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Surname Queries

This section is queries & information sent in to the Wagoner County Coordinator.  If you have any information that you would like to add, please email me your name and the information you would like to post.  If you would like more information on the surnames below, please contact the submitter for more information.

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Submitted on 10Jan2012 by: Anna Hougham
Looking for an Obit on Sarah Jane King and Copple, Rosie. These people would have been my cousins.
KENNEDY Submitted on 30Aug2011 by Gerald: My gg-Aunt, Ann Norton married a Peter Kennedy and they lived in Wagoner, OK from about 1890-1920.  I've found them on the 1900, 1910, and 1920 census records, and their first child Marie was born there in 1892. From what< I can tell they had two sons, Eugene, and Paul, born there as well.
ubmitted 3Feb2011 by: Jim Heaton Researching the surname Whitaker.  I have a WWI draft registration card with the name of Charles Wallace Whitaker, farming in Coweta, Wagoner, OK. 
ubmitted by: DeltaMike2@aol.com
Researching the name John W Davis, who one source has him listed as passing on in Wagoner, OK on June 20, 1895.  I am trying to confirm or deny this statement. 
He was born in Kentucky around 1834 and was listed in the US census of 1870 and 1880, living in Indiana.  His daughter and son - in- law did move to Oklahoma in the  late 1880's  or early 1890's but settled in the Alva/Cherokee area.  Son in law was Henry Warren Brooks who I know is in Cherokee.

of Coweta, OK Submitted by:  Ivalou Womack on 16Sep2010
I am interested in learning more about the following person buried in Vernon Cemetery in Wagoner County, OK.
Amanda Clark  DOB 1874  DOD 1937
Does she have any relatives in Coweta, OK.  She fits the time frame for my husbandsí grandmother who married Andrew Jackson Clark in Dodge, OK area.

Surratts of Porter, OK  Submitted by: Carol Miller on 13Jun2010
I wanted to add my surname to the query list:  The Surratts of Porter, OK and surrounding towns in Wagoner County.
 MARSHALL:  Submitted by:  Carol Aguilar on 4May2010
I am looking for Marshall (Thomas, Mary, Arthur, Freeman, James and Setty (Apueka) Marshall)
BELLGRAPH From: audra myers/garcia

I am researching my fathers paternal grandparents Anthony Chester Bellgraph born about 1871 in Michigan, USA. My Aunt told me he ran a
barge along the mississippi river and died while carrying a load of dynamite which exploded killing him. Died at Wagoner, OK 1915
married to Mary Isabelle Smith born 8/28/1891 Searcy AK, USA Died 1/28/1919. He left her a widow Chester, Fred, Bessie, Della, were their
children. Adopted by two separate Myers and La Coss Families the children were split up. Chester Albert Myers became my grandfathers name within a year his newly adopted family died he went on to become self supportive as a border met and married my grandmother Irma Margaret Money.


My name is D. Barrett. I'm looking for information regarding the area's Barrett family. My grandfather, Booker T. Barrett, I believe was born in Wagoner County. He was 1 of 12 or 13 children.

Bezona (Bezoni), Albert P.
Spouse:  Mary Alice CARTER
14 children:

  • Charles F. LINGO and wife Virgie Ethel Bezona
  • Aaron KETCHER m. Oma Frances Bezona abt. 1901
  • David Hogan GAYLOR m. Bertha May Bezona 14 Jun 1903
  • John Bezona possibly m. Stella WILLIAMS 29 Jun 1911
  • Wayne Bezona m. Grace Hartley 1906
  • possibly a STEWART m. Eunice Bezona prob. before 1910
  • James T. BRATCHER m. Opal Bezona
  • Alfred Anson Bezona m. Faye Sheffer
  • Zeno (or Zenos) THOMAS m. Faye Bezona 13 Jun 1913
  • G. (Bill) Albion Bezona m. Mildred (Millie) Louise STACY  14 May 1921

Researcher:  Marianne Purdy

Carter, James Oscar & Lucy Jane

I'm researching my grandparents James Oscar CARTER m.  Lucy Jane CARTER approx 1900 [hers is a different CARTER line...from Baxter Co AR], who lived in the Webbers Falls area in the early 1900's. They had 10 children. One young boy, Garland CARTER, is buried somewhere there in the area, and I can't find his grave.

