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Trying to find info on Sara Adline Parker.

Skylar Skylar

posted on March 24, 2011

I’m trying to find info on Sara or Sarah Adline Parker. My Grandmother told me that she is her Great-Grandmother and was Choctaw, but she isn’t sure what percentage Sara was and she didn’t have a roll number.

I’m not sure what I can do but she gave me some papers about Sara and her marriage and children, etc.

Sara (or Sarah) Adline Parker was born June 24, 1844
She married Jesy (or Jessie) Martin Brown (also written as J.M. Brown) who was born February 21, 1840 or 1846 but it is more likely he was born in 1840.

They married January 15 or 16, 1866

Children they had:
John Smith Brown -born February 13 or 18, 1867
Elizza Beth Brown -born January 20, 1869
David McCager Brown -born November 28, 1870
*Mary Adline (or Ann) Brown -born February 14, 1873
William Thomas Brown -may have had a roll number -born October 20, 1875
Edmon Elzy Brown -born February 13, 1878

Mary Adline (or Ann) Brown was my Grandmother’s Grandmother.
She married on August 26, 1894 to George N. Bell in Paris, Arkansas and had 9 children but only 6 survived.

Her surviving children:
Clyde M. Bell -born September 29, 1896
Cecil S. Bell -born January 28, 1900
Lela M. Bell -born October 4, 1902
Edith Bell -born October 12, 1906
Gideon W. Bell -born August 7, 1911
*Mamie A. Bell -born February 4, 1914

Mamie A. Bell is my Grandmother’s Mother.
She married Euel W. Goins in Spiro, Oklahoma on November 2, 1929

Children they had:
Archie A. Goins -born 1930
*Ola Mae Goins -born December 19, 1931
Bill D. Goins -born August 31, 1934
Harold James Goins, 1931

Ola Mae is my Grandmother and she married Joseph Paul Walker who was born December 24, 1931.
They married April 1, 1952 in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Children they had:
Ray Lee Walker -born January 26, 1953
*Vickie Lynn Walker -born February 2, 1954

Vickie is my Mother.

My name is Skylar Ann Crane and I was born January 29, 1993 in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Sara, Mary, Mamie’s children grew up in eastern Oklahoma. Spiro, Poteau, Panama, Shady Point, etc.

My Grandmother has been really interested in finding out about Sara Adline Parker and how much Choctaw she was for years now. I’m really interested as well, I really want to know about my Native heritage. I’m not really sure if this is helpful but I would appreciate any info anyone might have. Thank you.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on March 24, 2011

1900 United States Federal Census
about Clyde Bell
Name: Clyde Bell
Home in 1900: Beverly, Sebastian, Arkansas
[Beverly, Sebastian, Arkansas]
Age: 3
Birth Date: Nov 1896
Birthplace: Ind. Ter’y
[Indiana]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to head-of-house: Son
Father’s Name: George Bell
Father’s Birthplace: Arkansas
Mother’s Name: Mary Bell
Mother’s Birthplace: Arkansas
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
George Bell 27
Mary Bell 27
Clyde Bell 3
Cecil Bell 4/12
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Beverly, Sebastian, Arkansas; Roll: T623_76; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 107.
george bell, head, white male, b. oct. 1872, age 27, married 5 years, b. AR, parents b. AR, farmer, reads and writes, rents the farm
mary, wife, white female, b. feb. 1873, age 27, married 5 years, had 3 children but only 2 survive, b. AR, father b. MO, mother b. MS, reads and writes
clyde, son, white male, b. nov. 1896, age 3, single, b. indian territory
cecil, son, white male, b. jan. 1900, age 4 months, single, b. AR

1910 United States Federal Census
about Mary A Bell
Name: Mary A Bell
[Mary A Ball]
Age in 1910: 38
Estimated Birth Year: 1872
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father’s Birth Place: Oklahoma
[Missouri]
Mother’s Birth Place: Kansas
[Mississippi]
Spouse’s Name: George N Bell
Home in 1910: Bokoshe, Le Flore, Oklahoma
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
George N Bell 39
Mary A Bell 38
Clyde M Bell 13
Cecil S Bell 10
Lela M Bell 7
Lethr C Bell 5
Edith Bell 3
Aga J Bell 6/12
0
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Bokoshe, Le Flore, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1258; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0146; Image: 161; FHL Number: 1375271.

