Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory



Archived Queries


Beverly Collins Sat Mar 8 06:46:08 1997
Wish to locate family of WALTER and FLORENCE (WILKINS) PENNINGTON. FLORENCE born in Kingston area around 1900 or earlier to ROY and NORA (THOMPSON) WILKINS. Her siblings: GEORGE WILKINS and MARY WILKINS WOLF. I believe that FLORENCE and WALTER PENNINGTON had about four or five children. Some of them may have lived in the Healdton, OK area.

Jerry Puckett Fri Mar 14 05:56:19 1997
I have a question about the Indian Territory. My g-Grandparents lived there and supposedly were paid to leave because my Grandmother was part Chickasaw. Would there be any record of t

Joyce Bullard Mcentire Mon Mar 17 17:26:30 1997
I am looking for information concerning my grandmother. she was living in the vicinity of Rosedale with her father Henry Burns. also her sister and family. I am looking for a marriage lic. for she and my g-fth. His name was Jacob Bullard. On an old 78 record she tells how she and her family crossed the S. Canadian River. It was very cold. the river was frozen. the wedding was held on the banks of the river. She tells about a hugh bonfire and many wedding guest. I could never figure out why this wedding was out doors and across the river. In researching some old Chickasaw meeting records I found mention that permission had to be given for marriages. I am assuming that this might be the reason. Does anyone know where I might look for a record of this marriage? She indicated that a minister was present and performed the ceremony. We have reason to believe that our Burns may have been Cherokee but cannot find records. any help or suggestions would be appreciated Joyce Bullard Mcentire

K.M. Armstrong Thu Mar 20 06:52:00 1997
Searching for the names of the parents of James McLaughlin, a Chickasaw Legislator who died in late 1800's, (not to be confused with Chief James McLaughlin, who died in 1850's, but who is probably related).

Karen Jorgensen Fri Mar 21 16:26:50 1997
Looking for records of: John Daniel HILL (B Oct 1856, MO) and wife Sarah Elizabeth Brady (B Oct 1859, Penn), they were listed in the Indian Territory 1900 Census for Chickasaw Nation, Twp 4. Their children are: Charley (b Sept 1882, IT), Mable (my grandmother, B Apr 1885 IT, she married G.W. HARDY), Mary (B Sept 1886 IT), Mary (B Sept 1886 IT), Maud (B Sept 1888 IT) Mattie B Oct 1890 IT), Ella (B May 1892 IT, married Marcum FILLMORE, an Indian), Bessie (b July 1894 IT) and Frederick (B Mar 1899 IT). Would like suggestions for further research in the Indian Territories.

jovita black Fri Mar 21 21:55:15 1997
My grandfather was born in Indian Territory in1869. His name was ROBERT COLBERT TURNER and his father was JOHN TURNER. My great- grandmother's name was NANCY ROARCH.They were all born in Okla. I cannot find any information at all. I honestly don't even know where to start since birth records were not kept till 1890 or so. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Jim Keyes Sun Mar 23 11:23:54 1997
Perryman (Perriman), Elizabeth. born late 1800's, died 1980's. Lived in Roff (Rolf), Okla and was full blood Chickasaw. Had many (9) children, one named Gilbert Mathews born 12/18/12. She was married to Emory Mathews, red haired Irish cowboy. Any information on any of these folks would be appreciated.

Alice Hutchison Sun Mar 30 05:59:07 1997
WILLIS-MIXON Chickasaw Nation, Woodville District. According to the 1900 census, my g-grandparents Jesse Anderson WILLIS (b 1855? in AR) and Sarah "Sallie" Ann MIXON-WILLIS (b 1866 in TX, have no information on her parents, referred to as an Indian girl in the family Bible) lived in Lark/Willis IT. They were married in Ardmore, OK in 1889. Children born in IT were: Clyde Earl WILLIS (b 12/16/1890); Cora Eva WILLIS (b 4/28/1892){married name HICKS} ; Baxter Eugene WILLIS (b 10/8/1894); Martha Elizabeth WILLIS (b 12/26/1896); Charlie Abshire WILLIS (b 2/28/1989){married name WADE}; my grandmother Junnie Manilla WILLIS (b 6/30/1900){married name JAMES}; Raymond Edward WILLIS (b 8/10/1902, since this is two years after the 1900 census not sure if he was born in IT). WILLIS-HALE Chickasaw Nation, Woodville District. According to the 1900 census, my gg-grandparents John S WILLIS (b 1829 in TN) and Elizabeth HALE-WILLIS (b 1839 in TN, have no information on her parents). In the same household was Myrtle HOUSE (b 1889 in IT) listed as granddaughter. I grew up thinking we have Choctaw Indian lineage, but it may be Cherokee. However, both families were living in Chickasaw IT. Cannot find them on the Dawes Rolls. Story has it they didn't want to stand in line. Any information on these families and their ancesters would be greatly appreciated. Alice Hutchison, Tulsa, OK e-mail:

