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Pushmataha Co., Oklahoma

1998 Queries


I was born just outside Antlers May 12, 1947. Dr. Atkins waded the creek to deliver me. My grandfather, Walter L. GOLDEN, & grandmother, Mamie ELDER GOLDEN, lived on a farm next door. My father was Edward GOLDEN. I would like to find out more information on both the GOLDEN and ELDER ancestry. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Please contact Linda Golden Alexander


My gggrandfather, John D. SMITH, was Choctaw Indian. He died about 1908 and is buried in the cemetery near the Choctaw Council House in Tuskahoma. He was married to Mary LOVE, who died about 1912 and was buried in the cemetery near Sardis Lake. When the Lake was built, her body along with a stillborn infant was exhumed and reburied in an unmarked grave. Mary re-married after John's death to a man by the name of HOUCH or HAWK. My great grandmother was Sarah Linnie SMITH. She was raised by Mary's mother Sarah MEYER LOVE after her mother's death. Any help would be appreciated. I would like to get the exact date of birth and death of John D. SMITH, if the information is available on the tombstone. Thank you in advance. Please contact Patsy Smart


I am researching my grandparents, James P. JONES and Dora E. Stephens, married in Wetumpka, OK in 1900. Lived in Clayton, OK in 1920 with their children: Edgar, Eva, Rufus, Schuler, Pauline and Irene. Pauline and Irene were born in 1920, twins, although I have heard rumors they were not. They were supposedly born in Tuskahoma, it has been impossible to locate birth records. James JONES left the family for TX in the late 1920's and was never heard from again. Edgar also disappeared at that time. Dora and her daughter Pauline DENNIS are buried in a cemetery 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 Mittelsta


I'm trying to learn more about Kilgore Dubois ADAMS and his wife Ida B. McCHAFLIN. They both died in Pushmataha County, Oklahoma. I believe Kilgore D. ADAMS was born around 1864, but not in OK. If known, please contact Michelle Adams


Seeking cemetery where Jesse Owen RUDDICK and wife Martha Acenath SHOEMAKER RUDDICK are buried. They lived in the Clayton, OK area, Jesse died ca 1925. Their children were: Loula RUDDICK who married Houley SIXKILLER; Grace RUDDICK who married Harry KAY; Edward Jesse RUDDICK who married Daisy Pearl McMullin; Walter RUDDICK; Lonnie RUDDICK; Lonnie RUDDICK; Raymond RUDDICK; Homer RUDDICK who married Lena SKAGGS; Emmitt RUDDICK who was b. 22 Aug. 1899 in Clayton, Pushmataha CO. IT and married Madeline EDWARDS. Thank you. Please contact Debbra Szymanski


I am searching for information on Michael or David ATWOOD, reported by family lore to have lived in Clayton and Tuskahoma, Oklahoma between 1885 and 1900. A family name there is MALLETT, Another is COLLINSWORTH. Any having information on these families please contact me. I have additional info and family photos & will be glad to share. Thank You. Please contact Buddy Atwood


My great uncle, Isaac Jasper BILBREY, 1866-1921 & his wife, Phoebia Isbel BILBREY, 1884-1919 are buried in Cloudy Cemetery near Antlers, OK. Isaac Jasper was born in Overton Co. TN, the son of Chamberlain BILBREY, Civil War blacksmith & Chamberlain's wife, Adaline ROBBINS BILBREY. Jasper & his brother Andrew went to Oklahoma in the early 1900's. It is believed that Isaac Jasper was murdered. I have tried for years to find the newspaper article on this killing to no avail. Is there someone in Pushmataha who would look this up for me. I will reimburse for the article. I was told by someone from the Historical Society that an article is in the paper out there. Please contact me. Thanks. Isaac Jasper BILBREY had a first wife whose name was Catherine RAMSEY, of Putnam Co. TN Jasper's brother Andrew BILBREY had a wife Sara b. about 1870 in TN. Their children: Jim, William M., Tina. Daughter-in-law was Norma & grandau. Dortha (both b. OK) Census lists Finley & Hanraty Twp. Any information on these descendants would be so much appreciated. Thank you. Please contact Ann Duncan KUNKEL, N12911 Resewood Ave. Greenwood, WI 54437


