On the WW 1 registration for Sam White, my paternal grandfather, I finally found the card on Ancestry,com site. I have learned to look at anything on these website forms more than once, cause there's always something there you may have missed.
I noticed his birth year is different, although that is not unusual for a lot of men during that era. His work record said born 1900. This registration is off about 5 years. BUT the most surprising and interesting thing is, his race is checked off as BLACK INDIAN CITIZEN. Now tell me somebody, could this be accurate or did someone else write it. I don't know if Sam White actually wrote everthing, but no where have I found this information on anything for him.
I know this is the correct person, because he listed his mother Sallie Coleman as his next of kin. Also place where he is listed is Quinto, TN on a farm. I confirmed the TN. part, but I have found him in Millington, Tipton and Shelby while he was in this State. In 1920 he was married and moved his family to Missouri. Can anybody tell me if Black Indian can be an accurate statement.
Also..He had 2 brother's with the same surname of 'White', Tommie and Jesse. On a Social Security original application DIGE is given as his father's name. FHL wrote it as Dogee. I have not seen any documents with this name on a census.
His mother married a Gus Coleman and had 3 more children listed from this marriage. I don't know if she married a Dogee White, when, or how the family of sons came to live together with Gus Coleman. Everything I find for census says "B'. Sam his brother's and the Colemans were living on the Coleman farm working by 1910.
Can anyone help me out with this puzzle. I can't imagine finding out on 1 piece of document that there is a Indian descendant and now I wonder 'what tribe'?. Do I have a indian ancestor?