Feb. 17, 1911 Muskogee Muskogee County Oklahoma, USA
Member of the Creek Nation; The Hon. Samuel B. Callahan served as Justice of the Oklahoma State Supreme Court, 1891. Served in Confederate Army, Civil War; & was Creek Nation representative to the Confederate Congress, 1864-65.
His parents were James Oliver Callahan and Amanda (Doyle) Callahan. Amanda brought Samuel east from Alabama in 1837 during the Creek emigration to Indian Territory. James O. Callahan died enroute, and Amanda remarried Owen S. Davis of Sulphur Springs, TX, where Samuel was raised. Samuel served as a Captain, and was in command of Company K, 1st mounted Creek Rifles, which fought in the battle of Honey Springs, in Oklahoma on July 17,1863. In 1864 he resigned to become a delegate to the Confederate Congress at Richmond, Virginia, representing the Creek and Seminole nations jointly. After the Civil War he joined his family in Texas, where they had settled. Samuel later moved his family to the Creek Nation in Indian Territory. He became clerk for the Creek House of Kings (Senate), held various positions with the tribe, farmed and ranched near Eufaula, edited "The Indian Journal" in Muskogee, and served as superintendent of Wealaka Boarding School.