David COLBERT Samuel T COCHRAN Samuel T COCHRAN William Hunter COCHRAN Daniel David GREEN Reddick Jackson GREEN Tory Elizabeth GREEN Daniel G GREEN Minnie Lee GREEN Rosebud GREEN Robert Lewis GREEN Emma Augusta GREEN Charles ADAMS Charles ADAMS Theophilus H EAST Nathaniel A COLBERT Charles COLBERT Leonidas COLBERT Jinsey COLBERT Agnes COLBERT Sina COLBERT Amy MAMIE Mini tree diagram
Frances COLBERT

Frances COLBERT6,7,4,8,3,9,5,10,11,12

15th Aug 18317 - 20th Jun 19151,2,3

Life History

15th Aug 1831

Born in Chickasaw Nation, Mississippi.1,2,4,3,5

(most likely)

1837

Born in Alabama.6

(less likely)

Aug 1844

Born in Indian Territory.7

(less likely)

23rd Dec 1866

Birth of son Samuel T COCHRAN

about 1867

Married Samuel T COCHRAN in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.2,7

Feb 1868

Birth of son William Hunter COCHRAN in Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.13,14,5,15,16,15

7th Feb 1869

Birth of son Reddick Jackson GREEN in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.17,19,18,3

7th Apr 1869

Death of Samuel T COCHRAN in Indian Territory.7,3

7th Feb 1870

Birth of daughter Tory Elizabeth GREEN in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.20,21,3

8th Oct 1871

Married Daniel David GREEN in Berwyn, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.34,35,2

1st Apr 1872

Birth of son Daniel G GREEN in Indian Territory.22,8,23,5

12th Jun 1874

Birth of daughter Minnie Lee GREEN in Marietta, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.7,2,24,9,25,26,27,3,28,29

25th Sep 1876

Birth of son Rosebud GREEN in Marietta, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.30,3

27th Sep 1876

Death of son Rosebud GREEN in Marietta, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.30,3

2nd Oct 1877

Birth of son Robert Lewis GREEN in Marietta, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.31,3

3rd Oct 1877

Death of son Robert Lewis GREEN in Marietta, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.31,3

26th Feb 1878

Birth of daughter Emma Augusta GREEN in Marietta, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.32,20,3

11th Oct 1878

Death of Daniel David GREEN in Marietta, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.33,7

about 1879

Married Charles ADAMS in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.2

after 1880

Death of Charles ADAMS.7

Dec 1880

Birth of son Charles ADAMS in Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.8,6,38,5

about Mar 1881

Divorced from Charles ADAMS in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.12

5th Feb 1886

Death of son Samuel T COCHRAN in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory

30th Aug 1886

Death of daughter Tory Elizabeth GREEN in Marietta, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.20,21,3

12th Apr 1888

Married Theophilus H EAST in Berwyn, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.36,37,2,10

about 1892

Divorced from Theophilus H EAST in Canadian County, Oklahoma Territory.10,10

7th Dec 1892

Death of daughter Emma Augusta GREEN in Marietta, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.20,3

7th May 1906

Death of son Reddick Jackson GREEN in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.17,18,3

1910

Resident in Washington, Love, Oklahoma.6

20th Jun 1915

Died in Love County, Oklahoma.1,2,3

after 20th Jun 1915

Buried in New Johnsonville Cemetery, Byars, McClain County, Oklahoma.1,2,3

Notes

  • I note that there is variatoin in census ages.

    These age reports yield a likely birth year as follows:
    Dawes 1898 age 67 born 1831
    Census 1900 age 55 born Aug 1844
    Census 1910 age 73 born 1836-7

    Fanny is also reported by a genealogy as included in the 1855 ChoctawRoll, Skullyville County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory (no agereported).  The Chickasaw History reports that Frances (spelledFrancis there) was born 15 Aug 1831, matching the Dawes roll age in1898.  It is interesting that the two Dawes records and the ChickasawHistory's exact date match, while the censuses are all different.  Iwill report her birth as the Chickasaw records show it.

    Frances (Fannie) had four marriages, and was widowed 4 times.  Shermansays she married her first husband, Samuel Hunter Cochran, about 1867. Sam was born 10 October 1807 in Oglethorpe, Georgia, died 13 May 1884in Indian Territory.  The Sherman genealogy reports one child from theCochran marriage, William Hunter Cochran, born February 1868 in IndianTerritory.

