The year following his failure to secure the contract, Houston spent writing letters defending his acts and denouncing the officials who had been discharged. In addition to the Indian officials, he poured his wrath and denunciation on Colonel Hugh Love, a trader on the Verdigris whom Houston accused of being in league with the Indian Agent to rob the Creeks; Love replied to Houston with some spirited charges against the latter. Stung by the contents of an article appearing in a Nashville paper, in a burst of passion Houston gave to the press of Nashville a most intemperate letter, July 13, 1831, beginning:
Location: Pryor Oklahoma
Daughter of William and Susan (Vance) Burgess was born at Pryor Creek, in 1857, married in the Indian Nation in 1893, William Williams, son of Elwood Williams. They are the parents of: Willie J. 26 years, and Annie Gladys age twenty two years. Mr. and Mrs. Williams are members of the Baptist church, and he is a member of the W. O. W.
(See Sanders and Grant)-Lorena, daughter of Daniel Boone and (Vann) Cole, was born near Pryor July 24, 1881, educated at Pryor the Female Seminary. Married Dec . 16, 1901 George L. born April 15, 1877 in Texas, son of Mack, born July 29, 1844 and Nellie Jones, born Jan. 9, 1842. They are parents of: Mabel Lee, born November 1902; Otta May, born March 26, 1904; Cornelius, born September 17, 1905 ; Haskell born September 19, 1907; Willie, born October 9, 1912 and Carl Jones, born Feb 23, 1915. Johnson Vann, the grandson of John and Elizabeth (Wickett) Fields, married
(See Grant and Ghigau)-Jake Fair born July 3, 1896. Married at Pryor May 1913 Hazel, daughter of James and Flora Stamper. They are the parents of: Louis, born June 3, 1916; Flora Ellen, born July 23, 1918 and Junior David Fair born August 3, 1919. Ellen Wilkerson, born February 18, 1870. Married Lewis Kelly Fair, born January 25, 1864. They are the parents of Jake Fair.
(See Adair)-Edward C. Kincaid, born January 28, 1875. Married at Pryor March 31, 1906, Mary L, daughter of David and Lydia Givins. They are the parents of: Julia Pearl Kincaid, born April 29, 1908. Mr. Kincaid is a farmer, belongs to the Baptist church, is a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen and Mutual Aid Society. Collins McDonald, born December 23, 1807. Married March 20, 1832, Naroena Adair born September 8, 1815. She died April 28, 1862, and he died November 5, 1895. Their daughter, Nancy Missouri McDonald, born November 31, 1849, married Joseph Kincaid, a native of
(See Ward)-Caroline Jane Gwatney, born Nov. 23, 1884, educated at Pryor and Female Seminary. Married March 18, 1906, Grover Cleveland, son of John and Mary Odle, born March 29, 1879 in Henry County, Mo. They are the parents of: Burdette, born November 8, 1906; John Edward, born August 4, 1911; Ruth, born June 20, 1914 and Mary Odle, born October 31, 1916. Mr. Odle is a farmer near Pryor. Edward Gwaltney, born in Indiana March 16, 1860. Married December 29, 1881 Susie, daughter of John S. and Jane (Loveless) Ward, born July 29, 1865. She died Jan. 21, 1898. They
(See Ward)-Mary Ann Gwartney born December 10, 1887 educated at Pryor and Female Seminary. Married at Pryor, December 17, 1905, T. H., son of Robert and Sarah Burgess, born Sept. 26, 1880 in Washington County, Ark. They are the parents of Bryant L. born March 14, 1908; Lucille, born January 15, 1910; Thomas Henry, born September 19, 1911; Jack, born November 15, 1915 and. Leonard Burgess, born June 17, 1920. Mr. Burgess is farming near Pryor. John S. Ward, born October 7, 1820. Married July 27, 1857 Jennie Loveless, born May 1, 1842. She died January 16, 1890 and he
(See Grant and Cordery)-Ethel M. Rogers, born March 23, 1899 educated at Pryor, Okla., and Boulder University, Colorado, graduating from the Pryor High School in 1920. She married at Guthrie March 30, 1921, Thomas Henry Tuton, a druggist at Arcadia, Okla., Mrs. Tuton is a member of the Methodist Church and is an Eastern Star. Samuel Martin married Catherine Hildebrand and their son William A. Martin married Nannie Lucas nee Guinn. They were parents of Almon Martin, born November14, 1842. He was a member of Company M, First Cherokee Mounted Volunteers, Confederate Service. After the war he married Sarah Jane
(See Grant)- Elizabeth Jane Fields, born February 13, 1880, educated at Hogan Institute. Married August 9, 1894, David Barney Haddan, born Jan. 28, 1866, in Neoshoe County, Mo. They are the parents of Thomas Elmer Franklin, born Jan. 19, 1898. Married Sept. 7, 1919, Lena May Williams, born Jan. 7, 1897 in Colon County, Texas and Marie Susan Haddan, born January 2, 1903, graduated from Pryor High Schol 1921 and married at Miami, Okla., June 29, 1921 Orum R. Garner born May 1, 1899 in Benton Co. Arkansas. Thos. E. F. Hadden, Jr., son of Thomas E. F. and Lena
.—(See Grant and Halfbreed).—Hope Eva Bowman, born December 20, 1887, educated at Pryor and Female Seminary. Married July 8, 1900 Leon C. Merritt. They are the parents of Fern Aileen, born September 20, 1907; Naomi Leon, born June 11, 1910; Timothy Clarence, born October 20, 1913 and Alice Inez Merritt, born December 13, 1919. Leon C. Merritt is an automobile dealer at Chelsea. Mrs. Merritt is a member of the Christian church and the Woodmen’s Circle, Eastern Star and Rebecca orders. Her parents were James Earl and Jane Ida (Wilson) Bowman, the latter is the daughter of Gilbert and Eleanor