Tag Archives: Choctaw

Links to Native American Sites

Following is a list of links to Native American sites that I thought were interesting and worth sharing. Hope they will be of help to you!

All the links are working correctly, as of this posting,  but drop me a note should you find that one is not. Thanks!

All Things Cherokee

Blackfeet Nation

Cherokee by Blood

Chickasaw Nation

Delaware Tribe of Indians

Eastern Band of Cherokee

Federally Recognized American Indian Tribes

Heart of America Indian Center

Hopi Information Network

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet

Mohawk and Iroquois Index

National Museum of the American Indian

Native American Genealogy Resources

Native American Links

Native American Resources

Navajo Nation

Northern Cheyenne

Oglala Lakota Nation

Oneida Nation

Oneida Nation of Wisconsin

Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma

Rosebud Sioux

Sioux Heritage

The Cherokee Nation

The Seneca Nation of Indians

Shoshone Indian Tribe

The Six Nations

Tuscarora and Six Nations Web Sites

United Tribe of Shawnee Indians

John Frinzell-Choctaw

John Frinzell was born in Bavaria, Germany in 1842. He came to Atoka, Indian Territory in 1870 where he had the first blacksmith and wagon factory in the county. He married  in 1874 Amelia Smallwood, daughter of  ex-Govenor Smallwood. John and his wife Amelia had four children, one of whom was John Francis, aged fourteen, survives. Mr. Frinzell is an excellent mechanic and has built a large trade for himself. He is sober, industrious and highly respected by everybody. He owns two farms close to Atoka, containing 150 acres under cultivation and a small stock of cattle.

[src.} Leaders and Leading Men of the Indian Territory with Interesting Biographical Sketches, Choctaws and Chickasaws, Vol. 1; by H. F. O’Beirne


Surname List-Leaders and Leading Men of the Indian Territory

What follows is a listing of the biographies  featured in the Choctaw section of the book “Leaders and Leading Men of the Indian Territory” by H. F. O’Beirne.

My hope is this information will be of help to others. The book is no longer in print and obtaining a copy can be very expensive, if you can find one. I was fortunate to obtain a copy many years ago as a reprint.

I apologize that the names are not in alphabetical order. However, you can do a search by pressing “Ctl-F” to have the search box appear  and then just type the last name that you want to find.

Remember that just because the name and biography are in the Choctaw section DOES NOT mean that person is Choctaw or for that matter of Native American Heritage. In fact, while typing this list I did notice that several people were listed as Cherokee and Chickasaw.

I will post the  Chickasaw list in the near future.  Good luck with your search!

John M. Hodges Captain G. B. Hester Wilson N. Jones
Allen Wright Rev. Dickson Durant Peter Intolubbe
Alfred A. Dunn, M. D Arthur W. Davis David Osborn Fisher
William Alberson William G. Ward Charles J. Maurer
William Bassett Charles A. Bilbo Joel H. Nail
Edward A. Bohannon Thos. J. Manning, M. C. Richard Smallwood
Morgan Durant Mrs. Annie Smallwood Richard C. Sacra
Samuel J. Garvin Samuel F. Stewart Julius James
H. A. Campbell Wallace Jones Hiram Leon McBride
Tollis H. Stark, M. D. M. F. Myers John Frinzell
T. B. Turnbull Charles F. Stewart Joseph Bradford Camp
Madison Bouton B.F. Smallwood Julius C. Hampton
T. J. Allen, M.D. J. D. Lankford Rev. William M. Davis
Rev. Franklin B. Smith Dr. J. S. Lankford Jackson Ellis
Rev. W. J. B. Lloyd Dr. Lewis C. Tennent C.B. Farrington
Rev. W.l  Butler M. S. Montague W. A. Durant
W. H. Ainsworth F. E. Folsom Daniel L. Garland
Oliver Thomas James M. Stead, M. D. Louis Crutchfield
Josiah Gardner T. M. Lowrey J. D. Doyle
Richard B. Boleman William Noble Judge J. C. Folsom
Don Juan Folsom William Secor H. M. Mize
Edmund A. Doyle Willaim M. Sawyers C. A. Hancock
Benjamin Dillard William C. York Dr. W. F. Haynes
Julius Haas Joseph J. Hodges D. C. Blossom
William H. Harrisson Alexander Thompson F. E. Shaffer
W. G. Williams R. D. Burton Judge George. M. Bond
Dr. W. M. Dunn, Sr. Capt. Charles LaFlore Allinton Telle
Judge Gabriel Burris Capt. J. S. Standley James W. Gardner
Campbell Frazier B. F. Rodgers Cyrus H. Kingsbury
Alfred Toole James W. Stewart Capt. Walker Martin
John T. Howell J. W. Vail Wm. A. Clark, M. D.
Napoleon B. Ainsworth Rev. Calvin Robinson T. D. Bell
Wiley Stewart Judge Silas James McKee James
Henry P. Ward Charles A. Semple Sam Muncrief
Butler S. Smizer Calvin C.Perry David Roebuck
Jerry Fulsom Joe W. Everidge Simon T. Dwight
Alfred Emerson Folsom William Gardner Martin Fisher
H. T. Jackman Fritz Settell Tom Collins
John M. Harrisson Willie W.Jones Alfred W. Folsom
W. T. Clarke D. W. Hodge Ellis H. Carnes
Davis Newton Milton Solomon E. Hoteman S. A. Connor, M.D.
Alonzo J. Harkins Charles Ward McKee F. Robinson
Jackson F. McCurtain Judge G. W. Gardner Thomas E. Oakes
Mrs. Jack McCurtain Benjamin F. McKinney J. L. Ward
Elias Rector Cheadle David Bohannon Thomas P. Howell, M.D.
Cornelius Jones H. B. Rowley James S. Cheadle
Henry Perkins David A. Homer J. McKinney Cobb
Robert Crowder Joseph S.Nale Albert P. Folsom
Henry Byington Hon. W. W. Hampton George A. Pate
Joseph B. Thompson Henry C. Harris Joseph Garland
Walter Scott Rogers Michael C. Garland Col. Coleman E. Nelson
Charles S. Vinson Judge Alex. Durant Columbus C. Erwin
John Grist Farr Judge Jeff Gardner Edmond McCurtain
John D. Wilson Rev. B. J. Woods Robert J.Ward
Joshua Billings Jeter John P. Turnbull F. C. Meadows
Lem W. Oakes Josiah H. Bryant Isham Walker
Rev. R. W. Officer John E. McBrayer John A. Cobb, M. D.
Rev. W. H. McKinney John Bond Jonathan J. Watkins
Benjamin Hampton Joseph D. Lindsay Amos Henry
Simon E Lewis Rev. James L Keener William G. Garland
G. W. Choate A. M. Surrell Hon. Chas. K. Winston
Rev. J. S. Murrow Loring W. Frazier LaFayette C. Harkins
Samuel L. Oakes Jacob Jackson

