Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Samuel Benge Jr.

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(See Hildebrand, Ghigau, Oolootsa and Grant.)-Samuel Houston, son of Samuel Houston and Josephine J. (Walker) Benge, was born at Fort Gibson in 1898. Educated at Fort Gibson.

Married in 1918, Margaret, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hildebrand. They are the parents of Samuel Houston Benge. Mr. Benge is a farmer near Fort Gibson.

Samuel Houston, son of Martin and Eliza (Lowrey) Benge was born January 28, 1832. Elected Councilor from Sequoyah District Aug. 3, 1857, and elected solicitor of the same District in 1859. He was First Lieutenant of Company A, Third Indian Home Guards, and a signer of the treaty of 1866.

He married October 15, 1866, Nannie, daughter of Theodore Brewster, born in October, 1845. He was elected senator from Illinois District in 1869, 1871, 1873, 1875, 1879 and 1883. Elected delegate to Washington December 16, 1869, and November 25, 1871.

Samuel Houston and Nannie (Brewster) Benge were the parents of Samuel Houston Benge, who married Josephine J. Walker



MLA Source Citation:

Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921 AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 3 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/biographical-sketch-of-mrs-samuel-benge-jr-2.htm - Last updated on Nov 26th, 2012


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