosevelt, Snohomish, Washington; Roll: T627_4361; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 31-147.

Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 about Dollie Young
Name: Dollie Young
Gender: Female
Age: 20
Birth Year: abt 1904
Residence: Chester, Crawford, Arkansas
Spouse’s Name: H W Oldfield
Spouse’s Gender: Male
Spouse’s Age: 29
Spouse’s Residence: Chester, Crawford, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 2 Feb 1924
Marriage License Date: 2 Feb 1924
Marriage County: Crawford
Event Type: Marriage
FHL Film Number: 2132663

1930 United States Federal Census about Dollie Young
Name: Dollie Young
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1901
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Race: White
Home in 1930: Chester, Crawford, Arkansas
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Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father’s Birthplace: Oklahoma
Mother’s Birthplace: Arkansas


Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents’ birthplace:

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Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Dollie Young 29
Lucille Young 9
George Young 5
Levi Young 35
Marion Young 27
Lowell Norris 15
Ruth Barnes 33
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Chester, Crawford, Arkansas; Roll: 71; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 7; Image: 69.0; FHL microfilm: 2339806.

1920 United States Federal Census about Dollie Young
Name: Dollie Young
Age: 19
Birth Year: abt 1901
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Home in 1920: Chester, Crawford, Arkansas
Race: Indian (Native American)
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father’s Birthplace: Oklahoma
Mother’s name: Katherine Young
Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Katherine Young 59
Dollie Young 19
Marion Young 16
Lowell Norris 5
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Chester, Crawford, Arkansas; Roll: T625_59; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 658.

1910 United States Federal Census about Dollie Young
Name: Dollie Young
Age in 1910: 9
Birth Year: abt 1901
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Home in 1910: Quinton, Pittsburg, Oklahoma
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father’s Name: Jeff D Young
Father’s Birthplace: Oklahoma
Mother’s name: Catherine Young
Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Jeff D Young 50
Catherine Young 49
Levi Young 15
Liza Young 12
Dollie Young 9
Mayron Young 6
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Quinton, Pittsburg, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1270; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0242; FHL microfilm: 1375283.

this record is on
Name: Jefferson “jeff” Young
Birth Date: 1861
Age at Death: 51
Death Date: 27 Dec 1912
Burial Place: Russellville, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA

1900 United States Federal Census about Jefferson Young
Name: Jefferson Young
Age: 38
Birth Date: abt 1862
Birthplace: Indian Territory, Oklahoma
Home in 1900: Township 8, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse’s Name: Catharine Young
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Jefferson Young 38
Catharine Young 37
William Young 17
Douglas Young 15
Robert Young 12
Matilda Young 8
Levi Young 4
Elizebeth Young 3
Jessie Young 1
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 8, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory; Roll: 1851; Enumeration District: 0085; FHL microfilm: 1241851.

this appears to be the family group on the dawes roll taken 1896-1906 in indian territory/oklahoma.

Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Wakefield Bill 0 M 3026 P
Choctaw Young Bev 0 M 3026 P
Choctaw Young Elizabeth 0 F 3026 P
Choctaw Young Jesse 1 M 1/32 3026 NR ENTERPRISE BB
Choctaw Young Dollie 2 F 1/32 3026 NR ENTERPRISE BB
Choctaw Young Lizzie 2 F 1/32 3026 NR ENTERPRISE BB
Choctaw Young Levi 4 M 1/32 3026 NR ENTERPRISE BB
Choctaw Young Matilda E 10 F 1/32 3026 NR ENTERPRISE BB
Choctaw Young Robert 12 M 1/32 3026 NR ENTERPRISE BB
Choctaw Young Eli D 14 M 1/32 3026 NR ENTERPRISE BB
Choctaw Young William B 16 M 1/32 3026 NR ENTERPRISE BB
Choctaw Young Catherine 37 F IW 3026 NR ENTERPRISE BB
Choctaw Young Jeff 38 M 1/16 3026 NR ENTERPRISE BB

bb=by blood
iw=intermarried white, a general nontribal description

Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Young Catherine 0 F NB646 P
Choctaw Young Jeff 0 M NB646 P
Choctaw Young Marion 2 M 1/32 NB646 NB627 RUSSELVILLE NB

you should get a copy of the dawes application, census card and testimony. is a subscription website but the cost of a month’s subscription is less than the price of these documents from NARA or oklahoma historical society. it is likely there is some information in the dawes application about elizabeth quinton.

