Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Choctaw heritage/ re application possible?

Cheryl ann marie Cheryl ann marie

posted on July 9, 2010 and updated on July 9, 2010

The following claimants are entitled to enrollment: Sallie Berryman, Margie Berryman (daughter), Maud Berryman (daughter), Joe Berryman (son), Corrine Berryman (daughter), John Berryman (grandson, son of Albert B., dead), Francis Berryman (son), Robert Berryman (son), Eldridge Berryman (grandson, son of Robert), Elmina Berryman (granddaughter, daughter of Robert), Monroe Berryman (grandson, son of Robert), Australia Rogers (nee Berryman), Essie Rogers, Oceola Rogers, Ollie Rogers, and Ethel Rogers, all by blood.

Ollie Robert Rogers was born in McAlester (IT) Oklahoma.
He married Helen Marie Paakkonen.
His children were born in Minnesota:
James Wallace Rogers 1
Robert Ollie Rogers.
Both sons had 5 children who are now grandparents.

Does the Choctaw nation need D.N.A. ?

Affidavits filed, showing applicants descended from Calvin Campbell and Alabacha, a full-blood Choctaw and from Samuel Anderson, a full blood.

February 12, 1003. Decision refusing applicants enrollment as Mississippi Choctaws. It is therein stated that the name of Calvin Campbell appears on page 111, volume 7, American State Papers, and that the name of Samuel Anderson appears on pages 40 and 127 of said record, said citations being to claims under the treaty of 1830; that the name of Alabacha appears on page 18, volume 1, claimant’s brief and evidence in case of Choctaw Nation v. United States, No. 12742, as a woman and the mother of two children under 10 years of age.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on July 10, 2010

i don’t think the tribe reads the messageboard. you should contact them directly with your questions.
the tribe has an excellent information to help you. it is found under genealogy advocacy.

Sallie Berryman Et Al., Choctaw.
Commission No. R-131.

This case was investigated in 1908 by J. W. Howell, an attorney in the office of the Assistant Attorney General for the Department of the Interior, who recommended the enrollment of claimants in his report of that year.

Notes About the Book:

Source: Five Civilized Tribes In Oklahoma, Reports of the Department of the Interior and Evidentiary Papers in support of S. 7625, a Bill for the Relief of Certain Members of the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma, Sixty-second Congress, Third Session, Published 1913, by the Department of the Interior, United States.

this book has been scanned into google books. pages 439-441

these are the records at issue:
Dawes Results
Total Records: 10 Tribe Last First Middle Age Sex Blood Card Roll Misc Type
Choctaw Berry Sally 22 F 1/16 MCR108 MCR
Choctaw Berryman Sallie 0 F MCR4849 P
Choctaw Berryman Sallie 0 F MCR720 P
Choctaw Berryman Sallie 0 F MCR5514 P
Choctaw Berryman Sallie 50 F NR R371 R
Choctaw Berryman Sallie 53 F 3/4 MCR131 MCR
Choctaw Berrynian Sallie 0 F R561 P

one of the card#/family groups:
Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Anderson Lucy 0 F MCR131 P
Choctaw Berryman Dulcie 0 F IW MCR131 MCR
Choctaw Berryman John 5 M 3/8 MCR131 MCR
Choctaw Berryman Corrinne 13 F 3/8 MCR131 MCR
Choctaw Berryman Joe 15 M 3/8 MCR131 MCR
Choctaw Berryman Maude 18 F 3/8 MCR131 MCR
Choctaw Berryman Margie 20 F 3/8 MCR131 MCR
Choctaw Berryman Sallie 53 F 3/4 MCR131 MCR
Choctaw Berryman Milton 54 M IW MCR131 MCR
Choctaw Campbell Neal 0 M MCR131 P
Choctaw Weston Augusta 32 F 3/8 MCR131 MCR

you might also want to look at this:
The Journal of American Indian Family Research – Vol. IV, No. 4 – 1983
starting at page 211

i don’t know the answer to your question, but the tribe would know.

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 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.

if the name is common, you may find too many possible records.

i am just a volunteer that wants to empower people to learn how to do genealogy.

suzanne hamlet shatto

Cheryl ann marie Cheryl ann marie

posted on July 12, 2010

Thank you for your reply and giving me a lead .
You a considerate and empathetic person.
God Bless you.

Philip Lisle Philip Lisle

posted on September 2, 2013

Cheryl Ann Marie I have married into the Berryman family. Was doing some research on Sallie Berryman and came across your entry. Would be interested to find out what you know about her and her relatives. Boyd Berryman Albert Berryman wifes father grand father.

Philip Lisle Philip Lisle

posted on May 21, 2014

Sorry for so long to reply. 1830 Armstrong rolls back her story that she told the dawes people. Calvin Campbell and Anderson as well as her Choctaw grand mothers were at Chakkie creek on 20 acres. Her story is that her grand father refused to leave . He later died they started moving to Indian Territory where she lost her mom and dad in Arkansas and was raised for a time by white people Sowers. Mrs Sowers died kinda on own, married Milton Berryman and headed to Indian Territory Oklahoma. Plus too much other to put here. Sad story.