Collection: Biographies of the Cherokee Indians

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Rufus O. Washam

Gertrude M., daughter of A. J. and Caroline (Tidwell) Gibbs, was born Dec. 9, 1898; educated in the Oklahoma Public schools; Married February 19, 1914 at Pryor Rufus 0. Washam, son of John T. and Alice Washam. They are the parents of: Mabel Evaline born May 18, 1915; Walsie Lorene, born Dec. 11, 1918. Mr. and Mrs. Washam are engaged in farming.

Biographical Sketch of C. L. Fletcher

C. L. Fletcher, son of B. G. and M. H. (Guthrie) Fletcher was born Jan. 25, 1885. Educated at the Male Seminary and Commercial College, Ft. Smith, Ark.; Married Dec. 23, 1906 to Margaret M. daughter of Alford B. and America (Johnson) Holland. Born July 24, 1886, died Nov. 21, 1911. Two children were born to this union, Loren born Feb. 23, 1909 and Maggie H. born Nov. 7, 1911, died Aug. 27. 1912. Married Lillian Blake Dec. 6, 1913, daughter of B. W. and Sarah H. Blake, born in the state of West Virginia March 24, 1894. Two children

Biographical Sketch of Dr. Isabel Cobb

(See Grant)-Martha Blythe, born Jan. 31, 1812. Married in May 1828 Alexander Clingan, born Feb. 20, 1801 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. He died February 1, 1964 and she died August 7, 1868. They were the parents of: Evaline Clingan, born in Bradley County, Tennessee, April 13, 1835. Married December 15, 1857, Joseph Benson Cobb, born in Blount County, Tennessee, July 26, 1828. He died March 22, 1896, and she died November 17, 1918. They were the parents of Isabel, born October 25, 1858; William Cowan, born April 1, 1860 and was murdered July 27, 1880; Martha, born December 28, 1861;

Biographical Sketch of Richard M. Smith

(See Grant) Ella, daughter of Wirt and Sarah (Woodward) Fields, born April 17, 1853. Married at Fort Gibson Frank N. Smith, born in 1845. Mrs. Smith died November 6, 1891. They were the parents of Richard Martin Smith, born Jan. 28, 1881, educated in the Cherokee Public School, and Male Seminary. Married at Wagoner Aug. 10, 1903, Carrie, daughter of Columbus and Amanda Phipps, born March 4, 1887. They are the parents of Gideon, born Sept. 25, 1906 and Theron Smith, born Fe b. 3, 1910. Mr. and Mrs. Smith are members of the Methodist Church. He is a member

Biographical Sketch of William Cecil Boone

(See Oolootsa) Cecil William, the son of Alexander and Ora Cherokee (Nicholson) Boone, was born on Spencer Creek September 6, 1900; was educated in the public schools of the State. He is a member of Latter Day Saints Church, and belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Ora Cherokee, daughter of Richard Leeand Bidipher (Foulger) Nicholson, was born on Spencer Creek July 6, 1880; married December 22, 1897, Alexander Boone who was born March 22, 1875.

Biographical Sketch of George W. Griffin

(See Conrad and Hendricks)-George W., son of Isaiah and Katie (Rich) Griffin was born in Rutherford County, Tennessee March 4, 1861; Married at Tahlequah Aug. 8, 1899 Jenetta, daughter of James R. and Elizabeth (Hendricks) Gourd, born Jan. 24, 1868. They are the parents of Alice, born Oct. 15, 1901; Ira, born Oct. 3, 1908, and Blanche Griffin born Oct. 25, 1911. Mr. Griffin is a farmer near Hulbert, Oklahoma.

Biographical Sketch of Levi Adair

(See Grant and Adair) George M. Adair married Catherine Fields and their son Henry Ganoe Adair was born August 10. 1865. Married in May 1884 Caroline Bunch, born April 13, 1863. He elected sheriff of Illinois District August 5, 1895. He died. They were the parents of: Araminta, born May 10, 1885; George, born May 24, 1887; John Bell, born June 12, 1894; Catherine, born August 9, 1897; Levi, born June 9, 1900 and Zola B. Adair, born June 10, 1905. John Adair, a Scotchman married in 1789 Ga-ho-ka, a full blood Cherokee of the Deer Clan. Their son Samuel

Biographical Sketch of Orville E. Thornton

(See Ward)-Orville Elihu, son of George Washington and Emily Jane (Austin) Thornton was born day 29, 1876, in Iowa and educated in that state; Married in Iowa April 2, 1898 Drucilla A., daughter of Reuben and Elizabeth Ann Conley, Their adopted daughter Georgia Myrtle Martin was born at Centralia February 22, 1910 and has been with them since she was 5 days old. She is generally known as Georgia Myrtle Thornton. Mr. Thornton’s Justice of the Peace at Centralia and is engaged in farming. George Washington Thornton was born on Beanies Prairie on February 2, 1856.

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. J. W. Harris Jr.

(See England) Lydia, daughter of Robert L. and Nynia Jane (Cornatzer) Madison was born in Craig County, April 6, 1894 and graduated in 1917 from the Vinita High School. Married at Vinita May 10, 1919, John Wesley, son of John Wesley and lda Josephine Harris, born near Vinita, June 3, 1897. They are the parents of Grace Cornelia Harris, born March 19, 1920. Mr. Harris enlisted for the World War at Vinita, August 29, 1917. Sent to Camp Pike, Arkansas where he was assigned to Co. K. 166 Reg., 83rd Division. Sailed for France September 1, 1917. Transferred to Co.

Biography of William T. Carden

(See Hildebrand) Barbara Hildebrand born in Tennessee January 13, 1828. Married Robert Woodard from whom she was divorced and then married William Longknife. Both her husbands were Cherokees. William and Barbara Longknife who had been living on Honey Creek in Delaware District joined the California argonauts in 1850. The caravan in which they embarked consisted of about seventy five persons, one-third of whom were Cherokees, among whom were: O. H. P. and George W. Brewer, James S. Vann, Martin Matthew Scrimsher, John Hildebrand, John Wolf, John W. Candy, Buffalo, Richard R. Keys, Thomas Fox Taylor, Return Jonathan Meigs, Mr. and