Biographical Sketch of Arabella Southerland

(See England) David England married Susan A. Conner, and were the parents of Arminda England, born November 25, 1831.

She married William England, Isaac Scrimsher, and Elias Jenkins.

She died December 27, 1879. Her children by her first husband were as follows: Mary Arabella and Abram Meek. Arabella was born September 9, 1857 in the Delaware District; educated in the Cherokee National schools; and married in March 1874 Beatty’s Prairie. Enoch S. Southerland

Their children all died in infancy. Her sister, Sophronia, married Zan Main, Lewis Rogers, and Dr. J. A. Nolan. Her half sister Ida J. Jenkins, married John Wesley Harris and her half brother Henry, married Delilah Arms. Mrs. Southerland’s father, Issac Schrimsher, was first married to Ruth Fields.

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Mrs. Southerland is a member of the Prebyterian Church. Her Cherokee name is Okewat.



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

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