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Biographical Sketch of Richard L. Taylor

(Halfbreed and Ghigau)-Richard Lee, son of William and Elizabeth (Grimmett) Taylor was born in 1854. Married in 1880 Margaret Elminr Paden, born in 1856. They are the parents of: Nannie C. married Felix N. Holland; Annie Almira, married W. A. Corley; Mary Amelia, married Thomas E. Holland; Susie Bunch, married Claude Doherty; Richard Lee; William Benjamin, deceased, and Martha Catherine living, married Tiny Hill, deceased. Richard Lee Taylor was elected Sheriff of Flint District August 1, 1887; August 5, 1889 and August 1, 1893. Elected Senator from the same district August 3, 1903. Elected County Commissioner of Adair County November 3,...

Biographical Sketch of Arthur F. Chamberlin

(See Oolootsa) Arthur Fanshaw, son of Rev. Armory N. and Eunice Dolly (Hoyt) Chamberlain, was born October 9, 185 7 in Flint District. He was educated in the public schools and Male Seminary. Married June 9, 1883, at Neosho, Missouri, Letitia, daughter of Hamilton W., and Margaret Goodykoontz, born March 18. 1861, in Newton County, Missouri. They located in Vinita, and are the parents of. Dolly Edith (Cherokee name Oo-loo-tsa) born August 19, 1887; educated in the schools of Vinita, and Henry Kendall College; married June 22, 1907, William Robinson; Catherine Brown, born December 25, 1893; educated at Vinita and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; married December 22, 1916, James W. Dunnington, son of W. G. and India Knight Dunnington; Arthur Fanshaw Chamberlain, born March 8, 1900. He was in school in Hampton Sidney College in Virginia at the beginning of the war; he enlisted and was mustered out of service at the close of the war. He is superintendent of a tobacco factory at Danville, Virginia. Reverend Armory Nelson, son of Rev. William and Fern (Hoyt) Chamberlain, was born Nov. 29, 1821, at Brainard Mission. He married December 3, 1846, Eunice Dolly, daughter of Milo and Lydia (Lowry) Hoyt, born Dec. 14, 1820, on Chickamaugua River. Rev. A. N. Chamberlain, although a white man, spoke the Cherokee language perfectly. He died July 4, 1894, and his widow died on the 21st of the same month. Their children were. Abijal Eunice, born May 18, 1849; Nelson Bucher, born Sept. 9, 1850; William Clifford, born April 23, 1852; Edward Warren, born October 10, 1853; Arthur Fanshaw, born Oct. 9, 1857; Henry...

Biographical Sketch of Wiley B. Mayes

(See Adair and Downing) Wiley B. Mayes, born April 15, 1848, in Flint District. Married in May 1872 Emma Bombrake, born in 1854. They were the parents of Thompson, born July 6, 1875 and Sinie B. Mayes, born Oct. 20, 1876. Mrs. Emma Mayes died April 18, 1877. Mr. Mayes married February 11, 1879, Margaret Gillis nee McLaughlin born July 13, 1859. They were the parents of Lola Mayes, born January 11, 1880. Mrs. Margaret Mayes died January 19, 1883. Mr. Mayes married July 22, 1885 Ermina Cherokee Vann born February 26, 1856. James Vann married September 17, 1829 Elizabeth Heaton, a native of Georgia. He died January 20, 1857 and she died May 6, 1860. They were the parents of Ermina Cherokee (Vann) Mayes. Walter Adair, called “Black Watt’ to distinguish him from his cousin, Walter Scott Adair, who was called “Red Watt’ was born December 11, 1783, married May 13, 1804 Rachel Thompson, born December 24, 1786. He died January 20, 1835 and she died April 22, 1876. They were the parents of Nancy Adair, born October 7, 1808, married January 22, 1824, Samuel Mayes, born November 11, 1803 in Tennessee. He died December 30, 1858 and she died March 18, 1876. They were the parents of Wiley B....

Biographical Sketch of George W. Smith

George Washington Smith, born in Flint District, July 18, 1878, educated locally and in Male Seminary. Married Nov. 24, 1904. Jennie May Paden, born Sept. 24, 1885. They are the parents of Grover Paden, born Aug.. 30th, 1905; and George Washington Smith, Jr. born April 14. 1907. George Washington is a Royal Arch mason, He was a member of the legislature from Adair County in 1910 and 1911. Chief Charles R. Hicks married Nancy Broom and their daughter Elsie married Jeremiah Broom, they are the parents of John Horn who married Nellie Miller and their daughter, Elizabeth, married Charles Smith and they were the parents of George Washington Smith, the subject of the sketch. Mrs. Smith is the daughter of Benjamni P. and Lucy Paden and the grand-daughter of Benjamin and Elmire (Miller)...

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