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     Judge James Hudson

James Hudson was born in 1810 in Mississippi and He passed from this life on October 25th 1875 in Eagle Town Indian Territory according to written statements by his Son Peter James Hudson...

Or it may have been at least 10 years later if what John James wrote in his book titled "My Experience With Indians" is accurate, which says that he (John James) spoke to our Judge James Hudson in 1884 and accepted a job offer to teach the Eagle Town Choctaw Children to speak English...

Judge James Hudson was buried in the old Eagle Town Burial Grounds. His Mississippi Census Card was #732

Judge James Hudson was a Christian Choctaw Presbyterian Missionary and a Preacher to the Choctaw people, who during the Civil War fed many hungry people, sharing his food with them.

Jane Cubit, who lived in Eagle Town at the time, said that when the slaves were set free they came to Judge James Hudson to be married (Because the white preachers were refusing to do so).

A man by the name of Mr. Tuson was the interpreter for him to marry these couples.

James Hudson was the father of Daniel, Washington, Harriet, and Peter James Hudson.

His wife Ahobotema Hudson is said to have fed many hungry people during the Civil War days. She was looked upon as a good Christian woman.

James Hudson was the Judge of Eagle County, Indian Territory, Choctaw Nation.

He was the Ex-officio Superintendent of Schools, and a Minister of The Gospel as well (according to his Grand-Son, Peter Wayland Hudson), and he is noted as an Elder of the Church where he attended.

James and his 1st & 2nd wives, Pesatema & Ahobatema were both members of the Apehka Choctaw Tribal Clan, while James Hudson was of the Haiyip Atukla Choctaw Tribal Clan in Mississippi before they all settled in the South Eastern part of the New Indian Territory (Now the State of Oklahoma) in February of 1832.

The 1st Spouse of James Hudson

 Pesatema Miashambi 

Birth: ?

Death: about 1848

(She was his Mother's younger Sister)

The Children of James Hudson & 1st spouse: Peshatema

#1 Sallie Hudson (Bohanan)

Born: ?

Died: 1862

Her Roll number was #1796 and her Census Card was #732; and she was enrolled at the age of 45; she is listed as a Full Blood Choctaw.

1st spouse: Unknown


Susan Hudson

Birth: ?


2nd Spouse: Jesse Bohanan

Roll # 2017

Death: June 15th 1915


#1 Lucy

Birth: ?

Death: ?

Roll #2019

Spouse: Elius Cusher

They had three unknown Children together.

#2 Listie

Birth: ?

Death: ?


Spouse: Cornelius Jefferson

He had the Roll #3638


Susan Jefferson

Died April 5th 1906

#3 Richard Bohanan

Birth: ?

Death: ?

Roll #2021

The Children of James Hudson & 1st Spouse: Peshatema cont...

#2 Jackson Hudson

Born: 1842

Died: March 14th 1926

Buried in the old Eagletown Burial Grounds.

Dawes #2601; Census Card # 988; age 63; listed as full blood Choctaw but was really 3/4 because his father was half Choctaw and his mother was fullblood Choctaw.

Occupation: Cattle and Hog Farmer.

A Civil War Soldier.

County Judge of Eagle County for 12 years.

Education: Spencer Academy and Eastern Oklahoma State College.

Spouse: Ishtema (McCoy)

She is sometimes listed as Ish-ti-mone-hoke or Ishtemahoke

Note: The surname McCoy was an English surname that some of the Daughters of Captain Meshambe took as a last name for perhaps some societal purpose. She was Jackson Hudson's Mother's younger Sister, as well as a Sister to Peshatema, according to Peter James Hudson, the Son of Judge James Hudson.

Born: 1845

Died: 1917

Her Dawes Roll number was #2602 and her card number was #15566; her Census Card was #988; and she was enrolled at age 60; and listed as a Full Blood Choctaw.

Note: They had no children together but adopted a niece of Ishtema, named Alice (McCoy) A Daughter of Filliston McCoy the Son Mr. Meshambe.

Father: Captian Meshambe

Born: ? Died on May 24th, 1857

Mother: Ish-tema-hema



Born: ?

Died: ?

