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Daniel H. Hudson

Born: 1852

Died: June 11th 1901

Dawes Roll #1795; Census Card #732; enrolled at age 46; listed as Full-Blood Choctaw but was 3/4 blood.


Sallie Going

Born: 1850 or 1851

Died: November 1900

Father: Isom Going

Mother: Elizabeth or Eliza Going

 Daniel H. Hudson always held office.

He caught or helped to catch many cattle and horse thieves.

He knew all the trails and knew how to get the criminals.

He held the offices of Sheriff and Light-Horseman for many years and never did have to kill any of the thieves, and there were plenty of them, too, from other states.

He caught three men with fifty head of cattle up in the Kiamichi Mountains.

They had stolen the cattle from a Choctaw at Hochatown.

Johnson Harrison and his men were behind Daniel when he rode upon these thieves, holding his gun on them for twenty minutes before the other men rode up.

He used to say those men were cowardly and he never took them out again to hunt thieves.

The Children of Daniel H. & Sallie Hudson (Going)

#1 Laban Hudson

Born: ?

Died: 1892

#2 Lesina Hudson (McClure)

Born: 1874 or 1877

Died: December 17th 1934

Dawes #1750; Census Card # 716; enrolled at age 25; Full-Blood Choctaw

Spouse: Peter McClure


#1 Levisa (Hudson)

Born: ?

Died: ?

#2 Edna (Battiest)

Born: ?

Died: ?

#3 Levina R. Hudson (Howell) (Beavers)

Born: 1880 or 1883

Died: ?

Dawes Roll #1797; Census Card #732; enrolled at age 16; Full-Blood Choctaw

1st Spouse:

Calvin C. Howell (Married on June 23, 1900)

Born: Mar 4th 1843 Died: Dec 4th 1910 in Eagletown, Oklahoma and is buried here:

His Father was Choctaw Chief Calvin Howell

His Mother was Rhoda Pitchlynn Born: Jan 23, 1814 Died: Feb 28, 1911, the Sister of Choctaw Chief Peter P. Pitchlynn

His Grand-Father was Calvin H. Howell who died in 1865

2nd Spouse:

John T. Beavers

Died 1936

  The Calvin C. Howell Family

"I (Levina) was born near Eagletown, the daughter (In Law) of Indian Chief Calvin Howell.

My father (In Law), the Chief, was born also near Ealgetown in what was then Eagle County, Choctaw Nation.

His father, Calvin H. Howell came from Mississippi when the Choctaw Indians came to this country in 1832. 

My mother (In Law), Rhoda Pitchlyn Howell, was also from Mississippi.

My grandfather, (In Law) Calvin H. Howell, settled a quarter of a mile north of Eagletown where he built a fine mission.

He owned many slaves to do the work and he put in a large plantation. Around the house, he had big orchards, vineyard, garden, and rice patch.

One of the pear trees is standing there yet.

My grandparents (In Law) raised a large family of nine children, John, Margaret, Mary, Edward, Calvin, Ellen, Thomas Peter., and Fannie Howell.

In the time of war, grandfather died in 1865.

My Grandmother (In Law) moved to Davis after the war, and settled in the Washita Valley and put in another plantation and the children all married among the best citizens of that county.

Calvin Howell Jr. stayed at Eagletown with the farm and married Miss Fannie Leflore, Governor LeFlore's granddaughter.

During the time of the Choctaw Government (my) Father (In Law) served his people in many public capacities.

Under conditions that existed in the country during his youth, his education was of course limited, but was sufficient to enable him to compete successfully in the business world.

At one time he represented his county in the Councils of his Nation."

Calvin C. Howell and Levina Hudson were married on June 23, 1900, and in 1901 they moved up to the bend on an unimproved place.

Many white oak trees were cut down to be made into shingles, rails, and posts.

He first put into cultivation 55 acres and after a few years put in another 75 acre farm on a river two miles north of the place where he first settled.

Indians call this place 'Bokfolota' in Choctaw which is "winding around river" in English; but white people call it 'Beaver's Bend' because there were many beaver in this river in those early days.

Calvin liked to hunt game and fish and that was why he located on these places, and he did his share of hunting and fishing while he lived.

He died in 1910 and his mother, aged 99 years, died in the same year.