Syllen TAYLOR sometimes spelled Silin or Cilen TAILOR, arrived in Indian Territory from Mississippi with her family on 10 Dec 1852. They settled, at least temporarily, in the vicinity of present-day Antlers. Syllen was the daughter of Louis DURANT, the progenitor of all the OK DURANTS. She was married to William TAYLOR in Mississippi but William left her and the children. The members of her family were her children, Alexander (Elick), Jackson, Solomon, and Elizabeth TAYLOR CORSEY. Also, Elizabeth's children William and Mary Ann. There was also a grand-daughter of Syllen's, a child named Evelim or Eveline ASHBROOK. Need informaton on any of these folks but am particularly interested in the granddaughter, Evelim.Please contact Carl Phillips


Searching for any info on my ancestors who lived in the Albion area. CRAWFORD, Sam. CRAWFORD, Mattison Barto (b. 22 Jun 1874 in Mountain Park, AR) D. c. 1942-43 in OK. married Anna Louise KENNEDY (b. 21 Jul 1880 in Albion, OK) d. c. 1916. She was daughter of Robert KENNEDY & Nancy Jane MEYERS. Great-Great Grandfather remarried after Nancy died. He married an Indian woman (unknown which tribe although my Mom thinks it might have been Cherokee). The last name was VON or VAUGHN with some of the first names being George, Larken, Ella and Cleo Rose. Also Nancy J. MYERS( MEYERS?) brothers were Bud, & Lorance with sisters Julie & Aquilla. Mattison B.CRAWFORD had the following children Emma, Alva, Clyde, Lewis & Robert. He supposedly was a farmer. I do know that he moved at least once to Bromide, (Coal Co) OK. Any possible links would be greatly appreciated. Even suggestions on microfilm or fische etc. to look thru! Thanks in advance. Please contact Granddaughter of Alva B. Crawford


I looking for any information on William Ples COGGIN. Died Darwin, Okla. 19 Sept 1943 Wife, Kate PHILLIPS, died Darwin, Okla., date unk. Please contact Rick Gentry


Would like any information on HENRY J. THOMPSON b PA abt 1855. s/o HARVEY C. and FRANCIS JANE DEMING, m ____ Gray in Ar and had three or four children, one girl named CHRISTIE and a son named HARVEY. I find HENRY on the 1900 or 1910 census in Tuskahoma. Sorry to be so vague, however, I am visiting my aunt in Luther, and I do not have my notes with me. HENRY's father was the adoptive father of my gr grandmother, MARY ELIZABETH (GILLESPIE) THOMPSON. I am also searching for JAMES (JIM) GILLESPIE, may have come to Ok. from Ark, b. Tn abt 1850. I'll be heading back to Texas just shortly, do not have my own e-mail as yet. Please respond to my aunt at the listed e-mail address or contact me by snail mail at 1701 Meadowcreek Dr., Crowley, Tx 76036 Thanks for your help, Jolene (and Marcia)


Would like any info. on PILCHER family that I just discovered are buried in Antlers City Cemetery. Please contact Elaine Nall Bay


Hi, My name is Penny Pence Shackley. I am looking for info on the following PENCE's. Hattie ? (Pence), Ruby ? (PENCE), Tinnie F. ANGLINE, Sarah Emma DICK, Anne FRY, Alford PENCE, Alvin BROWN PENCE, Bonnie B. PENCE (a man) Born in Miller. Claude PENCE, Cleopus Judge PENCE, Elias Green PENCE, Elive PENCE, Faye PENCE, James Thomas PENCE, John PENCE, Ollie PENCE, Pete PENCE, and Mary Wall. Please reply to
Penny Pence Shackley


