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Searching for the Parents of Surname Eubanks, Mary or John E Eubanks

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posted on December 19, 2010 and updated on December 19, 2010

Looking for the parents of Mary Eubanks who are listed in the Final Census of 1902 with her son John E. Eubanks . Mary is listed in the Final Roll Index as number 3843 and her son John as 1486.

Anyone having information on these two Eubanks I would appreciate contacting me Two Bolts at Thank you

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on December 19, 2010

do you have the enrollment application, census card and testimony for these natives?

you can get the enrollment packets through NARA fort worth office or oklahoma historical society (the above link). the tribe might be able to send them also, but i have heard that they are extremely backlogged for this sort of thing.

i don’t know if this is your relative:
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Eubanks 47
Francie Eubanks 46
James Eubanks 30
Mary Eubanks 23
Ceaser Eubanks 21
Susie Eubanks 19
Ella Eubanks 16
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 8, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory; Roll: T623_1851; Enumeration District: 86.

i don’t see any mary eubanks with a son john, so i don’t know when john was born.

since i don’t see a son john with a mary eubanks, i am not certain that this is your family.

if you don’t know when john eubanks was born and his parents’ names, you should get a copy of his social security application and see if it has better information. i often start with the death of the ancestor and work backwards in time to the birth. when social security came into effect, people often filed delayed birth certificates to prove age. if you want a copy of that, you will have to ask for the birth certificate and mention that it might have been a delayed birth certificate.

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.

start with what you know, gather documentation, then you can go backward in time. so get your birth

certificate, your parents’ birth certificates and marriage license and then you can start on your

grandparents. if someone passed away after 1/1/1937, they probably have a social security application on

file. if you ask a government for a birth certificate, and they were born before 1929, they might have

sumitted a delayed birth certificate. death certificates, cemetery information and obituaries are helpful.

you can usually get a copy of an obituary, newspaper mentions such as birth of a child or marriage, through

the interlibrary loan program – see your local public library for this. i usually start with the death and

work toward the person’s birth. military records and pension records can be helpful. census records can tell

you where they were at particular times. the census records up to 1930 are available, although the 1890

census was largely destroyed. the 1940 census will be public information in 2012.

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:
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.
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.

mississippi choctaw and choctaw tribe explained here:

jena choctaw tribe in louisiana:

MOWA tribe
MOWA Band Of Choctaws Wilford Taylor 1080 Red Fox Road Mount Vernon, AL 36560 (251) 829-5500. E-Mail:

other choctaw tribes:

texas tribes

oklahoma tribes:

some links for the choctaw.
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

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:

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, 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