emily ? m. ? johnson
phillip e. johnson b. 10/1922 OK?
clarence b. johnson b. 1927 OK
edward jerry? johnson b. 1910 OK?
i am guessing at the location of the children. where was emily born and where? who was her spouse?
this must be what you are looking at:
1930 United States Federal Census
about Emily Johnson
Name: Emily Johnson
Home in 1930: Boswell, Choctaw, Oklahoma
Estimated birth year: abt 1895
Relation to Head of House: Head
Race: Negro (Black)
Age at first marriage:
Neighbors: View others on page
Emily Johnson 35
Edward Mae Johnson 20
Phillips Ernest Johnson 7
Clarence B Johnson 2
she owns her own house, is widowed, she was b. 1895 TX, father b. GA, mother b. TN, is a restaurant cook
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Boswell, Choctaw, Oklahoma; Roll: 1897; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 1; Image: 551.0.
edward’s last night might be different than johnson.
you can correct ancestry’s name index so that others can find your family. the children were b. OK.
if you had a birth certificate or delayed birth certificate for one of the children, you would have her maiden name and the name of their father.
only edward and emily might be in the 1920 census. she would probably have been married at that time since phillip was b. 1922. i will first look at 1920 census in choctaw county.
i am also not finding much information in the census records. this would mean that you should get a copy of the birth certificate or delayed birth certificate for the children, that you should probably try to get a copy of the social security application of emily or one of the children.
they do not generally put vital records online for reasons of privacy. you will have to actually write to oklahoma vital records and get a copy.
i would venture a guess that they came from another area and moved into choctaw county some time after 1920.
an obituary of the children, an obituary of email might be helpful also. you can get a copy of a local newspaper through the interlibrary loan program. see your local public library for that.
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:
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 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:
jena choctaw tribe in louisiana:
MOWA Band Of Choctaws Wilford Taylor 1080 Red Fox Road Mount Vernon, AL 36560 (251) 829-5500. E-Mail: email@example.com
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.
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
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.
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.
suzanne hamlet shatto