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Re: Shoe Boots - Does anyone have history of this
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Since your line is back east and not in Indian Territory, you will have to conduct some careful research to see if there is a connection to your line. The records you have on your line from the late 1800s you will have to trace back to see if they match early records--that you will have to research on the local level in the vicinity where your family lived.
You mentioned several record sets that span various time periods. Old Settlers were those who arrived before the official removal period.
Genealogy as we all know is a methodical process, and often painstaking process--and if there is a connection with the Shoeboots--the local records in the community where you family lived will take you there. You will need to utilize the courthouse in the county where your family lived---including tax records, estate inventories, land records, court records, and additional sources. Which state and county was your family located?
Some of the states in the east have wonderful data collected on 19th century marriages including parents' names and their status whether living or dead at the time.
The challenge is that many who are researching Indian Territory have not done extensive research on families before removal.
You have asked excellent questions that will encourage others with ties to the east---which most have--to roll up their sleeves and follow the paper trail.
(Small Note---Dr. Tiya Miles is female.)
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