  The Children of Jackson Hudson & Ishtema McCoy

Alice McCoy (Hudson)

Note: Alice was their foster child, and also Ishtema's niece.

Born: July 7th 1875


Dawes Roll #2603; Census Card #988; enrolled at age 22 as a Full Blood Choctaw.

Birth Place: Eagletown, Indian Territory.

Spouse: Roar Hudson

Born: March 2nd 1882 in Eagletown

Died: April 28th 1933 in Eagletown

Father of Alice McCoy: Filliston McCoy

Born: ?

Died: ?

Mother: Alona

Born: ?

Died: ?

Brother: Thomas McCoy

Born: ?

Died: ?

Child: of Roar and Alice Hudson


Born: ?

Died: ?

A resident of Eagle Town at this time gives this account:

"Jackson Hudson was born near Eagle Town, Indian Territory, now in McCurtain County, in 1842.

His father, Judge James Hudson was born and raised in Mississippi and came here in 1832.

His mother, Peshatema Hudson, came to this country in March of 1832 from Mississippi as well.

Jackson Hudson attended the local school of his tribe and in later years went to Spencer Academy.

In 1857 he went to Eastern State to finish his college education.

On his return home he married Miss. Ishti-mona-hoke (McCoy), an uneducated Choctaw Indian girl who was a very industrious young woman.

Soon after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Hudson moved to themselves and Jackson began clearing up and putting in cultivation of a farm.

This farm is one hundred and thirty acres down on Mountain Fork River two and a half miles from his home.

During the time of the Choctaw Government Jackson Hudson served his people in many public capacities and in later years was elected County Judge and served in that capacity for twelve consecutive years, but in the thirteenth year he was defeated.

He owned three or four hundred head of cattle and many hogs and he began to ride after cattle and hogs while his busy wife were at home cutting and drying her fruit, peaches, apples, and pears.

She gathered her beans and peas and put them away in the cellar for winter.

The Indians did not know anything about canning fruit in those days so they dried the fruit and put it in sacks.

They killed their beef, dried it in the sun and sacked it and killed their hogs, smoked them and put away their lard.

I saw Jackson Hudson gathering his steers; he had twenty-five head of five year olds to sell to get money to let his brother-in-law have to pay on a debt on a sawmill, which he had.

Daniel Hudson and John P. Holman drove the cattle to old Goodland to sell to some one up there in 1897.

He had many more head of one, two, three, and four year olds left. I never saw such a bunch of steers that age at one time in this country.

In 1900 Jackson Hudson became delirious; he got up out of his bed one frosty morning in February and built a good fire in the living room and went outside; his wife was up about that time and so was a little girl of sixteen years (Alice McCoy), the niece of Mrs. Hudson.

All at once Mr. Hudson came running into the house without any clothes or shoes on. He ran, jumped in the bed and covered up.

His wife sent this little girl up to ask Mr. Hudson's sister Harriet Amos, and others to come down there so they came and he just lay there in the bed, not saying a word.

His sister and the others went to hunt his clothes and found them away around the orchard where he had pulled them off and thrown them everywhere and he had thrown away what money he had in his pocket and when he saw them bringing his clothes and shoes he told them not to bring them into the house for he was through with them and did not want them anymore and he told his sister just to pray for that was all she could do.

From then on Jackson Hudson stayed in bed all of the time and he forgot that he ever had any cattle.

In later years, the girl married Roar Hudson and left the old folks to themselves.

She lived a mile and a half from there.

In her old age Mrs. Hudson's eyesight began to fail and one evening while she was outside a little way from the house picking up some kindling for the next morning, the house caught on fire from the fire which Mrs. Hudson had built in the kitchen before she left the house and it was in a big way when she discovered what it was that was roaring so.

She was so nearly blind that she couldn't move very fast and when she went to the house Uncle Jackson was out by the gate trembling.

Mrs. Hudson went right in and grabbed some bedding, threw it out on the edge of the porch and snatched the wall pocket she had her money in, threw it out side and about that time the fire was coming into the room so she ran out and the bedding and money pocket which she had thrown out were in such a hot place she couldn't reach them so she let them go, and she ran away out without them.

Besides this Uncle Jackson had all his money, which was several hundred dollars, under his pillow all the time and it all went to ashes.

