Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

The Great Seal of the Choctaw Nation

Going, Northcutt, Williams, Caldwell

Jessica Baughman Jessica Baughman

posted on December 22, 2013

Searching for my Native roots. Recently learned I am Choctaw and Cherokee :) Said to be through my Going line but unable to verify. Also believed to be Native as well through my other lines: Northcutt, Caldwell, Williams. Caldwell and Williams from Tennessee. Going and Northcutt from Alabama. Any information would be wonderful. Appreciate your time. Thanks in advance… Jessica

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on December 22, 2013

this post gives no particular names, locations, dates, spouses or children. some of the surnames are very common. any information would have to be more specific from you. there are 63 tribes in oklahoma and the five major tribes list applicants from indian territory/oklahoma 1896-1906. there are over 150,000 names on the dawes roll and there were over 1 million people in indian territory/oklahoma by 1900. oklahoma became a state in 1907 and was known as indian territory before that. forts administered government services when it was a territory.

you need to know where ancestors lived 1900-1940 so that you can find them on native rolls. location is a major factor in tribal affiliation because they had to be living under the authority of the tribe. the census 1900/1910/1920/1930/1940 will give you information such as family members, location, rent or own home. this gives you an idea where to look for a tribe.

bear in mind that many natives didn’t apply for enrollment in a tribe. some natives didn’t want to live under the authority of a tribe, some couldn’t submit evidence of native affiliation. natives that lived off-reservation were often unable to give evidence of tribal affiliation. natives that lived on-reservation were receiving rations, present during native census. those that lived off-reservation were not on native census records. you are going to run into that problem with the TN people. this doesn’t mean they weren’t native or even living in native communities, but they were not creating native records necessary during tribal enrollment. some tribes, though, are still seeking recognition, so you might be able to become a member of a newer tribe.

the choctaw tribe of oklahoma requires that you be directly descended from an original enrollee (that was listed on the dawes roll). other tribes have different requirements for membership. so when you look for a tribe, also ask about the membership requirements. this will tell you whether you might be eligible. tribal heritage and tribal membership are two different topics.

there is more than one choctaw tribe also.

general choctaw information:

read this webpage:
you might find a listing under goin, goins, going, goings.
the card# is the family group and you can click on the # in the card column and see the family group.
once you have a particular name:
this will give you an enrollment #.
the card# and the enrollment# are important.
if you see a relative, this means that there are underlying documents.
you can get a copy of the dawes packet from oklahoma historical society, NARA, or the link for oklahoma historical society is the last link. the link for NARA is is a subscription website but one month’s subscription is less than the price of the dawes packet from the other two sources.

if you see a card# starting with a “MCR”, this means that it is doubtful that your ancestors were enrolled in an oklahoma tribe because they were designated as mississippi choctaw refused. a few of these were adopted by the tribe or enrolled through a lawsuit, and a few met the requirements of membership at the time of enrollment.
BB-by blood
IW-intermarried white, a general non-tribal description

affiliated tribes: MOWA in AL, mississippi choctaw in MS, some texas tribes, a california tribe.

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.
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:
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.

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.
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.

choctaw enrollment, forms, FAQs

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.
access genealogy’s collection of information
if you are from another tribe, use the links at the right.
if you are from an associated tribe, see the several possible links on the webpage.

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.

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:
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.
you can try school records in the oklahoma state archives, the oklahoma historical society and NARA.
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.

as for stories, you can see if any of the relatives are mentioned in the oklahoma pioneer papers or oklahoma chronicles.
volumes are alphabetical by surname.
if an interview is not online, contact the host of these interviews.

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 and heritage quest.

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:

tribes in other locations:

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 were 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

Jessica Baughman Jessica Baughman

posted on December 27, 2013

Thanks for your information Suzanne. Good Lord thats a lot to swallow :) Well I have no information on the dates of my Williams/Caldwell line of where they were on those dates. All I know is my papaw was born in 1917 in Bessemer Alabama. There are absolutly NO records for his parents Charles Williams of East Tennessee and Lula Caldwell of Tennessee. My mamaw, Mary Going, was born in Robinwood Alabama in 1924. Her parents are Isaac Going b.1885 Alabama and Mary Northcutt b.1887 Alabama. All I know of Isaac Going is that his father is either Early or Earl Going. No dates or places or spouse. Mary Northcutts parents are Robert Northcutt b.1858 of Silveria Alabama and Mary Warren b.1858. Hopefully some of this information is helpful in my search…