Lynn Rodgers Wed Apr 2 19:30:58 1997
Seeking information about great grandfather, Henderson Franklin GARTEN, lived in Alma area, then Lindsay. Married first wife, Mary Alice MORRIS, Purcell, I.T., 8 Aug 1891. Second wife, Huldah Taylor JUMP, 26 May 1901, El Reno, O.T.. Children of 2nd wife born Alma and Lindsay. Any help appreciated on any of these surnames, will share my files on the JUMP, GARTEN, lines. Thanks!

Nona Thompson Sat Apr 5 20:00:08 1997
ROBERT BAKER b. 1844 Indiana, m. Elizabeth (Palmer?) and lived in the Chickasaw Nation in 1900. In 1910 they are in Murray County with children Walter L. b. 1879 Texas, Linnie I. b. 1883 Indian Territory, Silas M. b. 1885, Bulah A. b. 1889, Grover C. b. 1892 and Mona J. b. 1895. Would like to exchange info. with anyone about this Baker family.

 Beth Edwards Thu Apr 10 14:37:16 1997
Looking for information re: George Sprinkles, b. Texas 1851 and family. Daughter Pearl Mae Sprinkles (Mason) and family is listed in 1910 census as residing in Akers township, Carter County. Any help greatly appreciated.

Dancil Strickland Mon Apr 14 22:26:02 1997
I am looking for any historical information on the following person. I must apologize that I am unsure of her heritage. Any information relating to her would be greatly appreciated. She was known to have been from Tennessee & would have been in the Arkansas area. She has relatives in Oklahoma & Arkansas. She would have been alive circa early to mid 1800's.

deana muotka Thu Apr 17 11:32:48 1997
Im trying to find where my ggranparents married. I have several sources that state they married 1897 in Ragsville, Indian Terrirory , Love county. I cant find a "Ragsville" . What else could it have been called ? Their names were John Thomas Willingham and Lou Vica Rains. Thanx !

Ray Phillips Sat Apr 19 07:47:13 1997
PHILLIPS/CALLAHAN Seeking information on my grandparents; JOHN WESLEY PHILLIPS, b. 1868, and his wife, WILLIE KATHLEEN (KATHERINE) CALLAHAN, b. 1871. IGI records show that this couple lived in Wapanucka, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory in the 1890's. The first four of their seven children are listed as being born there. Children were: LIZZIE MAE PHILLIPS, b. 1891, JOHN (JAMES) HUBERT PHILLIPS, b.1892, OTHA BENJAMIN PHILLIPS, b. 1894, WALTER (WESLEY) LEE PHILLIPS, b. 1896, ANNIE PHILLIPS, b. abt 1898, BERTHA PHILLIPS, b. abt 1900, and MARVIN PHILLIPS, b. abt 1902. JOHN WESLEY PHILLIPS had at least one brother, whose name is not known. WILLIE KATHLEEN CALLAHAN had a sister named MARY RUE CALLAHAN, b. 1870. It is believed that the unnamed brother of JOHN WESLEY PHILLIPS married MARY RUE CALLAHAN. The names of the parents of JOHN WESLEY PHILLIPS are not known. It is believed that his father was a Chickasaw Indian, and his mother was a school teacher of Welsh descent. It is believed that the parents of WILLIE KATHLEEN CALLAHAN and MARY RUE CALLAHAN were JAMES SAMFORD CALLAHAN and SALLY NAIL. Any information on this family line will be greatly appreciated.

Ivan B Sexton Sat Apr 19 14:27:16 1997
I was looking through the Civil War rosters and noticed some Choctaw and some Chickasaw enlistees. Their Confederate unit was the 1st Choctaw & Chickasaw Mounted Rifles, no state was givin in the roster. Does anyone know where this unit was from? I am researching the SEXTON surname and I noticed a lot of Sextons fighting in this unit. Any information on this unit or the Sexton surname concerning the Choctaw or Chickasaw Indians would be greatly appreciated. Ivan B

Reni Wiggins Sun Apr 20 09:15:36 1997
I have marriage record for a Miss Mary Elizabeth(Lizzie)Taylor and Mr Boone I. Bigham dated Feb 6, 1892, in the Chickasaw Nation, my question is did one of these have to be of the nation to be on the land or did they have to have promission to be there ? Also have been told that there are a lot of TAYLOR's on the rolls for this nation. Mary E.Taylor was born 14 June 1876 in Gainsville,Cooke Co. Tx. Daughter of Samuel A. Taylor & Callie Buck. Can anyone tell me more about her? Also anything on a James Monroe Wiggins or Wiggins family of Ardmore.


