Thursday, June 3, 2010

Documents from the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes Reveal a Lot of Vick Family History Information

Documents from the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes (authorized under a rider to an Indian Office appropriation bill, March 3, 1893) contain a great deal of family history information. A member of the Joseph Vick Family of America provided many copies of documents from The National Archives to JVFOA about her family’s claims of Choctaw Indian ancestry and their entitlement to land under the 1830 treaty know as the treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek.

Among other documents in the Commission’s file are summaries of the sworn testimony of family members. The following were some of the questions asked:

What is your name?
How old are you?
How much Choctaw blood do you claim?
What is your post office address?
How long have you lived there
Is your father living?
What was his name?
Is your mother living?
What was her name?
Through which one of your parents do you claim your Choctaw blood?

Then the questions drilled down through each generation until arriving at the ancestor believed to have been a Choctaw. The person testifying was asked where the ancestor was born and when, and if the ancestor was living in 1830. There were further questions about whether the person filing the claim was married (and if so how many times), to whom, and how many children they had from each marriage. Additional questions dealt with whether a spouse had any Choctaw blood.

In an upcoming issue of the Vick Family Newsletter we are going to cover these claims, the lineage of the William6 (Stephen5, Jacob4, Isaac3, William2, Joseph1), and what we learned from testing descendants of Jacob4 at 23andMe about the probability of Jacob4 (or his wife) having Choctaw Indian ancestry as claimed in the testimony.

25 comments:

雅雯雅雯 said...

良言一句三冬暖,惡語傷人六月寒。...........................................................................

誠紋 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。..................................................

則惠 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。..................................................................

婷珊 said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。......................................................................

佩春 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

嘉玲 said...

It takes all kinds to make a world.............................................................

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當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

吳婷婷 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。............................................................

童雅 said...

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吳婷婷 said...

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莊雅和莊雅和莊雅和 said...

人們不缺少力量,他們缺少意志。..................................................

淑福淑福淑福 said...

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佳瑩佳瑩 said...

人生中最好的禮物就是屬於自己的一部份..................................................

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人生有些波折,才能有些成長,所以不論順逆,凡是成長、成功的助緣,都應該心存感激。..................................................

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雅王任 said...

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惠慧萍婷 said...

It is easier to get than to keep it.......................................................................

雅明修任 said...

Pen and ink is wits plough. ............................................................

家唐銘 said...

Necessity is the mother of invention.......................................................................

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人並不是生來要吃敗仗的。人可被毀滅,但不可被擊倒。..................................................................

峻胡邦慧v帆 said...

在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」..................................................

48684 said...

你不能決定生命的長度,但你可以控制它的寬度..................................................................

瑰潼 said...

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