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In Response To: LANDRUM-VANN GA>OK ()

When checking applications you should check all five tribes of the Dawes Commission Rolls. The reason for this is that if a family was living in one of the other Nation's territory they may have filed under that nation rather than their "blood" nation. The spouses might have been of two different nations and they would choose one nation to file under (not necessarily the one you would expect). Many individuals were enrolled under the Creek Nation even though that was not their "blood" line. You really have to check all Five Nations (Cherokee Chickasaw Choctaw Creek and Seminole).

Now the reason I mentioned this is because There are many VANN'S and LANDRUM'S in the Creek Nation. I found Gilbert VANN on two Creek Freedmen census cards #227 and #453. On card #227 he had a son Jim VANN and the mother was Hannah Dyle. I might add that Hannah had 6 other sons all with different fathers. On census card #453 Gilbert had two other children with Sally Vann (Creek) Catherine 11 years old and Pearl 5 years old. Gilbert was listed as Cherokee and his families were Creek.

[17 Aug 1999]

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