Biographical Sketch of George B. Perryman

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George B. Perryman was born April 17, 1847, on the Verdigris River, eighteen miles east of Tulsa, the third living son of Lewis Perryman, a prominent Creek politician. George was chiefly educated at his home, and at the age of eighteen began farming and stock rising, which business he still continues. George has always avoided politics, although several times requested to accept preferment by his people. In 1868 he married Miss Alex, a full-blood Creek, by whom he has six children, Moses S., born July 14, 1870; Ella L., May 14, 1874; Emeline, February 14, 1875; Ebenezer G., August 19, 1978; Mamie E., September 15, 1880, and George B., March 13, 1884. Mr. Perryman has about 3,000 head of cattle and about 1,000 acres of farmland in cultivation, also 200 head of horses, some of which are of an improved grade. His residence in Tulsa, is one of the handsomest in the Cherokee Nation. In this town he has a number of residence lots. Mr. Perryman weighs 210 pounds, and is over six feet in height. He is a fine looking man, with a thorough business head, while like his brother, Chief Legus Perryman, he is affable in manner, and charitable and kind to all with whom he comes in contact. Mr. Perryman is a member of the Presbyterian Church; he is, however, liberal and progressive in all his ideas.

MLA Source Citation:

O'Beirne, Harry F. and Edward S. The Indian Territory: Its Chiefs, Legislators, and Leading Men. St. Louis. 1898. Web. 30 January 2015. - Last updated on Jul 29th, 2012

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