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David R. Brooks David R. Brooks

posted on February 7, 2011

I am trying to find information on a Ms.MALINDA CHRISTINE YOUNG (Bunn) born 1864. She passed 1944 in Belton, Texas. She was married to William Asa Bunn. Thanks

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on February 8, 2011

malinda christine young b. 1864 d. 1944 TX m. william asa bunn
no children in this post.

1930 United States Federal Census
about Malinda Bunn
Name: Malinda Bunn
Home in 1930: Belton, Bell, Texas
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Age: 66
Estimated birth year: abt 1864
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Head
Race: White


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Household Members:
Name Age
Malinda Bunn 66
Ruth Washburn 18
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Belton, Bell, Texas; Roll: 2290; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 2; Image: 630.0.
ruth is a lodger.

1880 United States Federal Census
about Malinda Young
Name: Malinda Young
Home in 1880: Precinct 7, Bell, Texas
Age: 14
Estimated birth year: abt 1866
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of Household: Dau (Daughter)
Father’s birthplace: Kentucky
Mother’s name: Mrs. M. L. Young
Mother’s birthplace: Kentucky
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Occupation: No Occupation
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Cannot read/write:


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Household Members:
Name Age
Mrs. M. L. Young 42
Geo. L. Young 22
Minerva J. Young 20
John T. Young 17
Malinda Young 14
Mary L. Young 13
Sarah J. Young 8
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Precinct 7, Bell, Texas; Roll: 1290; Family History Film: 1255290; Page: 429B; Enumeration District: 7; .

1870 United States Federal Census
about Malinda Young
Name: Malinda Young
Birth Year: abt 1865
Age in 1870: 5
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1870: Beat 5, Bell, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Female
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Household Members:
Name Age
T R Young 48
Mary Young 33
Malinda Young 5
Mary Young 3
Evans M C Young 14
George Young 12
Jane Young 9
John Young 8
B F Gray 24
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Beat 5, Bell, Texas; Roll: M593_1575; Page: 109A; Image: 221; Family History Library Film: 553074.

it appears that there are others who are researching the family also.

i don’t know why i can’t find her in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 census records.

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  1. ID: I37681
  2. Name: william asa “ace” bunn
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: DEC 1859 in tennessee

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Marriage 1 malinda christine young b: 3 JUL 1863 in bell co., texas


1. Has No Children william bunn b: MAR 1883 in texas 2. Has No Children nettie may “birdie” bunn b: 24 OCT 1886 in nolanville, bell co., texas 3. Has No Children robert lee bunn b: 31 DEC 1890 in belton, bell co., texas 4. Has No Children mozelle “zella” bunn b: 23 SEP 1895 in nolanville, bell co., texas 5. Has No Children frank elton bunn b: 25 APR 1900 in belton, bell co., texas

this is a worldconnect record on rootsweb.

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 taxed.
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

Cheryl Bunn Cheryl Bunn

posted on October 14, 2011

My husband is a g-grandson of Malinda Christine Young-Bunn.
Would love to share info if interested. Can contact at
Cheryl Bunn