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Buford(possible Duford)-Faulkner

Jensie Jensie

posted on March 19, 2012

I seem to be stuck on my great grandmother Frankie Buford. my dad and uncle both said she was from the reservation in oklahoma. she married Albert Ross Faulkner, they had a son (my Grandfather) John Lee Faulkner born july 1913 in Grady,OK. Thats is far back as i have been able to go. ive only found one thing on her( which i cant seem to find now). my grandfather John was supposed to have been registered, as well as my dad. i wanted to see if anyone might have any information on possible Buford(possible Dufords) or Faulkners. And how i might go about seeing who is registered. Thanks

Jensie Jensie

posted on March 19, 2012

ok so i found a female frankie duford on the Dawes roll. so im looking for Duford

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on March 19, 2012

you have to understand what the dawes roll was intended to do. it was taken 1896-1906 in oklahoma. the card# was the family group.

you must be looking at this family group:
Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Duford Edward 0 M 4485 P
Choctaw Duford Frankie 3 F 1/4 4485 NR SO MCALESTER BB
Choctaw Duford Roxy 5 F 1/4 4485 NR SO MCALESTER BB
Choctaw Duford Albert 16 M 1/4 4485 NR SO MCALESTER BB
Choctaw Duford Willie 19 M 1/4 4485 NR SO MCALESTER BB
Choctaw Engleman Mollie 0 F 4485 P
Choctaw Engleman Mollie 37 F IW 4485 NR SO MCALESTER BB
Choctaw McBee George 0 M 4485 P
Choctaw McBee Pryor Edward 1 M 1/8 4485 NR SO MCALESTER BB
Choctaw McBee Ella 14 F 1/4 4485 NR SO MCALESTER BB
Choctaw Mitchell 0 M 4485 P
Choctaw Smith Andrew 0 M 4485 P
Choctaw Smith Sarah 0 F 4485 P
iw=intermarried white

now go to the oklahoma historical society dawes website
and put in the individual names to get the enrollment #.

Last Name First Name Age Sex Blood Census Card No. Tribe & Enrollment
Duford Frankie 7 Female 1-4 CC# 4485 Page 74 Enr# 12446 Choctaws – by Blood
Duford Roxy 8 Female 1-4 CC# 4485 Page 74 Enr# 12445 Choctaws – by Blood
Duford Albert 19 Male 1-4 CC# 4485 Page 74 Enr# 12443 Choctaws – by Blood
Duford Willie 22 Male 1-4 CC# 4485 Page 74 Enr# 12442 Choctaws – by Blood
McBee Ella 17 Female 1-4 CC# 4485 Page 74 Enr# 12444 Choctaws – by Blood
McBee Pryor Edward 1 Male 1-8 CC# 4485 Page 74 Enr# 12447 Choctaws – by Blood

click on the # in the card column to see others on the card.
follow the directions on the oklahoma historical society about how to get records.

you can also get the dawes packet from NARA fort worth, TX office

fold3 does not yet have these records online.

is this your relative?

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Albert Ross Faulkner
Name: Albert Ross Faulkner
County: Atoka
State: Oklahoma
Birth Date: 15 Nov 1878
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1851605
DraftBoard: 0

nearest relative jennie faulkner
this card is available to print on if you don’t have a subscription to, try your local public library. they probably have a subscription. use heritage quest through your library’s website or for census information.

1910 United States Federal Census about Albert Faulkner
Name: Albert Faulkner
[Albert Faultner]
Age in 1910: 24
Birth Year: 1886
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1910: Wright, Jefferson, Oklahoma
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
[Self (Head)]
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Frankis Faulkner
Father’s Birthplace: United States of America
[United States]
Mother’s Birthplace: United States of America
[United States]
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Albert Faulkner 24
Frankis Faulkner 14
William Hudge 63
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Wright, Jefferson, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1254; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0160; Image: 941; FHL microfilm: 1375267.

hudge is a boarder.
you can correct the ancestry name index so that others can find your family.

they have been married a month when the census was taken.

1900 United States Federal Census about Albert Faulkner
Name: Albert Faulkner
Age: 14
Birth Date: Jan 1886
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 6, Williamson, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father’s Name: Majors Faulkner
Father’s Birthplace: Mississippi
Mother’s Name: Alace Faulkner
Mother’s Birthplace: Arkansas
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Majors Faulkner 41
Alace Faulkner 38
Callie Faulkner 16
Albert Faulkner 14
Allie Faulkner 12
Josie Faulkner 9
Horace Faulkner 7
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 6, Williamson, Texas; Roll: 1679; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 134; FHL microfilm: 1241679.

