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Looking for Jack Daniels & Red Feather

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posted on December 31, 2010

Jack Daniels born around 1850’s was my gg grandfather. Through word of mouth he is Choctaw….his daughter Eva Clyde Batt is buried at Echota Cemetary at Rocky Mountian. Also, I am looking for Red Feather to see if there is a relation with this Feather? I know his card number is 1814 on the Choctaw enrollement. Any information is greatly appreicated.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on December 31, 2010

i don’t know about such a relationship.
what feather are you talking about?
Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Feather Red 0 M 1814 P
Choctaw Green Ohoyona 80 F FULL 1814 5147 KOSOMA BB
Choctaw Minchihoyo 0 F 1814 P
is the family group.
p-parent
so red feather was the father of a native named ohoyona green, 80 years old at the time of application. minchihoyo was the mother.

i don’t know if this is the eva you are looking for.
Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Cherokee Batt Eva 0 F 614 P
Cherokee Batt John 0 M 614 P
Cherokee Batt Mary 0 F 614 P
Cherokee Batt Eva C 1 F 1/2 614 27113 STILWELL BB
Cherokee Batt Mary E 2 F 1/2 614 27112 STILWELL BB
Cherokee Batt Isaac 32 M FULL 614 27111 STILWELL BB
bb-by blood

you can get a copy of the enrollment application, the census card from NARA or the oklahoma historical society. http://www.nara.gov fort worth office. link to oklahoma historical society is in this post.

this is a family tree on rootsweb worldconnect. you should contact anyone who posts about your family.
Barb’s Family Tree
Entries: 21648 Updated: 2010-12-30 04:19:11 UTC (Thu) Contact: Barbara Ketchum
As with any research, this is a “work in progress”. I have tried to be careful to list accurate information, but errors can happen. I have documentation for many of these entries upon request that I am willing to share in hopes of having more complete and accurate information. Corrections, additions and pictures are welcome.
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  1. ID: I20411
  2. Name: Eva May DANIELS
  3. Sex: F
  4. Birth: MAY 1881 in Arkansas
  5. Death: in Adair Co.,Oklahoma
  6. Change Date: 27 JUL 2010 at 10:40:30

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3 possible matches found on Ancestry.com Ancestry.com

Marriage 1 Isaac BATT b: OCT 1867 in Indian Territory,Cherokee Nation,Oklahoma

  • Married: 1 OCT 1897 in Flint District,Cherokee Nation

Children

1. Has No Children Mary Elizabeth BATT b: 31 MAY 1898 in Indian Territory,Cherokee Nation,Oklahoma 2. Has Children Eva Clyde BATT b: 20 JAN 1900 in Indian Territory,Cherokee Nation,Oklahoma 3. Has Children Isaac N BATT b: 28 DEC 1902 in Wauhillau,Adair Co.,Oklahoma 4. Has No Children Richard W BATT b: 28 DEC 1902 in Wauhillau,Adair Co.,Oklahoma 5. Has No Children William A BATT b: 2 MAY 1905 in Wauhillau,Adair Co.,Oklahoma 6. Has No Children Nancy BATT b: 1907 in Wauhillau,Adair Co.,Oklahoma 7. Has No Children Beulah BATT b: 1912 in Wauhillau,Adair Co.,Oklahoma 8. Has No Children Johnny Dale BATT b: 1923 in Wauhillau,Adair Co.,Oklahoma

Barb’s Family Tree
Entries: 21648 Updated: 2010-12-30 04:19:11 UTC (Thu) Contact: Barbara Ketchum
As with any research, this is a “work in progress”. I have tried to be careful to list accurate information, but errors can happen. I have documentation for many of these entries upon request that I am willing to share in hopes of having more complete and accurate information. Corrections, additions and pictures are welcome.
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  1. ID: I10586
  2. Name: Eva Clyde BATT
  3. Nickname: Alice
  4. Sex: F
  5. Birth: 20 JAN 1900 in Indian Territory,Cherokee Nation,Oklahoma
  6. Death: SEP 1977 in Mounds,Creek Co.,Oklahoma
  7. Change Date: 26 JUN 2008 at 11:09:24

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3 possible matches found on Ancestry.com Ancestry.com

Father: Isaac BATT b: OCT 1867 in Indian Territory,Cherokee Nation,Oklahoma
Mother: Eva May DANIELS b: MAY 1881 in Arkansas

Marriage 1 Grant FEATHER b: 20 SEP 1902 in Stilwell,Adair Co.,Oklahoma

Children

1. Has No Children Thomas FEATHER b: 1925 in Stilwell,Adair Co.,Oklahoma 2. Has Children Mildred FEATHER b: 1927 in Stilwell,Adair Co.,Oklahoma 3. Has Children Living FEATHER 4. Has Children Living FEATHER 5. Has No Children Living FEATHERS 6. Has No Children Living FEATHERS

well, i see why you are looking for a feather. a grant feather.
Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Cherokee Feather Ada 0 F M2098 P
Cherokee Feather Joe 0 M M2098 P
Cherokee Feather Grant 3 M 1/2 M2098 STIWELL M

arb’s Family Tree
Entries: 21648 Updated: 2010-12-30 04:19:11 UTC (Thu) Contact: Barbara Ketchum
As with any research, this is a “work in progress”. I have tried to be careful to list accurate information, but errors can happen. I have documentation for many of these entries upon request that I am willing to share in hopes of having more complete and accurate information. Corrections, additions and pictures are welcome.
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  1. ID: I2877
  2. Name: Grant FEATHER
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: 20 SEP 1902 in Stilwell,Adair Co.,Oklahoma
  5. Death: 1961/1962 in Okmulgee Co.,Oklahoma of Was hit by a car and was killed walking along side of the road
  6. DSCR: 1/2 Cherokee – Dawes Card 11057 – Roll 32963
  7. Change Date: 27 JUL 2010 at 17:23:51