His son-in-law, Daniel H. Howell, who is 29 years old now, owned these places until 1926 when he sold them to the Choctaw Lumber Company and the Company later sold them to the State for a State Park, and a C. C. C. Camp was established on the place with about 200 C. C .C. boys working.

This place was known once as Howell's Ranch; later as Beaver's Ranch.

The cattle belonging to me were branded C H on a hip.

Those branded D on the left side was Daniel Herbert Howell's and D on the left hip was Douglas Beaver's brand.

These cattle were all bunched up and sold out in 1924 - 400 head, brought $4,900.00 and we folks have regretted that the cattle were ever sold many times.

Note: As told in the Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma: Date April 11, 1938 Interview #13917) - Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma - Date: April 11, 1938 - Name: Lavina R. Beavers - Post Office: No Place Given - Date of Birth: Eagletown in what was then Eagle County, Choctaw Nation - Place of Birth: - Father: Calvin Howell, Chief - Place of Birth: Eagletown - Information on father: b March 4, 1843. His father, Calvin H. Howell, came from Mississippi - Mother: Rhoda Pitchlyn - Field Worker: Interview #13917

Dr. Thomas Pitchlyn Howell was born at Eagletown, Choctaw Nation, August 28, 1849, the son of Calvin and Rhoda Pitchlyn Howell. He graduated from Cumberland University and finished his medical education at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Howell settled west of Davis where he was a successful farmer and stockman. He practiced medicine until 1893 and was at one time or another, president of the First National Bank at Wynnewood, vice president of the First National Bank of Davis, and president of the Wynnewood Cotton Oil Company.

He was a Mason, a Shriner, a member of the Knights of Pythias and, at the time of his death in 1943, president of the Old Settler's Association of Garvin County. 

Dr. Howell was also active in the Methodist Church.

Dr. Howell first married Lizzie Grant, daughter of Tom Grant of Fort Arbuckle. Their children were Deila, Daisey and Hickman.

After the death of his first wife he married Hennrietta Wright, of Paris, Texas, and to them were born Tom P., Vivian and Gladys.

Dr. Howell passed away July 16, 1943 and is buried at the Howell Cemetery, located just beside the interstate between Davis and Hennepin. It is a very small family cemetery.

Corrections below provided by Ben Crump

In the Howell cemetery just outside of Davis, Dr. Thomas P. Howell is buried. In his biography it shows three children with his second wife. There were three but they were all girls, Vivian, Gladys and Laura.

There was no son from this marriage.

Laura was married to Tom Youngblood and she had one son, Thomas Howell Youngblood. He Married Alvera Jennings from Wynnewood. They has one son Thomas Howell Youngblood, Jr.

Laura's son died a number of years ago, he is buried in the National Cemetery in Washington, DC.

Laura passed away in, I believe, the 70's. Her ash's were scattered in the front garden of the old home that Dr. Howell built.

Her Grandson T.H. Youngblood, Jr, died in the early 90's and his ashs's were scattered in the bay of San Francisco, CA.

Alvera Jennings Youngblood Johnson (Married to Paul Johnson, of Davis) is my First Cousin once removed.

T.H. Youngblood, Jr and his Grandmother, Laura, were very dear to me. This is how I happen to know this history.

The last paragraph of Dr. Howell's Biography list his death as 1903 it should be 1943

Corrections provided below by Bill Howell

This is a biography of my great-grandfather, Dr Tom P Howell..

In the corrections by Ben Crump he states there were no sons by his second marriage.

That is incorrect. My grandfather, Tom P Howell, Jr was born from that marriage.

He was a rancher and lived his entire life in the Davis area.

The Children of Daniel H. & Sallie Hudson (Going) Cont.

#4 Leanna or Linna

Born: 1882 or 1885

Died: Jan 18 1904

Dawes Roll #1798; Census Card #732; enrolled at age 14; Full Blood Choctaw

1st spouse:

Arthur McDaniel

2nd spouse:

Wellington Haikonubbi

#5 Enoch

Born: 1884 or 1887

Died: 1909

Dawes Roll #1799; Census Card #732; enrolled at age 12; Full Blood Choctaw

#6 Willie D (Willis)

Born: Aug 28th or Nov 29 1888

Died: Nov 20th 1919

Dawes Roll #1800; Census Card #732; enrolled at age 8 Full Blood Choctaw

1st Spouse: Anna Ward

 2nd Spouse: Winnie Pearly Dyer



3rd Spouse: Ellen Lewis



4th Spouse: Innis McClure



Willie D (Willis) Hudson was born November 29, 1888.

