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Arlene Karr Arlene Karr

posted on July 26, 2011

I am looking for my grandfather’s side of the family , his name was Artie E. Cox ,his Father was Albert Newton Cox , and his Father was Thadius Cox , I know my grandfather was born in Mustang, Oklahoma my great-grandfather married sister’s Viola Barr and had a som named James ,she died and he married her sister Leila Barr they had 7 children Delbert,Albert,Artie,Homer,Mabel,Ann,Cecil , Thank you for your help

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on July 28, 2011

no dates in this post. genealogists use names, dates, locations, children and spouse to match records.

1900 United States Federal Census
about Thad Cox
Name: Thad Cox
Home in 1900: Mustang, Canadian, Oklahoma
[Mustang, Canadian, Oklahoma]
Age: 18
Birth Date: Sep 1891
Birthplace: Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to head-of-house: Son
Father’s name: Josiah M Cox
Father’s Birthplace: Illinois
Mother’s name: Nancy J Cox
Mother’s Birthplace: Kentucky
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Josiah M Cox 55
Nancy J Cox 48
Thad Cox 18
John Cox 16
Ida M Cox 13
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Mustang, Canadian, Oklahoma; Roll: T623_1335; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 22.

you have to be in mind that many people lived in oklahoma at this time due to business opportunities and land rushes. heritage and tribal enrollment may be two different topics.

there are no thaddeus cox records on the dawes roll.,
there are no josiah cox records on the dawes roll.

if your family is native, you should look at the oklahoma tribes, the missouri tribes, the kentucky tribes. there are 63 oklahoma tribes. location is a big indicator on tribal affiliation. your family may have been mississippi choctaw, a separate tribe.
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.

helpful information about tribal enrollment
http://www.felihkatubbe.com/ChoctawNation/TribalMembership.html

2 ways to search:
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/finalroll.php
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.

http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes/index.php
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.
http://okhistory.cuadra.com/star/public.html

the tribe has an excellent information to help you. it is found under genealogy advocacy.
http://choctawnation.com/services/departments/community-services/

NARA http://www.archives.gov/ 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 nara.gov.

freedmen info:
You can ONLY apply for Choctaw Nation Membership, AFTER you have obtained a CDIB card proving your Choctaw Blood lineage to a direct ancestor who actually enrolled, BY BLOOD. Freedmen DID NOT enroll By Blood. When US Congress closed the Final Dawes Commission Rolls, there were no provisions granting Freedmen any benefits after the Dawes Commission closed. The tribe Constitution states BY BLOOD. however, the documents (application, census card and testimony) may help you find out more about your heritage.

mississippi choctaw and choctaw tribe explained here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choctaw_Trail_of_Tears

http://www.choctaw.org/

jena choctaw tribe in louisiana:
http://www.jenachoctaw.org/

MOWA tribe
http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-1368
http://www.uab.edu/uabmagazine/2009/july/losttribe
http://www.native-american-online.org/MOWA-Choctaw.htm
MOWA Band Of Choctaws Wilford Taylor 1080 Red Fox Road Mount Vernon, AL 36560 (251) 829-5500. E-Mail: chieftaylor@mowachoctaw.com

other choctaw tribes: http://www.aaanativearts.com/choctaw-indians/index.html

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
http://www.chickasaw.net/index.htm

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

http://www.okhistory.org/
oklahoma historical society

texas tribes
http://www.native-languages.org/texas.htm
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/texas/index.htm
http://www.texasindians.com/
http://www.texasindians.com/
http://www.lsjunction.com/places/indians.htm

oklahoma tribes:
http://500nations.com/Oklahoma_Tribes.asp
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/oklahoma/index.htm
http://www.cowboy.net/native/tribes.html

some links for the choctaw.
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/choctaw/index.htm
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.
http://www.okgenweb.org/~okgarvin/kinard/1860index.htm
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:
http://jenniferhsrn2.homestead.com/research2.html

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, shamlet76@gmail.com 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

Arlene Karr Arlene Karr

posted on August 4, 2011 and updated on August 4, 2011

Albert Cox’s father Thaddeus was married to Mary Martha (Eton) Cox and Albert was born on March 27,1867 he had 13 siblings and on Feb. 24 1887 Albert married Millie Barr , they had two children ,he lost the second child and her after childbirth and on Sept. 7,1892 he married her sister Lela Viola Barr and they had 7 children

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on August 4, 2011

so that wasn’t the right family. but the two posts confuse me.

thaddeus cox, date and place unknown
m. mary martha eton no date or location
albert newton cox b. 3/27/1867 OK
m1. millie barr no date or location
james cox no date or location
m2. lela viola barr 9/7/1892 no location, no birth or date of death
Delbert,Albert,Artie,Homer,Mabel,Ann,Cecil

1910 United States Federal Census
about Delbert L Cox
Name: Delbert L Cox
Age in 1910: 16
Estimated Birth Year: 1894
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father’s name: A N Cox
Father’s Birth Place: Missouri
Mother’s name: Viola Cox
Mother’s Birth Place: Missouri
Home in 1910: Miami, Carroll, Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
A N Cox 43
Viola Cox 30
35
James L Cox 22
Delbert L Cox 16
Albert M Cox 13
Artie E Cox 11
Cecil L Cox 9
Homer A Cox 7
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Miami, Carroll, Missouri; Roll: T624_775; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0017; Image: 351; FHL Number: 1374788.

