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Sally Scott Sally Scott

posted on September 8, 2010

I am researching my great-great grandmother Martha A. Overstreet born 1866 in Oklahoma. She married William H. Flynn Nov. 20, 1883 in Sebastian Co., Arkansas. On the wedding certificate it states that they were living in Scullyville, Choctaw Nation. The family story is that we have Cherokee ancesters through Martha A. Overstreet. I am would like to know if the Cherokee were in the Choctaw Nation at this time? Specifically, in Scullyville/Skullyville.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on September 8, 2010

you might like this description of skullyville/scullyville:
http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v028/v028p085.pdf

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~choc1885/skullyville.htm
this is an 1885 census. i don’t know if she is on this census.

i don’t know the answer about the cherokee. i think you might have to look in local history journal articles and history books.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catawba_%28tribe%29
http://sciway3.net/proctor/state/natam/catawba.html

this census might be useful

  1. 1882 [Choctaw Nation] Skulleyville County Intruders – (a census of non-citizens)
    [Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory now LeFlore Co. OK] GRS

available here:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okleflor/grs.htm

you might contact the owner of the website too. he may have more local information for you.

suzanne hamlet shatto