Location: Cherokee County NC

Biographical Sketch of W. T. Whitaker

Elizabeth Taylor, daughter of David and Mary Ann. (Bigby) Taylor was born in Cherokee County, North Carolina Oct. 18th, 1819, Married April 2, 1834 to Stephen Whitaker who was born in the same County and State on February 9, 1814. They were the parents of William Thomas Whitaker, born February 14, 1854 in same County and State. William Thomas came to Indian Territory in 1871, remaining 4 years, returned to his native state and on April 25, 1875 married Stacy L. Hood who was born in the same county and State on May 25, 1860. They removed to the Indian Territory under the supervision of the Government over the Cherokee’s in 1881, living about 6 months in Muskogee, moved to Chouteau living there for 5 years and moved to Pryor, Okla. in 1887. To this Union was born James Edward, Dec. 25, 1878, William Jerry, Sept. 8, 1881, Emma D, June 11, 1883, Maggie R. June 1, 1885, J. Charles, July 4, 1888, Ella O. August 8, 1890, Claude, February 9, 1893, Clarence May 7, 1895, Edna Mae, July 26, 1901. James E. and William J. received their education at Male Seminary, Tahlequah, Willie Halsell College, Vinita, and Henry Kendall College, Muskogee, Okla. William J. is also a graduate of the University Medical College of Kansas City, Mo. and was First Lieutenant M. R. C. and present County Physician....

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. John M. Carroll

(See Raper, Townsend)-Mary C. daughter of Thomas Martin and Marcella Fernandas (Townsend) Raper, was born in Georgia June 5, 1876, educated in Georgia, Indian Territory and North Carolina. Married January 8, 1893, John M. son of Jesse R. and Mary Jane Carroll, born Nov. 24, 1870 in Cherokee County, N. Carolina. They are the parents of: Myrtle J. born March 31, 1894. Married J. L. Nall, has one daughter Ella Clementine Nall, born April 20, 1914; Clem, born February 13, 1896; Gillie May, born March 24, 1898, married to James Ellis Sloan, Dec. 1, 1917; Jesse L. born July 11, 1900; Julia„ born February 2, 1904; Edith, born February 11, 1907; Olive Marie, born March 7, 1909; Thomas Grant, born August 23, 1911; Clinton Hoolie, born March 5, 1914; Leona, born January 22, 1919; and Warren G., born March 31, 1921. Mr. and Mrs. Carrol are farmers and belong to the Church of God. Clem Carrol 1st. Sgt. of 358 Inf. 90 Div. was married to Nina Bryant May 7, 1921 at Muskogee, Okla. He was educated in Okla. end Missouri. Graduated from Rude’s Business College in Carthage, Missouri. Thomas M. Raper and family also his grandmother and grandfather, Polly and Jessie Raper immigrated from the state of Georgia to this country in 1881 and were admitted to citizenship in the same year. The daughter Mary went back to...

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Biography of Hon. Charles P. Brooks

HON. CHARLES P. BROOKS. This well-known official is very favorably regarded all over Cleburne County, and fills the office of circuit clerk in an able and very acceptable manner. He was born in Murphy, Cherokee County, N. C., July 12, 1848, to Jesse B. and Nancy F. (Porter) Brooks, the former of whom was born in South Carolina and the latter in Tennessee. They were married in Claiborne County, of the last named State, and after residing there for a time moved to North Carolina. In 1868 the family located in Blount County, East Tennessee, and resided in that section for five years, then located at Ducktown Mines in Polk County, Tennessee, and afterward in Calhoun County, Ga. Prior to the war the father was engaged in the saddle, harness and mercantile business, but lost his property during the great struggle between the North and South, after which he turned his attention to farming and later opened a saddle and harness shop. During the war he served as commissary of the Thirty-ninth North Carolina Confederate Infantry for two years. He is now in his eighty-fourth year, is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and has for years been connected with the Masonic fraternity. Six children were born to himself and wife, two of whom are living, of whom the subject of this sketch is the younger. After the...

