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(Old Greer County included all of present day Greer County, Jackson County, and Harmon County, and that part of Beckham County south of the North Fork of the Red River 1886 - 1907.)
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BARTON, James Azor and wife Lillian Belle HOMER Barton from Alabama, with four children, Lou Hazel, Hershal May, William Homer, and James Hubbard in 1903. Two more daughters were born in Okla Territory, 1903 Myrtle Hester and 1905 Hugh Ella. Hellon Hayes was born after statehood July 12, 1907. They are recorded on the 1910 Greer County census. Barbara White
Robert Bruce CHEEK, wife Carrie Savannah ADAMS and sister Columbia Francis CHEEK moved from GA to AR to Gainesville, TX then to Old Greer Co in 1901. They filed a claim in current Jackson Co. and later lived near Ladessa, Reed, and Duke before settling in Mangum. Robert was born 2/8/1845 in Jackson Co. GA and died 11/14/1932 in Mangum. Carrie was born 6/15/1861 in DeKalb Co. GA and died 3/18/1936 in Mangum. Columbia was born 9/10/1848 in GA and died 12/14/1933 in Mangum. They are buried in Riverside Cem. with a single headstone for all three. Robert and Carrie had 7 children:
Joseph Marion Cheek b. 8/8/1883 Clinton Co AR, d. 9/25/1945 Mangum, m. Annie HODGES
Bertie Columbia Cheek b. 2/28/1886 Dunwoodie GA, d. 1969 El Paso, m. James B. WARWICK
Walter Perryman Cheek b. 9/26/1888 GA, d. 11/4/1941 Mangum, m. Minnie Sue YODER
Monroe Salathiel Cheek b. 8/21/1891 Canton GA, m. (1) Blanche Wilson, (2) Dorothy McDOWELL
Robert Luther Cheek b. 11/2/1894 Buffington GA, d. 9/29/1918 France
Annabelle Cheek b. 12/1/1896 Buffington GA, d. 7/15/1982 Salem, OR m. Walter Jesse BEST
Roy Bruce Cheek b. 12/8/1903 Mangum, m. Ethel Lee LENNON
Richard CHEEK
George A. LATHAM married Lillie L. JEWELL , 2 Aug 1904 at Hollis, OT
They had 5 children:
William A. Latham born 14 Mar 1905 at Madill, OT
Vercie M Latham born 5 Apr 1907 at Hollis, OT
Leonard L. Latham born 9 May 1912 at Hollis, OK
James H. Latham born 12 Jul 1915 at Hollis OK
Virgie I. Latham born 5 Dec 1928 at Perryton, TX
George Died 4 Jun 1964, Lillie died 5 Jul 1965. George & Lillie were my grandparents, William, my father.
Orville Latham
Robert Young ROBERTSON and wife Sarah Elizabeth SHELTON were living in Altus Township, Greer County O.T. by at least 1898 per tax roll.......probably arrived several years earlier...... Elaine
Elias Coleman SHELTON and wife Mary (Molly) ODEN, were living in Greer County per 1900 census owned and operated a Feed Store.....I think Altus Township..... Elaine
Oscar C. THROWER and Trannie B. COLEMAN Thrower homesteaded in Greer Co, 1899 Linda Grennan
James B. WARWICK m. Bertie Columbia CHEEK Mangum, 1904 Richard Cheek

Queries, 1996-1997

Mike Moffitt Wed Nov 6 1996
Researching family of William Prior (1838-1908) and Catherine Permelia (1844-1936) DERR in Greer and Jefferson Counties, OK. They bought land in Altus Township, Greer County in 1897 and later moved to Jefferson Co. William and Catherine's son, Dr. John I. DERR, lived near Waurika around 1930's and 1940's. I will be happy to share more info.

E. Sun Dec 22 1996
Anyone with information on a Ned CHASTAIN living in or near Roger Mills ca 1914 please contact me at family associated with the STOVALL/ROBERTSON/SHELTON families in TX/OK..thanks.

