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 Samuel Benton Callahan

Samuel Benton Callahan

Birth
Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
Death 17 Feb 1911 (aged 78)
Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot Block 109, Lot 53, Space 8
Memorial ID 7460562 · View Source
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Member of the Creek Nation; The Hon. Samuel B. Callahan served as Justice of the Oklahoma State Supreme Court, 1891. Served in Confederate Army, Civil War; & was Creek Nation representative to the Confederate Congress, 1864-65.

His parents were James Oliver Callahan and Amanda (Doyle) Callahan. Amanda brought Samuel east from Alabama in 1837 during the Creek emigration to Indian Territory. James O. Callahan died enroute, and Amanda remarried Owen S. Davis of Sulphur Springs, TX, where Samuel was raised. Samuel served as a Captain, and was in command of Company K, 1st mounted Creek Rifles, which fought in the battle of Honey Springs, in Oklahoma on July 17,1863. In 1864 he resigned to become a delegate to the Confederate Congress at Richmond, Virginia, representing the Creek and Seminole nations jointly. After the Civil War he joined his family in Texas, where they had settled. Samuel later moved his family to the Creek Nation in Indian Territory. He became clerk for the Creek House of Kings (Senate), held various positions with the tribe, farmed and ranched near Eufaula, edited "The Indian Journal" in Muskogee, and served as superintendent of Wealaka Boarding School.


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Gravesite Details His grave is unmarked. Anyone having a photo of Samuel is encouraged to add it to this memorial.

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  • Maintained by: Frank Parker
  • Originally Created by: Patricia Mechling
  • Added: 18 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7460562
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Benton Callahan (26 Jan 1833–17 Feb 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7460562, citing Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Frank Parker (contributor 47053231) .