1880 United States Federal Census
about Adaline Brown
Name: Adaline Brown
Home in 1880: Washburn, Logan, Arkansas
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of Household: Wife
Spouse’s Name: Martin Brown
Father’s birthplace: Tennessee
Mother’s birthplace: Tennessee
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Keeping House
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Cannot read/write:

Blind:

Deaf and dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane:

View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Martin Brown 32
Adaline Brown 30
John Brown 15
Elizabeth Brown 13
Mary Brown 7
Thomas Brown 5
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Washburn, Logan, Arkansas; Roll: 50; Family History Film: 1254050; Page: 299B; Enumeration District: 98; Image: 0321.

Arkansas Marriages, 1779-1992
about Adlin Parker
Name: Adlin Parker
Marriage Date: 15 Jan 1866
Spouse: Martin Brown
County: Franklin
State: Arkansas

1870 United States Federal Census
about Adeline Brown
Name: Adeline Brown
Birth Year: abt 1845
Age in 1870: 25
Birthplace: Arkansas
[Mississippi]
Home in 1870: Mill Creek, Franklin, Arkansas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Martin Brown 30
Adeline Brown 25
John Brown 4
Elizabeth Brown 2
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Mill Creek, Franklin, Arkansas; Roll: M593_53; Page: 32B; Image: 69; Family History Library Film: 545552.

1910 United States Federal Census
about Sarah A Brown
Name: Sarah A Brown
Age in 1910: 63
Estimated Birth Year: 1847
Birthplace: Mississippi
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Father’s Birth Place: United States of America
[United States]
Mother’s Birth Place: United States of America
[United States]
Spouse’s Name: Jessie M Brown
Home in 1910: Shady Point, Le Flore, Oklahoma
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Tom W Brown 34
Ida B Brown 30
William G Brown 6
Roy T Brown 9/12
0
Jessie M Brown 63
Sarah A Brown 63
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Shady Point, Le Flore, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1258; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0161; Image: 672; FHL Number: 1375271.

1900 United States Federal Census
about Adaline Brown
Name: Adaline Brown
Home in 1900: Beverly, Sebastian, Arkansas
Age: 53
Birth Date: Jun 1846
Birthplace: Mississippi
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Father’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama
Mother: number of living children: 2
Mother: How many children: 6
Spouse’s Name: Martin Brown
Marriage Year: 1866
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 34
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Martin Brown 55
Adaline Brown 53
Thomas Brown 24
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Beverly, Sebastian, Arkansas; Roll: T623_76; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 107.

1860 United States Federal Census
about Sarah A Parker
Name: Sarah A Parker
Age in 1860: 14
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Mississippi
Home in 1860: Six Mile, Franklin, Arkansas
Gender: Female
Post Office: Charleston
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
John Parker 46
Matilda Parker 48
Micajah J Parker 18
Lilly L Parker 16
Sarah A Parker 14
Nancy L Parker 8
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Six Mile, Franklin, Arkansas; Roll: M653_41; Page: 376; Image: 376; Family History Library Film: 803041.

i don’t see that they applied for enrollment.

1850 United States Federal Census
about Sarah Parker
Name: Sarah Parker
Age: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Birth Place: Mississippi
Gender: Female
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): District 7, Itawamba, Mississippi
Family Number: 397
Household Members:
Name Age
John Parker 37
Matilda Parker 31
Micajah Parker 8
Gilly Parker 6
Sarah Parker 4
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 7, Itawamba, Mississippi; Roll: M432_373; Page: 407A; Image: 359.

she was born well after the trail of tears in the late 1830’s. so if she was native, she was likely mississippi choctaw. this is a separate tribe.
you might find a land grant called choctaw scrip to the head of household 1830-1870 or so. this would have been given in lieu of enrollment. you will want all the land papers, in that case.
since john parker would be a common name, you will have to match the location, if you find a land record.

get a copy of this. there will be genealogical information in it:

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
about Jesse M. Brown
Name: Jesse M. Brown
State Filed: Arkansas and Oklahoma
Widow: Sarah A. Brown

i don’t know if this is related:
Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
about Jesse Brown
Name: Jesse Brown
State Filed: Arkansas
Widow: Mary A. Brown

both cards, with application #‘s, are on ancestry.com. if you don’t have a subscription to it, then see your local public library. they probably have a subscription.

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Name: Jesse M. Brown
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: Arkansas
Regiment Name: Gordon’s Reg’t, Arkansas Cavalry
Regiment Name Expanded: Gordon’s Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry
Company: H
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M376 roll 3

See more
Jesse M. Brown Gordon’s Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry Confederate Arkansas
View Record
Jesse M. Brown 2nd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry Union Arkansas
View Record
Jesse M. Brown 4th Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry Union Arkansas
http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/
go to the civil war soldiers website, search for the name, then click on the unit to see the unit history. you might be able to narrow this down. in any case, the first pension listing sounds very likely.

by the pension record stub, jessie martin brown died dec. 26, 1919 in oklahoma.

and this is the type of record. as i predicted there were many john parker records. you have to look through each one and find a legal description that fits the census location. you might also want to check with the county courthouse land clerk to find out if they have a bill of sale, when john and family went to arkansas.

