Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Own Personal Show and Tell

I've read numerous blog carnivals, but never thrown my hat in the ring. Today, I will in the 55th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The topic is to show and tell "about an heirloom, a special photo, a valuable document, or a significant person that is a very special part of your family history."

There were several qualifying items and people in my tree: the guy who was governor for a few weeks, the guy who was murdered over a woman and a horse, numerous Civil War veterans, many hard working folks who were good people without notoriety.

However, the subject of my show and tell is yours truly:

Earlier this year, I became a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation.

My grandparents would have been very proud.

Like several Chickasaw citizens, we descend from James Logan Colbert. For family members playing along, the line goes like this:

James Logan Colbert > Major James Colbert > James Isaac Colbert Jr. > Christopher Columbus Colbert > Carrie Colbert > Frankie Jones > my grandma > my dad > me!


  1. Last week we went to the Chickasaw community council meeting. We had to go around the table & tell about ourselves. People started talking about being on the Dawes rolls. I leaned over & told your dad he had to explain ours. I got really nervous. I didn't want to miss lead anyone. Now this explains everything. Now I just have to remember it. I think we had a distant relative at the meeting. I heard the Colbert name being mentioned. Everyone made us feel welcome & your dad bought a box of candy! Next year I think he will be elected president!

  2. Thanks for sharing this as I'd never heard of the Chickasaw community before now. Congratulations! :)

    Also, thanks for your comment on my "Show & Tell!" post - I've now found a picture of somebody wearing the Top Hat and have added it to my blog.

    I hope you're having a good weekend!