His nephew Roar Hudson and wife, Alice, later came over with a wagon and took the old folks home and they made their home with Roar and Alice the rest of the time they lived.

Mrs. Hudson turned the entire farm, cattle, hogs, horses and everything over to Roar Hudson to manage.

Mrs. Hudson lost her eyesight completely and both she and Jackson stayed in their room all the time until she died in 1917.

Then Jackson lived on until he was taken sick with the flu and died after a few days in 1926 and both are buried at the Eagletown burial ground.

During the Civil War, Jackson Hudson served under Deneale's regiment of Choctaw Warriors: Company A."  

The Children of James Hudson & 1st Spouse: Peshatema cont....

#3 Elizabeth Hudson

Born About 1846

Died: 1868

Census Card #897

1st Husband: Washington Hudson

Son of Chief George Hudson

 Choctaw Card #2391 (Daughter of Judge James Hudson and Peshatema Miashambi)


Daughter: Ennis Hudson Choctaw Card #2391 Born about 1857

Ennis Hudson married 1st: Silas Tonhika


#1 Otson Tonhika Choctaw Card #2392 was Born about 1876. Died?

Married Lucy Leandis Choctaw card #1249 Born? Died?


Richmond Tonihka. Choctaw Card #2394. born; Aug.9, 1902, enrolled Sept.18, 1902 Died?

#2 Salean Tonihka Choctaw Card #2393 Born about 1880. Died: ? Salean married Louie Wesley. Choctaw Card #1249 Born? Died?

Ennis Hudson (Tonhika) married 2nd: Ellis Louie Born about 1871 and Died June 1902, proof of death filed Dec.20,1902 - his enrollment was cancelled by the Dept. on July 8,1904 Father is Cholman Louie Mother is Liney Tonihka Choctaw Card #2390

2nd Husband of Elizabeth Hudson:

Comise Pesachubbee

Elizabeth Hudson was the first person to be buried in the Eagletown Burial Ground cemetery.

She had requested of her father and mother James and Peshatema Hudson that she be buried there, since that was the prettiest place for a burial ground, so, when she died they buried her there.

Elizabeth Hudson was educated in Tennessee, and had broad experience as a teacher who loved rural work and who was a fine Christian character who was always helpful to those around her.

The 2nd spouse of Judge James Hudson 

 Ahobatema Miashambi

Ahobatema was born in the year 1814 in Mississippi and passed from this life in 1897 in Eagletown, Indian Territory, now the State of Oklahoma. She is buried with her Husband in the old Eagletown Burial grounds. Her Mississippi Armstrong Roll Census Card number was #732.

She was a Daughter of Capt. Ahtehe Miashambi.

The Children of James Hudson's 2nd spouse: Ahobatema

#1 Washington 'Wash' Hudson

Born: 1849

Birth Place: Eagletown, Indian Territory

Died: Aug 1897

Buried: Eagletown Cemetery

Census Card # 675

Note: For more information and full Genealogy of Wash Hudson, please see his page.

#2 Harriet Hudson (Amos)

Born: about 1850 or as early as 1844

Died: May or June 1902 proof of death filed Dec. 12th 1902.

Dawes Roll #1606 Card #671 listed as Full blood at age 52 when enrolled from Eagletown but was raelly was 3/4.

Census Card #MCR5375 Note: Her enrollment was cancled by the department july 18th 1904 for some reason.


Thomas Amos

Born: 1846 (of Creek decent)

Died: November 1897

Note: They were married in 1869 in Indian Territory by a Choctaw Missionary named Charles Cook Copeland. Thomas Amos was murdered along with his Brother-in-law Washington 'Wash' Hudson in November of the year 1897.

The Children of Harriet & Thomas Amos

#1 Sarah

Born: 1871

Murdered in 1892 by Nelson Christy

Spouse: Simeon Winship

Born: Sep 26, 1869 in Battiest, McCurtain Co., OK,

Died: Dec 11, 1929 in Ponki Bok Community, Eagletown, McCurtain Co., OK.

Married about 1887.


#1 Anderson 'Andy'

Born: ?


