Collection: Native American Rolls

Cherokee Intermarriage and Enrollment

The Records of this office show: That prior to October 31, 1902, applications were received by the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes for the enrollment as citizens by intermarriage of the Cherokee Nation of the following named persons whose names appear upon the partial roll of Cherokee citizens, approved by the Secretary of the Interior, opposite the numbers following their respective name.

Read More

Parsons and Abbott Roll

By a treaty of March 24, 1832, the Creek Tribe ceded to the United States all of their land east of the Mississippi River. Heads of families were entitled to tracts of land, which, if possible, were to include their improvements. In 1833 Benjamin S. Parsons and Thomas J. Abbott prepared a census of Creek Indian heads of families, which gave their names and the number of males, females, and slaves in each family. The entries were arranged by town and numbered; these numbers were used for identification in later records. The genealogical researcher who is able to locate an ancestor on this document is most fortunate, as it forms the basis for many other documents relating to Creek claims cases through the 1960’s.

Read More

Case Findings on the McKennon Roll

The following are various US Supreme Court case findings concerning the McKennon Roll. U.S. Supreme Court Winton V. Amos, 255 U.S. 373 (1921) 255 U.S. 373 Winton et al. V. Amos et al. No. 6. Bounds V. Same. No. 7. London V. Same. No. 8. Field Et Al. V. Same. No. 9. Beckham V. Same. No. 10. Vernon V. Same. No. 11. Howe V. Same. No. 12. Argued Jan. 14 and 15, 1919 Restored to Docket for Reargument Jan. 5, 1920. Reargued April 21 and 22, 1920. Decided March 7, 1921. [255 U.S. 373, 375]   Mr. William W. Scott, of Washington, D. C., for appellants Winton and others. Mr. Guion Miller, of Baltimore, Md., for other appellants. Mr. Assistant Attorney General Davis, for the United States. Mr. Justice PITNEY delivered the opinion of the Court. These are appeals from a judgment of the Court of Claims rejecting claims for alleged services rendered and expenses incurred in the matter of the claims of the Mississippi Choctaws to citizenship in the Choctaw Nation. The decision of the Court of Claims is reported in 51 Ct. Cl. 284. In the Winton Case (No. 6), a request for additional findings, equivalent to an application for rehearing, was denied, 52 Ct. Cl. 90. The appeals were taken under section 182, Jud. Code (Comp. St. 1173). The jurisdiction of the court below arose under...

Read More

Big Black River Band Muster Roll

Muster roll of a party on immigrant Choctaw Indians, known as the Big Black River Band who arrived at Fort Coffee, in the Choctaw Nation West on the 10th of June 1847. No Names of heads of Family Men Women Children Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Eli W. Crowder Charles Bench Henry C. D. Massy William Jones Ah hook lachr Jackson James McCans wife An to na Pipa la ho ka Chuffa tubbee Nuk ah na cha Emah a chi tubbee Ah loh ma tubbee Hannah Co mon tah ho nah Poh sha to nubbee Emath la chubbee Kann pa tubbee Ish to ma nubbee Loh ma chubbee Bottish Tik e tin tubbee Sukky John Hardaway Lucy McEwen Mak a too na Ho bah ta cha Pah lun tubbee Hartwell Hardaway Simpson Colbert Mary Sims Total 1 1 2 1 2 11 1 4 1 12 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 3 1 1 35 1 1 11 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 11 1 1 1 1 1 6 32 6 2 52 14 2 2 1 1 2 1 5 3 2 2 1 43 8 4...

Read More

1910 Sioux Census

This is the most interesting piece of information, especially for those who have lost Sioux ancestors in 1910. All give South Dakota as their birthplace and the birthplace of both parents.  All say they are full-blooded Sioux.  All give occupation as “Wild West Shoe.” New Jersey, Mercer County, Hamilton Township, North District, Enumeration District #32, Sheet No 18 A. Enumerated on 22 April 1910 by John Magowan. Name Relationship Sex Age Marital Status How Many Years Married Mother of how many Children still living Iron Tail Head M 57 M1 21 Annie Wife F 46 M1 21 2 2 Sam Lone Bear Head M 32 S Andrew Knife M 36 M1 10 Jeff Strikes Plenty M 30 M1 10 Joe Pacer [may be Racer] Head M 48 M1 20 Mary Wife F 46 M1 20 1 1 Lone Elk Son M 6 S Ben American Horse* Head M 34 M1 11 Annie Wife F 32 M1 11 Patrick Bitters [? hard to read] M 39 S Rooms [? hard to read] Close to Lodge M 46 M1 28 Joe Bronze [? could be Brings”] M 39 M1 11 Kills [?] in Lodge Head M 42 M1 7 Nancie Wife F 40 M1 7 1 1 George Son M 6 S Paints Yellow Head M 34 M1 10 Jessie Wife F 33 M1 10 1 1 Thomas Loafer [? Hard...

