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My question relates to the town of Wann, Oklahoma; and for whom it was named. Some of my family were Wann's; Curtis Lewis WANN being my great, great grandfather. He died in Saline County, Kansas in 1900, but I know that some of his brothers and sisters lived along the Oklahoma-Kansas line. His father's name was John WANN, and his sisters name was Cahterine LEWIS. I have birth, death, and marriage dates for both of them, but no places.

Ed Chandler



Seeking information concerning Daisy EVERITT who taught in the Nowata school in the 1930's. Daisy was born and raised in Cherokee County, KS. Her parents were John EVERITT and Jane MANAR. Daisy never married, and as far as I have been able to find out, never returned to Cherokee County, KS to live. She was my mother's cousin and I would appreciate hearing from any one who knew her. Since she never married, I am hoping those whom she either taught or who taught with her will share a little bit about her.

Nora Hiatt



Newspaper article on Riley CURLS, who lived near Chelsea, OK in 1900-1920. Had oil wells on his land. Died 16 Dec 1941 in Topeka, KS. There was an article written about hem, I am trying to locate that article.

Jo Ann Curls



John CATON (white man) b. NC, married an indian Clementine, b. NC. They had a daughter Mary M. CATON b. about 1841 in NC. I believe John CATON has descendent's that lived in Adair County. In 12/1860, Mary M. CATON m. John SMITH in Lincoln County, Tennessee. Do you have any information on the CATON'S or the SMITH'S?

Jim Cunningham



I have been looking for my grandparents in Oklahoma, for the past year, to no avail. Please, help me. My father, Robert Arnold MITCHELL, and his brother Franklin MITCHELL, were placed in the orphan's home in Oklahoma City in about 1896. They are listed on the 1900 census in the Beulah Heights Orphanage founded by Mattie MALLORY. It says that their parents were fromTennessee. I have reason to believe that my dad and his brother were placed in the orphanage by court order (perhaps a record of a Court Order in the County Court House), because his mother could not get them out once they were entered in there. My father was born September 9 or June 1890 or 1892. His brother, Franklin, was born about April 1895. His mother's first name was Orena (last name may be LOWREY). His father must have been Mitchell and his first name might have been the same as one of the children (Robert, Arnold or Franklin). I assume that his father and mother migrated from Tennessee sometime prior to 1890. They settled on the Cherokee Strip. I believe from evidence in stories told to me by my dad that they lived somewhere within a half day wagon ride from Coffeyville, Kansas; possibly Nowata County, OK. His dad wore a "ten gallon" hat and a gun belt around his waist. My dad thought that his dad was killed, maybe in a gun fight. He also speculated that he was either a law man or an outlaw. Lawmen have followed in our family. After his dad left or died, his mother, his brother and he went to live on a homestead with the HUTCHESON family on the Cherokee Strip for about a year. HUTCHESON had two boys about 17 and 19 years of age around 1895. It would be the greatest day in our family if I could find out who our granparents were. I don't care if they were saints or sinners. They must be buried somewhere. I really want to know who they were. Can anyone help me?

Bill Mitchell, 915 Sandpiper Pl., La Jolla, California 92037.

Bill Mitchell



I am searching the Hollopeter family for Edward Cole HOLLOPETER (son of Simm HOLOPETER) b. 1861 in Iowa or Tennessee, d. 1894 in Kansas, m. Sara HILL b. 1866 in Kansas or Virginia, d. 1916 in Kansas. They had 7 children, born about 1890-1910. May, Pearl, Grace Gladys, Gerty, Blanche, Edith "Ted", and Loretta "Tiny".

At least one of these children (Grace Gladys) was born in Indian Territory possibly Nowata County (Cooweescoowee District (Oklahoma), in 1895. Sara HILL's father was John HILL, and her mother (name unknown was Cherokee Indian. The HOLLOPETER family later settled in Chautauqua County, KS.

Other associated names include: HILL, THORN, SCHNEDLER.

Phyllis Schnedler



I am seeking ifnormation on Jacob Bailey SUTTON married Jaculan McMULLEN 20 Mar 1895. Was in Nowata, OK in August 1914 when his father Andrew Jackson SUTTON died.

Gerri Sutton gsutton@skn.nt



I am interested in info about the Bernard BLUM family that settled in Nowata in 1913. They farmed and ran a hotel in Nowata. Bernard BLUM, wife Thresia (SCHECHINGER) BLUM and sons Joseph BLUM (m. Gertrude PUEGTTEN) and Martin BLUM (m. Etta GRASS).



Enos PARSONS, b. ca. 1847, do not know where, m. Mary ELDRIDGE, abt 1876, do not know where. Census shows a daughter Rosetta A. PARSONS b. 24 Sep 1881 in Indian Territory. She married Isaac M. COX, 20 Nov 1898 at Caney, Kansas. They were living in Copan, Washington, OK in 1910. They may have lived in Nowata County. I found Rosetta A. PARSONS COX on the Dawes Roll as #10252. She had three children on the rolls, Robert E. COX #10253, Elsie B. COX, #10254, and Isaac L. COX, #2469M. I would like to learn the birthplace of Enos PARSONS and Mary ELDRIDGE, and Mary ELDRIDGE's birth date. Will gladly share my information if anyone is interested.