    This birth information comes from the 1900 census, which I transcribebelow.  Sam Cochran is reported to have died in 1869.  Frances marriedagain in 1871.  In January 1870 she hired Toliver Green as a farmer,securing a residence permit for him in Chickasaw Nation.  This was thestart of a permanent residence for this Green family in IndianTerritory and the State of Oklahoma.

    Chickasaw Nation work permits indicate that Frances Cochran (spelledChockrain in the record) hired T Green (apparently Toliver Green) forone year as a farmer, which was the basis for a residence permitissued to Green.  In 1871, Frances married Toliver Green's son DanielDavid.  The residence registration records were found by Jackson-Greenresearcher Kati Jackson Cain, in Chickasaw Nation archives.

    Other names included in the registration of residence permits in 1869and 1870 were several Jackson names, who are likely family members ofAbraham Jackson, who married Toliver Green's daughter Talitha.  Otherrecords place Abraham and other Jacksons and several members of thisGreen family in Chickasaw Nation during the US Civil War.  Theseresidence permits for these families fills in one major gap in theirtimeline.

    "I have found permits for 'T. Green' and his license is issued underFrancis (Colbert) Cochran, now we also know how Daniel Green andFrancis Colbert met. There's also a permit for a William Jackson. Heended up married to a Chickasaw woman named Annie Donovan."
    --  Kati Jackson Cain, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins and Marion Mixon,24 October 2015

    Permits  No 9  Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation Jan 13th 1870
    "This is to certify that T Green is duly employed by Mrs FrancesChockrain [Cochran] for one year from date.   As farmer.  Given undermy hand, this day and date above written.
    Wm P Worthington District Clerk"

    Frances' second husband was Daniel David (Dan) Green. whom she marriedon 8 October 1871, in Indian Territory.  I found the record of theirmarriage on the Chickasaw History website, which had intriguinginformation about the Colbert family tradition among the Chickasaws.

    "She married Daniel Green in Berwyn, Pickens Co., Chick Nation, IT, 8OCT 1871. (Daniel Green is #26909.) Daniel was born circa 1848. Danieldied before 1879. Marriage records show his name as 'David' but Dawesrecords for his son give the father's name as 'Daniel'."
    --  Chickasaw History, Francis Colbert,http://www.chickasawhistory.com/colbert/i0026899.htm#i29612b (nolonger online)

    They lived in Love County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.  Dandied in 1878, so there is no census documentation of their marriage orfamily.  In the 7 years of their marriage, they had three childrenthat are recorded by Sherman.  The names of the two boys are unusualand appear to include nickname forms of the first son's first name,Reddick.

    Reddick "Redie" Green
    Daniel Redric Green
    Minnie Lee Green

    The second son's middle name Redric also looks like a variation ofReddick.  But their birth dates are different, Reddick in Feb 1869 andDaniel on 1 April 1872.  A couple of other genealogies, that look likethey all copied from each other, also report these three children.Documentation is spotty on all these genealogies.  The ChickasawHistory reports Redie (nickname for Reddick, or Redrick) JacksonGreen, born about 1871, later than dates in the genealogies.

    The Chickasaw History reports the second son as simply Daniel:
    "Daniel Green (#26910) was born in IT circa 1874. Daniel enrolled inMarietta, Pickens Co., Chickasaw Nation, IT for the Dawes ChickasawRoll on 3 OCT 1898 and appears on Dawes card number 1615.(1716)"
    --  Chickasaw History, Francis Colbert,http://www.chickasawhistory.com/colbert/i0026899.htm#i26899 (no longeronline)

    For a long time, I could not find any census record confirming theexistence of the child reported in the genealogy as Daniel Redric.The name Redric looked like an error or a variation for Reddick, hisolder brother's name.  I have found no documentation of a middle nameof Redric that some of the genealogies have.  But in 1900 he is in hiswidowed mother's household as Dan Green.  In September 2010, I foundcensus entries that appeared to match this reported child Daniel.  The1910 and 1930 censuses report him, however, as Daniel G.

    Fannie also had a third husband, Charles Adams, in about 1879,according to a genealogy.  This is also reported by the ChickasawHistory (no longer online).

