Biographical Sketch of Mrs. D. J. Faulkner

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Faulkner, Mrs. D. J. (See Foreman, Riley, Adair, Grant and Ghigau)—David Jesse, son of assistant Chief David McNair and Rachel Louvenia (Adair) Faulkner was born Jan. 2, t874, educated in the Cherokee public School and Male Seminary.

Married October 31, 1900 Jennie McClellan Foreman, born at Oowala November 12, 1878, she was educated at Oowala and graduated from Female Seminary June 1, 1898.

They are the parents of Tiana, born September 11, 1901; Oolootsa, born July 12, 1903; Frank Foreman born December 23, 1905; Ada McClellen, born March 2, 1910; David Famlyn, born January 30, 19 12; Taylor Adair, born February 8, 1915 and Ahniwake, born December 23, 1920.

David L. Faulkner’s Cherokee name is Te-quen-yoste, he belongs to the Odd Fellow and Knights of Pythias lodges and is engaged in stock raising north of Claremore. He was elected a member of Council from Sequoyah District August 7, 1899 and elected County Commissioner of Rogers County November 5, 1812.

Mrs. David 3. Faulkner is the daughter or Stephen Taylor Foreman born at Park Hill, September 24, 1848 married at Cane Hill Arkansas April 28, 1874 Ada Carter McClellan, born October 23, 1853. Stephen Taylor Foreman died January 30, 1891.

John Thompson Adair, born December 22 1812, married January 30, 1840 Penelope Mayfield, born May 12, 1824. He was delegate to Washington, Chairman of the Citizenship Court and Chief Justice of the Cherokee Nation. Their daughter Rachel Louvinia Adair, born January 6, 1844, married April 28, 1867, David McNair Faulkner born May 12, 1841. He was First Lieutenant in Captain Bluford West Alberty ‘s company of the Second Cherokee Mounted Volunteers. Elected Councilor from Sequoyah District in 1869 and 1877, senator from the same district 1879, 1881, 1889, 1895 and 1901; Delegate to Washington and Assistant Chief of the Cherokee Nation on August 3,1903 retaining his office until June 30, 1914. He died on August 2, 1914.

MLA Source Citation:

Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921 Web. 12 December 2014. - Last updated on Nov 28th, 2012

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