William Peter CHRISTIAN Mary Jane CHRISTIAN Margaret CHRISTIAN Sarah Isabella CHRISTIAN William James CHRISTIAN Thomas Jefferson CHRISTIAN Daniel Walter CHRISTIAN Andrew Jackson CHRISTIAN Grover Cleveland CHRISTIAN Ora Montez CHRISTIAN Minnie CHRISTIAN Elizabeth Mahala PETTY George Bartley CHRISTIAN James Waldon CHRISTIAN Elizabeth DICKERSON Mini tree diagram

Daniel Zene CHRISTIAN6,8,9,2,3,4,5

Oct 18575 - 22nd Dec 19341,4

Life History

Oct 1854


(less likely)

Oct 1857

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

(most likely)

Nov 1879

Birth of son Daniel Walter CHRISTIAN in Texas.3,5,4,9,10

22nd Dec 1879

Married Elizabeth Mahala PETTY in Bryans Mill, Cass, Texas.1,8

4th Jan 1880

Birth of son Andrew Jackson CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.6,11,12

3rd Apr 1884

Birth of son Grover Cleveland CHRISTIAN in Bryans Mill, Cass, Texas.13,14,3,4

19th Nov 1886

Birth of daughter Ora Montez CHRISTIAN in Texas.3,15,4,16

Jul 1889

Birth of daughter Minnie CHRISTIAN in Texas.3

18th Apr 1892

Death of Elizabeth Mahala PETTY in Bryans Mill, Cass, Texas.1,17

22nd Dec 1934

Died in Lone Wolf, Kiowa, Oklahoma.1,4

after 22nd Dec 1934

Buried in Lone Wolf Cemetery, Lone Wolf, Kiowa County, Oklahoma.4


Born in Mississippi.5

(less likely)


  • 1870 Federal Census, Titus County, Texas, 6 August, Mt Pleasant, page161, Hse/Fam #1120
    Peter Christian 56 M W Farmer England
    Polly A Christian 36 F W Alabama
    Daniel Christian 12 M W Mississippi

    In 1880, there is another Christian family 2 houses down from Bart.  AGain (?) P Christian is the same age as Bart, 23.  His characteristicsare close to those for Daniel in other reports.  Perhaps "Gain" is amis-write for Zene.  Both "Gain P" and Bart were born in Mississippi.The father of both was born in England, which makes it seem that bothGain and Bart are sons of Peter.  And it appears on final analysisthat Daniel and Bartlett were born only one year apart, as recorded in1870:  Daniel age 11 and Daniel age 12.

    There is no child in 1860 that would match Gain's age.  But this isconsistent with great age variations in this family, as indeed in manyof the census reports in this period of history.  Between the 1860 and1870 censuses, there is only a 4-year difference in the age reportedfor Daniel, from 8 to 12!

    In the 1880 census, a Henry Christian, age 13, is living with Gain anddescribed as a brother, born in Texas, father born in England, motherAlabama, which matches Peter and his second wife.  Thesecharacteristics match the child Henry, last-born of Polly/Mary WaldonChristian.  This strengthens the likelihood that "Gain" is "DanielZene."    In addition, the wife of Gain matches Elizabeth, Daniel'swife, in name and age.

    Circumstantially, further, we note that all these brothers remainclose together in their move through different Texas Counties and intoOklahoma Territory and to their death in the Mountain View-OakdaleArea of Kiowa-Washita Counties, Oklahoma.

    1880 Census, Cass County, Texas, 10 July, Precinct 3, page 59, Hse/Fam#559
    Christian, Gain P [Daniel Zene] W M 23 Farmer MS England AL
    Christian, Elizabeth  W F 20 Wife  Keeps House  TX KY TX
    Christian, Walter W M 8 months, born October 1879  Son  TX KY TX [ TXMS TX?]
    Christian, Henry W M 13 Brother Farming TX England AL

    The report of birthplaces for Waller and parents is odd.  It showsexactly the same as for Elizabeth, as though he were her brother,rather than her son.  But it seems highly likely this is Zene andElizabeth's son, but the enumerator made an error.  It appears thatWaller's entry should show TX MS TX.

    In 1900 Zene is still in Cass County, Texas with his family, but he isnow a widow.

