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James Family of LeFlore County, Oklahoma

Richard Blanton Richard Blanton

posted on June 20, 2012 and updated on June 21, 2012

We are interested in any information regarding Davis James’ (born before 1860 and died in 1890)role in the Choctaw Lighthorse.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on June 21, 2012

http://www.okgenweb.org/pioneer/ohs/davis-maryjane.htm

Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma
Date: September 13, 1937
Name: Mary Jane Davis
Post Office: Poteau, Oklahoma
Date of Birth: December 1, 1860
Place of Birth: Scullyville, Choctaw Nation
Father: James McKinney
Mother: Elizabeth Lewis
Interviewer: Gomer Gower
Interview #7486, Vol. 22, pages 41-47

http://www.genealogyimagesofhistory.com/images/execution.jpg
THE INDIAN LIGHT HORSE * – History of the Cherokee “Light Horse” founded in 1810. Pictures Jim Turner * head of the Choctaw Light Horse, an execiton by Choctaw officers, Indian Police Badges, three Anadarko, Indian Territory Light Horsemen, a squad of Chickasaw-Choctaw Light Horseman and The Indian Court at Muskogee which served as Indian police headquarters. Refers to “Big Peter” leader of the Seminole Light Horse. Acting Chief George Lowrey stabbed by Charles Smith, addition picture of Light Horseman in neat, military style uniforms. Seminole leader named Nanubbee, Captain Chinchinee of the Chickasaw Light Horse, Samuel Checote and Oktars-sars-har-jo (Sands) battle chief of the Creek nation, General Pleasant Porter (Captain of the Light Horse), Wesley Barnett and gang, Creek Chief L. C. Perryman, Muddaloke (Creek Official), horse thief Jim Grayson, Doctor Fannin of Skullyville, Ends "But the deputy U.S. Marshals from Judge Parker’s Court in Fort Smith would get the glory and the Indian Light Horse would fade into obscurity—their brave deeds all but forgotten in the shadow of the white lawmen.

http://www.genealogyimagesofhistory.com/thei-m.htm

this is a search page for the oklahoma chronicles.

i don’t know if this contains the name of your relative, but you might be able to ask the seller.
http://www.bonanza.com/listings/The-Light-Horse-Indiam-Mounted-Police-Indian-Genealogy/30668790

Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma
Date: June 15, 1937
Name: Mary Jane McKinney*
Post Office: Poteau, Oklahoma
Residence Address: South Front Street
Date of Birth: December 1861
Place of Birth:
Father: James McKinney*
Place of Birth: North Carolina
Information on father: Superintendent of New Hope College
Mother:
Place of birth:
Information on mother:
Field Worker: Marvin G. Rowley
http://www.okgenweb.org/pioneer/ohs/mckinneymaryjane.html

i am just searching for choctaw lighthorse davis james on google.

Richard Blanton Richard Blanton

posted on August 26, 2012

Sorry for the delay. I think you are referencing a WPA interview with Mary Jane Davis (nee McKinney; nee James). I have those and it is the correct person mentioned. I haven’t seen the book you mentioned but I’ll try to check on if I can find a copy.