I'm looking for information on any/all of these CARTER'S. My father, James Oscar CARTER Jr., as well as his other siblings, were all born in Webbers Falls.

James Oscar CARTER was the son of Elijah Harvey CARTER and Martha Ann BAILEY of Madison and Giles Co TN...Elijah and Martha Ann CARTER are buried in Conway Co AR.
 Barb Carter Whisenant

England, James

b. 26 June 1834, Scott Co., VA  d. 5 Nov 1891, Dade Co., MO
m. 15 Oct 1856, Hancock Co., TN to Attalina/Athalina Forgey b. 1834, Scott Co., VA

James is the son of Andrew England and Catherine Fisher (who is supposed to be 1/2 to full blooded Cherokee Indian). James served in Company E, 4th Tenn Inf Vol, also the 1st Cav Vol (Army of the Cumberland, CSA).

Their Children:

  • William Jasper England, b. 17 Sept 1857 in Scott Co., VA
  • Martha Anne England, b. 29 Jan 1859 in Scott Co., VA
  • Mary Rebecca England, b. 10 Oct 1861, Scott Co., VA
  • Hiram Monroe England, b. 24 July 1863, Scott Co., VA
  • Ellen England, b. 5 Apr 1866, Scott Co., VA
  • Amanda England, b. 15 May 1868, Scott Co., VA
  • Rosa England, b. 15 Jan 1870, TN
  • Ephraim England, b. 23 July 1873
  • Rachel Ann England, b. 12 March 1877
  • Worley England, b. 12 Oct 1880

Researcher:  Beverly Clark

Jones, James Andrew Jackson

Rich (Richard?) JONES, b. abt.1855, possibly AL., m. Molly TURNER (she apparently had a brother named Columbus Jesse TURNER who settled in the Eufaula area.)

Children: Richard Columbus "Cull" JONES, b. 1891, d. July, 1973 m. Polly WEBB --Lived in Porter

Children of Richard Columbus "Cull" JONES & Polly WEBB:

  • K. C.

  • Hobart

  • Hoy

  • Jack

  • Houston Dale "Pete"

  • Dorothy Jean  m. Jack Knupp

  • Hazel  m. George Hall

  • Cull Jr. "Giggs"  m. Christine Wolfe

Jones, Jesse Clarence

Jesse Clarence JONES, b. 1897, Clarksville, AR, d. 1943, buried Greenwood Cemetery, Porter, m. Alma Adele MOSES prior to 1920 ---- In the early years of their marriage in the Clarksville, OK area where all of her children were born, then after the late 1930's lived in the Fort Gibson Area.


  • Norman Ray  m. Lottie Hooper

  • Wilma Leah  m. J. C. Huggins

  • Donald Dalton  m. Bea Jones

  • Maude  m. Amerson (sp?) PIERSON --- Lived in Wagoner

  • Children: George Raymond (possibly Raymond George)

  • Ruby  m. Earl STORY (possibly Nathaniel E.) ---Lived in the Eufaula Area

Children of Ruby & Earl STORY:

  • Malcolm

  • Noel

  • Narveil (sp?) died during the 1940's in a car wreck

  • Lafayette (possibly "Fate") d. abt. 1939/40 in Haskell, but buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Porter, OK

The following names are possibly their children, also, but may be nicknames or incomplete names:

  • Joe

  • Bill (William?)

  • Becky (Rebecca?)

  • Kate

  • Ella

  • Josie

  • Mandy

Years ago we heard stories of a Chesley JONES, perhaps a sibling or maybe a cousin, who was blind and played the fiddle.

We are also trying to figure out who "Uncle Argus JONES" and "Aunt Lula JONES" were. They lived at Clarksville, OK, by where the peach orchards are now located. Our uncle told stories about the "old home place" where two or three of the younger married couples lived in the '20's and 30's, before some of the family left to go to California. He said there is a granary somewhere on the property where they all wrote their names in pencil before they left for California and years later (sometime in the 1990's) he returned and the names were still there. Argus could possibly be a sibling of Rich JONES, or perhaps a nephew.

Researcher:  Raye
Ratcliff, Brihon

b. 5 Mar 1895  d. 21 Mar 1974   N. Main Row 01

NOTE: This is my Father BRITTON BURDETT RATCLIFF HAVE FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS LINE. Britton was born 1895 in Zwolle, Sabin Parish, Louisiana. His military registration was on September 1918 in Hugo, Choctaw County, Oklahoma using the name of BURDETT RATCLIFF. In December of 1918 in Red River Parish, Louisiana, he married my Mother using the name of BRITTON RADCLIFF.