1910 United States Federal Census
about A N Cox
Name: A N Cox
[Arther Cox]
[A M Cox]
Age in 1910: 43
Estimated Birth Year: 1867
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father’s Birth Place: Tennessee
Mother’s Birth Place: Tennessee
Spouse’s Name: Viola Cox
Home in 1910: Miami, Carroll, Missouri
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
A N Cox 43
Viola Cox 30
35
James L Cox 22
Delbert L Cox 16
Albert M Cox 13
Artie E Cox 11
Cecil L Cox 9
Homer A Cox 7
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Miami, Carroll, Missouri; Roll: T624_775; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0017; Image: 351; FHL Number: 1374788.

Name: Viola Cox
Age in 1910: 30
35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
1875
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father’s Birth Place: Indiana
Mother’s Birth Place: Illinois

1920 United States Federal Census
about Abert Cox
Name: Abert Cox
Home in 1920: Leslie, Carroll, Missouri
Age: 52
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse’s Name: Viola Cox
Father’s Birth Place: Tennessee
Mother’s Birth Place: Illinois
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Abert Cox 52
Viola Cox 44
Cecil Cox 18
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Leslie, Carroll, Missouri; Roll: T625_912; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 15; Image: 384.

you can correct the ancestry name index so that others can find your family.

still nothing on the dawes roll.

1930 United States Federal Census
about Albert N Cox
Name: Albert N Cox
Home in 1930: Leslie, Carroll, Missouri
View Map
Age: 63
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse’s Name: Lela V Cox
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents’ birthplace:

View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Albert N Cox 63
Lela V Cox 54
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Leslie, Carroll, Missouri; Roll: 1181; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 20; Image: 432.0.

Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002
about Miss. Millie F Barr
Name: Miss. Millie F Barr
Marriage Date: 24 Feb 1887
Marriage Location: Carroll, Missouri
Marriage County: Carroll
Spouse Name: Albert N Cox
Original data: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.

marriage record available for printing or download on ancestry.com

http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/ordb.asp
missouri state archives
there are online records and records you have to request.

you should search for missouri native tribes and look at maps where they were located, contact those tribes.

i don’t know where they were living in 1900 census. maybe the surname was misspelled?

i am finding no suitable records for thaddeus cox at all for 1880.

1870 United States Federal Census
about Albert Cox
Name: Albert Cox
Birth Year: abt 1867
Age in 1870: 3
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1870: Wakenda, Carroll, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Thadeous Cox 52
Martha Cox 45
Jefferson Cox 19
Leander Cox 17
Mary Cox 15
Martha Cox 13
Thadeous Cox 11
Harriet Cox 7
James Cox 5
Albert Cox 3
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Wakenda, Carroll, Missouri; Roll: M593_766; Page: 450A; Image: 441; Family History Library Film: 552265.

Name: Thadeous Cox
Birth Year: abt 1818
Age in 1870: 52
Birthplace: Virginia
Name: Martha Cox
Birth Year: abt 1825
Age in 1870: 45
Birthplace: Tennessee
maiden name might be harris.

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Morris, Carroll, Missouri; Roll: M653_612; Page: 549; Image: 66; Family History Library Film: 803612.

Name: Thadeus Cox
Age: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1819
Birth Place: Virginia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Morgan, Illinois
Family Number: 1065
Household Members:
Name Age
Thadeus Cox 31
Martha Cox 25
Francis Cox 7
Josiah Cox 5
William Cox 3
John Cox 1
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: , Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M432_122; Page: 247B; Image: 163.
is this them? i don’t know.

the state archives, state genealogy society, state historical society might be the best resource for you.

Alvin Brownley Alvin Brownley

posted on June 29, 2012

Suzanne,

I have just stumbled upon this thread while preparing for a Cox Family Reunion this weekend (June 30, 2012) here in Carrollton, MO. I was wondering if you had any of this info in a form that can be e-mailed. Would certainly save me a lot of transcribing. This information is the missing connections we have been looking for. My connection is through Delbert Lee Cox, who is the son of Albert Newton Cox and the grandson of Thaddeus Cox. We would sincerely appreciate ay help you could provide. My e-mail address is alb5978@yahoo.com. Thanks again!

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on June 29, 2012

no, i don’t have any “forms”. and i am not related. i am not native.

i answer these inquiries on the choctaw tribe messageboard to help others, as an act of random kindness. i want to teach others how to do genealogy and where the resources are.

you can copy the posts from this thread and edit them. that would probably be the simplest thing to do.