Diane, I have been reading a lot of your messages concerning the CARSON Family. By the places you have mentioned, KY; IL; MO; OK, I believe there is a kinship between the CARSON's you are researching, and the James A. (Andrew?) CARSON born 2 Feb. 1867 Alton, Madison Co. Illinois and died 20 mar. 1937,in Marlow, Stephens Co. Oklahoma.
"Jake" CARSON married "Charlotte Lucinda "Lottie" GASTON in Webster Co. Missouri, it is thought, since Lottie was born in Marshfield, Webster Co. Missouri.her birth date was 18 Aug. 1867 and died 14 Dec. 1955 in Marlow, Stephens Co. Oklahoma.
Jake Carson bought land in the late 1890's, between Lawton, Commanche Co. Oklahoma and Marlow, Stephens Co. Oklahoma. Supposedly from the Federal Government,(ie)the Army at Ft. Sill, Comanche Co. Oklahoma. I have heard of the purchase, I have not seen the documents.
I have never heard, or found any reference to their travels to get to Oklahoma, until I started reading your messages. There was some family lore, about the being in Texas part, but when I saw your massage, mentioning Texas, it was too late at night to call anyone. :-0
I hope you are still active and can help fill in the travels, I have Ancestry's "Red Book", bought in 1989, and now well used. It certainly helps to be able to look at a state map and see adjacent states in a glance. That is why I recognized many of the counties being close to ones where our Carson's had been.
Even the Poolville, OK has meaning to this family, I can't find the record right now. While looking for the mention, I found a copy of an interesting Carson history, John M. Porter was a boy when he had visited William Carson,his uncle, who was an old man at the time. William was in Trigg Co. Kentucky. John M. Porter mentions that William was "a tall old man." I haven't seen any other mention, anywhere, of the height of the Carson descendants. OUR CARSON's are TALL!! This William was the son of John and Mary CARSON. John M. Porter wrote the "FAMILY HISTORY- Porter, CARSON and HELM- Butler and Logan Co.'s KY Connections" in Bowling Green, KY 19 December 1872 , shortly after the death of his mother, Her name was Sarah Elizabeth HELM b. about 1818 in Butler Co. KY and died 1872 in Butler Co. KY.
John M. Porter said his paternal great grandmother was Mary HELM, who married James Carson in 17__. He also said there was a long history of PORTER-CARSON-HELM marriages
There are 12 pages of very interesting reading. Some did not fit, when I first read the information, but the more I learn, the tighter the fit, to various families. I found the story in a rootsweb search. I haven't looked to see if the story is still online.
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