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NameAgeSexBlood Roll No.TribeCard No.
John L. Ward 50M1/16230Cherokee by Blood Search card 68
Lura Ward 21F1/32231Cherokee by Blood Search card 68
Leola Ward 19F1/32232Cherokee by Blood Search card 68
Cornelia J. Ward 15F1/32233Cherokee by Blood Search card 68
Winnie D. Ward 11F1/32234Cherokee by Blood Search card 68
Adda D. Ward 7F1/32235Cherokee by Blood Search card 68
John D. Ward 4M1/32236Cherokee by Blood Search card 68
Laura A. Ward 42F IW22205Cherokee by Blood Search card 68
    Note: Refused - marriage did not take place prior to Nov. 1, 1875
William W. Ward 47M1/822206Cherokee by Blood Search card 69
Lola Ward 18F1/1622207Cherokee by Blood Search card 69
Laura E. Ward 16F1/1622208Cherokee by Blood Search card 69
Alta J. Ward 10F1/1622209Cherokee by Blood Search card 69
Maude M. Ward 6F1/1622210Cherokee by Blood Search card 69
George M. Ward 60M1/1622211Cherokee by Blood Search card 70
Martha J. Ward 44F1/1622212Cherokee by Blood Search card 70
Daniel M. Ward 29M1/161132Cherokee by Blood Search card 367
Thomas M. Ward 3M1/321133Cherokee by Blood Search card 367
George Ward 1M1/321134Cherokee by Blood Search card 367
Yell C. Ward 45M1/41268Cherokee by Blood Search card 418
Nancy A. Ward 11F1/81269Cherokee by Blood Search card 418
John Ward 9M1/81270Cherokee by Blood Search card 418
George Ward 7M1/81271Cherokee by Blood Search card 418
Susie A. Ward 5F1/81272Cherokee by Blood Search card 418
Caldeen Ward 2M1/81273Cherokee by Blood Search card 418
Julia Ward 37F IW22479Cherokee by Blood Search card 418
    Note: Denied - marriage did not take place prior to Nov. 1, 1875
Samuel H. Ward 22M1/429623Cherokee by Blood Search card 640
Margaret Ann Ward 70F1/81871Cherokee by Blood Search card 659
George O. Ward 39M1/323174Cherokee by Blood Search card 1153
Nina Ward 9F1/643175Cherokee by Blood Search card 1153
Victoria Ward 3F1/643176Cherokee by Blood Search card 1153
Essie M. Ward 1F1/643177Cherokee by Blood Search card 1153
Eliza F. Ward 51F IW74Cherokee by Blood Search card 2060
    Note: Transferred from Cherokee By Blood Card #2060, Roll #23788 to Cherokee Intermarried Card #74
John F. Ward 47M1/166134Cherokee by Blood Search card 2381
Joseph L. Ward 57M1/46380Cherokee by Blood Search card 2512
W. Mae Ward 22F1/86381Cherokee by Blood Search card 2512
Martha L. Ward 16F1/86382Cherokee by Blood Search card 2512
Augustus M. Ward 30M IW23503Cherokee by Blood Search card 2710
    Note: Denied - marriage did not take place prior to Nov. 1, 1875
Fannie F. Ward 30F1/1623504Cherokee by Blood Search card 2710
John H.L. Ward 10M1/3223505Cherokee by Blood Search card 2710
Bessie Ward 8F1/3223506Cherokee by Blood Search card 2710
Cora D. Ward 4F1/3223507Cherokee by Blood Search card 2710
Lilly Ward 1F1/3223508Cherokee by Blood Search card 2710
Louella Ward 30F1/430017Cherokee by Blood Search card 2823
Luela O. Ward 3F1/830018Cherokee by Blood Search card 2823
Mollie E. Ward 28F3/47158Cherokee by Blood Search card 2851
Louisa J. Ward 49F1/87183Cherokee by Blood Search card 2860
Joseph McC. Ward 23M1/87184Cherokee by Blood Search card 2860
Hugh T. Ward 19M1/87185Cherokee by Blood Search card 2860
Rosa V. Ward 17F1/87186Cherokee by Blood Search card 2860
Lillie D. Ward 15F1/87187Cherokee by Blood Search card 2860

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Census Cards

Census cards list the enrollee's name, age, sex, blood quantum, tribe, place of residence, and roll number. In general, the age shown on the census card is the age of the individual around 1902. Members of the same household are typically listed on the same card. Those listed as "newborns" and "minors" were born after enrollment began in 1898 but before March of 1907, and are listed on a separate card. Census cards may also reference earlier rolls.

Blood Quantum, Freedmen, Intermarriage, and Adopted Citizens

Tribal association will be listed as "by Blood," "Intermarriage," or "Freedmen." Freedmen indicate the former slaves of the Five Tribes and their descendants. Intermarriage indicates the person was married to a citizen of the tribe. You may also see "IW" for intermarried white, or "A" for adopted.

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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 information do I need?

To search the rolls you will need the name of an individual who was alive and living in Indian Territory during the enrollment period (1898–1906). 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 US 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 did not apply for enrollment.

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