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Indian Pioneer Papers - Index

Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma
LDS Microfiche #6016976
Volume 111 - Cemeteries

Cemetery - Creek
Date: July 19, 1937
Burial ground: William F. McIntosh Cemetery
Founded: before the Civil War
Abandoned: yet occasionally used
Present owner: public property
Number of graves: 100; marked graves: 25; inscriptions: 5
Condition: cared for
Legal location: McIntosh County, SW NE SW, Sec 2, Twp12W, R17E
Field Workers: James S. Buchanan and Carl R. Sherwood

William F. McIntosh Cemetery
The William F. McIntosh cemetery is one of the oldest community burial grounds in that part of the Indian Territory. It was founded before the Civil War by Rev. William F. McIntosh on his original home place, a claim established by Mr. McIntosh in the early days of the Indian Territory. It is located one and one half miles north and one half mile east of Honey Springs, and about three miles south of the old Elk Creek toll bridge that was built by William F. McIntosh , at which point the most severe fighting occurred in the Battle of Honey Springs during the civil war. 

Rev. Wm. F. McIntosh was the first son of Chilly McIntosh, born November 12, 1824 in the state of Georgia and came to the I.T. when very young. He was the first Baptist preacher and school teacher that preached and taught school at the old Honey Springs log church which was located about 100 yards south of the springs. After a useful life of many years in the service of God and his people, this faithful old pioneer died July 15, 1898 and was laid to rest in this same cemetery. Many of the earlier pioneers rest in this burial ground in unmarked graves. 


Nancy, wife of Rev. Thomas BERTHOLF born July 11, 1811 died August 28, 1882
Bettie, daughter of Rev. Thomas and Nancy BERTHOLF and wife of Rev. William MCINTOSH born August 1, 1836 died September 20, 1877  
Note - Bettie BERTHOLF was the second wife of Rev. Wm. F. MCINTOSH and the mother of Thomas F. MCINTOSH

Chilly, son of S. ?. and E.V. GRAY died February 4, 1878-age 1 month 23 days
Lydia, wife of J. MCINTOSH born November 20, 1845 died August 9, 1882
William GRAYSON born 1844 died 1911 
Nancy, wife of William GRAYSON born 1853 died November 11, 1910

Submitted to OKGenWeb by Gay Wall.