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Biography of E. D. Hicks

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now If you were fortunate enough to be able to see a copy of the Laws of the Cherokee Nation published in 1852 you could find on pages three and four, the first printed law of the Cherokee Tribe, promulgated on Sept. 11, 1808 at Broom’s Town. It has the approval of Enola or Blackfox as Principal Chief and Pathkiller as Second Chief. It bears the signature of Charles Hicks as “Sec’y. to Council.” Broom’s Town was the home of Chief Broom whose daughter Nancy, a member of the Wolf clan married Nathan Hicks, a white, man. Nathan and Nancy Hicks were the parents of Charles, William and Elizabeth Hicks who married James Vann, Richard Fields, Eliphas Holt and William Campbell. There were possibly other brothers and sisters, but their names are unknown. Charles Hicks was probably born in the decade between 1760 and 1770. It is not known when he was educated as there were no schools among the Cherokees during his boyhood. He joined the Church of the United Brethren at Spring Place and was baptized on April 10, 1813, at which time the missionaries, as was their wont, conferred upon him the middle name of Renatus, or the Renewed; Charles Renatus Hicks. When the constitutional act of May 6, 1817 was passed at Amoch...

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Biographical Sketch of Clem R. Musgrove

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now (See Grant and Downing)—Clement Rogers, son of Francis and Clara Elizabeth (Alberty) Musgrove, born February 14, 1882 near Oowala. Educated at Oowala and Male Seminary, married at Claremore December 25, 1905 Veta L., daughter of Jonas F. and Rosa L. Harris. They are the parents of: Dorothy L., born July 1, 1909 and Edwin H. Musgrove born September 16, 1912. Clement R. Musgrove is an Elk. He was appointed County Clerk of Rogers County, May 3, 1920, and elected to the same position in November...

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Biographical Sketch of Josie Gertrude Bass

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Bass, Josie Gertrude, (See Foreman, Cordery, Grant and Riley)—.Josephine Gertrude daughter of John Anthony and Eliza Mary Blythe Foreman was born Tuesday November 19, 1872. Educated at Oowala and Female Seminary. Married at Talala, September 30, 1897 William Robert Bass, born September 15, 1872 in Wilson county, Tennessee. He died February 3, 1912. They were the parents of: Robert Morris. Educated at Ra­mona and Oklahoma University, born July 20, 1898 and Harold E. Bass, born May 16, 1903. John Anthony, son of Reverend Stephen and Sallie W. (Riley) Foreman was born at Park [Jill, June 10, 1844. Educated at Park Hill and served the Confederacy in the Cherokee Mounted Volunteers. Married July 8, 1869 Eliza Mary, daughter of James Chastain and Sarah Jamima (Rogers) Bly­the, horn February 10, 1850. She died April 13, 1879. He was elected Judge of Cooweescoowee District August 6, 1883. Judge Foreman’s second wife was Nancy Amanda Smith. She was at that time in “young ladies school’ as Matron, Las Vegas, New Mexico. She died December 12,...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Joseph M. Allton

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Allton, Mrs. Joseph M. (See Cordery and Carter)—Thomas Cordery, an Irishman mar­ried Susannah, a full blood Cherokee of the Blind Savannah Clan. Their daughter Susie married John Mosley and they were the par­ents of Sarah Ruth Mosley, born in 1841 married October 16, 1864 Lewis Clark Ram­sey, who served in the civil war in Captain Benjamin Wisner Carter’s company. After his death Mrs. Ramsey married January 5, 1877 Ezekial Taylor. Lewis Clark and. Sarah Ruth Ramsey were the parents of Susan Elizabeth Ramsey, born December 7, 1866, educated in the Chero­kee Orphan Asylum and Female Seminary. Married at Oowala July 31, 1888 Joseph Morgan, son of David and Eliza (Billingsley) Allton, born July 31, 1856 in Virginia. They are the parents of: David Clark, Percy Samuel and Charles Joseph Allton. David Clark Alton born June 30, 1889 married Maude Mamie Vincent, their children are: Frances Russell, born January 4, 1910; Dick Vincent, born January 2, 1911; David C., born July 13, 1912; Buford Kedrick, born May is, 191 5 and Maurine Allton, born September 6, 1917. Percy Samuel Allton born May 25, 1893. Married Cherokee Jones and his one son, Joseph Jones Allton, born September 7, 1920. Charles Joseph Allton born December 29, 1897. Married August 2, 1919 Pearl Jane Hanson, born in August 1898. They...

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