1900 United States Federal Census about Frankie Duford
Name: Frankie Dieford
Age: 4
Birthplace: Indian Territory, Oklahoma
Home in 1900: Township 4, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
Race: Indian (Native American)
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Stepson
Mother’s Name: Mollie Engleman
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
John Engleman 36
Mollie Engleman 35
Albert Duford 16
Ella Duford 14
Roxy A. Duford 5
Frankie Duford 4
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 4, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory; Roll: 1852; Enumeration District: 100; FHL microfilm: 1241852.

frankie is listed as a male erroneously.

Name: Albert R Faulkner
Age: 39
Birth Year: abt 1881
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1920: Thomas, Johnston, Oklahoma
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
Father’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother’s Birthplace: Kentucky
Home Owned: Rent
Able to Read: No
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Albert R Faulkner 39
William A Faulkner 7
John Faulkner 5
Mary Faulkner 3
[3 6/12]
Jessie Parson 25
Lizzie Parson 9
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Thomas, Johnston, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1464; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 97; Image: 1056.

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 about John Faulkner
Name: John Faulkner
Death Date: 2 Mar 1981
Death County: Edwards
Gender: Male

Social Security Death Index about John Faulkner
Name: John Faulkner
SSN: 455-05-3078
Last Residence: 78880 Rocksprings, Edwards, Texas, United States of America
Born: 18 Jul 1913
Died: Mar 1981
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951)

in order to enroll, you must be directly related to an original enrollee. the original enrollee would be frankie duford.
click on departments
go down to enrollment

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.

obituaries through the oklahoma choctaw tribe is through the history link for the tribe:

social security application for a deceased person:
form SS-5.

your public library probably has a subscription to heritage quest and is another

useful database for native records and military records, but they are a subscription. however, many times

their month’s subscription price is less than the price of a dawes packet, however check with

accessgenealogy’s database to see if your relative’s dawes packet is exists or is available at fold3.
partial names are allowed.

bear in mind that many records are not online. always collect documents, as just the reference to a

relative in an index informs you that a document is available.

death records:
death certificate: state vital records or if very old, state archives. ask for the person’s name at the

time of death. you can look at death indices, such as the social security death index 1964-present for a

date of death on or
obituary: see your local public library, interlibrary loan program. ask for the person’s name at the time

of death. approximate date of death is helpful. if old, state historical society or state archives might

have historical newspapers.
cemetery record: try or ask for the person’s name at the time of death. if

you find a relative, you can click on the county or cemetery to see if others with the same surname are

buried there.

marriage records:
state vital records office, county clerk or if old, state archives or state historical society.

birth records:
state vital records office, or if old, state archives or state historical society. if the birth was before

1940, ask for a birth certificate or a delayed birth certificate. many people had to get delayed birth

certificates when social security came into effect because they had to show proof of age. this will be

under the name used at the time of birth.

census records:
you will want to search for census records 1940 on down to the birth of your relative. the federal census

was taken every 10 years, however the 1890 census was largely destroyed by fire. there are also some state

census records and native census records and native rolls. and heritage quest are two

databases that include many census records. many native census records kept by NARA

( are transcribed at accessgenealogy.

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 your relative was enrolled by court action, their name might not be on this list.
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

other resources are NARA

the five civilized tribes book put out by the department of the interior has testimony.
and you can read it online

and these are the microfilms at fort worth TX archives.
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.
some obituaries:

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
marriage records

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

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
and you can read this book online. your relatives’ testimony might be in the book.
see the menu at left. you can download it.

you should look at the enrollment application, census card and testimony. this post will tell you how to

do that. these documents will tell you more about your heritage, but it won’t help you if your goal is to

be enrolled in the choctaw tribe of oklahoma. some people were classed as mississippi choctaw if the

family had a native heritage but didn’t qualify for enrollment in the tribe.

there are 63 tribes in oklahoma but only the five major tribes are on the dawes roll. look at your

family’s location around 1900-1930 time period (census will help you there) and see if there was a tribe

located nearby. it is possible that your relatives were affiliated with another tribe.

if they were mississippi choctaw, there is probably a land grant in MS/AL to a head of household called

choctaw scrip land. this was given in lieu of tribal enrollment 1830-1880 time period. has a

database of the MS and AL choctaw scrip land records, called mississippi or alabama land records. there

are other land records in those databases too,, so you have to look at the authority/source cited. NARA has those land record packages.

the mississippi choctaw was not removed from oklahoma. but they were largely rejected for tribal


this website might help you in your search. some people are trying to transcribe applications.
i do not know what they are trying to transcribe, but this is the volunteer page

and this might be of interest to you:
Rights of Mississippi Choctaws in the Choctaw Nation
Index to the Final Rolls of the Citizens and Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory
the dawes roll is composed of applications to the five major tribes in oklahoma.

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.

penny postcards. this is a website that features pictures that were on postcards. click on the state to

see the postcards that they have.
if you have a penny postcard, you can click on submissions to add your penny postcard to the collection.

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