Genealogy Wise

The Genealogy & Family History Social Network

Oklahoma and Indian Territory Researchers


Oklahoma and Indian Territory Researchers

For those looking for those ancestors in early Indian Territory and Oklahoma

Location: Muskogee, Oklahoma
Members: 119
Latest Activity: May 24

Discussion Forum

Daniel R or Sam T. Duniphan

Started by Michael Beck Jan 6, 2014.

Recent trip to Oklahoma HIstory Center 3 Replies

Started by Charles Donaghe. Last reply by Cari Bennett/Rowland Mar 10, 2010.

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Oklahoma and Indian Territory Researchers to add comments!

Comment by Tim Connor on August 5, 2010 at 7:27pm
Great Great Grandfather came n in the land run in 1893 when they opened the Cherokee Strip. Is there any records for the homestead he applied for?
Comment by Donna Dreyer on July 8, 2010 at 7:29pm
Many applied for delayed birth certificates, which would be on file. Those would probably have been several years after the fact. My father was born in 1917 and applied for a delayed one in the 1940's so he could enter the military during WW II. If they lived to collect Social Security, they would have had to received a delayed certificate.

Census records, newspaper announcements at time of birth are 2 sources.
Comment by Tim Connor on July 8, 2010 at 1:07pm
Since there was no birth certificates before statehood, how does one prove a birth?
Comment by Tim Connor on May 6, 2010 at 7:15am
Thank you very much!
Comment by Donna Dreyer on May 6, 2010 at 7:05am
Several possibilities. If there was not a local minister, people waited for the traveling preacher (also called circut preachers) to come to their area to marry them. The preacher would then record the marriage in the next county court house he came to.

Have to consider the history of the counties. Before statehood, the counties were different. The large counties were divided into smaller counties & depending on the area, the records probably stayed with the original county court house. If you are interested in early day map of the area, go to

Or they might have taken the train. Quite a few times, couples would take the train, example: in the early days, Alva was part of Woodward County. Couples from Woodward would take the train to Alva to get married. Some considered it their honeymoon trip or their elopement.
Comment by Tim Connor on May 5, 2010 at 7:52pm
I have a question for you smart people. Turn of the century marriages, My Great Grandfather and Grandmother were married in 1901 in Sapulpa. Their license was at the District Court Clerk in Muskogee. Exactly what happened back then, did preachers marry people and perodically sent the info into the Court or did they have to travel the 50 miles to Muskogee to get married? That would have been a long wagon ride.
Comment by Tim Connor on May 5, 2010 at 7:48pm
Does anyone have any info on Hillside Indian Mission orphanage near Skiatook?
Comment by Charles Donaghe on May 1, 2010 at 9:11am
I talked the other night with some cousins who live in Oilton. I asked about Monty Null. They told me that he and his two brothers William and Gordon (Gordon was the oldest, followed by William) are buried in the Oilton Cemetery. If you go to city hall they have a map of wher every one is buried there.
They think that both his father and mother are buried there also.
They also told me that some maybe your Mayo could be buried at the Silver Creek cemetery I forget the name of it, but maybe you could find it on a map from the USGS.
hope this helps.

Comment by Debra A. Cornell on April 28, 2010 at 12:17am
My cousins and I are researching our grand parents and know they were born in Indian Territory (Oklahoma) My grandmas last name was Eslick (Earlie Electa) and her parents were Luela Walker and S.W. Eslick (I have their marriage certificate from Navarro county Texas) and our Grand father Daniel Amos Garrett.ANY help would be grateful because we are new at this!
Comment by Linda Lou Eldridge Westbrook on March 12, 2010 at 8:56pm
I am still searching for Eldridge family members. Has anyone seen this name besides those on the Cherokee Indian roll?

Members (119)





© 2016   Created by Nat Ins for Genealogical Studies.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service