Biographical Sketch of Thomas L. Rider

(See Ghigau, Foreman and Adair) Thomas Lafayette, son of Charles Austin Augustus and Mary Ann (Bigby) Rider, was born April 12, 1856.

Married September 29, 1878 Josephine Pace, born March 22 ,1861, in Cherokee County, Georgia.

They are the parents of Ola, Mary Angeline, Ruth Belle, Phoeba Montana, Mittie Earl, Roscoe Conklin, Milton Clark, Iva Josephine, Cherokee Augusta, and Anna Monetta Rider.

Mary Ann, daughter of Thomas Wilson and Margaret Catherine (Adair) Bigby, was born November 6, 1834, married Charles Austin Augustus Rider, born November 28, 1830. She died in 1861; and he died December 24, 1901. They were the parents of Thomas Lafayette Rider.

Mr. Rider was elected Representative from Adair County in the first, second ,and fourth Legislatures; and was elected Senator from the 28th District for the seventh and eighth Legislatures.



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

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