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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Rebecca M. Swain

(See Thompson and Riley)-Joseph Polstrom, born February 11, 1834, in Birmingham, Alabama; married November 16, 1863 in Bayou Menard, Susan Rebecca Wilson, who was born July 19, 1846, at Fort Gibson. They were the parents of Rebecca McNair Polstrom, born August 19, 1864 on Bayou Menard, and was educated in the Female Seminary at Tahlequah. She married December 27, 1879, John son of George and Nancy (Cramer) Swain, born October 5, 1833 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War in Company E, Fourth California Infantry. He died April 6, 1920. Mr. Swain was

Biographical Sketch of John R. Hastings

(See Grant, Foreman and Ward)-William Archibald Yell Hastings was born March 8, 1842 in Benton County, Arkansas. He served in Company H, First Cherokee Mounted Rifles, under Captain John Thompson Mayes, during the Civil War. He married February 2, 1864, Louisa J. Williams, nee Stover, born April 8, 1840. Mrs. Hastings died Feb. 7, 1918. Mr. Hastings died April 28, 1919. They were the parents of John Rogers, William Wert, and Charlotte Delilah Hastings. Charlotte Delilah Hastings married Samuel Grant Victor, and is now deceased. John Rogers Hastings was born on Beattys Prairie August 1, 1865, and was educated in

Biographical Sketch of Joseph M. French

(See Grant and Riley) -Joseph Mason, son of Robert Mosby and Margaret (Fields) French, was born near Stillwell Sept. 22, 1856, and was educated in the Cherokee National schools. He married at Fort Gibson on July 19, 1876, Sallie, daughter of John McNary and Nancy (Ivy) Riley, born Oct. 9, 1860. Mrs. French died Nov. 11, 1901. They were the parents Frances Abigail born July 27, 1879, Jennie Myrtle, born February 7, 1881 ; Lewis, born July 28, 1883; Gypsy, born November 24, 1886; George Yarborough, born March 12, 1889; Beulah, born July 8, 1891; Cabal Vaughan, born Dec. 6,

Biographical Sketch of A. Frank Adair

(See Grant)-Arthur Frank, son of John Lynch and Mary Jane (Jeffreys) Adair was born August 28, 1858, educated in Male Seminary. Married at Tahlequah September 1, 1886 Mollie Elizabeth Miller, born February 22, 1868. They were the parents of: Arthur Lynch, born May 11, 1891 and Owen Lewis Adair, born March 18, 1893. Rachel, daughter of Jeter and Nancy (Martin) Lynch married Thomas Benjamin Adair and they were the parents of John Lynch Adair who married Mary Jane Jeffreys a native of Virginia.

Biographical Sketch of Nelson B. Chamberlain

(See Oolootsa). Nelson Beecher, son of Reverend Armory Nelson and Dollie (Hoyt )Chamberlain, was born at Park Hill September 9, 1850. Educated in the Cherokee Nation. Married June 12, 1877, Emma Marie Meeks. June 9, 1858. She died January 31, 1888. They were the parents of: Emma Grace, born April 7, 1881, married Clarence William LeForce, born December 31, 1879, in Labitte County, Kansas. They have five children, Ora B., born April 21, 1904; John D., born October 6, 1910; Marie Dewdrop, born January 22, 1913; Loreone Lorene, born January 19, 1917, and Grace Eunice, born December 26, 1918; Marie

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Albert Lewis

(See Hendricks), Hettie, daughter of Henry and Mary (Hendricks) Walkabout was born at Tahlequah. Oct. 19, 1879. Educated at Park Hill Mission. Married at Inola May 29, 1902, Albert son of Ira H. and Sarah E. Lewis, born Aug. 14, 1879 in Washington County, Ark. They are the parents of Grace E. Lewis born Aug. 21, 1903; Ira A. born June 2, 1905; Beatrice, born Oct. 17, 1906; Velma born April 28, 1909; Mildred born Feb. 18 1913; Edgarita, born Jan. 3, 1916; Hilda; born Sept. 13, 1916; and Vernon, born April 10, 1919. Mrs. Lewis’ Cherokee name is Ahniwake,

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. James H. Thomas

(See Foreman and Riley)-Eugenia, the daughter of Eugene and Jane (Riley) Triplett, was born at Fort Gibson in 1844; was educated in the Cherokee public schools, and the Cherokee National Female Seminary. She married at Wagoner on Dee. 25, 1892; James H. Thomas, born in Oklahoma in 1874. They are the parents of George H., born April 5, 1897; Arvol V., born June 10, 1899; Theron, born July 8, 1901; Gladys M., born January 16, 1905; Helen, born January 1909; Celia and Lewis Thomas, born June 20, 1911. Mr. Thomas is a member of the Knights of Pythias; and is

Biographical Sketch of Madison Sanders

(Raper, Sanders and Ghigau)-Madison, son of Jesse and Caroline (Catron) Sanders born in 1848. Married in 1875, Louisa, daughter of James and Nancy (Raper) Holland, born February 24, 1859. They are the parents of. Caroline, married Ellis R. Alberty; Cynthia, married William Isaac Johnson; Jesse; James S.; Thomas Blair; Elizabeth; John Henry; Geneva, married Thomas .Johnson and Parnett, Carl and Maggie Dee Sanders. Madison Sanders was elected Sheriff of Tahlequah District in 1879 and 1881. Carl D. Sanders was in the World War 7 months 7 days, Co. K. 12th Inf.

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. W. P. Phillips

(See Grant, Daniel, Ghigau and Adair)-Jane Anna, daughter of James Allen and Johnanna Bell (Buffington) Thompson was born November 17, 1873. Educated in the Cherokee National schools and Female Seminary, from which she graduated June 29, 1893. She married at Tahlequah January 9, 1895 William Penn, son of M. H, and Josephine Phillips born December 14, 1869. Educated in Delaware District and Male Seminary. They are the parents of: Lulu Bell, born October 14, 1895. Educated in Kendall College, Chicago and New York, graduating from the former; Dewey, born March 27, 1898 and had the same educational advantages as did

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Cleo Hail

(See Ghigau and Sanders) -Margaret, daughter of John Bell and Delilah (Roach) Smith was born at Tahlequah Oct. 4, 1895, educated in Tahlequah District and Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas. Married at Tahlequah March 9, 1918, A. Cleo, son of John and Mary Hall, born near Tahlequah in 1897. They are the parents of Morris Hail, born Jan. 26,1920. Mr. Hail is a farmer near Tahlequah. George, son of Joshua and Almira (Harlan) Roach married Nannie Pritchett and they were the parents of Delilah (Roach) Smith. George Roach was elected Sheriff of Tahlequah District August 1, 1887. Reverend Samuel Smith, the