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Indian Pioneer Papers - Index

Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma
Name: R. Roger Eubanks
Post Office: Berryville, Arkansas
Date of Birth: January 14, 1879
Place of Birth: Tahlequah, Indian Territory
Father: William Eubanks
Place of Birth:
Information on father: 
Mother: Eliza C. Thompson
Place of Birth:
Information on mother: 3/8 Cherokee Indian 
Field Worker: 
Interview #:
Volume 74, p 98

My parents came to Oklahoma with the emigrant Cherokees about 1829. My maternal grandfather drove a yoke of oxen from Georgia to what is now Oklahoma and my paternal grandfather came from Kentucky.

Dr. Jeter Lynch Thompson, my maternal grandfather, was the first Cherokee to graduate in medicine. He was taken prisoner by the North and because of his being a doctor, was given employment.

My father was official interpreter and translator for 40 years. He served as Captain in the Confederate Army.

I have served as superintendent of the Cherokee Male Seminary. I am a Commercial Artist and teacher of art.

Dr. E. Poe Parris, who once lived in Tahlequah and edited the Cherokee Advocate, was a nephew of McGuffy, author of the famous readers.

Transcribed for OKGenWeb by Catherine Widener <catz@kcisp.net>  March 2002.