Location: Sequoyah County OK

Biographical Sketch of Fred Smith

(See Grant and Ward) Frederick David, son of Samuel and Louisa Jane (Ward) Smith was born on Spavinaw Creek, March 24, 1865, educated in Delaware District. Married on Lynch’s Prairie May 26, 1883, Charlotte Elizabeth, daughter of John Jefferson and Mary Pauline (Adair) Fields, born August 27, 1872, educated in Delaware District. They are the parents of: Frederick Eldo, born June 18, 1894, graduated from the Northeastern State Normal at Tahlequah in 1915 and Draughons Business College and married Miss Hazel Hubbard Nov. 27, 1917; Richard Lafayette, born September 7, 1899; Charles Julian, born September 24, 1903, married Opal Pearl

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Henry W. Moore

(See Adair, Ghigau and Sanders).—Ina Lee, daughter of John Harrell and Emma (Choate) Adair, was born July 13, 1884, educated at Dwight Mission and the Female Seminary. Married at Sallisaw, July 20, 1902 Henry W. Moore, born in 1878. They are the parents of: Horace Adair, born September 8, 1903; Emmet Togo, born June 6, 1905; Alma, born May 21, 1907; John Alonzo, born April 21, 1911; Samuel A. Hartman, born October 25, 1914; Henry W. Jr., born December 9, 1916, Ed­ward McDonald, born March 26, 1919 and Billy Wood Moore, born August 29, 1921.

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. William C. McLaughlin

(See Grant, Ghigau, Foreman, Conrad, Duncan and Halfbreed) —William Cecil McLaughlin, born September 22, 1893, educated at Grove Stilwell and Muskogee, graduating in a busi­ness course from the latter. Married at Vinita, March 28, 1919, Lehia Leone, daugh­ter of Richard Fields and Martha Adair (Brewer) Benge, born on Lynch’s Prairie December 16, 1892. They are the parents of Cecil Benge McLaughlin, born May 10, 1921. Mr. McLaughlin is farming near Adair. Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew and Catherine (Hicks) Miller married Philip Inlow a native of South Carolina and their son, Sylvester Inlow, born June 24, 1837, married December 28, 1861

Biographical Sketch of David M. Lee

(See Downing)—David Marshall, son of John and Mary (Faulkner) Lee, was born in Sequoyah District July 9, 1861, educated in Male Seminary. Married March 12, 1881, Mary Elmira, daughter of lames Franklin and Elmire (Simcoe) Bethel, born September 10, 1858 in Sebastian County, Arkansas. They are the parents of Florence Ada, deceased; Lizzie May, born Jan. 16, 1883, married W. F. Wasson; Lou Emma, born December 15, 1886, married James A. Jackson and died July 28, 1920; Flossie Edna, born February 13, 1889, mar­ried James B. Galloway and Frank Emmett Lee, born October 23, 1891 and married Mary Daugherty. David

Biographical Sketch of John Edward Johnston

(See Ross, Oolotsa and Wilson).—John Edward Johnston. born March 21, 1881. Married December 25, 1906 at Muldrow, Oklahoma, Ida, daugh­ter of Alexander F. and Nannie (Ridding) McKinney, born June 10, 1887. Mrs. Johnston died April 21, 1915. They were the parents of Albert Sidney, born December 23, 1907; John Edward, born August 2, 1909; William Alexander, born November 28, 1910; and Joseph Franklin Johnston, born January 28, 1913. Mrs. Johnston married Mrs. Amine Bruton Levy, February 25, 1921. John Edward Johnston was elected Sheriff of Sequoyah County, September 17, 1907; November 8, 1910 and November 5, 1912. Catherine, a full

Slave Narrative of Morris Sheppard

Person Interviewed: Morris Sheppard Location: Fort Gibson, Oklahoma Date of Birth: November, 1852 Age: 85 Old Master tell me I was borned in November 1852, at de old home place about five miles east of Webbers Falls, mebbe kind of northeast, not far from de east bank of de Illinois River. Master’s name was Joe Sheppard, and he was a Cherokee Indian. Tall and slin and handsome. He had black eyes and mustache but his hair was iron gray, and everybody liked him because he was so good-natured and kind. I don’t remember old Mistress’ name. My mammy was a

Biographical Sketch of Richard J. Scott

(See Thompson and Sanders)-Richard John, son of Starling and Jennie (Thompson) Scott, was born at Fort Gibson March 20, 1852; educated in the Cherokee National Schools. Married at Vian July 26, 1893, Susie Florence, daughter of George Wesley and Caroline Elizabeth (Sanders) Choate, born November 21,1872. They are the parents of Caroline Early, born July 12, 1896; Susie J., born August 3, 1899, Arthur Lee, born April 21, 1903; George Sanders, born December 20, 1906; Perry Owen, born May 8, 1909, and Richard John Scott, Jr., born October 26, 1915. Mr. Scott’s Cherokee name is Noxie, and belongs to the

Biographical Sketch of Oscar F. Adair

(See Adair, Ghigau and Foreman)-Oscar Fitzaland, son of John Thompson and Penelope (Mayfield) Adair, was born March 8, 1848. Married February 3, 1875 Mary Catherine, daughter of Augustus and Mary Ann (Bigby) Rider, born April 20, 1859. They were the parents of Mary Louvenia; Wenona; William Penn; Sarah Ruth; John Lafayette; Rose Ada; and Walter Corrigan Adair. John Adair, a Scotchman, married Gahoka’s full-blood Cherokee of the Deer Clan. Their son, Walter, commonly called “Black Watt” Adair, was born December 11, 1783, and married May 15, 1804 Rachel Thompson, born December 24, 1776. He died January 20, 1835; and she

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Northeastern Oklahoma Biographies

The following biographies were written in 1922 and pertain to “important” men who resided in the Muskogee and northeastern areas of Oklahoma. By important, it should be emphasized that each biography was submitted along with a payment for inclusion in the biographical manuscript. Therefore, anyone who chose not to pay for such a service was often left out of the manuscript. The counties covered by this manuscript include Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Ottawa, Rogers, Sequoyah, Wagoner, and Washington.

Biography of Casius M. Gay

Casius M. Gay, who is now serving his third term as sheriff of Sequoyah county, is one of the prominent citizens of Sallisaw. He is a southerner by birth, born near Jacksontown, Leslie county, Kentucky, on the 5th of February, 1889, a son of Henry and Arkie (Davidson) Gay, both natives of that state, who are now deceased. The Gay family located in Kentucky prior to the Civil war and was one of the well known families of that state. To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Gay five sons and one daughter were born, Casius M. being the second