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Angeline Moore

Angeline had two half-brothers, Stanley Wesley, son of Thompson Wesley, and Sampson Cephus.

Angeline’s mother was Jemima (maiden name not proven, but was possibly Willis), was a half sister to Betsy Porter, daughter of Henderson Porter, a well-known Chickasaw family. Betsy’s daughter Caroline Milligan is still living in Ada at the age of 105. She is reasonable of good health and mind and still active. Jemima and Betsey’s family was related to Governor W. P. Brow, who was Governor of the Chickasaw Nation from 1870 to

  1. Angeline’s Indian heritage was both Choctaw and Chickasaw. She was born, probably in Kiamitia, County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory on November 15, 1889. Her mother, Jemima had died in 1918 during the flu epidemic. Angeline’s brother, Sampson Cephus died a few months earlier, also from the flu, while serving in the Armed Forces at Fort Hood, Texas. He is buried in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma in the High Hill Indian Cemetery.

Most of Angeline’s allotments are under the name Angeline Moore. She first married at Krebs, Oklahoma on November 22, 1916 to John Amos, who died in the early 1920’s.

Her second husband under Choctaw law was Jefferson Lee Hancock, son of Solomon Hancock and Susan Kincade. The Kincade family was closely associated with Chief Moshulatubbee. Jefferson Lee Hancock, also an original enrollee was born September 9, 1902. Angeline died in McAlester, Oklahoma on February 18, 1962 and is buried at Oak Hill cemetery, McAlester.

Angeline had two children by Hancock, who went by the name of her first husband, John Amos.

Walter lee Amos, born October 10, 1925 at Alderson, Oklahoma, married Sarah Welsh, daughter of Alfred and Alice Welsh. They had eight children as follows: Katherine Jean, born December 28, 1947, married to Patrick Mowery, had one child Rachel Lynn Mowery, who married Davis Harrison; Paul Edward, born September 14, 1949, married to Roberta Green, two children, Jennifer Moli Kostini, who had one child, Drew Edward Amos Palmer, and Jason Yakni Yannush; Walter Lawrence, born on October 24, 1951; David Lee, born August 7, 1943, one son, Aaron Akula Paloma; Rebecca Marie, born December 10, 1954, married to Danny Clark, two children, David Kyle and Bryan Lee, Rebecca later married Ronal Hallford; Timothy Eugene, born on May 24, 1963, married Sandra Collins, have one child, Jerran Brady; Mark Stanley, born May 24, 1963, married Donna Bloomer; Leanna May, born June 21, 1965.

Betty Amos, born October 8, 1928 in Krebs, Oklahoma, married Earl M. Gibson, son of Tobe and Clara Gibson. They have two children: Earl Steven Gibson, born September 11, 1952, married to Sharon Smith, two children, Sondra James and Steven Lynn, later married to Paula Brown, had one daughter, Channon Roe, born February 12, 1990; Leslie Dean Gibson, born on December 20, 1954, married to Cindy Scharpff, two children, Lisa Deanne, who has one son, Chance Eugene Edward, and Leslie Dean Gibson, Jr. Betty later married Robert E. Karr, son of Homer and Nora Karr. They have four children: Carol Louise, born on Mary 30, 1960, married to Frank Crouch; Janet Denise, born December 11, 1961, married to Stuart McPherson, two children, Lyndsey Erin, born February 24, 1988 and Trey Robert, born April 16, 1990; Robert Wayne, born on august 3, 1963, married to Tammy Hance, three children, Casten Wayne, born April 25, 1985, Kyle Blaine, born December 21, 1988, and Trey Robert, born April 16, 1990; Angela Rena, born June 16,1964, married to Thomas Woods, son of Ed and Mary Wood, three children, Ashley, born October 11, 1984, Jody, born on June 3, 1986 and Cody, born November 10, 1988.

Angeline Moore Amos, our mother, was a good Christian. She loved the Lord and her church. She belonged to the First Indian Baptist Church in McAlester.

She had lived in Pittsburg county all of her life. She bought a house on Tyler Street and later moved to Polk. The reason she moved was to be closer to the church because she could not drive and had to depend on someone to pick her up and drive her to church. She wanted a place close enough to walk.

I remember hearing her pray often in the Choctaw language. She would go to the singings and take something sweet, such as pie, cake, etc. She liked to hear the singing and enjoyed it so much. When the church had conventions she would get up early so she could help prepare breakfast. Angeline also belonged to the W. M. U. of the church and the ladies would gather together and quilt. The money they made they gave to the W. M. U. for the missionaries. She would spend all day at the church quilting, break for lunch and continue quilting in the afternoon. She also liked to make a garden. In her spare time in the evening she would sit and piece quilts.

Betty Karr and Walter Amos loved their mother, Angeline Moore Amos.

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