Biographical Sketch of Thomas D. Bard Jr.

(See Cordery, Foreman and Blackburn)-Thomas Dunn, son of Thomas Dunn and Laura (Rogers) Bard, was born Oct. 4, 1880 in Dalton, Georgia. Educated in the Cherokee National Schools and Willie Halsell College. Joined the “Rough Riders” but mustered out on account of defective vision.

Married at Claremore January 2, 1910, Elizabeth Belle, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Cherokee (Wisner) Prather, born July 29, 1889. They are the parents of: Jennie May, born Nov. 29, 1910; Jackson Rogers, born June 21, 1912 and Thomas Dunn Bard Ill, born May 24, 1915.

Elizabeth Belle was educated at the Female Seminary and was a member of the graduating class of the last term of school at the old Male Seminary which burned April 12, 1910.

James Holmes, son of Thomas Bard of Maryland, married Elizabeth Holiday Dunn and they were the parents of Thomas Dunn Bard who married Laura Rogers.

Benjamin B. Wisner married Jennie, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Foreman) Elliott and they were the parents of Elizabeth Cherokee Wisner, born April 24, 1856. Married Joseph Prather in 1881 and she died September 12, 1894.

Mr. and Mrs. Bard are Presbyterians. He is an Elk and an Eagle.


Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921

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