when people registered for social security 1/1/1937, they submitted delayed birth certificates for proof of age. their relatives had to give affidavits. you should get a copy of ora’s delayed birth certificate.
you should also get a copy of her social security application, as this will help you with significant dates/locations, spouse.
btw, missouri has state archives that are very helpful. just search for “missouri state archives” and online databases for a link. http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/ordb.asp
they have other records available that are not yet online.
i am guessing that pemiscot county is not online yet.
Pemiscot County Vital RecordsPemiscot County Health Center
801 East Reed St.
P.O. Box 531
Hayti, MO 63851
Pemiscot County Courthouse and contents burned in 1883.
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Pascola, Pemiscot, Missouri; Roll 1217; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 25; Image: 103.0.
census record here.
this says ora was b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. IL.
children b. MO. they are on the next census page.
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Pascola, Pemiscot, Missouri; Roll T625_939; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 171; Image: 466
ora was b. MO, father b. MMO, mother b. il.
john is albert/jesse’s father, and will is his brother.
and you already have this, i assume:
Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002
about Ora Vaughn
Name: Ora Vaughn
Marriage Date: 5 Apr 1916
Marriage Location: Pascola, Pemiscot, MO
Marriage County: Pemiscot
Spouse Name: Albert Permenter
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Albert Permenter
Name: Albert Permenter
Birth Date: 5 Jun 1891
Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1683496
this card can be printed on ancestry.com
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Pascola, Pemiscot, Missouri; Roll T624_804; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 150; Image: 790.
she is nancy’s granddaughter. nancy was b. IL, parents b. TN.
ora was b. MO parents b. IL
John Vaughn 58
Nancy Vaughn 56
Artie Vaughn 15
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Braggadocio, Pemiscot, Missouri; Roll T623_880; Page: 19B; Enumeration District: 89.
i think it depends whether the son john and nancy is the father or the daughter of john and nancy is the mother. this will help you with the vaughn/fish surname conflict.
just from this, it appears that the oral history is not matching the documents well. so you need to get documents about ora and then you will know more about her parents.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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