Ethel Taylor Mon Dec 30 1996
GREER COUNTY.... I am seeking information on James Bowlen(Boling) and Bertie Columbia Cheek WARWICK who were pioneers in Greer CO. James was born 9/18/1869, Anderson CO. TN and died 9/28/1959, El Paso, TX. They were married 11/12/1904. WARWICK is a variant spelling of my great grandmother's name> SHe was Virginia Katherine (Kate/Katie) WARRICK, born May 2, 1851 in TX, believed to be in the Waco area. It is possible her father was Albert or Bud, father born TN, mother, name unknown, born MO. Kate died 1/27/1933 at Hobart, Kiowa Co. as a result of her clothing catching fire. I would like to find out if there is a connection between James WARWICK and Virginia Katherine WARRICK. Any info would be appreciated..Thank you and Happy New Year.

Richard Cheek Fri Jan 24 1997
Looking for information on the CHEEK family. My father, James Edmon CHEEK (known in his early days as Edmon Joberry CHEEK, Born in Mangum, August 16, 1911. Son of Joseph Marion CHEEK and Cora Anna HODGES. Joseph's parents were Robert Bruce CHEEK and Carrie Savannah ADAMS. Anna's parents were Harrison HODGES and Jane TANKERSLY. James married Fina Lois ORAND whose parents were William Henry ORAND of Trent, TX and Pauline (Paralee) LANCASTER, buried in Riverside Cem. in Mangum as Pauline SMITH. Her parents were Francis Marion (Frank) LANCASTER and Katy RAINS of Alabama. She married 2nd J.H. BEX and 3rd Arthur SMITH.

Okie Sat Jan 25 1997
Hello, I am researching MARY (MOLLY) ODEN and ELIAS COLEMAN (E.C.) SHELTON.. in the 1900 census he was operating a Hardware/general delivery store....MARY was born in 1850 reportedly in Alabama, on the census...and Elias born 1847, in Georgia..they had two sons on the Census..George Washington SHELTON ..born 1881, Waxahatchie, Ellis County, TX and Tom born in 1885 Ellis County, TX....Mary listed on the census that she had 6 kids.who were the others.My GGrandfather never referred to any other children except him and Tom...a real mystery....Mary left Alabama as the story goes, having Married she left 8 brothers and family behind to go west..and she never heard from them nor returned..Who was Mary's siblings and parents...any information would be appreciated and of course shared...Thanks

Megan Zurawicz Mon Jan 27 1997
Looking to contact other descendants of Marilla Blanche YOUNG. While in Greer County, she was Mrs. Harvey MEEK; later in Garvin County, she was Mrs. Albert BANDY. Marilla was born in 1862 in TX; died 1924 in Fort Cobb, Caddo Co., OK.

James Robertson Feb 10 1997
James Harlow ROBERTSON (1805-1885) and Manerva SWINNEY (1827-1859) had three daughters and five sons: Sophira Temperance, Mary T., James Wiley, William Bonds, Burkett Swinney, Nathaniel Whitfield, Christopher Henry, and Fannie. All Children wee born in old Tishomingo County, Mississippi. Of the five sons, William Bonds remained in Booneville, Prentiss County, Mississippi, and the other four moved to Wise County, Texas. Christopher Henry stayed at Decatur, Wise County, Texas. About 1901, James Wiley, Burkett Swinney, and Nathaniel Whitfield went to old Greer County, Oklahoma Territory. James Wiley settled at Vinson, while Burkett Swinney and Nathaniel Whitfield settled at Reed.