    "She married Charles Adams circa 1879.  (Charles Adams is #26911.)She married Dr. Theophilus H. East in Berwyn, Pickens Co., ChickNation, IT, 13 MAY 1884.  They had no children."  [Other sourcesreport two children Charles and Oliver.]
    --  Chickasaw History, Francis Colbert,http://www.chickasawhistory.com/colbert/i0026899.htm#i29612b (nolonger online)

    Charles was born in Georgia (no other information known) who diedsometime before 1884 when the Chickasaw History reports she marriedTheophilus East.  Other sources indicate the date was more like 1888.But then, too, they were divorced then remarried.  See details below.Theophilus was born about 1850 in Iowa.

    Charles abandoned Fannie in October 1880, according to testimony inher suit for divorce in 1881.

    -----------------------
    "Evidence taken in the divorce case of Francis Adams vs CharlieAdams."
    Date of testimony not stated on this document page; based on the laststatement in the testimony, it would have been no later than 1 April,1881.
    [Note:  The lines appear just as they are here with no punctuation.Some letters are capitalized along in the sentence; I have not triedto duplicate these.  W M Dixon states he has been living there forfive or six months, and his testimony indicates he was there at leastin early October.  -- OBJ]

    Summary:
    Says he left her about the 1st of October 1880.  Based on thetestimonies, her son by Charles Adams wasn't born before he left. Soit must have been a short union in early 1880.
    --  Research by Kati Jackson Cain, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins andMarion Mixon, 17 November 2015

    Z T Thacker
    After being duly sworn deposeth and saith
    About the first of October AD 1880 Charlie Adams abandoned Mrs FrancisAdams
    Q by Attny:  He has never returned since he left her
    Ans:  No not to my knowledge
    Attny:  He left her in this county
    Ans:  Yes sir
    Attny:  Where did he go when he left his wife
    Ans:  Reports say that he went to Big Mud Creek
    Attny:  Did him and his wife have any difficulty
    Ans:  None that I know of
    (signed) Z T Thacker

    W M Dixon
    After being duly sworn deposeth and saith
    About the first of October 1880 I was over at Mrs Adams putting upsome hay and she sent for me to put her up some hay and she told methat Mr Adams had left her that is all I know
    Attny:  When he left her he also left his child
    Ans: I don't think the child was born then
    Attny:  You do not know of Mr Adams ever coming back since he left
    Ans: No sir I have been living there for five or six months but neverhave known him to return during that time
    (signed) W M Dixon

    Transcription by Orville Boyd Jenkins, 18 November 2015

    --  Research by Kati Jackson Cain, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins andMarion Mixon, 17 November 2015
    -----------------------

    Fannie married Dr Theophilus Wst in 1884.  Marriage licenseinformation from Chickasaw Nation shows Fannie and Theophilus East hadtwo different wedding ceremonies, 13 May 1884 and 12 April 1888.

    The two ceremonies are recorded on the same page and record.  I foundthese transcriptions online in about 2008, but had not seen thesedocuments myself until I found them posted by researcher Cindy Pannellin September 2010.  Theophilus East reported to the Commissioner ofIndian Affairs that there had been some irregularity (which he doesnot specify) with the first ceremony or recording and he and Fanniewere remarried.  (See Notes for Theophilus East.)

    Marriage Record
    Place: National Archives
    Location: Lebanon, IT
    Marriage Record of 1884, pages 71 and 130
    May 13th, 1884, T.H. East and Francis Adams was joined together inHoly Bonds of Matrimony by the Honorable County Judge of PickensCounty C.N. Indian Territory.
    Abijah Colbert [Abijah Colbert, Fannie's uncle]
    Judge, P.C.C.N.

    Marriage Record
    Lebanon, Pickens, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory 189
    Author: Willis Dickerson, County Judge P.C.C.N.
    Place: page 71 & 130, Marriage Record
    12 April 1888
    "T.H. East and Francis Adams issued to the above names parties, by theCounty Judge, Pickens, C.N."
    Certificate of Marriage
    J. Willis Dickerson, hereby certify on the 12th day of April A.D.1888.I united in marriage T.H. East and Mrs. Francis Adams, the partiesabove named.
    Witness my hand, this 12th day of April A.D. 1888
    Willis Dickerson, County Judge P.C.C.N.

