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Rhoda Howell's testimony 1903 Southern district court
Posted by: Bob (ID *****4076) Date: April 20, 2005 at 21:51:24
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My name is Rhoda Howell. My age is 89 years old and my P.O. Box is Davis, Indian Terr. I am the full sister of Peter P. Pitchlynn. Jack Pitchlynn was my half brother. My father was named John Pitchlynn. He was a white man. He first married a woman whose name I do not remember. She was said to be almost a full blood Indian, part Choctaw and part Chickasaw. She was related to the Folsoms, but in what way I do not remember. By her my father had two children, Jack Pitchlynn and Jim or Joe Pitchlynn. My mother was a Folsom. Jack Pitchlynn came to this present Indian Territory before the treaty of 1830. He was one of the committee members appointed by the Choctaws to come out here and look at the country before the Indians would agree to move from Mississippi. He stayed only long enough to see the country. When he returned with the rest of the committee to Mississippi, he never came back here. Jack Pitchlynn's wife was Levi Colbert's daughter. Her name was Elzira. Jack never had a daughter. He had three sons: Levi, John and Hiram. I never knew anyone by the name of Roland Brown. There was no member of the Pitchlynn family of Choctaw Indians by the name of Margaret or Peggy. I have never made an affidavit in the T.B. Brown citizenship case. I have never heard of it before.
Witnesses: T.P. Howell, Rhoda Howell, and Fannie Butterly.
Subsribed and swoon to before me this 22nd day of June, 1903.

***This is sworn testimony of Rhoda Howell telling about her family in the Citizenship case of T.B.Brown.


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