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Josiah Culberson

Linda Kay Culberson Linda Kay Culberson

posted on September 6, 2013

I am in need of information about Josiah Culberson, born to James S. and Eliza Culberson, born December 7, 1898.He was born in Oklahoma Indian Territory. Please contact me at oilfaze@hotmail.com. Thank you for any information.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on September 7, 2013

1900 United States Federal Census about Josiah Culberson
Name: Josiah Culberson
Age: 2
Birth Date: Dec 1898
Birthplace: Indian Territory, Oklahoma
Home in 1900: Township 2, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
Father’s Birthplace: Indian Territory, Oklahoma
Mother’s Birthplace: Indian Territory, Oklahoma
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Noah Perkins 25
Nellie Perkins 21
Nora Perkins 2/12
James Culberson 26
Eliza Culberson 19
Josiah Culberson 2
Willis Culberson 0
Lewis Culberson 17
Noah Perkins
Nellie Perkins
Nora Perkins
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 2, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory; Roll: 1853; Enumeration District: 0182; FHL microfilm: 1241853.

U.S., Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914 about Eliza Culberson
Name: Eliza Culberson
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1881
Age at Census Enrollment: 21
Enrollment Date: 25 Sep 1902
Tribal Affiliation: Choctaw By Blood
Census Card #: 381
Dawes’ Roll #: 738

the card# is the family group.
Name Age Sex Blood Card No. Tribe Roll No.
Eliza Culberson 21 Female Full Card #381 Choctaw by Blood Roll #738
Josiah Culberson 4 Male 1/2 Card #381 Choctaw by Blood Roll #15379

1910 United States Federal Census about Josiah Culberson
Name: Josiah Culberson
[Juriah Culberson]
Age in 1910: 11
Birth Year: abt 1899
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Home in 1910: Wilson, Atoka, Oklahoma
Race: Indian (Native American)
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Grandson
Marital Status: Single
Father’s Birthplace: Oklahoma
Mother’s Birthplace: Oklahoma
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Louvina Billis 55
Thomas Dick 23
Josiah Culberson 11
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Wilson, Atoka, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1242; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 0011; FHL microfilm: 1375255.

Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Culberson James 0 M 381 P
Choctaw Culberson Josiah 1 M 1/2 381 15379 BOGGY DEPOT BB
Choctaw Culberson Willis 1 M 1/2 381 739 BOGGY DEPOT BB
Choctaw Culberson Eliza 17 F FULL 381 738 BOGGY DEPOT BB
Choctaw Hoyubbi Georgeauna 0 F 381 P
Choctaw Hoyubbi Willis 0 M 381 P
p=parent
bb=by blood

U.S., Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914 about Louvina Billis
Name: Louvina Billis
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1856
Age at Census Enrollment: 46
Enrollment Date: 25 Sep 1902
Tribal Affiliation: Choctaw By Blood
Census Card #: 5406
Dawes’ Roll #: 13710

Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Billie Nancy 0 F 5406 P
Choctaw Billis Jackson 0 M 5406 P
Choctaw Billis Louvina 42 F FULL 5406 NR WAUPAUNUKA BB
Choctaw Dick Martin 0 M 5406 P
Choctaw Dick Thomas 11 M 1/2 5406 NR WAUPAUNUKA BB
Choctaw Page Wall 0 M 5406 P
Choctaw Page Alice 8 F 1/2 5406 NR WAUPAUNUKA BB
Choctaw Page Benson 10 M 1/2 5406 NR WAUPAUNUKA BB
Choctaw Page Lewis 15 M FULL 5406 NR WAUPAUNUKA BB
Choctaw Pelishhibby 0 M 5406 P
Choctaw Shatahoye 0 F 5406 P

you might want to get a month’s subscription to fold3.com and look up these dawes packets.

1920 United States Federal Census about Josiah Culberson
Name: Josiah Culberson
Age: 21
Birth Year: abt 1899
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Home in 1920: Myrick, Johnston, Oklahoma
Race: Indian (Native American)
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Marital Status: Single
Father’s Birthplace: Oklahoma
Mother’s Birthplace: Oklahoma
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Nichols Apala 48
Eddie Apala 42
Lucella Apala 15
Jim W Apala 7
Sophia Apala 68
Wilson Shico 11
Josiah Culberson 21
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Myrick, Johnston, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1464; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 93; Image: 934.

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Joseph James Culberson
Name: Joseph James Culberson
[Josiah James Culberson]
County: Johnston
State: Oklahoma
Birth Date: 7 Dec 1898
Race: Indian (Native American)

you don’t indicate what kind of information you want.

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.
there are 63 tribes in oklahoma but only the 5 major tribes list applicants on the dawes roll taken 1896-1906 in indian territory/oklahoma.

requirements for enrollment for several oklahoma tribes:
http://thorpe.ou.edu/OILS/blood.html
What are tribal membership requirements?

Tribal enrollment criteria are set forth in tribal constitutions, articles of incorporation or ordinances. The criterion varies from tribe to tribe, so uniform membership requirements do not exist.