Connie Milligan Hayes Sun Apr 20 18:57:19 1997
Am looking for info on my g-father, William Bartley Milligan. Born in TN 1867 moved to TX then shows up on the 1900 Census in I.T. Married to Myrtle Clementine Smith in Tishimingo, OK. Children: Zada Ivon, Opal Deloris, Billy Joe and Kenneth Bartley. William came to OK. with father James P and Martha Clementine Belcher,mother from White Co. TN. their children: Wm Bartley, Fannie Jane, Julie Ann, John F., Harvey Lee, Geo. Washington, Charlie, Dora Arthur, Robert Newton, Parrilee, Grover Cleveland, & James. If you have any info on this line, please E-mail me at

MACHELLE BRONAUGH Mon Apr 21 08:17:30 1997
HAMMACK......Am looking for info on gr-grandfather, last name HAMMACK, believe first name WILLIAM. Married to NARCISSA JANE WILLIAMS before 1870. Probably listed as "intruder" non Indian. Most likely share cropper. Believe WILLIAM HAMMACK died around 1880. My grandfather WILLIAM RILEY HAMMACK always said he was born in Indian Territory but before that they came from Benton County, Ar. Possibly Oldgreer County , not sure. ANy help would be much appreciated, Than you Machelle Hammack Bronaugh, please email any info

Jacquelyn Fitzgerald Mon Apr 28 00:16:55 1997
I am researching my GGrandfather Thomas DEAN/DEEN, b.July,1849 in Chickasaw Nation Ms. Migrated to Tx, listed on 1900 McCulloch Co. Tx. census, later information shows he and his brother Lewis DEEN in Shattuck,Ellis Co. and Arnett Ok. Both brothers married sisters Dora & Florence Newell in 1908 in Lipscomb Co. Tx. By 1914 Thomas & Dora lost their Trust Land due to borrowing $1,600.00 against it and couldn't repay the loan. I would like information on the measure that I must take to locate Trust Land documents, and what I can do to further research my Chickasaw ancestry. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Bud Brown Mon May 5 03:49:09 1997
Very interested in corresponding with persons doing research on the Love and Brown families especially those with ties to the Choctaw nation.

James S. Medley Fri May 23 21:58:34 1997
I am looking for information on my ggGrandmother, I am looking for information on my ggGrandmother, Rebecca Francis Patterson or Phillips. She lived with her sons, William Samuel Wilson and also Elijah Schrimpf in Indian Territory from ca 1890 until ca 1905. They lived near Wapanucka, in the Choctaw nation. I have been told that Rebecca and William are buried in Wells Valley Cemetery. William Samuel Wilson was b Nov 1856 in Navarro County, TX, he m. Olive Collins, b. Sep 1860 in IT. their children were ; Calvin, b. Aug 1879 in Navarro Co., TX James P., b. Aug 1880 , Ora , b. Mar 1883, Anna, b. Feb 1891, and Oscar, b. Mar 1893. Elijah Schrimpf was b. Sep 1885 in TX, he m. Della Berry in IT. in 1896. Rebecca Francis married at least 4 times. Her maiden name was Meador, she m. Lott Wilson, Apr 20, 1854 in Navarro Co., TX., A. N. Schrimpf 9 Oct 1874 in Navarro Co., TX, W. T. Hodges Sept 21, 1879 in Navarro Co. TX., A. F. Patterson Feb 9, 1886 and possible a Phillips later. She died ca 1905 in IT.

 ">Gayla Atkinson Fri May 30 20:00:14 1997
Need information on L.L. Wood a Chickasaw Indian. The town of Woodville, Oklahoma now a ghost town was named after him in or around 1888. Woodville was flooded in order to build the Denison Dam which is now Lake Texhoma. He was listed in the Dawes Records. I know I am related to him but do not know in what way. My Grandmother was a Wood. Her name was Dora Jane Wood and she was born in Ark. in 1878 to a John F. and Rodia Pernilla Wood. Not sure if L.L. Wood is a Great Uncle or what the connection is. Need information please help or give me some idea where to look.

