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Re: Attempt to confirm Choctaw ancestry

Greetings Diane

Your message caught my attention and I thought I would give you what little knowledge I have. Since you do not indicate specifically that MORTON was your grandmother's maiden name I have to assume it is. Therefore I would look at the 1900 OK census (soundex) for the name MORTON. This should give you some info on a possible county she/her family was residing.

You should take a look at the Choctaw Freedmen Census records for 1896 and see if you grandmother was listed as an eight year old child on a census card.

I take it you do not have the name of her mother and father? There is the chance they would have been born at the end of the Civil War or quite possibly the slave of a Choctaw citizen.

All of this information is contingent upon your grandmother's parents having migrated to Indian Territory and enumerated on the freedmen rolls.

Best regards in your journey


[31 May 1999]

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