Location: Mayes County OK

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. T. L. Snodgrass

(See Grant, Downing, Ghigau)-Lydia Beatrice Wilder, Jan. 28, 1883, in Choteau, educated at I Institute, Muskogee. Married at all November 4, 1900, Thomas Leonard of E. C. and Nora Snodgrass, born 16, 1873 in Washington County, Va. are the parents of: Carlotta Marie Snodgrass, born May 17, 1912. Charlotte Belle, daughter of Ellis and (Buffington) West, born August 10, 1847 married March 1870 Jacob West Markham, born July 2, 1843. He died April 27, 1877 and she married March 1878, William Lavesque Wilder, born March 24, 1839 Lafayette County, Tennessee, served during Civil War in Co. “A” Twelfth Arkansas Infantry, Confederate army. He Aug. 6, 1916. Mr. and Mrs. Wilder were the parents of Mrs. Thomas L. Snodgrass. Mr. Snodgrass is in the hardware business in...

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Biographical Sketch of S. H. Mayes Jr.

.—(See Grant, Foreman and Adair) —Samuel Houston, son of George Washington and Charlotte (Bushyhead) Mayes was born in the Choctaw Nation, October 11, 1866, educated in Saline District and Male Seminary, from which he graduated May 14, 1886. Married on Markhams Prairie, August 2, 1892, Florence, daughter of Frank and Sarah Nicodemus, born at Tahlequah November 29, 1871. They are the parents of Charlotte F., born May 6, 1893, married Robert Sanders; Pearl Christine, born November 19, 1894, married Robert Langston; Ruth, born July 15, 1896, and Sarah, born June 19, 1901. Mr. Mayes is a farmer near Pryor. His Cherokee name is Sa-moo-sti. He was elected to Council from Cooweescoowee District, Aug­ust 5, 1901. He is the nephew of Principal Chiefs: Dennis W. Bushyhead, Joel B. and Samuel H. Mayes. John Stuart was born in Scotland during the first quarter of the eighteenth century and was sent to Fort London on the Tennessee River as a Captain of a British Company of highland Scotch in 1754 . He married Susannah Emory a quarter-blood Cherokee and was known on account of his mop of hair as Oo-no-dut or Bushyhead. He and Susannah had one son, who never had any other names than Oo-no-dut and from that time forward the Stuarts in the Cherokee Nation have Invariably been known as...

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Biographical Sketch of James L. Taylor

(See Foreman)- James Lincoln Taylor, born on the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina September 7, 1860, educated locally. Married at Pryor April 21, 1895, Dora B. Carty, daughter of Charles and Marie Carty, born Feb. 21, 1872, in Benton County, Ark. They are the parents of: Nellie B., born Feb. 10, 1896, married C. F. Conner; Alice, born March 9, 1899, Marguerite, born Oct. 5, 1902, married L. N. Logsden; William, born August 1, 1905 and Charles Henry, born August 7, 1915. Mr. Taylor is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias. He was postmaster of Pryor from 1894 to 1898 and was elected Solicitor of Cooweescoowee District August 2, 1897. James Madison, son of David and Mary Ann (Bigby) Taylor married Addie Manchester and they were the parents of James Lincoln...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. W. W. Tell

(See Adair and Ghigau)-William Warren, son of Charles W. and Jennie E. Tell, was born April 1, 1860, in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada. Married June 1, 1899, Sarah Emily, daughter of Richard and Susannah Deborah (Goss) Welch, born February 25, 1874, educated at the Orphan Asylum. They are the parents of: Alice Carey, born March 10, 1901; Benjamin Goss, born May 17, 1904; Ruth Marguerite, born November 3, 1906; Daisy Oklahoma, born January 17, 1909, and Wilson Owen Tell born October 7, 1915. Mrs. Tells Cherokee name is Cha-ka-wa. She is a member of the Baptist Church. Without pretensions, William W. Tell is a rarely gifted and useful citizen, his stock of general and exact information would not suffer in comparison with that of many University Professors and degree men. He was elected County Commissioner of Mayes County, November 5, 1912, and November 2, 1920, and was appointed to that office in 1915. He is a...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Henry N. Cook