Dawes Roll # 1180


Born: about 1889

Died: May 12th 1912

Note: Preeman J. McClure raised her after her mother was murdered and she was herself murdered on May 12, 1912 by her 2nd Spouse.

1st Spouse: Abner Clay

(Married about 1907)

2nd Spouse: Willie Everett

(Married after 1908)

3rd Spouse: Thomas Everidge

(Married about 1909)

Virginia's 1st Husband, Abner Clay was killed by Henry Stiff, and then she married Willie Everett and lived with him for several years, but then separated from him and later got a divorce.

A few weeks after she was divorced, Willie Everett went to the house of Aaron Dyer, where she was staying with some of her people, and he struck matches looking for her at each window until he located her.

He shot her while she was asleep and she never knew what struck her.

The bullet went through her heart and went on through her little girl's head, but the child lived on until 1926.

Sarah Amos (Winship) like her Daughter Virginia was murdered.

It was at the hands of her sweetheart in the year 1892.

She had been married to Simon Winship but was divorced from him at the time and was staying with her cousin, Enos Tonihka while she was teaching Indian children at Kullichito.

Her sweetheart was named Nelson Christy. (A relative of Choctaw Chief Jefferson Gardner) Three years before, he had killed her cousin Dora Hudson (Born: 1873); she was his wife and he had been hiding around from this former murder.

After he killed Sarah he shot himself and died a few hours later.

She is buried in the Eagletown Burial Grounds and has no headstone.

The Children of Harriet & Thomas Amos cont....

#2Annie or Anna (Labor)

Born: 1874

Died: March 9th 1930 (or in 1922 according to Grand-Daughter Reba Titsworth) In Bennington, Oklahoma.

Dawes #9745; Census Card #3414

Spouse: John Labor - (of Mexican decent)

Born: ?

Died: ?

Roll #1179


#1 Ethel May

Born: ?

Died: ?

Roll #9746

#2 Caroline

Born: ?

Died: ?

Roll #9747

#3 Laura

Born: ?

Died: ?

#4 Bertha

Born: ?

Died: ?


#1 Reba (Titsworth)

Born: ?

Still Living

#2 Everet

Born: ?

Died: ?

 The Children of Harriet & Thomas Amos cont.…

#3 Allen E. Amos
Born: December 3rd 1881

Died: ?

Dawes #1608; Census Card #671; enrolled at age 21; full blood Choctaw

Spouse: Lena Wilson

Born: ?

Died: ?

 Allen Hudson says below:

"It is at Ponki Bok that the oldest church building in the state is located; it was built of stone, quarried near its site in 1846 and notwithstanding the fact that it is approaching the Century mark (in 1839), is in a fair state of preservation at present.

There is an unfortunate circumstance in connection with this old church as the land on which it is situated is on the allotment of an individual and the existence of this church depends on the will of the present owner or on the wills of future owners.

Surely there is patriotism enough in the state and among prominent Indian families to save this relic of past history.

Allen Wright, an old and learned Indian Missionary of the Presbyterian faith, is buried in the cemetery at this place and many of his deeds are recorded on his tombstone and about one half mile west of Wheelock is the old residence of Governor LeFlore, a large double log house, the flooring and ceiling of which were rived of white Oak and dressed by hand."

Note: Source of above information: Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma - Date: February 12, 1938 - which says - Name: Allen E. Amos - Post Office: Eagletown, Oklahoma - Date of Birth: December 3, 1881 - Place of Birth: Near Eagletown, Oklahoma - Father: Thomas Amos - Place of Birth: Eagletown - Information on father: He was an officer - Mother: Harriet Amos - Place of birth: Eagletown - Information on mother: Housekeeper - Field Worker who submitted info: Levina R. Beavers.

The Children of Harriet & Thomas Amos cont...

#4 Anthony

(Pronounced Antiny)

Born: 1882 or 1979

Died: Jul 21st 1932 In McCurtain County

Dawes #1607; Census Card #671; enrolled at age 23; Full-Blood Choctaw

His Spouse: Sarah Foster (Fobb)

(Interesting name she has there) Born in 1896

Their Children:

#1 Raymond J.

Born: ?

Died: ?

His Children:

#1 Raymond J. Amos Jr.

