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North Fork Town/Early Creek Settlers

North Fork Town/Early Creek Settlers

J. McCoy (View posts)
Posted: 1031572662000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1261975657000
Surnames: Carr
I have a strong beliefs that my gGrandfather's father first arrived into I.T. @ Ft. Gibson, then migrated down into the North Fork region near Eufaula.

It is recorded that my ggGrandfather is buried "East of Eufaula, where they moved the bodies to build the lake". His name was Thomas Carr (full blood Creek). Thomas Carr's wife was "Cosoe". Their son (my gGrandfather) was Rev. Robert Carr who later migrated to Wetumka.

Does anyone know where early creek emigrants who first came to I.T. & settled near Eufaula, I.T. may have been buried? Robert Carr attended the Asbury Manual Labor Mission in his early years (1847-1860's). Where could I locate Asbury School records of early students & where do you suppose Thomas Carr is buried? Not sure if this Thomas Carr is the brother to Paddy Carr or not.

Robert Carr's 1/2 sisters:
Mrs. Washington Grayson.
& Lydia Childers.

Full brothers:

Pat (Patrick) Carr
William "Bill" Carr
Louisa Carr Benson (md. to Dave Benson) - Wetumka

Need help. My e-mail: osu1cowboy@yahoo.com

Re: North Fork Town/Early Creek Settlers

Posted: 1036454430000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1043862102000
Have you checked the McIntosh County cemetery listings.
Many graves were moved when the Lake Eufaula went in &
relocated to around Checotah and Eufaula. Also, there
is a Carr Creek at Onapa, plus there was once a Carr
Creek School. The Al Jennings gang was caught at Carr
Creek, thanks to my great grandfather, Sam Baker.

Re: North Fork Town/Early Creek Settlers

Posted: 1174314212000
Classification: Query
Surnames: CARR, HAW, WARD, SATTERFIELD
Hi, I am interested in learning more information on Robert Carr.

He is on the 1900 Indian Territory census, Creek Nation as Robert Haw born 1850, with wife Bettie born 1855 and daughter Adda born 1882. At the lower part of the census page Relating to Indians, which shows other name, if any - he is lsted as Robert Carr, with wife Bettie and daughter Adda - all shown as full blood Creek Indian. Robert Carr is also listed on the 1910, and 1920 Oklahoma census, all at Wetumka, Hughes Co.

Let me briefly tell you why I am intersted in the name Robert Haw. My grandfather was Robert Lee Haw born about 1882-82, in Arkansas. He died in 1951 in Arizona. His father was Robert Haw and his mother was Calley Ward (daughter of David Ward, and I believe, Sarah Lackey). After searching for 30 years,I have absolutely nothing else on Robert Haw. Calley Ward married a Preston Satterfield about 1883 in Little River Co. Arkansas and she died about 1907 in Bowie Co. Texas.
Christine Haw, Kaufman TX

Re: North Fork Town/Early Creek Settlers

Posted: 1261960375000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Carr
Do not believe your Thomas Carr is brother to Paddy Carr, based upon historical records. However, the Asbury School you mention was sponsored by the South Carolina Conference of the Methodist Church. They may have some records regarding the school, which was located near Ft. Mitchell and was established very early. Both Paddy and Thomas attended there, but this would have been somewhere around 1815 onward, not 1847. Paddy had 3 wives by this time and had escorted 2 to Oklahoma by then.
Myrtice Carr

Re: North Fork Town/Early Creek Settlers

Posted: 1431177320000
Classification: Query
The location of the school that is mentioned in this inquiry is the one built in Indian Territory near present day Eufaula, OK. It was named for it's predecessor near Ft. Mitchell, AL which closed in 1830 because most of the Creeks had voluntarily or been forcibly moved West.

Re: North Fork Town/Early Creek Settlers

Posted: 1497047996000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Smith Yargee Toole
It is my belief that most of those who first settled Northfork Town are now buried under the lake. My family (Smith, Yargee) were among the first to settle Northfork Town and I have never been able to find grave sites for any of them. I have heard that only the grave markers were relocated by the Corp of Engineers, not the actual bodies. I can't say if that is true. I know some markers were relocated to Fishertown and Greenlawn, but I haven't had any luck finding graves of family members who were first relocated to I.T. I have heard that my 2x Great Granddad is buried at Artussie Indian Church, but no longer has a marker. My Great Grandparents were buried in the Mellette Cemetery and my Granddad had them moved to what would become the New Mellette Cemetery.

Re: North Fork Town/Early Creek Settlers

Posted: 1516848441000
Classification: Death
What I can tell you for certain is that the Native Creek burial custom was still being widely used during this time, a few still use it today. My Great-Great Grandmother didn’t pass until 1910 and I am nearly convinced she was buried in the old customary manner. The belief being we are from the Earth and will return to the Earth, it was customary to mark graves with only a small burial house built over the grave and it was only built once never to be rebuilt, when it rotted away one was said to have returned to the Creator.

Re: North Fork Town/Early Creek Settlers

Posted: 1519472142000
Classification: Cemetery
Surnames: Nero, Hawkins
Thank you for your post, I am now getting serious about my research and this was the first "blog" I visited, mainly because all my family belonged to "North Fork Colored." I have located/visited my 2/3 grandmothers grave site and it appears as you say, huts gone, however there is a small foot marker with names. Cemetery is behind Big Arbor Indian Baptist Church I haven't been there is about 10 years, but it is still accessible. I haven't found it located on any lists. It is in area that was North Fork Town (Fame) etc. It is definitely a "Indian" cemetery. Parry (Nero,Hawkins, Robinson) Hettie (Grayson,Nero,Hawkins), Freedmen's Roll, but buried in Indian Cemetery. Now that I have retired I am in the area.
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