(See Grant)-Alice, daughter of Joseph Lynch and Alice (Tucker) Thompson was born Jan. 26, 1881, educated at Vinita and Female Seminary. Married at Vinita September 18, 1906 Henry N. born Dec. 21, 1863, son of Henry and Margaret Cook, born Aug. 17, 1836 in Missouri. They are the parents of: Evelyn Louise and Lucille Marie, twins, born December 16, 1907; Ellen Jaunita, born December 2?, 1908; Joseph Lewis, born April 25, 1911; Henry Ernest, born August 20, 1913; George Robert, born July 28, 1916; and Alice Vivian, born July 4, 1919. Mr. Cook’s first wife was Lila N. Foreman, a Cherokee who he married Nov. 20, 1898, died Dec. 6, 1905. Mr. Cook is a farmer near...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. E. C. Billings

(See Ward and Cordery)-Jessie Lee, daughter of James Lovely and Charlotte (Ward) Bumgarner, born July 2, 1884, educated at Female Seminary and Lawrence, Kansas. Married at Spavinaw March 30, 1902, K. C. Billings, son of John C. and America Billings, born Aug. 10, 1818 in Texas. They are the parents of Beatrice T., born April 16, 1906; Love, born August 17, 1908; Charlotte America, born August 31, 1910; Edith Belle, born April 22, 1912; Myrtle Ceaphine, born November 10, 1916 and Iva Dell Billings, born October 25,...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Samuel L. Trout

(See Duncan, Ward and Downing)-Samuel Lee, son of Andrew M, and Sarah A. (Reed) Trout, born January 27, 1878, educated in Delaware District and Male Seminary. Married June 29, 1898, Cornelia Eliza, daughter of Walter Adair and Sallie Elizabeth (Wright) West, born September 5, 1879, at Spavinaw and educated in Female Seminary. They are the parents of Viola Velena, born July 13, 1899; Mary Irene, born September 2, 1901; Veda Jessie, born May 1, 1905; Loyd Newton, born December 27, 1908; Louise Velma, born September 13, 1913, and Pearl LeVonne Trout, born August 1, 1916; Samuel L. Trout, Jr., born August 15, 1921. Mr. Trout is a farmer and stockraiser near Adair. Mrs. Trout is a Baptist. Andrew M., son of Samuel and Louisa Jane (Ward) Trout, was born November 5. 1855. Married March 1877, Sarah A. Reed, born in Towns County,...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. L. C. White, Dr.

(See Ward). Nancy Louisa, daughter of Burges Gaither and Ann Eliza (Gunter) Chandler was born in Delaware District, July 30, 1884, and was educated in Willie Halsell College, Vinita. graduating in 1900. Married at Vinita, May 22, 1907, Dr. Lee Carl, son of Dr. George W. and Georgia A. (Adair) White, born December 25, 1873 in Warren County, Kentucky. He graduated from Kentucky University in 1905 and is an alumni of the Louisville University. He is a Mason and an Odd Fellow. They are the parents of Carl Chandler White, born March 9, 1919. Mrs. White is a member of the Methodist church and is a Rebecca. She is the youngest sister of Hon. T. A. Chandler, Congressman from the First District of Oklahoma. Dr. White enjoys a lucrative practice at...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Charles G. Watts

(See Downing). -Flora Elvina Lindsay, born at Chouteau, February 9, 1879, educated at Chouteau and Female Seminary from which she graduated in June 1897. She taught in the. Female Seminary and the Orphan Asylum; married at Bryan’s Chapel, November 4, 19o6 Charles Gholson, son of Jefferson and Catherine Watts, born February 8, 1875. They are the parents of: Clyde Jefferson, born December 30, 1907, and Charles Gordon Watts, born November 10, 191 . Charles Gholson Watts was twice elected District Judge of the Third Judicial District of Oklahoma and was one of the most popular members of the bench. He resigned to the spring of 1918 to assume his law practice. Mrs. Charles G. Watts is a Methodist, an Eastern Star, member of the Arts and Crafts Club, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Rebecca Wright a quarter-blood Cherokee of the Wolf Clan married Joel Mayes Bryan. Their daughter Marie Louise married Riley Wise Lindsey, and they were the parents of Mrs. Charles Gholson Watts. The complete British peerage, which is the authority on the subject, says in Volume III, page 507 in reference to the Lindseys. as the name is spelled in Scotland, no family in Scotland “can in genealogical importance equal that of Lindsey, not only as to antiquity in the male line, but in all probability to the number of parliamentary sittings, such sittings beginning...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. John L. Warner

