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Posted by: TJBynum Date: October 07, 2000 at 15:39:10
In Reply to: Re: BYNUM FAMILY OKLAHOMA by Linda Eastman of 1697

The name Herbert does not follow in the lines of the Jackson County Bynums nor does the name Henry, but there are exceptions, as in all things. There was a Herbert Bynum born 1 Jan 1920 in Camp County, TX. His father was Samuel Robert Bynum. This Herbert had 7 siblings. This line of Bynums located in Pittsburg, Camp County, Texas were all descendants of William Robert Bynum. William Robert Bynum was the fourth issue of Isaac Bynum and Tabitha Young of Maynard's Cove, Jackson County, Alabama he was born 24 Jan 1837 in Maynard's Cove. William Robert Bynum married Martha Elizabeth Browning a daughter of Benjamin Browning and Rebecca West on 17 Nov 1854 in Maynard's Cove. He will be the first of Isaac's children to start the migration pattern west. William Robert will migrate to Wood Co., Texas prior to the Civil War about 1857. He was still in in Jackson County in 1855 when their first child Martha was born but appears to be in Wood Co., Texas in 1858 when their twins, Mary Jane and Armanda were born. He does not appear in the 1860 census of Jackson Co. From 1860 to his death 4 Nov 1903 William Robert Bynum can be found on each Federal Census in Camp County, Texas.

William's eldest brother, James Monroe Bynum who was the second child of Isaac Bynum and Tabitha Young was born 1 Jan 1833 in Maynard's Cove. He will marry Martha "Mary" Caroline Proctor on 30 Sep 1851. She is the daughter of Samuel Proctor and Margaret A. Donnell. James Monroe and Martha will have four issues all born in Jackson County, AL. These children were: Thomas, Robert Newton, Margaret "Maggie" Tabitha, and James Franklin Bynum. James Monroe will take his family and leave Jackson County in 1867 and displace to Arkansas and then remove to Indian Territory in 1874. Martha "Mary" Caroline will die in November 1874 the year they will arrive, cause of death unknown.

After Mary's death James will marry three more times. A second marriage was to a Creek Indian, name unknown, in the Choctaw Nation in 1875, no known issues.

He married third time a Choctaw Indian by the name of Amanda McKinney. They were married in the Creek Nation on 21 Oct 1877, by Therson Hyatt, ordained minister, and witnessed by: A.W. Edmiston and J.B. Tucker. This record is located in Choctaw Volume 252. on film Ctn 44, County and Probate Records of Tobucksy County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, they did not have any known issues.

It is thought there may have been two sons born of the Indian wives, this has never been proven.

His last and fourth wife was Sarah Lou Sprouse. They were married about 1881 in the Choctaw Nation, Tobucksy County, probably in or near Indianola. He will have three issues by Sarah they are: Hirum Cluff, Claudia and Maudie Crystal Bynum.

Descendants of James Monroe Bynum will leave a large footprint in Indian Territory. The second son of the first family, Robert Newton Bynum will become the second Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The first son Thomas will migrate over into Pontotoc County near the township of Sasakwa which is in Seminole County. While in Pontotoc County Thomas will help in establishing the first hotel in that area and he was also in the mercantile business. Thomas married Mary Ellen Phelps in October 1877 in Eufaula, McIntosh Co., IT. They will have eight issues. Thomas will die 22 Feb 1925 in a hospital in Ada, OK of a bee sting.

The daughter Margaret "Maggie" Tabitha Bynum was born 7 Dec 1859 in Maynard's Cove. She will marry James Grandville Jennings, Jr., on 18 Jun 1876 at College Hill, IT. She and James will have four issues.

The son James Franklin Bynum was born 15 Apr 1862 in Maynard's Cove. He will die in Indian Territory on 30 Dec 1886 and he is buried next to his mother and father in the McDoogal Cemetery, Pittsburg County, OK. James Bynum died 16 Mar 1890 and is buried next to his first wife Martha "Mary" Caroline Proctor Bynum in the McDoogal Cemetery, Indian Territory.

Interesting Note: James Henderson Bynum a nephew of James Monroe will migrate to Indian Territory and accompaning him will be a man by the name of Albert S. Cornelison. Albert will marry James Monroe's last wife Sarah Lou Sprouse Bynum after James' death.

other Bynum's of Oklahoma Pittsburg County to follow later.


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