Family Friday – James Hudson Shoults

James Hudson Shoults was born on 04 April, 1849, in Missouri. His parents were George Shoults and his third wife, Lucinda. James was born in Jefferson County, Missouri in 1849, the 6th child of George and 4th child of Lucinda. The Shoults family removed from Jefferson County to Cistern, Texas around 1860. The 1870 FayetteContinue reading “Family Friday – James Hudson Shoults”

Unlocking the Information in the Dawes Roll

First and foremost, what exactly is the Dawes Roll and why is it so important? The Dawes Roll was an allotment roll for the Five Civilized Tribes. It was created by the Dawes Commission in 1893, which was authorized by the U.S. Congress to prepare and execute the General Allotment Act of 1887. The GeneralContinue reading “Unlocking the Information in the Dawes Roll”