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Sheriffs, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, Snake District

Transcribed to Electronic form by Jo White
Published in The Oklahoma Genealogical Society Quarterly
Volume 9, Number 3, 1964

Contributed by James Manford Carslowey.



Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

·         1841-43                George Washington Scraper

·         1845                     Benjamin Vann

·         1847-49                Aaron Wilkerson

·         1851                     Eli Sanders

·         1853                     Cornelius Wright

·         1855                     Eli Sanders

·         1857                     Cornelius Wright

·         1859                     Eli Sanders

·         CIVIL WAR

·         1867                     Ezekial Proctor

·         1869                     Daniel Webster

·         1871-73-75          John R. Wright

·         1877                     John Walking Stick

·         1879                     Nelson Foreman

·         1881                     Geo. Washington Lee

·         1889                     Benjamin Wright

·         1891                     Thomas Welch

·         1893                     Isaac Walking Stick  (Killed May 4, 1894)

·         1894                     Ezekial Proctor (Appt.)

·         1895-97                John Sounders




Delaware District

 

·         1841-43                Jessee Cochran

·         1845-47-49-53     Choo-way-chy-kah

·         1851                     Jesse Buffington

·         1855-57-59          Archibald Ballard

·         CIVIL WAR

·         1867                     Thomas Jefferson McGee

·         1871                     Stand Sangee

·         1873                     John Martin Daniel

·         1875-77                James Tincup

·         1879                     Andrew Cunningham Johnson

·         1881                     David Sangee

·         1883                     Joseph D. Muskrat

·         1885                     Benjamin Seth Laudrum

·         1887                     William Penn Henderson

·         1889                     Percy Wyly

·         1891                     Thomas Jefferson Monroe

·         1895                     John Lafayette Dameron

·         1897                     Benjamin Cornelius England




Saline District

·         1841-43-45 John Lucian Brown – George Cochran – Hiram Terrell Landrum – George Cochran – Jefferson Hicks – Joseph V. Clingan – George Downing – Back Water – John Leaf Springston – Jackson Rope – Frank Couseen – John Wickliffe – Henry Clay Ross

·         1877-79-81 Osceola Powell Benge – Edward Sylvester Adair – Jesse Sundry – William Smith – John North West – Napoleon Bonaparte Rowe – John Henry Ross – George Downing – David Ridge – James Lovely Bumgarner




1839 – The Cherokee Nation bought and owned $759,899 in bonds issued by the various states – among them Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Maryland, Michigan, and Missouri. They received average interest of 5%. (JMC)

New Hope Mission – Cherokee Nation West – established 1831 on Bacon, Fork Creek, about 2 miles from the Arkansas line, by Rev. Duncan O’Bryant of Hickory Log District, Georgia, Cherokee Nation East. The mission was discontinued about 1836. Rev. O’Bryant died in 1834. Mr. Lawrence Cavene of Stilwell, Oklahoma, found Rev. Bryant’s grave. (JMC)

Cherokee Chief Joel Bryan Mayes was elected Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, August 1, 1887; reelected August 3. 1891. He is buried in Tahlequah Cemetery. His old home place was southeast of Pryor Creek, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, Oklahoma. (JMC)

Mrs. Elizabeth Lanigan Jones, wife of Rev. Evan Jones, died February 5, 1831, in Valley Town, Cherokee Nation East. Rev. Evan Jones (then) married Pauline Cunningham. We found the graves of Rev. and Mrs. Pauline Jones at Tahlequah, Oklahoma. (JMC)

"In memory of Dennis Wolfe Bushyhead, March 18, 1826 – February 4, 1898. From 1871 to 1879 he was National Treasurer, and from 1879 to 1887, he was Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation of Indians.

·         Let all the ends thou aimed at, be thy Countrys, thy Gods, and Truths"

Tombstone data, Tahlequah Cemetery. (JMC)

Richard Taylor – Second Chief of the Cherokee Nation, born February 10, 1788 – died June 15, 1853. Tombstone data. (JMC)

 

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