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Re: Earliest ancestor question
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My g3, Sadie, abt. 1808, enrolled Chickasaw Freedmen. Both of parents names are noted on her census card; surname Colbert. Several of her children unsuccessfully petitioned the Commission / Dept. of Interior to be transferred to the blood rolls; other children and descendants are listed as petitioners in Case 7071. Though Commission documentation reflects she was 1/4th, none of her descendants were transferred. Slaveholder names noted on hers and her children's census cards.
My g4, James Grayson, birth unknown (probably late 1770's or 80's); died bet. the 1860 and the Treaty of 1866. Dawes Commission documentation notes that he was 1/2 Muskogee (Creek) and African. Also, noted is his "Native" name. However, despite the documentation, and regardless of petition, most of his descendants were enrolled Freedmen. He had lots of children. The oldest son identified to date, abt. 1803 (died during the Isarpahacher War); another child abt. 1814 enrolled Crk Frd.; slaveholder noted on his census card; though reportedly a relative.
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