1885 Choctaw Freedmen
The following names represent those African citizens of the Choctaw Nation, who applied for citizenship, and whose enrollment was doubted by the nation. As a result they were put on a separate entry referred to as Doubtful Claims. The document does not state why they were doubted by the nation, and clearly many of the names listed included slave owners, who were citizens by blood of the Choctaw Nation. To preserve the integrity of the document as it is kept in the National Archives, the names are recorded here in the order in which they appear. Researchers, however, are encouraged to refer to the original document in Record Group 75 at the National Archives. The name of the document is the 1885 Choctaw Chickasaw Freedman Census.
These names are presented in the order in which they appear on the 1885 Census. When noted, the Slave owner of the Freedmen is listed, and when the nationality of the Freedmen was Chickasaw, it is also noted here.
Hattie Lucas/Chickasaw/Lem Reynolds
Andrew Lucas/Chickasaw/David Harris
Rose Graham/Peter Folsom
Lee Anna Graham
Allie Murrey/Mr. Bridges
*Willis Daniel/W.A. Welch
Thomas Johnson/Pinkney Price
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