Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Finding Elsie "Little Blue Hen" Beams

Sharon Horan Sharon Horan

posted on December 17, 2011

I am just starting the research of my Choctaw heritage. My grandmother is Arlie Mae Anderson (born 6/14/1905) on the Dawes’ Roll #128. I have a copy of a Homestead Patent #25282 where she received 100 acres in Choctaw Nation on November 11, 1908. Her Gr.Gr.Grandfather was Chief Hoomastubbe (174-1809) Also her decendants were Elsie “Little Blue Hen” Beams (1800-1863). I am hoping to be in Soper, Okla and hoping to do some hands on research if able. Is there someone who I could meet with for some assistance.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on December 17, 2011

i don’t know if you have the enrollment application, census card and testimony. you can get these from fold3 or oklahoma historical society or NARA national archives and records administration, fort worth office.

Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Anderson George H 0 M M178 P
Choctaw Anderson Pearl 0 F M178 P
Choctaw Anderson Arlie Mae 1 F 3/16 M178 128 SOPER M

you should probably contact the tribe directly and see if they have any suggestions.
you should probably contact the choctaw genealogical society and/or choctaw historical society.

choctaw genealogical society
the oklahoma historical society can suggest other possible research locations in choctaw county or nearby.

forts may have additional information. i see that fort towson is nearby.

you might look over this website and communicate with the county coordinator and see if they have suggestions.

Choctaw County Clerk
300 E. Duke
Hugo, OK 74743
Telephone: (580) 326- 3778

Directions: Third and Duke.

Records available: Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, and civil court records from 1907; County Clerk has land records.

this is an interview in the oklahoma pioneer papers. you might look at that, to see if relatives were interviewed.

you might want to look through all of the volumes to check names. many of the volumes are in alphabetical order.

you might want to search for surnames here:

and if you visit cemeteries, you might want to take a picture of gravestones and post to and/or and also the choctaw pages on rootsweb.

if you are a subscriber to, you might find it useful to post a family tree. you can upload pictures there. affiliated with ancestry is, but there is no fee to use rootsweb. many people post family trees to the worldconnect database.


have fun on your trip.
suzanne hamlet shatto

jordan jordan

posted on December 19, 2011

Clione Ramos with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma can assist you with this.