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From Oklahoma Genealogical Society Quarterly Vol. 11, Nos. 3 & 4, for September and December 1966

Transcribed to Electronic form by Jo White

 

 

COLBERT – CALVERT – CARVER – An alert to Arkansas and Oklahoma about whites and Indians who aided the Colonists in the Revolutionary War from Carrel T. (Tony) Thomas, Hugo, Okla.

 

 

I have a list of names of Indians who fought under General Wayne and were living in 1832 when the Choctaw removal from Mississippi began.  Dutch Johnne was Sullivan’s scout.    From Article 21, Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek between the U.S. and the Choctaw Nation concluded Sept. 28, 1830 – there were a few Choctaw Warriors who yet survived who marched and fought with General Wayne – the whole number not to exceed 20.  It was agreed that while they lived they should receive $25.00 a year.  The list was made out; presented to their agent; and their names sent to National Archives, Washington, D.C. or some Indian Affairs Office.  National Archives tells me they do not have these names.

 

The Choctaws who fought under General Wayne and still living in 1830 were: Mingoohemeter – Leflore’s District.  Ishtomakahacho and also the following – all in Mushulatubbee’s District: Atokoli, Tishlerwellebee, Achukmatibi, Tishumiko, Hikatibi, Shikopaomma, Hepoe, Pashitunabi, Pashistubi, Hollabbee, Shophauchobi, Yakkanya, Isshkeatoka, Lauchebi, John Locus, Hanothomma, Iapenahomma, Locka, Ahalktina, and Falasner.

 

I would like to have more background information on these Choctaw Warriors and to hear from Indians’ descendants who have family legends about ancestors who have family legends about ancestors (sic) [emphasis by the transcriber] in the Revolutionary War in the battles I named or other battles now unknown to me.  I also want to know if any members of the DAR or SAR have ever been able to establish the ancestral lines for membership based on Indian ancestors of the 5 Civilized Tribes who fought or served or were known as patriots in the Revolutionary War on the side of the Colonists.

(page 703)

 

CEMETERIES:  Are there marked graves or other records of graves on land that at one time belonged to a County Poor Farm or now is a part of a County Home’s land?  Carrel T. (Tony) Thomas, Hugo, Okla. brings these graves to attention, having found a cemetery in the middle of 160 acres once a part of a County Poor Farm.  Few of the graves are marked; however, one is that of a Texas Ranger.  Says Tony, “These victims of fate ought to be identified while there might be records available.”

 

Tony is still searching for graves in the Kiamichi River area.  Located but not yet studied as of 3 March 1966 are four graves near the mouth of Won Creek and the Kiamichi; one of Murry who d 1922 and is buried near the cabin where he lived – the cabin was near the place called Murry Hole on the Kiamichi; the Holland family cemetery on the east side of the Kiamichi and the Tims family near the mouth of Cedar Creek; and a cemetery north of Swink, Okla., not far from the old Leflore House built in 1834.

(page 703)

 

 

UNNAMED CEMETERY – Recorded by Elizabeth F. Nichols 26 Dec. 1964 and published in OGS Quarterly, Vol. X, No. 4, Dec. 1965, p. 639.

 

 

There was also Robert J. Love who was prominent inn Purcell, Okla.  He was born in Missouri 2 Oct. 1852.  His father, William M. Love, was born in Tennessee in 1821 and moved to Texas, where he was killed by Comanche Indians.  Robert J. had a brother and sister.  Robert J. in 1877 married Sallie G. Criner, a native of the Chickasaw Nation and a grand daughter of Benjamin Love, interpreter of the Chickasaw Nation.  Robert J. and Sallie, after marriage, located at Thackerville and to Purcell in 1896.

 

Also in the Chickasaw Nation was Tom Grout who married Mary Jane Love, daughter of Benjamin Love.

 

The cemetery could have well been on the Love land and possibly be called Love Cemetery.  (Info. In letter 21 Sept., 1966 from Mrs. Guy Logsdon, Ada, Okla.)

 

[This supplemental information has been forwarded to Mr. Alvin Milton Criner, Jr., Trustee for the National Genealogical Society Building Program, Washington, D.C.  Mr. Criner, desc. Of George Criner b. Frederick, Md. in 1815 is eager to learn the early history of the Chickasaw Nation Criners and to exchange information with anyone interested in the subject.]

 

(page 703)

 

 

A LONG JOURNEY ENDED  -- Frederick, Maryland to Missouri to the new Pioneer Museum at Woodward, Okla. – A Story of a Quilt – 1812-1966.

 

 

The quilt descended to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Drake of Fort Supply, Okla., from his mother, the late Mrs. Geneva Drake of Fargo; from her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer P. Covey of Woodward.  Mr. Covey, now 95, is the only living delegate of the 1906 Oklahoma Constitutional Convention.  The quilt was once owned b Mr. Covey’s great grandmother – but who made the quilt? Mr. Covey was born in Adair Co., Mo., 3 Feb. 1871 and came to the Territory (Okla.) in 1901.  The quilt was passed down through Mr. Covey’s ancestral lines.

 

A good photograph  of the quilt  being held by the Drakes at the Pioneer Museum appears in Oklahoma’s Orbit, Sunday, Oct. 9. 1966, a section of the Sunday Oklahoman, Oklahoma City. 

 

Do stop at the New Pioneer Museum, the lifetime dream of Dr. and Mrs. C.E. Williams at Woodward.  You will be amazed at the beauty and artistry – and will be received with genuine hospitality.  And if you are an easterner looking for Indians, Mrs. Williams is of Choctaw-French descent, a well-known historian and artist; and is very busy painting landmarks – those in her early memories and those of the Woodward area.

(page 707)

 

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