Wendy Jacobs Wed Jun 4 21:06:34 1997
Researching the following names in Carter CO.,OK. GOODELL-PICKERING-HEWITT-BROWN-JETER

David Dat Thu Jun 5 14:46:38 1997
I am checking for Cherokee Nation membership status of each of the relatives listed in the Query: Eugene Lee Day Charles Clay Day Born 1865 Martha Adaline Stanley or Standlee Born 1873 Stephen L. Day Born 1833 Joseph Standlee Born 1838 Rosa Alice Ainsworth Born 1892 John Henry Ainsworth Born ? (Rosa's father) Rosay Ellen Cotner Amanda Ainsworth Joseph Ainsworth (Both early 1800's

Sue Harris Sun Jun 8 11:41:29 1997
Martha Ann Tennessee MULLEN, b 1819 Lawrence Co., MS, d 22 Feb 1903, Tishomingo, OK, then Chickasaw Nation, now Johnston Co. She m Nathaniel HARRIS, 1839, Hinds Co., MS; he d 1885 Hinds Co. Martha went to Tishomingo with youngest son Dr. Thomas Austin HARRIS, b 1861, m1 May CHILDS, m2 Lena CHILDS. He was said to have also died in Tishomingo. Was Martha buried at Tishomingo? Have her obit but hard to tell. When did Thomas die & did he have children?

Tom Guinn Sun Jun 8 15:58:38 1997
Looking for information on my g-greatgrandfather Charles L. SHOCKLEY, born 5/25/1867 TN, died 8/31/1922 Chickasha, OK. He was married 12/10/1893 to Caroline MITCHUSSON in Wolf Springs, OK? (Have not been able to locate). According to my grandmother, and his obituary, he was either 1/4 or 1/2 Choctaw Indian. Parents were John SHOCKLEY and Patience JONES. His brother was Emmett E. SHOCKLEY, listed in 1900 Census in Chickasaw Nation as 1/2 Choctaw Indian by his father, and he acquired his citizenship in 1888. Any information regarding Wolf Springs or this family can be sent to LILC@AOL.COM

 Cliff Manuel Sun Jul 27 14:01:02 1997
I am looking for a map defining both Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory. In addition, I would like to have information on the various land allotments for Okla.

Jerry A. Elrod Wed Jul 30 22:01:25 1997
Am desperately trying to find information on a branch of the Elrod family that seems impossible to track. James Minus Alexander married Eliza Ann Powers (dob - 12-25-1863/dod-07- 21-48. Her father was David Powers. Together they had seven children; Willie M.,Charles,John E.,James M.,Henry, Dewey E., and Mable. I have a copy of a letter from Muskogee OK that advises that Eliza Alexander tried to register as a citizen of the Choctaw nation along with her children but was denied by the commissioners on February 15, 1907 who notified her she was not entitled to rights in either the Choctaw or Chickasaw Nations. No reason for the denial was given and the rolls were closed March 04, 1907 and she was not allowed to pursue her case. This letter was written to her daughter Willie Mae Alexander April 24, 1923 when she enquired about the status of the claim. Willie Mae Alexander (Jacks), then a widow, married William Elrod, dob- 10-28-1875/dod 09-13-1918. Mr. Elrod was buried at Kenefic, OK. Willie Mae was buried at Caddo, OK as were here parents. They seemed to pack up and move on the spur of the moment. I know of Electra, TX for sure, maybe New Mexico. In their short time together they fathered three sons,Ray, James, and Joseph, my father now 80 and the only one alive. We think his father was W.(H.arrison) Elrod of Putnam County, TN, even thought he and his wife seemed to move around a lot also (White,DeKalb and Coffee counties). We have been told his father was John Jack Morgan whose mother died of fever on a wagon train or he was illegetimate. He was supposedly taken in by Felli Elrod and Jeanie Thomas (Elrod) Any and all help in solving this riddle will be appreciated. It is very apparent that the four children of Joseph Elrod are more than a little Native American. My grandmother Willie Mae was definately Native American as are the Alexanders in OK we are related to as well as the Powers. We have one picture of William Elrod, we think, on a wagon with James Alexander in Caddo IT and they both were definately Native American. Please write my sister Virginia Elrod, P.O. Box 3599, Eureka CA 95501 or contact me at

CThacker Mon Aug 4 15:09:47 1997
THACKER, SANDERS JEFFERSON, d 1880, Thackerville I.T. Any data on his parents/siblings? Have data from 1839 on.

William Dulin Sat Aug 9 10:27:34 1997
Susan Carter (1/2 Chickasaw) wife of Dr. William Walner (died 1885).

