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Look for info on GrGrGrandmother Maggie Dunagan

Valencia Ingram Valencia Ingram

posted on August 5, 2011

Need help finding information concerning her membership in the Choctaw Nation. I found on the Dawes Final Rolls Index Maggie G. Dunagan, Choctaw by blood 1-32, enrolled number #12491. Trying to find out if she is my Gr Gr Grandmother. Any information would be very helpful.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on August 7, 2011

no dates, locations, children or spouse in your post. so i can’t answer your question.

this is the family group:
Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Dunagan D N 0 M 4499 P
Choctaw Dunagan Maggie G 2 F 1/32 4499 NR CENTER BB
Choctaw Dunagan Mildred A 5 F 1/32 4499 NR CENTER BB
Choctaw Dunagan Thomas C 8 M 1/32 4499 NR CENTER BB
Choctaw Dunagan Lula 25 F 1/16 4499 NR CENTER BB
Choctaw Stanton Annie 0 F 4499 P
Choctaw Stanton William 0 M 4499 P
p=parent
bb=by blood

you might try finding the census records 1900-1930 of your relative and then you might be able to figure out whether this is the same person.

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

Valencia Ingram Valencia Ingram

posted on August 7, 2011

My gr gr grandmother was born January 1878.
She resided in Bladen Springs, Alabama.
She was married to Frank Raines.
I will have to get back to you regarding her children’s name, but one of her daughters name (which is my gr grandmother) was Eula Raine (married name Dean). My grandmother is Beatrice Dean (married name Ingram).

That is all the information that I know right now. Thank you for the information that you have shared with me.

Valencia Ingram Valencia Ingram

posted on August 7, 2011

Frank Raine – no “s”

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on August 7, 2011

that makes a big difference. i was looking at the wrong place.

the dawes roll 1896-1906 lists the names of people who applied for enrollment to the five major tribes of oklahoma. there are 63 tribes in oklahoma.

if she was born in AL, you should probably look there for a tribal affiliation. maybe the mississippi choctaw or MOWA tribe. you should look at NARA/national archives and records administration, alabama state archives. NARA http://www.archives.gov

margaret/maggie dunagan (various spelling) b. 1/1878 AL?
m. frank raine
eula raine m. ? dean
beatrice dean m. ? ingram

you can see the holes that still exist.
1910 United States Federal Census
about Maggie Raine
Name: Maggie Raine
Age in 1910: 32
Estimated Birth Year: 1878
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father’s Birth Place: Alabama
Mother’s Birth Place: Alabama
Spouse’s Name: Frank M Raine
Home in 1910: Precinct 9, Choctaw, Alabama
Marital Status: Married
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Frank M Raine 31
Maggie Raine 32
Frank Raine 9
Susie Raine 7
Eula Raine 5
Chestang Raine 23

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Precinct 9, Choctaw, Alabama; Roll: T624_6; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0010; Image: 826; FHL Number: 1374019.
frank is a farmer, owns his own farm. all came from alabama, parents b. AL. chestang? is a cousin of frank. they are listed as black, married 10 years

http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-1186

http://www.native-languages.org/alabama.htm
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/alabama/

1900 United States Federal Census
about Maggie Rain
Name: Maggie Rain
Home in 1900: Bladen Springs, Choctaw, Alabama
[Choctaw, Alabama]
Age: 22
Birth Date: Jan 1878
Birthplace: Alabama
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Father’s Birthplace: Alabama
Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama
Mother: number of living children: 0
Mother: How many children: 0
Spouse’s Name: Frank M Rain
Marriage year: 1900
Marital Status: Married
Years married: 0
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Frank M Rain 21
Maggie Rain 22
Jonnie E Rain 23
Charlie N Rain 29
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Bladen Springs, Choctaw, Alabama; Roll: T623_7; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 20.

frank is a schoolteacher and they have been married 4 months.
frank b. 3/1879 AL
johnnie and charlie are also schoolteachers and frank’s brothers.

1880 United States Federal Census
about Frank M. Rain
Name: Frank M. Rain
Home in 1880: Beat 9, Choctaw, Alabama
Age: 1
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of Household: Son
Father’s name: Joseph A. Rain
Father’s birthplace: Alabama
Mother’s name: Chasm E. Rain
Mother’s birthplace: Alabama
Neighbors: View others on page
Marital Status: Single
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Cannot read/write:

Blind:

Deaf and dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane:

View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph A. Rain 31
Chasm E. Rain 28
Grant Rain 11
Charles H. Rain 9
Sarah E. Rain 5
John E. Rain 3
Frank M. Rain 1
Jesse Turner 13
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Beat 9, Choctaw, Alabama; Roll: 6; Family History Film: 1254006; Page: 121D; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 0691.

if names are misspelled, you can correct the ancestry name index so that others can find your family.

Name: Joseph A. Rain
Home in 1880: Beat 9, Choctaw, Alabama
Age: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse’s Name: Chasm E. Rain
Father’s birthplace: Alabama
Mother’s birthplace: Alabama
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer

1880 United States Federal Census
about Chasm E. Rain
Name: Chasm E. Rain
Home in 1880: Beat 9, Choctaw, Alabama
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of Household: Wife
Spouse’s Name: Joseph A. Rain
Father’s birthplace: Alabama
Mother’s birthplace: North Carolina
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Keeps House
Marital Status: Married
Race: Black
Gender: Female

For copies of Alabama death records after 1908, contact:

Center for Health Statistics
State Dept. of Public Health
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
Tel: 202-242-5033

1880 United States Federal Census
about Maggie Dunigan
Name: Maggie Dunigan
Home in 1880: Beat 8, Choctaw, Alabama
Age: 5
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of Household: Dau (Daughter)
Father’s name: Tony Dunigan
Father’s birthplace: Alabama
Mother’s name: Katy Dunigan
Mother’s birthplace: Alabama
Neighbors: View others on page
Marital Status: Single
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Cannot read/write:

Blind:

Deaf and dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane:

View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Tony Dunigan 45
Katy Dunigan 31
Alonzo Dunigan 18
Charley Dunigan 16
Cornelia Dunigan 9
Obid Dunigan 8
Maggie Dunigan 5
Minnie Dunigan 2
Chasey Dunigan 11
Eddie Dunigan 10
Jesse Dunigan 8
John Dunigan 6
Lillie Dunigan 3
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Beat 8, Choctaw, Alabama; Roll: 6; Family History Film: 1254006; Page: 147D; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 0743.
i’m not sure this is your relative.

Alabama Deaths, 1908-59
about Maggine (Maggie?) Raine
Name: Maggine (Maggie?) Raine
Death Date: 20 Aug 191??
Death County: Choctaw
Volume: 1
Roll: 2
Page #: 46