William David COLLINS lived in Lenapah, OK and is buried in Lenapah, OK. Following a stroke, he was institutionalized in Vinita, OK, where he died December 19, 1929. I'm searching for the names of the parent's of William David COLLINS. William's wife was Annie Elizabeth "Bessie" ISHMAEL. Any help will be greatly appreciated.



Jesse Bartley MILAM b. ca. 1885, elected Chief of the Cherokees, resided in Nowata, OK in 1907 age 22. I am the grandson of Jesse Blaine MILAM b. 19 Dec 1888, Blaine, Lawrence County, Ky. His father was Henry MILAM, b. Mar 1860 in Kentucky, m. CLUNA b. 1867 in West Virginia. Miller Roll Application #29292, Dawes Roll #5422. Also may be on Miller Ap #5052. Any help appreciated.




Want information on Jonathan VAIL and his wife Elizabeth SMITH VAIL. Johnathan b. 16 Jan 1850, place unknown. Elizabeth, b. 11 Jan 1852. Last known to be in Nowata, OK. in 1918. Would like to know where and when they died and are buried.




Searching for information on my grandmother, Frances (Frankie & Fannie) Elizabeth JACKSON, b. 9 Sep 1875/1876, said to be near Galveston, TX. M. 18 Mar 1899, Nowata, Indian Territory, to Richard Persus NICHOLS, b. 5 Jun 1876, Galina, Chautauqua, KS. Fannie was d/o Jesse or Jay JACKSON, b. ca. 1840's, Texas, and Mary GABLE, b. ca. 1846, Missouri (d/o Barnibus GABLE/GABEL). Her mother married second, Bill DAUGHTERY, Cherokee Indian, and I can remember as a little girl, Mother NICHOLS telling me stories of living on the Cherokee Reservation, singing me Indian songs, to help me sleep, (she was 67 years old when I was born). I can remember her telling of traveling in a covered wagon to Indian Territory or Missouri. I have searched since 1967 with no luck in finding a family for her. Does anyone have any knowledge of the family? I would appreciate it very much, I can remember when I was little and living in Coronado, CA. that she had relatives in Kansas or Missouri. She was in contact with them in the 1940's, she died in Los Angeles in 1961. TIA.

Helen Nichols Battleson



I am looking for information on the family of Catherine (HILES)(KING) MILLER, who died in Ruthdale, Nowata Co. OK 25 April 1917. She was the second wife of my gr-gr-grandfather, George MILLER of Clarion Co. PA.

Virginia Deagan



I am trying to find out information regarding my ggreat grandfather Woodson Barney HOLINSWORTH. I have been told by my grandfather that Mr. HOLINSWORTH had a blacksmith store in Nowata and was named Holinsworth and Sons. Woodson B. HOLINSWORTH had five sons Jim, John, Jack ,Eldo and Luther and one daughter Pearl (my greatgrandmother). Pearl's son is my grandfather Roy Newton SMITH born in Nowata 8/11/1913. I know that he was born 6/11/1853 and died 3/11/1930 and had lived in Missouri prior to coming to Nowata. His second wife Melinda Strickland Holinsworth born 8/28/1857 died 3/19/1896 buired in Shell City Missouri . He had one sister named Rosie Lee and she married a Bill BLUEJACKET married in 1910 .




Looking for FARNER geneology information, specifically George Alexander FARNER, b 5/10/1847, d. 3/4/1904. Would like to know where buried. Also William Nathan FARNER b. 7 Jun 1843, d. 12 Mar 1882. Would like to know where they are buried. Also his wife Jane Ann JACKSON, b. 6/10/1822 and d.3/10/1905. Any information you can share would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Millie Conrad



John Moze MATHEWS was born in Arkansas Jan 1866 and married Malinda Jane WELLS born Missouri 1862. Their children were Edward Roascoe 1900 OK, Leslie 1885 MO, William Martin 1892 MO, Etta 1889 MO, Parlee 1887 MO, James T. 1895 MO, Roy M. 1897 MO, Orville and Goldie. They all lived on the family farm in or around Lenapaw. Any family info/pictures/deeds would be of help. Thanks.

Connie Mathews Fillis



I am looking for information on Johnathan VAIL who appears in the 1910 Oklahoma Soundex. This is a very faint record. I could make out Nowata as the County. His wife's name looks as though is Cathrane and children listed are John, Della, Ida B. Johnathan was born in Ohio in January 16, 1845. He died at Vinta State Hospital on June 17, 1915. His wife is listed as C.J. Parents were George R. VAIL and Elizabeth CLAWSON. Johnathan lived with parents in McDonoungh County, Illinois, prior to marriage. Found a listing for him and Cathrine in Brown County, Missouri Township Illnois.



I am looking for information concerning my Great Grandfather Elijah POLLARD. He was born March 1848 in Ohio and died April 21, 1915 in Nowata, Nowata County, Oklahoma. I believe he was living with my grand parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Elgin LYNCH (both deceased) in Nowata at the time of his death. I am also looking for information on my fathers Birth Records, he was born in Nowata, Nowata County, Oklahoma on June 19, 1913. Any assistance on this mater would be much appreciated.

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