Larry W. Smith Feb 10 1997
Looking for info on Nancy Ophellia FUQUA bd 27 Sept. 1874 in Manny,La daughter of Walter Watson FUQUA & Marjorie Elizabeth RANDOLPH .She married 6 Jan 1893, Benson Edward TIMMONS bd 16 May 1865 in Macon,GA ,in Greer CO,OK . Family ledgen says she was native amercan ??? She died 28 Jan 1955 & is buried In Clovis,NM .Benson Edward is also buried there. Ophellia is the great grandmother of my wife Donna M. TIMMONS SMITH. Larry W. Smith in Celina,Tn.

Derwin Wilson Sun Feb 2 1997
Hi, I need help in tracing my Grandmother. Her name was Lela Clare MORSE she was born about 1900 possibly in Kansas. She married a William Oliver MARSHALL in Reydon OK, abt 1930. She died in Reydon about 1936 and I am told was buried in a cemetary there that was eventually either damaged or removed because of the construction of a road. Other surnames I have encountered in my research that connect to Roger Mills county are SCRIVNER, GRAY, HEMPHILL, HORTON. If anyone has any info, please e-mail me. Thanks.

Joe Lee Feb 11 1997
My g-aunt and uncle died in Oklahoma. John Hughlan Wells(b 1890, d Nov 1972)and Ora Wells lived in Greer Co, at one time but don't know where they lived when they died. I really need this info but don't know who else to contact. I will appreciate anything or any where you can direct me.Thanks,Joe Lee

Tammy A Wed Feb 19 1997
My great grand dad JESS WALL lived in granite OK my grandmother was JESSIE MAE WALL she Married JASPER BURTON ADAIR date unknown any info regarding these names would be appricated thank-you

Barbara Barton White Thu Feb 20 1997
JOHN ALLEN HUGHES AND WIFE, SALLIE BARTON HUGHES. Seeking information on children. Married names of daughters: ASBURY, TAYLOR, TIDBALL. John,age 42 and Sara,"Sallie" age 31 on 1910 Greer Co census.

Robert L NANCE Sat Feb 22 1997
Looking for any information that could help locate descendants of Oliver Wendell DOOLY married Rena Willard DALE in Greer Co. on Jan. 28, 1924. Oliver's parents, John W. and Minnie DOOLY are buried in Russell Cemetery in Greer Co. Rena W. Dale was dau. of William & Mary Emma (NANCE) DALE, who are buried in Reed Cemetery.

E. Sun Mar 2 1997
Hello, I am trying to find descendants and ancestry for Robert Young ROBERTSON b. 1833 SC, m. Sarah Elizabeth SHELTON in 1855 Murray County, Georgia..Robert is listed on a 1898 Assessment Roll in Altus Township....He died in 1920 in Mangum,OK.. Sarah died 1918 in Cache, OK....their children: Jim, Robert(Bob), Lula, Thomas(Tom), Mary (Molly) California, Bell, Alphus Jack, Benjamin Franklin, Joel....On the 1900 Greer County Census....listed in Robert and Sarah's household is Benjamin F., Joel, and Joel's son on each side of them on the census is Tom Robertson and his family and Mary California Stovall and her family......if any of this sounds familiar please email: Thanks....

Mary R. McKenney Sun Feb 2 1997
Looking for ancestors or information for Clyde Chester KUTCH who married in Mangum, Greer Co. 22 Aug. 1912, Rachel Evalyn BARNES. Child: Doris Elizabeth b. 5 Sept. 1916.

Linda Grennan Fri Jan 31 1997
Currently am researching the GOAD-THROWER lineage.Would like any information whether stories or genealogical information. Related families re:CAROTHERS, COLEMAN, LECKIE, MILLER, MORRIS, WALKER,WOOD, WOOLDRIDGE. My grandparents ran the GOAD PONTIAC GARAGE for nearly 40 yrs in Mangum-Bill and Grace. Did not know of the several above family connections until recent years. Am willing to share most information I have. Most above names are siblings of Oscar Chandler THROWER and children of Joseph William THROWER

