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NameAgeSexBloodCard No.TribeRoll No.
Pickens Benge 44 Male 1/2 Card #940 Cherokee by BloodRoll #2564
Pearl Benge 11 Female 1/4 Card #940 Cherokee by BloodRoll #2565
Houston Benge 9 Male 1/4 Card #940 Cherokee by BloodRoll #2566
John Benge 31 Male 1/2 Card #1276 Cherokee by BloodRoll #3481
Sallie Benge 9 Female 1/4 Card #1276 Cherokee by BloodRoll #3482
Obediah Benge 62 Male 1/2 Card #1297 Cherokee by BloodRoll #3549
Ridge Otto Benge 1 Male 1/4 Card #1297 Cherokee by BloodRoll #3551
George Benge 20 Male 1/2 Card #1297 Cherokee by BloodRoll #22875
Obediah Jr. Benge 16 Male 1/2 Card #1297 Cherokee by BloodRoll #22876
David W. Benge 32 Male 1/2 Card #1369 Cherokee by BloodRoll #3744
Lizzie J. Benge 9 Female 1/4 Card #1369 Cherokee by BloodRoll #3745
James M. Benge 7 Male 1/4 Card #1369 Cherokee by BloodRoll #3746
Dooley Benge 3 Male 1/4 Card #1369 Cherokee by BloodRoll #3747
Thomas Benge 34 Male 3/8 Card #1394 Cherokee by BloodRoll #3801
Rhoda Benge 20 Female 3/8 Card #1399 Cherokee by BloodRoll #3808
Mary Benge 8 Female 1/8 Card #1399 Cherokee by BloodRoll #3809
Columbus Benge 7 Male 1/8 Card #1399 Cherokee by BloodRoll #3810
Louella Benge 5 Female 1/8 Card #1399 Cherokee by BloodRoll #3811
Richard Benge 3 Male 3/16 Card #1399 Cherokee by BloodRoll #3812
Sarah Benge 1 Female 3/16 Card #1399 Cherokee by BloodRoll #3813
Nelson Benge 30 Male Full Card #1407 Cherokee by BloodRoll #28082
Emma Benge 15 Female Full Card #1407 Cherokee by BloodRoll #28083
Hooley Benge 28 Male 3/4 Card #1410 Cherokee by BloodRoll #3837
Emmet Benge 7 Male 3/8 Card #1410 Cherokee by BloodRoll #3839
Samson Benge 1 Male 3/8 Card #1410 Cherokee by BloodRoll #3840
Tug Lee Benge 4 Male 1/2 Card #1411 Cherokee by BloodRoll #3842
Henry Benge 29 Male 1/2 Card #1536 Cherokee by BloodRoll #4131
Mack Benge 1 Male 1/4 Card #1536 Cherokee by BloodRoll #4132
Samuel H. Benge 70 Male 1/2 Card #1688 Cherokee by BloodRoll #4499
Nancy Benge 57 Female 1/2 Card #1688 Cherokee by BloodRoll #4500
Jennie Benge 19 Female 1/2 Card #1688 Cherokee by BloodRoll #4501
Riddle Benge 62 Male 1/2 Card #1738 Cherokee by BloodRoll #27336
Takey Benge 58 Female 1/2 Card #1738 Cherokee by BloodRoll #27337
Jack Benge 21 Male 1/2 Card #1738 Cherokee by BloodRoll #27338
Pickens Benge 17 Male 1/2 Card #1738 Cherokee by BloodRoll #27339
Samuel H. Jr. Benge 29 Male 1/8 Card #1764 Cherokee by BloodRoll #4698
Sallie Benge 27 Female 1/8 Card #1764 Cherokee by BloodRoll #4699
Carrie Benge 6 Female 1/8 Card #1764 Cherokee by BloodRoll #4700
Samuel Benge 4 Male 1/8 Card #1764 Cherokee by BloodRoll #4701
Jack R. Benge 1 Male 1/8 Card #1764 Cherokee by BloodRoll #4702
Martin V. Benge 47 Male 1/2 Card #1812 Cherokee by BloodRoll #4785
Adna S. Benge 31 Female 1/4 Card #1812 Cherokee by BloodRoll #4786
Amy Benge 20 Female 1/2 Card #1812 Cherokee by BloodRoll #4788
Martin V. Jr. Benge 16 Male 1/2 Card #1812 Cherokee by BloodRoll #4789
John Benge 13 Male 1/2 Card #1812 Cherokee by BloodRoll #4790
Emma Benge 11 Female 1/2 Card #1812 Cherokee by BloodRoll #4791
Ruth Benge 7 Female 3/8 Card #1812 Cherokee by BloodRoll #4792
Leo Benge 6 Male 3/8 Card #1812 Cherokee by BloodRoll #4793
Charley S. Benge 2 Male 3/8 Card #1812 Cherokee by BloodRoll #4794
Louie R. Benge 23 Male 1/4 Card #1814 Cherokee by BloodRoll #4801
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About the Dawes Rolls

Officially known as The Final Rolls of the Citizens and Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory, the Dawes Rolls list individuals who chose to enroll and were approved for membership in the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole.) Enrollment for the Dawes Rolls began in 1898 and ended in 1906.

What kind of information will I find on the Dawes Rolls?

The Rolls list the individual's name, age, sex, blood degree, census card number and page, enrollment number, and tribe.

In most cases the ages indicated on the rolls are the age of individuals around 1902. Those listed as "newborns" and "minors" were born after the initial enrollment began in 1898, but before March of 1907.

Tribal association will be listed as "By Blood," "Intermarriage," or "Freedmen." Intermarriage indicates the person was married to a citizen of the tribe. You may also see the letters "I W" for Intermarried White. Freedmen were the former slaves of the Five Civilized Tribes and their descendants.

What information do I need before I search?

Basic information includes the name of a person who was alive and living in the Indian Territory during the enrollment period. If the individual was a married woman, you should look for her under her married name.

I cannot locate my ancestor in the index. What should I do now?

Look for your ancestor on the 1900 U.S. Census. If your ancestor did not live in Indian Territory, it is extremely unlikely they will be on the rolls. If they were living in Indian Territory check the available lists for rejected Dawes applications. Consider the possibility your ancestor belonged to another tribe or preferred not to be recognized as Indian.

For further information about tribal citizenship, contact the tribe directly.

Order Copies

The Oklahoma Historical Society collections include the Dawes census cards and enrollment packets, if available. Census cards list information about the enrollee, and may include information about their family members. Note there are very few packets available for the Creek tribe.

Enrollment packets may provide further details about the individual and their family, including marriage, birth, and death information. Enrollment packets vary in length from a single page to over 100 pages.

The Research Center now offers Dawes Final Roll packets for a flat fee of $30. Be certain to include the information listed in the index, including the individual's full name, census card number, enrollment number and tribe. To order by mail use the printable order form or call (405) 522-5225 and please have your credit card ready.