#2 Rachel Jean

Born June 11, 1939 in Eagletown Ok.

Spouse: Jack Day

#3 Mary Jane

Born: Jan 13, 1942 in Eagletown Ok.

Spouse: Franklin Simpson

#4 Leola J. (Pete)

#2 Josiah (Doc)

Born: October 3rd 1918 in Ponki Bok near Eagletown Oklahoma

Died: December 10th 2007

Spouse: Annie Mae McKinney

His body was cremated and sprinkled over his wife's grave that is buried at Sunnylane cemetery in Del City, Ok.

Josiah Amos, 89, passed away December 10, 2007.

He was born October 3, 1918, in Duncan, Oklahoma.

A beloved father, grandfather and friend, Josiah lived a long and a good life.

He touched many hearts.

He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Mae; his sons, his mother and brothers.  

Survivors include his children, Dorothy, Rufus, Naomi, Truman and Louise; his grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and friends.

#3 Marie

Born: ?

Died: ?

#4 Sylvester 'Buster'

Born: September 23rd, 1920

Died: November 3, 2006

Spouse: Nova Janet McNulty

Married on December 21st 1949 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Their Children:

#1 Stanley John Amos

Born: ?

Spouse: Jackie

Born: ?

#2 Winston Anthony 'Tony' (Amos)

Born: ?

Spouse: Annette

Born: ?

#3 David Allen

Born: ?

Spouse: Debbie

Born: ?

#4 Nathan Keith

Born: ?

Spouse: Sherry

Born: ?

#5 Sarah Janette

Born: ?

The Obituary of Sylvester Amos:

The Rev. Sylvester Amos, 86, of Hobart, Oklahoma, passed away November 3, 2006, in Lawton.

He was born September 23, 1920, in Duncan to Anthony and Sarah Foster Amos.

He grew up and attended school in Eagletown, near the Kiamichi Mountains.

He entered the Army and served during World War II.

He fought in the European Theatre and upon his honorable discharge in September 1945 he was awarded several awards, including the Purple Heart, Distinguished Unit Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, EAME Service Ribbon and one Silver Service Star.

He married Nova Janet McNulty on December 21, 1949, in Tulsa.

He attended Haskell College in Kansas, Bacone College in Muskogee, and Northeastern College in Tahlequah, where he received a bachelor's degree.

He then attended the University of Oklahoma, Norman, receiving his masters degree.

He taught at Fort Sill Indian School for several years.

The Rev. Amos moved to Michigan for the ministry.

He served in home missions for the United Pentecostal Church and worked among the Indian communities.

He began new churches.

At that time, he also began work for the railroad.

He was transferred to Baltimore, Maryland, and continued working until his retirement after 20 years with the railroad.

He continued to work as a bi-vocational pastor and he began three new churches during his time in the Northeast.

He returned to Oklahoma, starting new churches in Saddle Mountain, Frederick and Hobart.

He also was the Pastor of Apostolic Faith Church in Frederick.

He continued his civil service, working for the post office in Hobart and Oklahoma City, retiring in 1996.

He retired from the ministry at the age of 81.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Abel Thomas Amos and Raymond Amos; and a sister, Marie Amos.

Survivors include his wife of the home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley John and Jackie Amos of Cool, California, Winston Anthony Tony and Annette Amos of Burleson, Texas, David Allen and Debbie Amos of Rapid City, South Dakota, and Nathan Keith and Sherry Amos of Rowlett, Texas; a daughter, Sarah Janette Amos of Hobart; a brother, Josiah (Doc) Amos of Oklahoma City; seven grandchildren, Randy, Krystal, Aaron, Ashley, Amy, Stephanie and Zachary, and a great-grandchild.

The Children of Anthony & Sara Foster Fobb cont....

#5 Able Thomas

Born: February 7, 1922

Died: October 11, 2004

Able Thomas Amos was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many, he will always be in our thoughts and our hearts.

