Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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family name FOWLER

Robert McCormick Robert McCormick

posted on November 20, 2011 and updated on November 20, 2011

i am serching for any relation to Charles Richard Fowler born July 9, 1866 passed away April 6, 1949. Wife Nancy Fowler (Mother Francis Lacett , Father James Fowler.. If anyone has any information please contact me thank you
His Trible Number Choctaw # 14862


suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on November 20, 2011

have you looked at the enrollment application, census card and testimony?

14862 belongs to charlie fowler.

this is charlie fowler’s family group:
Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Fowler George 0 M 5637 P
Choctaw Fowler Charlie 4 M 1/8 5637 NR NELSON BB
Choctaw Fowler Emma 7 F 1/8 5637 NR NELSON BB
Choctaw Lewon Ida 23 F 1/4 5637 NR NELSON BB
Choctaw Stewart Jane 0 F 5637 P
Choctaw Stewart Nathan 0 M 5637 P
bb=by blood
this does not fit with your relative.
this charlie is 4 years old.

i do not know if this is a genealogical inquiry. it is an excellent idea to do some genealogy so that you can find relatives, if this is what you are looking for.

james fowler m. francis lacett
charles richard fowler b. 09 Jul 1866 d. 06 Apr 1949

no spouse for charles richard fowler, no children listed. no location given.

now i am confused:

Name: Charles R Fowler
Home in 1900: Van, Woods, Oklahoma
[Woods, Oklahoma]
Age: 34
Birth Date: Nov 1865
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father’s Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother’s Birthplace: Ohio
Spouse’s Name: Jessie Fowler
Marriage Year: 1890
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 10
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Charles R Fowler 34
Jessie Fowler 29
Stella Fowler 7
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Van, Woods, Oklahoma; Roll: T623_1344; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 241.
your birthdate appears firm but you don’t say where you got some an exact date. no documents cited.

some records on ancestry says that these were his parents:


John James Fowler 1832 – Elizabeth Frances Luckett

Charles Richard Fowler
Birth 09 Jul 1866 in Union County, Kentucky, USA
and his birthdate is well after the trail of tears in the 1830’s.
so he might not be on the dawes roll.

maybe this is him:
Name: Charles R Fowler
Birth Year: abt 1866
Age in 1870: 4
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1870: Smith Mills, Henderson, Kentucky
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View image
Post Office: Smith Mills
Household Members:
Name Age
John J Fowler 44
Elizabeth Fowler 35
Charles R Fowler 4
William B Fowler 1
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Smith Mills, Henderson, Kentucky; Roll: M593_469; Page: 184A; Image: 371; Family History Library Film: 545968.

look at the similarities in your information:
Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000 about Charles E Fowler
Name: Charles E Fowler
Death Date: 5 Apr 1949
Death Place: Bath
Age: 84
Residence: Bath
Volume: 13
Certificate: 6372

i think you need to look at your genealogy. you may have copied this from someone’s family tree on the internet. i would advise you to collect your own documents. if you have a question about someone’s family tree, contact them and trade information and sources.

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