Cindy Solomon Thu Aug 7 19:34:48 1997
I am looking for any information on AW SOLOMON b. 1844 in TX d. 1920 in OK. He married Ida JONES b. 1865 in KS. AW is buried in Lightning Ridge Cemetery, Pontotoc Co. OK, Not sure about Ida. Also looking for OP or Joshua CUSHMAN also of Pontotoc Co. OK. They are both listed in a book from the Gen. Society but very sketchy info. Most of the SOLOMON's and some CUSHMAN's are known to be buried in Lightning Ridge Cemetery. Also an Ettie Abbey ROPER from same Co. b. 1885 in KS, d. 1945 in Ada. OK. She was m. to Edgar CUSHMAN who also d. in Ada. Both are buried at the same cemetery. Any information would be appreciated.

Camilla Courts Wed Aug 20 03:46:48 1997
I am looking for information on Lucy Presley born 4-4-1868. She married Green Calvin Snider in 1892. Had a daughter, Bessie Beatrice, 1898?. Died when Bessie was young. Green Calvin died 4-8-05. All of this took place in Marietta. Thanks!

Jenny Graham Wed Aug 20 12:06:39 1997
BALLARD/BETTS, 1820s-1830s, AL. Looking for ancestry of James L. BALLARD and wife Frances Elizabeth BETTS. James L. BALLARD was b. ca 1823 in AL. Frances Elizabeth BETTS was b. ca 1830 in AL. Frances' parents were John W. BETTS (who resided in DeKalb Co., GA for part of 1830) and Ann E. _________. Other children of John W. BETTS and Ann E. ______ were Allen and Lucinda (or Sucinda). James L. BALLARD and wife Frances E. BETTS settled in northwest AR by 1856, mostly in Madison Co. Their children were: William D. (b. 1856/d. 1857), Anne Elizabeth, John A., Stephen B. (b. 1861/d. 1887), and Emily (b. 1863/d. 1864). Frances E. BETTS BALLARD d. 1864. James L. BALLARD married her younger sister, Lucinda BETTS (b. 1844 in AL). James L. BALLARD and Frances E. BETTS' son Stephen B. BALLARD was my great-grandfather. There is rumor of Native American blood in this branch of my family. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Cathy Wed Aug 20 17:09:57 1997
Looking for (any) information for the family names OCKERMAN and LUTTRELL. Florence LUTTRELL, born in Texas abt,1873 married to David H. OCKERMAN abt. 1894 in Texas. We feel strongly that Florence was CHICKASAW. The only info we have on the parents of Florence LUTTRELL OCKERMAN is the names CLAUDE OCKERMAN and MARY T. LUTTRELL. the 1900 census shows David OCKERMAN and Florence LUTTRELL OCKERMAN living in Indian Territory, they had 6 children, Claude Cleveland, Rural S. Nettie D. Willie D. Hester Jane, and Odessa Mattie (OCKERMANS) We have info that Florence died in 1911 in (Beggs OK) Okmulgee, have not been able to find any info for Beggs OK. Need: B-cirtificate info on Florence LUTTRELL(OCKERMAN) And anything on MARY T. (LUTTRELL) full blood Chickasaw. as well as Claude LUTTRELL. Thanks.

Bob Curry Thu Aug 21 20:11:06 1997

Randy Sun Aug 24 14:12:02 1997
A lot of my family members tell me that my Grandmother ( who died before I was born) was Cherokee, or Catawba, depending on who you are talking to. Having not lived in the Carolinas for many years it is difficult for me to do any first-hand research. I am not sure whether the Catawba are more closely related to the Cherokee, Seminole or some other of the southeastern bands. My Granndmother's name was Lettie Baker and was born in Virginia around 1900-1910 as best I can determine at this point.

Carol Johnson Sat Aug 23 17:05:06 1997
Interested in obtaining info on several children of the Archibald Dill/Elinor Kimes family,of Washington Co Ark,then 1850 Lamar Co Texas,then to Hunt Co,later to Cooke Co Tx by 1880. 1) Sarah Jane Dill b 2 April 1843;m.Wm E Adams ,Hunt Co Tx, April 1861.2)Elijah Onesimus Dill b Feb 1844 Ark,m. Martha M Huckaby July 1880 Montague Co,Tx, d 1923 Stephens Co Ok. 3)Charles W Dill b April 1847,Ark,m. 1868.One son, Charles b July 1869 Hunt Co Tx. Have been successfull in tracing most of the 13 children of Archibald/Elinor into OT and beyond,and the lines back into Colonial records,but haven't found hide 'nor hair of Charles W. or his son, after 1870 Hunt Co Tx Census. The story told me by my grandmother,was,this was "Doc" Dill, a bootlegger running between around Jefferson Co/Carter Cos,Indian Territory,and back across the border into Texas," but have not been able to sustantiate. Don't you love it!

