Ancestry of Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel
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The life of every human being is a unique gift of God to humanity, and every single person has the ability, whether they know it or not, to distinguish themselves from their ancestors and the circumstances of their birth. Our race, wealth and social class do not determine who we are, or what we may become.
Nonetheless, I believe firmly that it is of the utmost importance that we respect our ancestors, and the gifts that they have given, whatever those gifts happen to be. It is I think a sign of moral sophistication. It took me until I was over forty years old to begin to research my personal ancestry, and to know any part of my family in any meaningful way.
"In the time of the Seventh Fire New People will emerge. They will retrace their steps to find what was left by the trail… The task of the New People will not be easy." – Ojibwe Prophecy
In his autobiography, Random Acts of Surgery, His Excellency wrote that:
I originally started researching my family genealogy in order to apply for Cherokee citizenship. I knew that my father TOMMY ANDERSON MOORE was Cherokee, so I started with that one point, and expanded my research out from there. I did not know what to expect from that journey.
I met my grandmother ALICE WILSON (Dawes Roll Number 541, Card Number 661), when I was very young, and she told me that we were American Indians, a fact that has stuck with me throughout my life, and has also played a fundamental role in my self-perception and emotional-cultural development. During the course of the research for this book, I discovered that I am not merely Cherokee, but also Anishinabeg (Ojibwe).
Once I started working on my family tree, I also learned that his father ELTON CANEY MOORE was a member of the Sac & Fox Nation (Ojibwe), and that his great-grandfather had fought against the United States in the Black Hawk war of 1832.
However, the more research I did, I found that I rather enjoyed looking up and matching names and events to people with whom I have a lasting connection. Once I started the research, I quickly discovered that my ancestry is something special, and a little bit unexpected. While many Americans are told by their families that they are «French» or «German» or «from England» or «Native American», I actually am. I am directly, lineally related to seven different Native American tribes, and to the majority of the royal families of Europe, including the Tudors and Plantagenet’s, the Dracule-Basarab of Romania, the Kaisers of Germany, and at least two of the kings of France, with Charlemagne as a direct lineal ancestor (i.e. “grandfather”), and Pharamond, the first French tribal king as well.
Certain of my father’s family came to America on the Mayflower, and on other early ships from the old world, and thus participated in the initial European contacts with the Native American peoples. However unlike many such families, my ancestors married with the Indians. In this sense, I am uniquely American, fully representing the mosaic which is our nation.
If I am to fully respect my ancestors, then I must respect not only the monarchies of every major European nation, but also the Pilgrims and others who settled America, and intermarried into the Native population, thus creating the America we know today.
I am truly an American, rather than an “immigrant”, since I don't have even one single ancestor who wasn't either an original settlor of the British North American colonies, or a member of a Native American tribe. There are no "Jonny-come-latelies" from Europe or Asia.
He goes on saying,
The “Five Civilised Tribes”, the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek (Muscogee), and Seminole were forced to leave their homes in the south eastern states of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Andrew Jackson promulgated the illegal Indian Removal Act, and even though the Supreme Court ruled against him and for the Indians, he ignored their ruling and Indian removal began in earnest 1831, in what has come to be known as the Trail of Tears. Almost a million Indian citizens were forced to walk from as far away as Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Indian Territory, without proper provisions, food, water or medical care. Many thousands died on the journey to Indian Territory, in what is now Oklahoma.
On 16 September 1893 a hundred and twenty-five thousand white settlers lined up to take their share of the more than six million acres of Indian Territory which President Grover Cleveland had stolen from the Cherokee people. This land had been granted in perpetuity to the Native people as part of the treaties of 1828 and 1835.
Cleveland then ordered a census (“numbering”) of the remaining Indian Territory. The census was officially known as the “Final Rolls of Citizens and Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes, or Dawes Commission of Final Rolls”. Census takers went out to all parts of the Territory. Enrolment lasted from 1896 to 1906, and it is from this enrolment of tribal persons that the United States government has determined who is and who is not “Indian”.