    Theophilus East and Frances Colbert were divorced in 1892:
    "Theophilus was divorced from Francis Colbert in Canadian Co., OT,circa 1892. ... he married Tessa M. Smithers in Chickasaw Nation, IT,5 AUG 1897. Married under Chickasaw law & Marriage License"
    --  Chickasaw History, Francis Colbert,http://www.chickasawhistory.com/colbert/i0026899.h tm#i29612b

    -----------------
    Fannie issued a sworn affidavit in 1897 about the details of her twomarriage and separation form T H East.  She doe snot refer to thedivorce that folliweed about a years at the separation in 1891.
    Affidavit by Francis East about her marriage and separation from DrTheophilus East, witnessed by her nephew James Taylor Green, son ofJackson Green and Clarinda Barnett.
    First married to T H East 13 May 1884

    Married again due to some uncertainty as to the legality of the firstmarriage 12 April 1888, Willis Dickerson, County Judge of PickensCounty, I T officiating.

    Lived together until June 1891.
    T H East built a house in Ardmore, and when he returned for herFrancis refused to go with him.
    She attests that he never mistreated her or her children, was kind toher chidlren and tried to teach to read and write.

    Witnessed Taler (James Taylor) Green (nephew)

    Affidavit dated 10 February 1897

    --  Document courtesy of the research of Kati Jackson Cain,Jackson-Green genealogist, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 3 December2015
    -----------------

    In the 1898 Chickasaw census, Frances and Theophilus were reported.Theophilus was added in the 1902 census to Frances' card with itsearlier entries of 3 October 1898.

    U.S. Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes,1898-1914
    Chickasaw Nation, Marietta, Census Field #1615, 25 Sep 1898, AllEnrolled 1896 Pickens Co, p 26 (updates through 1902)
    1 Dawes' Roll #4315, Frances East, Age 67, Birth Abt 1831, 1/2Chickasaw, Father David Colbert Dead Chickasaw, Mother Mamie ColbertDead Chickasaw
    No 1 on Chickasaw Roll as Francis East
    Nos 1, 2 & 3 originally enrolled on Choctaw card # 336 and transferredto this card Oct 13, 1902
    2 Dawes' Roll #4316, Daniel Green, Age 24, Birth Abt 1874, 1/4Chickasaw, 26 Father Daniel Green Dead Non-Citizen, Mother No 1
    3 Dawes' Roll #4317, Charles Adams, Age 18, Birth Abt 1880, 1/4Chickasaw, Father Charles Adams ---- Non-Citizen, Mother No 1
    4 Dawes' Roll #648, Theophilus East, Age 50, Birth Abt 1848,Intermarried White, Father Alvis H East Dead Non-Citizen, Mother JaneEast Dead Non-Citizen
    No 4 Enrolled by Department 1907, Transferred from Chickasaw Card NoC-209
    Nos 1, 2 & 3 hereon approved by the Secretary of the Interior Mar 6,1903
    No 4 hereon approved by the Secretary of the Interior Mar 4, 1907

    The Colbert family genealogy that had all these details about Fanniereported that Theophilus and Fannie died the same year, 1910.  Butthis can't be right, since I found the 1900 census record for 1900showing her as a widow named Francis East.  Perhaps the date ofTheophilus' death was in 1900 (before the census) instead of 1910.  Ormaybe she reported herself as a widow instead of divorced again?

    1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 1 June,Township 8, South Range 1 East, District 151, page 1A, Hse #2
    East, Francis J  Head Indian (1/2 Choctaw)  Female Aug 1844  55 WidowInd Territory Mississippi Mississippi Farmer  Owns Farm  Can read andwrite
    Adams, Oliver L  Son Indian (3/4 Choctaw)  Male Dec 1881  18 SingleInd Territory Texas Ind Territory Farm Laborer  Cannot read and write
    Green, Dan  Son Indian (3/4 Choctaw)  Male April 1872  28 Widow  IndTerritory Georgia Ind Territory Farm Laborer  Cannot read and write

    All those reported as Indian are designated as Choctaw.  ChickasawHistory reports that they were first registered as Choctaw, then laterswitched their registration to the Chickasaw Nation.  The Colbertswere Chickasaw, and came to Indian Territory from Chickasaw Nation,Mississippi, in the Removal.  The reporting here as Choctaws isprobably due to the earlier registration in Choctaw Nation, beforemoving south into Chickasaw Nation.

    Another interesting aspect of this report is that both Oliver and Danare reported as 3/4 Indian (whether Choctaw or Chickasaw).  But forthat to be true, Daniel David Green, and Charles Adams as well, wouldhave been full blood.  Adams could have been, coming from Georgia, butthough Green came from Georgia, we have no information that wouldindicate he and his family, my lineal ancestors, were full bloodChickasaw, or as much as 1/2 or 1/4.  We do have some Cherokee in theline.  So I cannot account for this report, other than a math error onthe part of the enumerator.  There is a similar discrepancy infractions in the Cochran report below for Fannie's son William.

