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“The Sandage Family”


From Oklahoma Genealogical Society Quarterly Vol. 21, No. 1, March 1976



This material was submitted for publication by Mrs. Harriett Browning, Choctaw, Oklahoma.


“A visit was made to Perry County in 1966 to copy dates in Harding Cemetery and Lower Cummings Cemetery.  A newspaper editor in Connelton, who is a distant cousin and has done family research, was consulted.  Most of my records from Indiana were obtained from courthouse records by a gentleman who was retired and was researching family records for people.  This same gentleman knows a lady in Tell City,  Indiana, who owns the Bible of Thomas Sandage, Sr.  He copied the birth dates of all 18 children from the Bible and some other pertinent data about the family.”




Harriett Elizabeth Johnson was born 24 November 1925, at Castle, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Arthur Chester Johnson and Dollie Mabel Fain.  She married Edison Edward Marshall, Jr., 25 November 1944, at Will Rogers Field, Oklahoma.  They have two children, Karen Elizabeth, born 20 May 1946, in Greensboro, North Carolina and Edison Edward III, born 28 February 1948, in Neptune, New Jersey.  Both Karen and Edison III are married now and Harriett has two grandchildren.  She married 2nd Ray Pwen Browning in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 3 June 1968.  There are no children of this union.



Arthur Chester Johnson, father of the above Elizabeth Johnson, was born in Laclede County, Missouri, near Sleeper, 18 December 1892.  He came to Oklahoma with his parents in 1904.  He attended school at Pleasant Oak, Bearden, and Okemah High School.  He then attended East Central State College at Ada, Oklahoma, where he met Dollie Mabel Fain.  Dollie was born to Jason Ebenezer Fain and Gertrude Elizabeth Yossett, 15 March 1901 in Coalgate, Indian Territory.  Dollie and Arthur were married at Okemah, Oklahoma, 15 August 1924.  They were schoolteachers for a while.  Arthur taught at Wilson, near Henrietta, then at Buckeye, near Castle; He and Dollie taught together at Rock Point, near Prague; he taught next at River Bend, south of Stroud; at Lone Oak, east of Davenport; then he taught at Shaw School and Star Valley School.  Both of these are southeast of Chandler.  After this, he entered Civil Service and retired from Tinker Field in 1963.  Arthur died 7 December 1973.  They had three daughters, all still living in Oklahoma.





Harriett “Sis” Sandage, mother of Arthur C. Johnson, was born in Perry County, Indiana, near Lilly Dale community, 12 March 1860. She married Joseph Ignatius Johnson, son of William and Sarah Rhodes Johnson, in 1876 in Perry County, Indiana.  Joseph and Harriett moved to Missouri in 1883 and lived in four or five counties in mid-Missouri.  They moved to Oklahoma in 1904, settling between Okemah and Wetumka. Joseph I. Johnson died 13 November 1913 and is buried at Wetumka, Oklahoma.  He was born 2 December 1855.  Joseph and Harriett had 12 children.






Jesse Sandage, father of Harriett Sandage, was born 11 May 1827 in Perry County, Indiana.  He married 5 April 1849 in Perry Co., Elizabeth Gilliland Cummings, daughter of John Gilliland and Phoebe Barnes.   Elizabeth was born 19 March 1823 and died in 1899.  She is buried Harding Cemetery, Perry Co., and Indiana.  Jesse died 12 June 1894 and is buried in Hugo Cemetery, Camden Co., Missouri. 


Their children were:





Thomas Sandage, father of Jesse Sandage, was born 9 February 1776, in Union County, South Carolina to Nathan and Mary Sandage.  He married (1) Mary Ann Simonson, daughter Magnus Simonson, about 1803; (2) Rachael Terry, daughter of John Terry and Esther Brown in 1821 in Perry Co., Indiana.  Thomas and Mary Ann came to Perry County about 1813.  Mary Ann died after 1816.  Thomas died 18 April 1852 and was buried in Perry County.


Children of Thomas and Mary Ann are:





Rachael Terry Sandage was born in 1804 in Botetourt County, Virginia.  She died 29 July 1868 and is buried in Perry County.  The children of Thomas and Rachael are:


·        John, born 27 February 1822 in Perry County; married (1) 1840 to Susan Miller, (2) 21 April 1844 to Martha Ann Mosby; died 21 December 1850, buried Perry County.

·        Mariah, born 10 August 1812 in Perry Co.; married 1841 to Uriah Cummings; died 29 December 1880; buried in Cummings Cemetery, Perry Co., Indiana.

·        Jesse Sandage, birth, marriage and death mentioned earlier.

·        Charles S., born 15 January 1829 in Perry Co.; married (1) Ann M. Groves in 1850; (2) Jane Agnew in 1858; died 1 November 1882.

·        Elias, born 4 November 1830 in Perry Co.; married (1) 1850 to Nancy Fingers; (2) 1859 to Mary Ann Blood.

·        Miles, born 17 November 1832 in Perry Co.; married (1          ) 20 June 1858 to Laura S. Haksted; (2) 8 December 1868 to Mersian Ann “Mercy” Landers; died 16 March 1909; buried in Lower Cummings Cemetery, Perry Co.

·        Easter (or Ester), born 1 April 1836 in Perry Co.; married 1864 to Bennett Phillips.

·        Elihew Halcom, born 30 September 1839 in Perry Co.; married 11 September 1839 to Lucinda (?).

·        Elijah, born 2 November 1842 in Perry Co.; married Martha Mosby; died 15 March 1871; buried n Lower Cummings Cemetery, Perry Co.

·        Rachael, born 20 October 1844; died 7 April 1845.




Nathan Sandage, father of Thomas, Sr., married Mary (last name unknown).  They had three sons (perhaps others, but only three sons were listed in Nathan’s will):



Reference:  The will of Nathan Sandage (Sandridge) made 29th day of _____ (month) 1800 and recorded 5 April 1819 in Union County, South Carolina.  It mentions his wife and three sons.


Reference:  The will of Thomas Sandage, Sr., made in Perry County, Indiana.



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