Joe LeeMon Feb 3 1997
Can anyone help me with the Hughlan and Ora Clabough WELLS family, as well as his sister,Bertha G(Bert)and her Husband,Clarence(Buddy) CREWS? The Wells lived in Mangum area from early 1900's to deaths. The Crews's moved to Mangum ca 1950 and lived there to deaths.I know the Wells had a daughter, Betty Joyce,and the Crews had an adopted daughter,Edwina (she was their only child.Both families moved to Oklahoma from near Pottsville in Hamilton County,Texas...Any help will be greatly appreciated...Thanks, Joe Lee

SHOCKLEY Thu Mar 13 1997
Looking for John Thomas SCHOCKLEY or his wife Elizabeth. They were in the 1900 Greer County Mangum Township census and they disappeared after that. Their son, Lewis Howard Shockley, married Kate HUDGINS at Willow in 1903.

Judith Fraser Sat Mar 15 1997
Looking for information about John JACKSON & his wife Louisa SLOVER. They were in Greer Co. in 1860. Louisa was b. abt. 1829 in Ark. and she was the daug. of James Slover. John & Louisa (Slover) Jackson had 3 children - 2 sons & a daug. named Bea b. 1848 in Ark. Louisa had brothers who lived in Madison Co., Ark. John Jackson had gone to Calif. gold mining about 1851. Family tradition says there was a mining accident & several of the Slover men died, John Jackson was blinded from the accident - he later came home to Ark. about 1852. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Judith Fraser < >

Jack Blankenship Mon Mar 17 1997
George Frederick MAYER and Caroline Lucretia PUTNAM MAYER is my wife's great-great grandparents. They lived in the Chalk Bluff community around Willow, Greer Co. Oklahoma in the late 1800's & early 1900's. George was born in Baden,Germany march 4, 1827 and died may 19, 1906. He is buried in the Willow cemetery. George & Caroline were married on March 9, 1852 in West Bloomfield, Ontario Co. New York. Caroline was born July 22, 1832 in West Bloomfield,Ontario Co. New York and died June 5, 1915. She is buried in the Willow cemetery in Willow, Greer Co. OK. Would like to hear from anyone with any information (pictures,letters or family) about George & Caroline.

Buddy D. Williams Sat Mar 22 1997
- OK - Greer County Looking for information about GREEN W. SPEARS, b. abt 1854 in Tx., died 1934 in Okla. City. G.W. m. 1st wife had 1 son, A. MARVIN SPEARS, m. GERTRUDE BASSETT, 9/30/04 in Granite, Oklahoma Territory. G.W. m. 2nd wife, MARTHA A. ???, b. 1863 d. 1937 in Aransas Pass, TX. They had 3 children, NONA A.SPEARS b. 1887 in TX., m. GEORGE T. WILLIAMS 12/25/1904, WINNIE SREARS b. 1896 d. 1924, and ROY SPEARS, b abt 1893 d. unknown. ROY SPEARS played football for University of Oklahoma during yrs 1911/12/13. He played Center position for the team. Willing to share my info.

Charles M Paty Tue Mar 25 1997
Am searching PATY surname. JAMES MORGAN PATY b; 9 Jun 1854, Vervilla, Warren Co TN, m; AMELIA ANN BREWER. They migrated from TN to OK about 1882 and then moved on to TX. They had one child born in Greer, CHARLES MCPEAK PATY b;21 Sep 1883 in Greer Co OK.This child remained there and married ZILPHA MAE WHITE. Their offspring are reputed to remain in Greer.

Gay Till Thu Apr 3 1997
Looking for Everett, Sandlin, &/or Taylor & possibly Matthews families. These people had homesteads along the Red River in Greer County circa 1895-1900. How does one go about getting information on homesteads?

