Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Bronaugh Family

mary mary

posted on March 9, 2011

believe we found family line and roll number on great grandfathers side of the family, But we were also told that we were choctaw on my fathers grandmother side also. Her name was Mary Ann Savannah Routon married unknown Brothers (maybe William) then Moses Smith, then Charles Ellis. I found one message in the internet that indicated that her daughter (my grandmother) Myrtle Marie Smith Bronaugh is listed with Bell Bronaugh on the Dawes rolls under M66. But when I enter M66 in the Dawes search engine no listing appears. Any information out there on these names or this number?

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on March 9, 2011

Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Bronough Myrtle 0 F M66 P
Choctaw Bronough Robert M 0 M M66 P
Choctaw Bronough Bell Vernise 1 F 5/64 M66 36 ROFF M

Last Name First Name Age Sex Blood Census Card No. Tribe & Enrollment
Bronaugh Bell Vernise 1 Female 5-64 CC# 66 Page 108 Enr# 36 Choctaws – by Blood (Minors)

now i don’t know why bell was enrolled but i don’t see the parents. but you should look for bell’s census card and application and testimony so that you know.

NARA, national archives and records administration, has this
oklahoma historical society, link above has them online, if you go to the accessgenealogy link above and find her, you will see a link there. has a monthly subscription that is less than the price of the packet elsewhere.

1910 United States Federal Census
about Bell V Bronaugh
Name: Bell V Bronaugh
Age in 1910: 4
Estimated Birth Year: 1906
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father’s Name: Robert M Bronaugh
Father’s Birth Place: Texas
Mother’s Name: Myrtte M Bronaugh
Mother’s Birth Place: Oklahoma
Home in 1910: Stratford Ward 2, Garvin, Oklahoma
Marital Status: Single
Race: Indian (Native American)
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert M Bronaugh 36
Myrtte M Bronaugh 25
Bell V Bronaugh 4
Mack D Bronaugh 2
Lewis H Bronaugh 1 1/12

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Stratford Ward 2, Garvin, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1252; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 0083; Image: 494; FHL Number: 1375265.

myrtle was b. 1885 OK
married 5 years.

this means that this is an atoka record volume 2 on page 482

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oklahoma historical society might have this record too.

maybe this is her:

1910 United States Federal Census
about Myrtte M Bronaugh
Name: Myrtte M Bronaugh
[Myrtle M Bronaugh]
Age in 1910: 25
Estimated Birth Year: 1885
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father’s Birth Place: Oklahoma
Mother’s Birth Place: Oklahoma

but maybe this is her:
1900 United States Federal Census
about Myrtle Hodges
Name: Myrtle Hodges
Home in 1900: Township 2, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
Age: 15
Birthplace: Indian Territory, Oklahoma
Race: Indian (Native American)
Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Stepdaughter
Mother’s Name: Alwilda Marshal
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Josiah T Marshal 51
Alwilda Marshal 39
Gracie Marshal 12
Richard L Marshal 11
Delilah Mae Marshal 7
Joseph E Marshal 5
Chick Marshal 5/12
Chock Marshal 5/12
Rhoda Hodges 19
Myrtle Hodges 15
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 2, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory; Roll: T623_1847; Enumeration District: 121.

Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Coon Rhoda 19 F 5/32 4335 NR LEHIGH BB
Choctaw Davis James 0 M 4335 P
Choctaw Davis Selina 0 F 4335 P
Choctaw Hodges Mudge 0 M 4335 P
Choctaw Hodges Myrtle 13 F 5/32 4335 NR LEHIGH BB
Choctaw Marshal Edwin 0 M 4335 P
Choctaw Marshal Elizabeth 0 F 4335 P
Choctaw Marshal Joe 0 M 4335 P
Choctaw Marshal Chick 1 F 1/8 4335 NR LEHIGH BB
Choctaw Marshal Choctawk 1 F 1/8 4335 NR LEHIGH BB
Choctaw Marshal Joseph E 5 M 1/8 4335 NR LEHIGH BB
Choctaw Marshal Deliah M 6 F 1/8 4335 NR LEHIGH BB
Choctaw Marshal Richard L 9 M 1/8 4335 NR LEHIGH BB
Choctaw Marshal Gracie 12 F 1/8 4335 NR LEHIGH BB
Choctaw Marshal Alwilda H 39 F 1/4 4335 NR LEHIGH BB
Choctaw Marshal Josiah T 53 M IW 4335 NR LEHIGH BB

iw=intermarried white, a general nontribal description

her father came from TX, parents b. TX from the 1910 census.

i don’t know what to think about all those names you have listed as relatives.

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.

NARA federal records repository. the fort worth, TX office has archives for oklahoma

and texas tribes. atlanta/morrow office has archives for the southwest tribes. many offices have microfilmed

records for several tribes. note that this web address has changed recently from

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


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