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Mrs. Don L. Dickerson Mrs. Don L. Dickerson

posted on April 20, 2011

I am looking for decendants of Martha Wilson, full blood Choctaw, married to John H. Dickerson. brothers Jubal Wilson & Willis Wilson. Sons George Washington Dickerson, Walker Boone Dickerson and sister Christine Dickerson, McDonald, White, Brock.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on April 20, 2011

jubal wilson, willis wilson
martha wilson m. john h. dickerson
george washington dickerson
walker boone dickerson
christine dickerson (husbands? mcdonald, white, brock)

no dates in your post. no locations.

i am not seeing the dickersons on the dawes roll. don’t know if your relatives were alive 1896-1906.

Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Shoney Alfred 0 M 1122 P
Choctaw Wilson George 0 M 1122 P
Choctaw Wilson Jubel 6 M FULL 1122 3045 GOODWATER BB
Choctaw Wilson Sillis 11 F FULL 1122 3044 GOODWATER BB
Choctaw Wilson Darius 15 M FULL 1122 3043 GOODWATER BB
Choctaw Wilson Martha 20 F FULL 1122 3042 GOODWATER BB
Choctaw Wilson Anna 46 F FULL 1122 3041 GOODWATER BB
Choctaw Wilson Willis 49 M FULL 1122 3040 GOODWATER BB
bb=by blood
p=parent

Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Frisco, McCurtain, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1469; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 141; Image: 140.
1920 United States Federal Census
about Jubel Wilson
Name: Jubel Wilson
Home in 1920: Frisco, McCurtain, Oklahoma
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Father’s Birth Place: Oklahoma
Mother’s Birth Place: Oklahoma
Marital Status: Single
Race: Indian (Native American)
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

1930 United States Federal Census
about Jubel Wilson
Name: Jubel Wilson
Home in 1930: Frisco, McCurtain, Oklahoma
View Map
Age: 7
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1923
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father’s name: Jubel Wilson
Mother’s name: Anna Wilson
Race: Indian
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Frisco, McCurtain, Oklahoma; Roll: 1913; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 7; Image: 192.0.

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Jubel H Wilson
Name: Jubel H Wilson
COUNTY: McCurtain
State: Oklahoma
Birthplace: Oklahoma;United States of America
Birth Date: 18 Aug 1894
Race: Indian (Native American)
FHL Roll Number: 1851809
DraftBoard: 0

1900 United States Federal Census
about Martha Wilson
Name: Martha Wilson
Home in 1900: Township 7, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
Age: 20
Birth Date: Dec 1879
Birthplace: Indian Territory, Oklahoma
Race: Indian (Native American)
Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter
Father’s name: Willis Wilson
Mother’s name: Annie Wilson
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Willis Wilson 50
Annie Wilson 47
Martha Wilson 20
Darieus W Wilson 15
Cillis Wilson 11
Jibiel Wilson 5
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 7, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory; Roll: T623_1853; Enumeration District: 119.
you can correct the ancestry name index so that others can find your family.

indian population schedule,
township 7 south range 25 east.
willis is a farmer, owns his own farm.
all were b. indian territory
martha b. december 1879, willis b. feb. 1850 and annie b. jan. 1853.

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Darius Willie Wilson
Name: Darius Willie Wilson
COUNTY: McCurtain
State: Oklahoma
Birth Date: 15 Sep 1884
Race: Indian (Native American)
FHL Roll Number: 1851809
DraftBoard: 0

1910 United States Federal Census
about Anna Wilson
Name: Anna Wilson
Age in 1910: 56
Estimated Birth Year: 1854
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father’s Birth Place: Mississippi
Mother’s Birth Place: Mississippi
Spouse’s Name: Willis Wilson
Home in 1910: Township 3, McCurtain, Oklahoma
Marital Status: Married
Race: Indian (Native American)
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Willis Wilson 60
Anna Wilson 56
Sillis Wilson 22
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Township 3, McCurtain, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1261; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 0179; Image: 811; FHL Number: 1375274.

john and martha are farming. willis and anna are living house on the farm.
john and martha have been married 5 years.
john b. IL, father b. OH mother b. IL
1910 United States Federal Census
about Martha Dickason
Name: Martha Dickason
[Martha Ditherson]
[Martha Dickerson]
Age in 1910: 28
Estimated Birth Year: 1882
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father’s Birth Place: Oklahoma
Mother’s Birth Place: Oklahoma
Spouse’s Name: John Dickason
Home in 1910: Township 3, McCurtain, Oklahoma
Marital Status: Married
Race: Indian (Native American)
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
John Dickason 45
Martha Dickason 28
Levi Dickason 4
Walker Dickason 2
George Dickason 2/12
0

john and martha are on the same census page as willis and annie.

1920 United States Federal Census
about Christina Dickerson
Name: Christina Dickerson
Home in 1920: Frisco, McCurtain, Oklahoma
Age: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1912
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House: Granddaughter
Father’s Birth Place: Oklahoma
Mother’s Birth Place: Oklahoma
Marital Status: Single
Race: Indian (Native American)
Sex: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Anna Wilson 80
Levi Wilson 13
Christina Dickerson 8
Wilson Sillis 26
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Frisco, McCurtain, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1469; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 141; Image: 170.

annie is a farmer who owns the farm. i don’t know what happened to martha and john.

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.
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.

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

Mrs. Don L. Dickerson Mrs. Don L. Dickerson

posted on April 28, 2011

Thank you so much for your help, I had some of the names, but nothing else. I still can’t find anything about how Martha & John met. For some reason I thought he might have been a teacher or some other job on the reservation or with the tribe. I think he might have been sent from the government. If anyone is left that new the kids George(some of the people I met when I first married into the family, his old friends called him “Chief”. If any of aunt Christene’s kid are still alive they can contact Don or Me in Yukon, Oklahoma.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on April 28, 2011

i have found that if i don’t have enough information to research, i should go back to the childrens’ records and look again.

the other tip is to start with the death and work backwards. so collecting obituary, death record, cemetery record is often my first stop.

suzanne hamlet shatto