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Staycee_Lynn Staycee_Lynn

posted on July 6, 2013 and updated on July 6, 2013

I’ve been tracing my roots for several months and am just as confused now as before I started my search. A couple of distant cousins of mine were refused Choctaws from Mississippi. They were granted permission to live on Choctaw land and one was buried there, however, after re-opening of the case several times,(this went on for 6-7 years) supplying all the info that was requested, they were still refused. Their names were: Mary R Johnson MCR 480 and Emma Black MCR 615. My great grandfather X6, was Owen Conerly. Owen Conerly was also know as Ispia, his Choctaw name. From my understanding, Owen/Ispia was a beneficiary under article 14 of the Choctaw treaty of 1830. Other members of my family also applied, Charles D Turnage MCR1575, Newton G Turnage MCR1590. I do not have photos of Newton, but I do have a photo of his son Earlie (my grandfather) and he doesn’t look white at all. I know that they were Mississippi Choctaw Refused, does that mean they were refused benefits, or refused by the tribe as members?

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on July 6, 2013

first, tribal enrollment and tribal heritage are two different topics.

it sounds as if you might have the dawes packet of your relatives, but if you don’t, you should get a copy of that. probably the best resource would be fold3.com on a one month subscription. other organizations that may have it are the oklahoma historical society and NARA fort worth, TX office.

the land grants means that they accepted land grants in lieu of tribal enrollment. you might want to look at the land grant held by NARA http://www.archives.gov any office. this will tell of the claim by heritage.

every tribe had to establish membership rules for the tribe. this meant that some people were unable to establish that they meet the rules of the tribe.

tribes were made up of associated bands of natives. there were wars between some of these bands and some natives changed bands.

MCR means that they were classed as mississippi choctaw, a separate tribe. the mississippi choctaw became a tribe later, around 1930, and they also had to establish rules of membership.

the enrollment process did exclude some natives from membership. there was controversy about it. some candidates for office ran against the enrollment process. early in the process, in 1896, some natives were not enrolled and the choctaw council adopted them. the dawes process stopped and started some times during 1896-1906. it was difficult.

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) ancestry.com.

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
http://www.archives.gov
try the fort worth, TX office.

obituaries through the oklahoma choctaw tribe is through the history link for the tribe:
http://www.choctawnation.com/history/

social security application for a deceased person:
http://www.ssa.gov/foia/html/foia_guide.htm
form SS-5.

your public library probably has a subscription to heritage quest and ancestry.com. fold3.com 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.
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/finalroll.php
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 rootsweb.com or ancestry.com.
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 findagrave.com or interment.net. 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. ancestry.com and heritage quest are two databases that include many census records. many native census records kept by NARA (http://www.archives.gov) are transcribed at accessgenealogy.

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/choctaw/index.htm
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:
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/finalroll.php
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.
http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes

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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawes_Act
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawes_Commission
wikipedia entries are sometimes opinionated; entered by volunteers.

helpful information about tribal enrollment
http://www.felihkatubbe.com/ChoctawNation/TribalMembership.html

freedmen information:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ewyatt/_borders/
http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/F/FR016.html
http://www.african-nativeamerican.com/8-chocfreed.htm
http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes

2 ways to search:
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/finalroll.php
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.

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.
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.
http://www.fold3.com/documents/46580455/dawes-packets/
other resources are NARA http://www.archives.gov

the five civilized tribes book put out by the department of the interior has testimony.
http://books.google.com/books/about/Five_civilized_tribes_in_Oklahoma.html?id=chATAAAAYAAJ
and you can read it online

and these are the microfilms at fort worth TX archives.
http://www.archives.gov/southwest/finding-aids/native-american-microfilm.html

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

75.23 RECORDS OF THE COMMISSIONER TO THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES 1852-1919
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
http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/075.html
(Record Group 75)
1793-1989

http://okhistory.cuadra.com/star/public.html
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.
http://choctawnation.com/services/departments/community-services/
some obituaries:
http://www.choctawnation.com/history/obituaries/

NARA http://www.archives.gov/ 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 nara.gov.

