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I am doing research on the Adair family. Have researched back to circa 1400. I am willing to share information. Also do Cherokee Indian research in general, and have many lines from the Adair County, Sequoyah District.
Ann Maloney luvcats@ionet.net  

I would like to find information about my great great grandparents and their families. I have the following information about them given to me by relatives. I am also told to look for a book that supposedly has a wealth of information...my brother says it is a black book about Adair County. I honestly think he said the name included the words "black book". Does this sound familiar at all? Here is the information as my brother gave it to me: Couple came to Indian Territory and settled in the Chalk Bluff Community of Adair County in 1911 and 1912. He was known in Stilwell and Adair County as "Uncle Andy". He died 19 Jan 1934. Mary Francis (BACON) BATEMAN died 16 Dec 1924 and is buried in Stilwell Cemetery. "Uncle Andy" was b. 6 Feb 1853 in Lee Township, Crawford County, Ark; m. 24 Jul 1873 in Washington County, Ark., d. 19 Jan 1934 in Stilwell, Adair, OK. Bateman Cemetery. Notes: Postmaster and County Commission. As a young man he was known throughout the territory as a sprinter. Seldom was he equaled. This brought him recognition and respect assisting him in becoming successful in the Griss and Meal Mills, buying and selling lumber and cotton also with a local grocery store in Evansville where he met and married Mary Frances BACON. In 1879 he moved with his five sons and three daughters then opened a grocery store in the Indian Territory, Cherokee Nation, Stilwell (OK). Had one of two homes in that town with a sidewalk. There he became the township's first treasurer because of his strong principles. County commissioner 1911-1912. Known throughout Adair County as "Uncle Andy". Had ten children. John Henry BATEMAN m. Mona Olive EATON, Mark BATEMAN m. Martha, Walter BATEMAN m. Bill FAGER. James' dad was big on education opened Bateman School in Evansville which has been incorporated into Cedarville School District. 1910 census of Stilwell Township, Adair, OK has a 57 year old Andy BATEMAN owning a grocery store. Says he was born in Arkansas. Father b. NJ mother b. in TN. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Paula Stout pstout@fn.net

My geat-grandfather, John Calvin BREWER settled in the Honey Hill area in 1897. He died there in 1923 and is buried in the Honey Hill Cemetery, once known as Allison Cemetery. He was a Confederate soldier from Tennessee during the Civil War. Thank you.
Tom Brewer tcbrewer@worldnet.att.net

I am trying to find out something about my g-grandfather's ancestors from Adair County. His name was Frank BROWN b. August 12, 1858, in Goingsnake District and died March 15, 1943, in Narcissa, OK. He married Nancy Isabelle CAMPBELL in approx. 1883. In his Dawes application he states that his Mother's name was Marguerite WOODALL and his father was William BROWN. He says his Mother was a half breed and his dad was white. The Dawes Roll lists eight children - George (my grandfather), Mary M., Tennessee B., Fannie A., Frederick F., Nancy I., Robert E.L., and Ruth May. They were born between 1886 and 1904. The 1910 census shows that they had moved to Narcissa, OK by that time. Does anyone have anything that could be of help finding out about Marguerite and William BROWN? I am relatively new to genealogy and live in a very remote area of Wyoming so I don't have a lot of resources available to me.

I am interested in information concerning the BUNCH family and the town of Bunch in Adair County.
Frances Bunch no1bunch@sccoast.net  

John CATON (white man) b. NC, M. an indian, Clementine, b. NC. They had a daughter Mary M. CATON b. abt 1841 in NC. I believe John CATON has descendants that lived in Adair County. In 1860, Mary M. CATON m. John SMITH in Lincoln Co., TN. Do you have any information on the CATON'S or the SMITH'S?
Jim Cunningham Jim-Cham@ix.netcom.com  

My husbands parents were married in Stillwell in 1931. Their names were Fay COLLINS and Voysie WALKER. Voysie WALKER was born in Stillwell in 1912. I believe all their children were born in Stillwell too. They are Ruby Fay, Russell Dean, and Bernard Ray COLLINS. Fay COLLINS' parents were James Henry COLLINS b abt 1879 and Eva Mattie RUNION b abt 1884. Voysie WALKER's parents were William Thomas WALKER b abt 1875 and Maggie M.THURBER b abt 1875. My side of the family came from Oklahoma, I am still researching them. I would be interested in any information you can give in regards to the COLLINS, RUNION,  WALKER and THURBER families. Thank you in advance.
Lee Ann Collins 

