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John Sydney Johnson
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Birth: 1893
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Dec. 21, 1972
Pushmataha County
Oklahoma, USA

My mother's father. Can't remember (or don't know where he was born. He was part Cherokee Indian. He was actually born before statehood, and before Oklahoma was split into counties. He always just listed his birthplace as "Indian Territory" which is what they called it then. Countless Native Americans occupied the state freely at that time - no reservations. Where he was actually born is, I believe, in the southeastern part of Oklahoma, in or close to Pushmataha County. He told me that one of his ancestors was a Cherokee woman who left her reservation to marry a white man who was my grandfather's relative. As he was Cherokee and his wife, my grandmother, was Choctaw and neither signed the Indian rolls (I believe), it will be hard to locate their part of my family tree, but that is my intention. He was a man of few words, and this did not encourage me to make conversation with him. I was 16 when he died and not close to him at all. My mother, his second child and daughter, didn't even talk to him much. 
Family links: 
  Minnie Henderson Johnson (1905 - 1974)*
  Evalyne Johnson Rusmisel (1927 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Sobol Cemetery
Choctaw County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Denise Rusmisel Johnson
Record added: Jun 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72213693
John Sydney Johnson
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John Sydney Johnson
Added by: Linda
John Sydney Johnson
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If I had been older and a little more bolder, and not been so intimidated by you, I would have asked you about that story about the Cherokee woman and one of your early white relatives getting married. No one believes you told me that story. And I'm sur...(Read more)
- Denise Rusmisel Johnson
 Added: Sep. 10, 2013

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