[APG Public List] Oklahoma Censuses, Tax Lists, Etc.?
DESloan at aol.com
DESloan at aol.com
Mon Jun 7 14:08:13 MDT 2010
When all else fails. Look for all variations of the spelling. My grand
father John Carl Brown was listed in the censes as Carl J. Browne. My
grandmother Onedia Francis Dill Brown was listed as Orenda Frances Brown. My uncle
Hoover Dill Brown was listed as Huber Brown. My mother Beverly Jayne Brown
was listed as Jane Brown. There were also mistakes on birth dates and
locations. Had my sister not know the street address she would never have found
then in the census. So, I guess the bottom line is that census takers make
In a message dated 6/7/2010 3:48:31 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
cgrs791 at netscape.com writes:
I will add to what the others have suggested, a line by line search in the
census. Since you are dealing with variations in spelling of the names it
might take looking for the family members on the actual census. You will
want to narrow down where this family may have been and then do your
search. This has worked for me in the past. Sometimes I can understand from the
handwriting why people may not have been indexed by the correct spelling
of their names.
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From: _Donna McR_ (mailto:donna316 at tx.rr.com)
To: _APG Assn of Prof Genealogists_ (mailto:apgpubliclist at apgen.org)
Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2010 12:00 PM
Subject: [APG Public List] Oklahoma Censuses, Tax Lists, Etc.?
I am trying to find a family which should be listed in Missouri (or
elsewhere--I've searched all states) in the censuses of 1870 and 1880. I have
searched literally everywhere within the U.S. for the family as a group, as
well as for individuals in the family who might be living apart from the
main family. I have done all the wildcard searches, variant first and last
names, mis-spelled names, etc.
Their daughter married in Lawrence County, in the southwest corner of
Missouri in 1885. This is one county away from the Oklahoma border. I am
wondering if this family might have been in Oklahoma (i.e., one of the Indian
Nations/Indian Territory) in 1870-1880. She was underage, and the marriage
consent in Missouri was given by a person apparently not her parent. She
married a man of her same surname, and I am wondering if she was actually
visiting Lawrence County relatives when they met.
I have consulted Red Book, Val Greenwood's guide, etc., and am not getting
leads on anything that might help. Perhaps even there I'm missing
Are there any tax lists, tribal censuses that included the non-native
population, etc., that might help me search for this couple 1870-1880?
They might have been Native American in part, but I doubt it. However, I
understand that non-natives made agreements with the Indian tribes to use
farmland and pastureland before non-native settlement officially was allowed
Any suggestions very much appreciated.
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