David Tadpole, Jr

David Tadpole, Jr

Death 1900 (aged 60–61)
Burial Yonkers, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 8612769 · View Source
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~~~My Great Great Great Grandpa~~~

David Tadpole, Jr. was born in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, the son of David Sr. and Elizabeth (Downing) Tadpole.

David signed up to protect Chief John Ross when the Civil War started. After John Ross decided to go with the South, David left and went back home saying he would not fight against the treaty the Cherokee Nation had with the United States. Later, when given the opportunity, David joined the 3rd Regiment, Indian Home Guard, Kansas Infantry. Toward the end of the war, David married Polly Vann, a widow who had lost her husband during the war.

David and Polly were the parents of Tiger, Darkie, and Rose. David was also the step-father to Polly's two older children, Lizzie and Groundhog. He also helped raise his niece, Jincy, after her father, Eli Tadpole, died in the Civil War.

Toward the end of his life, David was unable to work due to injuries suffered during the war and he drew a pension until his death.

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