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Addie Bates 1893 - 9/21/1964

Edward "Eddie" Bonner Edward "Eddie" Bonner

posted on June 26, 2011

I’m searching for any information about Addie Bates who married Coleman Jasper Hardin (1867 – 1940) in Arkansas, to become Addie Hardin, and later moved to Texas where she died (Brazoria County, Texas). I’ve also heard the name “Georgia” tossed around, so I’m unsure if she was also known as Addie Georgia Bates or possibly even Addie Georgia. She is my great-grandmother, and I’ve run into roadblocks once I reach her estimated date of birth. I remember my grandmother saying she was Choctaw “straight off of the reservation.” She apparently spoke the Choctaw language and struggled with English. Any information you may have is greatly appreciated or if you have any tips on how to search further. I have searched government records, and can’t seem to find anything.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on June 27, 2011

addie bates d. TX m. coleman jasper hardin b. 1867 d. 1940

this is not very much information. genealogists use dates, locations, children and spouse to match records. there was a reservation in mississippi, one in oklahoma, and there were some minor ones in other places. tribes were like associated bands of natives. geographic location is often a clue about tribal affiliation.

1900 United States Federal Census
about Coleman J Harden
Name: Coleman J Harden
[Coleman J Hardin]
Home in 1900: Marshall, White, Arkansas
Age: 33
Birth Date: Mar 1867
Birthplace: Arkansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father’s Birthplace: N. Carolina
Mother’s Birthplace: Tennesee
Spouse’s Name: Emmie Harden
Marriage year: 1894
Marital Status: Married
Years married: 6
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Coleman J Harden 33
Emmie Harden 34
Ollie M Lambert 14
Sarah J Stanley 7
Alice D Hardin 3
Jesse D Hardin 2
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Marshall, White, Arkansas; Roll: T623_79; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 141.

i don’t know if this is your family.
emmie was b. MD, parents b. MD, so it is doubtful that this is your addie.

1910 United States Federal Census
about Coleman J Hawtin
Name: Coleman J Hawtin
[Coleman J Hardin]
[Coleman J Hardin]
Age in 1910: 43
Estimated Birth Year: 1867
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father’s Birth Place: United States of America
[United States]
Mother’s Birth Place: Alabama
Spouse’s Name: Emily Hawtin
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 4, Titus, Texas
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Coleman J Hawtin 43
Emily Hawtin 46
Johmia Hawtin 27
Janie Hawtin 20
Eugene Hawtin 18
Dora Hawtin 14
Jose Hawtin 13
Julia Hawtin 12
David Hawtin 10
Elbert Hawtin 8
Weston Hawtin 5
Claude Hawtin 4
Pearl Hawtin 1
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Titus, Texas; Roll: T624_1594; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0137; Image: 209; FHL Number: 1375607.

Name: Emily Hawtin
[Emily Hardin]
Age in 1910: 46
Estimated Birth Year: 1864
Birthplace: Kentucky
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father’s Birth Place: Missouri
Mother’s Birth Place: Kentucky
Spouse’s Name: Coleman J Hawtin
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 4, Titus, Texas
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female

you see what i’m running up against. possibilities but nothing likely and this is because i cannot search for children because i don’t know their names.

anyone who passed away after 1/1/1937 has a social security application on file and they would have submitted a delayed birth certificate or birth certificate in order to show proof of age. her parents, locations and relatives names would be on that application.

often, when i am having trouble finding out information about someone, i review the documents that i have on the children. childrens’ documents fix a family to a date and location, point to the parents.

Name: C J Hardin
[Coleman Jasper Hardin]
[C J Horden]
[C J Hordin]
Home in 1920: Justice Precinct 4, Titus, Texas
Age: 52
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Spouse’s Name: Kate Hardin
Father’s Birth Place: Arkansas
Mother’s Birth Place: Tennessee
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
C J Hardin 52
Kate Hardin 33
Elbert Hardin 16
Wesley Hardin 15
Claud Hardin 13
Pearl Hardin 9
Sibyl C Hardin 0
Ruby Kimberlin 14
Bula Kimberlin 10
Henry Kimberlin 8
Cleola Kimberlin 5
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Titus, Texas; Roll: T625_1846; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 169; Image: 436.

Name: Kate Hardin
[Kate Horden]
[Kate Hordin]
Home in 1920: Justice Precinct 4, Titus, Texas
Age: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Birthplace: Alabama

if this your relative, and she was native, her family left well after the trail of tears in the late 1830’s. natives who stayed were called mississippi choctaw. there was another tribe in AL (in fact more than one) called MOWA.

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 submitted 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:
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.
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.

the tribe has an excellent information to help you. it is found under genealogy advocacy.

NARA 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

mississippi choctaw and choctaw tribe explained here:

jena choctaw tribe in louisiana:

MOWA tribe
MOWA Band Of Choctaws Wilford Taylor 1080 Red Fox Road Mount Vernon, AL 36560 (251) 829-5500. E-Mail:

other choctaw tribes:

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

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
oklahoma historical society

texas tribes

oklahoma tribes:

some links for the choctaw.
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.
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:

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, 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

Robbie Sutlive Robbie Sutlive

posted on January 26, 2012

Hi Eddie,
Your sister, Mary, has asked me to help locate the parents of Addie Bateman Hardin and I am working my way back to her birth. Addie Bateman (according to her death certificate) was born May 14, 1888 in OK (city, county unknown) and died September 21, 1964 in the Golden Years Nursing Home in Angleton, Brazoria County, Texas. She was buried September 22, 1964 in the Angleton Cemetery, Angleton, Texas. She married Coleman Jasper Hardin July 16, 1922 in Titus County, Texas. Their marriage is recorded in the Titus County, Texas Marriage Records, Book #6, Page 170. Coleman Jasper Hardin was born March 3, 1867 in Arkansas and died November 23, 1938 at his residence in the Dalton Community, just inside the Cass County, Texas county line. His obituary was published in “The Citizens Journal”, Atlanta, Cass County, Texas, December 1, 1938:
C.J. Hardin
Buried Friday

C.J. Hardin, 71, died at his home in the Dalton Community Wednesday, November 23, at 11:30 p.m. He is survived by his wife, twelve children, 21 grand-children and several great-grandchildren. Burial was at Lone Star Cemetery, five miles north of Cookville. Services were conducted by Rev. John McClung of Mt. Pleasant. Interment was in the Lone Star Cemetery Friday under the direction of the Hanner Funeral Service.

Note: Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta, Texas has his funeral record in their file.

Coleman Jasper Hardin married Kate Kimberlin December 26, 1918 in Titus County, TX. Their marriage is recorded in Book #5, Page 215.

He married Emma Kimberlin some time before 1884. They had 11 Children. Emma may have been a sister to Kate.

Coleman Jasper Hardin’s grave is marked only by a concrete block, but his gravesite is documented on a plat of the Lone Star Cemetery, which was recorded 40 or 50 years ago by a lady who lived in the community where the cemetery is situated.

Please send e-mail to my email address: in oder for us to keep up with the progress on this search.

Robbie Sutlive