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great grand mother on dawes rolls?

dudeman dudeman

posted on October 26, 2011

hello all, hope ur well. i am researching my family history. i was told my great grand mother was a full blood choctaw princess, yet i find her on the list of the final dawes rolls of 1904 ( i think) as a choctaw-freedman, c.c. #827-roll 4757….not sure bout the freedmen thing. she was 14 at the time. her name was gertrude walker then and became walker-hogan. i’m totally sure she was native….wondering if she had sibblings? my grandmother recently journeyed on (she was the family archivist) and so i really haven’t much to go on as to their history. i know my great grand father hogan and great grand mother lived in the ozark mtns. through the depression, my grandfather told me stories of eating dandilion stew er sumptin, (he was a great bull sh#$%er…) so not sure bout that story lol. i’m not sure where to look or where to direct my questions. if anyone could help it would be awesome, thankyou. pray for inner peace and world peace- laters

dudeman dudeman

posted on October 26, 2011

wonder if she was related to tandy walker??

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on October 26, 2011

this is not very much information about your relative. no dates, no location, no children, no spouse in your post. i don’t know if walker is a native name or hogan is a native name. i search for card 827 and i don’t see that name.

is family #9 related to you?

i am seeing her in the book Index to the final rolls of citizens and freedmen of the Five Civilized …
By United States. Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes page 157.
she is enrolled as a freedman. do look at what this category means.

elizabeth and emma walker might be related to her.
you should get a copy of her enrollment application, census card, testimony. contact NARA/national archives and records administration fort worth, TX office. the oklahoma historical society might have this information as well.

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 agency 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, names of family members. the census records up to 1930 are available, although the 1890 census was largely destroyed. the 1940 census will be public information in 2012.

social security application for a deceased person:

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.

history of the dawes roll
wikipedia entries are sometimes opinionated; entered by volunteers.

helpful information about tribal enrollment

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.
you can order the dawes packet from the oklahoma historical society website.

if you find a relative listed on the dawes roll, fold3 may have filmed the record and could be available online.
other resources are NARA
oklahoma newspaper and archives search. some of these resources may be available through interlibrary loan/public library.

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

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:

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
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 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
other historical societies:
some oklahoma genealogical societies:

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.

this page can help you set up a targeted google search.

these searches will combine several possible search terms and give you the best matches.

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

nicholas hogan nicholas hogan

posted on January 16, 2012

dudeman she passed away in arizona correct? she was my great great grandmother my name is nicholas hogan she had 3 sons robert,jack, and i cant remember the other ones name robert is my grandfather his sons are casey, mark ,bob and a daughter tammy hogan my father is casey hogan if you wish to contact me my email is maybe we can figure this out together

nicholas hogan nicholas hogan

posted on January 17, 2012

correction she was my great grandmother her husband was james R hogan they tied the knot in kansas city missouri 30 jan 1931 they had 3 kids james jr , howard and jack my grand father is james robert hogan jr my grandmother is sharleen ann mcsweeney-hogan theyre kids are mark, casey, james the 3rd and tamara my father is casey hogan if anyone could help me find a family tree that would be great im looking to find great grandma gertrude s walkers parents and family members thanks

nicholas hogan nicholas hogan

posted on January 17, 2012

gertrude s walker was born 1883