Recently I had an interest in looking up people on the Choctaw by Blood roll who had a black, Negro, colored or freedmen parent or ancestor. I hope to go into the reason why in subsequent post but I must say the exercise was very enlightening!
One of the names that came up in my search was CARNEY; and like practically everyone of the names I discovered there was one reason why it was easily recognized because of the way the Dawes Commission identified people for the rolls.
|Jincy BASCOMB nee CARNEY Choctaw by Blood#5465|
When I began this project I was not prepared for the amount of information I discovered and I'm still collecting and processing the people and information regarding them.
Frankly I should have known better! I've detected a multi-layered relationship between the so called blood Indians and freedmen because of my research on the issue of "mixed" African-Native Americans from the freedmen perspective. The relationships are just as complex when a "blood" citizen has a documented relationship that was "legally" sanctioned by the tribe and the Dawes Commission.
As you can readily see from Jincy's card there are more people, cards and information to collect just to conduct some serious genealogy on the family of CARNEY. One of the best things (depending on how you look at it) about this particular family is the father of the CARNEY children Wallace CARNEY was still alive and enrolled as a Choctaw Freedman. Since Wallace CARNEY was still alive I had to look at his card and see what information was on it.
Before I could do that I still needed to take a look at all of the clues indicated on card# 5465. At the bottom left of the card are three notations indicating there were new born and minors with cards that had to be added to the information for this family. As it stands at this point the two surnames I have are CARNEY and BASCOMB. In addition I have Choctaw by Blood New Born cards #1289, #1353; Choctaw by Blood Minor card# 341 along with the card for Charles BASCOMB #3730. Finally I will have to take a look at Choctaw Freedman Card# 786 for the children and grandfather of the individuals on card# 5465, Wallace CARNEY.
|Choctaw by Blood Minor card# 341|
|Choctaw by Blood New Born #1353|
|Choctaw by Blood New Born cards #1289|
|Charles BASCOMB #3730|
|Choctaw Freedman Card# 786 (rear) Wallace CARNEY |
|Judy POPE Choctaw by Blood#4853|
|M1301 Judy POPE Choctaw by Blood#4853|
|Creek by blood Amey CONNER# 2825|
|Creek by blood Lizzie KARNEY#2879|
|Creek by blood Wallace CARNEY Jr. # 3644|
|Senate Report 5013 (59-2) pt 2 pg 1541|
|Senate Document 298 59th Congress 2nd Session p1a|
|Senate Document 298 59th Congress 2nd Session p1b|
|Senate Document 298 59th Congress 2nd Session p2a|
|Senate Document 298 59th Congress 2nd Session p2b|