If you've been at Choctaw research very long, then you know all about the wannabees. It's rare to find a present day "Choctaw Indian" without a known roll number.Most of present-day researchers are researching because of old handed down tales that they were Indian.If they were truly Choctaw, then their parents, grandparents, children, etc. alreadyhave a BIA card....and it is not a mystery to them who their ancestors were/are.
In the past I have researched (for a fee) for several people who wanted to prove up their Chocataw heritage....mostly to get a BIA card with all the perks. I have yet to find any old tale to be true for my clients.
So, I am surprised you were not issued a BIA card at birth.
There are still Turnages living here....if they are Choctaw they hide it good.
Do you know if your Turnage was issued a roll number?You know a lot of white folks were denied, but still show up on the list you are talking about.