I am in the process of creating a family tree, it is believed that my mother's family was from Allen Parish. The Blueeye's were Choctaw Indians. My grandmother's name was Lonie Blueeye. My grandmother died when my mother was very young, she was raised by a lady in Glenmora. The Blueeye's lived in Allen Parish in the late 1800's early 1900's.
Tony, I don't know if we have e-mailed before. I have e-mailed with Renea Autin in 1999. I changed servers, and can't get in touch with her. So, I am glad to have found you.
I don't have much on the Blueye family, but I know probably as much as can be found out in this present day and time. I am interested in any further information you find on this family.
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I too have been looking for information on Blue Eyes (Blueye, Blueeye, etc). My ggg-grandfather was Isaac J. Blue Eye, his son was Amos Blue Eye, he went to Oklahoma & enrolled himself & two of his 3 children (that i have verified) as Missippi Choctaw...his wife Celeste / Celestine didn't survive the trip. My great-grandma Ida Blue Eye was only 3 and her brother Adolphe was about 7. Other than a few small pieces of incomplete information I have been able to find next to nothing out about them. What happened to them, who they were descended from, etc. Talk about Elusive !
Anyone who has informatino on any of the Mississippi Choctaw / Choctaw Blue Eyes, any spelling please fill me in. I will happily share what little I have been able to verify. I have a bucketful of hunches and leads I'm trying to follow up on but not much is panning out. Unfortunately most of that branch of the family tree died young or disappeared entirely so there's no one left around who has any concrete information.
There a handful of Blue Eye's who are on the 1880 & 1900 Census from the same areas as Isaac's descendants but I have been unable to verify if they are related, or any additional source information for them.
My thanks in advance.
Oh, one last tidbit...Amos's mother was not Liney but a woman named Easter or Esther that it sounds like Isaac married after Liney (Liney was considerably older than Isaac). Her Choctaw name was Fil-e-ta-ho-na and Isaac's was Mon-tubbi. Easter had previously been married to a man named Baptiste, no English 1st name but Choctaw name is Hai-yak-et-ubbi. They had at least 1 child while married, Joseph Baptiste (MCR5132)...Amos's 1/2 brother. (MCR5133).
My mother-in-law said that Ida Blueye lived in Broken Bow, OK. My grandmother was raised by a Blueye but have to find the first name. It has slipped my memory. I believe this woman was the daughter of Ida.
NOT RELATED BUT FOUND INFO ON ANCESTRY.COM
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U S Native American applications for
Enrollment in Five Civilized Tribes 1896
DAWES COMMISSION INDEX 1896
Name: Obe Blueye
Application Number: CHOC 895
Name: Amos Blueye
Application Number: CHOC 896
Name: John Blueye
Application Number: CHOC 910
Roll Number: 1
Roll Description: Roll 01 - Master Index
copy of application on ancestry.com
Name: Liney Blueye, wife
Spouse: Isaac J. abt 1822
Birth: abt 1809 - Louisiana
Residence: 1880 - Hickory Flat, Calcasieu, Louisiana
Name: Jacob Blueye, age 15, nephew
Birth: abt 1915 - Oklahoma
Residence: 1930 - Hunter, Choctaw, Oklahoma
Name: Thomas Roberts
Age: 26 Race: Indian
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1904
Spouse Name: Nara Roberts
Age: 23 abt 1907
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Hunter, Choctaw, Oklahoma;
Roll 1897; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 793.0
SS DEATH INDEX
Name: Irene Blueye
Birth: 2 Sep 1907
Death: 11 Oct 2001 - Broken Bow, McCurtain, Oklahoma
FREDERICK -- Funeral for Sophina Hicks, 96, Frederick, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Assembly of God with the Rev. Grant Newton, pastor, and the Rev. Jimmy Hicks, grandson, officiating.
Mrs. Hicks died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, in Frederick.
Burial will be at Frederick Memorial Cemetery under direction of Gray Gish Funeral Home.
She was born Nov. 25, 1910, in Eagletown, to Quitman and Timesy Wall Ashalintubby.
She attended [Chillocco Indian School in southeast Oklahoma]. She married Laymon C. Hicks on March 23, 1932, in Mena, Polk County, Ark. He died Oct 3, 1996. They moved to Frederick in November 1952 from Smithville. When she was young, she was a caregiver for the elderly and she was a homemaker. She was involved in her church work as a member of Frederick First Assembly of God.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Houston and Norma Hicks, Frederick; three daughters and two sons-in-law: Rena and Bill Cornelius, Muskogee; and Mary and Charlie Teague, and Dora Williams, all of Frederick; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Virginia Hicks; three sisters: IRENE BLUEYE, Lylie Going and Silis Vanderver; a brother, Benjamin Bohannon; and two grandsons: Paul and Degan Dennis.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Assembly of God Church, 1200 S. 14th St., Frederick 73542 or to the American Cancer Society, 1320 NW Homestead Dr., Suite. D, Lawton 73505.
SS DEATH INDEX
Name: Jim Blueye
Birth: 15 Jul 1912
Death: Jun 1980 - Broken Bow, McCurtain, Oklahoma
Name: Bruce Blueye
Race: American Indian, citizen (American)
Military: 13 Oct 1942 - Lafayette, Louisiana
US ARMY ENLISTMENT RECORDS
Residence: Louisiana, Calcasieu, Louisiana
THERE ARE ALSO 'BLUEYE' INDIANS
LISTED IN NEW YORK BUT ARE
Tonawanda Band of Seneca
you have some of my family names posted here from Oklahoma
Was wondering if you are talking about the Blue family, From Talihina Oklahoma from Miss,
i am trying to find information for a friend of mine.
his dad logan vanliegh was born 20/jul/1920 in kay ok. he went to chillocco industrail school between the yrs 1925-1938.
his mother was nellie pearl erwin and she died at child birth his father was lester, henry stephen vanliegh.
he died shortly after in the yrs 1923-25.
it was said he was a blacksmith ad taught it at the school.
logan vanliegh graduated and then went to the university of ok with a scholar ship of track.
his son logan vanliegh has looked for over thirty yrs to find logan vanleighs sen parents or any ties at all. now there was a farm in kay county. It was over 400 acres, he was supposed to get when he got out of school. but his uncle charles vanleigh/erwin? lost it in a a stock market rip off. in 1939.
on a delayed birth certi is has his parents names and is sighed by a relative on the erwin side. it says he went to an indain boarding school called harrison. my guess is chillocco because it is in the area and it is connected to the school in penn.
any help would be greatly appreciated.. i have looked on the 1930 census and 1920 in newkirk,kay county, ok and have not found any info either?? i have heard the indains who attend these schools had to change thier names... where could someone find out what their name was before.. thank you so much ginger
Hello. My name is Grace and my dad is Isaac Roberson, son of Ida Blue-eye and Tobias Roberson. He was born in Oklahoma in 1923. His older sister, Dora Bill (Roberson) is still alive. I have a picture of Ida Blue-eye that my dad has. I also have a few family pictures that he has kept. If you have any questions I can ask if he remembers anything. His memory is still good.
i got a chance to meet Dora in May of 2010. i felt very blessed because 39 years old and adopted and had been looking for my family since i was 16 but didn't meet my biological parents for the first time until about 5 years ago; unfortunately by then most of the older generation had already passed away. one of my aunts had told me that isaac was still alive and i knew that he lived in either Washington or Alaska, but not much more than that.
i've not had an easy time trying to get anything or a "personal" out of my new found family (i.e., pictures, stories, etc.), so any information, or stories or pictures that you may have i would appreciate it very much.