My husband's gggrandfather was Cornelius COOPER, b. in Ga., d. in Rusk County, Texas. Cornelius' father was Benjamin COOPER, b. in Granville County, NC., d 1852 in Indian Territory (Adair County area). Widower Benjamin had married about 1810 Pretty Girl a Cherokee woman and in early 1830's immigrated to Cherokee Nation West. "The History of Adair County Including Flint and Goingsnake Districts" lists daughters: Mary m. Thompson SYNARD, Nancy m. Richard W. KING, Sabra m. Joseph ENGLAND, Sarah or Sally m. Martin WARD, Elizabeth m. Cook STILL, Catherine m. John GOODWIN. We would like to correspond with any descendants so we can update records on that branch of the family.
Pat Reece PatReece@aol.com

Seeking information on my ggrandparents, Basel Davis CRAIG, b. 26 Jun 1853, in Illinois, d. 5 Nov 1929 in Westville; and Mary Angeline (RECTOR) CRAIG, b. 27 Jul 1855 in Mo., d. 9 Sep 1944 in Pryor. Both are buried in the Old Missionary Cemetery. My grandmother Rosalie CRAIG married a HASTINGS, possibly Joe, before she married my grandfather Sanford ROBISON. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Cecil L. Robison robison@isc-durant.com  

I am certain that Bluford ELMORE lived in Westville, OK. He was my gggrandmothers brother. He was b. in Arkansas, possibly Jasper. His parents were Allen and Milla ELMORE. They were both born in Kentucky, moved to Arkansas, then to Oklahoma. Sisters and brothers are Sarah (my gggrandmother) m. Pleas MacDonald TAYLOR, Olie, Lothie, Frazier and William. That is all the information I have. Any other information would be great.
Bill Taylor sport@accessone.com

In 1900 my great-grandparents were in Flint Township, Indian Territory. I checked on a map and that part of Indian Territory is now Adair County. Their names were Henry & Louella FRYE, their children were Benton, Mattie, Mary, John. In 1890 Henry was still in Yell County, Ar. I found an adoption record where he allowed a Robert SPENCER to adopt his four month old daughter, Essie Ollie FRYE, because his first wife Fannie had died. In 1909 Henry died adn Louella died in 1912. In 1900 all of Henry's family had left Ar. I believe that Henry and Louella were married in I.T., however, I've not been able to find a marriage license for them. Their first child Benton was born in July 1894. I would really appreicate any help. According to one of my great-aunts, Essie, the child that was adopted by Robert SPENCER came when Henry died in 1909, so I know she had to be in the area also.
Connie M. Daniels-Sartin cdaniels@mail.orion.org  

My husbands grandfather was James Lafayette GORDON who was from Stilwell, as were his father and grandfather. Our Adair County surnames would be: GORDON, ELLIOTT, COCHRAN, YOUNG, DAUGHERTY, CASTEEL, MORGAN.

The COCHRAN YOUNG AND DAUGHERTY lines were Cherokee Indian, they came BEFORE the Trail of Tears.
If you know anyone else researching these lines PLEASE let me know!
Laurie MVEteach1@aol.com  

Looking for info on Rosalie HALL b. 1881 OK. and John James TAYLOR b. 1871 MS. married June 8, 1897 in Bunch, IT. Adair County Rosalie's mother was Mollie HALL BELL Married a BELL after Rosalies fathers death. Unknown first name on either. John James's parents were Ambres TAYLOR b. Tuscaloosa co. Al. mother was Mary Francis Elizabeth WILLIAMS ( aka. Elizabeth )b. 1837 d. 1921 in Sallisaw, Sequoyah, OK.
Sharon Taylor Cubberly cubb@pacific.net  

Robert Austin HARRISON b. ca. 1848 in Mo. m. Christian Perlina COOK b. 28 Jul 1883 in TN, daughter of Lafayette and Sarah Elizabeth (ALLEN) COOK. Theri children were: Theodore R. HARRISON, Ruth HARRISON, and Austin W. HARRISON. Theodore was born in Ark., and Ruth and Austin in MO. This family is listed on the 1920 census for Adair County, OK. Christian Perlina's brother James Monroe COOK also lived in Adair County. Any information would be appreciated.
Donna Merrill dmerrill@fastlane.net  

