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would like more info on my Grandfather

Charles Lindberg Charles Lindberg

posted on July 23, 2010 and updated on July 23, 2010

Hello, My name is Charles David Lindberg. I am trying to resolve a confusing issue. My moms dad was cherokee (part) however he claimed that he was born in Atoka which as I understand is Choctaw nation. I have checked the Cherokee history and roll sites to no avail. This is what I know. His name was Emmett Lee Jackson. He was born in the Atoka area around the mid 1880’s. His mother was, I believe ,1/2 Cherokee (or Choctaw). His dad was a drunken Irish cowboy. Very mean and abusive. I am just attemping to find any info possible on him. He was very tall and grey eyed. If there is any info available I would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Charles

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on July 24, 2010

emmett lee jackson b. 1880 OK

if he was alive 1/1/1937, you can ask for a copy of his social security application from social security administration. if he applied for social security, he had to show proof of age, so he would have filed a delayed birth certificate. if you contact oklahoma and asked for a delayed birth certificate, you might be able to get a copy of it.

jackson is a common surname, so it would help to know his wife’s name, his childrens’ names and birthdates and locations.

Blue-Bird Pickering 55
Hattie Pickering 57
David Pickering 21
Emmit Jackson 17

Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Otoe Reservation, Noble, Oklahoma; Roll T623_1340; Enumeration District: 254.
i don’t know if this is your relative.
this emmet is registered as an otoe in OK, born 1883 but no month showing. the pickerings were his grandparents.

1910 census
View Record Name Parent or Spouse Names Home in 1910
(City,County,State) Birth Year Birthplace Relation View Image
View Record
Emmitt J Jackson William,
Charlott Walker, Garvin, Oklahoma abt 1894 Texas Son
View Record
Emmett Jackson William,
Emma Bloomington, Greer, Oklahoma abt 1898 Texas Son
View Record
Emmett Jackson Josephine Iowa, Logan, Oklahoma abt 1900 Georgia Son
View Record
Emmett Jackson Joseph,
Alise Antlers, Pushmataha, Oklahoma abt 1908 Oklahoma Son
View Record
Emmett O Jackson John A,
Annie Moore, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma abt 1909 Arkansas Son

these are the emmett jacksons on the 1910 census.

View Record Name Parent or Spouse Names Home in 1920
(City,County,State) Estimated
Birth Year Birthplace Race Relation View Image
View Record
Emmett Jackson Clarksdale, Coahoma, Mississippi abt 1898 Tennessee Black Head
View Record
Emmett Jackson W M,
Emma North Fork, Beckham, Oklahoma abt 1898 Texas White Son
View Record
Emmett Jackson Josephene Meridian, Logan, Oklahoma abt 1900 Georgia Black Son
View Record
Emmett Jackson Benny,
Viola Guthrie Ward 1, Logan, Oklahoma abt 1904 Oklahoma Black Son
View Record
Emmett Jackson B J,
Viola Ponca Ward 3, Kay, Oklahoma abt 1905 Texas Black Son

1920 census oklahoma.

maybe you can see what i’m running into here.

and there is only one emmett jackson on the dawes roll.
Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Cherokee Jackson Sarah 0 F M3718 P
Cherokee Jackson Willie 0 M M3718 P
Cherokee Jackson Emmet Dalton 2 M 1/2 M3718 4820 OAKS M

this emmet was born nearer to 1900.

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, 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