HintsAncestry Hints for Grant FEATHER

2 possible matches found on Ancestry.com Ancestry.com

Father: Joseph FEATHER b: 11 JAN 1878 in Indian Territory,Cherokee Nation,Oklahoma
Mother: Ada Leona RANDALL b: 1878 in Mountain,Crawford Co.,Arkansas

Marriage 1 Eva Clyde BATT b: 20 JAN 1900 in Indian Territory,Cherokee Nation,Oklahoma

Children

1. Has No Children Thomas FEATHER b: 1925 in Stilwell,Adair Co.,Oklahoma 2. Has Children Mildred FEATHER b: 1927 in Stilwell,Adair Co.,Oklahoma 3. Has Children Living FEATHER 4. Has Children Living FEATHER 5. Has No Children Living FEATHERS 6. Has No Children Living FEATHERS

1930 United States Federal Census
about Grant Feather
Name: Grant Feather
Home in 1930: Ballard, Adair, Oklahoma
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House Number: 19
Age: 28
Estimated birth year: abt 1902
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father’s Birth Place: Mixed Blood
Mother’s Birth Place: Cherokee
Spouse’s name: Alyce Feather
Race: Indian (Native American)
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents’ birthplace:

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Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Grant Feather 28
Alyce Feather 30
Thomas Feather 5
Meline Feather 8/12
Josephine Feather 1
Line number: 90
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Ballard, Adair, Oklahoma; Roll: 1892; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 1; Image: 4.0.

joseph’s wife is maude? i don’t know.

grant and his wife live next door to joseph and maude.. grant rents a house, joseph and wife own a farm. grant is a tie-maker. joseph b. OK, maude b. AR and grant and family b. OK
they are all cherokee.

grant and wife married since age 19.
1920 United States Federal Census
about Eva Batt
Name: Eva Batt
Home in 1920: Wauhillau, Adair, Oklahoma
Age: 36
Estimated birth year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse’s name: Isac Batt
Father’s Birth Place: United States
[United States of America]
Mother’s Birth Place: Louisiana
Marital Status: Married
Race: Mulatto
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Isac Batt 52
Eva Batt 36
Mary E Batt 21
Eva C Batt 19
Richard W Batt 17
Isac N Batt 17
Willie A Batt 14
Nancy Batt 12
Bulah Batt 8
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Wauhillau, Adair, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1451; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 232.

can’t find the feather family in 1920, must be a misspelling.

1910 United States Federal Census
about Grant Feather
Name: Grant Feather
Age in 1910: 7
Estimated birth year: abt 1903
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father’s name: Joseph Feather
Father’s Birth Place: Oklahoma
Mother’s name: Ada Feather
Mother’s Birth Place: Oklahoma
Home in 1910: Lees Creek, Adair, Oklahoma
Marital Status: Single
Race: Indian (Native American)
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Feather 31
Ada Feather 30
Grant Feather 7
Dollie Feather 3
Florence Feather 5/12
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Lees Creek, Adair, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1242; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 227.

when you find the 1920 misspelling, please correct it on the ancestry index so others can find your family.

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Joe Feather
Name: Joe Feather
County: Adair
State: Oklahoma
Birth Date: 17 May 1885
Race: Indian (Native American)
FHL Roll Number: 1851604
DraftBoard: 0

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:
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/finalroll.php
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.

http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes/index.php
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.
http://choctawnation.com/services/departments/community-services/

mississippi choctaw and choctaw tribe explained here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choctaw_Trail_of_Tears

http://www.choctaw.org/

jena choctaw tribe in louisiana:
http://www.jenachoctaw.org/

MOWA tribe
http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-1368
http://www.uab.edu/uabmagazine/2009/july/losttribe
http://www.native-american-online.org/MOWA-Choctaw.htm
MOWA Band Of Choctaws Wilford Taylor 1080 Red Fox Road Mount Vernon, AL 36560 (251) 829-5500. E-Mail: chieftaylor@mowachoctaw.com

other choctaw tribes: http://www.aaanativearts.com/choctaw-indians/index.html

texas tribes
http://www.native-languages.org/texas.htm
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/texas/index.htm
http://www.texasindians.com/
http://www.texasindians.com/
http://www.lsjunction.com/places/indians.htm

oklahoma tribes:
http://500nations.com/Oklahoma_Tribes.asp
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/oklahoma/index.htm
http://www.cowboy.net/native/tribes.html

some links for the choctaw.
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/choctaw/index.htm
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 taxed.
http://www.okgenweb.org/~okgarvin/kinard/1860index.htm
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:
http://jenniferhsrn2.homestead.com/research2.html

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, shamlet76@gmail.com 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

Shayla Feathers (Pool) Shayla Feathers (Pool)

posted on August 6, 2011 and updated on August 6, 2011

Hi! I do believe we are related. Eva Clyde Batt was my great grandmother.Joyce Feathers is her daughter also my grandmother. Jacqueline is one ofJoyce’s daughters, which is my mother. Would love to meet you. fireproof1981@yahoo.com is my email.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on August 7, 2011

i am not native.
gl.

Shayla Feathers (Pool) Shayla Feathers (Pool)

posted on August 18, 2011

Was responding to Gussy. Sorry for the confusion.