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.

start with what you know, gather documentation, then you can go backward in time. so get your birth certificate, your parents’ birth certificates and marriage license and then you can start on your grandparents. if someone passed away after 1/1/1937, they probably have a social security application on file. if you ask a government agency for a birth certificate, and they were born before 1929, they might have submitted a delayed birth certificate. death certificates, cemetery information and obituaries are helpful. you can usually get a copy of an obituary, newspaper mentions such as birth of a child or marriage, through the interlibrary loan program – see your local public library for this. i usually start with the death and work toward the person’s birth. military records and pension records can be helpful. census records can tell you where they were at particular times, names of family members. the census records up to 1940 are available, although the 1890 census was largely destroyed.

you will need to know who the family members were 1830-1930 or so, where they were located. a good way to do this is by census records.
the first time period to concentrate on is 1900-1930 because most tribes enrolled during this period.
federal census records can help you here. you can get access through your local public library – two databases: 1) heritage quest, 2)

the dawes roll shows the applicants to the five major tribes 1896-1906 in indian territory/oklahoma. if your family applied for this, there would be a census card, dawes application, other supporting documents and testimony. these are located at NARA
try the fort worth, TX office.

obituaries through the oklahoma choctaw tribe is through the history link for the tribe:

social security application for a deceased person:
form SS-5.

your public library probably has a subscription to heritage quest and is another useful database for native records and military records, but they are a subscription. however, many times, their month’s subscription price is less than the price of a dawes packet. you can google fold3 and your ancestor’s name to see if your relative’s dawes packet is available at fold3.
partial names are allowed.

bear in mind that many records are not online. always collect documents, as just the reference to a relative in an index informs you that a document is available.

death records:
death certificate: state vital records or if very old, state archives. ask for the person’s name at the time of death. you can look at death indices, such as the social security death index 1964-present for a date of death on or
obituary: see your local public library, interlibrary loan program. ask for the person’s name at the time of death. approximate date of death is helpful. if old, state historical society or state archives might have historical newspapers.
cemetery record: try or ask for the person’s name at the time of death. if you find a relative, you can click on the county or cemetery to see if others with the same surname are buried there.

marriage records:
state vital records office, county clerk or if old, state archives or state historical society.

birth records:
state vital records office, or if old, state archives or state historical society. if the birth was before 1940, ask for a birth certificate or a delayed birth certificate. many people had to get delayed birth certificates when social security came into effect because they had to show proof of age. this will be under the name used at the time of birth.

census records:
you will want to search for census records 1940 on down to the birth of your relative. the federal census was taken every 10 years, however the 1890 census was largely destroyed by fire. there are also some state census records and native census records and native rolls. and heritage quest are two databases that include many census records. many native census records kept by NARA ( are transcribed at accessgenealogy.
several helpful links for records in the choctaw territory

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.

for those people who do not yet have a card, you should research the 1900-1940 census to know approximate dates of birth, birthplaces, family members. this will also tell you if someone is more likely to be on the freedman roll or as applicants to the dawes roll taken 1896-1906 in indian territory/oklahoma for the five major tribes.

applicants can be found here:
partial names are ok. look at the guide link for explanation of the codes.

when you find a possible name, then click on the card# in the card column to see the family group. if it is your family group, and they were likely enrolled, then you can search the oklahoma historical society’s dawes roll link to get the enrollment #’s for particular family members.

if your family was enrolled by council action early in the process or was enrolled by lawsuit, they might not appear on the oklahoma historical society website. you would have to check with the tribe on that.

even if your family was rejected by the dawes process, you may want the testimony, census card, application information for your genealogical purposes.

the federal census will also help you decide which state to contact for vital records.

