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Looking for Family of Theodore Roosevelt Davis

allen stiffler allen stiffler

posted on August 20, 2010

Looking for Info on my grandfather Theo Roosevelt Davis Born Nov 1905 in Arkansas.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on August 21, 2010

no specific location in arkansas. no spouse or children listed in your post. no date or place of death.

this is a common name. i’m counting several in the 1910 census.

if he was born in AR in 1905, his family was probably not enrolled in oklahoma.
http://www.native-languages.org/arkansas.htm
Native American Tribes of Arkansas

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.

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

Greg Greg

posted on December 31, 2011

Allen,
My name is Greg. We might be able to fill in some holes for each other. Please contact me gspan2@gmail.com as I may have information about a marriage in 1944.
Thank you!