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 1998 Archived Queries

(MURPHY, MORGAN) John White Tue Dec 29, 1998
Searching for marriage record of John Wesley MURPHY & Julia MORGAN.
They were married in Pontotoc Co. @ 1910? Their daughter Eva Louise
MURPHY was born in Ada, OK 24 Jul 1911. Did marriage records exist back then?
If so, how does one obtain a copy? Thank you John White Canyon Country, CA

(BARNES) Roy Barnes Tue Dec 29, 1998
I am looking for relatives of Dowell or Dal BARNES, also Walter BARNES. I have
some notes taken several years ago with these names who are said to be
brothers of my ggrandfather John C.BARNES. The connection to Pontotoc Co. is
Marvin BARNES, with Ada beside his name, listed as a son of Dowell or Dal
Barnes, which has a note beside his name that says Elsworth Okla. I have been
unsucessful in locating Elsworth, is that in Pontotoc Co.? I need everything
on this family. Here is what I know:
John C.BARNES b.Sep,30,1857 d.May 25,1915 m.Nannie CORDELL b.1875 d.1925
Calvin Dillard BARNES b.Jan 2,1894 Baum I.T. d.June 16,1970 Ardmore Ok (my grandfather)
Joe BARNES b.april 23,1895 Baum I.T. d.Aug 22,1918 France K.I.A. WW I
Susie V. BARNES b.Sep 2,1897 d.Jan 11,1977 Ardmore OK. m.Floyd "Cap" Wilson
Maudie T.BARNES b.Aug 31,1905 I.T. d.Sep 6,1992 m.Will Pittman
Jonnie BARNES m."Ham" Hamner
Pearl BARNES m.Wright Dunn
Roscoe BARNES m. Lora Ollar
other names listed are. Elmer BARNES, Carl BARNES, Irene? Oswald BARNES(okc),
Bernice?. I would appreciate any information on any of these people,
thanks Roy Barnes Purcell Ok.

(AKERS, WHITAKER) Pat Jones Thru Dec 24, 1998
Seeking info. on Bessie AKERS(age 32 in 1916). She married
J.W. WHITAKER on 16 Jan 1916 in Pontotoc Co. Did they have children??

(ROFF) Steve Bemrich Thru Dec 24, 1998
Looking for members and descendants of the ROFF family, of Roff,
Springer, Ada, Ardmore and other locations in and about the
Pontotoc County vicinity. Joe T. ROFF founded the town of ROFF.
His brothers were involved in ranching throughout the Nations
during the 1860-1907 period, being members by marriage. Joe and
many of his kin are buried in East Hill Cemetery, outside of ROFF.
One of those there is my g-g-ggrandfather, Joseph T. Roff, who was
the uncle of Joe T. ROFF. I have a certain number of them on my
web site at http://www.cyberramp.net/~srb/gen/reevbakr.htm . I
would love to get any additions or corrections to the research I have
there. The above web site includes my IT lines (ROFF, HARRIS, COOK)
in addition to one or two others that may have moved from Arkansas in the
Mass Move around the turn of the century. My Grays, from Stone Co.
Arkansas, appear to have had poor luck in Pontotoc, one being
shot by a doctor in Ada, and another hijacked and murdered near
Roff in the early part of this century.

(BAILEY) Diana Bailey Smith Sat Dec 12, 1998
Can anyone tell me who I need to contact in Ponotoc Co. regarding the Sheriffs
department in 1912 to 1919? My grandfather John Thomas Bailey was a sheriff
or deputy sheriff in Ada during that time. I would be interested in knowing
if there are any records that can be researched.

(PAUL) Jack Dunsmore Sat Dec 12, 1998
I am looking for info. on my grandfathers brother. He may be buried at
Roff cemetery. I think he died in Fitzhough. His name is Columbus Paul.
My grandfather, William Tipton Paul was killed around there or maybe Asher.
I hope someone there has some info. on them.

(GROSS, GLOVER) Tim Gross Sat Dec 12, 1998
I am looking for information about the surnames GROSS and GLOVER.

(STEPHENSON/WHITAKER) Pat Jones Thru Nov 26, 1998
Seekning info. on John Stephenson age 21 that married Pet WHITAKER age 15 in June 1906.
They both were from Fitzhugh twp. I believe Pet to be the dau. of John WHITAKER.
I do not fine John and Pet on the 1910 or 1920 Pontotoc census. Any help will be appreciated and will share.

Looking for information on the John Marion Francis MCSERITT and Nettie FOX
MCSPERITT family. They had the following children: Sophie MCSPERITT who
married John START; Blanche MCSPERITT who married Cager HISAW; John Marion
Francis "Frank" MCSPERITTwho married Emma O. PINION; Orphry MCSPERITT who
married Merilda ???; Henry who married Aldie; Amanda "Mandy" MCSPERITT who
married Guy KEATON; and Laura MCSPERITT who married Jim SNOW.
Would like to find descendants of these families.

(WHITAKER) Pat Jones Thru Nov 26, 1998
Does the court house in Ada have a list of the deaths in the county between 1910-1920?
If not, could someone give me the address and phone number to order a death certificate
and also tell me how much of a span search they will look in? I am looking for the
death of Wes/West/Wesley WHITAKER between 1910 and 1920. Thanks

(BROWN) Shirley Brown Thru Nov 26, 1998
I am looking for decendents of Marion F. Brown b abt 1840 TN m Maline M Acuff.
They had a least 2 sons who settled in the Roff/Dolburg area. One son was Joe Brown
the other and my ggrandfather was John William Brown b 1864 in AR he married Alice
Lou Franks. Both sons and Alice are buried at the Roff Cem. Anyone who knew this
family or has any information which might help please contact me.

(HENRY) Sue Sub Nov 22, 1998
Looking for information about the Ernest & Marie Henry that lived in Ada, Ok.
and are buried at the Egypt cemetery in Ada, Ok. Ernest died in 1965 in Ada, Ok.
Does anyone know where abouts of information on this family. This was my
grandparents. The Marie was Juel Marie (Shelby). She died in Shawnee, Ok. and
buried at Ada, Ok. also. Thanks in advance Sue

(BRADLEY, MCGEHEE, HUNT, CRUMP) Sandie Prater Sub Nov 22, 1998
would like to connect with the following families:
John C. HUNT b.1819 Dearborn Indiana, d.1890 Indian Territory
Spouse: Samatha JOHNSON, d.1887 Indian Terr.

Son of John and Samatha:
Marion Leador HUNT, b.1859 Ohio Co. Indian, m.1892 Commerce Co. TX
d.? Pontotoc Co. OK
Spouse: Ruth CRUMP b.?, daughter of ? CRUMP and Harriet ? siblings were:
Margaret, Arite , Jord and Dan CRUMP.

Daughter of Marion and Ruth HUNT:
Zora HUNT (known as Granny HeeGee so all) b.1893 TX, d.1987 Ada, Pontotoc Co. OK
m. ca.1910 Pontotoc Co. OK
Spouse: Dottis MCGEHEE b.?, d.1939 Ada, OK. Dottis McGeHee was a Reverend in
Pontotoc Co.
Children of Dottis and Zora: Gerti, Beulah, Beatrice, Bessie *our branch
Bessie McGehee marrid Phillip Marion BRADLEY 1938 in Vanoss, Pontotoc Co. OK.
I am related through thier daughter, Jan. (Sandie Prater, Choctaw,OK)

(GRIFFIN) Pat Jones Thru Nov 19, 1998
Who is the G.D. GRIFFIN age 25 listed on the 1920 Pontotoc
census in Stonewall in house # 64???
He had wife Lee age 21, son Guy age 3 and son Burl age 5
Am I reading the census wrong?? Could the G. be a J.?
Is he the son of Dona GRIFFIN and they were living with
Dona's brother John WHITAKER in Fitzhugh twp in 1910?
Any help will be appreciated and will share.

(MELTON, FLUD, CLARK) James Bowen Thru Nov 19, 1998
Mattie MELTON born 9 June 1903 in Cooke Co. TX. married in Steedman, OK.
Nov. 1919 to Holiva FLUD and believe they had four or five children.
Looking for descendants/info: regarding this Flud/Melton family.

The 1920 census of Pontotoc Co. show Henry Melton born 1895 TX. as a
widower. He must of married second Amazine Clark. (his father married her
sister) Said to have had a son who moved to OK. City. Looking for

My great grandfather John Wesley MELTON born 1864 Cooke Co. TX. married
second in Steedman, OK. (Pontotoc Co.) Rethia Jane CLARK. John died in
Pontotoc Co. I believe his death was in the area of Steedman, in the
Spring or Summer of 1929. Buried "out in a field" I can not find a death
record. If you run across a newspaper obit. please email me.

(STRINGER) ? Stringer Thru Nov 19, 1998
My father, Charles Ross STRINGER was born on 19 June 1931 in Fitzhugh,
Pontotoc. His family moved from there while he was still very young. His
father was named Arthur Lawrence STRINGER. Is there any way to find out
more about where (street address)they lived and what kind of work my
grandfather did while there?

(WILSON) ? Stringer Thru Nov 19, 1998
I am looking for info on my great-grandfather Warren R. Wilson who died 28
July 1930 in Roff Township, Fitzhugh Village, Pontotoc County. He was
buried 29 July 1930 in Roff Cemetery. (from his death certificate) Is
there any way to find out if a gravestone still exists? I know he was born
in Sebastian County, Arkansas, but I am trying to determine why he came to
Fitzhugh and how long he lived there. His wife, Delia ROSS died some 22
years previously in Arkansas.

(POWERS) Steven Powers Sat Nov 14, 1998
Looking for information on my grandfather, Charles Vivian
POWERS. He was born on 7 Feb 1898 in Ada, Oklahoma. Died December 1974
in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas. He was adopted as a young
child by a POWERS family. The adoptive father was a Judge in the area.
Nothing is known about the biological family.
There is also oral history of the family that at a later date,
his adoptive mother remarried and had other children.
Any information that could shed some light on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you

(BEAN) Shelia Adams Sat Nov 14, 1998
I have a ancestor that supposedly died in
Pontotoc Co., Okla. I don't know when. His name was John BEAN, born in
1800/03 in Tennessee. His wife was Elizabeth. He is supposed to be burried
in Tyrola Community Cemetery. Is there a way I can verify this? I live in
California and won't be in Oklahoma until about June of 1999. Let me know
what the next step is that I need to take. Thank you for your time.
Shelia Adams, 610 Smithwood Drive, Oakdale, CA 95361

(HEATHMAN, SANDERS, MEDLEY) Diane Williams Sat Nov 14, 1998
I'm interested in any HEATHMAN, SANDERS or MEDLEY families from PONTOTOC
county. My lines came there from Shelby and Monroe Counties in MO.

Would anyone with cemetery records for the Stonewall area see if they can locate
Mary Melissa Robison, died about 1925 or 1926. She was born in Tennessee on
July 13, 1847 and married George Franklin Robison in Big Flat, Ark in 1865.
She was living with a niece near Stonewall when she died.
Any help greatly appreciated.

(DOUGHERTY) Mike Hembree Sun Nov 8, 1998
DOUGHERTY, Marie (Eisert) I`m looking for the grave of Marie Eisert
Dougherty: born 8 Jan 1895 in Ada, died Feb 1976 and is buried around the
Ada area. Also her husband Wiley Edgar Dougherty may be in the same area.

(LINDSEY, MAYFIELD, HILL) Frank Sun Nov 8, 1998
Can you please tell me the name of the main cemetery in Ada and Konawa. I am
interested in finding a listing of burials, for relatives of the Lindseys,
Mayfield and Hill families. Thank you for any info. and advise you might

(HENSON) Ginger Couch Sun Nov 8, 1998
King HENSON. Wife is Mamie HENSON. I show them in this county in the 1910 Census
but I have little else on them.

Can anyone identify the West WHITAKER listed in Fitzhugh twp in 1910???
He is listed as age 59 born in TN., and was living in house of John E. WADDELL.
Is he the father of John W. WHITAKER of the same twp. in 1910??

Seeking descendants of Dona GRIFFIN born abt 1984 in McNairy Co.TN.
She had a son Dee born 1895 also in McNairy CO. TN. They were living with her
brother John WHITAKER in 1910 Fitzhugh twp. There was a Joseph D. GRIFFIN on the
1920 census in Stonwell twp. The name had been marked through with a pencil and no
information was given. Can anyone claim Dona and son Dee as their family???

Seeking descendants of John W. WHITAKER born Mar. 1869 in McNairy Co.TN
He was in Chickasaw nation on 1900 census. And in Fitahugh twp in 1910 as a widow.
He married Delia DYER or HOWELL born Jan 1865 in TX. In 1900 they had children:
Annabell born Oct 1886 TX (prob Denton Co.)
Pet/Pat (dau) born Mar 1897 in TX
There was a Charles JENNINGS born Oct 1856 in MO and his dau Eva born Mar 1897
in TX in the house with John in 1900. Will appreciate any help on the above as
I have been looking for John for 10 years.

Searching for descendants of Mary WHITAKER COOPER, born abt 1832 in Tishomingo Co.MS
Her husband James COOPER died before 1870 in McNairy Co. TN. She went to Denton Co.
TX in the late 1870's. She then moved to the area now Pomtotoc in the late 1880's
with her son Lewis COOPER & family... Lewis had married Belle DYER in Denton Co.
Other children of James and Mary were;
Mary J. born 1853 in Tishomingo Co. MS. She was not with family in 1870.
John born 1856 and Lucinda born 1857, both born in Tishomingo Co.MS
Manda V. born 1861 and Martha A. born 1866, these born in McNairy Co. TN.
Manda V. married Sole BLAGG in Denton Co. TX. I think Manda V. died in TX
and a son Elmer BLAGG went to OK with Mary and family.
I know Mary and son Lewis died in or near Ada and buried there in Rosedale
Cemetery, just haven't got the dates yet. Any information on this family will be
appreciated and will share.

(BALLOW, THOMPSON) Tracey (Downs) Gregory Sun Nov 8, 1998
I would appreciate any information on the David "Dave" Alexander BALLOW family.
I know for sure that their last three children were born in Francis, Pontotoc
Co., OK. Dave died in Francis, OK Feb. 6, 1939. Family tradition says that Dave
owned a Mill and started a school in Francis.
I would really like to know the name of the cemetery Dave and any other Ballow
family members are buried at. I made headstone rubbings about 9 years ago, but for
some reason have not been able to remember the cemetery name.
David BALLOW and Ellen Amelia THOMPSON BALLOW's children:
Eda Fern
Osa Elba
Essie b. June 6, 1908 Francis, OK
Asa David b. Oct. 3, 1912 Francis, OK
Beulah b.June 5, 1917

Donna S. RUSSELL Davis Thru Oct 22, 1998
I am looking for any and all information on my g-g grandfather John
S.RUSSELL b: 1815 in what is now known as Marion Co. AL. back in 1815 it
was still Indian Territory. He married Martha Baker b: 1816 SC in
Cherokee Co. GA 2/11/1841. John S. and Martha had 6 chileren:
John Thomas b: 1842
James b: 1844
Willis T. b: 1846
Lucy A. b: 1849
William A. b: 1851
Philmore b: 1854
I just recently obtained information the John S. and Martha lived and
and died in Ada, OK. I know that John Thomas , Willis T., and William A.
migrated to Itawamba Co., MS. I haven't a clue as to what happened to James,
Lucy A., or Philmore. They could have migrated to OK with their parents
If there is anyone out there that may have a connection to this family
please contact me as I have information that I would be happy to share

Georgia Pratt Cunningham Thru Oct 22, 1998
Benjamin Willis PRATT born Mar. 5, 1852, Mississippi, died Sept. 16,
1925 in Ada, Pontotoc County, OK, married Sue Johnson on Dec. 9, 1885 in
Lee County, Mississippi.

Mahalie Elizabeth PRATT, born Nov. 14, 1861 in Mississippi, died Oct.
25, 1944 in Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK, married Harrison DUKE on Mar 27, 1879
in Lee County Mississippi.

Charlene Wed Oct 14, 1998
Mary Ann Fowler b. 1855 McKinny, Fannin Co, Tx to John J. and Mary Heath
Fowler was m. 5 times. She lived around Maude and Ada with her dau. Fannie
Beatrice Archer (a young widow with son named Emory Archer) after 1904, at
that time Mary Anns last name was Tucker or Ha but I don't know the husbands
first names.
Mary Ann (Molly) also had a son Clark Thomas b. Dec. 1879, Searcy Co. Ark.
(his father died) and a son Will Meeks born before 1879, his father desserted
Mary Ann & Will right after the birth of Will in Searcy Co. Ark. There was
also a dau. (whose twin died as a baby boy, don't know his name) named Ethel
Britten, b. after 1882, Ethel was m. twice and I believe one of the husbands
name was Freeman.
I heard Will Meeks was shot in front of a barber shop in Maude, Okla @1914 but
cannot locate his death certificate or grave.
Any help on this family would be appreciated and I would be happy to exchange

Jean Brand Wed Oct 14, 1998
Searching for any descendants of:
Celia Johnson Barnett & John W. Barnett, both buried in Maxwell Cemetery in
Pontotoc Co., OK. Known children wereL Kelly W. Barnett ( buried Maxwell cem),
Lela "Barnett" Carmichel ( buried Maxwell cem), Mary Barnett, & Pearl Barnett.
Celia was the dau of Francis Marion Johnson & Melinda Barnett of VA., John W.
Barnett was the s/o of John W. Barnett, Sr & Elizabeth Ann Johnston/Johnson
both of VA. They both lived in Ky and Mo for awhile.
Thank you. Jean Brand, 2533 W. McKinley, Sp. 226, Fresno, CA 93728

Margaret Deal Thur Oct 8, 1998
Seeking death date & place of Orien Eli KENDRICK. b. ca 1844 East TN.
Also known as Aaron/Arnold m. Martha MULLINS 1903 Ada, OK. >They had two daughters,
Neva b. 1904 & Lois (Loyis) b. 1907. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Sandy Allen Oleo Thur Oct 8, 1998
Any Info on these names from Pontotoc County in the late 1890s or early 1900s
would be appreciated.1.John Allen born in Arkansas in 1856.2.Lee Allen born in
Texas in 1857:Children;Jessie,Willie ,Claud and Marietta.Jessie and Willie
were born in Texas or Arkansas and Claud and Marietta in Oklahoma I.T. in the
mid or later 1890s.Also believe there was a daughter named Susie or
Susan. Thanks!

Cathy Webb Wed Sep 30, 1998

Does anyone know who might have a listing of people buried at the
Westhill Cemetary near Roff? Thanks for the help!

Jean Brand Sun Sep 27, 1998
Research for Celia Johnson b 8-20-1865 Rockcastle Co., KY, d. 8-10-1954
Pontotoc Co., OK. md a Barnett ( may have been John Barnett) . Her death cert
list Marion Johnson and Liddy Barnett as parents of KS( which her father was
Francis Marion John and mother was Melinda Barnett of VA) Her obit lists
children as son, Kelly Barnett, daugthers, Mrs Mary Buchanan, Mrs Pearl
Johnson, Mrs Rhoda Berry of Ada, Mrs Bertha Carmichael of CA, brother Johnnie
Johnson ( which falls right into the children born of Francis & Melinda
"Barnett" Johnson). Really need to locate any descendants of Celia.
Willing to exchange information.

Arveta Tippie Ray Sun Sep 20, 1998
My name is Arveta Tippie Ray. I'm researching my grandparents John
Harrison TIPPIE and Bessie CROWELL. She was born 3 apr. 1898 in
Wapanuka, daughter of John CROWELL and Casie or Cassie LUTZ or LRTY (The
name on the death record is illegible.) She had brothers Fred and
Philip and another one whose name I don't know. She died in Wilburton
apr. 22, 1921. Records in Latimer Co. appear to have been destroyed in
a tornado. John CROWELL was from Missouri and Casie from Arkansas.
That is all the death record tells us. If you have any information on
CROWELLS at that time I would really appreciate any information. Bessie
died when my father and uncle were only two and they never saw or heard
from that family again as they were brought to Tx. by my grandfather and
never knew their mother's family. It would mean a lot to him to know
where the Crowell's came from.

Jane Lindsey Tift Sun Sep 20, 1998
I am looking for someone in Ada, Oklahoma, who has access to the city
directories for 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922. Julian Albert CRANE was living
at 300 East 10th street and working at a shoemaker shop on 218 East Main in
the 1917 city directory.
In 1923 I found Julian being admitted to the State School in Larned, Kansas.
It is important for me to find him for those missing years. He went by the
name of J. A. or Bert.

Sandra Sat Sep 12, 1998
I am looking for info concerning John and Lee Allen that moved to Pontotoc
county I.T. during the late 1890s.My grandfather was Claud M. Allen.The other
siblings were Jessie,Susie,Willie and Marietta.Claud was born in Stonewall
I.T. in 1894.They were listed in the 1900 Census as living in Chickasaw Nation
I.T..My ggrandmother Lee must have died and they later lived in Stuart in
1910.He was married to a Mollie Montgomery Allen at that time and they had a
son named Henry together.She had several children of her own.I hear that my
ggrandfather John was buried at Egypt cemetary but looked for his grave and
was unable to find it.Any info would be appreciated.

Barbara L Kirkland Sat Sep 12, 1998
Seeking info on descendants of William BOTTOMS and Ann WITT who settled
in Roff, IT ca 1870 in what is now Pontotoc Co., Ok.
I have a copy of a letter written by W A BOTTOMS dated 1/2/1907 from Roff, IT.

Leigh Ann McClure Sat Sep 12, 1998
I am looking for information on the Indian ancestry of my family. My
grandmother was born in Stonewall, PONTOTOC Co. OK. on May 4, 1906. Her
name was Mary Ameda DARNELL. Her parents were William Alonzo DARNELL (born
1872 in Georgia) and Daisy Alice DRAKE (born 1878 in Georgia). Daisy
DRAKE's parents were Charles Milton and Amedia E. COKER DRAKE. The DRAKES
were from Georgia as well.

G. HELDERLEIN Tue Sep 8, 1998
I am researching William Garnet DUNCAN, living in Francis, Pontotoc Co.,
I.T. from before 1900 til his death in 1929. He had a son, Robert E.
Duncan that was Sheriff of Ada, OK in the early 1900's. He was b.
Lawrence Co., MO in 1869 and d. 1935 in Oklahoma City, but was buried in
Ada, OK, with his wife Almita, and some of his children. William Garnet
Duncan had other children, a Jeffrey Beauregard Duncan, Ann Duncan, and
Carl Duncan. Nothing is known about these last two persons. Any help
would be appreciated.

Mark Adkinson Tue Sep 8, 1998
I am looking for proof that Evie Cecil KING attended Ada High School
sometime between 1911 and 1913. Her father was Marion R. KING. They came to
Coal Co i 1905 from Hopkins Co TX. They are enumerated in the 1910 census in
Tupelo in Coal Co. They were gone by 1911. They show up in Johnston Co in
1914 as Cecil is one of seven in the graduating class at Tishomingo High
School. Family history says they were in Ada after statehood, so I am
assuming they went there after leaving Tupelo. Any help, especially with
school records is greatly appreciated.

Jan Wallace Tue Sep 8, 1998
I am searching for info on the Tom MYERS and Ada CALDWELL MYERS
family.They are on the 1910 and 1920 census of Pontotoc Co., but I have
not been able to find out anything about them. Tom's first wife Martha
B. TUCKER MYERS, dau. Ora, and mother Nicie Dorsey PRICE MYERS are
buried in the Tyrola Cem. Children as of the 1910 census were: Thomas
E. (also buried at Tyrola in unmarked grave), Bessie, James E., Dorsey,
Autie M., and Ethel. The first two children were from the first
marriage and were born in TX., the others were from the second marriage
and were born in OK. Tom (senior) was born in Alabama and came to TX
with his mother and brothers between 1870 and 1875. He married Ada Dec.
22, 1903 in Tyrola, OK. He also had a brother, James Alexander MYERS
and his wife Sarah RICE, who came to OK about the same time but resided
in Marietta, Love Co., OK. James and Sarah were hotel proprietors in
Marietta, and I have not been able to find out anything about them
either. Any assistance would be appreciated. I also have pictures of
the Tyrola Cem. (very hard to find) if someone is interested.

Jim Harris Sat Aug 29, 1998
Could anyone tell me where Tyrola, OK was located? I was told it was in
Pontotoc Co. My grandparents were married on the Tyrola Bridge with one
foot in the Chicasaw nation and one foot in the Seminole nation
according to his obituary. Any information appreciated.
HCR 6 Box 334 Doniphan, MO 63935

Justine Austin Sat Aug 29, 1998
Hello. I am looking for information on the EDWARDS family in Ada,
Oklahoma, covering the perioid from 1900 to the present, in particular,
from 1915 to 1960. I am just beginning my research, and I know nothing
about them so far, so any information you may have would be appreciated.

Jerry Gregory Tue Aug 25, 1998
Looking for information on an Alexander and Sarah or Mary GREGORY who
lived in Pontotoc County area in the late 1880's and 1990's. One or both of
them may have died in some kind of epidemic. Their children were raised by a
family of Smith's or Schmidts before moving to western Oklahoma.

Diana Rawlins Sat Aug 22, 1998
Need full names and birthdates for the children of William Hayden FISHER
and wife, Emma A. McGUIRE FISHER. Hade FISHER was Mayor and JP in Ada, Ok.
Of the 6 children I have only: C. H. FISHER, b. ca. 1873, Tx.; W. B.
FISHER, b. ca. 1877, Tx.; W. E. FISHER, b. ca. 1879, Tx.; Marguerite
FISHER, b. Dec. 1881, Tx.; Birdie FISHER, b. 10 March 1883, Dallas, Dallas
Co., Tx. and Eigh FISHER, b. Aug. 1887, Dallas, Dallas co., Tx.

Jerry Sinclair Fri Aug 21, 1998
This family lived in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma and are registered in the
1900 census (information provided by Sandra Davis Blanton). They may
have lived at Ada, Oklahoma. These are the family members:
Louis RANEY - father - age 49.
Alice RANEY - mother - age 42.
Dicy SINCLAIR - daughter - age 23.
Oscar W. SINCLAIR - grandson - age 1.
Frank RANEY - son - age 20.
James RANEY - son - age 18.
Belle RANEY - daughter - age 15.
Thomas RANEY - son - age 11.
Homer RANEY - son - age 9.
Icy RANEY - daughter - age 6.
Annie RANEY - daughter - age 2.

Dicy SINCLAIR, daughter of Louis RANEY, is my great grandmother. Her
son, Oscar W. SINCLAIR, is my grandfather.

Jack and Sharon Bowie Wed Aug 19, 1998
I am looking for information on Johnson Tal Crawford b. 1889 Sulphur
City, AR moved to Ada, Pontotoc County, OK and married Jesse F. Rogers
daughter of Mary A Cogburn Rogers (d. Ada in 1916).
If you have any information on these people I would like to exchange
information with you.

Pam Bethune Wed Aug 12, 1998
I'm looking for information on the BETHUNE families located in Pontotoc and
Potowatomie Co. OK. Wm M. BETHUNE was born in Nov. 1894 in Pott. Ok. he died
Jan. 1977 in Pontotoc Co. His parents were Robert and Evaline Bethune, he had
siblings named Charles, Mandy, and Joseph. If anyone is interested in this
family I would love to share!

Cathy Sat Aug 8, 1998
I am looking for information about my grandparents Rube Peterson
married to Mary BEll Hewett. They lived in Pontotoc Co. for many
years. If anyone has any information please let me know. Thanks!

HERNDON, Glynda Sat Aug 8, 1998
Located in Pontotoc county, Frisco Cemetery is a marker with the
following inscription: Robert G. Brady, husband of S.C., Jan 6 1903,
murdered in cold blood.
Does anyone have knowledge of this headstone and the meaning behing the
unusal and to the point inscription?

Oliver Emmert Sat Aug 8, 1998
I am looking fo information on the Gann family that lived in the Ada
area. My g-grandfather was supposed to be buried in Almuth Cemetery in
Ada. I do not find any listing for Almuth. His name was William Allen
Gann died 1925.

Briscoe Price Sun Aug 2, 1998
I am looking for info on George Washington and Mary Ellen
Miller BRISCOE (my grandparents). I have info on Mary Ellen, but
Washington BRISCOE was born 12/13/1878 in Fourney, TX. They had 7 children:
Lonnie Dee, Ora Pearl, George Kenneth, Martha Lucille, Mary Cleo, Lula
Elizabeth (my mother), and John Dee. Most of their children were born in
Roff (Pontotoc County) or Stratford (Garvin County). Both George Washington
and Mary Ellen were killed in separate auto accidents in OK in 1927. George
Washington is buried in Walters or Wewoka and Mary Ellen is buried in
Walters, OK. I will be glad to share info that I have on Miller family -
that info goes back to 1777 to John Miller in Sullivan County, TN.

Jim Crownover Wed Jul 29, 1998
I'm seeking the history of Crownovers and Lomans in Pontotoc County. Known
residences were Ada, Frisco and Stonewall.
John Henry Crownover (b. 29 Jun 1898 in Eufala, Indian Territory), son of Daniel
Webster Crownover (b. 10 Jan 1854 in Whiteville, Arkansas) and Rosa Lee Shehorne
(b 1864 in Illinois), married Lura Faye Loman (b. 20 Oct 1900 in Whiteville,
Arkansas), daughter of William Lafayette Loman (b Jul 1868 in Whiteville, Arkansas)
and Wilhelmina Catherine Carroll (b 1874 in Whiteville, Arkansas), 7 Mar 1918 at
Tru-Axe near Frisco. Their son Jerry Lee was born at Tru-Axe.
Daniel Webster Crownover obtained 160 acres at Eufala during the Landrush
William Lafayette Loman, son of John Washington Loman (b Apr 1833 in Kentucky) and
Eliza Ann Coffman (b Oct 1883 in Kentucky), married Lillie Dillard, daughter of
Buck or Duck, in 1916 at Ada.
Siblings and Children of Wm L Loman accompanied him to Pontotoc County around 1916.
He was a "drummer" and resided in Ada. Some of his siblings lived in and around
Stonewall and Frisco. Lura was a resident of Stonewall when she married John Henry.

I'm looking for history of Allens, Caseys, Pomeroys, and Sparks in Pontotoc, County.
These families variously resided in Allen, Steedman, Stonewall and probably other
locations in the County.
Hardy B Allen (b 28 Jul 1861 in Arkansas) , Son of Richard L Allen (b ca 1835 in
Mississippi) and Sarah Spradlin (b ca 1840 in Georgia), came with his children from
Boston, Bowie County, TX sometime after Mar 1883. Hardy married Susan Missouri
Pomeroy (b 28 Jan 1866 in Arkansas), daughter of Samuel Pomeroy (b 1840 in Missouri)
and unknown Herring (b in Texas) probably in Texas.
Hardy's son, Harvey Harrison Allen (b 7 Mar 1883 in Bowie Co, TX) married Maude Mae
Casey (b 15 May 1886 in Montana) in 1905, possibly at Allen. Maude was the daughter
of James Franklin Casey (b 1849 in Newton Co, Arkansas) and Sarah Jane Sparks (b 1850
in Arkansas). James Franklin was the son of Uriah Casey (b 1830 in Tennessee).
Harvey Allen, Maude Casey Allen, Susan Pomeroy Allen, James Franklin Casey and
Sarah Sparks Casey are buried in Oakman Cemetery.

Cathy Fri Jul 24, 1998
I am looking for information on my g-grandfather Leslie Hewett. His
father was William H. Hewett and mother Isabella Gardner. He was
married to Annie Vanzant and Minnie Wade. Does anyone have any

Craig and Bonnie Larson Fri Jul 24, 1998
Seeking info about Robert and Grace (Franklin) Sanders who came from Jackson,
Mississippi to Ada, OK around 1915. Robert was born in Oxford, MS, in 1882
and Grace was born in Jackson, MS in 1889. They were married in 1905. They
brought their children James, Maggie, Edith, and Ruthie to Oklahoma. Their
children born in Ada include Robert, J.K., Jack, Beulah, and Charles Sanders.
Robert died in 1951 and Grace died in 1968 in Ada.

Looking for info about John and Myrtle (Smith) Hurley who were married March
27, 1901, in Ada, I.T. John was from Indiana, born 1876, and Myrtle was from
Caddo, I.T., born 1885. John and Myrtle died in Ada in 1939 and 1971,
respectively. Their children include Bertha, Virgil, and Vascle.

Seeking info about James and Mary Etta (Rockwell) Jackson who came to Pontotoc
County sometime after 1908. James died in Ada in 1968 and Mary Etta died in
Stonewall in 1956.

Looking for info on John Boles, born about 1869, who came to Ada from Larue,
TX, just after the turn of the century. He brought his new bride, Florence
Bristow, born 1883 in Alabama. They both died in Ada, John in 1940 and
Florence in 1963. Their children include Reagon, Flinora, Jack, Carl Lee, and

Beth Taylor Sun Jul 19, 1998
I am researching these surnames. My grandmother was Minnie E. Ward, born 1909.
Her father was WILLIAM SHERMAN WARD, and MARY HARMS. There were many brothers and

his grandfather ENOS J. HUNT WIFE MARY HARRIS.

Areas they lived were ADA Pontotoc co. STRATFORD. PAULSVALLEY.
There buried in MCGEE , EGYPT, ROSEDALE, AND I need to find information
on their graves, deeds, and if the HUNT family had INDIAN land.
The children of the DUNN family were ROY MITCHEL DUNN Buried in Rosedale cemetery Ada.
ALMA ESTER DUNN still living Calif.
ELIZABETH DUNN still living Calif.
MILDRED DUNN still living OK.

If someone out there could help me with finding information. On where the
HUNT And DUNN family were from. fax 805 397-7882

Flo DeFoor Sun Jul 19, 1998
Looking for background of Dillard PENDERGRAFT, long time
restaurant owner in Ada. Obit says born in 1877 in Booneville, AR., died
1964, Ada. Wife was Dove Blocker. Father said to have been Kesterson
Pendergraft, believed to have died about 1882. Unknown where. Mother
was Elizabeth Jennings. She later married T.N.Rodgers and died about
1910 in Pontotoc County. One source says she was the daughter of
J.D.F.Jennings, long time judge in Tecumseh/Shawnee area about the turn
of the century, but I have found nothing to confirm this. Any help out

Barbara Alexander Wed Jul 15, 1998
I am looking for information on great uncle, Jeff HILL. In 1937 he
lived in Stonewall, Pontotoc Co., OK. I got his name from my
grandmother's obit. Her name was Mary Leona HILL BAGLEY and died March
1937 in Comanche, OK. Her three other brothers were listed as J.A. HILL
from Blackwater, TX; David HILL of Sweetwater, TX; M. HILL of Plainview,
TX. Are there any directories for Pontotoc Co.from around that time
which might have his name or does someone recognize this Jeff HILL? Any
help is much appreciated. (San Rafael, CA)

Mike Taylor Sun Jul 12, 1998
Does anyone know of a Dr. Wilson H. Lane that had an office at 116 1/2 East Main Street
in Ada. Last know date is July 1936. He married Jessie Bucknum and they had
children: Wilson H. Lane Jr., and daughter C. M. Lane. The daughter married
MONROE and they lived in Houston. Jessie died in 1936 and is buried at the Ada cemetery.

Carol Norton Sun Jul 12, 1998
I am trying to find out a little information for a friend. Her father,
GLENN WEBSTER FOWLER was born in Ada 9/23/23. His father was WILLIAM
FOWLER, do not have dob. Other children born to William, Terry, Richie
Lonnie Fowler.

I realize this is not much to go on, but if anyone has an inkling of
information re this lineage, please give me a shout.

Grant See Sat Jul 11, 1998
I am looking for any information about the family of Josie See of Bebee
She wed Henry Harris Nov 1901, please email me if there is any thing at all
Thank you

Diane Bell Mon Jul 6, 1998
I would be interested in receiving and sharing information about Mary
(Immioka) BURRIS, a Chickasaw, and sister of Colbert (Ashalatubby) BURRIS
born 1825 and arrived in Indian Territory about 1837. She married William
Fitzhugh HARRISON. Their daughter Frances Taliaferro HARRISON married
William Hampton BOURLAND. Mary Ellen BOURLAND married Andrew Jackson
HATCHER. Thank you.

KKennedy Sat Jul 4, 1998
Have been trying to locate information on Julia Campbell Cox who lived in Ada,OK
and probably died there in the 1950s or 1960s. Have written to the OK Bureau of
Vital St but no luck. She was probably born in Arkansas, but lived a long time
in OK. She had several sons who also lived in OK. Any information would be

Wanda Morris Elliott Tue Jun 30, 1998
Looking for information on Nora SHIRLEY b.26 Sep 1893 in Ada, IT, d. 10
Jan 1980 in Lone Pine, CA, m. 3 Sep 1911 in Maysville, OK, Henry Denton
WOODS, b.26 Sep 1888 in Sequoyah District, IT, d.18 Sep 1989 in Lone
Pine, CA.  He was the son of William White WOODS and Sarah Elizabeth
WILLIAMS WOODS.  Known children of Henry Denton WOODS and Nora SHIRLEY
WOODS were; Roy b. 1912, Joe b. 1915 and Shirley b.1920.

Sandie Prater Sat Jun 27, 1998
Searching for info on the following BRADLEY family. 
Robert Marion Bradley b. ? Mo d ? Pontotoc Co. OK married to Lolly Jane Tate b. ? Ark.  
Children of Robert M. and Lolly Jane Bradley
Ira Amsdan Bradley
Mary Liah Bradley
John Bradley
Floy Jane Josephine Bradley
Phillip Marion Bradley
Andrew Ray Brandley
Naomi Corine Bradley

GreatGreat Grandfather
James Bradley b. ? Mo, d. ? Mo, spouse: Laura ?

Robert Bradley raised cattle and farmed cotton.   He and his wife Lolly Jane
loaded up the wagon and moved from Missouri to Waxahatchie, Tx.  where thier
first two children were born.   Amsdon in 1900 and Liah in 1901.     Later in
1901 they again loaded up the wagon to cross the Red River into Oklahoma.
They got as far a Roth, Pontotoc Co., Ok when they had to stop.   The Washita
River was to high to cross so they waited for the river to go down to cross.
Well that river never seemed to drop, so they lived in Roth two years before
moving on to a small town called Lightening Ridge ( one mile from the town
Vanoss, Ok).   Here their son John Bradley was born in 1903.    They later
moved to a little log cabin they leased from a Indian woman.   In this home in
1905 Floy Mae Josephine Bradley was born.   One morning when Floy was just
three days old and sleeping in her wooden crib,  her mama discoverd a  rattler
had slipped into the crib with the baby to keep warm.   They had quite a time
getting that baby out of that crib !!    They old rattler never did bite that
baby.    In August of 1911 thier son Philip was born in  a larger farm, they
moved again to a larger farm they had purchased.   In 1918 thier daughter
Naomi was born in this home. ( this information given to me by "Pappa" Phillip
Marion Bradley b. 1911 who is still living in Ada, Oklahoma). 
Sandie Prater. Choctaw,Ok 

Kim Fosterud Sat Jun 27, 1998
I am seeking any information on Edgar Pettigrew born 1925-27, died Nov. 11, 1945 of
a hunting accident. His parents were Oma and Jack Pettigrew.
If you can supply any information please email. Thank you.

Sandra Walker Sun Jun 21, 1998
A. T. WALKER Descendants: Looking for the children of Alvin Taylor and Mattie
Jane HALL who died in TX. Believe descendants to be MEDLEY, CALAWAY, MEYERS,
among other that I haven't identified.
I am related to the family from the John Hersey WALKER family that resided in
Milam County, TX. Would love to exchange family >information.
Sandra Walker Austin, TX

Vicki Eden Sun Jun 14, 1998
I am looking for more information on Samuel Eden(1881-1945). He married
Effie Martin(1888-1942). They came from the Oklahoma territory(possibly
from Pontotoc Co.) to San Saba, TX in 1929. They had five children:
1.Willard who married a Gwen ? and was a deputy sheriff in Stonewall, Pontotoc Co, OK.
2.Elsie who married Lester Laughlin.
3. Ray Alfred (1-12-1917/1970) who married Alta Virginia Gatliff.
4. Twins: Arl and 5. Carl
Arl married Vallie Thorpe. Carl married Virginia Thompson.
Any info. anyone could help me with concerning this family would be very
much appreciated. I have a little more I can share.

Edward Johnson Sun Jun 14, 1998
I am looking for any information on my great-grandfather "Frank Bornheim, Sr."
or his sons or daughter, Frank Jr., Louis, or Mable. They came to Ada from Germany
sometime around the turn of the century (1900). Frank Sr. ran a hotel in Ada
until his death around 1935 or 36. He was originally buried in Ada, but was
later moved to McAlester by my grandfather, Frank Jr., who died in 1940, well
before I was born. Its possible there are still some Bornheim's living in Ada
and surrounding area. If anyone has any information on this family, please notify me.
My address is Edward Johnson Rt. 1 Box 273-1 Pittsburg, Tx. 75686.

Michael Stephen "Steve" Jackson Sun Jun 14, 1998
I am looking for members of the JACKSON, BURNETT, WALKER, ROCKWELL, and any
other families that migrated from Putnam County, Tennessee to Pontotoc County,
Oklahoma. I believe there is a strong "colony" of ex-Putnam Countians related
to these families and I would like to correspond with anyone from these or other
families with Putnam to Pontotoc roots.
I am particularly looking for DeBerry JACKSON son of William A. JACKSON and

Frank Covey Sun Jun 14, 1998
I am interested in the Mayfield, Hager families of Ada, Konawa, who came up
from Texas in early 1900's. a lot of whom are buried in Roff cemetary. My
wifes grandmother was Sara Elizabeth Mayfield (Hager) the youngest daughter
of George Washington Hager and his wife, Julia Ann Gideon. She is buried at
Roff. That is Julia Ann. I am very anxious to follow up on my family
history research into these early settlers. Can anyone help. or steer me in
the right direction?

Jean Brand Tue Jun 9, 1998
Looking for the Obit for John W. Barnett b 1829 Scott Co, VA, d 1901
Pontotoc Co, IT. He left Va abt 1856 went to Rockcastle Co. KY, left there
abt 1884. First wife was Elizabeth Ann Johnston/Johnson, second wife bel
name was Celia Johnson Barnett. Any help please.

Karen Negron Sun Jun 7, 1998
TAYLOR, DAY, TIGNOR among other pioneers:
In 1890, my ancestors lived in Chickashaw Nation and some were on the census
there. Elizabeth UNKNOWN TAYLOR, my gr-gr-grandmother (b. 1819, d. 1907),
and her children and grandchildren left Missouri between 1874-1878 after her
husband and son-in-law ANGLIN were killed by bushwackers during the Civil War
a decade prior. Unfortunately I know nothing yet of my gr-gr-grandfather,
Unknown TAYLOR. Her oldest daughter, Sarah, married first Unknown ANGLIN and
then married Samuel DAY. She was 20 in 1862 and had no children by her first
husband so I suspect they weren't married very long before this incident
happened. Samuel died 1896 and is buried in Old Moss Cemetery in Pontotoc
County. Other children of Unknown and Elizabeth TAYLOR were: Eliza, b. ?,
d. ? who married Unknown WILKINSON (I did not find them in the 1890 Census
and I don't know if they married in MO or IT); Jane, b. ? , d.? who married
Unknown COUCH (same as Eliza--did not find them); Annie, b. 1861?, d. 1914,
who first married a TIGNOR (TIGNER) and I was able to find her on the 1890
Chickasaw Nation Census along with her son, George, and no husband; she
married second to Bill MULLANAX and had another son, Elgie. William Henry
TAYLOR, my gr-grandfather, may have been on the Chickasaw Nation census in
1890 with his first wife, but the record simply said, "William TAYLOR and
wife." There were more people in his home than just the children I am aware
of, however. He married first, Unknown UNKNOWN, and second Mary Etta
BROWDER. Then there was Jack but we are unsure if Jack ever married because
he died in the 1920's at Ft. Supply, Oklahoma of a brain tumor.

Elizabeth had one grandson born in Texas in 1878 so either some or all of
them must have first gone somewhere in Texas. One descendant thinks it may
have been to Dennison, TX, but I can't find any record of them there. In
1899, one grandson was born in Chickasaw Nation but when he was 6 months old,
they moved to Greer Co., Oklahoma Territory, where several of them received
land. Two separate descendants insist that Elizabeth was 3/4 Cherokee and
made the Trail of Tears but the 1900 Census indicates her father was born in
England and her mother was born in Germany. I have a photo of her but she
was sold old that it is difficult to tell; however, two of her daughters are
in the photo and they did not look Indian to me.

I know so very little about my TAYLOR line but they must have been true
survivors to make the trek from Missouri to Texas to Chickasaw Nation to
Greer County.

William R. Briggs Fri May 29, 1998
Researching HUNT, McKINLEY, BYERS and CRUMP families, all in Pontotoc County
before the turn of the century.

Jimmie L. Robins Fri May 29, 1998
I am seeking information of the surnames ROBINS, FORD, SWAFFORD/SWAFFAR,
HOGAN, DOWELL in and around Ada.
I am Jimmie Lee ROBINS, b: Aug 30, 1941 in Ada, OK
Father: Prentis Melvin ROBINS, b: Aug 23, 1908 in Center, OK
Mother: Emma Neoma SWAFFORD/SWAFFAR, b: Jul 18, 1921 in Achelle, OK
Grandfather: Levi Melvin ROBINS, b: Mar 11, 1864 in Savanah Cty, TN
Granmother: Harriet Bradley Dowell, b: Nov 25, 1869
My grandparents are buried in the Rosedale Cemetary in Ada, my uncles
aunts and cousins were born in and around Ada.
Check my webpage at: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/r/o/b/Jimmie-L-Robins/

Patsy R. Livingston Fri May 29, 1998
Looking for information on Tom R. WATSON born 1 Jan 1897 who married
Bessie MCBROOM on June 14, 1919 in Ada, OK. He was the son of
William Thomas WATSON and Carrie Bell WALLACE. I would be glad to
correspond with anyone with information on the ancestors or decendents
of the WATSON family.

Nelda True Sun May 24, 1998
Samuel H Eubanks moved to Roff in 1893. He was killed on December 30,
1893 by horse thieves. He had moved to Roff from Texas with his
cousins, I'm not sure of the first names, however, the surname was
TANNER. There also could have been a John and Louella MCGEE.
Immediately after the shotting, the families moved back to Texas. Does
anyone have any information about this incident? Thank you.

Ryan Walker Wed May 20, 1998
Looking for info on the Joseph and Amanda [West] WOOTEN family. Known
children include: Clara Ida [married Rolly Rutledge]; Ollie [Olivia?
married J.D. Henslee]; Fannie; Lee; Charlie; Alexander; Effie; William
Waldo; Arthur; and Joseph Eugene [married Mattie Kay Jones]. They also
seem to have lived in Seminole County. I am especially interested in
obituaries. Thanks for your help.

Don Kelly Fri May 15, 1998
This query is for the T.G.Kelly family who lived 1937 in Ada, Oklahoma, and for
his sister Cora Kelly Carrier of Wichita, Kansas, and their descendents still
living around Ada, Oklahoma. Here are exurpts from the obituary of your fathar
and my grandfather, Marcus Lafaette Kelly: From LaJunta, Colorado newspaper
"Rocky Ford Daily" dated Thursday August 12, 1937: "Aged La Junta Man Is Killed:
M. L. Kelly aged about 80 years and residing alone at 1023 Carson Ave in La Junta
died as a result of injuries received Wednesday when struck by an automobile on
San Juam Avenue..... The remains were removed to the Peacock Funeral Home where
he will be prepared for burial. The only known relatives of Kelly live in Ada,
Okla and an effort is being made to contact them this afternoon......... Funeral
arrangements were taken over by T.G.Kelly of Ada, Oklahoma and Mrs. Cora Carrier
of Wichita, Kan, son and daughter of the deceased who arrived Saturday morning....
Kelly was 80 years of age at the time of his death and is survived by seven
children, including two already named, Mrs. Myrtle Reddick and Mrs. Ethel Hayes
of Rogers, Arkansas, Oscar Kelly of California, Oletta Kelly and Gene Kelly of
Hindsville, Arkansas, Hindsville, Arkansas. He was preceeded in death by eight
sons and daughters." Marcus LaFaette Kelly was my grandfather and my genealogical
search is for his children and grand children. If a reader knows any of this
family or has information about my aunts, uncles, and cousins I never met,
please e-mail me. I want to exchange information with you real bad.
Thanks, Don Kelly

Loyd Welch Wed May 13, 1998
I am searching for information on George HAWKINS who lived in or near Roff
in the early 1900's. He was married to Lucy. They had a son who was buried
at Roff Cemetery in 1905. Other children were, Rosabel, Reno, Bryant &

Ann Maxson Tue May 11, 1998
I'm Ann Maxson and I am looking for information on Hattie
Anderson BRYANT. Hattie was born in 1874 in IA, the
daughter of Jasper and Ellen Anderson. Her sister's obit,
written in 1936, states that Hattie BRYANT is living in
Roff, OK at that time. I would very much like a death date
for Hattie. Thanks,

Robert Davis Tue May 4, 1998
Am searching for information on Joseph (Joe) N (possibly Nathan) Davis
b.abt 1880 and his wife Dalpha L (possibly Lillie) or Lillie D. (maiden
name possibly Burris) b.abt 1886. Both are listed in the 1910 census in
Pontotoc County, OK with a birth place of TX, although my father Charles
M. Davis b.1928 Ada, OK seems to remember his father Joseph stating he
was born in Feyetteville, AR. Joseph and his wife Dalpha (Lillie) are
listed in both the 1910 / 1920 Census in Pontotoc County, OK, along with
their children Homer L. b.abt 1905, Olen (Olan) H. b.abt 1907, Earl
b.abt 1909, Mary E. b.abt 1915, Nat (possibly Nathan) b.abt 1918, and
Joe (possibly Joseph) b.abt 1920. Additional children of Joseph and
Dalpha are Johnny, Dorothy, Lloyd, and Charles M. (my father). On the
1920 Census of Pontotoc County OK, Joseph and (now) Lillie D. both list
their birthplace as TX. The birthplace of Joseph's father is listed as
TN and his mother's
birthplace is listed as AR. Birthplace for Lillie's father is listed as
AR and her mother's birthplace is listed as TX. Have some possible
information on GGrandfather, but no hard facts since I can find nothing
on my Grandfather. Some said Joseph ran away from home when he was
about 7, and relatives say he didn't talk much about his past. Would
appreciate any assistance. Phone: (210) 694-4020

Mike TaylorTue Apr 21, 1998
Looking for TATUM families that may still be living around Ada. Hoping to
find descendants of Samuel Tatum and Nancy Elizabeth (MULLINS) Tatum.
Elizabeth was a sister of my Great Grandpa, Sanford Giffin Mullins.
Samuel and Elizabeth were living in Pontotoc Co. in early 1900's and
are thought to have migrated west from GA with the rest of the Mullins
in 1875. Another brother was Martin B. Mullins last living in the Asher area.

Arlene Krings Tue Apr 21, 1998
I am searching for any information regarding Akers and Ellison
families. They lived in Ada, OK around 1900. Henry Akers & family and
Dow Ellison and wife Eliza Akers Ellison. I would be happy to exchange
information I have as to both families.
Arlene Krings, 5525 Neosho Lane, Fairway, KS

David Davis Tue Apr 21, 1998
Trying to make contact with any decendents of the James Fulton HATCHER
family that moved into the Stonewall area. A large farm family
that originated in GA, then moved to AR, before coming to I.T.
This would include RIDDLE, CRABTREE, WEAVER, and LIGHT.
Also, does anyone know where 'Jug Springs' is located?

Dorothy J. Schendel Tue Apr 21, 1998
I am Looking for relatives and descendants of Lettie (Leticia?)BLOCK who
married Charles ELLIS. Lettie and Charles lived in Ada, OK. Lettie was
b. circa 1865. she was the sister of my great grandmother Eliza Jane BLOCK.
Lettie and Charles had the following children: Harrison, Walter, Roy,
Clarence, Howard, Elmer, Arthur, Chester,Cecil, Mable, Lettie, and
Ralph. I have no other information about her but I have much more
information about her family. More than willing to exchange any
information about this family.

Blake Cathey Tue Apr 21, 1998
We have a huge "hole" in our family tree which begins with my
grandfather, James Earl Cathey who was born in Ada, Oklahoma on Feb
26, 1888. His parents were Willie L. Cathey and Anna Blackiston
Cathey, but we have absolutely no information on either parent (my
great-grandparents). Any information that you might be able to provide
on any of these individuals would be greatly appreciated.

Terry Rumore Thur Apr 16, 1998
Would like to find out any information on a Leonard COFFIE (COFFEY),
born April 6, 1904 and recently died on March 29, 1997. Any relatives
or friends of Leonard COFFIE (COFFEY)who might be living in this area, I
would appreciate in hearing from them. Leonard COFFIE (COFFEY) is my
grand-father. Terry in California

Tammy Thur Apr 16, 1998
I need help with my husband's Malone family!! This is all I know :
Charlie Lee Malone b.June 1, 1877 [poss.] Cumberland, Indian Territory [he
married many times] names of 3 of his wifes are: Annie Marten, Edna Skinner,
Lilly Bell Batchelor...... He may have died in Ada, Oklahoma
He had two known brothers: George W. Malone born about 1875 and at one time
lived in Chickasha, Oklahoma. George may have married a Mrs. Eva Brown ?
Henry Malone who had twin boys Melvin and Elven Malone.
Also somewhere in this family there are a brother and sister named Louis
and Louise Malone [lookes like they may be twins].
If any of this rings any bells, please contect me. Any help at all would
be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Tammy

Jack Wood Mon Apr 13, 1998
WOOD, Moore Oil Company
I'm not sure this is were to ask this, but I lived in Harden City from
1933-1944 and attended the McLish Elementary school located at Harden City.
My father, George Dixon Wood, worked for the old E.H. Moore Oil Company
there. I wanted to see if anyone was still there that is acquainted with the
Harden City E. H. Moore era that I can ask about the evolution of the are
since 1944.

Jim Moore Sun Apr 12, 1998
Searching for information on Elza (Elzie, or E.L.) LEWIS, born Jan 21,
1852 in Lincoln Co., TN. Married between 1871-5 to Mary Ann (surname
unknown). We know that he died in Ada, Oklahoma on Apr 4, 1918. His
father was George Washington Lewis, and his mother Ruthe Church, both
apparently from TN.

Lance Hall Sun Apr 12, 1998
Researching the above names in Pontotoc county.
Most of them moved from Collin county, Texas to Pontotoc county in the 1890's.
Lance Hall, 7845 Ella Young Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76135

Alta Schmer Sun Apr 12, 1998
I am searching for information on Thomas L. IVEY and wife
Louhaney DEARMAN IVEY WALKER of Roff, Pontotoc, OK.and the
IVEY families around Bailey, OK.

Sherry Neal Sun Apr 12, 1998
I'm trying to find any information on my grandfather. His name was Wiley Neal
and was suppose to have been in Pontotoc County in 1860. He married Rebecca Cloud.

Judith Duncan Wed Apr 8, 1998
Searching for the location of Malinda YARBERRY burial place in MIDLAND
CEMETERY. Is there a complete list of this cemetery? My gggrandmother is
suppose to be buried here, found the location recently, and would like to
know if there are any records.

Name not given Tue Apr 7, 1998
Was the town of Newton\Francis origonaly named for a man named Newton? I think he
was my Great Great Grand father. I am looking for anyone (living or not)
named Newton, Mainard\Maynard, or Yingling. I am told any of these names
should be found in or near Newton/Francis Oklahoma, which was
in Pontotoc County. Appreciate any help.

Doris Wadsworth Hudson Tue Mar 24 1998
My name is Doris Wadsworth Hudson and I am researching my family tree. On one
side it seems they were Indian with the names of KILGORE, MURPHREE AND
WOODALL, on the other side was the name WADSWORTH. i am having a very
difficult time finding out the Indian side. It has been said that they were
Creek, or cherokee or Blackfoot. Could anyone help me with this information?
I would really appreciate it since I am Slidell La and cannot possibly come to
OK. thanks abunch!!

Edna Brumfield Tue Mar 24 1998
Hi, I am looking for information on Daniel Craig JORDAN's parents. I
believe his father's name was Max and his mother's name was Ida. He
Craig was born in East Brady , Pa. 1895. He married Annie Smith in
1920. They lived their lives in Allen, Ok. They had 7 children 2 died and
5 lived in Allen, and graduated from Allen High school.

Iam also looking for information on Lee Edmond BRUMFIELD's parents. He
was born in 1882 and was married to Viola Donaghey in 1903. Any
information would be helpful.

Billie Ford Wed Mar 18 1998
I am searching for any and all information on Lovic/Lovett Pierce FORD /wife
Mary Jane GOULD and children that probably attended school in and around
Roff Pontotoc Co. from 1900 to 1909. One son
Aubrey was born: Feb. 05 1904, Children that may have attended school were
Archie, Morgan, Neva, Zonia, Wise, Fredrick Norma(male) Toma,Etc.I would
like names of Lovic FORD,S, parents. have no names for them and am searching
every where for a source. I know that L.P.FORD and Mary Jane GOULD owned
land SW . of Dohlberg? west of Roff in the mid 1900,s Thanks in advance for
all information you might wish to share.
Billie Ford. HC1 Box 4062, Shell Knob Mo. 65747

Glenn Lee Tue Mar 17 1998
I am looking for info on my great grandfather (John Edward Coffee). I believe
he died around 1904 around Francis, OK. Any info would be appreciated.

Rob Roy Pitts Sun Mar 15 1998
Looking for any information about my grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth
"Lizzie" JACKSON, who married William David PITTS (a blind man)
in Wynnewood in January 1903. Lizzie and her family lived in
Franks, Pontotoc County, and were listed in the Chickasaw Roll in

William H. JACKSON, father, born in 1856 (intermarried white)
Annie D., mother, born in 1866, 1/2 Chickasaw
Viola, 1881 (married Hindman H, Burris, Dec. 21, 1900)
Colbert H., 1882, died 1899
Lizzie, 1884
Crudiss, 1885
Zenobia, 1888
Thomas P., 1891
William Byrd, 1892
Wynona, 1894
Othelo, 1899
Jerold W. (grandson, son of Crudiss), 1902

William David PITTS and Lizzie Jackson Pitts later lived in May,
Brown County, Texas where my father, Bernie Byron Pitts, was born
in December 1903, and where William David's parents were living
at the time.

Sometime between 1904 and 1920 William David and Lizzie split up,
because he is listed in the Greenville, Hunt County, TX Census in
1920 as living with a wife named Gemma with son, Byron. I am
very interested in knowing what happened to Lizzie. I barely
remember the one time I saw her when I was a young boy - in
Ardmore - in about 1946. Perhaps she returned to be with
relatives in the Franks area. Presumably she remarried and had
another family, but I have no idea about that.

Is there a listing of people buried in the Franks Cemetery? If
so, where can I access it to search for the Jacksons? Perhaps
my grandmother is buried there. I hope to be able to locate some
of her brothers and sisters and their descendants as well. Any

ROSEMARY BALL Fri Mar 13 1998
I am looking for CARRIE and HOUSTON MUNCY who lived their lives and died in
Stradford, OK. Thank you

Stahr Fri Mar 6 1998
I am seeking others who are researching the same families. Jasper Fracnis
Marion HARRIS and his second wife Mary Jane TURNER and their two daughters,
Jessie Ann HARRIS PRICE and Victoria HARRIS JACKSON were early Ada
residents. The HARRISES and TURNERS were from Georgia, and went to TEXAS
after the War. Jasper and his father-in-law Francis M. TURNER were
veterans. All these people are buried at Rosedale Cemetery.

The PRICE family came to Ada by 1901. Claude Duval PRICE, born in Texas,
married Jessie Ann HARRIS. They had two children: Mary Z. PRICE who married
Harvey A. "Bill" GREEN and Clyde V. "Jack" PRICE who married Lula McDANIEL.
Jessie HARRIS PRICE aka "Granny Price" ran a boarding house for many years.
Mary PRICE GREEN's descendents still reside in Ada.

The McCLUREs were Choctaws who took their allottments in Chicahsaw
land-just north of Ada. Lucetta McCLURE, daughter of Isaac Washington
McCLURE and Laura ASHFORD, married Bill McDANIEL in 1887. Bill McDANIEL and
his brother George James "Jim" McDANIEL were early railroad workers.
Lucetta and Bill raised nine children in Pontotoc Co.: Laura married Joe
SPRAGUE, Alice married Andrew FRYE, Robert and Jesse died as teens, William
married Jewell JOHNSON, Ann married Audie HUBER, Mary died as an infant,
Lula married Clyde V. "Jack" PRICE and Amy married Leo BRECO and later Carl

Kathie MacGregor Sun Feb 22 1998
Mary Leanna HITTSON B 16 May 1847 Henderson, TS, d 4 Apr 1917 Ada, Pontotoc, OK,
m. James Younger MCMANUS b1838 IL d 1891 Davis, Murray, OK, had child David
Franklin MCMANUS b 1867 Henderson, TX d 1899 Muskogee, IT. James Younger MCMANUS
son of Thomas Parris MCMANUS and Nancy REDFERN. Mary Leanna HITTSON dau of Samuel
David HITTSON and Caroline LEANDER. Would like to correspond with anyone having
links to these families.

Mike Taylor Sat Feb 21 1998
Seeking any information about this Obit appearing in Ada Newspaper.

July 13. ???? - Mrs. W. H. LANE DIES in HOUSTON
Wife of Ada Physician And Surgeon to Be Buried here Thursday

Mrs. Wilson H. Lane passed away at 7:30 this morning at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. C. M. Monroe, at Houston, Texas. Funeral services will be held in
Ada Thursday, the place and hour not having yet been decided.

Mrs. Lane went down to visit her daughter several weeks ago and became ill soon
afterwards. She had been suffering from high blood pressure for some time.
Dr. Lane has made trips to Houston and she seemed to be improving when he
returned home just a few days ago. He and the son, Wilson H., Jr., left
immediately after getting the death message Tuesday morning to bring the
body back for burial.

Mrs. Lane was 56 years old. Since the family moved to Ada many years ago,
she had become well known for her kind disposition and neighborly activities.
Surviving are the husband, Dr. Wilson H. Lane, whose office is at 116 1/2 East
Main, the son Wilson H. Jr., and one daughter, M. Monroe. Her father, C. W.
Bucknum of Roff also survives.

Oliver Ryles Thur Feb 19 1998
Looking for any information on the surname Ryles in the Ada area. The
Ryles family goes back to pre state hood in the Ada area but I am at a
loss of getting past William Howard Ryles who was murdered in Ada In
1923. Old family stories haven't panned out to well and didn't ask the
right questions of people when they were still alive. If I had become
addicted to Geneolgy when I was 12 I could probly have completed by the
age of 16. Appreciate any info in advance

Gail Wilson Thur Feb 19 1998
My Grandmother's father, Tehofiholous Greenberry (Opp) DUNNAM died while
in Oklahoma. Grandmother said he was buried in the Allen City
Cemetery. The towns of Ada and Allen are mentioned. I would like to
locate his grave and have a picture of any markers if possible.
He died in the early 1900's. If anyone has any information that might
help please reply by e-mail. I have some information about his
descendents and will be willing to share what I have.
He married Allis REED and she is buried in Goodsprings Cemetery near
Jasper, AL. I'm sorry my information is so sparse on Grandpa Opp but
that is all I have been able to find out so far.