Source: Bishnik Obituaries

Sara Willie says:

My Grand-Father was married to Rosetta Sue Burris(4/4 Chickasaw/Choctaw from Centrahoma, OK), however, they divorced in 1985. He has 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. His CDIB says 4/4 Choctaw. He was POW in World War II and is buried at the Ft. Sill National Cemetary in Elgin, OK. My grandfather was in two branches of the military: Army and Air Force for a total of 12 years. His family: Tommy Daryl Amos -4/4 Choctaw/Chickasaw - DOB 2/5/1960 married Amy Rice in December 1991. He has 3 Children: Katrina Renee Amos 3/31/1978, Toby Neil Amos 4/25/1994 and Logan Nicole Amos 11/13/1996. Deloris Ann (Amos) Jefferson-4/4 Choctaw/Chickasaw - DOB 4/25/1961 married Gregory Wilie-7/8 Choctaw/Mississippi Choctaw but divorced. Remarried to Donald Wayne Jefferson-4/4 Choctaw from Broken Bow. She has 4 children: Sara DeAnne Willie (DOB 10/1/1976), Bradley Dwayne Jefferson 12/27/1978, Terrel Don Jefferson 8/8/1980, and Timothy Dale Jefferson 9/1/1982. Anthony Allen Amos-4/4 Choctaw/Chickasaw - DOB 8/6/1964. Never married and no children. Katrina (Tommy's daughter) has one child - Kiesha. I have 2 children: Elijah Thomas Gibson 11/9/2000 and Peyton Elise West 6/10/2007. My brother Terrel has one son: Damon Wayne Jefferson 1/2005 My youngest brother Timothy has 2 children: Mia Rose Jefferson 12/24/2004 and Gracie Mae Jefferson 5/26/2007.

The Children of Harriet & Thomas Amos cont....

#5 Artimissie 'Artie'

b.1878 d.(?)

Roll #1605

1st Spouse: Collison Dyer

Born: ? Died: March 23, 1900

No children

(Parents: Moses and Lillie Dyer)

2nd Spouse: John S. Bohanan

b. 1880

died from a gunshot wound, year not yet known


#1 Phoebe Bohanan

Born: Jan 30, 1901

Died: Dec 1946

Her Mother: Artimissie 'Arti' Amos (Bohanan) Her Father was: John S. Bohanan

Spouse: Isom 'Isham' Daniel Hudson

(Isom spelled and pronounced his name 'Isham')

He was born in June 1st 1889

He passed from this life in January or February 1989

Dawes Roll#1801; Census Card #732; Enrolled at age 6; Full Blood Choctaw

#2 John J. Bohanan

B. ? D. ?


Carrie Belle (Tonihka)

Carrie Belle Tonihka Bohanan was born in 1914 and was living in Eagletown Oklahoma as of 2006.

Carrie is very active and loves to attend her local church, she sews, paints, does crafts and enjoys reading her mail.

Very vivid in her memory is the loss of Carrie Belleʼs mother at a very young age and the beginning of her formal education, one in which she was not allowed to speak her Choctaw language.

Her father and grandmother cared for her and she was beside her dad at all times.

Knowing that Carrie needed an education, he and a friend drove her to Wheelock.

While she was being distracted by the Superintendent her dad walked out and left.

She chased after her father but was unable to stop him. She spoke very little English, only “yes maʼam” and “no maʼam.”

Carrie overcame and adapted to changes in her life.

She made eye contact with a young man attending Bacone as she was being transported to Oklahoma Presbyterian College.

In 1932, on October 31, they were married and enjoyed a long and happy life through lots of hardships, schools, colleges, and seminary where two Christian lives began.

Carrie did not continue her education along with her husband after they were married but began caring for the three children that blessed their lives and coping with life on a college campus.

She and the children remained beside her husband, attending meetings on local, state and national levels.

She held many offices in the womenʼs church work.

Carrie realized that the Choctaw Presbytery needed a van and she had heard about using green stamps.

She told her womenʼs group, “We can do it.”

She started a campaign for collecting green stamp books to large churches, writing letters to Presbyterian women throughout the United States.

Books began pouring in and in two years and with lots of prayers she collected the 2,000 needed books.

One name she remembers, because of who he was, Dick Clark, sent 600 books with a note from his church in Philadelphia.

It was a happy day when she and two pastors traveled from her area to Collinsville, Oklahoma, to exchange the books and drive the van home.

She dreams big, like a new beautiful church for Mt. Fork Presbyterian Church in Eagletown.

