Biographical Sketch of Nancy E. Gunter

Gunter (See Grant, Oolootsa, Adair, Ghigau and Ross) Nancy E. Gunter was born Feb. 19, 1867, in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. She was educated in the public schools of the Cherokee Nation and at the Female Semi­nary.

She married at Vinita on April 4, 1886, Lucien Webster Buffington, born April 15, 1857, on Beattie’s Prairie, Delaware District. He was educated in the Public Schools of that vicinity. He came as a boy to Vinita, shortly after it was established and lived there until his death, which occurred on December 3, 1919. Quite in-ostentatious and gentlemanly, he accumulated an extra compensation and for several years preceding his death had been president of the Vinita National Bank. He was elected Town Lot Commissioner in 1886 and t888.

He was the son of William Wirt and Josephine (Bell) Buffington and his paternal grand­parents were John Adair and Jennie (Martin) Bell.

Nancy E. Buffington is the daughter of Samuel and Fannie (Daniel) Gunter.

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Samuel Gunter was born March 16, 1840, in Skin Bayou District. He was the most intrepid and daring of Watie’s captains.

He married in 1864 at Spencer Academy, Choctaw Nation, Fannie, the daughter of Robert Buffington and Ann (Taylor) Daniel. Rob­ert B. Daniel was elected Senator from Delaware District in 1847, Clerk of the Senate in1849 and Assisted Chief of the Cherokee Nation in 1871. He died January 16, 1872. Captain Samuel and Fannie Gunter were the parents of Nannie F., John Edward, born November 12, 1869, and Sammie, born July 31, 1873, and married Andrew Bell Cunningham.



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

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