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:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_quantum_laws
calculations about blood quantum:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wishawa4/Menominee%20Indians/quantum.htm

mississippi choctaw and choctaw tribe explained here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choctaw_Trail_of_Tears
http://www.choctaw.org/

jena choctaw tribe in louisiana:
http://www.jenachoctaw.org/

MOWA tribe
http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-1368
http://www.uab.edu/uabmagazine/2009/july/losttribe
http://www.native-american-online.org/MOWA-Choctaw.htm
MOWA Band Of Choctaws Wilford Taylor 1080 Red Fox Road Mount Vernon, AL 36560 (251) 829-5500. E-Mail: chieftaylor@mowachoctaw.com

other choctaw tribes:
http://www.aaanativearts.com/choctaw-indians/index.html

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
http://www.chickasaw.net/index.htm

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

http://www.okhistory.org/
oklahoma historical society
marriage records
http://www.okhistory.org/research/library/marriage.html
http://www.okgenweb.org/~okgarvin/kinard/chocmarriageindex.htm

other historical societies:
http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-OK-NDX.html
some oklahoma genealogical societies:
http://www.censusfinder.com/oklahoma-genealogy-society.htm
http://www.geneasearch.com/societies/socokla.htm

texas tribes
http://www.native-languages.org/texas.htm
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/texas/index.htm
http://www.texasindians.com/
http://www.lsjunction.com/places/indians.htm

oklahoma tribes:
http://500nations.com/Oklahoma_Tribes.asp
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/oklahoma/index.htm
http://www.cowboy.net/native/tribes.html
http://yvwiiusdinvnohii.net/OKTribes.htm

some links for the choctaw.
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/choctaw/index.htm
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.
http://www.okgenweb.org/~okgarvin/kinard/1860index.htm
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.
http://www.archive.org/details/fivecivilizedtr00statgoog
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. ancestry.com 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 http://www.archives.gov 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.
http://www.us-census.org/native/choctaw_dawes.html
i do not know what they are trying to transcribe, but this is the volunteer page
http://www.us-census.org/states/graphics/status.htm

and this might be of interest to you:
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/choctaw/rights-of-choctaws.htm
Rights of Mississippi Choctaws in the Choctaw Nation

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/finalrolls/
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:
http://jenniferhsrn2.homestead.com/research2.html

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.
http://www.searchforancestors.com/google/searcher.html

penny postcards. this is a website that features pictures that were on postcards. click on the state to see the postcards that they have.
http://www.usgwarchives.org/special/ppcs/ppcs.html
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, shamlet76@gmail.com 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

Staycee_Lynn Staycee_Lynn

posted on July 6, 2013

thank you so much for your reply. I researched most of the info I have from Fold3.com. I used to information from the dawes packets to find documents,(birth, marriage, death, and census records) Emma Black was 16 years old, living in Cooke, Texas when she married William Black in 1878. She was born in 1862 in Mississippi. she died in Ardmore/Carter Oklahoma in 1938.I also have a 1900 census that shows her and her husband William listing their home as Township 7, Chickasaw Territory. the census of 1910 shows home in Texas and 1920 census shows shes back in Marietta/Love Oklahoma. They moved quite a bit from Mississippi, Texas and Oklahoma as is the case with several of my relatives. Theres so much information, I almost feel overwhelmed, not knowing where to start first. I haven’t found any documentation so far that links me to my heritage of being Choctaw although I feel that I am

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on July 7, 2013

if she or another ancestor applied for enrollment, and they were classed as mississippi choctaw, this is one document that names a tribe. her family did not go on the trail of tears in the late 1830s from MS/AL to oklahoma/indian territory.

there is probably a land document in MS that was given under the authority of the treaty of rabbit creek called choctaw scrip land. this will give you another document about tribe. ancestry.com has a database with homestead records and tribe land grants in MS and AL. it is called mississippi land records and alabama land records. if you know the head of household name, then your search will be easier.

so emma (unnamed) was b. 1862 MS? this is helpful.

1880 United States Federal Census about William Black
Name: William Black
Age: 23
Birth Year: abt 1857
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1880: Cooke, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Emma Black
Mother’s Birthplace: Arkansas
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farming
Cannot read/write:

Blind:

Deaf and dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane:

View Image
Household Members:
Name Age
William Black 23
Emma Black 19
John D. Black 9m
James Mitchell 20
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: , Cooke, Texas; Roll: 1298; Family History Film: 1255298; Page: 254B; Enumeration District: 113.

her family was probably close by.

Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002 about Emma Warren
Name: Emma Warren
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 18 Sep 1878
Spouse: W. P. Black
Marriage City: Cooke
Marriage State: Texas
Source: Texas Marriages, 1851-1900

1880 United States Federal Census about Emma Black
Name: Emma Black
Age: 19
Birth Year: abt 1861
Birthplace: Mississippi
Home in 1880: Cooke, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: William Black
Father’s Birthplace: Louisiana
Mother’s Birthplace: Mississippi
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: House Keeping

there were some louisiana choctaw called jena choctaw. see the original post for a link to that tribe.
see the link for the mississippi choctaw in the earlier post as well.

Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Applewhite B L 0 M MCR615 P
Choctaw Applewhite Rebecca 0 F MCR615 P
Choctaw Black William 0 M MCR615 P
Choctaw Black Clay 14 M NR MCR615 MCR
Choctaw Black Molly 15 F NR MCR615 MCR
Choctaw Black John D 20 M NR MCR615 MCR
Choctaw Black Emma F 36 F NR MCR615 MCR
p=parent
mcr=mississippi choctaw refused.

are these her parents?
tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Applewhite B L 0 M MCR615 P
Choctaw Applewhite Rebecca 0 F MCR615 P

if you looked on fold3 at the application, you should know her maiden name and her parents.

now i don’t know her maiden name.

1870 United States Federal Census about Odile Pomier
Name: Odile Pomier
Age in 1870: 25
Birth Year: abt 1845
Birthplace: Louisiana
Home in 1870: Subdivision 109, Vermillion, Louisiana
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Abbeville
Value of real estate: View Image
Household Members:
Name Age
Lucien Pomier 30
Odile Pomier 25
Emma Applewhite 10
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Subdivision 109, Vermillion, Louisiana; Roll: M593_534; Page: 180A; Image: 363; Family History Library Film: 552033.
is there an obituary, a cemetery record, a social security application? a delayed birth certificate?

and this appears to be more likely:

1880 United States Federal Census about B. L. Applewhite
Name: B. L. Applewhite
Age: 38
Birth Year: abt 1842
Birthplace: Mississippi
Home in 1880: Cooke, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Father’s Birthplace: Miss
Mother’s Birthplace: Mississippi
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Physican
Cannot read/write:

Blind:

Deaf and dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane:

View Image
Household Members:
Name Age
B. L. Applewhite 38
Nannie Applewhite 25
James Bunch 23
E. L. Applewhite 36
Herbert Applewhite 5
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: , Cooke, Texas; Roll: 1298; Family History Film: 1255298; Page: 239D; Enumeration District: 113.

Web: Oklahoma, Find A Grave Index, 1800-2012 about Dr Benjamin L Applewhite
Name: Dr Benjamin L Applewhite
Birth Date: 1842
Age at Death: 89
Death Date: 16 May 1931
Burial Place: Tecumseh, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, USA

1900 United States Federal Census about Benjamin L Applewhite
Name: Benjamin L Applewhite
Age: 58
Birth Date: abt 1842
Birthplace: Mississippi
Home in 1900: Tecumseh, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma
Race: White
Relation to Head of House: Head
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Benjamin L Applewhite 58
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Tecumseh, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma; Roll: 1342; Enumeration District: 0199; FHL microfilm: 1241342.

the choctaw nation in the census is a location, as is the chickasaw location.

1860 United States Federal Census about Benjamin Applewhite
Name: Benjamin Applewhite
Age in 1860: 19
Birth Year: abt 1841
Birthplace: Mississippi
Home in 1860: Copiah, Mississippi
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View Image
Household Members:
Name Age
E R Applewhite 44
Eliza Applewhite 42
Rufus R Applewhite 21
Benjamin Applewhite 19
Elisha Applewhite 16
Nancy Applewhite 14
Elizabeth Applewhite 11
Beda Applewhite 9
Mary Applewhite 5
Martha Applewhite 2
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: , Copiah, Mississippi; Roll: M653_580; Page: 854; Image: 370; Family History Library Film: 803580.

1900 United States Federal Census about Benjamin L Applewhite
Name: Benjamin L Applewhite
Age: 58
Birth Date: Jul 1841
Birthplace: Mississippi
Home in 1900: Tecumseh, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Olive H Applewhite
Marriage Year: 1880
Years Married: 20
Father’s Birthplace: Mississippi
Mother’s Birthplace: Mississippi
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Benjamin L Applewhite 58
Olive H Applewhite 43
Gardner H Applewhite 16
Margaret R Applewhite 12
Olive N Applewhite 6
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Tecumseh, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma; Roll: 1342; Page: 22B; Enumeration District: 0199; FHL microfilm: 1241342.

