Billie Ruth Goar
Joseph Folsom was born in Blue County, I.T. but the date is unavailable. He died 4-5-1905 and is buried in the Folsom Cemetery in North Bryan County. His father was Samuel Folsom but the info is sketchy if his mother was Samuel’s first wife. Anna Holmes Folsom of his second wife, Tennessee _? was full blood. Joseph married Lizzie “Sissy” Anderson born approx. 1890 and died 2-15-1941. She was buried in the Caddo Cemetery at Caddo, Okla. Sissy was full blood, also. She married Millard Pierce after Joseph died. Her mother was Emiline (Garland) Anderson-Beams and was full blood. Emiline’s parents were William and Jinnsy Garland of Nashoba Co.. They lived in Wade Co., Talihina, I.T. Lizzie’s father was Joe Anderson and after he died, her mother married Wallace Beams full blood. Wallace was the son of Johnny and Mary Beams of Wade Co. Half siblings of Lizzie were: Mary Beams, John Beames, Wilmon Beams, died 6-8-1902, Syrena Bems, born 6-17-1902. Children of Joseph Folsom and Anna (Holmes) Folsom — list not complete — Josiah Folsom, born 3-27-1834 and died 10-24-1894 and was never married; Malina Folsom, born 7-27-1836 and died 10-24-1894 and was never married; Malina Folsom, born 7-27-1836 and died 12-11-1905; Alfred W. Folsom, born 1-27-1840 in I.T.; William Folsom, born 11-27-1841 and died 12-31-1844; Cornelius Folsom, born 8-9-1844 and was sent to McMinnville, Tenn. to attended school at the age of 9 years and was last heard from 1860; Lucy Ann Folsom, born 10-17-1845 and died 2-20-1866; Stewart Folsom, born 9-1-1853; Susan Folsom, born 1-16-1856; Sina Folsom, born 6-31-1857; Mitchell Folsom, born 3-11-1861; Margaret Folsom, born 10-20-1864; Rhoda Folsom, born 6-27-1867; There were four others that died in infancy – no names. Malina Folsom married #1–Middleton McKey; #2–Elum McKey; #3–Caleb Impson (son of Isaac and Nancy Impson); #4–John Freeney. She had three children: Solomon H. McKey, born 2-28-1855; Matilda McKey, born 5-5-1956; Ida Freeney. Lucy Ann Folsom married John Lacy and there were no children. Lucy Ann lived with James and Amy (Folsom) Beams in 1855. Amy was Samuel Folsom’s cousin by Tennessee Folsom. Mitchell married but no information available. He had one child, Robert Folsom, which may be the Robert Folsom that listed on the roll. Children of Joseph and Lizzie Folsom: #1–Wilson Folsom born 6-14-1898 at Bennington, I.T. and died 7-5-1949. He is buried in Old Church Cemetery at Bennington, Okla. He married Leona Lightfoot at Matoy. Their children are: J.D.Folsom, born 6-4-1919 and died 2-23-1956. He was a Sgt. and served during World War II; Thelma Loneta Folsom, born 8-10-1924 and married James Brese 4-10-1943; Tommie Louise Folsom, born 10-27-1927 and married Charles Louis Robison 13-1948; Randol Vance Folsom, born 10-22-1932 and married Kay Hawkins, then second marriage was to Betty Jo Foster; Mary Jo Folsom, born 4-12-1937 and married Vernon Hollingsworth Sr. 12-28-1954. #2–Louie Folsom born 5-30-1900 at Bennington, I.T. and died 11-7-1982. He is buried in the Bokchito Cemetery at Bokchito, Okla. When he was young, he had a horse named ‘Angelo’. He married Addie Mae Wood on 11-16-1922. Their children are: James Louie Folsom, born 12-16-1925; Bonnie Jean Folsom, born 2-18-1927 and married Luther Tidwell, George Grover Folsom, born 1-25-1932 and married Myrtle Mae Stokes. #3–Saul Folsom is buried in the Folsom Family Cemetery in north Bryan County. #4–Joe Mitchell Folsom is buried in the Folsom Family Cemetery. #5–Alfred Folsom no other information available. #6–Grace Lorine Pierce, daughter of Lizzie and Millard Pierce. She was born 6-6-1912 and is buried in the Caddo Cemetery at Caddo, Oklahoma next to Lizzie. It seems that Saul, Joe Mitchell, Alfred and Grace all died young. Louie Folsom was a friend of my grandpa, Charlie Jefferson Layman which was a husband of my grandma Thelma Beams. Often you could find Louie and Charlie sitting on the ‘spit and chew bench’ on the main street of Bokchito. Louie also visited Charlie’s house. He was always nice and very well mannered. Louie use to call his house ‘his shack’. In reality, Louie had a very nice house. J.D. Folsom had four sons, Macky Vance, born 12-14-1946 and died 3-27-1995. He married Patricia Pierce; Michael; Jackie Dewayne; Nathan Paul.