Again, she began her campaign by speaking, writing to churches, hard work, and local food and crafts sales to raise the funds needed, and again, she thanks her God because it was a reality and it is a beautiful church in the country.

Carrie is a positive person who wants people to reach out and do things for others.

She has received awards and honors on her accomplishments as working with a local teacher and local radio program, KBEL, Idabel.

News was announced in the English version and if it pertained to Choctaw families, then Carrie Belle translated in the Choctaw language.

She was supportedby Choctaw elders who encouraged and supported her actions and commended her.

Carrie used the Trail of Tears saga and performed a skit to show the people of the hardship and sadness the Choctaw people endured and also used it to help others to understand the Choctaw Removal.

She again received support from Choctaw elders and children as they worked with Carrie to carry out the skit.

She was selected as The Living Legend in McCurtain County by the AAUW in April 1966 and was also featured in Oklahoma Traditions in McCurtain County.

Carrie Belle is still very active with crafts, sewing, painting, and gardening.

At 92, her age may have slowed her down, but her daily routine begins with feeding the birds, admiring and talking to them.

She enjoys traveling and above all is proud to be able to remain at home, doing her housework and cooking for her family.

She gives thanks to God and reads her Bible daily.

She enjoys the song, “Let the Beauty of Jesus Be Seen in Me,” and we all see the twinkle in her eyes and a smile on her face.

This is Carrie Belle Bohanan. 


#1 Theodore Preston Bohanan

Theodore Preston Bohanan 69, of Eagletown passed away January 18, 2006, at St. John Medical Center, Tulsa.

He was born January 11, 1937, in Eagletown.

Theodore and Loretha M. Austin were united in marriage on October 15, 1957, in Eagletown.

Theodore was the grandson of John S. Tonihka.

He served in the Marine Corps. He was a member of Mt. Fork United Presbyterian Church and was the caretaker of the Tonihka Cemetery.

He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports, working on cars, and watching CNN.

Theodore enjoyed taking care of his cat, Buddy, and loved spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. John J. Bohanan; one brother, Lyndon E. Bohanan; one sister, Daisy Willmon; and grandfather, John S. Tonihka.

Survivors include his wife of the home; mother, Carrie Bohanan of Eagletown; two sons, Russell Bohanan and wife, Sharon, and Jimmy Bohanan and wife, Barbie, all of Eagletown; two daughters, Lisa Bohanan and Tracey Risner and husband, Robbie, all of Eagletown; one sister, Toka Lee Horse of Eagletown; five grandchildren, Regina and Chad Arnold of Stillwater, Justin Risner, Kayla Bohanan and Brent Bohanan, all of Eagletown, and Shawna and Klyne Hughes of Redland; three great-grandchildren, Stormi Rain Arnold of Stillwater and Brantley Hughes and Faith Hughes, both of Redland; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and a host of friends.

 #2 Daisy Marie (Willmon)

Born April 9, 1940 at Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Died: Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003

The Obituary for Daisy Marie

Daisy Marie Bohanan Willmon, age 63, resident of Idabel, Okla., died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003 in Tulsa Regional Medical Center.

She was born April 9, 1940 at Broken Bow, Okla., to Phoebe Hudson (Bohanan) and was a member of Mt. Ford Presbyterian Church at Eagletown, Okla.; and worked for senior citizens.

She was predeceased by her mother; two half-sisters, Pauline Hampton and Velma Battiest; one half-brother, John Beaver Hudson.

Three half-brothers, Daniel Hudson of Eagletown, Okla., James Hudson of Ft. Towson, Okla., and Edwin Hudson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and a number of nieces and nephews survived her.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 in Mt. Ford Presbyterian Church at Eagletown with Rev.

Gene Wilson officiating, under the direction of Brumley Funeral Home of Broken Bow, Okla.

 The Children of Harriet & Thomas Amos cont.... 

#6 Minnie

Born: 1886

Died: January 28th 1931 In McCurtain County, Oklahoma

Dawes #1609; Census Card #671; enrolled at age 19; full blood Choctaw

Spouse: Milwee Bohanan


#1 Joe

Born: ?

Died: ?

#2 Edith

Born: ?

