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Tamy Hall Tamy Hall

posted on August 10, 2010

I’m looking for help and info on Mike Z. Davis, b. 1862. His parents were William Ralph W Davis and Emma Caroline Miller. ANY help is appreciated!!! Thanks.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on August 10, 2010

i don’t know where he lived. this is a common name. who are his spouse(s), his children? did he apply for enrollment?

what kind of help are you looking for?

william ralph w. davis m. emma caroline miller>
mike/michael z. davis b. 1862 place unknown

apparently this record is on worldconnect:
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  1. ID: I18955
  2. Name: Michael Zollicoffer DAVIS
  3. Sex: M
  4. Note:
NOTE: Zilocopher, father Irish and in Civil War, mother Caroline Miller 1/4 Choctaw. NOTE: Mike Zilocopher Davis, born in Monroe County, 12 Mar 1862. He married Alice Rosalene Alphabeta Tallulah Waldron, 20 Nov 1884 also in Monroe County, MS. !CENSUS: 1900 in Twn 5 No R 25 East, Choctaw Nation, Indian Terr: Mike Z/J? (Mch 1862 M 15 yrs MS MS MS farmer) & Alice (Mch 1861 11 ch/5al MS AL GA) DAVIS with children: Millie E Sep 1886 MS MS MS, Lillian T June 1889 MS MS MS, Walter R Sep 1890 MS MS MS, Lou M dau Jul 1894 IT MS MS, Jude C dau Sep 1896 IT MS MS DAVIS. !CENSUS: 1910 in Heavener, Le Flore, OK: Mike (48 M1 25 yr MS AL MS farmer) & Alice (49 12 ch/6 al MS AL AL) DAVIS with children: Wattie? 19 MS MS MS, Myrtle 16 OK MS MS, Judia? 13 OK MS MS and Tom 7 OK MS MS DAVIS. !CENSUS: 1920 in Howe, Le Flore, OK: Mike S (57 MS MS US farmer) & Ollie C (63 GA GA GA) DAVIS with son Thomas J (17 OK MS MS ) and mother Caroline (90 Wd US US US) DAVIS. !CENSUS: 1930 in Lafayette, Scott, AR: Walter R (39 M age 32 MS MS MS farmer) & Verna (26 M age 19 ARK ARK OK) DAVIS with children: Irene 5 OK MS ARK, Paul 3-3/12 ARK MS ARK, and Dorthy L 1-6/12 ARK MS ARK DAVIS and father Mike 70 wd m age 23 MS AL MS retired DAVIS.
  1. Birth: 12 MAR 1863 in Monroe, Mississippi
  2. Death: AFT 1930
  3. _FREL: Natural
  4. _MREL: Natural

Father: William DAVIS b: ABT 1828 in Alabama
Mother: Amy Emma Caroline MILLER b: ABT 1833 in Perry, Alabama

Marriage 1 Alice b: MAR 1861 in Mississippi

  • Married: ABT 1884 in Mississippi
  • Note: 1884/1885


1. Millie E DAVIS b: SEP 1886 in Mississippi 2. Lillian T DAVIS b: JUN 1889 in Mississippi 3. Walter R DAVIS b: SEP 1890 in Mississippi 4. Lou Myrtle DAVIS b: JUL 1894 in Indian Territory 5. Jude C DAVIS b: SEP 1896 in Indian Territory 6. Thomas J DAVIS b: ABT 1902 in Indian Territory

you should contact the person who posted it.

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 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

Linda D Scott Linda D Scott

posted on August 12, 2010

hi my friends family lines also have Davis-Miller and is looking for infro. his email is or they have lots of may find usefull

Tamy Hall Tamy Hall

posted on March 31, 2011

Hi- I tried the emails you gave me but had them returned. Is there a new one?? Or you can give them my email address:

Thanks so very much!!!!