Jackson STILWELL is my ggggrandfather. Jackson had at least one daughter named Hannah who married my gggrandfather, Sylvester MAGINITY. I am looking to find Sylvester MAGINITY's parents. Hannah and Sylvester were married in Shelbyville, IN on 08 Dec 1864. Looking for pictures or materials. Thanks!
Barry Maginity northernwoods@gtlakes.com

Searching for KELLER and SPENCER families. The KELLER family was in Drumright, OK around 1900. In particular I am looking for J. Wesley KELLER married to Florence E. They had 9 children: Lenerd, Homer, May, Lowas, Jessee, Wesley, Luther, Albert and Ester. Ester is my grandmother. She was born in Drumright. Her parents were born in Tennessee. Any information would be helpful. Ester KELLER married James Voyle SPENCER and they lived in Stilwell, Adair, OK.
Laura Nevitt nevitt@win.bright.net

Looking for (and willing to share) information on the LEATHERWOOD family of Stilwell. My group moved there in the 1890's and some may still be there. If you've got a LEATHERWOOD connection, I'd love to hear from you.
Blair Leatherwood blairlwd@ix.netcom.com

John LIVERS, son of Chulio LIVERS, was listed in the 1910 Adair County, OK., census age 29 with his wife Rebecca LONG age 35, a son John, age 2, and Rebecca's children by a previous marriage, Pearl BENGE, age 17 and William BENGE, age 15. I'm looking for John LIVER's burial place. Rebecca is buried in Augusta, Kansas, but John isn't there. Is anyone else researching this family?

Are you related to Sadie E. LOE? Sadie lived in Stilwell, Adair County, OK, and is 116 Cherokee.
Joy Goade joyz@bweb.net  

I am researching the surname MANAR. David MANAR and his wife Jessee (LINDSEY) MANAR resided in Adair County. Their son Walter Jefferson MANAR, was enrolled into the Cherokee Nation in 1906, the family then were living in Westville, Indian Territory. Who was this family and what happened to them? Were they related to the MANAR's who resided in Cherokee County, KS? Any help appreciated.
Nora Hiatt Norahiatt@Sprintmail.com  

I am researching the MORRIS family which was originally headed by Gideon Franklin MORRIS and his Cherokee Indian wife, Rebecca. They lived in Cherokee Co., NC before they migrated to Indian Territory in 1867. I am particularly interested in finding descendants and information about their son, John Calhoun MORRIS. I believe his wife was named Evaline TURNER, daughter of Felix TURNER and Fanny CALLOWAY who were originally of Greenville and later Pickens Co., SC. Evaline TURNER was a twin of Meca Caroline TURNER. Evaline and John Calhoun MORRIS married before 1850 and were living in Cherokee Co., NC when the census was taken. John and Evaline both are believed to have died about 18651866. Their children moved to Indian Territory with the grandparents and left many descendants, there, who were on the Guion Miller Rolls. Would love to make contact with anyone researching this family.
Gail R. Blancett, Aiken, SC, ablancett@scescape.net  

Hannah E. NEWBERRY b. Ark. moved to Christian County, MO, then her descendents to Stilwell, Adair, OK. In 1910 there were family members there. Hannah NEWBERRY m. Haywood HARPER. My grandmother Sarah F. (HARPER) MILLS said before she died that her grandfather was full blood Cherokee Indian. She told all kinds of stories to back up her statement.
J. Rusty JRustygal@aol.com  

I am Richard PADEN and my e-mail address is: relp27@worldnet.att.net. I was born and raised in Adair County, Oklahoma. I currently doing research about the people I grew up with and I would like to have my name and e-mail address placed on your list of researchers. Thank you.
Richard Paden relp27@imagin.net  

I would like to hear from anyone who is researching the PARRIS families that came to Indian Territory beginning as early as 1830 and lived in Adair County. Thank you.
Beverly Hintergardt bhint@aeroflighttd.com  

Looking for information on the family of Robert Dean RIGHTSELL, b. in Westville, Adair County, on 10 Jul 1910. Morther's name was Ethel RIGHTSELL, and father's name was probably Robert RIGHTSELL. At least one ancestor was a Cherokee.
Bob Rightsell ae4fa@netside.com