Two common requirements for membership are lineal decendency from someone named on the tribe’s base roll or relationship to a tribal member who descended from someone named on the base roll. (A “base roll” is the original list of members as designated in a tribal constitution or other document specifying enrollment criteria.) Other conditions such as tribal blood quantum, tribal residency, or continued contact with the tribe are common.

http://www.narf.org/nill/resources/enrollment.htm

enrollment is a two step process. first you have to get your CDIB card from the BIA to show your degree of blood/eligibility to enroll in a particular tribe, and then you have to apply to the tribe for acceptance, if you meet their membership requirements.

Tribal Government personnel, usually an Enrollment Clerk, located at a regional or agency office processes applications for Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) and Indian Preference in Employment, BIA Form 4432, to anyone who can provide documentation that he or she descends from an American Indian tribe.
http://www.bia.gov/WhatWeDo/ServiceOverview/TribalGov/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_American_recognition_in_the_United_States
this article has many resources.
however i find the paragraph on “Recognition for individuals” to be somewhat insensitive.

i think someone should rewrite that paragraph.

What are the most typical requirements for membership?
Each tribe has a base roll which was established, usually, in the early 20th century, listing the members of the tribe
at that time. Your first challenge will be to prove direct lineal descent from someone listed on that base roll. Then
you must prove that you have the required level of blood quantum – the percentage of your genetic make-up that
is native by bloodline. Most tribes require a 1/4 blood quantum – that is, you must be at least one-fourth Native
American – but note that the Eastern Band of the Cherokees requires that you be only 1/16 or higher to join, and the Cherokee Nation has no minimum quantum restriction, so long as you can prove descent. There may be other conditions for membership as well: requirements for tribal residency or continued contact with the tribe are common.
http://freedomcenter.org/_media/pdf/genealogy/16.%20Native%20American%20-%20Tribal%20Membership.pdf

choctaw enrollment, forms, FAQs
http://www.choctawnation.com/services/departments/enrollment-cdib-and-tribal-membership/

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. some mississippi choctaw were accepted by adoption or lawsuit.

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 on the dawes roll 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.
you can try school records in the oklahoma state archives, the oklahoma historical society and NARA.
http://www.odl.state.ok.us/oar/
http://www.okhistory.org/
these two resources might have historical newspapers and local history books. your public library/interlibrary loan program might also have access to newspapers and local history books.

http://www.archives.gov

as for stories, you can see if any of the relatives are mentioned in the oklahoma pioneer papers or oklahoma chronicles.

http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/pioneer/
volumes are alphabetical by surname.
if an interview is not online, contact the host of these interviews.

http://www.okhistory.org/publications/chronicles

as for location for your family, you should look on the federal census 1900-1940 for your family and this will give you locations, family members. your local public library probably has a subscription to ancestry.com and heritage quest.

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

rayson allen rayson allen

posted on September 7, 2013

You can find 31 pages of information in the Dawes Packets, Choctaw By Blood, Card # 381. This is available at fold3.com, a pay website or at the National Archives in Ft. Worth, Texas. Some info can be gleaned by checking the Dawes Rolls at accessgenealogy.com= select “search the final rolls” Here is the breakdown of what is found there: Josiah Culberson, Choctaw by Blood, enrollment # 15379, found on Card # 381. Born 12-7-1898 in Wapanucka, Atoka, Indian Territory. He was enrolled as 1/2 blood because his father was Chickasaw and his mother was Choctaw. His father’s name was James Culberson and his mother was Eliza Hoyubbe. They lived at Boggy Depot, Atoka, Indian Territory. James Culberson is found on Chickasaw by Blood Card # 1194, his father was Childer Colbert and his mother was Lovinia Bellomy. Eliza Hoyubbe’s father was Johnson Willis Hoyubbe and her mother was Georgeanna Roberts. Josiah Culberson had a brother named Willis Culberson, born 11-13-1900 at Boggy Depot who died 3-16-1900. Josiah was enrolled into the Choctaw Nation on 5-9-1904, having been identified on 12-19-1899 but his application delayed because of a mix-up with another man named James Culberson living in the Choctaw Nation at that time. The physician at his birth was M. P. Skeen and witness thereof was his grandmother, Isabel Hoyubbe, then age 70 ( Pg. 3 Card # 381) Josiah’s mother Eliza took her allotment in the Chickasaw Nation but as of 5-17-1904 his father was living in the Choctaw Nation at Folsom, Indian Territory. The 1900 Census places this family at Township 2, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, Josiah is 1 yr old / The 1910 Census places them at Myrick, Johnson, Oklahoma with 3 siblings / 1920 Census, Myrick, Johnson, OK with 8 siblings / 1930 Census, Myrick, Johnson, Ok, 5 siblings / 1940 Census Myrick, Johnson, OK, 1 sibling living with mother. / OK findagrave,com: James ..S. Culberson, born 1871, died 1927 Ada, Ponotoc, OK…………Bessie Culberson, born 1882, died 1949 Ada, Ponotoc, OK. My name is Ray and I do genealogy as a hobby. I am also Choctaw Indian.

