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Re: Chickasaw by Blood Enrollment Cards

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From the book : WHO WAS WHO AMONG THE SOUTHERN INDIANS, by Martini, published 1998:

Page 85:

BURRIS, GABRIEL - Choctaw. Attended the Choctaw Academy in Kentucky in 1830. He was the son of "Widow Burris", and was a brother to Johnson Burris, Cleason Burris, Stephen Burris, Susan Burris, Palina Burris, and Polly Burris, all of whom moved to Indian territory. He was married at least twice, last to Polly Ann Arnold, a white, in 1881 or 1882. He died in Atoka County in 1894 or 1895. He was the father of:

1 Isaac H. Burris

2 Ben Burris

3 Phebe Burris ( married C. C. Perry) page 510 shows that her husband was Calvin C. Perry, a Choctaw born in 1835. They had children named :Sophia, Sims, Eli, Bill, Benjamin, and Calvin Perry.

4 Samuel Sidney Burris, who was born in Arkansas in 1880 but moved to Indian Territory in 1897 from northern Arkansas. Married to Florence, he was the father of:
1 Hyman H. Burris born in 1901.

page 86: ( there are two Isaac Burris listings, am sending you both)

BURRIS, ISAAC ALBERSON- A Chickasaw, born June 1, 1853, the son of Colbert A. Burris.
Isaac was clerk of the supreme court in the mid 1870's, National Auditor in 1897.
In 1878 he lived in Ponotoc County.
He married Cecelia Jane Harrison, and was the father of:

1 Edith Ethel Burris, born August 3, 1878

2 Annie May Burris, born Feb. 23, 1881 died young

3 Maymie Cecelia Burris, born Nov. 18, 1883

4 Maude C. Burris, born August 13, 1886

5 Colbert A. Burris, born June 26, 1888

6 Walter P. H. born May 16, 1892 died young

7 Daniel Hindman Burris, born Jan. 1, 1894 died in Nov. 1895

page 86

BURRIS, ISAAC - Choctaw, was an election judge at Double Springs in Tobusky County in 1886 ( different that the one above?)

page 355:

JONES, TENNESSEE - Choctaw, lived on Oxnoxeby River, south of Robinson Road in Moshulatubbe's District in 1831, her household consisting of four persons, including three children under the age of sixteen. She was issued script in lieu of S32 T17N R15E in 1846.

From the book : LEADERS AND LEADING MEN OF THE INDIAN TERRITORY, by O'Bierne, published 1891

Page 91:


Thei venerable and highly esteemed Choctaw was born in Mississippi in 1816, and was chiefly educated by the well known Congressman, Dick Johnson.
Gabriel moved with his parents to the Choctaw Nation during the general emigration, and for some years assisted them on the farm.
At the age of twenty one he married Miss Iny-a-tubbe, the neice of Captains Tom and Dick Hayes, both leading Choctaws of their time.

The issue of this marriage was six children, only two of whom survive, Isaac and Phoebe, now Mrs. Calvin Perry, of Atoka.
At the first Council ever held by the Choctaws in their present Nation, Gabriel Burris was elected representative of his county, which position he maintained for two sessions. In 1849 he was again called forth to represent his people at the Boggy depot Council.
In 1861 he was appointed Supreme Judge of teh Third Judiciary of the Choctaw Nation, whihc office he held with honor for seven years.
The last appointment filled by him was that of Senator for Toboxy ( Coal) county, in 1882.
Being by nature a man of great modesty, he invarible shunned political prominence, and all offices of public trust, in every instance being forced to serve his country at the call of his people, which was done at a great sacrifice to his own retiring disposition.
As Supreme Judge, his verdicts and rulings met with the highest approval, while his amiable character rendered him not only esteemed, but much beloved by his peiople, as well as the Untied States citizens sojourning in the country.
Judge Burris owns a farm of one hundred and fifty acres under cultivation, besides a small herd of cattle and hogs. Within the last five years he has been afflicted with growing cataracts on both eyes, which have recently rendered him almost blind, but being now ripe for operation, it is to be hoped that he will regain his sight before another year.
Esteemed and beloved by all who know him, Judge Burris resdies at his country home, some five miles from Coalgate, a celebrated mining town in the Choctaw Nation. Not far from his house is a rich coal bed, from which he or his son Isaac will probably derive rich returns.
( a photo of the judge follows this biographical sketch)

There are othe rBurris names in this book, also info on the Perry. If you would like that information just drop me an email and I will send it to you. It is all much too long to post here.

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