    1900 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas, 13 January, Justice Precinct3, District 22, page 13A, Hse/Fam #40
    Christian, D Z  Head  W M  Feb 1858  42 Widowed MS England AL Farmer
    Christian, Walter  Son  W M  Nov 1879  20  TX MS TX Farm Laborer
    Christian, Jack  Son  W M  Jan 1883  17  TX MS TX Farm Laborer
    Christian, Cleveland   W M  Apr 1884  16 TX MS TX Farm Laborer
    Christian, Ora  Dau W F Apr 1887  13  TX MS TX At School
    Christian, Minnie Dau W  July 1889  F 10 TX MS TX At School

    In the 1920 census, Daniel Zene is living with his son Daniel W inKiowa County, Oklahoma.  Though therte is a discrepancy in age formthat reprote din 1900, this would be the child reprotd as Walter in1900 and Waller in 1880.  But the ages in 1900 and 1880 match.  Theclincher on brith year, however, is the 1880 census, since he had tobe born becfoe the 1880 census, and not in 1881 as his age in 1910woudl erroneously suggest.

    The marital status field is blank, but it would appear he is awidower.  Note that his age is only 8 years older than in 1920.  Herehis birth state is reported as Tennessee rather than Mississippi as in1880 and 1900, and again in 1920.

    1910 Federal Census, Kiowa County, Oklahoma, 4 May, Mtn View Township,District 179, page 9A, Hse/Fam #107
    Christian, Daniel W  Head M W 28 Married 7 years TX TN TX  Laborer,Farm Hand Owns [b abt 1881, but cf 1880]
    Christian, Lillie  Wife F W 22 Married 7 years 4 children/3 living TXTX TN
    Christian, Imalove Dau F W 6 TX TX TX
    Christian, Norman Son F W 2 OK TX TX
    Christian, Hazel Dau F W 4mos OK TX TX [b abt Nov 1909, based oncensus date of 1 April]
    Christian, Daniel Z  Father M W 50 [Marital Status unreported] TennEngland Alabama  Farmer
    Christian, Andrew J  Brother M W 25 Single TX TN TX  Farmer

    By 1920, Daniel is clearly reported as a widower.  He is now livingwith his son Jack in McCurtain County, Oklahoma, in the southeasterncorner with Arkansas and Texas.  This census keeps up the tradition ofvaried birth years, reporting him as 64 and thus born about 1855.There is an anomaly here on Daniel Zene's birth sate.  His recordreports he was born in Mississippi, while Jack's records reports hisfather was born in Missouri (perhaps is was meant to be Mississippi,consistent with most previous records.)

    1920 Federal Census, McCurtain County, Oklahoma, 28 January, FowlerTownship, District 137, page 14A,  Hse #266, Fam #270
    Christian, Jack  Head  Owns Free M W 39 Married TX MO TX Farmer
    Christian, Verda Wife F W 21 Married AR NC AR No Occupation
    Christian, Inez Dau M W 11mos OK TX OK
    Christian, Zene Father M W 64 Widowed MS MS MS Farm Laborer

    Daniel Zene Christian
    Birth Oct., 1857
    Death Dec. 22, 1934
    Son Daniel Walter Christian (1879 - 1943)
    Burial Lone Wolf Cemetery, Lone Wolf, Kiowa County, Oklahoma
    Created by Pat Sproat
    Record added: Feb 07, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #24457493,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=24457493


  • 1. Harold Keith Christian, Family Group Record, January 1990
  • 2. 1870 Federal Census, Titus County, Texas
    • 6 August, Mt Pleasant, page 161, Hse/Fam #1120
  • 3. 1900 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas
    • 13 January, Justice Precinct 3, District 22, page 13A, Hse/Fam #40
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 5. 1880 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas
    • 10 July, Precinct 3, page 59, Hse/Fam #559
  • 6. 1920 Federal Census, McCurtain County, Oklahoma
    • 28 January, Fowler Township, District 137, page 14A,  Hse #266, Fam
  • 7. Christian Family History, by Harold K Christian Online
    • p 8
  • 8. Texas Marriage Index, 1847-2002
    • Cass County, Book 4, p 316, 9 January 1879
  • 9. 1910 Federal Census, Kiowa County, Oklahoma
    • 4 May, Mtn View Township, District 179, page 9A, Hse/Fam #107
  • 10. 1920 Federal Census, Caddo County, Oklahoma
    • 12 January, Carnegie, District 2, page 6A, Second Street, Hse #182,
  • 11. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 12. Ancestry Trees
    • Smith Family,
  • 13. Harold K Christian, Pedigree Chart, January 1990
  • 14. Rose Hill Cemetery (Chickasha, Oklahoma) Registry
  • 15. Ancestry Trees
  • 16. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 17. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #112894766

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