Walter Lee Vaughan Wed Apr 9 1997
Am looking for information on family of Walter CRUTHERS, b. February 13, 1907, in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Ne., he Married Fanny WILLIAMS, b. February 17, 1906, in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Ne. If they have children we are not aware of it. Walter is my wife's uncle. Please help if possible, we have almost run into a stone wall. In advance we thank you for help and commend Oklahoma for the beautiful Web Page. Walter died Aug. 1977, she died Nov. 1984 in Granite, Greer Co., Ok. Walt Vaughan

jack blankenship Sat Apr 12 1997
I would like to have any information on George Frederick Mayer. He was born March 4, 1827 in Baden,Germany and died in 1906 in Greer County,Oklahoma. He is buried in the Willow Cemetery in Willow,Greer CO.OK.

Cheryl Zelek Tue Apr 15 1997
Leroy Douglas FITE and Mary Elizabeth JONES moved from Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN to Granite, Greer Co, OK in the early 1920's. Mary Elizabeth Jones Fite died there and the obituary in the Lewis Co, TN Herald listed her place of death as Granite, OK. I am looking for information on this particular FITE line to bring my history forward. Any help is appreciated.

Leroy Oldham Wed Apr 16 1997
Looking for OLDHAM, ROBISON, AND POWERS in Greer and Harmon Counties Oklahoma

Bunny Solomon Tue Apr 29 1997
Trying to find information on GGGrandmother Virginia WATTS-dont know what her maiden name was. She was married to Luther WATTS. They are buried at White Flats Cemetary. Virginia was married to a WIGGINGTON but he left her with a young daughter named Fannie Bell. After her divorce she married Luther and their children were: Bill, Emmett, John, Ural, and two daughters (I only have their married names). If anyone has any information on them I would be eternally grateful. Thank you.

Gary Ellis Wed May 7 1997
Isaac Newton Ellis m. Florence Phipps, children were Clifton,Mary,Lodie,Norma and Jewell. Norma lived in Mangum, Ok died 4-10-1978 married to Robert Patrick Mahon children were twin girls Fae and Mae another sister Mary. Any information on this family appreciated especially the obituary

Bill Hunt Mon May 26 1997
PAYNE, P.D. (Name may be spelled Pain and first name may be Phillips). Married Addie Willis about 1909. On 28 Nov 1919 he was sentenced to 3 years in prison for Assault & Battery. His number at Granite was 2424 and then transferred to McAlister where his number was Mc-10677. He was paroled in September 1921. I am looking for information about family members and also information about his trial and what happened to him after prison. Believe he worked as a painter and that he also sold sewing machines.

Bonnie Rumford Tue May 27 1997
I am searching for information regarding William Young MORRISON and his wife Kitty Clyde Boren MORRISON. They lived in Granite in Greer County and I believe that they are buried there. I birth and death dates and where they are buried. Also need obits and name and address of funeral home that took care of the services. Any and all information is appreciated. Thank you!

Reita Jones Burress Thu May 29 1997
I'm wanting to exchange info with anyone researching the Wileman or Wildman's of Greer Co. Genealogy homepage URL:

Bunny Fri Jun 6 1997
Trying to find information on BAKER, Seth m. Oma CLINE -daughter Winiferd Modell b. 1920 in Willow, OK. Also need infomation on Luther WATTS d. 1920 buried at White Flat Cemetary in Mangum m. to Virginia ? WIGGINTON d. 1938 and buried at White Flat Cemetary.

Muriel Wilson Sat Jun 7 1997
Trying to find info on JESSE S. JACKSON who lived in Greer County in 1910-1920. He was a brother to ANDREW JACKSON who was a businessman in Mangum and to my grandad THOMAS ELIJAH JACKSON. In 1920 Jesse apparently lived at 511 South Pennsylvania, Mangum. I believe he had a daughter, CORA YARBERRY and maybe a son named JESSIE R. JACKSON. JESSE'S wife was named REBECCA. What was Rebecca's maiden name? When did JESSE & REBECCA die and where are they buried? Did they have other children?

