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Polk McAlvain
Birth: unknown
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 1909
Kennady
Le Flore County
Oklahoma, USA

Polk McAlvain was born in the Old Choctaw Nation (present day Mississippi) between the years 1838-1842 (His true date of birth is unknown and probably was unknown to him as well judging by the differing dates given on various Choctaw and governmental documents.)

His mother was a Choctaw woman named Mary (No maiden name as Choctaws didn't have surnames as a rule during this time.) and his father was a non-Indian, Indian Agent named Benjamin McKelvain.

He was married 3 times, (widower twice). His first wife was Sinah Perry; his second was Mary Choate and his third wife was Louisa Matilda Bowers.

Polk was part of the 1st Choctaw/Chickasaw Mounted Rifles, Company K, during the Civil War (Something that could not be true had he been born in 1853 as his grave stone reads.): his political leanings on the matter reflected in the names of three of his sons - Robert Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Thomas Jay.

Polk McAlvain, Original Choctaw Enrollee #6445 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin A McKelvaine (1810 - 1854)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Choate McAlvain (____ - 1881)
  Louisa Matilda Bowers McAlvain (1864 - 1918)
 
 Children:
  Stonewall Jackson McAlvain (1877 - 1903)*
  Robert Lee McAlvain (1878 - 1969)*
  Louis Riley McAlvain (1881 - 1930)*
  John Walter McAlvain (1883 - 1951)*
  Charles McAlvain (1885 - 1887)*
  William Richard McAlvain (1887 - 1966)*
  Thomas Jay McAlvain (1889 - 1915)*
  David Warren McAlvain (1894 - 1982)*
  Martha McAlvain (1894 - 1895)*
  Audie Carl McAlvain (1898 - 1918)*
  Lula Belle McAlvain (1900 - 1900)*
  Jewell McAlvain (1900 - 1900)*
 
 Siblings:
  Polk McAlvain (____ - 1909)
  John L. McKelvain (1830 - 1903)*
  Robert P. McKelvaine (1838 - 1868)*
  Robert Publius McKelvaine (1838 - 1868)*
  J. P. McKelvaine (1842 - 1906)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Kennedy Cemetery
Kennady
Le Flore County
Oklahoma, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 26, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6372533
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