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  • Jim H. Ainsworth Henry Bascom Alexander from Jim H. Ainsworth. 2 comments, most recently from suzanne hamlet shatto on November 18, 2011

    This is my great grandfather believed to be buried inside the Choctaw Nation on Spencer Creek. Need help in confirming his Choctaw heritage and in finding his grave.

  • Jim H. Ainsworth Elizabeth Ainsworth and Husband James/Henry Bascom Alexander from Jim H. Ainsworth. 2 comments, most recently from suzanne hamlet shatto on November 18, 2011

    I saw a post from Jon Newman asking about these ancestors. They are also my ancestors. Now I can’t find the post or how to contact him. Any ideas? Also

  • Eugene Looking for family background from Eugene. 2 comments, most recently from suzanne hamlet shatto on November 18, 2011

    My wife is looking for family. Her grandma is said to be Choctaw. Her name is Neoma Angeline Jones. If anyone can help we would appreciate it.

  • Jacqueline Collins Looking for the family of Seleta Mattox from Jacqueline Collins. 10 comments, most recently from suzanne hamlet shatto on November 18, 2011

    My great grandmother was 100%Choctaw Indian; her name was Seleta Mattox. She was born abt 1860 and married my grandfather John William Cannon in Okalahoma. She had two sons John William and Egbert and died from complications of the birth of a third child who also passed. She is buried…

  • Kalee Any Burns family out there? from Kalee. 2 comments, most recently from suzanne hamlet shatto on November 17, 2011

    Trying to connect the dots in my dads family history. My paternal great grandparents were Choctaw but to what extent not sure. My grandfather> WILLIAM THOMAS BURNS said his mother and father were part Choctaw and that his cousins ‘lived on the reservation’ but would not elaborate. Trying to make…

  • Carol King Lela Bell Hineshaw from Carol King. 2 comments, most recently from suzanne hamlet shatto on November 15, 2011

    I have always been told that my Great Grandmother was Choctaw and that she and her sister spoke in their native tongue as well as English. On Ancestry.com I can only find her name as listed on my Paternal Grandfather’s birth certificate as Lela Bell Hineshaw. The only other info…

  • j. ganaway looking for family history from j. ganaway. 2 comments, most recently from suzanne hamlet shatto on November 15, 2011

    Hi, I am trying to locate any information regarding my grandmother’s history. All that I know is that she was born Adell Mcdonald and her mother was choctaw. Unfortunately her mother was killed and my grandmother was raised by family friends who were mulato and changed her last name to…

  • charlotte white research for family from charlotte white. 2 comments, most recently from suzanne hamlet shatto on November 14, 2011

    I grew up believeing my Grandmother’s mother or grandmother came off the reservation in Philadelphia MS. how do I find out if this is true? I have looked on the US Census site and found my grandmother and her mother but not her parents. I know the greatgrandmother’s married name…

  • David Bush BENNETT - MARTIN HERITAGE / LELA ANN BENNETT from David Bush. 4 comments, most recently from suzanne hamlet shatto on November 13, 2011

    My grandmother was enrolled in the tribe following a court decision under Ella Bennett Et Al – Dawes Commission No. 869 US Court No. 49. Basically she was shown as having been omitted from the original records. The record states: It is shown by the evidence that Ella Bennett is…

  • terry huckabee my grandmothers name was meadowlark from terry huckabee. 2 comments, most recently from suzanne hamlet shatto on November 9, 2011

    My fathers mother was a choctaw indian. It is said she ran from a reservation and married a white man with nine children and henceforth changed her name. I am not sure of the full indian name of my grandmother but would appreciate help in finding out ways to recieve…

  • Sharlene I'm looking for my husband great great granfather TOBIAS WINSHIP from Sharlene. 3 comments, most recently from Richard Johnston on November 8, 2011

    We are looking for any information on the Winship family. I am doing genelogy for my husband Isaac Winship III.

  • Tim Watkins Help finding out if I am Choctaw from Tim Watkins. 2 comments, most recently from suzanne hamlet shatto on November 7, 2011

    I was told we had Cherokee blood. I have been told it is not Cherokee but Choctaw. It would be from my grandmother. The name I have so far is Cowart. How do I find out if they are on the DAWS rolls.

  • Mike Confirmation my Grand mother was Choctaw. from Mike. 2 comments, most recently from suzanne hamlet shatto on November 7, 2011

    My Granmother born 1902/03 was said to be Choctaw. The problem is that she married an African-American man right before the first world war. As we all know it was not legal for Native-American and African-American to marry during this era in Southern Louisiana. To make a long story short,…

  • rgburch1 Information about Daniel Miller, Choctaw Preacher late 1800s. from rgburch1. 9 comments, most recently from rgburch1 on November 6, 2011

    My great great grandfather is Daniel Miller. According to my grandmother’s memoirs, he was a methodist minister in or near Durant Oklahoma in the late 1800s. I found multiple references to Daniel Miller between 1860 and 1902 who is cited as a full blooded Choctaw Preacher in several sources. He…

  • Shae Maternal and Paternal Great-Grandmothers Choctaw from Shae. 2 comments, most recently from suzanne hamlet shatto on November 5, 2011

    Hi, I’m hoping that you might be able to assist me. My mother has known for a couple of years that her paternal grandmother was part of the Choctaw tribe, but she also just recently found out that her maternal grandmother was also. We’ve been trying to research the lineage…

  • bbright General Question about CDIB from bbright. 2 comments, most recently from suzanne hamlet shatto on November 4, 2011

    I just have a question about CDIB’s in general if someone could answer. Supposedly in my family we are both Choctaw and Cherokee. By my generation its so thinned out that we look white so I know there isn’t much there but my children are about 42% Choctaw and I…

  • jessica webb finding my childrens heritage from jessica webb. 2 comments, most recently from suzanne hamlet shatto on November 3, 2011

    my children are hollie ann webb, kinley rae webb, cody mihcael allen webb father, colburn marvin allen webb DOB 2-14-1978, grandmother sylvia ann webb DOB 6-7-1952, great grandmother eunice alzina hale johnson DOB 5-13-1929 eunice’s mother :martha celestia bigelow hale DOB9-12-1898, eunices father michael delbert hale DOB 1-16-1897michael delbert hales…

  • Julie Leach from Julie. 2 comments, most recently from suzanne hamlet shatto on November 2, 2011

    I am hoping someone may have information on my gg grandmother. Her name was Cora Leach, she married Thomas Downey. They had many children one of them named Fred Downey. I have no information on her prior to her marriage. I have pictures of her and lots of family stories….

  • Kyle Marble Mary Williams Payne from Kyle Marble. 2 comments, most recently from suzanne hamlet shatto on October 30, 2011

    Hi, I’m looking into my lineage to see if I can become a member in order to qualify for college scholarships. I know I am at least 1/16th choctaw. My grandmother’s mother was 1/2. She said both her parents were each 1/2 choctaw. her name was Mary Williams Payne (Williams…

  • Sandra Merchant Merchant/Harris lineage from Sandra Merchant. 3 comments, most recently from Sandra Merchant on October 29, 2011

    I recently came upon an entry under the “original enrollees” section that named my husband’s great aunt, Ada Bell Merchant Potts, and stated that she was Mississippi Choctaw. Her mother, my husband’s great grandmother, was Margaret Elizabeth Harris, who married James William Merchant in Itawamba Cty, MS in 1858. Margaret…