Indian Pioneer Papers - Index
History Project for Oklahoma
Date: March 5, 1937
March 5, 1937
THE CROSSLAND CEMETERY
This cemetery is on a
20 acre block, shown on the map as being the property of M. S. SLEEPER.
The cemetery location is SW NE NE, Sec.10, 15N, 20E. There are about 15
graves in this cemetery. Ten have headstones & footstones (sand stone)
but no inscriptions. One is built up (about one foot from the ground) of
sandstone & covered over the top with sandstones. About 200 feet from
this cemetery; across the ravine & on top of a knoll, is another grave
with a head & foot stone, no inscription. Around the grave is a pile
of stones. It looks as if at one time these stones formed a wall around
the grave. [Muskogee Co.]
Located ¾ mile
north & ¾ mile east of Hulbert (NE NW 24 17N 20E). This cemetery
is on a knoll adjoining the highway on the south side. It as a wire fence
enclosure about 100 feet square. There are about 35 graves with sandstone
markers but no inscriptions on any of them. All buried in this Cemetery
are Cherokee Indians except one white baby. The above information given
by Madison CAREY a full blood Cherokee. [Cherokee Co.]
NEW HOPE CEMETERY
One mile East & one
mile north of Hulbert (NE SE13 17N 20E). Formerly known as the CAREY Cemetery
& was first used as an Indian Cemetery in 1860. Many of the graves
are not marked & inscriptions on some of the markers are in Cherokee.
THOMPSON, a Cherokee Confederate
soldier was buried about 50 years ago & a hewed log house about 5 by
9 feet was built over his grave. All of the legs are gone except the four
foundation legs. This information given by Madison CAREY, a fullblood Cherokee
of Hulbert. [Cherokee Co.]
About a ½ mile
south & 100 yards west of Double Springs School, NE SE10 17N 21E.
Wattie GREECE died December
25, 1906 at the age of 55 years.
Peggy, wife of Eagle
BROWN, died July 3, 1887 at about 66 years of age.
James, son of Joshua
& N. A. SIXKILLER, born March 20, 1884, died July 10, 1884.
About 20 other graves
many not marked & some of recent years. [Cherokee Co.]
ADAM HENDRICKS CEMETERY
One mile East & ¼
mile south of Shady Grove School. (NE 17 17N 21E).
George W. DOUBLEHEAD,
died April 5, 1888, 35 years.
William W. HENDRICKS
died July 24, 1892, 54 years.
Seven other old graves
without markers. [Cherokee Co.]
Two miles west of Hulbert
(SE 21 17N 20E)
The Hulbert Cemetery
is very old and was established by the HULBERTs. Many old settlers
of the early days are buried here.
Zach TAYLOR, born 1858,
died 1898. (Founder of the town of Melvin).
Jennie, wife of Zack
Taylor, born 1861, died 1916.
Theodore BRUSTER, born
1823, died 1972 (sic)
(date must be a misprint,
Theodore would be 149 years old???).
Several other of the BRUSTER
family are buried here, markers show dated 1880.
The family lot of Ely
SPEARS contain markers dating back in the 1860s.
Bill COOK the famous outlaw
is buried in this cemetery. His grave is marked with muscle shells but
has no stone.
Jim COOK, brother of Bill
is also buried here.
Found grave of Annie HOUSTON
(and infant son) in field one mile east of Shady Grove School. Born in
1831, died January 9, 1911. Nice granite monument as marker.
Jennie wife of M.T. JTJADEN,
born Mar. 27, 1874, died Mar. 14, 1903.
Elizabeth CROSSLAN, born
AR. 13, 1860, died May 6, 1860,
made of cement and set on top of the ground over the grave. The stone or
slab has been broken and there is a hole in the top.
Samuel CROSSLAN, born
May 30, 184?, died Dec 1, 1882.
Around the grave, to
keep it from washing, are pieces of sandstone and parts of
another tombstone. I
could piece the parts together and read “Farewell” “At Rest” and a date
“1898”. [probably Muskogee Co.]
THE OLD SARAH COODEY
March 3, 1937
I went to the old Sarah
COODEY place out on the Bayou, the S?1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 of Section 9. Township
15 North Range 20 East where in the past there have been lots of hilarious
times. Sarah used to sell whiskey and have kind of a road house in the
old days. She sold the place to Lafayette ADAIR (John Adair’s father) and
went to California. J. Lafayette Adair is buried there now, about 125 feet
west of the house. Also there is the grave of a child about 20 feet from
the east side of the house.
This was a double log
house with a hall in between and a huge stone chimney at the north end.
There has also been a large stone chimney at the south end but it is gone
now and there has been another brick chimney built. The logs have been
weatherboarded and the hall boarded up, but now some of the weatherboarding
is gone from the walls. It looks as if there was a porch on the west side
at one time but it is gone. There is a porch on the east side.
Sarah Coodey sold this
place to Adair at the time of the Gold Rush to California, after having
lived there for some time. So the place must be around a hundred years
In memory of J. Lafayette
ADAIR born July 22, 1826, died Feb. 11, 1861.
“Thy Trials Ended Thy
Rest Won”. J. Lafayette Adair.
SE SE SW Sec. 9-T 15 N
R 20 E. on 40 acres plot -shown on map on property of A.M. ANDERSON.
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