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Hi Marland:

Here’s some Dawes Commission Cherokee Freedman census card information:

Dawes Final Rolls Results
Total Records: 13 Tribe Last First Middle Age Sex Blood Card Roll Misc Type
Cherokee Buffington Gus 0 M F760 P
Cherokee Buffington Mary 0 F F760 P
Cherokee Buffington William 0 M F760 O
Cherokee Edman Viola 7 F F760 1874 VINITA F
Cherokee Ledman Buck 0 M F760 P
Cherokee Ledman Charley 4 M F760 1875 VINITA F
Cherokee Ledman Eliza 36 F F760 1868 VINITA F
Cherokee Ledman Hannah 9 F F760 1873 VINITA F
Cherokee Ledman James 19 M F760 1869 VINITA F
Cherokee Ledman John 11 M F760 1872 VINITA F
Cherokee Ledman Josephine 13 F F760 1871 VINITA F
Cherokee Ledman Mary 2 F F760 1876 VINITA F
Cherokee Ledman Roy 15 M F760 1870 VINITA F

The applicant is Eliza LEDMAN, age 36. Eliza’s husband is Buck LEDMAN. Her parents were Gus and Mary BUFFINGTON. Her owner was William BUFFINGTON.

Buck LEDMAN is on Dawes Commission Cherokee Freedman census card #D-406; D for doubtful citizen. His parents were George and Nancy.

Dawes Final Rolls Results
Total Records: 3 Tribe Last First Middle Age Sex Blood Card Roll Misc Type
Cherokee Ledman Buck 46 F FD406 VINITA FD
Cherokee Ledman George 0 M FD406 P
Cherokee Ledman Nancy 0

Here’s some US census data for some of the family members on card #760:

1900-Ind Terr-Cherokee Nation-ED 17-Sheet 2B:

Buffington, Gus head black male dec 1826 ga ga ga
Mary wife black female aug 1836 it ga ga
Vann, Ellis g-son nov 1881
Williams, Ellis g-son may 1887
H---g-dau sept 1889
Morgan, Oscar g-son jun 1892
Ella g-dau may 1893
Barker, Addie servant black female apr 1886


Leadman, Buck head male black apr 1850 mo ga ga
Eliza wife nov 1865 35
James son mar 1882
Rachel dau mar 1884
Ray son jan 1886
Josie dau may 1888
John son apr 1890
Annie dau jan 1892
Olie dau apr 1894
Charlie son nov 1896
Mary dau apr 1899

1910-OK-Craig-Twshp 6-Vinita City-ED 34-Sheet 15A:

Ledman, Josie head female mu 21 wd 0-0 ok mo tx laundress
John brother male mu 19 s ok mo tx laborer
Mayfield, Jim lodger male black s ok ok ok laborer

1910-OK-Mayes-River Twshp-ED 95(?)-Sheet 3B:

Buffington, Mary head female mu 73 12-4 ok us tn
Ledman, Buck son-n-law male black 55 m1 29 mo us us
Eliza dau female mu 45 m1 29 ok ga ok
Viola grn dau
Charley grn-son
Mary grn-dau
Georgia grn-dau
Buffington, John son 39 wd
???? grn son 11

So, it appears you are associated with the Cherokee Nation through Gus BUFFINGTON. Send a self-addressed envelope to Tahlequah, Ok. % of Chad Smi-- :>))----kidding!

Go to the nation’s website and following directions for enrolling.

I hope this is useful.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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