Biographical Sketch of Andrew Sell Whisenhunt

(See Downing) Andrew Bell, son of Noah and Nancy Jane (Phillips) Whisenhunt was born Dec. 27, 1873. Educated in the Cherokee Public Schools and Male Seminary.

Married November 15, 1896, Cora Ann, daughter of John and Emily H. Cooper, born March 29, 1878 in Cook County, Texas.

They are the parents of: Jefferson Bryan, born October 5, 1897. He is also a Mason; Emily Helen, born September 14, 1899; Winifred, born June 7, 1901, married December 23, 1919, Vernon Hurd and their son, Verna Lee Hurd, was born July 16, 1921; Cooper, born October 26, 1903; Ruth, born March 3, 1906; Claude, born August 3, 1908; Ross, born September 24, 1910; J. E., born November 10, 1914; Robert Bruce Whisenhunt, born June 30, 1917.

Mr. and Mrs.Whisenhunt are Methodists and he is a Mason. They are farmers near Oolagah.

Sidney Crittenden married Elijah Phillips and they were the parents of Nancy Jane Phillips, born February 19, 1839. Married December 28, 1859 Noah Whisenhunt, born in Carroll County, Georgia, October 27, 1832. He served the confederacy in Co. H. 24th Arkansas Infantry. Mrs. Nancy Jane Whisenhunt died November 1911, and he died in 1914.

Emily Helen married Benjamin H. Dikeman, April 27, 1921. Their son Darrel Phillips born September 9, 1921.


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

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