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Luke Williams (#47291839)
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Bio Photo Luke Williams holds a Master's degree in history from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. His graduate thesis analyzed President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal work relief programs in Adair County, Oklahoma. Part of this work catalogues and provides photographs of the schools and public buildings constructed by FERA, WPA, NYA, etc. Williams completed undergraduate degrees in history and finance at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He is a member of the Oklahoma Historical Society, The Cherokee National Historical Society, The Goingsnake District Heritage Association, Adair County Historical and Genealogical Association, Preservation Oklahoma, Friends of the Murrell Home, and a member of Old Baptist Mission Church in Westville, Oklahoma.
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R Burnett
RE: J. D. Stilwell
I talked to my Wife' uncle and he said the boy was buried at Stilwell City Cemetery, the best he recalls it was a error on the obit. If you can change it to Stilwell I will delete the duplicate. Thanks much Luke for all you work.
Added by R Burnett on Jul 08, 2017 2:14 PM
Nicholas Stoughtenborough
Nicholas Stoughtenborough (#48322475)
Very grateful you transferred my great-great grandmother to me thank you!
Added by Nicholas Stoughtenborough on Sep 01, 2015 11:12 AM
Mary Morrow
Elizabeth Wagnon
Elizabeth Ruddle Wagnon was my Great x4 grandmother
Are you related to her
Added by Mary Morrow on Aug 28, 2015 12:40 PM
Wes T.
RE: Marcum/Brushy Creek
Thanks, Luke. I'll put it on my list. If you make it there before I do, let me know. I appreciate it.
Added by Wes T. on Jun 30, 2015 11:15 AM
Wes T.
Marcum/Brushy Creek
Luke, I have received multiple messages about some entries I made at Brushy Creek Cemetery in Mayes County. I just did a cemetery search instead of looking up names, and you already had them placed in Marcum Cemetery, it would appear. I was going by the Tyner work which said the burials in Marcum had been moved to Brushy Creek due to the Ft. Gibson Reservoir project. That was mentioned in Volume 8, pp. 59-60, where he said "All or a part of those relocated cemeteries included Osage, Marcum, Crawford and Downing-Vann."

[a Find A Grave pd] tells me mine are all duplicates and I will be happy to delete them, but I would like to try to resolve the discrepancy as a part of the resolution. I have not been there to the cemetery, i.e. boots in the field, so hoping you might be able to shed some light on this conflict. This is not the first time I have found re-internment burials listed in more than one cemetery, an example of another is Parris Cemetery in Cherokee County. Listed by Tyner in Parris, but someone else has them in "JJ" and I am confused. I'm wondering if this might be another case where the relocation records are either mistaken, or if Tyner was just totally off on this one? Would appreciate any help you could provide, and feel free to email me instead of here, if you wish. Thanks!
Added by Wes T. on Jun 26, 2015 9:34 AM
Virginia Brown
Thompson Pickens
Hello Luke,
Thank you VERY much for the transfer of Thompson's memorial. I will enjoy adding information to his bio to help honor his life. I hope someone does something nice for you in return.
Best Regards,
Added by Virginia Brown on May 18, 2015 11:21 AM
David Whortan
RE: William

There may not be a connection except for the Bible itself. On the inside cover, it says Margret (sic) Henson was born....(I don't recall the date)...and that's it. In between the old and new testaments it lists birthdates for my Great Great Grandfather, C O Whortan, his wife Iliza Hopper Whortan (and some of her relatives), their five children Galena Whortan Butchee, Asa Monroe, Gracie, Jennett and Mae. So if you you're not aware of Hoppers, Whortans or Butchees....the only other potential connectin I can come up with is the last name Womack....Asa's wife. I'm particularly interested in Jennett, Mae, and Gracie as I have no more information except their names and an old family picture where I'm not exactly sure who's who among the daughters. The guy I though might be Willie was in that picture and there was some similarities....although I wouldn't call it an exact match. I thought there might be roughly ten years between pictures to explain the minor differences.

From what I gathered as I dug around trying to learn as much as I could...Margaret died fairly young and then her sister Melvina married Pedergraft? It could just be that they all went to the same church in Missouri??

Thanks for your response,
Added by David Whortan on Apr 21, 2015 4:05 PM
David Whortan
William "Willie" Pendergraft
You've posted a portrait picture and gravestone picture for William Pendergraft and I'm trying to connect him to my family.

I am in possession of a bible that was owned by his Mother, Margaret. In that bible is listed information on my Family; Whortans (Whortons), including my Great Great Grandfather Clayton Orthinal and my Great Grandfather Asa Monroe.

So while I'm nearly certain there's a connection, I'm not sure exactly what it is. Based on his birth date, I suspect that William may have married one of Asa's sisters? Jennett, Gracie or Mae?

Since you had a picture of William, I'm hopeful you may have additional information.

David Whortan
Added by David Whortan on Apr 16, 2015 11:02 AM
sara rich
James Joseph Rich
James Joseph Rich did not belong to Jacob Rich and Philopena N. Sharp. Jacob had a son Joseph but he was married to Nancy Newton Stovall and they remained in Franklin County, TN until their deaths. Joseph and Nancy are my gr-gr grandparents. I live within a few miles of place of residence and place of death and cemetery where buried. Bob Rich
Added by sara rich on Feb 20, 2015 7:00 PM
Jane Adair
Luke, I am going to disconnect my Nancy Jane Adair link for now. If there is a Jane Adair that was born 1n 1832 and Buried in the same cemetery as her father in Ok; and her stone states that she was the daughter of Andrew then my Nancy Jane Adair can not be the daughter of Andrew. Amazing what you can find on Find-A-Grave. That's why I wanted you to look at it. I'm am really glad to clean this Lightfoot Cherokee connection up in the Wesson line. Thanks, Terry
Added by TLV on Feb 06, 2015 4:34 PM
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