I was in Pushmataha County Okla April 3, 4, 5, 6, 1998 for the first time. My mother was born there on June 26 1910, to Virrie Bell STONE & Charlie Dixon ALLEN. They lived on Little Cedar Creek & mother crossed the creek to attend school at Mountain View. Charlie leased land from Button Miller and raised cotton and corn. My great grandparents Martha and J.W. ALLEN are buried in the Finley Cemetary as well as other family members. Sherman Oselo STONE my other great grandfather was buried in the One Creek Cemetary. We visited the Belzona Cemetary to find more family. Mother and Daddy took my grandmother back there in the early 1950s to visit, but mother did not get to go back to her home-place until this trip. Virrie Bell STONE ALLEN THRELKELD HOSKING, born Nov 4 l894, passed away in Nov, l997 in Grassvalley, Calif. Charlie Allen born April 8, l884, died Feb 7, l935 in Dalhart, Texas. We still have a lot of decendants living there. I would like to find out any & all info available about any family connections. Thanks so much. Please contact Patsy


I am looking for any information on the wife of Victor M. Locke. I beleive she is buried in Antlers. First name & maiden name unknown to me. Please contact Curtis Ben Locke at: 317 Oak Manor Drive, Apt. 104, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. I lived in Push. county about 1935 between Finley & Antlers near the Mouth of Bitter Creek. It was a remarkable 3 years of my life.

GENTRY, William A., Jr.

Looking for any information on William A. GENTRY, Jr., Married to Ruby COGGIN in Antlers, Ok. on 8 Feb 1925. Please contact Rick GENTRY


Hello, I hope you will be able to help me or point me in the right direction. I am searching for any survivors of my father. I just received a copy of his death cert today & it listed Antlers, Oklahoma as his place of residence. I know this is a problem as he died 06/04/73 in Beaumont TX. His name was Ernest Alroy DOTY. His DOB was 01/06/24. His wife was Helen DOTY. The address given was Route 1, Antlers. Do you have any idea how I can obtain further info? Do you know where I would check for an obituary notice? I will be very appreciative of any help you can give me. Thank you. Please contact Susan Phillips


I looking for details about Michael HAMBY,m Sara SMITH, his sons & their families came to Pushmataha Co. from Alabama. His sons were Jefferson Isaac HAMBY, William Frank HAMBY (d 20 Aug 1920, buried at Darwin Cem), & Benjamin Riley HAMBY (d 6 Feb 1896, buried at Old Kosoma Cem). Benjamin's son Michael HAMBY was the postmaster & a merchant in Kosoma in the late 1800's-early 1900's. Benjamin was married to two MCBROOM girls, Mary Ann & Elizabeth. They were either sisters or cousins. Elizabeth's father was Frank MCBROOM and her mother was Alsie PAGE. Please contact Dani Clark


My GGgrandmother, Mary Jane "Jammie" DEATON b. 7/5/1836? in Arkansas, married to Zedekiah D. "Kai" LAWLESS b. 1/19/1832, lived on the Choctaw reservation according to the 1910 census. He was a clergyman; died 2/21/1915 in Sobol. They had 8 children. Seeking any information about them. Thank you. Please contact Beverly Brinson


I am researching the "HEAD" line, esp. William Calvin "Bill-Buck" HEAD who arrived in Pushmataha Co., 1902-5, died 4 Aug 1952 and buried in Albion. Would appreciate any info on he or his descendants. Please contact Bill Hodges


Seeking information on J. T. Wade. Lived in Cloudy, OK. Died November 1, 1926. I have his childrens names, Alpha Mae, Essie, Minta, John and Earnest. I do not know his wife's name. This gentleman apparently was my great grandfather. Alpha Mae married my Grandfather D. L. Simpson. I am told this family had Choctaw bloodlines. Any information on this family would be very much appreciated. Thank You. Please contact Jim Adkins


