Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Minnie Sleeper

(See Cordery)– Lucile Jackson, born at Tanglewood, country home of her parents, August 7, educated in the public schools and Female Seminary.

Married June 27, 1894, Gideon Daniels Sleeper, born October 5, in Liberty, Miss. He died August 7, 1916.

They are parents of the following children: Julia Virginia, born April 22, 1895; Gideon Daniels, born June 10, 1897; Walter Jackson, born March 17, 1899; Martha Elizabeth, born January 19, 1901, married A. J. Rawlins; Minnie Louisa, born August 23, 1906. Gideon Daniels Sleeper Sr. was appointed Commissioner in 1909 and elected to the same office in 1910-12.

Martha Elizabeth Harris an eighth blood Cherokee of the Blind Savannah Clan was born January 31, 1844 in Georgia. She married in November 1862 William Jackson, born May 4, 1835 in Mortonhamstead, Devonshire, England. He was Captain of Company B Scantling’s Squadron, Texas Confederate Cavalry. He was elected a member of the council from Cooweescowee District on August 5, 1889.

Mrs. Jackson died March 17, 1902 and Captain Jackson died March 2, 1911. They were the parents of Walter Hampton, Andrew and Minnie Lucile Jackson the subject of this sketch.
Mrs. Sleeper is in the fifth generation from Thomas Cordery, who married Susannah, a full blood Cherokee of the Blind Savannah Clan. The first known Cordery was Souchville-Cordery who came across from Normandy to England with William, The Conqueror in 1066.


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

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