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Dean Fuller Dean Fuller

posted on June 26, 2010 and updated on June 27, 2010

My name is Dean Fuller. A while back my brother Bob was reading a book written in the early 1800’s about the Choctaw, Chicksaw, etc. and came accross a Choctaw requirement that a white man had to pay $25 and get the vouch of 10 full-blooded Choctaw indians before he could marry a Choctaw bride. So, he went to the choctaw nation and looked for marriage licenses of that type and found Robert E Fuller marrys Sarah J Davis. Sarah Davis being of Choctaw decent.

FULLER, ROBERT E 27 DAVIS, SARAH J 22 12 MAR 1893 KIAMICHI MC3©388,

That information seems to be gone, or at least I can’t find it.

Anyway, I would like to find out what ever I can about my grandmother (Sarah J Davis)

Can anyone help me out?

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on July 7, 2010

yes, i am familiar with that entry. the website changed location.
MC – Oklahoma Historical Society
2100 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4997
(405) 522-5225
Fax (405) 521-2492
the entry says that they are in volume 3 of the mcalester records, page 388.
http://www.okgenweb.org/~okgarvin/kinard/chocmarriageindex.htm
i have no opinion about the statement in that book but i think that it might have been incorrect.

please note that many natives married under the only government in the area but this did not indicate that they were enrolled in the choctaw tribe. there were many tribes in oklahoma and there were many natives that did not qualify for enrollment in any tribe at the time. some natives were mississippi choctaw. in addition, there were oklahoma land rushes and business was attracting many people to live in oklahoma.

i did not find her on the dawes roll.

if she didn’t qualify for enrollment, maybe you want to trace your family down to the 1830-1870 time period and check the choctaw scrip land records to see if an ancestor had accepted land in lieu of tribal enrollment. this would indicate that your family was more likely mississippi choctaw and did not go on the trail of tears in the late 1830’s.