betsi vogler Sat Aug 23 14:39:42 1997
I am looking for anyone with information on BRUMFIELD (first name unknown)b:1807-1836 at the Chickasaw Res N.C. He married Mary Catherine FORLINES between 1833-1876. They had a daughter, Margaret Johnella BRUMFRIELD b:1858. This is just about all I have, any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks


Bob Curry Tue Aug 26 22:02:16 1997
I am interested in any information on the historical Pitchlynn family, expecially Thomas Jefferson Pitchlynn, who was the brother of Peter P. Pitchlynn. He died during the Civil War. However, there is very little information on him during this time and his place of burial. Also, I would like to know if Jack, Julie & Eli Pitchlynn from the Tishomingo area are from the Historical Pitchlynn family? Who were the parents of Jack Pitchlynn? Does any researcher have information on Ebenezer and Alexander Pitchlynn?

Debra Mallory Poling Fri Aug 29 21:33:51 1997
Just beginning to search my chickasaw indian heritage. My grandfather, REDHORSE MALLORY, I am told was full blood chickasaw indian (Albert Ray?) lived in Norman Oklahoma in the late 1950's or 1960's. My father, Carl Ray (Redhorse's son) was raised by his grandmother in Tuttle Oklahoma (William and _____ Woods). Carl's mother was named Cleo Woods (one half chickasaw) was from Seminole Oklahoma. My father was born March 26, 1941 and died January 2, 1963 and is buried in the Tuttle Cemetary. Shortly after his death, Carl's widow Patsy and her two children, Scotty and Debra moved and were never to see the Mallory side of the family again. I am interested in any leads you might be able to give me. Thank you, Debra

Laura Stringer Thu Aug 28 18:28:34 1997
Appreciate any help re the surname CHRISTIAN. Looking for Lee CHRISTIAN c.1868, Kingston, OK. His parents were Harrison Walter CHRISTIAN and Caroline WILLIS. Lee married a woman named Mary. Had a son Frank c.1890. Frank lived at some point in Ottawa Co., OK. By 1923 Frank was working in eastern KY coal mines. Frank married at age 36 (? prior marriages) had children named Annie, Frank Jr., and Robert Earl L. CHRISTIAN.

Wendy Harrison Thu Aug 28 07:13:54 1997
I am interested in information on the families of COLBERT, HAWKINS (ILLETEWAHKE), UNDERWOOD, HARRISON, BRADY, OWENS, AND HULSEY. Specifically, some of the names are Jurdan Hulsey, Daniel P. Harrison, Charles Hawkins, Edward Brady, and Jink Ples Jones. Most of my ancestors were from around Stonewall and Franks. They were also members of Hickory Hill Baptist Church. Any information that could be forwarded would be greatly appreciated. I also have another e-mail address where I may be reached.

BETSY HALEY DILL Sat Aug 30 10:48:30 1997

Rev. Curtis E. Wheeler Sun Aug 31 18:48:31 1997
SHIPLEY family and Chickasaw link. I have Elizabeth SHIPLEY who married in Ky. to Jacob Wingfield. I believe her to be Chickasaw. She was repotedly born in Hopkins Co. Ky and never relocated to Indian Terr.. Would love to correspond with Chickasaw lines from central and western Ky.. Particularly any by surnames of SHIPLEY, KING, JENKINS, OLDHAM, BLESSIT,CASWELL, or WALSH.

Pamela Hogan Sun Aug 31 19:43:20 1997
I am searching for information on the family of George Seaborn COBB, b. 1854 in AL or GA, m. to Mary Frances SAUNDERS, b. 1855 in MS or TX; children Simon S. COBB, b. Jan 1873 in TX, Edna Earle COBB, b. Apr 8, 1880 in TX, m. John Clem HOGAN; Ethel E. COBB, b. Aug 1888 in TX. They were found on the 1900 Indian Territory Census, living the Choctaw Nation. They are believed to be Choctaw and Cherokee. Persons listed on the census were George S. COBB, Mary F. COBB, Simon S. COBB, Edna E. HOGAN, Charleen HOGAN, Ethel E. COBB, Claud COBB, Gina C. COBB, George D. COBB, Beulah B. COBB. The COBBS were known to be residing in Chickasaw Nation in the late 1900's. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. I also have further information on the descendants of Edna Earle COBB, my husband's great-grandmother.

Mrs Nees Sun Aug 31 21:43:13 1997
G.G>Grandfather. Name- Jim Wilson - Born between 1820&1850`s Had Chickasaw wife.My G.G.Grandmother Lived in Carter county, Oklahoma. Near were a place was once called. Oil City.

