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Maddy Truelove family

Ron Dengah Jr Ron Dengah Jr

posted on July 12, 2010

I’m looking for any information regarding my great-grandmother Maddy Truelove. I believe she was born in Oklahoma on the reservation probably around 1900-1910. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on July 12, 2010

maddy truelove b.~1900 OK/indian territory

i didn’t find a maddy. but i did find some trueloves in the 1920 census. is this your relative?

1920 United States Federal Census
about Mattie C Truelove
Name: Mattie C Truelove
Home in 1920: South Wichita, Lincoln, Oklahoma
Age: 8
Estimated birth year: abt 1912
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father’s Name: James D
Father’s Birth Place: Georgia
Mother’s Name: Katie A
Mother’s Birth Place: Texas
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
James D Truelove 47
Katie A Truelove 37
Ethel M Truelove 18
Thomas M Truelove 15
Charley L Truelove 11
Mattie C Truelove 8
Ellis E Truelove 3
[3 6/12]
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: South Wichita, Lincoln, Oklahoma; Roll T625_1470; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 132; Image: 61.

if so, then james and katie would have been alive at the time of the dawes roll 1896-1906. and ethel was born in 1902, so if the family applied, ethel would probably be on the dawes roll as well.

maybe this is your james:
Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Truelove Dora 0 F MCR6152 P
Choctaw Truelove Edom 0 M MCR6152 P
Choctaw Truelove James 37 M 1/2 MCR6152 NR MUSKOGEE MCR
this is the family group, if it is your james. p=parent. mcr=mississippi choctaw refused.
it says james was 37 when he applied for enrollment, which would have been 57 or so in 1920, so i am not sure it’s the same person.

back to the 1920 census:
i’m seeing katie was b. TX and james b. GA. that would indicate that the family is likely not enrolled, that they might be mississippi choctaw. the trail of tears in the late 1830’s didn’t go through texas.
katie’s parents were b. indiana and illinois,, not looking like a native heritage there.
james was b. GA and parents b. GA. this could be a late migration.
bear in mind that the oklahoma land rushes and new business opportunities caused many to migrate to indian territory in the late 1890’s, early 1900’s. oklahoma became a state in 1907.
all children were b. OK in this report.

i can’t check anything else because you didn’t give a spouse name, no dates, no location, no parents.

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.
http://choctawnation.com/services/departments/community-services/

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

suzanne hamlet shatto

judy mitchell judy mitchell

posted on October 28, 2010

suzanne thank you so much for your response. unfortunately this is the wrong mattie d. truelove(correct spelling) her father was william henry truelove.all from ok. she was born 1897 and married a franklin w. mitchell from la. she had 1 sister leona and 5 brothers.her first marriage was to a mr.knighten/knighton not sure of spelling.by the way i am rons’ aunt. any help you can offer is greatly valued by our family.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on October 29, 2010

maybe this one:
1900 United States Federal Census
about Mattie D Truelove
Name: Mattie D Truelove
Home in 1900: Police Jury Ward 7, Ouachita, Louisiana
Age: 3
Birth Date: Aug 1897
Birthplace: Louisiana
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relationship to Head of House: Daughter
Father’s name: William H Truelove
Father’s Birthplace: Louisiana
Mother’s name: Mary E Truelove
Mother’s Birthplace: Louisiana
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
William H Truelove 27
Mary E Truelove 27
Mattie D Truelove 3
William F Truelove 7/12
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 7, Ouachita, Louisiana; Roll: T623_576; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 94.

Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949
about William H Truelove
Name: William H Truelove
Death Date: 1 Jul 1948
Estimated birth year: 1874
Age: 74 Years
Gender: Male
Race: White or Mexican (White)

Parish: Jackson
Certificate Number: 101
Volume: 9
Title: Louisiana Statewide Death Indices 1945-1949
http://www.vitalrec.com/la.html#State

1920 United States Federal Census
about William H Truelove
Name: William H Truelove
Home in 1920: Police Jury Ward 7, Jackson, Louisiana
Age: 45
Estimated birth year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Louisiana
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse’s name: Rosa Truelove
Father’s Birth Place: United States of America
Mother’s Birth Place: Louisiana
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
William H Truelove 45
Rosa Truelove
Peter L Truelove 17
Jack Truelove 15
Samuel J Truelove 13
Leena Truelove 11
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Police Jury Ward 7, Jackson, Louisiana; Roll: T625_614; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 142; Image: 860.

you should probably contact the jena choctaw tribe or the mississippi choctaw tribe.
http://www.jenachoctaw.org/
http://www.choctaw.org/