Henry Perkins-Choctaw

Henry Perkins was born in December, 1841 in Blue County. He was the oldest son of Judge David Perkins who was of the Hyah-pah-tuk-kalo clan and his mother’s maiden name was Lucas. 

Henry’s many accomplishments included being a member of the Light Horse,  County Judge for Blue county in 1852 and 1886 and Representative at the Council in 1874. In 1867 appointed Judge of Election also, was Deputy Sheriff for seven years and County Clerk for three terms. Henry attended neighborhood school but did not speak English until he started dealing with renters and farm hands. 

He married Mary Fry, a Choctaw, no children from this union. After Mary died, he married Emily Hampton and they had two children, Alice and Edia. When Emily died, he married thirdly, a Miss Ramsey and had no issue from that union.

In 1862, he joined Sim Folsom’s regiment and served as Sergent of Company J during the latter part of the war and in 1865 started farming and stock-raising.

He was an honest and good-natured man who was well thought of in the county.

David Perkins, Henry’s father was a Christian and a member of the old school Presbyterians and was an elder in his church when he died in 1886.

[src.} Leaders and Leading Men of the Indian Territory with Interesting Biographical Sketches, Choctaws and Chickasaws, Vol. 1; by H. F. O’Beirne

J. McKinney Cobb-Choctaw

J. McKinney Cobb (Choctaw) was born in 1846 near Doaksville and was a son of James Cobb. He completed his education at the Spencer Academy. In 1871 he married Jane Chigley, the sister of Honorable Nelson Chigley.

Mr. Cobb left the Choctaw Nation because of an argument where he shot and killed a Jobe Wilson on June 2, 1877 in self-defense. The case was tried by Justice Vinson at the Push-ma-ta-ha court grounds in August, 1866 and was dismissed.

Mr. Cobb served the Choctaw brigade during the war and in 1869 was elected Sheriff of Kiamichi county, Choctaw Nation. The following year he was elected a member of the House of Representatives, which he held for three years. In 1899 he became Permit Collector.

[src.} Leaders and Leading Men of the Indian Territory with Interesting Biographical Sketches, Choctaws and Chickasaws, Vol. 1; by H. F. O’Beirne

Biographical Sketches

A lot of my family research has been focused in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolina’s. I have become very interested in the Native American history of those areas and have wondered if I could have Native American heritage somewhere in my ancestors. The more I research in the early and mid 1800’s, the more I think it could be possible. No proof yet, but still looking.

I was fortunate to find a reprint of a book called “Leaders and Leading Men of the Indian Territory” by H. F. O’Beirne. It contains a brief history of the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes, their laws, customs, and religious beliefs, along with some biographical sketches of the people. 

As I read the book and time permits, I will post summaries of some of the biographical sketches of some of the people. I hope you find them interesting too!