We are looking for any information on BEAM family that lived on a farm west of Antlers, OK around Darwin from about 1948 to 1963. George Douglas BEAM b. 27 Jul 1914 in St. Joseph, Missouri & d. 01 Nov 1960 in Antlers, Oklahoma. He married Bertha Marie SCHANBECK b. 26 Jun 1928; d. 28 Jan 1963 on 16 Nov 1947 in Seattle, Washington. They had seven children : George F. BEAM, Constance Mae BEAM-SMITH, Cheryl D. BEAM-BURGESS-JANTZEN, John C. BEAM, Nancy S. BEAM-LUTTRELL, Sandra G. BEAM-POPE, & Beverly BEAM-BRICKHOUSE. Any information on George F. would be greatly appreciated by all of his sibilings, since none have seen or heard from him since their parents died & he moved out on his own. They don't even know if he is still alive or if he got married & had children. He left Antlers headed to the World's Fair in New York sometime in 1964-65. Any info on other family members before they left Antlers would be also appreciated. Thank you in advance. Please contact Kenneth Brickhouse / Beverly Beam


Madison L. McWILLIAMS (a.k.a. M. L. & Pez) & wife Willie W. were in Pushmataha County, OK around 1910 according to deeds for the several small tracts of land they bought in Red River County, TX a few miles away. I am looking for any information on this couple & their descendants. Please contact L. D. McWilliams


NOAH ERNEST DAVIS was born in PUSHMATAHA COUNTY , August 29, 1892. He had at least 2 brothers that I know of, their names were, Joseph W. DAVIS & Sam DAVIS. Noah later married PEARL MAE HILL & they had at least 7 or more children, but, only 3 lived. Their names are Evelyn, Eva & Joseph Ernest DAVIS who was born in 1927 in Hartshorne, Ok. Evelyn died in Coffeeville, Kansas. She had no children. Eva hasn't been heard of since her husband died in Prescott, Arizona. She had atleast 7 children. Joseph is still alive & well. He has 4 children, 6 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Pearl died around 1929 when Joseph was only 2 years old & Noah died in 1957. At that time Sam lived in Russellville, Ark. & Joseph W. lived in Ada, Ok. I have no idea if they had or have a family of their own. If anyone has anything further to add, or any other information that would help me it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Auntiemama


I am trying to locate where my 88 year old mother, Anna CHARLTON STEPHENS lived & went to school during 1918-19. Her parents were Charlie Allen & Ethel CHARLTON. She recalls living close to Cloudy where they share-cropped on Esker Linley's(?) land & a place that she has many fond memories of, "Happy Hollow." In the 1920 Federal Census of OK, the family is listed as living in Kiamichi Township, Pushmataha County. She remembers walking 4 miles (one way) to LeFlore County School & her teacher's name was Zetta Mae BOOF. My father, Willie (Bill) STEPHENS' family was Sherman & Sally STEPHENS. They lived around Ringold & ran cattle on land around Pickens they leased from Noah SHOKONE. We have visited Cloudy &, of course, nothing looks familiar to her now, but where is/was Happy Hollow and Kiamichi Township? Thank you for any assistance. Please contact Etta STEPHENS-WITHERS


Seeking information regarding my grandfather, Thomas Lee SMITH (Lee SMITH) born at New Boston, Texas in the 1890s too Stan & Lillie or Lizzie (maiden name WILLIAMS) SMITH. My grandfather married Ollie Jane LEE & resided in
Clayton. They had five children named - Mae, Carl, Bill, Lorene & Bud SMITH (living). A daughter named Gladys died & is buried somewhere around Clayton. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Please contact RMICHELES@AOL.COM


Elmer RING was my ggrandmother's younger brother & owned a hotel in Antlers. My father visited them in 1928. I believe they were in town long before statehood. I am looking for any information on his wife & family. Can share info on his parents, particulary his mother's people, the Fullers. Please contact Tamzin E. Squire

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