Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Lucinda Impson

Richard Richard

posted on November 3, 2010

Looking for any information on Lucinda Impson, she was 34 years old when enrolled on Dawes Rolls. I think she was married to Thomas Bay Napier. My kids gg grandmother.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on November 3, 2010

Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Cole Roebuck 0 M 1797 P
Choctaw Cole John 10 M FULL 1797 5100 KOSOMA BB
Choctaw Fulsom Nat 0 M 1797 P
Choctaw Lewis Jesse 0 M 1797 P
Choctaw Lewis Isom 5 M FULL 1797 5099 KOSOMA BB
Choctaw Napier Fannie 0 F 1797 P
Choctaw Napier H L 0 M 1797 P
Choctaw Napier Fannie 1 F 1/2 1797 5098 KOSOMA BB
Choctaw Napier Mary 1 F 1/2 1797 5101 KOSOMA BB
Choctaw Napier Wyly 1 M 1/2 1797 5097 KOSOMA BB
Choctaw Napier Thomas B 23 M IW 1797 IW95 KOSOMA BB
Choctaw Napier Lucinda 31 F FULL 1797 5096 KOSOMA BB
Choctaw Snipson Susan 0 F 1797 P

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

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Napier Lucinda 0 F NB110 P
Choctaw Napier Thomas B 0 M NB110 P
Choctaw Napier Viola 2 F 1/2 NB110 NR ANTLERS NB

1900 United States Federal Census
about Thomas Bay Napier
Name: Thomas Bay Napier
Home in 1900: Township 2, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
Age: 24
Birthplace: Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father’s name: Harvey L Napier
Spouse’s name: Lucindia Napier
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Bay Napier 24
Lucindia Napier 23
Wiley Napier 2
Fannie Napier 1
Isham Linis 5
Harvey L Napier 52
Ann Napier 30
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 2, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory; Roll: T623_1852; Enumeration District: 111.

NAPIER No. #1251, page 284
Lucinda Napier, died 2 Feb 1903
Administrator: Thomas B. Napier
Heirs: Isom Lewis, John Cole, Wiley Napier,
Finnie Napier, Mary Napier, all of Antlers, I. T.

the enrollment documents might be here:
footnote is generally a subscription website. when you click on one of the pictures, they ask for your $.
if you can’t get them at footnote, you can get them from NARA fort worth office or the oklahoma historical society

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Thomas B Napier
Name: Thomas B Napier
County: Pushmataha
State: Oklahoma
Birth Date: 18 Aug 1875
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1852125
DraftBoard: 0

Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas B Napier 45
Nola B Napier 34
Mary Napier 18
John Napier 15
Martha Napier 13
Beula Napier 11
Thomas Napier 10
Price Napier 7
Lum Napier 5
Myrtle Napier 3
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Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Kosoma, Pushmataha, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1480; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 233; Image: 632.

Household Members:
Name Age
Lam Napier 34
Ollen Napier 24
Wiley Napier 12
Isam Napier 11
Fannie Napier 9
Mary Napier 8
John Napier 5
Martha Napier 3
Buleah Napier 2
Tom Napier 0
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Kosoma, Pushmataha, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1271; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 270; Image: 1310.

you can correct the ancestry name index so that others can find your family.

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

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

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, 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

Richard Richard

posted on November 4, 2010

Suzanne, thanks for all your help. I appreciate it.