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Laura Catherine Turner Laura Catherine Turner

posted on January 19, 2011

When I married my husband I was told by his aunt that her mother was mostly American indian. She was Eunice Irene Privett, born in 1900. Her mother was Amanda Bell Stamps, born in 1879, and her father was James A. Privett, born 1873. They were mostly from the Jackson county, Tennessee area. How can I find out if the info given to me by the aunt is correct?

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suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on January 20, 2011

amanda bell stamps b. 1879 TN? m. james a. privett b. 1873 TN?

Eunice Irene Privett Turner was from the Crocket County, Tennessee .

i don’t know if there is any way to find out if someone was choctaw if they didn’t enroll with a tribe. local history books, obituaries, choctaw scrip land grants for tribal termination. trading post logs, but 1879 is after the trading post era. maybe newspaper mentions through your local public library.

1920 United States Federal Census
about Eunice Privett
Name: Eunice Privett
Home in 1920: Civil District 8, Crockett, Tennessee
Age: 19
Estimated birth year: abt 1901
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father’s name: Alferd Privett
Father’s Birth Place: Tennessee
Mother’s name: Belle Privett
Mother’s Birth Place: Tennessee
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Alferd Privett 46
Belle Privett 40
Corrie Privett 22
Eunice Privett 19
W A Privett 16
Robt Forner 20
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Civil District 8, Crockett, Tennessee; Roll: T625_1736; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 760.
lots of privetts on this census page.
alferd owns his own farm.
robert forner is a son-in-law.

1910 United States Federal Census
about Alford Privett
Name: Alford Privett
Age in 1910: 35
36
Estimated birth year: abt 1875
[abt 1874]
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father’s Birth Place: Tennessee
Mother’s Birth Place: Tennessee
Spouse’s name: Belle Privett
Home in 1910: Civil District 8, Crockett, Tennessee
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Alford Privett 35
36
Belle Privett 29
Carrie O Privett 12
Unis Privett 9
William A Privett 7
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Civil District 8, Crockett, Tennessee; Roll: T624_1494; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 7; Image: 976.
they were married 14 years. alford is a farmer.
you can submit a name correction to ancestry.com so that others can find your family.
belle had 3 children and all survived.

1900 United States Federal Census
about Alferd Prineet
Name: Alferd Prineet
[Alfred J Privett]
Home in 1900: Civil District 8, Crockett, Tennessee
[Crockett, Tennessee]
Age: 25
Birth Date: Sep 1874
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Spouse’s name: Belle Prineet
Marriage Year: 1892
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 8
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Alferd Prineet 25
Belle Prineet 21
Cami O Prineet 2
Nanier Stanifer 34

this census gives birth months and year. nancie is a sister-in-law.
alfred was b. sept. 1874
belle was b. march 1879.
they’ve been married 3 years and carrie was b. nov. 1897.

1880 United States Federal Census
about Alford J. Privett
Name: Alford J. Privett
Home in 1880: Cairo, Crockett, Tennessee
Age: 7
Estimated birth year: abt 1873
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relation to head-of-household: Son
Father’s name: William Privett
Father’s birthplace: North Carolina
Mother’s name: Nancy G. Privett
Mother’s birthplace: Tennessee
Neighbors: View others on page
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Cannot read/write:

Blind:

Deaf and dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane:

View image
Household Members:
Name Age
William Privett 44
Nancy G. Privett 29
John F. Privett 17
Lusinda I. Privett 13
Alford J. Privett 7
Cordelia R. Privett 4
William J. Privett 5m
Bell Swennele 35
Ted Robertson 16
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Cairo, Crockett, Tennessee; Roll: 1249; Family History Film: 1255249; Page: 222D; Enumeration District: 6; .

lucky this time:
1880 United States Federal Census
about Amanda B. Stomps
Name: Amanda B. Stomps
Home in 1880: Cairo, Crockett, Tennessee
Age: 1
Estimated birth year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relation to head-of-household: Dau (Daughter)
Father’s name: William Stomps
Father’s birthplace: Tennessee
Mother’s name: Delila Stomps
Mother’s birthplace: North Carolina
Neighbors: View others on page
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Cannot read/write:

Blind:

Deaf and dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane:

View image
Household Members:
Name Age
William Stomps 42
Delila Stomps 43
J. A. Stomps 17
Nancy E. Stomps 14
Rachel C. Stomps 11
William N. Stomps 3
Amanda B. Stomps 1
G. W. Falkner 13
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Cairo, Crockett, Tennessee; Roll: 1249; Family History Film: 1255249; Page: 222D; Enumeration District: 6; .

father was b. TN. father b.TN but mother b. NC
delia was b. NC, parents b. NC
he’s a farmer.
faulkner is a hired hand.

they were next door neighbors.

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

Laura Catherine Turner Laura Catherine Turner

posted on January 25, 2011

Thank you so much. You are such a blessing.
Sincerely,
Laura Turner