(See Duncan and Grant).-Dora Ella, daughter of Basil Laskin and Joella (Thompson) Nall, was born in Delaware District, December 8, 1893, educated at Pensacola. Married December 10, 1911 John Lewis, son of William T. and Elizabeth Warner, born in Clemmons, Forsyth County, North Carolina. Educated at Blackburn and Booneville, North Carolina. They are the parents of: Raymond, born September 5, 1912, died July 24, 1914 and Basil Bert Warner, born November 28, 1914. Mr. Warner is agent at Pensacola on the M. O. & G. R. R. Nannie, daughter of Brigadier General Joseph Martin married Jeter Lynch a member of an Irish family that traced back to royalty and they were the parents of Maria Lynch wife of Johnson Thompson and mother of Joseph Lynch Thompson who married Frances B. Kell. Their daughter Jella married Basil Laskin...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. T. R. Padgett

Rena Anderson, born near Pryor, November 5, 1887. Educated locally. Married August 29, 1906 T. F. Padgett, born November 2, 1885 in Morgan County, Missouri. They are the parents of: Jessie Bluford, born June 21. 1907; Nolan Floyd, born December 29, 1915; Nellie Edith, born July 5, 1917 and Alma Rena Padgett, born September 7, 1920. Mrs. Padgett is the daughter of Rufus Anderson, born February 27, 1853 in Illinois and Melvina (Wayburn) Anderson born January 17, 1859 in...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Pleas L. McLain

(See Mayes)–Martha A., daughter of W. R. Wayburn born August 14, 1835 in North Carolina, married in Rusk County, Texas November 23, 1854, Mary Ann Gage, born Nov. 7, 1835 in Georgia. Mrs. Wayburn died October 4, 1878 and Mr. Wavhurn died July 29, 1879; born in Montague, Texas January 27, 1873, married near Pryor, August 23, 1891 Pleas L. son of Levi and Rebecca McLain. Mr. and Mrs. McLain are the parents of: Floy R. born October 5, 1892 and died Oct. 27, 1891; Lloyd L. born January 11, 1894; Cora N. born December 12, 1896; Nannie R. born September 4, 1899; Cherry born November 8, 1903 and died January 19, 1904 and Watt Mayes McLain, born April 16,...

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Biographical Sketch of Hall Mayes

(See Grant, Downing, Foreman, Oolootsa, Adair, Ross, Conrad and Duncan)—Hall, son of Walter Adair and Nannie Riley (McCoy) Mayes was born near Pryor September 26, 1891, educated at Male Seminary, Bacone University and Agricultural College at Stillwater. Married at Muskogee, September 1, 1915, Sallie Pearl, daughter of Henry Clay and Nannie Vinita (West) Cochran, born October 18, 1893. Educated at Female Seminary and Northeastern State Normal, Tahlequah. They are the parents of Virginia Lee, born September 26, 1916; Mary Hall, born July 22, 1918 and Lucile Cochran Mayes, born July 19, 1920. Samuel Mayes, born April 11, 1803, in Tennessee. Married January 27, 1824 Nancy Adair, born October 7, 1808. He died December 30, 1858 and she died March 18, 1876. They were the parents of George Washington Mayes born November 5, 1824. Married May 21, 1846, Charlotte Bushyhead born March 16, 1830. She died January 23, 1878 and he died October 28, 1894. They were the parents of Walter Adair Mayes born December 9, 1860. Married December 25, 1890 Nannie Rider McCoy born March 25, 1868. They were the parents of Hall Mayes. John Rogers married Tiana Foster. They were the parents of Elizabeth Rogers who married Jesse Cochran and their son Jesse the parents of Henry Clay Cochran who married Nannie Vinita West and they were the parents of Sallie Pearl (Cochran)...

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