 DEBBIE DAVIS Fri Sep 12 12:38:23 1997

Wendy Jacobs Sun Sep 14 21:44:36 1997
LEVI PICKERING,a Methodist-E Minister from east Tennessee, came with his family to Chickasaw Nation,Indian Territory(present-day Carter County) in 1879, but had been performing marriages, some of Native-American couples as early as 1875. I have recently learned he was somehow connected to the Cherokee Nation as possibly an Indian Agent. Does somehow know where I might check to verify this information? Does such a list of agents exist?

Debra Poling Fri Sep 19 07:25:53 1997
Searching for family heritage for Albert Ray Mallory (Redhorse), I'm told was full Chickasaw Indian, living in Norman Oklahoma in the early 1900's. He fathered atleast one son, Carl Ray Mallory ( born in 1941) with Carl's mother, Cleo Woods. Carl, my father, died in Grady County on January 2, 1963. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Debra Poling

betsi vogler Mon Sep 22 07:13:48 1997
I am looking for Unk BRUMFIELD b1807-1836 Chickasaw Res,N.C.(?) d1861-1921, m1833-1876 Mary Catherine FORLINES b1816-1839 d1861-1927, daugther Margaret Johnella BRUMFIELD b1858, d1890-1925 m1870-1899 Samuel Elloit MOORE b1846, d1916. any info on either BRUMFIELD, FORLINES OR MOORE will greatly appreciated.

Laura Wells Tue Sep 23 18:22:55 1997
Mary Ellen BROOKS b:1859 daughter of Sarah Hayden b: 1834/5 who married a BROOKS. I think that BROOKS is from Kentucky b: 1830's. I am looking for him. Any information would be appriciated.

D. Owens Tue Sep 23 19:56:31 1997
looking for information on Collins/Arche Family near Raysville, Chickasaw nation, ca 1890-1898. Mother was Roxane and father was BTB Buck/William J. also looking ofor info on James W. Owen/s and famil in then Bowles IT near current Ardmore Ok. any help appreciated.

D. Owens Tue Sep 23 19:57:15 1997
looking for information on Collins/Arche Family near Raysville, Chickasaw nation, ca 1890-1898. Mother was Roxane and father was BTB Buck/William J. also looking ofor info on James W. Owen/s and famil in then Bowles IT near current Ardmore Ok. any help appreciated.

Shanna Pritchett-Bredel Mon Sep 29 19:00:30 1997
PRITCHETT/BROWN - I am looking for information on ALFRED/ALFORD ALLEN PRITCHETT and SAVANNAH MAE BROWN. Alfred was born in Junction City, Kansas on Dec. 28, 1880. In 1885 he moved to Georgia, coming to Indian Territory in 1901 where he farmed near Ardmore. Savannah was born in Farmersville, Texas on April 12, 1890 (her father was Christoher C. Brown). Savannah and Alfred married in 1901. Alfred had two brothers, WILL PRITCHETT and BOB PRITCHETT, in Oklahoma/Indian Territory. Any information you can provide is greatly appreciated.

Terry Ligon Sun Oct 5 17:28:25 1997
Bettie is considered herself the daughter of Chickasaw Robert Howard Love and the slave of Col. Benjamin Love, Margaret Ann Wilson. Bettie sought citizenship "by blood" in 1896 and was denied because of her "African" blood. Bettie's husband, William Hadley Ligon was purported to have been born in MO or TX. Either 1852, 1856, or 1850. He was better known as Hadley and his death certificate states his birth in TX. If you have information pertaining to any of the individuals mentioned, including the slave owners I would appreciate you Emailing me at

Terry Ligon Sun Oct 5 17:42:59 1997
Isaac Christian was born in Missouri according to census records. His wife was the slave of James McCOY a chickasaw. Sally and Isaac were born circa 1840's. Sally also had a son (Jackson McCoy) by a Jim McCoy, thought to be her owner. I don't have much on Sally and would be grateful for any information someone would have on the slaves owned by the McCoy family.

Joanne Harrison Wed Oct 8 06:05:02 1997
My husband Jon's grandmother stated he father Richard Washington ADAMS was half Native American. I recently found records of his parents, William Hall ADAMS and MARTHA SUSAN HALL. We believe Martha HALL is Native American and was born March 30, 1838 in what is Henry County, TN.(died April 24, 1893 in KY). Can anyone help verify MARTHA HALL as Native American? This is not for benefits as my husband would be 1/16 and son 1/32, but for our own personal information. Thanks.

