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Choctaw County Family Cemeteries

From Oklahoma Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 3, September 1965

Transcribed to Electronic form by Jo White

 

 

Contributed May 29, 1965 by Carrel T. (Tony) Thomas, OGS member, Hugo, Oklahoma.

 

I.                   Location – 4 miles south and 6 miles west of Hugo.  The road, once known as The Boggy Road, is now State Highway No. 109.  It makes a sharp turn to pass some graves.  Massive oak trees indicate a former homestead was nearby.  These graves are unattended and were there before the section line was graded to a road.  Six graves now visible.  They are:

 

1.      Joe Allen, B. Sept. 8, 1871, D. June 27, 1917 (grave inside the fence)

2.      William Baxter, age 44 years, D. April 1, 1916.  “He was sick in bed and prayed continuous during his illness.” (grave next to road)

3.      _____ Colbert (dates illegible)

4-6 Three graves marked with rocks without markings.

 

II.                 Location – 2 miles south and ½ mile west of the Kiamichi River Bridge at Sawyer.  This is a Choctaw Indian Family graveyard.  It was unattended, the fence mashed, posts down, and in thick brush when visited in March 1960.  What once was a short walk way had grown into brush and a large post-oak tree.  One large cedar had been cut for the log leaving a stump 22 inches in diameter.  On a nearby wind mound, there was a homestead fragment.

 

There is a large, impressive Woodmen of the World stone which reads:  AHEKATUBBY, Aug. 1876 – Feb. 24, 1919.  Near the base with a flower design at each end is the name – Ahekatubby.

 

Emma Ahekatubby d. March 30, 1913, aged 35 years.

 

John Jr., son of John and Emma Ahekatubby, b. Jan 6, 1906, d. Aug. 19, 1907

 

Catherine Himanubbe, b. Nov. 28, 1883, d. June 29, 1916, age 33 years

 

Davis Himanubbe, b 1849, d. Nov. 10, 1914, aged 67 years

 

Children of John and Emma Ahekatubby:

·        Willie b. Jan. 9, 1902, d. May 26, 1906

·        Paul b. Aug. 22, 1907, d. March 30, 1908

·        Pauline b. Aug. 22, 1907, d. Feb. 6, 1908

·        Sarah b. Oct. 6, 1909, d. Feb. 1, 1910

·        Benn b. Feb. 4, 1911, d. Sept. 7, 1912

 

May Meshaye b. June 16, 1856, d. Nov. 26, 1901

 

As time from work permits, Mr. Thomas searches of these small cemeteries in the Kiamichi area which would be flooded if a dam were constructed.  Any readers having knowledge of these small cemeteries in the area of Mr. Thomas’s search are invite to send information to him.

 

 

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