Linda Kay Culberson Linda Kay Culberson

posted on September 26, 2013

Thank you for the information on Josiah Daniel Culberson. It is much appreciated. I am looking for his date of death and the names of his children.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on September 27, 2013

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Joseph James Culberson
Name: Joseph James Culberson
[Josiah James Culberson]
County: Johnston
State: Oklahoma
Birth Date: 7 Dec 1898
Race: Indian (Native American)

i don’t know where he is buried, when he passed away, who he married or whether he had children.
usually, the people who post have that information.
sorry.

rayson allen rayson allen

posted on September 28, 2013

The trail seems to go cold after 1920. He is not living with any family members in 1930 Census. He has no military record I could find. He is not buried with his parents and siblings in Egypt Cemetery, Ponotoc County, Oklahoma. He is not listed on voter registration cards in Oklahoma. Perhaps he changed his name? Another possibility is that he died after 1920? Did he go to another country? Your family would be the best source of information as to whether he married or had children or lived past 1920. Sorry

Cindy Hamil Cindy Hamil

posted on November 10, 2013

Linda… I’ve been interested in Josiah Culberson for some time, as well. He was the son of my Great Grandfather, James S. Culberson (FB Chickasaw). James’ first marriage was to Eliza. Eliza was apparently the daughter of Johnson Willis and Georgeanna Robert(s), though “Roberts” was likely Georgeanna’s married name from her marriage to Stephen “Robert” (FB Choctaw) living in Atoka County with daughter Emma (B.1/1894, FB Choctaw), step-son Gibson (B. 9/1885, FB Choctaw) and Georgeanna’s mother Isabel “Hoyube” a 64 year old FB Choctaw widow born in Mississippi, per pages 28 & 29 of the 1900 Census. Sarah Foster was a 3 year old “ward” who was living with them, as well and is enrolled on Isabel’s Card. She was likely her orphaned grandchild or other family member that Isabel chose to raise.

On the same Census and living nearby are Martin Dick (an earlier husband of Louvinia (Josiah’s grandmother) and father of her son, Thomas Dick). She was currently married to Jackson Billis and also had her children (from a previous marriage to Wall Page) Benson and Alice, living with them, plus Melissa and William Cuberry, listed as Martin’s niece and nephew.

On the following Census page (30 of 30) James Culberson (B. 3/1870), Eliza (B. 3/1881), Josiah (son, B. 12/1898), Willis (son, 2 mos. old), Lewis (supposedly James’brother, B. 4/1883). (I’ve never been able to track down information on Lewis, either.

According to the 1910 census, Josiah was living with his grandmother, Lavina Billis, in Wilson, Atoka Co., along with Thomas Dick, Lavina’s son.

On September 12, 1918, Josiah lists his name as Josiah James Culberson and his nearest relative as his father, James Samuel Culberson, and was likely living with his father’s family in rural Milburn, OK. He was 5’8", a medium build, brown eyes and black hair when registering for the WWI Draft.

By the 1920 Census, Josiah was listed as an unemployed “Boarder” living with Nichols and Eddie (Kizzie Edna) Apala and their children, plus Wilson Shico (nephew)in Myrick, Johnston Co. I think the Shicos were related to the Culbersons, but can’t recall how I discovered that fact.

I talked to my mother’s cousin, JoAnn Dunn McGlocklin, a few years ago. She still lives very nearby the Egypt Cemetary where many of our relatives are buried. She told me a story about Josiah and that he was always really nice to her and the other grandchildren of James and Bessie. (Bessie Mosely was the 2nd wife of James and my Great Grandmother.) Unfortunately, she couldn’t recall where Josiah might have ended up.

I also have Louvina Culberson Page Billis Dick as the daughter of Pelishtubby and Shatarhoye, per her Enrollment documents. She had a sister enrolled as Betsy Jones. Betsy was listed as deaf/dumb on various documents. Betsy has two daughters, Mulsie and Frances.

Isabelle Hoyobbee,63,Female,Full,Card#4083,Choctaw by Blood,Roll#11428

Sarah Foster,6,Female,Full,Card#4083,Choctaw by Blood,Roll#11429

James Culberson,30,Male,Full,Card#1194 Chickasaw by Blood,Roll#3912

RachelCulberson,2,Female,Full,Card#106 Chickasaw by Blood(New Borns),Roll#446

Gilbert Culberson,1,Male,Full,Card#106 Chickasaw by Blood(New Borns),Roll#524

ElizaCulberson,21,Female,Full,Card#381 Choctaw by Blood,Roll #738

Josiah Culberson,4,Male,1/2,Card #381 Choctaw by Blood,Roll#15379

Betsy Jones 36 Female Full Card #711 Choctaw by Blood Roll #1729
Mulsie Jones 10 Female Full Card #711 Choctaw by Blood Roll #1730
Frances Jones 5 Female 1/2 Card #711 Choctaw by Blood Roll #1731

Hope this helps and feel free to email me at any time: cindy.hamil@genetics.utah.edu

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