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(See Grant, Foreman, Hildebrand, Seabolt and Duncan) Thomas Watie, son of Thomas Leroy and Susan M. (Wolf) Foreman was born of Tahlequah January 12, 1860. Educated at Tahlequah.

Married at Tahlequah, March 28, 1886. Cherokee Duncan daughter of George Washington and Mary (McLaughlin) Hughes, born February 11, 1870.

They are the parents of: William Evarts, born Dec. 18, 1886, was in officers training camp during World War and is practicing law at Tulsa; Watie Cornelius, born Feb. 3, 1891 was in railroad service during the war and is the auditor of an oil company in Rogers, Arkansas, and Thomas Hughie Foreman, the youngest son was born May 9, 1894 was in the aerial service during the war and is a deputy sheriff in Miami, Florida. In Nov. 1921 was commissioned U. S. Prohibition agent for Miami Dist.

Mr. Foreman’s Cherokee name is Takatoka. He has been a member of the Masonic fraternity sine 1884. Has been a law enforcement officer since statehood. He entered the Cherokee Advocate office at the age of fifteen and served on its staff until its discontinuance, being for a quarter of a century its business manager and for a good part of the time actual but not nominal Editor.

Thomas Leroy was the son of Charles and parents of Josiah Henry, born January Annie (Seabolt) Foreman.

Susan (Wolfe) Foreman mother of T. W Foreman was a daughter of Thomas B. Wolfe the first settler of Tahlequah, built first house in 1835 before removal of Cherokees from Georgia. Was an old settler or Western Cherokee. When Cherokees in general council met and adopted the constitution and Act of Union and selected the location for the Cherokee capital T. B. Wolfe donated the ground which was called Tahlequah and ever afterward was known as the capital of the Cherokees.

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