Died: ?

#3 Louisa

Born: ?

Died: ?

#4 Lena

Born: ?

Died: ?

#5 Anthony

Born: ?

Died: ?

#7 Mary Jane

Born: 1888

Died: August 24th 1928 In LeFlore County, Oklahoma

Dawes #1610; Census Card #671; enrolled at age 17; full blood Choctaw

Spouse: Julius Billy


#1 Infant "Baby Billy"

Died 1922 (in 1st Month)

#2 Maurine (Williams)

Born: 9-10-1923

Died: Still living

Spouse: Paul Curtis Williams

Born: 7-17-1916

Died 9-22-69


#1 Paul Jr.

Born: 2-17-45

Died: ?

#2 Franklin Dean

Born: 8-16-47

#3 Willard Roy

Born: 10-23-50

#4 James Pete

Born: 1-9-58

The Children of Harriet & Thomas Amos cont....

 #8 Evelina

Born: 1892

Died: 1904 when she was 18

Dawes #1611; Census Card #671; enrolled at age 13; full blood Choctaw

Other Children of Harriet & Thomas Amos listed in an 1885 census

#9 Anderson 'Andy'

Born: 1879

Died: ?

#10 Allington

Born: 1881

Died: ?

#11 Ellen

Born 1884

Died: ?

The Children of James Hudson's 2nd Spouse: Ahobatema Cont...

#3 Daniel H. Hudson 

Born: 1852

Died: June 11th 1901

Dawes Roll #1795; Census Card #732; enrolled at age 46; Full-Blood Choctaw

Spouse: 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

Born: ?

Died: 1892

#2 Lesina (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. (Howell) (Beavers)

Born: 1880 or 1883

Died: June 23, 1900

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

1st Spouse: Calvin B. Howell (Married on June 23, 1900)

Born: Mar 4th 1843 Died: Dec 4th 1910 in Eagletown, Oklahoma

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

Mother was Rhoda Pitchlynn, the Sister of Choctaw Chief Peter P. Pitchlynn

2nd Spouse: John T. Beavers

Died 1936

  The Calvin B. 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, on March 4, 1843.

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 B. 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

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 Hudson was born November 29, 1888. He was a soldier in the World War.

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.

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

Isom spelled and pronounced his name 'Isham'

He was born in June 1st 1889

He passed from this life in January or February 1989

Dawes Roll#1801; Census Card #732; Enrolled at age 6; Full Blood Choctaw


Phoebe Bohanan

Born: Jan 30, 1901

Died: Dec 1946

Mother: Artimissie 'Arti' Amos (Bohanan) Father: John S. Bohanan

#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

She had one son: Jerry b. 1936-d. 1995(?)

Jerry had daughters:

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

2: Romona b? d?

#2 Velma Lee (Battiest)

born: 1921 - died: 1962

Married Gibson Battiest

Born Feb 1st 1921 Died Sept 1963

She had one daughter:

#1 Lois

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

Spouse: Billy Ray Hunter

Lois' children:

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

He had one daughter: Dina Beth b-(?) and one son. 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.

#4 Daniel

b.14 Feb 1925 - d. ?

#5 Edwin

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)

b. 14 Aug 1933 - Still living

Spouse: Martha


#1 Charles Dennis Hudson

b. 1 May 1955 - Still Living

Spouse: Rejeania

Daughter: Trisha

#2 Jimmie Carol

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


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

#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.

 #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. 

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

#9 Able

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. 

The Children of James Hudson's 2nd Spouse: Ahobatema Cont....

#5 Peter James Hudson

Born: Oct 10th 1861 in Eagletown, Indian Territory at the old Stockbridge Missionary School building.

Died: Oct 21st 1938, Talihina, LeFlore County Oklahoma, at the Indian Hospital.

Buried: Oct 23rd 1938 at the Old Town Tuskahoma Cemetery near the Choctaw Council House on the same day as his funeral, which was held in the Choctaw Council House.

Dawes Roll #5483; Census Card# 1923 at age 41; stating he was a full blood Choctaw. 

Please read more about the life of Peter James Hudson on his Page....

It is a fascinating life He lived!

#7 Isom Daniel Hudson

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