To be enrolled, one did not need to be racially Indian, merely living in Indian Territory, which then became known as the State of Oklahoma.
On 2 June 1924 the federal government of the United States granted United States citizenship to all American Indians who were at that time living within the borders of the United States of America under what is known as the Indian Citizenship Act. Such people still retain their Indian citizenship, and are considered dual citizens, just as people who are citizens of states are considered dual citizens of both the federal and state in which they have their primary residence. For the purposes of Cherokee and Choctaw citizenship, you must have a direct lineal ancestor listed on the Dawes Rolls.
These are my three (3) relatives who are listed on the Dawes Rolls, and proves my right to both Cherokee and Choctaw citizenship.
My father, TOMMY ANDERSON MOORE was born 14 May 1918, in Bowie, (Montague County), Texas to Elton Caney Moore and Alice May Wilson. He died in 1980 and is buried at the Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi, California. Tommy’s mother, (my paternal grandmother) ALICE WILSON was registered as being a 1 year old Choctaw (Minor) in 1901 in Guthrie, Oklahoma, as represented by Card #661 of Roll #541 of the Dawes Rolls. Alice died in Texas in 1981.
Her father, my paternal great grandfather, JOHN A. WILSON was 35 years old in 1906 and is a “Choctaw Freedmen”, as represented by Card #123, on Roll #2666 of the Dawes Rolls. He died on 12 January 1929 in Summerfield in Le Flore County (formerly ‘Indian Territory’), Oklahoma, USA.
John's wife (my paternal great grandmother, and Alice Wilson's mother), Annie Lee Elston was the daughter of SARAH SMITH, who was 46 years old in 1897, and was listed as a "Full Blood Cherokee” as represented by Card #6447 of Roll #15441 of the Dawes Rolls. She died in 1939 in Le Flore County (formerly ‘Indian Territory’), Oklahoma, USA. Her mother PRICILLA C. SMITH was born 18 September 1824 in Ripley County, Missouri and was a Cherokee who walked Trail of Tears that passed through it.
His Excellency is a a direct lineal or close ancestor of all of the royal houses of Europe and most of the royal houses of North America. He is the grandson of the following royal ancestors. 'Disclaimer': H.E. does not claim to be the member of any royal house, simply an unwitting relative.
- 47th great grandson of Duke THEODON I of Bavaria, (ca. 602-670) in Schwaben, Bavaria (now Germany).
- Grandson of King EDWARD IV Plantagenet of England 1422-1483
- Grandson of ANNE DE BEAUCHAMP, Queen of England and 16th Countess of Warwick
- Grandson of the Catholic, JOHN ARUNDEL First Baron of Arundel
- Grandson of King JOHN LACKLAND of England (Langue d'Oïl: Johan sanz Terre) (1166–1216)
- Grandson of Queen MARGARET CAPET, of England, Princess of France, and her ancestors including WILLIAM (1028–1087) de la Normandie.
- Grandson of King CHARLES VI (1368-1422), JEAN II (1319-1364), and thus all previous kings of France, going back to the The Holy Roman Emperor CHARLEMAGNE; and before him to PHARAMOND (365-430 A.D.) the first king of the Salian Franks, who first crossed the Rhine and made a treaty with the Roman Empire around the year 420 A.D. Thus founding the nation of France.
- Grandson of PIERRE de Luxembourg et Saint Pol
- Grandson of King ROBERT III (1337-1406) of Scotland, and thus to his patrilineal ancestor WALTER FITZALAN (1106-1177) the first High 1st High Steward of Scotland; and before him to the sénéchals of Bretagne, France, going back to the earliest tracable ancestor, the Viscount AIMON de Dinan, Cotes d'Armor, Bretagne, France.
- Grandson of Laird COLIN CAMPBELL of Glenrochy, the second Lord Campbell, who founded the house and reshaped Scotland; and also to the hereditary Earls of ANGUS, the Lords BALFOUR, the Barons CAMPBELL, the Barons LIVINGSTON, and the Lords of ROSE.