    Oliver would be a son of Charles Adams.  A genealogy reports 2children of Charles and Fannie, the other son being Charles, bornabout 1885 also in Indian Territory.  Dan is, of course, the son ofDaniel David Green.  Note that Dan has already been married andwidowed.  This is confirmed in the 1920 census, where we are told thathis marriage with Sarah Powell is the 2nd marriage for both.  Therewere apparently no children from Dan's first marriage, and I have noname for the wife, nor even a reference.

    Next door to Fannie and these two sons is another son, Hunter WmCochran.  This would be William Hunter, apparently the only child ofFannie's first marriage with Samuel Hunter Cochran.  As in Fannie'shousehold, all those reported as Indian are designated as Choctaw.

    William is reported as 3/4 Indian (Choctaw, though in reality he isChickasaw), even though his father was White!  So he is actually a 1/2blood.  A greater error is made somehow with the children, who arereported as 7/8, even though their mother also is White!

    1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 1 June,Township 8, South Range 1 East, District 151, page 1A, Hse #1
    Cochran, Hunter Wm  Head Indian (3/4 Choctaw)  Male Aug 1844  32Married 6 years Ind Territory Mississippi Ind Territory Farmer  OwnsFarm  Can read and write
    Cochran, Carrie A  Wife White Female Aug 1877  22  Married 6 years 3children/3 living Alabama Alabama Alabama Can read and write
    Cochran, Wilie D  Dau Indian (7/8 Choctaw)  Female Aug 1894  5 SingleInd Territory Ind Territory Alabama
    Cochran, Verda  Dau Indian (7/8 Choctaw)  Female April 1898  2 SingleInd Territory Ind Territory Alabama
    Wood, William Boarder White Male Aug 1871  28 Married 0 yrs IndTerritory Kentucky Missouri Farm Laborer  Can read and write
    Wood, Allie Servant  White Female Sept 1881  18 Married 0 yrs IndTerritory Kentucky Missouri Farm Laborer  Can read and write

    In 1902 there was an Indian census.  The census cards report thetribal affiliation, the Dawes roll number and the census card number.Fannie, her children and grandchildren were registered.  The reportsof percentage of Indian genetic heritage is more accurate.

    U.S. Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes,1898-1914
    25 Sep 1902, Dawes' Roll #4062, Census Card
    Redie Jackson Green, Age 32, Birth Abt 1870, /4 Chickasaw
    Dawes' Roll #4063, Census Card #
    William Elvie Green, Age 12, Birth Abt 1890, 1/8 Chickasaw
    Dawes' Roll #4064, Census Card #
    Myrtle Emma Green, Age 22, Birth Abt 1880, 1/8 Chickasaw
    Tribal Affiliation Chickasaw By Blood

    U.S. Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes,1898-1914
    25 Sep 1902, Dawes' Roll #4315, Census Card #1615
    Frances East, Age 71, Birth Abt 1831, 1/2 Chickasaw
    Dawes' Roll #4316, Census Card #1615
    Daniel Green, Age 28, Birth Abt 1874, 1/4 Chickasaw
    Dawes' Roll #4317, Census Card #1615
    Charles Adams, Age 22, Birth Abt 1880, 1/4 Chickasaw
    Tribal Affiliation Chickasaw By Blood
    Charles Adams, Age 22, Birth Abt 1880, 1/4 Chickasaw
    Tribal Affiliation Chickasaw By Blood

    U.S. Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes,1898-1914
    25 Sep 1902, Dawes' Roll #4318, Census Card #1616
    Minnie Lee Thompson, Age 23, Birth Abt 1879, 1/4 Chickasaw
    25 Sep 1902, Dawes' Roll #4319, Census Card #1616
    Mamie Frances Thompson, Age 11, Birth Abt 1891, 1/8 Chickasaw
    25 Sep 1902, Dawes' Roll #4320, Census Card #1616
    Robert Lee Thompson, Age 9, Birth Abt 1893, 1/8 Chickasaw
    25 Sep 1902, Dawes' Roll #4321, Census Card #1616
    Emma Augusta Thompson, Age 5, Birth Abt 1897, 1/8 Chickasaw
    25 Sep 1902, Dawes' Roll #4322, Census Card #1616
    Jessie May Thompson, Age 3, Birth Abt 1899, 1/8 Chickasaw
    Tribal Affiliation Chickasaw By Blood

