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Cherokee Freedmen/African Ancestored People

Cherokee Freedmen/African Ancestored People

Posted: 1117425168000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1128457555000
Am hoping to connect with African-American ROACH descendants whose ancestors were enrolled (some were rejected) as Cherokee Freedman by the Dawes Commission in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), 1898-1907.

Freedmen were ex-slaves of Cherokee citizens.

One example is the descendants of Daniel ROACH and his two wives and associated surnames. Daniel was the son of Charles & Hannah DREW (app. #40)

Known Children of Daniel ROACH & Rose GUNTER

Name-Application #-Spouse-Spouse’s Parents:

Jessie, 40
Samuel, 309
Katis, 441, m. Alex COODY; Morris STIDHAW & Lydia COODY
Nancy, 658, m. John HILL; ?
Julia, 311,
Henry, 365, m. Rebecca VANN; Butler & Sarah

Known Children of Daniel ROACH & Patsy________

Joseph, 476, m. Fannie; Rose WEBBER
Robert, 329
Cora, 911, m. Robert; Harrison & Caroline FOREMAN
Sarah, 431
Tuxie, 477, m. Ella; Nelson & Rose WEBBER

Joseph’s household from the 1900 Census-Indian Territory-Cherokee Nation-ED 31-Sheet 21A-Page 283: (partial)

Roach, Joseph apr 1852
Fannie may 1863
Patsy nov 1886
Maggie aug 1889
Leroy sept 1892
Lassie mar 1896
Lilly nov 1888

Your ancestor would have been living, continuously, in Indian Territory from about 1867 to 1907. This is an ongoing research project.

Hurry up now.

Re: Cherokee Freedmen/African Ancestored People

Posted: 1154206073000
Classification: Query
Surnames: roach
my grandfathers name was howard roach sr. was myrtle williams roach and her mother was liza williams.

Re: Cherokee Freedmen/African Ancestored People

Posted: 1268200292000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Roach/Gunter
Whoops! Looks like I am about (5) years late! And to think you said hurry up...:-). Oh well...anyway Patsy Roach was my, GGG-grandma linage thru her first husband Jesse Roach. Their daughter; the infamous "Rose Roach-Gunter" is my GG-grandma. My linage is thru her husband, John G. Gunter, I have "Roach" linage thru Patsy, not the "shared man" Daniel Roach...:-) Sorry it took me so long..Feel Free to visit my tree..."Wolf Waltz"

Re: Cherokee Freedmen/African Ancestored People

Posted: 1268233546000
Classification: Query
It's never too late GunterGirl5. It appears your tree is on ancestry and I'm without a subscription.


Re: Cherokee Freedmen/African Ancestored People

Posted: 1268235794000
Classification: Query
Do have any more information on Howard? Where he lived, where he died, name of parents, siblings, etc?

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