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Biography of William T. Whitaker

William T. Whitaker, owner of the Pryor Bottling Works at Pryor, was born in Andrews, North Carolina, on the 14th of February, 1854, a son of Stephen and Elizabeth (Taylor) Whitaker, both natives of that state. The mother was of Cherokee descent and their marriage occurred before their removal to Indian Territory. For many years the father was engaged in the land business, also in farming, and he achieved substantial success. William T Whitaker’s education was mostly self acquired and at an early age he started out into the world on his own account. In 1871 he located in Tahlequah but after living there four years he returned to his native state, where he was married. Subsequently he again removed to Indian Territory and took up residence in Muskogee, when that now thriving community was scarcely a town. In 1881 he established a carpentry and building business and one year later moved to Chouteau, where he remained until 1887. In that year he came to Pryor, where there were but three houses at that time, and for some twenty years he followed the mercantile business, becoming one of the leading merchants in the surrounding country. Later he became the owner of the Pryor Bottling Works, in the operation of which he is still active. Mr. Whitaker is one of Pryor’s representative citizens and he has always taken a prominent...

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Biography of Dumont D. Howell, M. D.

For sixteen years Dr. Dumont D. Howell was numbered among the capable, prominent and successful physicians of Nowata, where he passed away on the 6th of December, 1919. He was born in Murphy, North Carolina, January 14,1874, and was a son of D. M. and Margaret (Sudderth) Howell. The Howell family was long connected with the history of North Carolina and of Georgia and the Sudderths were also of an old family of the former state. In the acquirement of his education Dumont D. Howell supplemented his public school course by study at the Young Harris College of Georgia and afterward entered the University of Nashville as a medical student, completing his course in 1903, at which time the M. D. degree was conferred upon him. Later he pursued further study in the Chicago Postgraduate Medical School and throughout his professional career he kept in touch with the trend of medical research and investigation through his wide reading and study. Having completed his course he at once located in Nowata and it was not long before he had built up an extensive practice of an important character. He served for some time as a member of the board of health of the, city and his ability brought him prominently to the front in professional relations. In his later years he also became identified with the development of oil lands...

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Tamali Tribe

It is in the highest degree probable that this town is identical with the Toa, Otoa, or Toalli of the De Soto chroniclers, the –lli of the last form representing presumably the Hitchiti plural –ali. Be that as it may, there can be little question regarding the identity of Tamałi with the town of Tama, which appears in Spanish documents of the end of the same century and the beginning of the seventeenth. 1See p. 12. In 1598 Mendez de Canço, governor of Florida, writes that he plans to establish a post at a place “which is called Tama, where I have word there are mines and stones, and it is a very fertile land abounding in food and fruits, many like those of Spain.” It was said to be 40 leagues from St. Augustine. 2Serrano y Bans, Doc. Hist., p. 138. In a later letter, dated February, 1600, is given the testimony of a soldier named Gaspar de Salas, who had visited this town in the year 1596. He undertook this expedition in company with the Franciscan fathers, Pedro Fernandez de Chosas and Francisco de Veras. He found the town to be farther off than the governor had supposed – “about 60 leagues, little more or less,” from St. Augustine. They reached it from Guale – that is, from St. Catherines Island. De Salas states that: It took...

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Cherokee County, North Carolina Cemetery Transcriptions

North Carolina Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the North Carolina county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemetery transcriptions hosted by USGenWeb Archives. Harshaw Methodist Church Cemetery – Part 1 Harshaw Methodist Church Cemetery – Part 2 Cemetery transcriptions and photographs hosted by FindAGrave A R S Hunter Pyramid Adams Family Cemetery Allen Cemetery Allmon Family Cemetery,  Coalville Bates Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Bates Creek Bates Private Cemetery Beal Family Cemetery, Murphy Bear Paw Church Cemetery, Murphy Beech Creek Cemetery Bell Hill Cemetery, Murphy Bellview Community Cemetery, Bellview Bellview Methodist Church Cemetery, Bellview Bentwood Family Cemetery, Culberson Bigmount Family Cemetery Blalock Family Cemetery, Andrews Brasstown Cemetery Bryant Family Cemetery, Murphy Bryson Cemetery Burrell Cemetery Cable Family Cemetery Canyon Road Baptist Church Cemetery, Peachtree Claude Holloway Family Cemetery Clonts Cemetery Collett Family Cemetery, Andrews Conley-Betts Family Cemetery Cutshaw Family Cemetery, Andrews Dave Burrell Cemetery David Swayney Cemetery Decker Cemetery Derreberry Cemetery Dickey Cemetery Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Murphy Elliott Family Cemetery Elrod Family Cemetery, Hiwassee Fairview Road Cemetery, Andrews Farrow Cemetery Ferguson Cemetery Flax Creek Cemetery, Murphy Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Murphy Garrett Cemetery, Unaka Grape Creek Cemetery, Murphy Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Murphy Haigler Cemetery, Murphy Hamby Cemetery Hampton Methodist Church Cemetery, Murphy Hanging...

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