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 John Sydney Johnson

John Sydney Johnson

Birth
Oklahoma, USA
Death 21 Dec 1972 (aged 78–79)
Antlers, Pushmataha County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Choctaw County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 72213693 · View Source
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My mother's father. Can't remember (or don't know where he was born. He was part Cherokee Indian. He was actually born before statehood, and before Oklahoma was split into counties. He always just listed his birthplace as "Indian Territory" which is what they called it then. Countless Native Americans occupied the state freely at that time - no reservations. Where he was actually born is, I believe, in the southeastern part of Oklahoma, in or close to Pushmataha County. He told me that one of his ancestors was a Cherokee woman who left her reservation to marry a white man who was my grandfather's relative. As he was Cherokee and his wife, my grandmother, was Choctaw and neither signed the Indian rolls (I believe), it will be hard to locate their part of my family tree, but that is my intention. He was a man of few words, and this did not encourage me to make conversation with him. I was 16 when he died and not close to him at all. My mother, his second child and daughter, didn't even talk to him much.


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  • Created by: Denise Rusmisel Johnson
  • Added: 29 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72213693
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Sydney Johnson (1893–21 Dec 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72213693, citing Sobol Cemetery, Choctaw County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Denise Rusmisel Johnson (contributor 47545833) .