Family Names in Tatums, Oklahoma and surrounding areas:
Influences of people from surrounding areas such as Hennepin, Homer, Katie, Milo, Berwyn, Robertsville, and others, is undeniable! An undertaking of this sort would be of no real consequence if families from other places in the former "Pickens County" were not included. If your history is missing, please click here.
Alexander, Lawrence & Manerva Prince. See, also Prince, Newton & Adeline Stevenson. See also, Alexander, Horace (b 1890 in Texas) & Gussie Viola Johnson (b 1902).
Anderson, (unnamed) & Sally
Austin. See also, Wall, Jacob (b) 1828 & Charlotte "Lottie" (b) 1928,
Birney, Buck is the grandfather of the famous Tulsa Race lawyer, Buck Franklin, and great grandfather of world renowned historian, John Hope Franklin.
Boyd, John & Lucinda Phillips. Boyd family history is very limited herein and will be recorded FREE during the months of October & November, 2013; just send the researchers a note by completing the form in Section 2.
Buycks, Matthew. See Robert Swindall, Sr.
Buycks, Sylvester & Zephaniah Swindall; fragmented from Buyck, Elliza
Photos submitted by Dan Carter
Colbert, (unnamed) & Emily Franklin. A very prestigious group of people come from this family. A hidden secret for Tatums historians.
Colbert, James Logan. Some related names are Williams, Stevenson, Prince
Drain, Ellis Sr., & Gracie. See Young, Will & Emaline because Gracie was also married to Lue Parson Young, Sr.
Farris, (Beeler, Will, Oneal, Manuel, Hardy, Mary, Gertrude, O.D.). Information pending.
Franklin. See Birney, Buck
For more information on Franklin, Buck Colbert; click here. Source contributed by Anthony Austin, Cerritos, CA
Buck Franklin (1879–1960), son of a Chickasaw freedman, shown here ca. 1899 with his older brother, Matthew, was named after his grandfather, who had been a slave of a Chickasaw family in Oklahoma. Buck Franklin became a lawyer, notably defending survivors of the Tulsa Riots in 1921 which had resulted in the murder of 300 African Americans. Photo and caption copied from http://nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/indivisible/slavery.html
Franklin, Russell & Rose, were forced to Indian Territory on the Trail of Tears in the 1830s as slaves to the Chickasaw, incorrectly called "Chickasaw Freedman".
Glasper, Andrew & Luvenia of Alabama
Harris, Abe & Hannah. Related names are Worley and Jones
Holt, Rev. Richardson Sr.
Hooks, Anthony & Eliza Knight (b) 1822, from the Knight Plantation in Coosa County (Elmore County), Alabama
Huffman, James Gene (d) 1945 & Josie
Sam Jackson (son of Robert & Harriett Jones Jackson) & Ella Yates Jackson (daughter of George Yates & Louisa James Yates). Submitted by Pamela L. Jackson-Pierson
Lee. See also, Mack Arthur Lee
Lewis, John & Ethel.
Lovejoy, Charles (b) 1858 & Missouri Smith (b) 1861. See Michael & Lucinda. Related names are Winslett, Benson, Hooks
Lovejoy, Dink & Hannah of Elmore County, Alabama. Let's connect Charles (above) & Dink Lovejoy as relatives!
Daisy (Hooks) and Frank Lovejoy. Daisy is the daughter of Harriett Wall Hooks. Courtesy of Pamela L. Jackson.
Lamey, Albert & Bertha. From Hennepin, Oklahoma.
Mitchell, Willie Edward & Mary Frances Glasper (b) 10/5/1878 in Speeds, Alabama. See Glasper. See also, click here
Nero. See Dyer-Nero, James
Perry, Simou & Jennette Dyer, both from Mississippi. Other family names: Bradley, Nero, Powell, Stevenson, Taylor, and others.
Pettus, Petties, Pettes.
Richardson, Holt Sr. & Mary Williams. Richardson family history is very limited herein and will be recorded FREE during the months of October & November, 2013; just send the researchers a note by completing the form in Section 2. See also, Richardson, William & Cleo Franklin
Roberts, Stepney Dick Net George, of Berwyn, Robertsville, Springer, Oklahoma See also narrative of Eli Roberts
Smith, Michael (b) 1820 in Virginia & Lucinda (b) 1830 in North Carolina
Spigner, Albert (b) 1837 in Alabama & Acklin (b) 1841 in South Carolina.
Stevenson, Catherine; who was married to Ed Franklin Jr., Russell Franklin and Daniel Spigner
Stevenson, Adeline who was married to Joseph Stevenson; (see, Colbert, James & Dinah); and Newton Prince. Fragmented from Simpson & Bell Stevenson
Swindall, Robert (b) 1848 & Ann Wall (b) 1848. See, Wall, Jacob (b) 1828 & Charlotte "Lottie" (b) 1928, See also slideshow from 2009 Family Reunion in Atlanta, Georgia.
Swindall (Unknown) of Coosa County, Alabama; repudiated to be from North Carolina. Father of Robert & RL Swindall who both lived in Tatums, OK. See also, Robert Swindall, Sr.
Varner. See also Jewell Carter Varner-Hunter
Charlotte "Lottie" Wall was sold into slavery and ultimately married her enslaver, Jacob Wall; thereafter sending half of their 15 adult children to Indian Territory to avoid the KKK. Her children made up nucleogenic particles of the town of Tatums. Photo provided by Winifred Lee Cole, Frankie Lee, Los Angeles; and Anthony Austin, Cerittos, California.
Jacob "Jake" Wall was a wealthy plantation owner who fathered 15 children with Charlotte, a quadroon he purchased in New Orleans. He was known for being very particular about his daughters. His efforts were responsible for the diaspora to Indian Territory. Photo provided by Winifred Lee Cole, Frankie Lee, Los Angeles; and Anthony Austin, Cerittos, California.
Wall, Jacob (b) 1828 & Charlotte "Lottie" (b) 1928, from the Wall Plantation in Coosa County (Elmore County), Alabama. This is a founding family of Tatums. Other family names include: Buckner, Carter, Swindall, Hooks, Jones, Austin, and others.
Williams, William & Malneda, were forced to Indian Territory on the Trail of Tears in the 1830s as slaves to the Chickasaw, incorrectly called "Chickasaw Freedman". Relative names include: Prince, Hooks, Colbert, Boyd, Stevenson; and many others.
Winslett, Willis "Bud" (b) 1867 (d) 1939 & Alberta Lovejoy. See Benson, Wiley & Tena Lovejoy-Adamson
Young, Will & Emaline of Coosa County, Alabama. Relative names are Hooks, Trash, Mitchell. and many others. See also Lue Carl “Chine” Young
Ziegler, Jacob & Elizabeth (b) 1808, from the Ziegler Planation in Coosa County (Elmore County), Alabama
A Movie Made In Tatums
Black Gold, featuring "U.S. Marshal LB Tatum and the entire All-Colored City of Tatums, Oklahoma." Silent Film, produced by Norman Studios, Arlington, Florida. (1928)
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