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Indian Pioneer Papers - Index

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

Cemetery - Creek
Date: April 27, 1937
Burial ground: Sookey Cemetery
Founded: before the civil war by: Father of Wiley SOOKEY
Abandoned: No
Present Owner: William CHANDLER
Address: Muskogee, Oklahoma
Number of graves: 46
Marked graves: 5
Field Workers: Jas. S. BUCHANAN-Carl R. SHERWOOD
Legal location: Wagoner County, Sec 28, T16N, R18E

The Sookey burial ground was established by the old Creek family of SOOKEYs long before the Civil War, and the SOOKEY and MOREY settlement is one of the oldest settlements in the Creek Nation. Unable to obtain the first name of the father of Wiley SOOKEY from the distant relatives that live in the vicinity at the present time, but Wiley SOOKEY came to this country when he was a boy and he was born in 1815 in Georgia. No family records, and information from descendants only legendary. This burial ground is located one and one half mile east of Tullahassee on the old SOOKEY place.

Mary L. HARRINGTON MOREY, died November 24, 1924
Jacob, Indian Home Guards, Kansas Inf. age 90
   Note: The above inscription is all the information on the grave stone, but I was informed by Mary MOREY MURRELL, a niece of Wiley SOOKEY, that the occupant of the grave was Jacob MOREY, born in 1838, died in October 1928.
Matilda MOREY, died October 23, 1904, age 53 years
Fredrick MOREY, born April 18, 1874, died December 31, 1899
Wiley SOOKEY, born 1815, died 1905, age 90

Submitted to OKGenWeb by Gay Wall.