T.Gandolfo Wed Oct 8 19:58:25 1997
I am looking for information on descendents of CHIEF JOHN ROSS. Particularly names of the children of his sons. I am also looking for the family names of BEATTY or WHEELOCK or someone who may know of a George PEACHEATER. I also would like to know if anyone knows anything about a JOHN FRANK CHANEY who may have been murdered in the Chickasaw Nation during the 1890's.

Jacki Crawford Tue Oct 7 05:24:54 1997
BENTON- WILLIAM M born abt 1867, probably in Independece, KS fathers name believed to have been BENTON, SIMSON (or SIMPSON). GARRETT - MAUDE (or MAUDIE) dob unknown William and Maude were my Great Grandparents. They were said to have lived in Indian Territory near Madill, OK, Marshall (then Pickens) County at the time of the birth of their three sons: BENTON - FRANK J dob March 8, 1901 (my Maternal Grandfather) BENTON - MARVIN EDWARD dob March 10, 1903 BENTON - DELBERT dob abt 1905 Maude died when the youngest son was still a baby. Frank and Marvin only remembered "beautiful, long black hair and and white doeskin dress". Stories told were that Maude was killed in an "Indian uprising" but no details of her burial place are known. Am looking for any information on BENTON or GARRETT surnames and/or information on Marshall and Johnston County history. Best Regards, J Crawford

Rodney Marsh Tue Oct 7 14:23:34 1997
I am researching my wife's family tree. Her GGrandfather was one TAYLOR LANHAM, supposedly born in Kentucky in 1861. He is mentioned in the book "When Swallows Fly Home" by J.L. Medlock, a history of Center, OK, from about 1900 to 1960. The quotes in question are 1) "In 1893, the Dawes Commission was appointed for the purpose of making a roll of citizens of the Indian Territory. After which these citizens were to be assigned lands as their allotments. ... There were 200,000 claimants but only 90,000 were found to be Indian citizens and were given allotments. Some of the citizens we knew who were affected by the ruling of this commission were: SCOTT, PERRY, TAYLOR and FRANK LANHAM; ... There were others who received allotments, but I cannot recall them at this late date." (p.8) 2) "Our closest neighbor was the Statts family who lived about a half mile south of us. ... They were related to the Lanham family who owned hundreds of acres of those priaries, which they secured as their allotments. There were four of the LANHAMS: SCOTT, PERRY, TAYLOR, and FRANK." (p.16). Does this mean that TAYLOR LANHAM was a Native American? Given where Center is located (Pontotoc County, OK), was he a Chickasaw? I have looked into such Chickasaw genealogy resources as are available on the web and have found no LANHAM's listed anywhere. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Sabrina M. Toller Sat Oct 11 11:55:53 1997
I am looking for a way to trace my Native American heritage. I have been told that I am of Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Choctaw descent. I am not sure of the last names. I know that my maternal Great Grandmother was born in Indian Territory in the 1890's.

MARTINA HEARN Sun Oct 12 22:04:38 1997
I am looking for any info on JENNY OR JENNIE HALE and her daughter ELIZABETH HALE STRICKLAND. Jenny was married to CHAPMAN HENDERSON and birthed Elizabeth in 1806. I grew up hearing that Jenny was a Choctaw/Chicasaw and was the daughter of the head of her tribe.

Pat Stewart Mon Oct 13 15:51:35 1997
Looking for my gggreatmother, nancy ann BOWEN or BOWERS, b. 10-19-1840 tenn. or miss. d. 2-2-1919 quinton, okl. Madian name could be HEAD. m. in knoxville, tenn. to james SITCHLER or SITSLER( cherokee) b. 12-1-1844 knoxville, tenn. d. 7-18-1894 also buried in quinton, okl. nancy ann is strongly believed to be of choctaw and or chippewa decent.Her maidian name is a little clouded due to fighting over landgrant in okl. after her death, by her family. james or jim her husband did not want govt. in his life and discarded all govt. mail. Most of their children were b. in marion co.ala.and pittsburg co. okl and thier grandchildren were b. in fannin co. tex. Where can I find info. on any of this purtaining to nancy ann? snail-mail--- P.STEWART--505 so. Union st. Shawano, Wi. 54166

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Pam Caplan Tue Oct 14 19:03:06 1997
WALKER, Col. Tandy, Skullyville, IT; 1814-1877. I'm looking for information about Tandy WALKER. He owned Walker Station which was a Butterfield Stage Coach Station and was Governor of the Choctaw Nation in 1858. I need infor on when and to whom he married and names of his children. Also, I would like names and info on his brothers and sister.

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