Thursday, September 27, 2012

Self-Appointed Heap Big Cherokee Genealogist Scott Brown Scalps Self

Well, it took me all of six minutes on to find an Arkansas County marriage index a record of marriage between Harry Gunn Reed of Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas and Bethania Elvina "Hannie" Crawford on 2 June 1893.  He was 20, and she was about 17.

Her residence was listed in this record as "Indian Territory."

Just sayin'.

Oh, this would be Elizabeth Warren's paternal grandmother, btw.

Hannie E. Crawford

Gender: Female
Age: 17
Birth Year: abt 1876
Indian Territory
Spouse's Name: Harry G Reed
Spouse's Gender: Male
Spouse's Age: 20
Spouse's Residence: Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 2 Jun 1893
Marriage License Date: 2 Jun 1893
Marriage County: Sebastian
Event Type: Marriage
FHL Film Number: 1034043

Then there is Hannie Crawford's father, Warren's great-grandfather, who moved from Missouri to Arkansas to Oklahoma, eventually settling down happily in Indian Territory, Cherokee Nation, Township 12, District 47. 

John H. Crawford
Birth: Mar. 26, 1858
 Death: Jan 23, 1924  Father: Preston H.(Presley) Crawford b: 1824 in Tennessee Mother: Edith (Ede) Marsh b: 5 MAR 1826 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee  Marriage 1 Paulina Bowen b: BET 1858 AND 1860 in Missouri•Married: ABT 1874 in Missouri

1. Bethena Crawford b: 1875 in Missouri [Bethania Elvina "Hannie" Crawford]
 2. Laura A. Crawford b: 1877 in Texas 3. Lula May Crawford b: MAY 1880 in Arkansas 4. John Walter (Walter) Crawford b: 1883 in Texas 5. Charles Houston (Charley) Crawford b: 18 JAN 1885 in Arkansas 6. Sisie Crawford b: 1888 in Arkansas

7. Eddie Crawford b: 1894 in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, Oklahoma 8. Rosco Crawford b: 1896 in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, Oklahoma 9. Bessie Crawford b: 1898 in Indian Territory (OK)

Marriage 2 Sarah Elizabeth Smith b: 16 DEC 1860 in Laclede Co. Missouri (Bennett Springs area)• Married: 2 SEP 1904 in Laclede Co., Missouri  John H. Crawford's residence on this marriage certificate is listed as "Wetumka, Indian Territory."
 Burial: Wetumka Cemetery, Wetumka, Hughes County, Oklahoma, USA.

And here are other Crawford relations, who, though not running for the Senate, are apparently for political and social advantage concocting Indian ancestors [NOT].
 Same lineage as Warren, fwiw.

All those Crawfords who resided in Indian Territory, Cherokee Nation, Township 12, District 47, are listed on the 1900 Census as white.

As is every single other resident of Indian Territory, Cherokee Nation, Township 12, District 47.  You do the math.

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