Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Jasper E. Smith

(See Cordery) Catherine Ann, daughter of John Parker and Sarah Elizabeth (Davis) Collies was born in Delaware District November 20, 1889, educated in the Cherokee National Schools.

Married at Vinita, December 24, 1908, Jasper E, son of Charles and Levonia Smith.

They are the parents of: Watie Dufferin, born October 18, 1909; Don Tate, born September 20, 1911; Pauline Ruth, born August 9, 1914; and Betty Imogene Smith, born July 15, 1920.

Mr. Smith is a farmer and dealer in cattle and hogs near Ketchum.

Tomas Cordery married Susannah a full-blood Cherokee of the Savannah Clan. Their son, Early, married Charlotte Berryhill and they were the parents of Nancy Angeline Cordrey who married Joseph Collins a white man and they were the parents John Parker Collins, born March 17, 1855, married November 4, 1888, Sarah Elizabeth Beck nee Davis, born in Kansas March 10, 1867.

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1 thought on “Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Jasper E. Smith”

  1. Part of the above information is incorrect, and is a frequent mistake on internet searches. Nancy Angeline Cordrey was the daughter of Early Cordery (was spelled both ways) and an unknown Indian woman while living in the Cherokee Nation East. He was wanted by the law there, so escaped to Texas, where he met and married Charlotte Berryhill and had a family. This is according to Don Shadburn’s “Unhallowed Intrusion.”

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