Mississippi Land Records
about John T Parker
Name: John T Parker
Land Office: GRENADA
Document Number: 10176
Total Acres: 77.28
Signature: Yes
Canceled Document: No
Issue Date: 19 Nov 1859
Mineral Rights Reserved: No
Metes and Bounds: No
Statutory Reference: 3 Stat. 566
Multiple Warantee Names: No
Act or Treaty: April 24, 1820
Multiple Patentee Names: No
Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries
Land Description:
1 W½NE CHOCTAW No 24N 3E 6
Source Information:
United States, Bureau of Land Management. Mississippi Land Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997.
Original data: United States, Bureau of Land Management. Mississippi Pre-1908 Patents: Homesteads, Cash Entry, Choctaw Indian Scrip and Chickasaw Cession Lands. General Land Office Automated Records Project, 1997.

https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Native_Races_Part_3_-_What_Records_Can_I_Search%3F#Scrip

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/seresearch/index.htm

http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/
choose land patents to see the deed.
but you will want the complete packet, if you do find an appropriate choctaw scrip land record.

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/

NARA http://www.archives.gov/ 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 nara.gov.

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

chickasaw historical society 22
Historic Preservation and
Repatriation Office
Phone: (580) 272-5325
Fax: (580) 272-5327
2020 E. Arlington, Suite 4, Ada, OK 74820
send mail to: P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74821

chickasaw tribe
Chickasaw Nation Headquarters
520 East Arlington, Ada, OK 74820
Phone (580) 436-2603
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74821
http://www.chickasaw.net/index.htm

chickasaw genealogy archive center 23
Tribal Library
Phone: (580) 310-6477
Fax: (580) 559-0773
1003 Chamber Loop, Ada, OK 74820
send mail to: P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74821

http://www.okhistory.org/
oklahoma historical society

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

Ginger Blue Ginger Blue

posted on July 10, 2011

Looking for family out of Mississippi….“Parker”, my gggg-grandmother..Nancy C Parker. Married James J Black where they lived Arkansas (1850 census) with three of their children until his death which must have occured before 1860 because she is alone on the 1860 census she with some of her children, and appareently Alex Black just abovw her on the census must be related becasue two of the children are in his household. Her second marriage was to John Berryman in Tensas, Louisiana. She was born in Alabama in 1825, and her son; my ggg-grandfather, made application to the Dawes Roll.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on July 11, 2011

this is a thread about a different person. you should put this inquiry on it’s own thread about nancy c. parker who married james j. black.

dates, location, children and spouse are very important. you don’t say who applied to the dawes roll. you should write to NARA or the oklahoma historical society for a copy of the dawes application, census card and testimony.

you don’t say anything about the goal. are you trying to find the parents of nancy? this might be in the dawes application.

if she was born in AL, you might look at the MOWA tribe also.

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 submitted 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.

helpful information about tribal enrollment
http://www.felihkatubbe.com/ChoctawNation/TribalMembership.html

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.
http://okhistory.cuadra.com/star/public.html

the tribe has an excellent information to help you. it is found under genealogy advocacy.
http://choctawnation.com/services/departments/community-services/

NARA http://www.archives.gov/ 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 nara.gov.

freedmen info:
You can ONLY apply for Choctaw Nation Membership, AFTER you have obtained a CDIB card proving your Choctaw Blood lineage to a direct ancestor who actually enrolled, BY BLOOD. Freedmen DID NOT enroll By Blood. When US Congress closed the Final Dawes Commission Rolls, there were no provisions granting Freedmen any benefits after the Dawes Commission closed. The tribe Constitution states BY BLOOD. however, the documents (application, census card and testimony) may help you find out more about your heritage.

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

chickasaw historical society 22
Historic Preservation and
Repatriation Office
Phone: (580) 272-5325
Fax: (580) 272-5327
2020 E. Arlington, Suite 4, Ada, OK 74820
send mail to: P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74821

chickasaw tribe
Chickasaw Nation Headquarters
520 East Arlington, Ada, OK 74820
Phone (580) 436-2603
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74821
http://www.chickasaw.net/index.htm

chickasaw genealogy archive center 23
Tribal Library
Phone: (580) 310-6477
Fax: (580) 559-0773
1003 Chamber Loop, Ada, OK 74820
send mail to: P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74821

http://www.okhistory.org/
oklahoma historical society

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