Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Family name Phillips

Frankie Tessin Frankie Tessin

posted on July 15, 2010

My great grandfathers name was Frank Phillips he was born in Louisiana in 1881but later moved to Oklahoma city ward 5. His parents names are unknown,but I know that his mother was full blooded Choctaw and his father was French. Frank married a woman named Rebecca and they had 8 children.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on July 15, 2010

frank phillips b. 1881 LA d. OK m. rebecca ?>children, names unknown, birthplaces/birthdates unknown. date of migration from LA to OK is unknown.

i don’t know if this is your relatives:

Louisiana Marriages, 1718-1925
about Rebecca Hawkins
Name: Rebecca Hawkins
Spouse: Frank Phillips
Marriage Date: 11 Dec 1896
Marriage Place: Madison

this appears to be the frank and rebecca in the marriage license:
Frank Phillips 47
Rebecca Phillips 27
Edward Phillips 2
Alice Phillips 1
Willie Phillips 0
William Hawkins 9
Emma Parker 17
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 4, Madison, Louisiana; Roll T623_568; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 70.

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Oklahoma City Ward 5, Oklahoma, Oklahoma; Roll T624_1266; Page: 29A; Enumeration District: 225; Image: 767.
Frank Phillipps 29
Rebecca Phillipps 25
Dewitt Phillipps 12
Nellie Phillipps 10
Alice Phillipps 9
Emma Phillipps 7
Autie M Phillipps 6
Beatrice Phillipps 3
Frankie Phillipps 2
John H Phillipps 1

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.
census boundaries change, and “ward 5” is a census name.
he might be mississippi choctaw or jena choctaw.
see the history link for that tribe.

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.

mississippi choctaw and choctaw tribe explained here:

i have collected many resources over the years. if you want to write to me, and request the choctaw resourcce 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