soloman nelson m. harriett>joseph e. nelson b. 7/1//1898 OK d. 1938 location unknown m. emma ?
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 6, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory; Roll T623_1853; Enumeration District: 184.
’township 6 south range 9 east
Dawes Card Information
tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Armstrong Basie 0 F 3399 P
Choctaw Armstrong Moffitt 0 M 3399 P
Choctaw Nelson Joe 0 M 3399 P
Choctaw Nelson Liza A 0 F 3399 P
Choctaw Nelson John Garrett 1 M FULL 3399 NR ROBERTA BB
Choctaw Nelson Joseph E Jr 1 M FULL 3399 NR ROBERTA BB
Choctaw Nelson Simon J 6 M FULL 3399 NR ROBERTA BB
Choctaw Nelson Isaac 9 M FULL 3399 NR ROBERTA BB
Choctaw Nelson Harriet 24 F FULL 3399 NR ROBERTA BB
Choctaw Nelson Solomon 28 M FULL 3399 NR ROBERTA BB
it appears that harriet’s name might have been harriet armstrong.
they’ve been married 10 years at the time of the 1900 census.
they were listed as fullblood choctaw, so there might be a probate record for them.
btw, this death would have been after social security went into effect, so it is likely that he had applied and submitted a delayed birth certificate as proof of age. so you can try to get copies of those documents from social security and the state where he was born. you see a census record but don’t give a birth year or location.
maybe this is him?
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Joseph E Nelson
Name: Joseph E Nelson
Birth Date: 11 Jul 1898
Race: Indian (Native American)
FHL Roll Number: 1851608
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Colbert, Bryan, Oklahoma; Roll 1894; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 19; Image: 328.0.
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Speairs, Bryan, Oklahoma; Roll T625_1454; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 18; Image: 158.
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Township 8, Bryan, Oklahoma; Roll T624_1244; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 28; Image: 335.
these books could be available through interlibrary loan, see your local public library for that.
a good resource:
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.
the tribe has an excellent information to help you. it is found under genealogy advocacy.
i am just a volunteer that wants to empower people to learn how to do genealogy.
suzanne hamlet shatto