Oklahoma Genealogy

Delaware County, Oklahoma ~ Towns

Grove Grove has a canning factory, two elevators, a flour mill, about twelve stores, several shops and quite a number of good homes. It is located on a ridge containing a natural grove of trees, from which the town derives its name, and is noted for its healthful surroundings. Early in January, 1922, a disastrous fire occurred at Grove in which five store buildings and their contents were destroyed, entailing a loss of $40,000. Already work has begun in rebuilding the burnt district and the old buildings will soon be replaced by new and more substantial structures. Upon the admission …

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Westville, Adair County, Oklahoma

Westville, the second town in size and importance in Adair County is located in the northern part of the county at the intersection of the Kansas City Southern with the Frisco Railroad, and is the only town in the county having the advantages of two lines of railroad. It now has a population of about eleven hundred and enjoys an altitude of about eleven hundred feet. It was established soon after the Kansas City Southern road reached that neighborhood in 1895 and when the Frisco railroad arrived in 1905 it began to aspire to become a city. Quite a good …

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Stillwell, Adair County, Oklahoma

Stilwell, the county seat and largest town of Adair County, was named for a Mr. Stilwell who was the first superintendent of the Kansas City Southern Railroad which traverses the entire length of the county from north to south. The city is located very near the geographical center of the county and it first appeared on the map in 1895, about the time the railroad builders reached that point, although a post office by the name of Flint, a general store and a few houses had been in existence in that neighborhood for many years, and the New Hope Methodist …

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Petition For Incorporation, Stilwell, Adair County, Oklahoma

“To all whom it may concernYou will take notice that the following petition for the incorporation of the Town of Stilwell was filed in the United States Court October 3, 1896, and the date of hearing said petition was fixed for December 1, 1896. And the final hearing of the same will be had in said court at Muskogee January 2, 1897, at which time petitioners will ask for final order incorporating said town. All who may have a right to appear and object to said proceedings are warned to do so on said day, January 2, 1897.     Witness: Petitioners …

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Adair County, Oklahoma History and Genealogy

Adair County was named in honor of Watt Adair, one of the old time Cherokees who was one of the first settlers of Indian Territory. His son, Hugh M. Adair, took an active part in the development of Eastern Oklahoma and is still one of its honored citizens. Adair County is located in the eastern part of Oklahoma adjoining the counties of Benton and Washington, State of Arkansas, on the west and Cherokee County, Oklahoma, on the east. The western slope of what is called the “Ozark Uplift” of Arkansas extends into Adair County, giving it a healthful altitude of …

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The Perry Family of Kiowa County, Oklahoma

“The Perry Family”Bertha, Bill, & Pearl Perry William Silas “Bill” Perry lived in Hobart his entire life. He passed away in 2004 at the age of 94.He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Miller-Perry. A special page will be added topay tribute to this wonderful man. It’s unknown at this time when Leonard “Len” Perry came to Kiowa County. What is known is that prior residence was in Altus. Len, b. in 1885, was the son of William and Kinsey Perry. Len married Ica Dora Jones in about 1905 and they made their home in Lone Wolf and …

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A Kiowa County Pioneer Family

“The Jones Family” Perry Silas Jones was born in Hunt County, Texas in 1858 to Calvin Wade and Dicey L. (Whetstone)Jones. He began working as a Cowboy as soon as he was old enough. Perry moved to Indian Territory and worked for Jim Knox on his ranch. In 1889, he returned toTexas and married Rebecca E. “Becky” Riley and they returned to the Territory in 1890. They livedin Duncan until 1901 when they then moved to their claim in Kiowa County. Perry & Becky settled on Sec. 12, Township 4, Range 20 at the mouth of Devils Canyon. Theylived there …

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Families of Kiowa County

Jones Family This family is one of the first families in Kiowa County prior to Oklahoma’s Statehood Perry Family Tribute to Bill Perry Lived his entire 94 years in Kiowa County

Confederate States Commissioner

Confederate States Commissioner’s Address To IndiansAn Indian Agent’s ReportAnother Agent’s StatementGeneral Stand WatieThe Fort Gibson National Cemetery Indian Refugees Of The Civil War The Suffering And Privations Of Loyal IndiansCollamore’s ReportSuperintendent Coffin’s ReportLetter Of Chief John RossCoffin Scores The MilitaryStand Watie ‘S Activities The history of the Civil war furnishes no darker page than that which records the suffering and privations of those Indians who, opposing any treaty with the Southern Confederacy, and proclaiming their loyalty to the United States Government, were compelled to leave their homes and seek protection in the North during the cold winter of 1861-62, inasmuch …

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