    U.S. Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes,1898-1914
    25 Sep 1902, Dawes' Roll #4323, Census Card #1617
    William Hunter Cochran, Age 34, Birth Abt 1868, 1/4 Chickasaw
    25 Sep 1902, Dawes' Roll #4324, Census Card #1617
    Willie Cochran, Age 7, Birth Abt 1895, 1/8 Chickasaw
    25 Sep 1902, Dawes' Roll #4325, Census Card #1617
    Vertis Cochran, Age 4, Birth Abt 1898, 1/8 Chickasaw
    25 Sep 1902, Dawes' Roll #4326, Census Card #1617
    Samuel T Cochran, Age 2, Birth Abt 1900, 1/8 Chickasaw
    Tribal Affiliation Chickasaw By Blood

    Chickasaw Roll, Citizens By Blood 1903
    Roll #4315  East, Frances 71 F  1/2  Census Card #1615
    Roll #4316  Green, Daniel 26 M  1/4  Census Card #1615
    Roll #4317  Adams, Charles 22 M  1/4  Census Card #1615
    Roll #4318 Thompson, Minnie Lee 28 F  1/4  Census Card #1616
    Roll #4319 Thompson, Mamie Frances 11 F  1/8  Census Card #1616
    Roll #4320 Thompson, Robert Lee 9 M  1/8  Census Card #1616
    Roll #4321 Thompson, Emma Augusta 5 F  1/8  Census Card #1616
    Roll #4322 Thompson, Jessie May 3 F  1/8  Census Card #1616
    Roll #4323 Chochran, William Hunter 34 M  1/4  Census Card #1617
    Roll #4324 Chochran, Willie 7 M  1/8  Census Card #1617
    Roll #4325 Chochran, Vertis 7 M  1/8  Census Card #1617
    Roll #4326 Chochran, Samuel T 2 M  1/8  Census Card #1617

    Thanks to Green family genealogist Jamie Pannell for two documents sheprocured for transactions by Francis.  A land allotment card and Powerof Attorney she authorized for her son to represent her to get theallotment.

    Francis was applying for the allotment of her portion of the ChickasawNation lands in November 1903, when they were divesting the Nation andindividualizing the former tribal communal land in preparation for themerger into a new state and assimilation of the Indian Nations intothe general population.  This was a new policy of the US Federalgovernment, already accomplished with the plains Indian reservationsin the Unassigned lands just to the west of Chickasaw Nation, wherethe Oklahoma Territory had been proclaimed in 1899.

    Power of Attorney assignment to William Hunter Cochran
    by Francis East of Marietta, Indian Territory
    for the purpose of representing her to procure a land allotment in theChickasaw and Choctaw Nations.
    witnessed by W L Hagan and W E Kinnsey
    Signed by Her Mark
    Notarized 7 November 1903, Northern District in and for SouthernDistrict, Indian Territory

    Chickasaw Land Allotment
    Frances East
    represented by William Hunter Cochran under power of attorney
    Chickasaw Roll #4315
    "as such citizen is entitled to an allotment of the lands of theChoctaw and Chickasaw Nations equal in value to $1041.28."
    (issued at) Tishomingo, Indian Territory, 11 Nov 1903

    Thanks to Jamie Pannell also for finding a registered mail receiptsigned by Frances.  Note that the postmaster has filled her name inthe from with the normal feminine spelling of Frances.  But she hassigned it in the masculine spelling.  Other records also spelled hername the same as a man's name Francis.  This probably indicates thatshe and her family spelled it Francis, rather than Frances as modernsensibilities might expect.  Note that her son William Hunter Cochransigned as her "agent" (representative).  Her signature on herassignment of Power of Attorney to William in 1907 indicates she couldnot sign, making her mark at her name written for her.

    Registry Return Receipt
    From Postmaster at Marietta IT
    Registered Letter  #41835 Issued Muskogee, Indian Territory
    Addressed to Frances East
    25 April 1907
    Signed Francis East by her agent William Hunter Cochran (son)
    Chickasaw Roll #4135

    In the 1910 census Fannie is living with her son Charles Adams.  Theentry is curious.  They are the second family group in Hse #85.  Thefirst family is a white family named Ross, whose head is reported asRenting.  But Fannie is reported as Owning.

