|Milton A. Stephens (#47430557)|
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Cherokee Indian, Vietnam Veteran, Family Historian. |
I usually have some biographical information on most, (not all) of the pictures I've submitted for my memorials. Just click the photo's for more information. I have also added over 350 photos to other memorials that I do not manage.
If you find any mistakes on my entries, let me know and I'll correct them.
I have been researching family history for 30 years that include the following names: Stephens, Parks, Standifer, Hite, Bowman, Hickman, Ainsworth, Pruitt, Collins, Ross, Hahn, Morrison, Schrimsher, Allen, Wilson, Foreman, Springston, Drumgoole, Doublehead.
My 6th great grandparents, Jost Hite and Peter Stephens were German immigrants who were the first pioneers to settle west of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia in the years 1731-32.
Their descendants ventured further west to settle in the states of Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee. Later, my great great grandfather, Samuel Brooken Stephens migrated to Arkansas, where he became the first Sheriff of Sebastian Co., Ark. in 1851-52. Three years later, on the 28th of July 1855, he was killed by a runaway Creek Negro slave near where Smith Chevrolet Co. is located in Fort Smith, Ark.
My Parks and Standifer families were pioneers of Tennessee and Arkansas.
My Stephens, Hite and Bowman relatives were Virginia and Kentucky pioneers. John, Isaac, Joseph and Abraham Bowman were all Officers in the Revolutionary War. Wikipedia has lots of information on these four brothers. Most interesting history on these four uncles, their sister Mary Bowman being my 5th great grandmother.
My Ross, Ainsworth, Pruitt and Hickman ancestors were from So. Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi and the Indian Territory. The Morrison, Schrimsher and Allen families were Texas pioneers.
My Cherokee ancestors were the Wilson, Foreman, Springston, Drumgoole and Doublehead families from Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. The George Wilson-Ruth Drumgoole family were Old Settler Cherokees. Foreman, Springston and Drumgoole families came over the "Trail of Tears" in 1838-39. My 1st cousins, 4 times removed, were James Foreman, Bird Doublehead, Isaac and Anderson Springston, who were implicated as the assassians of Major Ridge in 1839. John Ridge and Elias Boudinot were assassinated by other groups who supported Chief John Ross.
And last but not least is myself, who proudly served my country in the United States Navy, aboard Aircraft Carriers, Destroyers and other ships.
During my Navy career I served on the following duty stations:
l. U.S. Naval Station, Pensacola, Fla. (1957-58)
2. USS Shangri-La CVA-38, (1958-60)
3. USS Kearsarge CVS-33, (1960)
4. U.S. Naval Station, Midway Island (1965-66)
5. USS Point Defiance LSD-31 (1966)
6. USS Mansfield DD-728 (1968-70)
7. USS Roark DE-1053 (1972-73)
8. Naval Reserve Center, Fort Smith, Ark.
(1974-86), Retired as Signalman First Class
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|John Vincent "VINCE" Powers||RE: Frank and Jesse James|
Howdy Milt...Glad you have enjoyed some of my contributions, and would like to Thank You for your Service Sir! Sorry so long gettin' back to w/you.....and yes I am fairly well versed on the Hite's, altho I'm better on Zerelda's (Cole & Lindsay) lines, which are my connection! Let me know if I can help w/anything Cuz-n-law!! If you're on F/B, look up (& LIKE) my Page "Frank and Jesse James" (Pub. Figure)! THNX! JVP, TX :)
|J Burch||RE: FAG Memorial #102514018|
No, I am not related to the Pruitt's or King's. I was at Zion looking for family members and decided to take additional photographs while there. When I add memorials, (and have the time) I try to do a little research to connect family members. Please let me know if any connections are not right. Are there any other memorials from Zion that you would like management of?
Added by J Burch on Oct 23, 2013 4:52 PM
|Ted Holmes, Sr.||RE: Pruitt kin|
Milton, I'm glad to make a connection with a Pruitt descendant. Regretably, I don't have any photos of the Pruitts except for Mary Elizabeth 'Polly' P. Edmonson (1844-1914)and Sarah Ann (1843-1938). I assume you've seen Mary Elizabeth's on her memorial (#14241705). I'll try to post Mary Ann's in the next few days. I personally knew her; she never married and lived with my grandparents.
|janto46||S. B. Stephens death|
Thank you for posting this. My 3gr grandfather's brother James J. Baker became sherrif when S. B. was killed, and this was always something we were curious about. Since they were part of the original group that formed Sebastian County, I wondered if you might have a picture that would include James J.? He was married to Nancy Tatum, the daughter of another founder of the county.
Added by janto46 on Sep 28, 2013 8:18 AM
|sandra hickman||Samuel Hickman|
Sammal son jack was married to menta keel and they had 3 kids James,Freda,William ,we are looking for any pic. Of jack and other family member
|Lesa Terrill Larsen||RE: Cherokee relatives|
Wow...it is a small world. Thanks for the scoop. I am going to have to review this side of my family-have been barking up a different tree for a while now. I think you should write a book! Lesa
|Lesa Terrill Larsen||RE: John E. Terrill|
Sorry I am just now getting back to you…Yes, the cemetery is very well kept, especially being so rural. My great grandfather donated the land for the cemetery. His name is John Gunn Terrill. My dad was born in a house not too far from that cemetery. They moved to Vian around 1929. Moved to Muskogee early 1940s.
Eula Terrill (my dad's aunt) married William Edward(Ned) Foreman. If you look at his memorial and click on his mother Emma Bonds Wright, you will see information about William Edward Foreman…. Per that memorial, he was Cherokee.
Like you, I am 1/64 Cherokee also. My gg grandfather William Smith Terrill is in the Starr's book as well. His wife Mary Thompson is the Cherokee blood line. It traces her family back several generations.
I would like to add the photo of Elias Cornelius Boudinot's (# 9426069)headstone to my family tree on Ancestry. He was the husband of my 7th cousin 1x removed ,not close but still family.
Ann Rogenski # 47180359
|Lesa Terrill Larsen||RE: John E. Terrill|
Thanks for adding the info and pics! I appreciate it. I didn't know my Dad was your science teacher. :)
I will take a peak at your memorials of Spiro folks... Thank you as well for your contributions to Find a Grave and thank you for your service in the Navy.
Hello. Thanks for you reply. I did not know if you knew about the two being connected. I was looking for some information on the line of Folsom that married into a branch of my Hunter line but is not a direct link to my lines at all. Would be a cousin to my 5th ggfather. Also. On my Wright side who married into my Ward line in Ark. married into the Pitchlyn Line. This was George Washington Wright founder of Paris Texas. It was his line by his last wife. I have the information my e mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.His line also live in Ark and Ok. His father was Sheriff Claiborne Wright of Miller Co. These Wrights played a big role in Texas History. My 3rd ggfather was James Walker Wright and Rebecca Julia Ward. Claiborn Wright was his father Nephew.
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