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.

history of the dawes roll
wikipedia entries are sometimes opinionated; entered by volunteers.

helpful information about tribal enrollment

freedmen information:

2 ways to search:
this will let you enter partial names to get card#. click on the card# in the card column and you can see other names in that family.
other resources on the left and at the bottom of this webpage. native census records and databases are especially useful.
this will give you card# (family group) and enrollment #. they have some native marriage records too. other oklahoma records listed at left.
if your relative was enrolled by court action, their name might not be on this list.
if the name is common, you may find too many possible records.
you can order the dawes packet from the oklahoma historical society website.

if you find a relative listed on the dawes roll, fold3 may have filmed the record and could be available online.
other resources are NARA

the five civilized tribes book put out by the department of the interior has testimony.
and you can read it online

and these are the microfilms at fort worth TX archives.

there may be additional records about your relative:
contact NARA for these and other records listed on this webpage.

75.23.1 Records of the Dawes Commission
75.23.2 Records of the U.S. Indian Inspector for Indian Territory
75.23.3 General records of the Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes
(Record Group 75)
oklahoma newspaper and archives search. some of these resources may be available through interlibrary loan/public library.

the tribe has an excellent information to help you. it is found under genealogy advocacy.
some obituaries:

NARA federal records repository. the fort worth, TX office has archives for oklahoma and texas tribes. atlanta/morrow office has archives for the southeast tribes. many offices have microfilmed records for several tribes. note that this web address has changed recently from

freedmen info:
You can ONLY apply for Choctaw Nation Membership, AFTER you have obtained a CDIB card proving your Choctaw Blood lineage to a direct ancestor who actually enrolled, BY BLOOD. Freedmen DID NOT enroll By Blood. When US Congress closed the Final Dawes Commission Rolls, there were no provisions granting Freedmen any benefits after the Dawes Commission closed. The tribe Constitution states BY BLOOD. however, the documents (application, census card and testimony) may help you find out more about your heritage.

about blood quantum laws:
calculations about blood quantum:

mississippi choctaw and choctaw tribe explained here:

jena choctaw tribe in louisiana:

MOWA tribe
MOWA Band Of Choctaws Wilford Taylor 1080 Red Fox Road Mount Vernon, AL 36560 (251) 829-5500. E-Mail:

other choctaw tribes:

chickasaw historical society
Historic Preservation and Repatriation Office
Phone: (580) 272-5325
Fax: (580) 272-5327
2020 E. Arlington, Suite 4, Ada, OK 74820
send mail to: P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74821

chickasaw tribe
Chickasaw Nation Headquarters
520 East Arlington, Ada, OK 74820
Phone (580) 436-2603
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74821

chickasaw genealogy archive center Tribal Library
Phone: (580) 310-6477
Fax: (580) 559-0773
1003 Chamber Loop, Ada, OK 74820
send mail to: P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74821
oklahoma historical society
marriage records

other historical societies:
some oklahoma genealogical societies:

texas tribes

oklahoma tribes:

some links for the choctaw.
i looked at the land records and those need a lot of work. i have no information about whether or when they will improve some of these categories.

types of records available for native americans:
pages 366-369 in particular although the entire native american chapter is helpful.
The Genealogist’s Companion and Sourcebook:
Guide to the Resources You Need for Unpuzzling Your Past
Emily Anne Croom
you can ask for these particular pages from your local public library. if they don’t have the book, you can get the pages through the interlibrary loan program.
native american records are discussed in pages 352-386.

