Genealogy of the Cherokee Duncan Family

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2Emily Duncan. John Beck and Thomas Winchester Measles
OK3Mahala Duncan. James Smith West
4Walter Adair Duncan. Martha Bell, Martha Wilson and Catherine Ann Caleb nee Larzalere


5James Abercrombie Duncan. Eliza Denton and Lucy Ann Duncan nec Clark


6Young Charles Gordon Duncan. Sinia Eaton and Nancy Ann Duncan nee Starr
7John Tommason Duncan. Elizabeth Sanders
8DeWitt Clinton Duncan* Helen Rosencrantz
9William Wirt Duncan. Nancy Ann Starr
10Elizabeth Ann Duncan. Isaac Brown Hitchcock
11Joshua Bertholf Duncan. Elizabeth Ray and Lucy Ann Thompson nec Clark
113213Nannie Landrum. Samuel Thomas
2Elizabeth Landrum. Andrew McLaughlin
OK3Hiram Terrell Landrum. Mary Muskrat
4Charles Landrum. Ruth Proctor
5James Landrum Susan Muskrat
6Rebecca Landrum* Thomas Davis
7Benjamin Franklin Landrum. Mary Berry and Elizabeth Woodall
8David Dixon Landrum. Susie Crutchfield
9Jemima Landrum. Elijah Moore and Wiley Earbob
10John Landrum. Nellie Otterlifter
11Aaron Landrum. Easter Muskrat
12Dorcas Landrum. Elowie Butler                                 |A61
13Rachel Landrum. George Buffington
114213James Kell. Elizabeth Edgington, Julia Rogers and Nancy Edgington
2Andrew Kell. Annie Hawkins and Mary Huss
OK3David Kell. Dorcas Corban nee Duncan
4John Kell*
5Elizabeth Kell. Lewis Rolston
6Rebecca Kell. Samuel Simons
7Nannie Kell. George Murray and William Lilly
117213John Adair Duncan. * Mary McWilliams nec Fields
2Young Charles Duncan*
OK3Dorcas Duncan. John Manuel Corban, David Kell and I John McMurtry
4Caleb Duncan. Mary Elizabeth Hudson
5James Burr Duncan. Annie Jane Woodall
6Jonathan Gordon Duncan*
7Elizabeth Harriette Duncan. Henry Lewis Smith
8Thomas Washington Duncan. Edith Chapman Wright
9Robert Lewis Duncan. Sophia Neeley

A61. Elowie or Elijah Butler was born in 1817. He was converted and joined the Methodist church when quite young. He was admitted to the ministry on trial in October 1853 and was assigned to the Spring Creek circuit, transferred to the Senica and Delaware circuit in 1854 and to the Big Bend of Arkansas River with Reverend William McIntosh in 1855.

A large colony of Cherokee had for many years lived in this far western location residing on both sides of the river, where they stayed until this section was sold to the Osages and Pawnees and then most of them returned to the Cherokee Nation east of the ninety sixth meridian. It was several years after Reverend Elowie or Elijah had been in the ministry before he commenced to be known as Butler. He was ordained a deacon in October 1858 by Bishop Early at Skullyville. During 1860 and 1861 he was again filling the station at Big Bend. He served in the confederate army under Captain Thompson Mayes. From 1866 to 1871 he worked on the Grand River circuit with Reverend D. B. Cummings. He was elected Judge of Delaware District in 1867 and 1869. His wife, Dorcas Landrum was born in 1829. Reverend “Butler was of that type of the Indian preacher of which we have had many during the years of our missionary work. Solid, full of purpose and fidelity, he was devoted to his work and stuck to it under all possible circumstances.”1 Reverend Butler died April 27, 1873 and Mrs. Dorcas Butler died on January 13, 1898.



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

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