Biographical Sketch of George W. Mayes

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(See Adair, Gant and Foreman) —George Washington Mayes, born in Going Snake District, November 21, 1848 educated in the Cherokee National schools, married April 18, 1872 Susie Emory Martin, born July 25, 1854.

They were the parents of: Tip Cicero, born June 1, 1873; Carrie B., born June 16, 1875; Pixie A., born Jan­uary 31, 1879; Edward T., born July 18, 1884 and Richard C. Mayes, born April 20, 1887.

Mr. Mayes is a successful farmer and stockman. He lives on the location of the Captain Nathaniel Pryor farm which was settled before 1820 and is the oldest farm in Oklahoma. George W. Mayes is a sturdy representative citizen and an ideal Ameri­can. He was elected Councilor from Coo­weescoowee District August 3, 1893 and 5, 1901. He was elected sheriff of Mayes County November 8, 1910 and November 5, 1912. Mr. Mayes Cherokee name is, Touuneetor Youngbeaver. He is a Baptist and belongs to the Odd Fellows and is a Scottish Rite of the eighteenth degree.

George Washington Mayes, born November 5, 1824, married May 21, 1846 Charlotte, daughter of Rev. Jesse and Elizabeth (Wilkerson) Bushyhead, born March 16, 1830. She died January 23, 1878 and he died October 28, 1894.

They were the parents of: Jesse Bushyhead, born February 13, 1847; George Washington, subject of this sketch; Nancy Jane, wife of Judge James M. Keys; Elizabeth, wife of John Henry Covel; Edward Bushyhead, born June 8, 1853 and died in March 1874; Walter Adir, born December 10, 1860; John Thompson, born June 6, 1863 and Samuel Houston, born October 1, 1866.

MLA Source Citation:

Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921 Web. 27 January 2015. - Last updated on Nov 26th, 2012

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