first of all, you don’t give a middle initial for james. no date of birth or place of birth.
1910 United States Federal Census
about David Dennam
Name: David Dennam
Age in 1910: 16
Estimated birth year: abt 1894
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father’s Name: J W
Father’s Birth Place: Kentucky
Mother’s Name: M A
Mother’s Birth Place: South Carolina
Home in 1910: Mountain Park, Kiowa, Oklahoma
Marital Status: Single
Neighbors: View others on page
J W Dennam 55
M A Dennam 50
Wallace Dennam 25
David Dennam 16
Joseph Dennam 13
Zemmar Dennam 10
John Dennam 6
Charles E Dennam 25
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Mountain Park, Kiowa, Oklahoma; Roll T624_1257; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 175; Image: 587.
the trail of tears didn’t go through texas, but it is likely that if your family was native, they were mississippi choctaw. there were many unofficial migrations from the reservations in the southeast to/through texas.
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Mountain Park, Kiowa, Oklahoma; Roll T625_1467; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 136; Image: 670.
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about David Monroe Denham
Name: David Monroe Denham
Birthplace: Texas;United States of America
Birth Date: 16 Aug 1894
Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1851786
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Upshur, Texas; Roll T623_1674; Page: 32A; Enumeration District: 118.
since they were not in oklahoma by 1900, it is unlikely that they applied and were accepted also.
the james denham records you see were mississippi choctaw (MCR) and his wife was eliza j. so they are probably not your direct line, but might be related in some way.
genealogists use names, dates, locations, children and spouses to match records. if you
have a common surname, you need to give more information rather thann 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
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
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
i am just a volunteer that wants to empower people to learn how to do genealogy.
suzanne hamlet shatto