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Researching HIx family

Paul Cary Paul Cary

posted on July 29, 2010 and updated on July 29, 2010

I am trying to connect with the Hix family of Roaring Springs , Texas and or Oklahoma. I do have Nathaniel Hix and his Dawes Roll number for Choctaw as O M MCR3633. I and my half brother Ronald Hix would really appreciate some feedback on this issue . Thanks , Paul

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on July 29, 2010

you should get a copy of his enrollment application and census card. you might be helped by the testimony in the case.

Five civilized tribes in Oklahoma: Reports of the Department of the interior …
By United States. Dept. of the Interior
you can look at that book through google books or interlibrary loan. see your local public library for that.

it would have been helpful to include dates, locations, children and spouse in your post.

nathaniel hix, MCR3633

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Hix Nathaniel 0 M MCR3633 P
Choctaw Teaff Jesse L 0 M MCR3633 P
Choctaw Teaff Minnie L 9 F 1/16 MCR3633 MCR
Choctaw Teaff Walter L 18 M 1/16 MCR3633 MCR
Choctaw Teaff Emma 45 F 1/8 MCR3633 MCR
Choctaw Ussery Calvin 0 M MCR3633 P
Choctaw Ussery Elizabeth 0 F MCR3633 P

Name Age
Nathaniel B Hix 75
Rachel F Hix 69
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Coweta, Wagoner, Oklahoma; Roll 1937; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 665.0.

i don’t know if this is your relative.

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

Jonathan S. Chilton Jonathan S. Chilton

posted on July 30, 2010

Notice Paul Cary is referring to an index file (card) that includes several names, this is not an individual enrollment number.
The website given by Ancestry.Com is giving research file indexes not Dawes Commission Enrollment numbers.

Use this link to search for Dawes enrollment Numbers. Be sure to read the instructions and advice comments.

Dawes enrollment number 3633 belongs to a hagen anderson.

Good Luck!

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on August 1, 2010

is this your ancestor?

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
about Nathaniel B. Hix
Name: Nathaniel B. Hix
State Filed: Oklahoma
Comments: Indian Wars

you would find a lot of information in this pension file. it was probably prepared by an attorney, would have genealogical information.
National Archives and Records Administration. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000.