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Indian Pioneer Papers - Index

Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma
LDS Microfiche #6016976
Volume 111 - Cemeteries

Cemetery - Creek
Date: March 9, 1937
Burial ground: Unknown Cemetery
Founded: about 1840 by The Cherokees
Abandoned: No
Informant: J. M. KEEVES
Address: Okay, Oklahoma
Legal location: NE NE NE Sec 31 Twp 16 Range 19 County of Wagoner Co.

J. M. KEEVES, a recluse, is the owner of this land which consists of ten acres under the bluff in section 31 and ten acres upon the hill in section 32. He informed me there was a rock foundation of an old building on the top of the bluff and used the rock foundation of the house he built down the valley after he bought the place in 1911. There is an old spring walled with rock, about three feet in diameter, which is in as good condition today as it was the day it was made in that state. This spring is located about fifty yards upon the hillside east of Mr. KEEVES little home, and he informed me it was in that condition when he came there in 1911.

I spent sometime with Mr. KEEVES, tried to get a story from him. He told me he came to the territory in 1894, located at the present place in 1911, said he was 73 years of age and never married. There he stopped, was very courteous, but informed me that anything else he could tell me would be of interest to no one, but at the same time it could possibly cause trouble for someone.

Submitted to OKGenWeb by Gay Wall walltribe@earthlink.net Jan 2000.