Jessica Baughman Jessica Baughman

posted on December 27, 2013

I forgot to mention my papaw is Jesse Williams :)

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on December 27, 2013 and updated on December 27, 2013

unknown male b. 1917 AL
charles williams b. TN m. lula caldwell b. TN

mary going b. 1924 robinwood, AL
isaac going b. 1885 AL m. mary northcutt b. 1887 AL

early/earl going m. unknown
robert northcutt b. 1858 AL m. mary warren b. 1858

you will find that tribes mostly enrolled members in the 1900-1940 time period. there are still some tribes seeking recognition.

i don’t have enough information to pursue charles williams and lula caldwell. if there was a name for the male born 1917, that would help. but there is no name. bessemer is in jefferson county, AL. we use the county name for location because most records are at the county level.

do you have a birth certificate for the male who was born 1917? there should be a delayed birth certificate or birth certificate.
do you have a death certificate, cemetery record and/or obituary for chalres williams and lula caldwell? the death is a good place to begin collecting records because there is usually information on it that will help with collecting records.
death certificate: state vital records.
obituary: interlibrary loan/your local public library
cemetery record: try and first, location or cemetery records under webprojects.
once you know the cemetery where they were buried, then contact the cemetery office and see if there is more information.

you have given me a lot of names to look up.

1920 United States Federal Census about Jessie W Williams
Name: Jessie W Williams
Age: 2 9/12
Birth Year: abt 1917
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1920: Precinct 9, Jefferson, Alabama
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father’s Name: Charles Williams
Father’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother’s Name: Lula May Williams
Mother’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Charles Williams 49
Lula May Williams 32
Walter B Williams 15
Harry J Williams 14
Willie E Williams 11
Renfrow P Williams 8
John S Williams 5
Jessie W Williams 2 9/12
Colt L Williams 0
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Precinct 9, Jefferson, Alabama; Roll: T625_20; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 12; Image: 557.

Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997 about Jesse W Williams
Name: Jesse W Williams
Death Date: 29 Jun 1994
Location: Brown (May be abbreviated)
Certificate: 020000

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current about Jesse Williams
Name: Jesse Williams
SSN: 424-05-7942
Last Residence: 54302 Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin, USA
Born: 15 Mar 1917
Died: 29 Jun 1994
State (Year) SSN issued: Alabama (Before 1951)

this is a common name and i am following the trail on the family trees.

Mary Frances Going
Birth 25 Aug 1924 in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States
Death 18 Apr 1994 in Kewaunee, Kewaunee, Wisconsin, United States

1930 United States Federal Census about Mary Going
Name: Mary Going
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1925
Birthplace: Alabama
Race: White
Home in 1930: Vincent, Shelby, Alabama
Map of Home: View map
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father’s Name: Isaac A Going
Father’s Birthplace: Alabama
Mother’s Name: Allice Going
Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama


Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents’ birthplace:

View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Isaac A Going 45
Allice Going 43
Rosa Going 10
Sidney Going 8
Mary Going 5
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Vincent, Shelby, Alabama; Roll: 48; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0025; Image: 989.0; FHL microfilm: 2339783.

1940 United States Federal Census about Mary Going
Name: Mary Going
Age: 15
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1925
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Alabama
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Home in 1940: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama
Map of Home in 1940: View map
Street: Twenty Second Street North
House Number: 201 1/2
Inferred Residence in 1935: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 1B
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 6th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Isaac A Going 54
Mary Going 52
Sidney Going 18
Mary Going 15
Rose Jones 20
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama; Roll: T627_93; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 68-108.

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current about Mary F. Williams
Name: Mary F. Williams
SSN: 423-28-4359
Last Residence: 54216 Kewaunee, Kewaunee, Wisconsin, USA
Born: 25 Aug 1924
Died: 18 Apr 1994
State (Year) SSN issued: Alabama (Before 1951)

Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997 about Mary Frances Williams
Name: Mary Frances Williams
Death Date: 18 Apr 1994
Location: Kewaunee (May be abbreviated)
Certificate: 011658

so now you have a place to start to collect records.

