Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

The Great Seal of the Choctaw Nation

Robert Thomas Moore

suzanne sisskind suzanne sisskind

posted on July 23, 2010

Hi, my name is Suzanne Sisskind, my mothers name was Jacqueline Vaughn, her mothers name was Hennretta Moore who was my grandmother. Robert Thomas Moore was Hennrettas brother who was a original enrolle. I am trying to apply for a CDIB card. I do have some information but I am not sure what the curret steps are to take,or how to fill out the paper work curretly. Can someone help me with this.

Sincerely, Suzanne Sisskind

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on July 23, 2010

first off, if robert thomas moore was an original enrollee, you should ask the tribe for a copy of the dawes application for him and the census card. this would tell you the names of his parents.

henrietta moore m. ? vaughn>jacqueline vaughn m. ? sisskind

Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Moore Joseph 0 M 347 P
Choctaw Moore Mary 0 F 347 P
Choctaw Moore Henrietta 1 F 1/32 347 698 LINN BB
Choctaw Moore Benjamin O 3 M 1/32 347 697 LINN BB
Choctaw Moore Robert Thomas 6 M 1/32 347 696 LINN BB
Choctaw Moore Elizabeth 9 F 1/32 347 695 LINN BB
Choctaw Moore Mary J 11 F 1/32 347 694 LINN BB
Choctaw Moore Elneta 13 F 1/32 347 NR LINN BB
Choctaw Moore Nancy M 33 F IW 347 IW1085 LINN BB
Choctaw Moore Thomas 34 M 1/16 347 693 LINN BB
Choctaw Roark Nancy M 0 F 347 P
Choctaw Smith Albert 0 M 347 P
Choctaw Smith Roze Zella 1 F 1/64 347 NR LINN BB
Choctaw Turner John 0 M 347 P

ok, it appears that family group 347 did include henrietta.
An image file for page 55 is available at:
CENSUS YEAR: 1898-1914 TITLE: Native American TRIBE: Five Civilized Tribes
MICROFILM#: M1186-1 QUANTUM: Choctaw, by Blood

55 76 696 Moore Robert Thomas
55 77 697 Moore Benjamin O.
55 78 698 Moore Henrietta

you should contact the advocate about this matter and she can advise you.
the tribe has an excellent information to help you. it is found under genealogy advocacy.

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.

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