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Looking for linka sro my grandfather Courage Marshall Oliver

Anthony Anthony

posted on August 15, 2010

He had sisters that lived in Dallas and i will get their names and post them later. He lived in Fort Worth.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on August 16, 2010

there are a few people with this name and i suspect one is the son of the other. but without dates, spouses, children, i can’t say for sure.

1930 United States Federal Census
about Courage Oliver
Name: Courage Oliver
Home in 1930: Precinct 4, Denton, Texas
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Age: 61
Estimated birth year: abt 1869
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse’s name: Susa
Race: Black
Occupation:

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Household Members:
Name Age
Courage Oliver 61
Susa Oliver 60
Courage Oliver 19

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 4, Denton, Texas; Roll 2323; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 18; Image: 1021.0.
courage, sr. is a farmer, rents the farm, b. TX. parents for susan and courage were b. united states.
he was first married at age 22, his wife at age 18.
courage jr. b. TX.
both courages can read and write but susan cannot.

1920 United States Federal Census
about Courage Jr Cliver Jr.
Name: Courage Jr Cliver Jr.
[Comage Cliver Jr.]
[Courage Jr Oliver Jr.]
Home in 1920: Fort Worth Ward 12, Tarrant, Texas
Age: 7
Estimated birth year: abt 1913
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father’s Name: Courage
Father’s Birth Place: Texas
Mother’s Name: Laura C
Mother’s Birth Place: Texas
Marital Status: Single
Race: Black
Sex: Male
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Household Members:
Name Age
Courage Cliver 50
Laura C Cliver 46
Malachi Cliver 22
Elijah Cliver 20
Mary Cliver 19
Clifford Cliver 17
Janette Cliver 14
Mandie Cliver 12
Courage Jr Cliver 7
Hathalee Cliver 6
Lorene Cliver 1
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Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Fort Worth Ward 12, Tarrant, Texas; Roll T625_1849; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 151; Image: 1007.

courage sr. is a laborer, does odd jobs. parents still b. united states.
all children b. TX.
laura was b. TX (was this susa?) and her parents b. KY.

this is interesting. have you heard of the melungeon? they settled around this area.

this looks like someone else:

1910 United States Federal Census
about Courage Oliver
Name: Courage Oliver
Age in 1910: 16
Estimated birth year: abt 1894
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father’s Name: Jim
Father’s Birth Place: Texas
Mother’s Birth Place: Texas
Home in 1910: Fort Worth Ward 3, Tarrant, Texas
Marital Status: Single
Race: Black
Gender: Male
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Household Members:
Name Age
Jim Oliver 41
Courage Oliver 16
Tom Francis 25
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Fort Worth Ward 3, Tarrant, Texas; Roll T624_1590; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 105; Image: 858.

1910 United States Federal Census
about Courage Olliver
Name: Courage Olliver
Age in 1910: 39
Estimated birth year: abt 1871
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father’s Birth Place: United States of America
Mother’s Birth Place: United States of America
Spouse’s name: Laura
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 4, Tarrant, Texas
Marital Status: Married
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Male
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Household Members:
Name Age
Courage Olliver 39
Laura Olliver 36
James B Olliver 16
Malicha Olliver 13
Eli Olliver 11
Mary Olliver 9
Clifford Olliver 8
Jenette Olliver 5
Maud Olliver 3
Robert Olliver 2/12
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Tarrant, Texas; Roll T624_1592; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 162; Image: 177.

i think you should see if any of these are your family.

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.
http://choctawnation.com/services/departments/community-services/

mississippi choctaw and choctaw tribe explained here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choctaw_Trail_of_Tears

i have collected many resources over the years. if you want to write to me, shamlet76@gmail.com 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