21 March 2011

Madness Monday - Jerry Roe

Yesterday I posted about my great great grandmother Rachael Roe who was half Chippewa Indian and French Canadian. Since then I have discovered that a dear cousin, Jeanette Perrin Coaly has made another of her fabulous break trough's. She discovered one of the unknown children's names, Jesse Roe, and I believe through that discovered from his social security death records that his mother's maiden name was Mason. Then she was able to find Jerry and Rachael's marriage records in Livingston, MO on 2 Jan 1883!!!

This was like dangling a chicken in front of an alligator! Give me a little tiny piece and I think great, finally I'll break down this brick wall. LOL sure. Not a chance. Then the chicken is thrown beyond the wall our of my reach. Just a tease!

Here is what we know:
  • Jerry Roe was born about 1861 in Iowa (based on the 1910 census of family in Otoe, Noble, OK ).
  • He married Rachael Mason on 2 Jan 1883 in Livingston, MO (based on (Ancestry.com. Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
    Original data: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm).
  • Their first believed child, Jesse, was born 1887 in MO. (this was found by Jeanette Coaly. Not sure how she made the connection)
  • Then we know based on the 1910 census that they certainly had three boys: Pier born 1895 in MN, Frank born 1898 in MO, and Jaybird born 1903 in KS.
  • According to the 1910 census Rachael was half Chippewa Indian, making the boys 1/4. Jerry was not Native American.

Searches done:

  • Searched Dawes rolls, Dawes Index, Dawes packets on Ancestry and Footnote for any indication that they applied for the Indian rights. They were living on an Indian Reservations after all.
  • 1900 and 1920 census. Even using various surname spelling such as: Rose, Rowe, Row.
  • Find - A - Grave for any of the names in the family
  • Guion Rolls would not be a likely fit because it appears that Rachael was from Canada and part of the Chippewa/Ojibwa tribes. Guion Rolls, primarily but not solely, involved the Cherokee and other southern tribes. However the index on NARA was searched for the slim chance.

Searches still to do:

  • Microfilmed records in: Livingston, MO and Noble Co., OK
  • Roe families in Iowa. Research any that can be found in the 1860 to 1880 census in the hopes any of them connect to Jerry Roe.
  • Mason families in Canada and Missouri from 1860 to 1880 that have an English father and a Native American mother.

I will keep working on this family. Some day I will break through. I know the answers are out there somewhere they are just not easy to find.

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