Alabama Deaths, 1908-59 about Issac A Going
Name: Issac A Going
Death Date: 8 Nov 1953
Death County: Jefferson
Volume: 46
Certificate: 22754
Roll: 5

Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974 about Issac Anderson Going
Name: Issac Anderson Going
Birth Date: abt 1885
Death Date: 8 Nov 1953
Death Place: Pinson, Jefferson, Alabama
Death Age: 68
Gender: Male
Father Name: E Going
Mother Name: Mary Alice
FHL Film Number: 1908884

1920 United States Federal Census about Isaac Goins
Name: Isaac Goins
[Issac Goins]
Age: 40
Birth Year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1920: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Alice Goins
Father’s Birthplace: United States of America
Mother’s Birthplace: United States of America
Home Owned: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Isaac Goins 40
Alice Goins 30
Clifton Goins 10
Alma Goins 8
Rosalee Goins 0
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama; Roll: T625_23; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 35; Image: 338.

they rent a house in 1920. this is significant. this means that they were not members of a tribe that received a land allotment up to this point.

they are in an area that might be cherokee. this would fit with the TN birth locations also.

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Isaac Going
Name: Isaac Going
City: Birmingham
County: Jefferson
State: Alabama
Birth Date: 15 Apr 1885
Race: White
Draft Board: 1
Source Citation: Registration State: Alabama; Registration County: Jefferson; Roll: 1509350; Draft Board: 1.

1910 United States Federal Census about Isaac Gonis
Name: Isaac Gonis
[Isaac Gones]
[Isaac Goins]
Age in 1910: 24
Birth Year: abt 1886
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1910: Elliottsville, Shelby, Alabama
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Alice Gonis
Father’s Birthplace: Alabama
Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Isaac Gonis 24
Alice Gonis 23
Clifton Gonis 0
Mennie Northcut 18
Mamie Northcut 18
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Elliottsville, Shelby, Alabama; Roll: T624_32; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0110; FHL microfilm: 1374045.
the northcutt sisters are listed as sisters-in-law of the head of the household.

North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004 about Clifton Conrad Goins
Name: Clifton Conrad Goins
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Social Security Number: 237187385
Father’s Last Name: Goins
Age: 83
Date of Birth: 27 Mar 1910
Residence State: Florida
Date of Death: 26 May 1993
Death City: Asheville
Death County: Buncombe
Death State: North Carolina
institution: General Hospital
Attendant: Physician
Burial Location: Cremation in state
Source Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1993-96

TN, NC, and this area of AL are more cherokee than any other tribes.

i cannot be sure of the 1910 census record. you would need more information from the documents.

1900 United States Federal Census about Minnie L Northcutt
Name: Minnie L Northcutt
Age: 7
Birth Date: Apr 1893
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1900: Montevallo, Shelby, Alabama
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father’s Name: Robert Northcutt
Father’s Birthplace: Alabama
Mother’s Name: Mary M Northcutt
Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert Northcutt 41
Mary M Northcutt 41
Robert H Northcutt 18
Mary A Northcutt 13
Mamie E Northcutt 7
Minnie L Northcutt 7

Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Montevallo, Shelby, Alabama; Roll: 39; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0124; FHL microfilm: 1240039.

Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974 about Robert Northcut
Name: Robert Northcut
Birth Date: 27 Dec 1859
Birth Place: Silveria, Alabama
Death Date: 1 Aug 1933
Death Place: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama
Burial Date: 2 Aug 1933
Burial Place: Silveria, Alabama
Death Age: 75
Occupation: Cander
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Gender: Male
Street Address: 556-No. 21St.
Residence: Birmingham, Alabama
Father Name: Wyley Northcut
Father Birth Place: Clinton County
Mother Name: Jane McGraw
Mother Birth Place: Alabama
Spouse Name: Matilda Northcut
FHL Film Number: 1908511

as far as i can see, there are records for these families but you have to look for them. you have to collect documents to see if there are any clues.

as far as native records, you might be less successful there. i don’t know that your family was living on-reservation and creating native records. you would have to collect the records to see if there is more information. it is much better to search one generation at a time, rather than multiple generations.

i think your family is likely cherokee.

Jessica Baughman Jessica Baughman

posted on January 1, 2014

Thank you so much for this information! Very interesting and exciting to see. You have more than enough helped tremendously!!! Thank you for everything! Truly….Jessica

Jessica Baughman Jessica Baughman

posted on January 2, 2014

P.S. the name of the child of Charles and Lula is my Grampa Jesse Williams March 15 1917 Bessemer Alabama

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on January 2, 2014

you should contact the mississippi choctaw tribe and the MOWA tribe.

mississippi choctaw and choctaw tribe explained here:

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

other choctaw tribes: