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Pushmataha County, Oklahoma

1997 Queries

I am looking for information on the RODEN family. My great grandmother was Melvina Roden who married Winebert McConnell of Sebastian Co., AR. She had two sisters, Rebecca Angeline who married Joseph Francis GANN and Sarah Ellen RODEN who married Winebert MCCONNELL after Melvina's death. The three girls had at least two older brothers who were born in Red River Co, TX., James W. and George. James and George were born in the 1850s and listed in TX with their father, Erwin (Ervin?), and mother, Rebecca RODEN. The parents are shown as being born in Alabama. The three RODEN girls were born in the 1870s in Arkansas. Rebecca RODEN-GANN and her husband Joseph Francis GANN are buried in Sardis Cemetary, now an island in Sardis Lake. Melvina is buried near Slaytonville, AR; and Sarah Ellen RODEN- MCCONNELL and Winebert MCCONNELL are buried at Hartford Memorial Park, Hartford, AR. Any help in locating the ancestors of these RODEN and GANN family members will be appreciated, with a wealth of descendency information to be shared with you. Please contact Roy Statham

Am looking for any information regarding LABOR, AIRINGTON and WATSON Families who lived near Caddo, Bennington and Bokhito, Oklahoma. Known names are William & Betsy WATSON, William & Precia LABOR, William & Phoebe (WATSON) LABOR, Houston & Permelia (WATSON) LABOR, William & Belle Haney (LABOR) AIRINGTON, John & Annie LABOR, Have little information on them and would like to locate birth, marriage, death and burial information. Please contact Cindy

I am researching some of my BAILEY family history. I show that my great-great grandfather Felix Green BAILEY married Jane A. SEXTON. I am unable to find any marriage records on them. They had 9 children Sarah Jane, Felix Green, Jr., H. Johnson, Johnny, Bernard/Bertrum, Samuel Alexander, Maxey Patton, Bob, Lucy Lee Ann (twin brother of Bob). Bob died in infancy. Both Felix and Jane are buried in Antlers - Pushmataha Co., but unable to locate cemetery. If you have any information on these BAILEYS please e-mail me at CWatley@aol.com. Thank you and good luck to all you fellow researchers.

I am researching Simon M. (Marion) Wilhite and Ellen Frances Dickerson. At the time of his death, 6 Mar 1938, Simon lived "on a star route, six miles out of Tuskahoma". Any information concerning either of these people, especially Ellen Dickerson, would be very helpful. Please contact Paul Wilhite, backpages@earthlink.net

ROBBINS,Pearl, Padrick(Pad), Thomas Airre(Dred). all lived in Pushmataha in the vicinity of Clayton in the 1930s and 40s.All three were younger brothers of my Grandmother Delilar Rebecca Robbins Bost. Will trade information such as I have. Please contact Jim Bost,


Seeking information about Mrs. Bennett Evans living in Antlers, Oklahoma in 1932. Her maiden name was Timberlake. Trying to find out what her first name was and if she was buried in Antlers. Is there a list of cemeteries in Antlers? Thanks for your help. Please contact Lynda Smith,

I am looking for information on Nathaniel GOADE b: 5 Feb 1880 Tx. d: April 7, 1913 Clayton, Pushmataha, Ok. Wife unknown, but he had at least one child: Cecil GOADE b: 1909. He also had half brothers & sisters by the surname of MOSES that also lived in Pushmataha County.Any information to these surnames would be greatly appreciated!!! Please contact Joy Goade Zowie, joyz@bcni.net

I am seeking information on Ezekiel and Latrica Fuller. They lived in the area of Rufe, Pushmataha County and are supposed to be buried in Rufe. Sometime in the 1920's or very early 1930's, Ezekiel shot and killed an Indian boy who stole a watermelon. He said it was an accident. He was convicted of manslaughter and sent to McAlester State Prison. He was pardoned because of his age by Governor William H. Murray between 1931 and 1935. I am looking for any information available for these two people as well as their children. Thanks. Please contact Janet Richardson, janetr@deltratrak.com

Looking for anything on the WEATHERS-LINTON families in the Antlers area of Push County. My grandmother was (Bertha) Bernice Weathers-Stakley. Her parents were Ted Weathers, born 7-12-05 in Madill, OK, and Maudie Linton, born 8-18-07 in Brazos (?), TX. I think they lived in Antlers most of their lives. My grandma's siblings are/were: Guy Calvin
(G.C.), Gerald Melton, Melvin Louis, Basil Wintz, (Janice) Sue (married name was Pfaff), Oma Rebecca (married name Bailey), Calvin Ray, and Jimmy Dean. Oma Bailey ran the Sears catalog store in Antlers, last I saw her in 1983. Please e-mail me if you can help! THANKS! :-) Please contact Gina Kirkland, cheetles@westol.com

Recently located an old family picture taken 1921 (believe to be near Antlers, OK) on back is written: Audry LEONARD & J.L. MCMADINARI Lomice (Loma) LEONARD and Melven LEONARD, Belle LEONARD and E.J. LEONARD. The Belle LEONARD is my grandmother and most of my aunts and uncles born Antlers between 15 Jul 1920 and circa 1924. Grandparents were Joseph Url (later name changed to Earl Joseph) LEONARD whose father was David Francis (Davey) LEONARD & Frances Catherine ROGERS LEONARD, my grandmother was Lizzie Belle (Belle) HANKINS LEONARD whose parents were P.T. HANKINS and Effie O'dell MCCLELLAN HANKINS. My email address is mac@pe.net and snail mail is Jo Anne Neely Gomez/39860 High Street/Cherry Valley, CA 92223

I am looking for information on the SIMS family residing in Corinne, Choctaw County in 1920 (now part of Pushmataha County). My great grandfather was E.O.(Earnest Otto) SIMS, b. abt 1882 in Alabama, date of death unknown in Corinne, OK. His wife, my great grandmother, was named Lillian E. and is said to have been Choctaw Indian, b. abt 1886 in Arkansas. Lillian had 2 daughters & a son by a previous marriage: 1) Lorine G. BALLARD, b. abt 1907 in Arkansas, 2) Gracie V. BALLARD, b. abt 1909 in Arkansas, and 3) Victory L. BALLARD, b. abt 1915 in Oklahoma. E.O. had 5 children presumably from an earlier marriage 1) Lottie F. SIMS, b. abt 1903 in Oklahoma, 2) Earnest Otto SIMS, b. abt 1907 in Oklahoma, 3) Gracie M. SIMS, b. 1909 in Oklahoma, 4) Edgar O. SIMS, b. abt 1911 in Oklahoma, and 5) Thelma R. SIMS, b. abt 1913 in Oklahoma. They had one child between them: 1) Wilber O. SIMS, b. abt 1919 in Oklahoma. Would appreciate any leads in regard to this family, their ancestors and descendants. Please contact Michael Moser: mike_moser@oxy.com

I am trying to find any information on the SHARP family. I have a death certificate that says my grandmother was born in Antlers, OK in 1911. Her name was Love Kathleen SHARP. Her father was Ota SHARP and her mother was Irene Ivie BEVILL, born in Scott Co. AR. Any information would help. Please contact David M. Bays.

I am searching for any info on Onzo WHEELER and Isom WHEELER. They lived in Antlers in the mid to late 1800's, and I believe Onzo was the sheriff of Antlers at one time. Onzo married Lucy Lee Ann Bailey and had 9 children,
including my grandfather, Frank Clifford WHEELER. If you have any info about these people, please contact

I am searching for my grandfather's sister, Kizzie or Kate SODERLING. She was born Jan. 7, 1878 in Dallas Co. AR. She married E. D. THOMPSON on April 15, 1895 in Cleveland Co. AR. I had always thought they had lived the entire time in TX, but found out through a cousin that E. D. (Bert) had a sawmill near Clayton for several years, around and before 1939. Any information please contact Kent Soderling

My great grandparents were in Pushmataha County at the turn of the century. I would like any and all information available on these families. I will share! I have the FINCHER line back to 1534 in England. The McKINNEY family moved on to TX, but as far as I can tell, the FINCHERS stayed in the area. Please contact Carolyn Rodgers at:


I am searching for information on my grendfather, Lem or Lemuel NIX. He married Josie HOOD and had Woodrow W. Ambrose and Chester. I don't have much more than that. Please contact Ronnie Nix at:

I am looking for information on the ALEXANDER Family for my grandson, Austin Dale ALEXANDER. His father is Larry Dale ALEXANDER, currently living in McAlester, OK. Larry D. ALEXANDER's father was Henry Russell ALEXANDER, b. 29 Sep 1895, d. 4 Jun 1986 in Clayton, Pushmataha Co., OK and is buried in Stephens Memorial Park in Clayton. Henry R. ALEXANDER's wife was Beulah Sally CARTER, b. 1901. They had 3 children: Charles ALEXANDER, Larry Dale ALEXANDER and Eva ALEXANDER. I would appreciate any information regarding the above individuals and would like to verify if Henry R. ALEXANDER's father was John Marion ALEXANDER, b. 10 Apr 1822 in SC, d. 10 Jun 1902, Wilbarger, Co., TX and his wife, Martha Sarah COLE, b. 1835 in VA. I have been told that John Marion ALEXANDER was of mixed blood: English, Cherokee and Choctaw. David E. Pope (tabsgran2@aol.com)
2407 Hodges Bend Circle, Sugar Land, TX 77479

My gr gr grandmother was Mylyda Musidore LONGWITT (recently another cousin found her listed along with her father on census as LONGWITH her name as Maladie & father's as Willie Baker LONGWITH) b circa 1854 GA d 1884-1885. Mylyda's mother's name unknown -- apparently she was raised by her father ? and was said to be Cherokee although could be Choctaw or maybe Chickasaw. Always told she walked Trail of Tears but her birth/death dates make that unrealistic. Also told by my mother that on this side of the family a grand-mother's name was Sophia Melvina Fitszeller from London City but no other information. Mylyda's married a MCCLELLAN (cousin said his name was Terrel Theodore CLELLAN) b1846 TN. Daughter (my gr grandmother) was Effie O'Dell MCCLELLAN b 27 Oct 1880 Reelfoot, TN who lived in Durant, OK later after married (to P.T. HANKINS) but could also have lived around the Antlers, OK area as I have a marriage license issued Antlers for Effie's daughter (my grandmother) Belle HANKINS when she married my grandfather Earl Joseph LEONARD. Any family connections or information appreciated. Regular mailing address 39860 High Street, Cherry Valley, CA 92223 and my email address is mac@pe.net Thanks in advance for your help. Jo Anne Neely Gomez

I am searching for information on SETH BAKER. He is buried at Antlers, OK. He lived off and on with his daughter, Sarah, and her husband Walter Lee TAYLOR. THe info I have is, they are all buried in the same plot. Any iniformation would be appreciated. Please contact:

I am researching my COLBY family line and seeking any info on the following Colby family members last known to reside in Antlers: Great Grand Uncle COLBY, George Biscoe, b. 22 June 1852, Pana IL, d. 31 Dec. 1930, Antlers, OK
Wife: COLBY, Maud Lea (Vineyard) b. 21 July 1897, O.T. d. 27 July, 1975 Cayucos, CA
Child: COLBY, Holly Wester, b.19 Mar 1916, Antlers, OK, d. 26 Dec 1999, San Bernardino, CA.
Male child: COLBY, Elmo Easter, b. 5 Jul 1918, Antlers, Ok, d. 22 Nov 1997 Placer, CA
Any help would be appreciated. Please contact Bob Colby at roccos1023@excite.com

I am looking for any information on Billy WOLFE and family. They lived in Cloudy, OK in the late 1800's. Billy was my great grandmother, Sarah Jane WOLFE BROWN's,brother. Billy had a son, Mack Chester WOLFE, born 1889, there and died in Texas. Any information is appreciated. Please contact Becky Johnson at:

I am researching my grandparents, JAMES P. JONES and DORA E. STEPHENS married in Wetumka Oklahoma in 1900. Lived in Clayton Oklahoma in 1920 with their children, Edgar, Eva, Rufus, Schuler, Pauline, and Irene. Pauline and Irene were born in 1920 as twins although I have heard rumors that they were not. Supposedly born in Tuskahoma it has been impossible to locate birth records. JAMES JONES left the family for Texas in the late 20's and was never heard from again. Edgar also disappeared at that time. DORA JONES and her daughter PAULINE DENNIS are buried in a cemetary in
Clayton. Looking for anyone who may have known them. Also have lots of old photos including photos of Jeff and Cara STEPHENS, Wheeler STEPHENS, Jules STEPHENS, M. MEDLOCK, K. BOOKOUT, and Carl DAVIS for anyone who may be interested. Please contact Stephanie Mittelstadt:


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