Tracing ancestors among the Five Civilized Tribes: Southeastern Indians …
By Rachal Mills Lennon
this book could be accessed through the interlibary loan program also.

always find the state archives. some records are online, some records are not. but many times you can find a record not found in other places. you want to see also about newspaper mentions for obituaries, births, marriages in particular.

check courts for probate, civil and criminal cases, marriage records.

if your ancestors lived on a reservation, they might not appear on a federal census because they were not taxed.
1860 census, indian territory.

this book is a good read about the dawes roll and how they implemented it.
The Dawes Commission and the allotment of the Five Civilized Tribes, 1893-1914
By Kent Carter
and you can read this book online. your relatives’ testimony might be in the book.
see the menu at left. you can download it.
you should look at the enrollment application, census card and testimony. this post will tell you how to do that. these documents will tell you more about your heritage, but it won’t help you if your goal is to be enrolled in the choctaw tribe of oklahoma. some people were classed as mississippi choctaw if the family had a native heritage but didn’t qualify for enrollment in the tribe.

there are 63 tribes in oklahoma but only the five major tribes are on the dawes roll. look at your family’s location around 1900-1930 time period (census will help you there) and see if there was a tribe located nearby. it is possible that your relatives were affiliated with another tribe.

if they were mississippi choctaw, there is probably a land grant in MS/AL to a head of household called choctaw scrip land. this was given in lieu of tribal enrollment 1830-1880 time period. has a database of the MS and AL choctaw scrip land records, called mississippi or alabama land records. there are other land records in those databases too,, so you have to look at the authority/source cited. NARA has those land record packages.

the mississippi choctaw was not removed from oklahoma. but they were largely rejected for tribal enrollment.

this website might help you in your search. some people are trying to transcribe applications.
i do not know what they are trying to transcribe, but this is the volunteer page

and this might be of interest to you:
Rights of Mississippi Choctaws in the Choctaw Nation
Index to the Final Rolls of the Citizens and Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory
the dawes roll is composed of applications to the five major tribes in oklahoma.

good advice about native research:

if your relatives came from a different geographic location or belonged to a different tribe, try searching google for the state and tribes. you might find a contact for a state-recognized tribe or a federal recognized tribe.

this page can help you set up a targeted google search.

penny postcards. this is a website that features pictures that were on postcards. click on the state to see the postcards that they have.
if you have a penny postcard, you can click on submissions to add your penny postcard to the collection.

these searches will combine several possible search terms and give you the best matches.

i have collected many resources over the years. if you want to write to me, 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

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on March 5, 2013

there is a family tree on that has a few pictures.

Martha Elizabeth Jacobs
Birth 11/25/1825 in Tchul, Newton County, Mississippi
Death 04/24/1941 in Quinton, Pittsburg Count, Oklahoma

Family Members

Samuel Levi Jacobs Rebecca Jane Carrol

Spouse & Children

William E Breedlove 1863 – Margaret E Breedlove 1887 –

Spouse & Children

Samuel Quinton

Spouse & Children

Beverly R Young 1908 – 1863 Jeff Davis Young 1861 – 1939 Roxie Elizabeth Young 1863 – 1896

James Breedlove James Breedlove

posted on January 1, 2014 and updated on January 5, 2014

With regard to the last post listing siblings and or descendants of Martha Elizabeth, some or most of them were listed out of order that they relate to her, speaking of the Breedlove side, however you provided really good information on the Young line, i appreciate that Suzanne.
Martha Elizabeth Jacobs first married Beverly Young, they had one child, Jeffrey “jeff” Young, prior to the death of Capt. Young.
Martha then marries Samuel Quinton, several kids not placing here right now. However, oldest child with Samuel and Martha Elizabeth was Roxie Elizabeth who married William Edward Breedlove. Their children were Margaret and James L. Breedlove. James L. Breedlove marries and has Two Children, and Margaret “Maggie” marries a James Russell Huggins. If any detailed information is needed your free to contact me regarding the Quintons and or Breedlove’s. Sorry not in front of my computer to provide dates etc. in this post.

James Breedlove James Breedlove

posted on January 5, 2014

I have a forum on face book with much of the decedents Martha Elizabeth (Jacobs) Quinton on there, it is private however. If you are a relative that can at least explain how you relate in linage you may be accepted in the group. Not to take away from this forum, as this place is the only area people can go to find or attempt to find connection to relatives. Primary family groups are: Quinton, Breedlove, Bench, Huggins and Floyd. I need to know how to find you on fb, to invite you onto the site. Note: this is a family oriented site and is informal, we do not do genealogy for anyone just try to get information and material out for all the family members through sharing linage..