Wanda Avant Mulkey Wed Feb 11 1998
I am seeking information for Wanda A. Mulkey. She is looking for her possible
half sisters. Her father, at one time, lived in Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK. She writes:
"These Baby pictures were found hidden in a Bible belonging to my Grandmother,
Mellie Avant, in Meridian, Mississippi. On the back of the baby picture it says,
"age 9 mo's Woodward, Okla." Nothing on the back of the one of the older child.
Just guessing on the years these pictures were made, maybe in the late 1920's to
1940's. I do not know where the pictures were made. I am hoping someone will know
them. Could he or she be my half sibling?" To view the photo's click below...
Undentified Photos
Thanks for any information, please contact me at:
1605 South Leland Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46203,
Call: 1-317-359-2888 or you can contact me in care of...ritphgen@intop.net or ChristyHW@aol.com

Everett H. Turner Wed Feb 11 1998
Alexander G. SELLERS and wife Jennetta Tennessee MOUNT were in Stonewall,
Oklahoma after 1900. Both are buried there. One identified son, Leroy. Does
anyone know this family.

Elaine Hudson Tue Feb 10 1998
I have info that my great grandfather, Christopher Columbus "C.C. or Lum"
EDWARDS died on 8 Feb. 1908 in Lula, Pontotoc Co., Okla. Where might he have
been buried? Where is Lula? Any help appreciated.

note - Lula is straight east of Ada and about 1/2 mile from the county line.(mike)

Tom Garrison Mon Feb 2 1998
Can anyone tell me if there is any Garrisons or Smiths buried in Frisco
or Jesse Cemeteries in Pontotoc County?

Name not given Sun Feb 1 1998
Seeking info on Ivy HOWARD living in Ada 1928, parents were
Claudell & Kizzie HOWARD. Thanks

Barbara McKeel Sun Feb 1 1998
Researching  the MCKEEL families that lived in Ada, Stonewall, Roff, and
other areas of Pontotoc Co. in the late 1800's-into the 1900's.  These
include John F. and Cora MCKEEL,  Dr. Sam MCKEEL,  Zayda MCKEEL, among
others.  Can anyone help?

R. Maddox Sat Jan 24 1998
Searching for family members who temporarily lived in the Pontotoc county area
between 1890 & 1910.  Individuals:   Charley & Jim BROWNFIELD,
also possibly Will LANGLEY or Meliney LANGLEY.
Will exchange any information needed.

Brenda Jordan Raymond Sat Jan 24 1998
I am researching the following surnames from Ada, Pontatoc County: Maternal
Grandfathers names: MANN and NORTON,  maternal Grandmothers names McELMURRY
and BRAY.

Mary DaSilva Thur Jan 22 1998
I'm researching the surnames SHACKELFORD/SHACKLEFORD and LINNEAR of
Ada, OK. My grandma's name was Iona F. LINNEAR dod was 1946, in Ada. My
grandfathers name was Thomas L. SHACKLEFORD also died in Ada in 1952.
Both were longtime residents of Ada. I have  some family histories to
share with anyone else interested in trading information.
Thanks dasilva@syix.  Mary DaSilva

LEAH MCCALMON Tue Jan 20 1998
I am searching for information on the BEAVER family.  Please contact me if you
have information on the following:  Children of William Albert BEAVER who was
born 19 April 1878 in Joplin, Missouri area and moved to Ada aproximately
1899.  One child, born Ada named Ruby Hazel:  Jennie BEAVER HENSON. daughter
of Lorenzo Jackson BEAVER, she married Phillip HENSON and died 26 Dec 1974 in
Ada.  I would like to know where she is burried, about her children and have a
copy of her obituary if possible:  Children of Samuel Harvey BEAVER, some born
in Ada area 1873 (Caldonia m Samuel Richard GROVE) and after.  If you are
related to or have information on one of these families, please contact me at
and I will be glad to share information.  Thanks

Chaplin Mel Rogers D.Min Mon Jan 19 1998
My grandfather, Benjamin Zadock Rogers, moved his family from Hardin Co,
KY to Coleman, OK about 1912.  Perhaps died around 1913. No record of
burial in Johnston Co.  It is very possible that he could have been
buried in Pontotoc County, around Allen maybe.  His wife's name was
Elizabeth (Lizzie): children, Ida Mae Rogers, John Rogers, Arthur L.
Rogers, Albert B. Rogers, Roy E. Rogers, and Ben F. Ewing.  Thank you.
Chaplain Mel Rogers, D.Min
5660 South 82nd East Ave
Tulsa, OK 74145 (918-252-3270)

Brad Content Sat Jan 17 1998
I am looking for SNELL, TOWNSEND, and ALLISON families of Fittstown, OK.
Virgil Townsend, Bill Townsend, Juanita Townsend, Joy Snell, Bradley Allison.

Shereen Harris Thru Jan 15 1998
Rebecca Emily HARRIS buried in Hart (PONTOTOC), OK
Looking for
Euberts (Bert) HARRIS
b. 1824-1826 in Tennessee
d. 1865-1867 in Illinois or Missouri
m. Rebecca Emily (?)
b. Mar 1833/34 in Tenn.
Died 1913 in Hart (PONTOTOC) OK
Robert Hartwell HARRIS
b. Feb 22, 1865 in Carmi (WHITE) Illinois
d. July 19, 1941 in Hobart (KIOWA) Oklahoma
m. Sep 7, 1893 Artie Meacie FREEDLE
b. Mar 23 1874 in Greenfield (DADE) MO
d. Nov 1 1952 in Hobart (KIOWA) OK
in Oklahoma Land Draw
I will trade any info but I am still converting my mother's hand
documented records to a database, so I don't have an all-in-one file
yet. Let me know if you would be interested in the final product, it
contains the above surnames (although many are from Kiowa County):

I will publish the finished database in html on my website:

Judy Dolanski Wed Jan 14 1998
Looking for William Henry SUMMERS married to Martha Caldonia BURKETT.  Were on
the 1920 census for OK, Pontotoc Co., Chicasaw Township, Ada city.  Any info
on descendants or ancestors appreciated.

Donna Hornback Wed Jan 14 1998
I am looking for information on the family of Ida TRAMEL HOLLAND BEAM.
Ida BEAM died June 27, 1953 and was living in Francis, Pontotoc co. at
the time. On Aug 1. 1896 Ida TRAMEL m. Lee HOLLAND Ellis co. TX. Their
children were Cyrus Elmer b. 1897 near Ada,I.T., Kittie Adeline b.near
Ada,I.T.and Richard McKinley b. Midland I.T. The Lee HOLLAND family was
found on the 1900 census of Travis co. TX. Ida HOLLAND remarried 1908 in
Roger Mills co. OK. (I think)Ida Beam and son Elmer HOLLAND are found on
the 1910 census of Pontotoc co. OK. The obit from Ada Evening News
Sunday June 28, 1953 states that Ida BEAM was survied by her husband
T.D. BEAM, daughters Mrs. G.C. Kirkpatrick of MS. and Mrs. Vesta Reed of
Ada and a brother Lon Miller of Duncan. I am doing research on the Lee
HOLLAND family and hope that some relatives of these families are still
in the area. I have information to share on the Lee HOLLAND family.

Shirley Dusek Tue Jan 6 1998
I am researching the name Broughton. I am told that Miles
Wright BROUGHTON lived at Ada, Oklahoma.  He died late in 1933 or early
1934.  He was a truck driver, was hauling logs and had a wreck in which
he was killed. He had  a brother named Lee BROUGHTON. His wife's name was
Ida.  Anything you could tell me would really help. Contact me by mail
as my "mail box"  has been knocked down. Shirley Dusek  3632 Morrow
Waco, Texas 76710.  Thanks !! 

Janet Lynn-Smart Tue Jan 6 1998
Looking for relatives of Mary Frank HALL,
born March 17, 1912 in Ada, Oklahoma.  She was the daughter of Irene
WORD and Curtis Leon HALL.  Her mother Irene Word was later married to
Walter ADAMS and then Ralph Waldo EMERSON.  Mary Frank "Babe" HALL was
married to LeRoy Hargis in June 1930 in Ada.  They later divorced and
she married LaVern George BAXTER on March 9, 1937.  Any assistance

Donna Hornbeck Thur Jan 1 1998
I am looking for info. on the Alonzo Anderson HOLLAND family.
They are found on the 1900 census of Pontotoc Co.

Alonzo Anderson HOLLAND, b.1870 KS, m. 1893, Rosettie "Rosa" HART, b.17 Nov 1877 TX.
Married in the town of Hart, Pontotoc IT.
Richard Lee, b. IT.
Edna, b. IT.

Rosa d. 1907, Bronco, TX or NM.
Alonzo Anderson HOLLAND is the son of Richard Lee HOLLAND and Mary Ann CULBERTSON.
They are said to have been in this area from 1870-1903. I have more info to
share if anyone thinks this could be part of their famuly.

Donna Hornback PO.Box 590 Gallup, NM. 87305

Jerri Hornbeck Thur Jan 1 1998
Looking for parents and to verify the siblings of Sussie (BAILEY) ELLIS,
born 1861/MS. She is believed to be the sister of Isaac Jefferson
BAILEY. Isaac and his wife; Ida L. (1/16th Choctaw) had a son, Tobias- and
a daughter Viola and the family is shown on the 1900 census of Pontotoc County
and on the 1902 Choctaw Dawes Roll. In 1910 Sussie's son; Gee E. ELLIS was
residing in the household of Tobias and Connie L. BAILEY, and is listed as
"Cousin". In 1910 Tobias and Connie's two daughters were listed as Cordie
V. and Claudie V. BAILEY.
Will exchange information.

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