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Biographical Sketch of Peter J. Coyne

(See Grant)-Peter Joseph Coyne, born of Irish parentage, in England October 19, 1869. Married at Vinita, March 11, 1893 Margaret Shanahan, born May 31, 1874. They are the parents of: Mary Ellen, born March 27, 1894, married F. M. Gleason; Agnes Mary, born January 5, 1896; Patrick William, born March 16, 1898, served in the World war overseas fourteen months in the Aerial Corps; Peter Joseph, born March 12, 1900; Caroline, born March 9, 1904; Emmett Charles, born January 5, 1907; Joseph L., born June 8, 1910; Woodrow Riley, born February 10, 1913, and Marguerite Ambrosia Coyne, born November 13, 1916. Mr. and Mrs. Coyne are members of the Catholic church and are successful farmers near Estella. Straight forward, honest and logical Peter J. Coyne has been chosen by his fellow citizens as flotorial representative of Craig and Rogers Counties on November 3, 1908; representative of Craig County on November 8, 1910, and November 5, 1912, and state senator from the twenty-ninth district on November 7, 1916. Patrick Shanahan, born Mar. 11, 1833, in Tipperary, Ireland, and married Charlotte daughter of Nelson and Margaret (Scrimsher) Rogers, born January 27,...

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Sarah Calvert

(See Crittenden) Sarah A. Crittenden was born in the Cherokee Nation March 25, 1868 and educated in the Cherokee National schools. Married near Alluwee January 1, 1889 Samuel N. son of Lowrey and Amanda Calvert born March 1 t, 1863 in Dearborn County, Indiana. They are the parents of: Amanda Alice, born August 9, 1890; Charles Elmer, born January, 2, 1893, married at Tucumcari, N. M. September 28, 1911, Minnie May Conant; their children are Charles Richard born Nov. 24, 1913; Vivian May, born May 1, 1915, Anna Mildred born Nov. 16, 1916, Lela Captola born Apr. 10, 1919 and Lucile Leona Calvert born Feb. 3, 1920; Lela Delvia, born May 13, 1901 married at Vinita September 24, 1916 W. F. son of John and Lucinda Lay born May 10, 1889. Their children are Jaunita Fern, born August 16, 1918 and Clara Marie Lay, born July 12, 1920; Mildred Loree, born November 20, 1908 in Quay Co. N. M. and Clara Myrtle Calvert, born January 27, 1911. The Calverts and Lays are farmers, near...

Biographical Sketch of Nelson B. Chamberlain

(See Oolootsa). Nelson Beecher, son of Reverend Armory Nelson and Dollie (Hoyt )Chamberlain, was born at Park Hill September 9, 1850. Educated in the Cherokee Nation. Married June 12, 1877, Emma Marie Meeks. June 9, 1858. She died January 31, 1888. They were the parents of: Emma Grace, born April 7, 1881, married Clarence William LeForce, born December 31, 1879, in Labitte County, Kansas. They have five children, Ora B., born April 21, 1904; John D., born October 6, 1910; Marie Dewdrop, born January 22, 1913; Loreone Lorene, born January 19, 1917, and Grace Eunice, born December 26, 1918; Marie Eunice, born September 29, 1882, married Frank Edward Nix; and William Nelson Chamberlain, born November 22, 1883. Mr. Chamberlain married March 26, 1886, Sarah Viola, daughter of John Lee and Amanda (Blankenship) LeForce, born December 4, 1866, in Indiana. They are the parents of: Abigal Otelia, born October 18, 1890, married Thomas Cogni; Erastus Donald, born November 7, 1892 Mary Ellen, born April 23, 1894, married William A. Parker; and Clarence Eugene Chamberlain, born August 25, 1896. Mr. Chamberlain is a member of the Deer Clan and his Cherokee name is See-yah. He is a farmer near...

Slave Narrative of Eliza Whitmire

Person Interviewed: Eliza Whitmire Location: Vinita, Oklahoma Date of Birth: 1833 Age: 102 My name is Eliza Whitmire. I live on a farm, near Estella, where I settled shortly after the Civil War and where I have lived ever since. I was born in slavery in the state of Georgia, my parents having belonged to a Cherokee Indian of the name of George Sanders, who owned a large plantation in the old Cherokee Nation, in Georgia. He also owned a large number of slaves but I was too young to remember how many he owned. I do not know the exact date of my birth, although my mother told me I was about five years old when President Andrew Jackson ordered General Scott to proceed to the Cherokee country, in Georgia, with two thousand troops and remove the Cherokees by force to the Indian Territory. This bunch of Indians were called the Eastern Emigrants. The Old Settler Cherokees had moved themselves in 1835 when the order was first given to the Cherokees to move out. The weeks that followed General Scott’s order to remove the Cherokees were filled with horror and suffering for the unfortunate Cherokees and their slaves. The women and children were driven from their homes, sometimes with blows and close on the heels of the retreating Indians came greedy whites to pillage the Indians’ homes, drive off their cattle, horses and pigs, and they even rifled the graves for any jewelry, or other ornaments that might have been buried with the dead. The Cherokees, after being driven from their homes, were divided into detachments of nearly...

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Zeno M. Cox

(See Grant, Cordery and Duncan)-Emma J., daughter of David McLaughlin and Mary J. (Vickery) Beck was born August 17, 1874. Educated in the Cherokee Public Schools. Married in 1893, W. J. Elledge. They were the parents of Roy P. born November 4, 1894 and Cena Belle Elledge, born June 20, 1896. Mrs. Elledge married in December 1899 Zeno M. son of Aaron and Sarah Cox, born January 6, 1852. They were the parents of: Zeno M., born November 24, 1901, Sarah Vinita, born February 8, 1906; Cherokee Juanita, born September 27, 1911; Melvin, born September 12, 1912 and Clinton Clark Cox born October 4, 1916. Mr. Cox is a farmer near Estella Okla., Craig...

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