1850 United States Federal Census about Benjamin Applewhite
Name: Benjamin Applewhite
Age: 9
Birth Year: abt 1841
Birthplace: Mississippi
Home in 1850: Gallatin, Copiah, Mississippi
Gender: Male
Family Number: 850
Household Members:
Name Age
Eldridge R Applewhite 34
Eliza Applewhite 32
Rufus Applewhite 12
Benjamin Applewhite 9
Lafayette Applewhite 7
Nancy P Applewhite 4
Elizabeth Applewhite 2
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Gallatin, Copiah, Mississippi; Roll: M432_371; Page: 265B; Image: 119.

you look for documents one generation at a time.

Dr Eldrige Revill Applewhite
Birth: Jun. 4, 1816
Death: Jun. 26, 1891

Family links:
Spouses:
Lucy Virginia McLaurin Applewhite (1834 – 1902)*
Eliza Lee Applewhite (1818 – 1868)*

Children: Mary E Applewhite (1851 – 1877)* Steve S Applewhite (1860 – 1923)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery
Lincoln County
Mississippi, USA

Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935 about Eldrige R. Applewhite
Name: Eldrige R. Applewhite
Spouse: Eliza Lee
Marriage Date: 14 Feb 1836
County: Marion

1850 U.S. Federal Census – Slave Schedules about E R Applewhite
Gender: Female
Race: Black
Age: 50
Home in 1860: Copiah, Mississippi
Name of Slave Owner: E R Applewhite
All Slaves Owned:
Age Gender
50 Female
20 Female

All Mississippi, Homestead and Cash Entry Patents, Pre-1908 results for Applewhite
Source Information:
United States, Bureau of Land Management. Mississippi, Homestead and Cash Entry Patents, Pre-1908 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.
Original data: United States, Bureau of Land Management. Mississippi Pre-1908 Patents: Homesteads, Cash Entry, Choctaw Indian Scrip and Chickasaw Cession Lands. General Land Office Automated Records Project, 1997.

Mississippi, Homestead and Cash Entry Patents, Pre-1908 about Eldridge R Applewhite
Name: Eldridge R Applewhite
Land Office: Jackson
Document Number: 11713
Total Acres: 160.35
Misc. Doc. Nr.: 22034
Signature: Yes
Canceled Document: No
Issue Date: 15 Feb 1897
Mineral Rights Reserved: No
Metes and Bounds: No
Statutory Reference: 12 Stat. 392
Multiple Warantee Names: No
Act or Treaty: May 20, 1862
Multiple Patentee Names: No
Entry Classification: Homestead Entry Original
Land Description: 1 WNW ST STEPHENS No 4N 18W 8; 2 NSW ST STEPHENS No 4N 18W 8

post-humous. very unusual.

Mississippi, Homestead and Cash Entry Patents, Pre-1908 about Eldridge Applewhite
Name: Eldridge Applewhite
Land Office: Jackson
Document Number: 31021
Total Acres: 39.96
Signature: Yes
Canceled Document: No
Issue Date: 15 Dec 1854
Mineral Rights Reserved: No
Metes and Bounds: No
Statutory Reference: 3 Stat. 566
Multiple Warantee Names: No
Act or Treaty: April 24, 1820
Multiple Patentee Names: No
Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries
Land Description: 1 SWNE WASHINGTON No 8N 6E 17
Source Information:
United States, Bureau of Land Management. Mississippi, Homestead and Cash Entry Patents, Pre-1908 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.
Original data: United States, Bureau of Land Management. Mississippi Pre-1908 Patents: Homesteads, Cash Entry, Choctaw Indian Scrip and Chickasaw Cession Lands. General Land Office Automated Records Project, 1997.

Mississippi, Homestead and Cash Entry Patents, Pre-1908 about Eldridge R Applewhite
Name: Eldridge R Applewhite
Land Office: Jackson
Document Number: 32813
Total Acres: 279.58
Signature: Yes
Canceled Document: No
Issue Date: 1 Mar 1859
Mineral Rights Reserved: No
Metes and Bounds: No
Statutory Reference: 3 Stat. 566
Multiple Warantee Names: No
Act or Treaty: April 24, 1820
Multiple Patentee Names: No
Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries
Land Description: 1 SE WASHINGTON No 8N 6E 21; 2 ESW WASHINGTON No 8N 6E 21; 3 SENW WASHINGTON No 8N 6E 21
Source Information:
United States, Bureau of Land Management. Mississippi, Homestead and Cash Entry Patents, Pre-1908 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.
Original data: United States, Bureau of Land Management. Mississippi Pre-1908 Patents: Homesteads, Cash Entry, Choctaw Indian Scrip and Chickasaw Cession Lands. General Land Office Automated Records Project, 1997.

this might be all you find re: tribal affiliation. you might get lucky and find some records in the native census records.

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