Armstrong Rolls

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Each Choctaw head of a family being desirous to remain and become a citizen of the States, shall be permitted to do so, by signifying his intention to the Agent within six months from the ratification of this Treaty, and he or she shall thereupon be entitled to a reservation of one section of six hundred and forty acres of land, to be bounded by sectional lines of survey; in like manner shall be entitled to one half that quantity for each unmarried child which is living with him over ten years of age; and a quarter section to such child as may be under 10 years of age, to adjoin the location of the parent. If they reside upon said lands intending to become citizens of the States for five years after the ratification of this Treaty, in that case a grant in fee simple shall issue; said reservation shall include the present improvement of the head of the family, or a portion of it. Persons who claim under this article shall not lose the privilege of a Choctaw citizen, but if they ever remove are not to be entitled to any portion of the Choctaw annuity.

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9 thoughts on “Armstrong Rolls”

  1. Linda,

    Yes, I was seeing quite a few extra records when I just tried entering names for Moshulatubbe claims.

    A search on my relative Lewis White returned a Moshulatubbe and a Laflore record, also.

    Figures were mostly the same, but the Moshulatubbe record for my relative had less-complete data; his Laflore record had more, but since he settled in Moshulatubbe I’m not sure he really ever had a Laflore claim.

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  2. Linda Logan Blanchard

    My ancestors are listed twice in the Armstrong Rolls. Once in the Leflore district and once in the Mushulatubbe District. The family information is the same. My 4th great-grandfather Cornelius McCann, my 3rd great-grandfather, Henry Pebworth (spelled numerous ways) and Nukatacha, Henry’s wife and Cornelius’ daughter. They each have two roll numbers. In addition, Henry is also listed in the Col. William Ward rolls. Did this happen to a lot of people?

      1. Richard F. Johnston

        Sueleta, 24th great grandmother is not possible since the Armstrong rolls were taken in 1830 which is less than 200 years ago. 20 years = one primitive generations times 24th great grandmother = 480 years ago.

    1. Linda,
      John Hardaway is my ancestor he married Sara Ann Hall. When John died, Sara married Simpson McCann and they had twins. I would much like to share stories with you!

    2. Linda, I have been researching a “possible ancestor” Lewis Robinson/Robertson who lived next door to your ancestors Henry Pebworth and Cornelius McCann. I have located a map that shows their property on the Tombigbee River if you are interested. Lewis is listed just above your ancestors on the Armstrong Roll. I am curious if you have come across his name in any of your research?

      Patricia Moore Taylor
      Grand Daughter of Loranza D Robinson

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