Read More

1842 Census Roll of Osage Indians

Submitted by William Armstrong Acting Superintendent, Western Territory, 1842. This census was taken for the purpose of an annuity payment. Census lists a number, name, number of males and females and total numbers.  Males and females are listed as under 10, 10-40, and over...

Read More

Cooper Rolls

The Cooper Rolls are a Census Roll of Choctaw Families residing East of the Mississippi River and in the States of Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama made by Douglas H. Cooper, US Agent for Choctaws, in conformity with Order of Commissioner of Indian Affairs dated May the 23rd, 1855.

Read More

1854 Act of Congress Roll

An Act of Congress of July 31, 1854 (10 Stat 333) Authorized the addition of 88 individuals whose names were omitted by Siler but who were included on the Roll prepared by Mullay.  This roll has been reproduced on roll 12 of National Archives Microfilm publication M685. Names of Eastern Cherokees added to Siler Roll by Act of Congress.  Appropriation of July 1854 ~ Opinion of Attorney General June 1857. Volume–Indian Appropriations–No.11 Page 143-144 There are only 3 pages to this Roll Number Name Remarks Amount 5342 Pickens E. Ellis 54.76 7028 Mahala Hilliam James Kinford Thomas Nancy daughter of Old Joseph, Alabama 464.10 7029 Matilda Elliott Orethea Mary J. widow of James 278.46 7030 Caroline Johnson Mary Tobitha Sarah H. daughter of Matilda Elliot, Alabama 371.28 7032 Josiah E. Vaughn son of Mary Vaughn 92.82 7033 Geo. Elliott son of Old Joseph, Alabama 92.82 7661 William Killingsworth 92.82 7662 David Elliott MarthaA. Catharine John Richard Joseph Thomas Son of Old Joseph 649.74 7663 Nancy Elliott David Louisa Josiah widow of Josiah; son of Old Joseph 371.28 7664 Matilda Dukes William Mahala daughter of Mathew Killingsworth, Alabama 278.46 7672 Mathew Killingsworth Henry Martha Mary widower 371.28 7673 Mahala Killingsworth Daughter of Mathew Killingsworth 92.83 Name Rel Age Residence Amt. Rec’d. Isabella Hicks 35 Gordon Co., GA 92.82 Mildred Hicks D 7 Gordon Co., GA 92.82 Joe Hawkins 30 Cherokee...

Read More

Cherokees, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Creek, 1896 Applications

Please read the following for a better understanding of these pages. This is the Index of Cherokees, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Creek found on microfilm M1650 obtained from the National Archives in Fort Worth, Texas.  If your ancestor was on the 1896 Cherokee Census they probably will NOT be on this index.  This is NOT the 1896 CENSUS.  It is an index of people who were NOT recognized by the Cherokee Tribe and subsequently made application to be considered for citizenship. Applications from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee Area Office, Relating to the Enrollment of the Five Civilized Tribes under the Act of 1896 On the 54 rolls of this microfilm publication, M1650, are reproduced applications for enrollment of the Five Civilized Tribes under the act of June 10, 1896.  These applications, housed in the National Archives-southwest Region, Fort Worth, Texas, were maintained by the Muskogee Area Office and are part of the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. Applications from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee Area Office, Relating to  Enrollment in the Five Civilized Tribes under the Act of 1896. Explanation of Enrollment Process – Must read to understand View Application Index Database is currently under maintenance. I should have it back online shortly. Thanks for your patience! We wish to acknowledge Jan Gilles, providing these census records so we can present them to...

Read More

1871 Shawnee Census

Register of the names (census) of members of the Shawnee Tribe of Indians who have moved to and located in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, (prior to the 10th day of June, 1871) within two years from the 9th day of June 1869, in accordance with an agreement entered into by and between the Shawnee Tribe of Indians and the Cherokee Nation of Indians.

Read More


Free Genealogy Archives

It takes a village to grow a family tree!
Genealogy Update - Keeping you up-to-date!
101 Best Websites 2016

Pin It on Pinterest