He was a soldier in the World War. (WWI)

He always made his home at his brother-in-law's, John T. Beavers.

He was at home only five months when Watson John, who had taken Willie Hudson's wife while he was away from home fighting for his country, killed him.

Willie Hudson was killed November 20, 1919.

His sister, Levina R. Beavers put a nice headstone on his grave.

"Broken Bow. -- Sweeney John and Willis Hudson are dead as a result of a battle at the home of Watson John, brother of the former, two miles west of Golden in McCurtain county. 

Hudson was instantly killed by Watson, while Sweeney John died next morning from wounds received from Hudson's gun.

The trouble arose over the wife of Hudson who was living at the home of Watson John. 

Hudson and his wife were separated and Hudson went to see her. He entered the John home and the John boys ran after him through the yard. 

Sweeney John later went out and Hudson fired upon him, fatally wounding him. 

Watson john went after his gun and fired several bullets into Hudson, killing him instantly. All are Choctaws. Watson John surrendered to officers and was taken to the Idabel jail."

The Children of Daniel H. & Sallie Hudson (Going) Cont…

#7 Isom Daniel Hudson

Isom spelled and pronounced his name 'Isham'

According to his Son James Hudson, Isom was born on June 1st 1889 and passed from this life in January or February 1989

Dawes Roll#1801- Census Card #732; Enrolled at age 6; listed as a Full Blood Choctaw


Phoebe Bohanan

Born: Jan 30, 1901

Died: Dec 10th 1946

she is buried at the Tonihka Cemetary in Eagletown, Ok. Roll# is 14578 & C.C. #670

Mother: Artimissie 'Arti' Amos

Father: John S. Bohanan

Have you ever heard how Phoebe Bohanan died?

Her family firmly believes she died of witchcraft. They say that everyone knew about it.

This Whiteman had broken up with his Choctaw woman and started seeing Phoebe.

You see, Phoebe and this mans ex-wife used to drink around together as pals, but all along she hated Phoebe for getting together with her ex-husband, so she went to a witch doctor and asked for something to make her real sick.

Phoebe's best friend happened to be at the doctors place at the same time and over heard all that the woman was saying and warned Phoebe, but Phoebe just laughed it off.

Pretty soon she started getting sick, physically and emotionally, and within a few months she was dead. A lot of spooky things started happening to her and to her son Dan, right

before she passed away. (As related to me by Phoebe's Grand-Daughter.)

#8 Aleck Hudson

Born: 1892

Died: Feb 1901

 The Children of Isom Hudson

#1 Pauline Mae (Hampton)

b. 1 Jan 1923-d. 1992 or 93


Jerry b. 1936-d. 1995 (?)


1: Vera b.(?) d.(?)

2: Romona b? d?

 #2 Velma Lee (Battiest)

born: 1921 - died: 1962

Spouse: Gibson Battiest

Born Feb 1st 1921 Died Sept 1963

She had one daughter:


Born: April 8th 1937 in Grass Lake near Goodwater Oklahoma now lives in Olahoma City.

Spouse: Billy Ray Hunter

B. 13 Jun 1939, D. 12 Oct 1973


1. Victor Hunter (Deceased) b. (?) d (?) he left one child.

2. Patrick Hunter b. (?) has children.

3. Gina Hunter b. (?) has children:

4 Regina

5 Janice

6 Deloris

7 Sharon

#3 John Beaver

B. Jun 1927 D. 1975


#1 Dina Beth b (?)

#2 John Beaver Jr. b (?)

His mother was Christine Amos

Obituary of Mary Christine Amos Clymer

Mary Christine Amos Clymer, 66, passed away January 14, 2007, at her residence in Norman.

She was born December 25, 1940, in Quinton, the daughter of the late Silas Amos and Susan Pope Amos.

Mary enjoyed attending various gospel singings, reading her Bible, and attending church as often as her health would permit.

She was a member of Franklin United Methodist Church in Norman.

In previous years she had attended Mary Lee Clark United Methodist Church in Del City as well as Angie Smith United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.

She found great joy working with the Skyline Urban Ministries Program in Oklahoma City assisting with the homeless/low income food program and if anyone was in need of prayer she would be more than happy to accommodate them.

She would also visit various nursing homes along with friend Clifford Wood to provide comfort, words of encouragement and testimony as well as sing a few Choctaw hymns.

Mary also enjoyed making arts and crafts for various church functions.

Although Mary had numerous health problems such as diabetes, amputation, numerous surgeries, dialysis treatments three times a week and failing eyesight she maintained her strong belief and trust in the Lord.

Mary attended Washington School in Oklahoma City and later Crooked Oak School in Oklahoma City but had stopped in the ninth grade.

Later she resumed school and received her GED and went on to receive her nursing assistant certification.

She worked at various nursing homes in the Oklahoma City area and began working at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City for a number of years until she had to stop due to the beginning of her health problems.

Survivors include her son, John Beaver Hudson Jr. of Norman; sister, Mable Sue Houck and husband Everett of Del City; two nephews, Everett Houck Jr. and wife Jenni of Moore, Oklahoma and Charles Houck of Moore; one niece, Susan Houck of Del City, Oklahoma; and a very dear friend of the family, Clifford Gene Wood of Oklahoma City.

 The Children of Isom Hudson Cont...

#4 Daniel Hudson Jr.

Born: Feb 14, 1925 in Eagletown, Okla

Daniel born to Isham(Isom) Hudson and Phoebie Bohanan

died : April 17,2011

burial at Tonihka Cemetery.

Arrangements by ; Mills & Coffey Funeral Home

715 East Main St. Antlers, Okla. 

#5 Edwin Hudson

b. 9 Apr 1931

He has one son:

Glen Dale b.(?)

Glen has two daughters.

Names and births (?)

His mother was Gertrude Miller

#6 James (Jimmie) Hudson

b. 14 Aug 1933 - Still living

Spouse: Martha


#1 Charles Dennis Hudson

b. 1 May 1955

Spouse: Rejeania


Tricia Mahlia Hudson 

#2 Jimmie Carol Hudson (Merrival)

b. 29 May 1956

Spouse: Mike Merrival


#1: Sonia Rae (Whalen)

b. 25 Dec 1978

#2: Michael Lynn Merrival Jr.

b. 30 Dec 1979

He has two daughters

Shelby b. Oct 31 1998

Jessica Poor Bear b. 12 Apr 2001

#3 Thomas James Merrival

b. 14 Aug 1981

He has one son:

Thomas James Jr.

b. 14 Feb. 2006

Children of James Hudson cont...

#3 Nita Kay

b. 29 Jun 1957

Spouse: John Boisevert


Issac b.(?)

Cody b.(?)

#4 Darrel Wayne Hudson

Born: November 17th, 1958

Died: January 6th, 2004

Spouse: Shirley


Dara b. (?)

Anthony (Tony) b. (?)

He has a daughter, name and birth (?)

and son: Ocean b. (?)

The obituary for Darrell Wayne Hudson

Darrell Wayne Hudson, 45, passed away on January 6, 2004. He was born November 17, 1958, to James and Martha Hudson.

Darrell came from a large family and will be loved and missed by all. He was a longtime employee of Southwestern Roofing.

He loved sports, especially fast-pitch softball where he had teams that he played and coached.

He was involved in keeping alive the tradition of the Indian State tournament, held annually at Wheeler State Park.

He was a member of the Indian Ink Committee who coordinated the 50th anniversary of the Oklahoman Indian Men's Fast-Pitch Tournament.

He was also the director of the ONASA, the committee that is continuing the Indian State Tournament. Darrell was a member of Victory Baptist Church where he was baptized June 4, 1995.

His mother, Martha, and son, David, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; son Tony; daughter, Darah; granddaughter, Robyn, and grandson, Ocean, all of the home; father James, of Hugo, Oklahoma; brother, Charles and Rejeania of Oklahoma City; sisters, Carol and Mike Merrival of South Dakota, Kay and John Boisevert of Colorado, Sarah Hudson of Oklahoma City, and mother-in-law, Delores Factor of Oklahoma City.

Children of James Hudson cont...

#5 Sarah Jo Hudson

b. 31 Aug 1974


#1 Rhianna Carol b. 1990

#2 Christopher b.1994

 1st Interview of Isom Hudson

Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma

Date: April 9, 1938

Name: Isom Hudson

Post Office: Eagletown, Oklahoma

Date of Birth: November 29, 1890

Place of Birth: Near Eagletown

Father: Daniel Hudson

Place of Birth: Near Eagletown

Information on father: Sheriff

Mother: Sallie Hudson

Place of birth: Mountain Fork

Information on mother: Housekeeper

Field Worker: Levina R. Beavers

The old ferry on Mountain Fork River was controlled; owned, and operated by a man named Mambbee, who was a ferryman for many years.

