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 Annie Belle <I>Dirteater</I> Dick

Annie Belle Dirteater Dick

Briggs, Cherokee County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 24 Feb 1972 (aged 83)
Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Briggs, Cherokee County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot 1
Memorial ID 39683213 · View Source
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Parents Charley Dirteater & Mary Guess.
Her mother died when she was young, she went to live with Watie Guess.

(additional info provided by user tashataffy)


Sequoyah is Annie Belle Dirteater Dick's great, great grandfather.

Daughter of Charlie Dirteater and Mary "Polly" Guess / Gist
Wife of George Dick
Mother of Betsy Walker; George Dick; Sallie Anne Aan-A-Wa-ke-Ee Groundhog and Peggy Hair
Sister of Willie (Gist) Guess Dirteater; Jim Wolfe Dirteater; Henry Dirteater; Dick Dirteater; Stan Dirteater and 2 others.

Annie Belle Dick was one of the last descendants of Sequoyah (George "Gist" Guess) until her children. One of her Children to leave a direct living descendant is Sallie Ann Dick Groundhog.

Sallie was born December 7, 1912 in Briggs, Oklahoma to Annie Belle Dirteater and George Dick. Sallie Ann Dick Groundhog was laid to rest on May 17, 1980 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Sallie Ann Dick was later to be one of the last remaining descendants of Sequoyah (George "Gist" Guess) the creator of the Cherokee Syllabary survived now only by her granddaughter GI-Dee-Thlo-Ah-Ee "Ogan" Groundhog better known as Lisa Christine Christiansen.

Sequoyah's great granddaughter Mary Guess (Gist) is Sallie's great, great grandmother. Mary married Charley Dirteater. Their children are Willie (Gist) Guess; Belle Dirteater; Jim Wolfe; Henry Dirteater; Dick and Stan Dirteater. Maggie Sourjohn and Mrs. Sam Shadoin. Their daughter Belle, Cherokee Roll 18,498, field card 7886 on Cherokee Card 9093 shows she married George Dick on November 3, 1906. On that same day she became a citizen of the United States of America.

Sallie's Granddaughter (Daughter of her daughter predeceased is Mary Ann Groundhog Eslinger) Lisa Christine Christiansen. Her great grandparent's records are:
Application Census card Roll# Name
16964 9093 9685 George Dick CRN 20850
17188 7886 9686 Annie Belle Dirteater 18498
10389 9919 12741 Joseph L. Groundhog 26091
14697 10244 12742 Nannie Gritts 29265

The records are at the Fort Worth, Texas regional office and at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

In the Oklahoma Historical Society’s Cherokee Volume 235, page 5; a schedule of the property belonging to the estate of Ground Hog, dec. totaling $99.53/1/2 is recorded. It is not dated but the schedule of property of another Cherokee just below it is dated 1867.

On page 61 of the same volume is Captain Budd Gritts’ will dated December28, 1867. In volume 52, page 505; Elizabeth Ross stated in 1937 “The organizers of the Kee-too-wah Society in 1857, through the first head Captain, Budd Gritts (later a Captain of one of the Cherokee Companies in the Civil War) decreed that an annual convention be held somewhere at a convenient distance from Tahlequah.

In the National Archives in Washington these files include genealogical information as well as data concerning their land allotments such as official land descriptions and listings of improvements.

-- additional information provided by user Cedar Tree Baptist Church

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Gravesite Details Recorded in "Our People and Where They Rest" Vol 10





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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Annie Belle Dirteater Dick (10 Mar 1888–24 Feb 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39683213, citing Cedar Tree Cemetery, Briggs, Cherokee County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Donna G (contributor 46875298) .