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kimberly kimberly

posted on November 20, 2010 and updated on November 20, 2010

i am looking for information on a women named Eula. Her maiden name was Tarbutton and she married into the lyons family we beleive that she was choctaw or chippewa. We are trying to find out which tribe she belonged to we also know that she was born in arkansas in 1896 and was beleived to have died in 1980 in california if anyone has information it would be greatly appreciated.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on November 20, 2010

eula tarbutton b. 9/11/1896 TX d. 5/18/1980 CA m. ? lyons

1910 United States Federal Census
about Eula Farbeau
Name: Eula Farbeau
[Eula Tarbutton]
[Eula Farbean]
Age in 1910: 13
Estimated birth year: 1897
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Granddaughter
Father’s Birth Place: Texas
Mother’s Birth Place: Tennessee
Home in 1910: Ozark, Polk, Arkansas
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
John A Sanders 56
59
Flora C Sanders 58
Eula Farbeau 13

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Ozark, Polk, Arkansas; Roll: T624_61; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 112; Image: 910.

California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Eula May Lyon
Name: Eula May Lyon
[Eula May Tarbutton]
Social Security #: 566107451
Sex: Female
Birth Date: 11 Sep 1896
Birthplace: Texas
Death Date: 18 May 1980
Death Place: Nevada
Mother’s Maiden Name: Sanders
Father’s Surname: Tarbutton

Social Security Death Index
about Eula Lyon
Name: Eula Lyon
SSN: 546-31-0751
Born: 11 Sep 1896
Last Benefit: 95965 Oroville, Butte, California, United States of America
Died: May 1980
State (Year) SSN issued: California (1974)

you should ask for a copy of her social security application which will have significant dates, locations, names. she probably submitted a delayed birth certificate to show proof of age when social security came into effect 1/1/1937 and this would be helpful too.

if she had an obituary, you could probably get a copy through the interlibrary loan program. see your local public library for that.

the death certificate might be helpful.

i don’t know if this is your relative.
1930 United States Federal Census
about Eula L Lyons
Name: Eula L Lyons
Home in 1930: Mine Creek, Hempstead, Arkansas
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Age: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1895
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse’s name: Lee R Lyons
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents’ birthplace:

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Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Lee R Lyons 39
Eula L Lyons 35
Cecil H Lyons 11
Marine Lyons 9
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Mine Creek, Hempstead, Arkansas; Roll: 76; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 923.0.

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:
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 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.
http://choctawnation.com/services/departments/community-services/

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

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

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

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.

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

Victoria Lynn Martin (Green) Victoria Lynn Martin (Green)

posted on January 16, 2011

Kimbery,

Eula is my Great Grandmother!! She married my Grandpa Lyon. They had 4 girls. This is the right Eula.

Social Security Death Index
about Eula Lyon
Name: Eula Lyon
SSN: 546-31-0751
Born: 11 Sep 1896
Last Benefit: 95965 Oroville, Butte, California, United States of America
Died: May 1980
State (Year) SSN issued: California (1974)

SHE MARRIED CECIL BELOW..

Household Members:
Name Age
Lee R Lyons 39
Eula L Lyons 35
Cecil H Lyons 11
Marine Lyons 9
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Mine Creek, Hempstead, Arkansas; Roll: 76; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 923.0.

My Mother has a photo of My Grandfather and Grandmother Tarbutton. I will have her dig it out.. ( he was over 6ft tall and she was 4ft something)

I have more info, would love to share….

SUZANNE THANK YOU!! I WOULD LIKE TO FIND MORE INFORMATION.

Victoria L Martin
lynnmartin3337@yahoo.com

Victoria Lynn Victoria Lynn

posted on August 28, 2013

Dear Kimberly may I ask why you are inquiring about Eula?