Just one hundred and fifty yards from a place south of the bridge on the landing on the west bank of the Mountain Fork River, Mambbee's home was located, just a half a quarter from the west landing and was a log cabin.

I remember passing his cabin, going to see my mother's father, who lived two miles farther down the road.

Mr. Mambbee had large apple trees in his yard and other fruit trees.

We crossed on this ferryboat a good many times.

My grandfather, Isom Going, married Mambbee's sister, Akonatema Mambbee, so we visited them. Mambbee operated the ferryboat until 1895 when he died and then Governor Gardner had charge of it and had a Negro, Joe Wimbley, to operate it for many years.

Then Governor Gardner's heirs operated it until the high bridge came through in 1922.

This is a ferry on which horse thieves and robbers would meet their bad luck.

The ferryman wouldn't let anybody cross on a ferryboat when the river was very high.

There was a ford on Mountain Fork within two miles of the place where it empties into Little River; within a quarter of a mile of the place where Mountain Fork empties in there is a ford on Little River but there is no ferry boat landing.

The Indians call this crossing Boke Lawa Hema Akocha, meaning " Heap lots crossing."

The ford on Mountain Fork River at Hochatown, to which Father moved in 1890, has a very large rock lying right in the middle of the river and when the water was over that rock, the Indians wouldn't go into it for it was past fording.

A Choctaw Indian of the name of Burnett Lewis owned the only boat that was there.

This boat was made out of a large pine log, hewed down flat out on all four sides with the inside dug out and squared and smoothed until it looked like a plain long wood box and looked to be about twelve feet long, hewed and smoothed until it was pretty.

That is the boat that everybody crossed the river in; Burnett Lewis' father made it many years before.

Burnett Lewis lived on the bank of his dugout landing until he died in 1908.

The ford was just fifty yards south of the low water bridge.

Robson D. Beavers owns the place now; he has built a fine mansion there and has a nice little farm, raising cattle and hogs, right on the river place.

2nd Interview of Isom Hudson

Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma

Date: March 16, 1938

Name: Isom D. Hudson. Second Interview

Post Office: Eagletown, Oklahoma

Date of Birth: November 27, 1890

Place of Birth: 2 miles east of Eagletown, Oklahoma

Father: Daniel Hudson

Place of Birth: Near Eagletown

Information on father: Stockman, officer, sheriff

Mother: Sallie Hudson

Place of Birth: Mountain Fork

Information on mother: Housekeeper

Field Worker: Levina R. Beaver

James Dyer, Jr., lives two and one-half miles west of Broken Bow, Oklahoma.

He was born at Eagletown in 1888 of full blood Indian parents.

He was educated in the country schools of that day, and at the Presbyterian College at Durant.

James Dyer forged to the front as one of the prominent citizens of the county and proved himself a worthy son of splendid parentage.

When the question of Statehood came up in 1906 and 1907 young Dyer opposed the change, for he disliked to see the almost unlimited privileges of his native home and the old hunting grounds taken over by a people whose energies he knew would absorb them; however, he at that age could see the inevitable end aligning himself with the dominant political party, Democratic, he became interested in public affairs and as a private in the rear ranks, did all he could to further the interests of his party and the economical and industrial progress of his country, especially the agricultural interests as he is a farmer.

In 1920 he was urged to become a candidate for the legislature and was elected to represent the county in November of that year.

When the legislature met in 1921 he was at once appointed a member of several committees and began his career as a public servant.

His services in the Eighth Legislature were such that his constituency returned him in 1922.

Notwithstanding the fact that his parents were of the Presbyterian faith, James Dyer and his family are members of the Baptist Church.

He is connected with some of the oldest and most prominent Indian families.

Submitted to OKGenWeb by Sharon Olive DeLoache 04-2000

The Children of Daniel H. & Sallie Hudson (Going) Cont....

#9 Abel

Born ?

Died: 1901

Dawes #1802

Note: Enoch (14) Willie (13) and Isom (8) became wards of Peter James Hudson after the Parents deaths in 1900 - 1901.

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