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Legus Chouteau Perryman
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1838
Death: Feb. 5, 1922

Principal Chief of the Creek Nation (Muskogee). Born near Sodom, Creek Nation. Family moved to Springtown, near Broken Arrow, then moved to Tulsa. Lived where the George Perryman Homestead is now located. Half-brother to Rev.Thomas Ward Perryman. Civil War: C.S.A. Co H lst Creek Mounted Volunteers; in 1862, he and several of his brothers renounced the CSA and joined the (Union) 1st Regiment Indian Home Guards, Co I, in Kansas. Promoted to Sgt., mustered out in 1865. Married Apaye(Jennie) in 1864; parents of Henry W. Perryman, b. 1876. His wife died in Tulsa in 1904.
Son of Lewis Perryman and wife Ellen Winslett Perryman.

In 1868, he was elected by the Creek Council as District Judge for the Coweta District, serving 6 years on the bench. He resigned, and in 1874, was elected by Big Spring Town to represent said Town in the House of Warriors to fill the unexpired term, caused by the death of his brother, Sanford W. Perryman. In 1875 he was elected again for full term, same house--also in 1879--also again same place in 1883, and served to Dec 3, 1887.

He was elected as Principal Chief at a General Election held first Tuesday in September 1887, and took the Oath of Office December 5, 1887. His 2nd Chief was Hon. Hofulke Emarthla of Okchaye Town. He was again selected on first Tuesday in September 1891. In 1895, he was impeached and removed from office due to turmoil over the revelation of tribal financial irregularities; he made no fight against this and may have been duped by other Creek men, rather than being responsible for the losses himself. [1895 data: John Bartlett Meserve, 1937 biog.] 
 
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 Parents:
  Lewis Perryman (1787 - 1862)
  Ellen Winslett Perryman (1819 - 1854)
 
 Siblings:
  Sanford Ward Perryman (1834 - 1876)**
  Legus Chouteau Perryman (1838 - 1922)
  Josiah Chouteau Perryman (1840 - 1889)*
  China Perryman Partridge (1842 - 1886)**
  George Beecher Perryman (1847 - 1899)*
  Lydia Perryman Beaver (1849 - 1879)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Perryman Cemetery
Tulsa
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Patricia Mechling
Record added: Jul 14, 2001
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- Camp
 Added: Nov. 20, 2009
Rest in peace. You fought well for a country that betrayed you. One day your desendents will rise and recliam what was yours.
- Kimberly McCauley-Owens
 Added: Nov. 18, 2009

- Norton
 Added: Dec. 10, 2005
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