I am looking for information regarding the RYAN family from Proctor, Adair, OK. John RYAN b. 1871 m. Becky Elizabeth ADAMS b. 28 Mar 1894. Becky was John's second wife and my great grandmother. John is on the rolls as 14 Cherokee. For some reason a grandson from John's first marriage claims there were no children from his second marriage though the existence of my grandmother and her three siblings would prove otherwise. I am new to the genealogy biz so any information or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Chris Rohr kwoppr@feist.com

I am researching the SixkillerDun-Nee-WoseGrant families from Baptist, Watts, Green, Stilwell, Adair County, Oklahoma.
Nita Justice, Tenkiller Lake, Oklahoma

Looking for information on Ruth RAWLINS nee SIXKILLER, of Goingsnake District, Indian Territory. Now Adair County. She lived around Westville, Watts, and Ballard, I.T., 1900's. Ruth was my grandmother and I'm trying to find out from where she came and something about her family.
Johnnie J. Sixkiller sixkiller@marsweb.com

Seeking information on Johnnie WALKER, Jr., b. ca 1843-47. Civil War Union Vet, Kansas 3rd Regt. Company - Indian Home Guards. Insame Company with Redbird SIXKILLER, Frog SIXKILLER, Soldier SIXKILLER, and Abraham SIXKILLER. Resided Westville, Goingsnake, Indian Territory, now Adair County, possibly before Civil War. 1937 WPA interview, James P. RUSSELL stated: "Among the old-timers who lived in this community were Frog SIXKILLER, Johnnie WALKER. Wash LEE, Tom SWAKE, Wilson BUSHYHEAD, Smith BUSHYHEAD, John BLACKFOX and Soldier SIXKILLER. These men always helped the RUSSELL family harvest. 1937 WPA interview, Wash LEE, res. Westville near Baptist Mission, Cherokee Lawman stated: "Some of the men who worked with the threshing of grain were Smith Wilson BUSHYHEAD, Frog and Soldier SIXKILLER, John BLACKFOX, Tom SWAKE and Johnnie WALKER.". 1894 Dawes Application of Muzetta Bell (SCROGGINS) RUSHING relating to Johnnine WALKER, Jr., and Sr. show affidavits signed by 1894 residents of Carroll County, Ark., W. W. GENTRY and Nancy D. WILSON 1894 Sequoyah District, Muldrow, Indian Territory, George W. VANN; Tahlequah District, Cherokee Nation, Watt CHRISTIE (Ned CHRISTIE's father?).
Vangee Brigham oranbrigham@mail.utex.edu

My ggg grandfather was Soldier SIXKILLER, his son was Abraham SIXKILLER. Abraham's son was Lincoln SIXKILLER. Lincoln's son (my father) was Emory SIXKILLER. I'm trying to find Ballard, OK. I think Soldier was one of the emigrants from Ga. along with his brothers and his parents. Anything you could pass my way would be appreciated.
Johnnie J. Sixkiller sixkiller@marsweb.com

My mother, Geraldine WELCH, was born in Adair County in 1915. She was the daughter of Thomas Reese WELCH and Martha BROWN, both of whom are on the Dawes Rolls. My grandparents lived in the Chance Community in the early 1900's and are buried in the New Hope Cemetery. Am willing to share information and help you with your Cherokee Genealogy.
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Martha Redus RVRD23A@prodigy.com

Rosanna WEST my great, great , great grandmother was born in the Cherokee Nation East in Tennessee. Place unknown. Her father was Jacob WEST and her mother was Sallie HARLAN (HARLIN), who was at least 12 Cherokee. Jacob's father was possibly Levi WEST born circa 1732. I have information obtained from a will that I got from the LDS Family History Center. Does anyone have a copy of this will? Do you know if Jacob was indeed one of Levi's children. Who was Levi married to? Will share any information that you like. Rosanna married W. D. Nelson Rogers, son of Chief John Rogers, the last chief of the Old Settlers, circa 1842 in the Cherokee Nation West. Apparently she migrated to the Cherokee Nation with her parents as part of the pro-treaty, or Old Settlers movement. She and W. D. Nelson lived in Arkansas part of the CNW, but later moved to the Oklahoma part of the CNW. Any help on the West family is greatly appreciated.
Ann Maloney luvcats@ionet.net

I am doing research on the WILLIAMS and WEST Families of Adair County. Sidwell Heron (H.T.) WILLIAMS is my gggrandfather.
Larry McCoy arrow8@gower.net

I am doing research on the WOODALL family. Would like information pertaining to the WOODALL family in the Westville area.


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