    1910 Federal Census, Love County, Oklahoma, 27 April, WashingtonTownship, District 173, page 5A, Hse #85, Fam #86
    East, Francis Head F Indian 73 Widow OK MS MS Occupation "Own Account"Owns
    Adams, Charles Son M Indian 25 Single OK TX OK

    This age of Charles presents a problem, since this would make his bornthe year or the year after Fannie married Theophilus East, afterCharles' father, Charles Adams Sr, had passed away.  So this isunclear.  This is also inconsistent with the age reported in the 1902Indian Census, which puts his birth at about late 1880 or early 1881.One source reports that Fannie had no children with Charles Adams.Yet both his sons in these censuses here were born during the timeafter their marriage.  Fannie's age is off also, since she is only 2years older than reported in 1902.  Age 73 in 1910 would make her bornin 1837.  So we have Fannie's birth reported as 1831, 1844 and 1837.

    In the 1910 census Fannie and Charles and the hosting Ross family areliving next door to Fannie's son D G Green and his wife Sarah Powellin House #85, with Sarah's parents also in that household.

    1910 Federal Census, Love County, Oklahoma, 5 May, WashingtonTownship, District 171, page 17A, Hse/Fam #314
    Green, D G Head M W 40 Marriage 2 Married 3 years [mar abt 1907] OK USUS Farmer Owns Farm [b abt 1870]
    Green, Sarah Wife F W 28 Marriage 2 Married 3 years AR AR TN NoOccupation [b abt 1882]
    Powell, A Father-in-Law M W 70 Marriage 2 Married 44 years TN TN TNOwn Account [b abt 1840]
    Powell, Manervia Mother-in-Law M W 67 Marriage 1 Married 44 years [marabt 1866] TN US US No Occupation [b abt 1843]

    "Theophilus was divorced from Francis Colbert in Canadian Co., OT,circa 1892"
    --  Chickasaw History, "Francis Colbert"http://www.chickasawhistory.com/colbert/i0026899.htm#i26899 (no longeronline)

    The 1900 census reported Fannie not as Divorced, but as a widow.Perhaps this was because she reverted back to her widow status thatshe had before she married Theophilus.  But they were divorced, notmarried.

    Theophilus testified in his 1904 interview with the Dawes Commissionin regard to his citizenship in the Chickasaw Nation that Fannie hadleft him and they divorced in about 1892 in Canadian County, OklahomaTerritory.  The transcript reports that he provided papers, but theywere included in the transcription.

    The Colbert family genealogy I found with all this great informationreported that Theophilus and Fannie died the same year, 1910.  Butdeath records report that Theophilus died in 1917 in Colorado, fromcomplications during surgery.

    The name of her gravestone is spelled Francis, as are most of thedocuments during her life.

    Gravestone of Francis East, New Johnsonville Cemetery, Johnsonville,Oklahoma
    "Thy Will be done"
    Francis East
    Aug 15, 1831
    June 20, 1915
    "She was a fond mother and a friend to all."

    "Far left tombstone of John William Thompson (husband of Minnie LeeGreen Thompson Jones). Middle tombstone of Francis Colbert East(mother of Minnie Lee Green Thompson Jones). Far right presumedtombstone of 2nd husband Claude Jones. The name and dates are handscribed and very faint but at the time I could make out the name Jonesand maybe what looked like a "C". The date has to be before 1935-36 asMinnie moved west to Calif around that time. This has to be ClaudJones' marker."
    --  Cindy Pannell, Comment on an Ancestry Photo, New JohnsonvilleCemetery, Marietta, McClain County, Oklahoma,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/22836742/person/1386484846/fact/77353838878

    Francis Colbert Green East
    Birth Aug. 15, 1831 Chickasaw County, Mississippi
    Death Jun. 20, 1915 Oklahoma
    Spouses:
    Samuel T Cochran (1813 - 1869)
    Daniel David Green (1844 - 1878)
    Children:
    Samuel T Cochran (1866 - 1886)
    Tory E Thornton (1870 - 1886)
    Reddick J Green (1872 - 1906)
    Minnie Jones (1874 - 1938)
    Rosebud Green (1876 - 1876)
    Robert Louis Green (1877 - 1877)
    Emma A. Green (1878 - 1892)
    Burial New Johnsonville Cemetery, Byars, McClain County, Oklahoma
    Created by Oklahoma Grave Walker Feb 25, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #48772176,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=48772176

Sources

Page created using GEDmill 1.11.0