Britton RATCLIFF married an ANNA MOSS in Miami, Ottawa County, OK in 1960.

Ratcliff, Effie 1890 1969 Section G Row 46

Ratcliff, Sr. John P. 1856 1930 S. Main Row 34

Ratcliff, Thomas S. 1883 1928 S. Main Row 34i
Researcher:  Jim Radcliff

Reaves, James Washington
b. 1857, AL  d. before 1907, IT
m. 7 Nov 1886, Collin Co., TX to Mary Susie George  b. Dec 1867, TN  d. Aug 1936, near Wagoner, OK

This is the information I have, gathered from census records and SS-5 applications:

Children of  James Washington Reaves & Mary Susie George are:

  • Joseph Marion Reaves, b. 8/23/1887 in Hopkins Co, TX d. 3/1978 in Fisher Co, TX (Spouse unknown at this time)

  • Stella Reaves, b. 11/10/1888 in TX d. 3/1978 in Wagoner Co, OK (Spouse: William Forrest Kirklin)

  • Lily (or Lillie) Mae Reaves, b. 2/19/1890 in Collin Co, TX d. 7/8/1969 in Harris Co, TX (Spouse: George Emery Magee)

  • Myrtle Dove Reaves, b. 9/1892 in IT d. 1918 in OK (Spouse: John Austin Harper)

  • Mary Ethel Reaves, b. 1/5/1897 in Choctaw Nation IT d. 4/28/1944 in Bee Co, TX (Spouse: James Anthony Mullens)

  • Beulah L. Reaves, b. 4/1898 in IT d. ? (Lived near Miami OK) (Spouse unknown at this time)

  • Lora Viola "Billie" Reaves, b. 12/23/1899 in IT d. 10/1985 in Miami OK (Spouses: ? Collins, Charlie Parsley)

  • Lydia Ellen Reaves, b. 1/11/1904 in IT d. 6/1992 in Wagoner Co. OK (Spouse: John Sage)

  • Mary Susie George Reaves remarried in 1925 to a Paul Wilson. She was killed after being struck by a motor vehicle (truck) in August 1936 as she walked down a road in or near Wagoner County.

I have been unable to find either James Washington Reaves or Mary Susie George Reaves Wilson's burial location.

Researcher:  Sheri Anderson
Smith, Clay C.

b. 9 Jul 1876, Richmond, Henrico Co., VA
m. Maud Stella WILLARD, b. 1 Oct 1884, Oregon Co., MO; dau. of James Martin WILLARD, b. 6 Sept 1852, Benton Co., MO & Sarah Elizabeth HURST, b. 10 Jul 1856.

Ten Children born to Clay C. Smith & Maud Stella Willard:

  • Hattie Grace Smith born April 19, 1907, Pratt Co., KS

  • Living

  • Clyde Gray Smith born May 14, 1910, Preston, Pratt Co., KS

  • Clarence Ray Smith born Sept. 14, 1912, Stafford, Stafford Co., KS

  • Chester Earnest Smith born Sept. 2, 1915, Jefferson, Marion Co., OR

  • Cecil C. Smith born July 7, 1917, Marion Co., OR, died Nov. 18, 1919, Adair Co., OK; Cecil wandered off from home at the age of 16 months. Family, friends and neighbors searched for him for over 4 days before finding him in the woods. He died from exposure.

  • Clifford Leeurtis Smith born Aug. 12, 1920 Proctor, Adair Co., OK.

  • Carl Cleo Smith born Jan. 1923 Salem, Marion Co., OR

  • Living

  • Bertha Jewel Smith born May 9, 1929 Turner, Mario Co., OR

Researcher:  Denise Smith
SMALL, William Wayne

William Wayne Small born 10-16-1904 Coweta, Waggoner Co., Ok married G Henrietta Mayabb. 

His father Fredrick Girdell Small married Lillie Mae Hutchison believed to have lived in Waggoner Co., Ok ca ? until ca 1908. 

His father James H W Small died or was killed in Claremore, Ok 6-28-1899. 

Thank you,
Kaye Smith, ksmith21@dc.rr.com

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07 Sep 2016

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