Okfuskee County Reference
The following censuses are available which cover Okfuskee County, both before and after statehood:
1860 "Indian Lands West of Arkansas" census (does not include Native Americans). At one time, an online transcription was available at: http://home1.gte.net/cicsd/1860.htm
1890 Union Veterans and Widows census
1900 Indian Territorial census (lists name, sex, household and visitation number, relationship to head of the household, color, race, month & year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, place of birth, father's place of birth, mother's place of birth, occupation, citizenship, ability ro read, write, and speak English, home owned or rented, farm or not, mortgaged or not. For Indians, it lists the tribe of the individual, tribe of father, tribe of mother, and degree of Indian blood)
1910 U.S. census
1920 U.S. census
All of these are available at the Oklahoma State Historical Library in Oklahoma City.
Okfuskee County, Oklahoma - Okemah Highland Cemetery (through 1986) by Shirley Custar. Indexed.
(Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F702/O5/C8)
(Family History Center, 4 microfiche, FHL US/CAN 6100389)
Okfuskee County, Oklahoma Cemeteries Volume 2 by Shirley Custar, 1995. Covers 46 cemeteries in Okfuskee County (excludes Okemah Highland Cemetery). Indexed.
(Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F702/O5/C88/v.2)
Okfuskee County, Oklahoma Cemeteries Bordering Counties Volume 3 by Shirley Custar, 1995. Covers 7 cemeteries outside Okfuskee County yet in close proximity. Indexed. Cemeteries include:
Butner/Cromwell, Sand Creek, and Schoolton - Seminole County
Creek County (1 small cemetery)
Dustin - Hughes County
Tuskeegee - Creek County
Wetumka - Hughes County
(Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F702/O5/C88/v.3)
Weleetka Cemetery, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma (Entries from cemetery records), prepared by the Okfuskee County Genealogical Society, 1986. Alphabetized.
(Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F702/O5)
Tulsa Annals, by the Tulsa Genealogical Society, nd. Haydenville Cemetery is indexed (v6, n3, p77).
(Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F704/T92/v5-6)
Cemetery Records - Oklahoma, by Genealogical Records Committee, Oklahoma DAR Chapters, 1969. Lists Civil War Veterans buried in Highland Cemetery, Okemah, Oklahoma (1 page).
(Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F694/D238/G324/DAR)
A Collection of Oklahoma Tombstone Inscriptions, collected by Mrs. Hazel Lloyd and Mrs. Stella Bryant, 1943-1949. Wind Family Burying Ground is indexed (p 214).
(Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F693/L793/Pt 2)
Clearview, Documentary of the History of Clearview, by J. P. Owens. 1995. Copies may be purchased through Dr. Evans, Okfuskee County Veterinary Clinic, Highway 62 East of Okemah, 918-623-1166. 32 pages. Not indexed.
Okemah Remembered, A Brief History of Okemah, Oklahoma, by the Okemah Library and Okfuskee County Historical Society. 24 pages of stories and photgraphs from early pioneers of Okemah.
(Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F704/O54/1989)
Stories of Early Oklahoma - A collection of interesting facts, biographical sketches and stories relating to the history of Oklahoma, Assembled by Hazel Ruby McMahan (Mrs. James W.), State Historian for Oklahoma Society Daughters of American Revolution, 1945.
(Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F699/S7)
Okfuskee County, Oklahoma Marriages 1907-1914 by Shirley Custar, 1990. Indexed.
(Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F702/O5/S82)
Okfuskee County Marriage Index (1907-1981) and Marriage Records (1907-1929). Microreproduction of original records in the Okfuskee County Courthouse, Okemah, Oklahoma. On 9 microfilm reels.
(Family History Center, film, FHL US/CAN 1306089-1306097)
Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, Genealogical Society Newsletters, 1986-1987, compiled by Shirley Custar. Indexed. The following cemeteries are indexed: Buckeye, Highland (partial), Manwarring, and Prairie Springs. Short histories are included for: Boley, Burke City, Chilesville, Last Chance Baptist Church, Okemah, Okemah Church of Christ, and Welty.
(Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F702/O5/v1-2)
Telephone Directories. Various telephone books are available at the Oklahoma Historical Society Library. It appears the oldest directory for the County (at the OHS Library) is around 1955. Note that many smaller communities are listed with a larger nearby town.
Unless noted otherwise, microfilm of these papers should be available at the Oklahoma Historical Society Newspaper Room. See Libraries for address and phone number.
(* indicates no copies are currently available)
Town Newspaper Dates Publ. Boley Beacon 1908-19?? Boley Informer 1909?-1912? Boley News 1904-1920? Boley Progress 1905-19?? *Elevator 1920-1923? *Marriott's Advertiser 1917-1925? Star 1913-1914? *Trumpet 1924-1927? Weekly Progress 1926-19?? Bookertee Bookertee Searchlight 1919-19?? Castle Castle News 1908-19?? Clearview *Clearview Informer 1909-1910? Clearview Patriarch 1911-1913 Clearview Tribune 1904-19?? Lincoln Tribune 1904-19?? Patriarch 1913-1917? Okemah Independent 1907-1914 Okemah Daily Leader 1926-1967 Okemah Independent 1904-1906 *Okemah Journal 1902-1909? Okemah Leader 1904-1905 Okemah Ledger 1907-1933 *Okemah News 1904-19?? Okemah News Leader 1968-Present Okemah Semi-Weekly Herald 1933-1937 Okfuskee Co. Freedom Press News 1976-19?? Okfuskee County Journal 1972-19?? Okfuskee County News 1914-1963 Sledge Hammer 1912-1915? Paden Oklahoma Clipper 1914-191? Paden Herald 1911-1915? Paden News 1908-1935? *Paden Pioneer 1903-1908? Paden Press 1908-19?? *Paden Sun 1916-1929? Paden Times 1907-1907 Paden Tribune 1910-191? Paden Weekly Sun 1916-1929? Weleetka State Democrat 1906-19?? Union Dispatch 1908-19?? Weleetka American 1902-1975 Weleetkan 1975-Present
Okemah News Leader Obituaries Volume 1 (1987-1989) by Shirley Custar, 1993. Indexed.
(Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F704/O54/C8/v.1)
Okemah News Leader Obituaries Volume 2 (1990-1992) by Shirley Custar, 1993. Indexed.
(Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F704/O54/C8/v.2)
Okemah News Leader Obituaries Volume 3 (1993-1995) by Shirley Custar, 1996. Indexed.
(Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F704/O54/C8/v.3)
Okfuskee County Probate Index (1910-1972) and Estate Fee Records (1907-1929). Microreporduction of orginal records in the Okfuskee County Courthouse, Okemah, Oklahoma. On 7 microfilm reels.
(Family History Center, film, FHL US/CAN 1306097-1306101, 1310902, & 1310903)
Okfuskee County Birth and Death Records (1909-1922) by Daughters of the American Revolution, Genealogical Records Committee (Oklahoma). An online index is available. For detailed information about this publication see "Birth and Death Indexes" on the home page.
(Family History Center, film, FHL US/CAN 893730)
Birth and Death Certificates may be available from the the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Your success in obtaining a record is dependent on the date of the event. Obviously, the later the event the more likely the record will be available. The OkGenWeb home page (Vital Records Page) has some information on the availability of earlier dates. For information on ordering a record, try the State Department of Health internet site:
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