Bunny Sun Jun 8 1997
I am looking for information on MUNCIE of Greer County. Had a daughter named Virginia b.1866 m. WIGGINGTON ? then married Luther WATTS. She died in 1938 and is buried at White Flats Cemetary. Would appreciate any information.

Gwen Behne Paschall Tue Jun 10 1997
Looking for family of William Smith (Cuddy) Holley, b. 15 Aug 1874, KY, died Granite, OK 1913. Cuddy was son of James Patterson and Mary Elizabeth (Young) Holley, originally from Green co. KY but moved to OK from Delta co. TX. Wife was Elizabeth Oguinn. Children, if any, are unknown. Would the HOLLEY family that has lived in Comanche (Lawton) co. OK be related?

Jean Hubbard Tue Jun 24 1997
Need information on the family of James Cavness who moved to Greer County in the early 1900's from Bosque Co. TX He was married to Alice Lougene Conley and they had nine children: Carrie; Reagan; Edgar; Ewell; Martin; Jimmy; Lily; Ovetta, and Odessa (twins. They lived in the T-Cross Springs area. Any info on this family will be greatly appreciated.

Tammy Davis Thu Aug 21 1997
I am researching the surnames CHISUM and COLLIER in Greer, Jackson, and Harmon Co., OK. Have lots of information, but still need to fill in some blanks. I am willing to share. Thanks! Tammy.

bill sanders Sat Aug 23 1997
SANDERS, Sam, married May Good. Has two sons; Orlin L., & Ralph. came from Irdell Tx, to Mangum. Greer County. His father was Elijah W. Sanders

Robert E. Martin Sat Aug 23 1997
Joseph Andrew HEARN (1844-1934), my grandfather, and his wife, Malissa Jane CASSELS (1848-1934), lived in and near Eldorado in Greer (now Jackson) Co., OK during 1901-1934 time period. He owned & operated "Uncle Joe's Bargin Store" in Eldorado, OK. Children included: Eulalia Delilah HEARN (1868-1967, m-Charles A. SKINNER); Nancy Ellen HEARN (1872-1953, m-John Riley SMITH); Joseph Absalom HEARN (1881-1939, m-Mattie WILKINSON); Effie May HEARN, my mother, (1887-1970, m-James Robert MARTIN). Share information.

Kim McLean Mayo Mon Sep 1 1997
I am looking for information on my great-grandmother, Ila Brunette Burnett b. July 30, 1891 in Texas, d. August 19, 1962, Mangum, OK, m. Ira Y.K. Post in 1905. Children of Ila and Ira: Daisy Mae, m. Elmo Heatly (lives in Mangum); Ira; Grady K. b. September 28, 1915, Jester, OK, d. January, 1974, Sayre, OK, m. Octa Barrett Riggs September 1, 1940 in Altus, OK, and; Sidney Vaughn b. August 13, 1917, d. June, 1970. Ila was the daughter of Z.Z. Burnett and Mary Texas Acker, and the sister of Pink and Margaret, who married Ira Post's brother, Edel. Any information would be welcome. Kim McLean Mayo, WYMAYO@AOL.COM, 5408 Potomac Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001.

Michael Brown Wed Sep 3 1997
William Edward COOKSEY (b 1854 KY d 1934 Mangum OK) came into the county before 1890. He and his wife Nancy Caroline BAKER (b 1854 KY d 1932 Mangum OK) brought their family from Muhlenberg Co, KY via Weatherford Texas. He was with his only sister, America Ann (Cooksey) ARMSTRONG, in Texas, but she decided to go to California instead. Erastus Allen MILLER (b 1857 IL d 1911 in Mangum OK) came in from Illinois, via Kansas, through Stroud OK, around 1902 to Mangum, I've got a wonderful letter somewhere that describes the trip from Stroud with their livestock. Erastus' wife was Lillie Bell BACON (b 1865 NE, d 1923? Mangum OK). Her father was Alonzo Pennial BACON who came through OK but moved on to California.