if you want some help with genealogy, certain things need to be made clear. like maiden names and married names. birthdates and locations are very important also.
if you are trying to hook up with relatives, genealogy is an absolutely great place to start. people who are interested in genealogy are usually very interested in family and love to meet cousins. messageboards are an excellent place too. rootsweb and ancestry and genealogy.com all have messageboards for locations, tribes, surnames. i use the maiden name on a surname board for the spouse because the relevant messages usually pop out in a search.
you seemed to confirm that i had found the right family:
Lorenzo Smith 40
Nannie J Smith 37
Rasa E Smith 14
Serintha Smith 10
Pearl L Smith 7
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Nocona, Montague, Texas; Roll: T623_1660; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 58.
they would not be on the dawes roll if they were living in TX in 1900. the dawes roll is a list of people who applied to one of the five major tribes in oklahoma 1896-1906.
do look at the texas tribes and the mississippi choctaw tribe.
if there is no information on them in the dawes applications, you might be able to prove affiliation with the tribe by tracing the families back to the 1830-1870 time period and seeing if the head of household received a choctaw scrip land grant. natives accepted these in lieu of tribal termination.
as you go backward, look at start archives and local history books for your family too. there might be trading logs or ration book entries also.
lorenzo d. smith, head, white male, b. may 1860, age 40, married 15 years, b. MS, parents b. MS, is a farmer, reads and writes, owns the farm with a mortgage.
nannie j., wife, white female, b. jully 1868, age 31, married 15 years, had 3 children and all survive, b. MO, father b. TN, mother b. MO
rosa e., daughter, white female, b. aug. 1885, age 14, single, b. TX, in school
serentha, daughter, white female, b. june 1889, age 10, single, b. TX
pearl l., daughter, white female, b. april 1893, age 7, single, b. TX
Henry D Smith 49
Nannie J Smith 41
Serintha A Smith 20
Pearl L Smith 17
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 7, Montague, Texas; Roll: T624_1579; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 179; Image: 499.
lorenzo is still a farmer, owns the farm free and clear. nothing has changed regarding birthplaces.
Loraye D Smith 59
Namie J Smith 51
Rosa E Hodges 34
Stanley M Hodges 10
Audria T Hodges 5
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Justice Precinct 7, Montague, Texas; Roll: T625_1835; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 104; Image: 379.
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 7, Montague, Texas; Roll: 2377; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 1120.0.