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Biographical Sketch of Martin R. Brown

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Commonly called by his Cherokee name Tuxie, was a very prominent citizen of the Cherokee Nation. Elected clerk of the Illinois District in 1881; elected a member of the Board of Education of the Cherokee Nation in November 1886, and Superintendent of the Male Seminary in 1894. Mr. and Mrs. Brown are now...

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Biographical Sketch of Stephen G. Maxfield

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Stephen G., the son of Jenkins Whiteside and Kate (Hastings) Maxfield, was born in 1873; was educated in the public schools of the Cherokee Nation. He married at Claremore in 1894, Ada, the daughter of Joseph Shockey. They are the parents of Grace, Cora, Pauline, Almeda, and Woodrow Maxfield. Mr. and Mrs. Maxfield are members of the Methodist Church. He is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the Knights of...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Lee Cook

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Nannie, daughter of Clark and Lydia (Smith) Swimmer, was born in the Cherokee Nation. Educated in Cherokee National schools. Married at Webbers Falls in 1898 Lee Cook. They are the parents of: Andrew, who served three months in the World war; Glenn, and Evaline Cook. Mr. Cook is a...

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Biographical Sketch of Frederick Hall

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Frederick, son of William and Martha (Childers) Hall, born in the Cherokee Nation in 1873. Married in 1896 Katie Burgin. They are the parents of: Martha May, Arthur, Iva Jane and Alvina Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Hall are members of the Baptist church and are...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Greece

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Thomas, son of George Greece, was born in the Cherokee Nation, educated in Male Seminary. Married at Welling in 1907 Nannie Walker. Mr. Grease is a farmer and belongs to the Presbyterian...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Sarah Calvert

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now (See Crittenden) Sarah A. Crittenden was born in the Cherokee Nation March 25, 1868 and educated in the Cherokee National schools. Married near Alluwee January 1, 1889 Samuel N. son of Lowrey and Amanda Calvert born March 1 t, 1863 in Dearborn County, Indiana. They are the parents of: Amanda Alice, born August 9, 1890; Charles Elmer, born January, 2, 1893, married at Tucumcari, N. M. September 28, 1911, Minnie May Conant; their children are Charles Richard born Nov. 24, 1913; Vivian May, born May 1, 1915, Anna Mildred born Nov. 16, 1916, Lela Captola born Apr. 10, 1919 and Lucile Leona Calvert born Feb. 3, 1920; Lela Delvia, born May 13, 1901 married at Vinita September 24, 1916 W. F. son of John and Lucinda Lay born May 10, 1889. Their children are Jaunita Fern, born August 16, 1918 and Clara Marie Lay, born July 12, 1920; Mildred Loree, born November 20, 1908 in Quay Co. N. M. and Clara Myrtle Calvert, born January 27, 1911. The Calverts and Lays are farmers, near...

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Biographical Sketch of Lulu N. Kelley

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Lulu Nannie, daughter of John and Sallie Matilla (Harlan) Poole, was born March 22, 1862, in Delaware District, Cherokee Nation. She was educated in the Cherokee public schools and Female Seminary. She married at Vinita, August 27, 1887, Frederick Lincoln Kelley. He died at Vinita November 2, 1911. Mr. Kelley was one of the best posted and successful hay and grain dealers in northeast Oklahoma. Frederick L. and Lulu N. Kelley were the parents of Pauline Gazelle, born February 16, 1889, and married Charles W. Flint; Frederick Lincoln, born July 31, 1893, and George Samuel Kelley, born August 21, 1895. Lulu N. Kelley’s Cherokee name is Salala. She is a member of the Methodist church and belongs to the Eastern Star Chapter in Vinita. She was deeply interested in the World war work and did efficient service in the Red Cross and other activities. John and Sallie Matilla (Harlan) Poole were the parents of Fannie, who married James Henry Akin; Charles Walton, and Lulu Nannie Poole. Lulu N. Poole’s maternal grandparents were Ellis Sanders, son of George and Nancy (Sanders) Harlan, born March 4, 1804, married 1828 Nancy Barnett, born September 18, 1800, in Onslow County, North Carolina. Ellis Sanders Harlan was a clerk of election at the Court House Precinct in Hickory Log District, Cherokee...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Clarence M. Lechner

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Mary A. daughter of Chester and Etta (Nair) Taylor born January 31, 1896 in the Cherokee Nation. Educated in the Cherokee National schools. Married at Claremore April 22, 1912 Clarence M. son of William and Mary Lauchner, born Nov. 11, 1890 in Craig County, Okla. They are the parents of Chester Francis, born August 26, 1915; and Evelyn Talita Lauchner, born May 10, 1919. Mr. and Mrs. Lauchner are farmers, near Vinita. They are members of Baptist church. Mrs. Lauchner has one Miss Emma Cynthia Taylor, born December 2,...

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Biographical Sketch of Nicholas B. McNair

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now (See Sanders, Cordery and McNair) -Nicholas B. McNair, born May 1, 1859, educated in the schools of the Cherokee Nation. Married in December 1877, Rachel, daughter of Thomas and Nannie (Sonicooie) Sanders, born in 1849. They were the parents of: Oscar, born October 22, 1878; Clement, born January 28, 1830 and Etta McNair, born August 12, 1882. Mrs. Rachel McNair died December 22, 1884. He married December 25, 1894, Martha, daughter of William McDonald and Nancy Jones, born March 12, 1866 in Union County, Georgia. They are the parents of: Nannie, born August 28, 1895; William Gunter, born July 15, 1897; Benjamin Franklin, born September 9, 1899; James Porter, born December 30, 1901 and Philip Pinckney, born October 23, 1905. Mr. McNair belongs to, the Wolf Clan, is a farmer and a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows fraternities. David McNair, of Scotch decent, born is 1744, married Delilah Amelia, daughter of “Rich” Joseph and Elizabeth Vann, born 1795. He died August 15, 1836 and she died November 30, 1838. Their son, Nicholas Byers McNair, married Mary, the daughter of John and Sarah (Cordery) Rogers. John Rogers, of English and Scotch descent, was born in 1779 in Burke County, Georgia. He was called “Nolichucky Jack” to differentiate him from another intermarried citizen of the Nation...

