Minnie Lee Green
Daughter of Daniel David Green and Frances (Fannie) Colbert
Sources and analysis of documentation of Minnie Lee Green's Chickasaw Heritage and life facts; Notes from the research of Orville Boyd Jenkins, 1st cousin 3 times removed
Family Names: Green, Thompson, Jones
"Minnie Lee Green m. John William Thompson. They are my great grandmother and grandfather."
-- Cindy Pannell, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 28 September 2010
Minnie Lee Green
Spouse: John William Thompson
Birth Date: 1874
Birth Marietta, Love County, Oklahoma
Death 1938 McFarland, Kern County, California
One Child is listed in this file: Charles William Thompson
Here is the Millennium Files report on Charles William Thompson
Charles William Thompson
Parents: John William Thompson, Minnie Lee Green
Spouse: Mertie Cleo Shelton
Birth 28 Jul 1895 Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma
Death 27 Oct 1945 Bakersfield, Kern County, California
Minnie and her husband John William Thompson were recorded with their family in the 1900 Federal census in Chickasaw Nation. Living with them is Minnie's nephew, Daniel David Green, son of Jackson Green and brother of Minnie's father, also named Daniel David Green. The percentage and tribe are reported in this census.
The enumerator had a problem with fraction mathematics here, which shows up in other entries. The children are actually reported as a higher percentage of Choctaw than the mother, even though their father is White! Note below that in 1910, Minnie herself is reported as only 1/8 Indian (corrected to Chickasaw this time), while in 1900 she is reported as 3/4, even though her father Daniel David Green was White. meaning she could be no more than half at most.
1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 13 June, Township 4, North Range 2E, District 134, page 22B, Hse #13, Fam #14
Thompson, Jno W Head W M June 1846 33 Married 10 years Mosouri [sic] Mosouri Mosouri Farmer
Thompson, Minnie G Wife In F (3/4 Choctaw) Jan 1874 26 Married 10 years 5 children/5 living Indian Territory Indian Territory Unknown
Thompson, Mammie G Dau In F (7/8 Choctaw) Sept 1891 8 Indian Territory Mosouri Indian Territory
Thompson, Robert Lee Son In (7/8 Choctaw) M June 1892 7 Indian Territory Mosouri Indian Territory
Thompson, Charles W Son In (7/8 Choctaw) M July 1894 5 Indian Territory Mosouri Indian Territory
Thompson, Emma A Dau In (7/8 Choctaw) F Apr 1897 3 Indian Territory Mosouri Indian Territory
Thompson, Jessie M Dau In (7/8 Choctaw) F June 1899 11mos Indian Territory Mosouri Indian Territory
Green, Daniel D Servant W M (Both Parents White) May 1883 16 Single Indian Territory (No birth place given for parents) Farm Laborer
Minnie and her children are registered in the 1902 Indian census. They are now correctly reported as Chickasaw. Earlier when they were living in Choctaw Nation, they had been registered as Choctaw, thus the report in 1900 as Choctaw.
U.S. Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914, www.ancestry.com
25 Sep 1902, Dawes' Roll #4318, Census Card #1616
Minnie Lee Thompson, Age 23, Birth Abt 1879, 1/4 Chickasaw
25 Sep 1902, Dawes' Roll #4319, Census Card #1616
Mamie Frances Thompson, Age 11, Birth Abt 1891, 1/8 Chickasaw
25 Sep 1902, Dawes' Roll #4320, Census Card #1616
Robert Lee Thompson, Age 9, Birth Abt 1893, 1/8 Chickasaw
25 Sep 1902, Dawes' Roll #4321, Census Card #1616
Emma Augusta Thompson, Age 5, Birth Abt 1897, 1/8 Chickasaw
25 Sep 1902, Dawes' Roll #4322, Census Card #1616
Jessie May Thompson, Age 3, Birth Abt 1899, 1/8 Chickasaw
Tribal Affiliation Chickasaw By Blood
1910 Federal Census, McClain County, Oklahoma, 2 May, Hopping Township, District 185, page 2A, Hse/Fam #7
Thompson, Minnie Head F Ind (1/8 Chickasaw) 35 Widow 5 children/5 living OK US OK Own Income Owns Farm
Thompson, Robert Lee Dau F Ind (1/16 Chickasaw) 16 Single OK TX OK Farm Laborer Can Read and Write
Thompson, Charlie Son M Ind (1/16 Chickasaw) 14 OK TX OK Farm Laborer Can Read and Write
Thompson, Richard Son M Ind (1/16 Chickasaw) 19 Single OK TX OK Farm Laborer Can Read and Write
Thompson, Emma A Dau F Ind (1/16 Chickasaw) 13 Single OK TX OK No Occupation Can Read and Write
Thompson, Jessie M Dau F Ind (1/16 Chickasaw) 10 Single OK TX OK No Occupation Can Read and Write
Jones, Claud Hired Man M White 31 Single TX US US Farm Laborer Can Read and Write
Though Minnie and her children were identified as Chickasaw in the 1910 census, in 1920 and 1930, her son Charley living in her household is White. We find that Minnie has married again, to another White man James L Jones. Claud J in the 1920 census seems to be the same man, despite a difference in age, (which we find often in censuses).
1920 Federal Census, McClain County, Oklahoma, 3 January, Hopping Township, District 78, page 1B, Hse/Fam #16
Jones, Claud J Head Owns Farm M W 35 OK TX TX Farmer [b abt 1885]
Jones, Minnie Wife F W 38 OK OK OK [b abt 1882]
Jones, George Son M W 8 Single OK OK OK [b abt 1912]
Thompson, Charley Step-Son M W 23 Single OK TX OK [b abt 1897] Farmer
There is another anomaly in 1930, when George Jones is reported as the stepson, rather than the son, of James L Jones. Could Minnie have been married to two different men named Jones. Claud J and Jame L? Jones sources I have found consider this the same person. But info is spotty.
1930 Federal Census, McClain County, Oklahoma, 15 April, Moncrief Township, District 8, page 8B, Hse #121, Fam #126
Jones, James L Head Rents M W 51 First Married at 31 yrs old TX TX TX Farmer [b abt 1879]
Jones, Minnie L Wife F W 55 First Married at 19 yrs old OK TX OK [b abt 1875]
Thompson, Charles W Stepson M W 34 Widowed OK TX OK Laborer [b abt 1896]
Jones, George D Stepson M W 19 Single OK TX OK [b abt 1911]
Thompson, Lawanda B Step-GrandDau F W 7 Single OK OK US [b abt 1923]
The Millenium Files collection of Ancestry.com (cited above) reports Minnie died in October 1938 in Kern County, California. L Sherman reports more specifically that Minnie died Oct 1938 in McFarland, Kern, California.
-- Ancestry Trees L Sherman
For more information on Minnie Lee Green and her family, see her entry in my genealogy.
Read more about the Greens mentioned in my family research on Ancestry.com or here on my personal genealogy site.
For more about my life and interests, and some family information, see my web site Orville Jenkins Ideas and Interests.
Orville Boyd Jenkins
Written by Orville Jenkins on 10 Nov 2010
This updated version posted 23 March 2012
Last edited 26 May 2016
Orville Boyd Jenkins, EdD, PhD
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