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Larry Ward (#46495530)
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Bio Photo I am a proud descendant of the noted Ward family of the Cherokee Nation through John and Katy McDaniel Ward and their son Charles Jackson and his wife Mary Elvira Henslee Ward. Charles Jackson emigrated along with brothers, Bryant, George and Samuel, sister Susie to the Cherokee Nation West in 1834, along with his two other wives and families from information contained in Lt. Harris Journal. Susie who married William England buried at Cadron Creek Settlement near Mennifee, Arkansas dying there of illness on their trip westward. At some latter time Charles and Mary Elvira returned back East. My g-grandfather Charles Rufus ward was born about 1840 at Murphy, Cherokee County, N. Carolina. He enlisted in the 5th Tenn. Mtd Infantry USA in Bradley County, Tennessee. Upon discharge he moved to Maury County, Tennessee and married 1st Catherine Ray and 2nd Margaret Elizabeth James. Charles Rufus lived in Flint District, Cherokee Indian Territory from about 1871 to 1880. He moved back to Maury County and later into Hardin County Tennessee where my grandfather Rufas Cecil Ward was born and had a son named Jamie Ross Ward who is my father. Several Ward descendants and related families have begun a website on Facebook. There are many descendants who are here also. We have many photos, newpaper articles, obits, census, pictures and historcial documents here relating to the John and Katy McDaniel Ward family.
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Deborah Payne
Mary Elvira Ward Holland
I am descended from Elizabeth Ann Holland whose son John Wesley Holland married your Mary Elvira Ward , do you have any information you would share regarding their life in Oklahoma...John Wesley's niece, Mary Louise Dunn Chambers,(my Great Grandmother) went to Oklahoma to file a claim but the claims office was closed when she got there, she & her family lived there for 5 years in Stillwell and Salisaw...can you help me with obtaining information regarding their stay in Oklahoma, I would not know where to start. My family has always been told that we were part Cherokee, but I have not been able to prove that, I don't know how my Great Grandmother would have proved it to the claims office, your help would be greatly appreciated
Added by Deborah Payne on Jul 17, 2015 4:05 PM
Memorial# 5171124 Alexander Hamilton Balentine Jr
Thank you for the wonderful photo of the advertisement for Hamilton's Grocery/Dry Goods store, and for the source to see more! I knew he had a store, from some documents on my Tree for him, but I had never seen the newspaper ads! He was Legally Blind and learned to count change by the "feel" of the coins and even the paper money! His Father, the Reverend Alexander Hamilton Balentine Sr, sent him to a school for the Blind in the East, (we have about a dozen hand-written letters from the Reverend) and he learned to make brooms and mattresses. He really took that training much farther! I'm proud to be related to him! Janet in Dallas, TX
Added by Janet*Handwork-Parker/Mel... on Jul 02, 2015 6:23 PM
Brandy James
Mamie Wilkerson Ward
I know I'm not related to you but Mamie was My great Grandmother... And I would love to know more about Charley William Lawson Ward. I was told when He passed away that him and Mamie had 2 sons.

Thank you , Brandy James
Added by Brandy James on May 05, 2015 2:20 PM
Daniel McIntosh
Hi- I have requested an edit/update on parents.
Thank you for your work. Peggy
Added by pz on Apr 27, 2015 8:30 AM
J Huggins
John W Martin-Laura Reasoner
Thank you so much for posting the obit for Laura
Reasoner (Martin). She was my GG Grandmother, I was told she died after child birth and the clipping just confirmed it, I hope you do not mind if I attach it to my tree. I wanted to ask first, of course.
Added by J Huggins on Feb 23, 2015 4:13 PM
Marcia Hall
RE: Gold Rush Cherokees
Hi, So many of us stem from Ludovic Grant and his Cherokee wife and Sister of Raven Moytoy. I have a large tree on with histories. I have done the Union and Confed Cherokee etc. I have McDaniel/Ward on my tree as most Old settlers/Treaty Party married each other and a few married Ross supporters. I am a direct descendant of Chief Richard Fields, John Schrimsher/Mary Hughes and John Vann. Calaveras County has the best newsletter. There was an article on Sole Traders-state law that women could own their own businesses and 3 of the names were Nancy Ann Blythe Bean, Delilah Fields Scroggins and Eliza McCoy. I can email you the PDF of Schrimsher Cousins that my father and uncle completed. I have my father's extensive library and records. He is now 95 living in Oroville CA. Cousin Pat Meschling descended from Moses Fields, put together a lot of Find A Grave's info. She lives in Oregon.
Dad knew O.B. Campbell,the local historian in Vinita and wrote, with a cousin, some articles for the Vinita newspaper. I am a volunteer at the Gene Autry Western History museum in L.A.- fits my background. Currently we have Floral Journeys- Native Am beadwork- Martha Berry opened the exhibit-She brought back Cherokee traditional beading. We also have Route 66 and next is Civil War. I am baskets8 Hall Family Tree on Ancestry.
Added by Marcia Hall on Dec 13, 2014 6:20 PM
Norma McGee
Smythe David Richardson
Will you please transfer this record to me. He is my great-uncle.

Added by Norma McGee on Oct 20, 2014 12:48 PM
Wes T.
GHORMLEY at Oak Grove Cemetery EDITS
In case you were wondering, the source on those edits I have put in (mainly plot numbers) -- is the book "Our People And Where They Rest: A Visit to 104 Old Cemeteries in Eastern Oklahoma," James W. Tyner, Maxine Tyner and Alice Tyner Timmons, American Indian Institute, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. 1970-1985, (Library of Congress No. QE99-C5-T97) There wasn't a place for me to put that in the edit form.
Hope everything looked in order.

Thanks for all your help! Best wishes.
Added by Wes T. on Jan 29, 2014 8:41 PM
Irving L Davey
Johnson Pathkiller b.1858
The above Pathkiller did not die in the year 1977 nor is he buried in the G.A.R in Miami,OK
Irving Crawford Davey
Added by Irving L Davey on Dec 27, 2013 11:23 AM
Thanks for all the hard work
It was really awesome to find the lineage back after my great great grandparents John Wesley Holland and Mary Elvira Ward. i now have many faces to go with the stories that my grandparents told me.

Added by Merlot on Nov 23, 2013 1:50 AM
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