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Biographical Sketch of D. W. Vann

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now (See Downing)-Daniel Webster, son of James and Elizabeth (Heaton) Vann was born October 12, 1845 in Cherokee Nation. Enlisted in Company M First Cherokee Mounted Volunteers, Confederate service July 12, 1862 and on reorganization in 1863 he joined company C the First Cherokee Mounted Rifles in which he served until the end of the war. He married Nancy Jane Riley, born Nov. 27, 1847. She died soon after their marriage and he married October 6, 1870 Clarinda Vann Rowe, born January 16, 1851. She died July 28, 1903. They were the parents of: Joseph Rowe, born June 1, 1871 and died April 13, 1890; Ada Archer born December 7, 1879 married Thomas Jackson McPherson, David Webster born January 24, 1883 married Mary Beatrice Alberty; Clarinda Alice born January 24, 1886 and William Claude Vann born August 23, 1888. Daniel Webster Vann was elected Councilor from Cooweescoowee District August 1, 1885 August 5, 1887 and August 5, 1895. His life has been characterized by fidelity to his ideals and unswerving earnest honesty. Avery Vann a white man married Peggy McSwain a quarter blood Cherokee and their daughter Elizabeth born November 2, 1820 married David Rowe, born April 2, 1820. Was elected judge of the Northern Circuit of the Cherokee Nation, August 2, 1875. died April 27, 1891...

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Biographical Sketch of Robert Lee Mitchell

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now (See Ghigau and Rogers)—Robert Lee Mitchell, born April 10, 1876 in Cherokee Nation. His Cherokee name is Quaqua. Educated in the Cherokee Public Schools and Male Seminary from which he graduated June 28, 1895. He was an instructor at the Cherokee Orphan Asylum from 1895 to 1899 and at the Male Seminary from 1900 to 1902. Graduated from the Medical Department of the University of Ark in 1904. He located at his present home in Vinita in the practice of medicine. He is an Episcopalian and has advanced as far as the shrine in Masonry. He has been a member of the city school board. He married at Muskogee, Okla., on June 1, 1915 Josephine G. Barker, born September 19, 1881 in Cooweescoowee District. She is the daughter of Artenius Andrew and Mary A. (Rogers) Barker. Artemus A. Barker was born December 4, 1851 in Morton, Scott County, Mississippi, married February 20, 1878 Mary A. Rogers, born February 7, 1860 in Chico, Butte County, Cali­fornia. Mary A. Rogers was the daughter of Thomas and Susan (Cochran) Rogers. Josephine G. Barker graduated from the Female Seminary May 25, 1900 and did post graduate work at Forest Park University, St. Louis, Missouri. She belongs to the Episcopal church and is a member of the Sachem Club. Dr. and...

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Biographical Sketch of James Highland

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now (See Ghigau)-James Highland born February 19, 1877 is the son Michael and Nellie (Smith) Highland, the former a native of Dublin, Ireland and the born at Webber’s Falls, Cherokee Nation. James Highland was educated in the Cherokee public schools and Willie Halsell College, Vinita, Married at Vinita, September 8, 1910 Belle, daughter of William Alma Robbins. Mr. Highland was a member of Battery D, Heavy Artillery in the Spanish-American war. He is a Knight of Pythias. He has been in the meat business Vinita as cutter since...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. A. M. Belcher

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Belcher, Mrs. A. M. (See Cordery and Grant)—Cora Mary, daughter of William Davidson, and Mary Jane (Baumgarner) Clingan was born at Gibson Station, Chero­kee Nation May 12, 1878, educated at the Female Seminary, and Cottey College, Ne­vada. Missouri; married at Wagoner Novem­ber 21, 1911, Rev. A. M. Belcher, born February 22, 1867 in Bluntsville, Ala. They are the parents of Bruce Clingan Belcher, horn June 14, 1912 at Henryetta, Okla. Reverend Belcher is a South Methodist and built the first church to be erected in Wagoner. Mrs. Belcher is a member of the Home Missionary Society and the Eastern...

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Biography of Samuel Sixkiller

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now (See Grant, Foreman and Sixkiller) Gu-o-tsa Smith, a half breed Cherokee woman of the Paint Clan, married Sixkiller, a full blooded Cherokee. Their son, Red Bird Sixkiller, married Pamelia Whaley, a White woman, and they in turn were the parents of Samuel Sixkiller who married Fannie Foreman; and Lucas Sixkiller who married Emma Blythe. Samuel and Fannie (Foreman) Sixkiller were the parents of Samuel Rasmus Sixkiller, born February 13, 1877, and graduated from Carlisle University in 1895. Lucas and Emma (Blythe) Sixkiller were the parents of Mattie B. Sixkiller, born December 14, 1874, in Delaware District; and she married on June 26, 1911, Samuel Sixkiller. Absalom Blythe married Mary J. Milisap, and they were the parents of Emma Blythe who married Lucas Sixkiller. Thomas Foreman married Elizabeth Chicken and they were the parents of Fannie Foreman, who married Samuel Sixkiller. Red Bird Sixkiller was a man of sterling personality; he was born in the old Cherokee Nation. When he was about eleven years old he attended a school some seven miles from his home and had to go over a point of Lookout Mountain to get to school. It was necessary for him to start before daylight to get to school before it opened. One morning he was going over this point of Lookout Mountain when...

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