Brock Cherokee Enrollment


Kenneth Barnett Tankersley, Ph.D.

24 Jun 2008

Perhaps the greatest confusion in genealogy is the concept of direct lineal kinship. Lineal kinship terminology in the United States is based upon the nuclear family as the most important kinship group. It distinguishes three basic types of relatives - lineal, affinial, and collateral.

Only lineal descendants can be enrolled.

 Lineal kin have an ancestor or descendant that is in a direct line. Examples of lineal kin include - father, mother, father's father, father's mother, mother's mother, mother's father, son, daughter, daughter's son, daughter's daughter, son's son, son's daughter, etc.
Affinial kin are relatives by marriage. Examples of affinial kin include - brother's wife, bother's wife's brother, sister's husband, sister's husband's sister, father's sister's husband, father's sister's husband's sister, father's sister's husband's father, father's sister's husband's mother, mother's brother's wife, mother's brother's wife's brother, mother's brother's wife's brother's father, mother's brother's wife's brother's mother, son's wife, son's wife's brother, son's wife's brother's son, daughter's husband, etc.
Collateral kin are all other relatives. Examples of collateral kin include - sister, brother, father's sister, mother's sister, sister's son, sister's son's son, sister's son's daughter, etc.

There are three Federally recognized Cherokee tribes (i.e., Nations):

1. Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. For enrollment information, go to

2. The Cherokee Nation. For enrollment information, go to

3. United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. For enrollment information, go to

Additionally, there are Cherokee tribes that are not Federally recognized, but recognized in multiple States and currently under review for Federal Recognition. The Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory (NCOLT) is a good example. Although their enrollment is closed, you can learn more about NCOLT at

There are also a number of State recognized Cherokee tribes that are not in the process of seeking Federal recognition, and Independent Cherokee tribes which seek neither Federal nor State recognition.

Aaron Brock is not on the Dawes final roll and thus cannot be used for enrollment in the Cherokee Nation. Only those listed on the Dawes Final Roll can be used for enrollment:

 BROCK Family Enrolled in the Cherokee Nation: The Dawes Final Roll

Walter James BROCK (enrollment 16910), born 1876
Married Susan E. WOODALL (enrollment 16911), born 1877.

George BROCK (enrollment 16912), born 1898.
Gleason K. BROCK (enrollment 16913), born 1900
James C. BROCK, born 1903.

Hugh BROCK, born September 1874.
Married Mary M. KEITH (enrollment 12588), 1895, born February 1879, died May 1904.

Joseph C. BROCK (enrollment 12589), born December 1897.
Lula G BROCK (enrollment 12590), born March 1900.
Mary M. BROCK (enrollment 12591), born 1901.

Delilah BROCK (enrollment 13833), born July 10, 1879.
Married Joseph Robert MILLER, January 02, 1899, born April 14, 1880.

Clara K. MILLER (enrollment 13834), born 1900
Ruthie May MILLER (enrollment 13835), born 1901.
Bluie MILLER, born 1903.
Mary Ellen MILLER, born 1905.

See Cherokee Rolls

 Following pages used by permission of Kenneth B. Tankersley, Ph.D., anthropologist, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

CHIEF RED BIRD ~ Excerpt from his book-in-progress, Kentucky Cherokee: People of the Cave

 Yahoo Falls by Kenneth B. Tankersley

 Kentucky's Native Past, by Kenneth B. Tankersley

 Kinship Notes, by Kenneth B. Tankersley

NOTES: Kentucky Treaties, by Kenneth B. Tankersley

 Cherokee Syllabary, by Dr. Tankersley




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