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Crystal brown Crystal brown

posted on August 6

Hi my name is Crystal Viator Brown. I am looking for information on my great grandmother she was hundred percent Choctaw Indian from the Louisiana area her last name was Higgenbothum according to my daughter that name is well known in the Choctaw nation I don’t know why and I don’t understand why but I’m looking for the answers if anyone can help me please Daysailer

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on August 6

i answered this on the general discussion messageboard. you need to provide more information so that your relative can be found. there is a choctaw tribe in LA called the jena choctaw.

Crystal brown Crystal brown

posted on August 6

I know that her maiden name was Higgenbothum and she married a Burger wrong and they live in the new Iberia Louisiana area that’s all I really have to go on

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on August 7

this is from a family tree on ancestry.com:

Melinda ‘MINNIE’ Higginbotham
Birth 1876 in Louisiana
Death

Family Members
Parents

Edoird (Edward) Higginbotham
1847 – 1918

Ophelia Cummings
1849 –

Show siblings
Spouse & Children
Paul Ulyssee Bergeron
1873 – 1938

Paul Walter Bergeron
1897 –

Belva Mary Bergeron
1902 – 1989

Alice Bergeron
1902 –

Joseph Easton Bergeron
1907 –

Joseph Newton Bergeron
1909 –

Euton Bergeron
1910 –

Livian Mary Bergeron
1911 – 1979

Timeline
4 Sources
Birth
1876
Louisiana
1 Source
Marriage to Paul Ulyssee Bergeron
1897
14 Jan
Age: 21
Opel ct hse #26055 CP CH V5 P32
1 Source
Residence
1900
Age: 24
Crowley, Acadia, Louisiana, USA
Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife
1 Source
Residence
1910
Age: 34
Police Jury Ward 2, Saint Landry, Louisiana, USA
Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife
1 Source
Residence
1920
Age: 44
Police Jury Ward 4, Acadia, Louisiana, USA
Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife
1 Source
Residence
1930
Age: 54
Police Jury Ward 4, Acadia, Louisiana, USA
Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife

i do not know what this means but if you write to the person through the ancestry.com contact, they may be able to tell you: Opel ct hse #26055 CP CH V5 P32
i would guess that this is a courthouse, document#, volume and page for the license.

1900 United States Federal Census about Melinda Bergeron
Name: Melinda Bergeron
Age: 23
Birth Date: Jul 1876
Birthplace: Louisiana
Home in 1900: Crowley, Acadia, Louisiana
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Ulysse Bergeron
Marriage Year: 1897
Years Married: 3
Father’s Birthplace: Louisiana
Mother’s Birthplace: Louisiana
Mother: number of living children: 1
Mother: How many children: 1
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Ulysse Bergeron 26
Melinda Bergeron 23
Walter Bergeron 2
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Crowley, Acadia, Louisiana; Roll: 556; Page: 39A; Enumeration District: 0009; FHL microfilm: 1240556.

1910 United States Federal Census about Malinda Bergeron
Name: Malinda Bergeron
Age in 1910: 36
Birth Year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Louisiana
Home in 1910: Police Jury Ward 2, Saint Landry, Louisiana
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Ulysse Bergeron
Father’s Birthplace: Louisiana
Mother’s Birthplace: Louisiana
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Ulysse Bergeron 38
Malinda Bergeron 36
Walter Bergeron 10
Alise Bergeron 8
Belva Bergeron 7
Eastern Bergeron 4
Newton Bergeron 0
[9/12]
Leonce Leger 19
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 2, Saint Landry, Louisiana; Roll: T624_529; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 0105; FHL microfilm: 1374542.

1920 United States Federal Census about Mennie Bargeron
Name: Mennie Bargeron
[Mennie Bergeron]
[Minnie Bergeron]
Age: 43
Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Louisiana
Home in 1920: Police Jury Ward 4, Acadia, Louisiana
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Eulice Bargeron
Father’s Birthplace: Louisiana
Mother’s Birthplace: Louisiana
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Eulice Bargeron 46
Mennie Bargeron 43
Walter Bargeron 22
Belva Bargeron 18
Eston Bargeron 12
Euton Bargeron 10
Livion Bargeron 8
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 4, Acadia, Louisiana; Roll: T625_603; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 378.

i don’t know if this is an unrelated person or not:
Georgia Deaths, 1919-98 about Minnie U Bargeron
Name: Minnie U Bargeron
Death Date: 13 Nov 1964
County of Death: Richmond
Gender: F (Female)
Race: White
Age: 87 Years
County of Residence: Richmond
Certificate: 034247

1930 United States Federal Census about Melinda H Bergeron
Name: Melinda H Bergeron
[Melinda H Bergerson]
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Louisiana
Race: White
Home in 1930: Police Jury Ward 4, Acadia, Louisiana
Map of Home: View Map
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse’s Name: Paul Y Bergeron
Father’s Birthplace: Louisiana
Mother’s Birthplace: Louisiana
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents’ birthplace:

View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Paul Y Bergeron 57
Melinda H Bergeron 51
Livian A Bergeron 18
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 4, Acadia, Louisiana; Roll: 782; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0013; Image: 411.0; FHL microfilm: 2340517.

http://www.thecajuns.com/tribes.htm
http://www.acadian-cajun.com/hiscaj2e.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acadiana

location is an important factor in tribal affiliation. you should contact any nearby tribe and see if your relatives enrolled in that tribe.

http://500nations.com/Louisiana_Tribes.asp
http://www.ncsl.org/research/state-tribal-institute/list-of-federal-and-state-recognized-tribes.aspx
http://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Indians_of_Louisiana
http://www.gov.state.la.us/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&cpid=564

suzanne hamlet shatto

Crystal brown Crystal brown

posted on August 7

Thank you so much Suzanne you have been a great help to me in finding my people I so appreciate it I wonder if there’s anything you can find out about my great-great-grandfather Edward Higgenbotham I don’t know if you can’t or not and there is another name I would like for you to check on from if you would I would surely appreciate it. My mother’s maiden name was Haddaway spelt H a TT a W a Y according to my daughter she says the name is Choctaw I’m not sure but it may be my grandfather’s name was Wesley Haddaway he was also born in Louisiana I don’t know exactly where

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on August 7

please choose a message thread for this conversation. i would appreciate following one thread, rather than several posts where you tell your family story and give information.

if you have another ancestor in a different branch of the family, that is the time to start a new thread.

i need DATES for these people. spouses. children. specific location.

if you don’t know approximate dates, then you have to back up a generation.

do you have your birth certificate and your parents’ birth certificates?

suzanne hamlet shatto