Looking for information on The John and Nancy Jane Henry Stewart family. They came to Louisiana ca. 1857 from Lawrence Coumty Mississippi. According to a 1939 WPA Report in Ada, Ponotoc Co., Oklahoma, written by Sallie Stewart Sturdivant-youngest daughter of John and Nancy Henry Stewart, John served for the Confederacy during the Civil War. While living in the Shreveport, La area they had three children: Esther E. Stewart (b) 1859 to 1860, John B. Stewart (b) 1862, Ida Luvenia Stewart (b) 1863 (my great grandmother). After the civil war, they moved on to Red River County, Texas by 1873-74, where Sally was born. By 1878, The John Stewarts had moved into Indian Territory, after having crossed Red River on Brown's Ferry near Thackerville. They lived in that area one year, had a good crop and moved on to the Wilson area near Atoka, Atoka Co., Ind. Terr.
Anyone having any information on this John Stewart family, I would be more than happy to share information. This family was of Choctaw descent. All of their children claimed their land and lived, died and were buried in the Ada, Ponotoc Co., (Ind. Terr.) Oklahoma area.
I am missing information between 1863 and 1873. I do have my Cert. of Degree of Indian Blood.
Ester E. Stewart married very young a Mr. Coy, then by 1873 a Mr. B. F. Goodson, 1877 a Mr. A. B. Brinkley. I know that B. F. Goodson died. Do not know what happend to A. B. Brinkley. Esther then married a B. F. Francis and last Z, D Allen.
John B. Stewart married Sarah Ida King in 1895 in Louisiana. He was still living in Ind. Terr. John B. Died in 1917m is buried in Ada, Okla.
Ida Luvenia Stewart married Isaac Jefferson Bailey in 1882. Isaac died in 1925, Ida lived the rest of her life in Ada, Okla.
Sallie Stewart married James Chambers Sturdivant. Chame (his nick name) died in 1910. Sallie lived the rest of her life in Ada, Okla., but died in Norman, Cleveland Co., Okla. in a hospital there.
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