Volume 4 , Number 8, Summer 1972
My mother was Amy (Smith) Austin, born 1885 in Taney County, Missouri. She has spoken of Protem and Cedarcreek, Missouri. She was one of seven children born to Daniel and Rebecca (Henderson) Smith, Creek Indian. The children were: Christopher Merdith Smith (married in Arkansas in 1893); Sarah Jane; Wesley; my mother, Amy Lou Ann; Bell; Jack; Edward Jake (or vice versa).
The Smiths must have been put on the Dardanelle, Arkansas, Indian Reservation as That is where Amy was when my dad, a Cherokee Indian, Thomas Riley Austin, went there to pick her up for his bride when she was 16 years old. They were married at Van Buren, Arkansas, in 1902, and settled at Sugar Loaf, Arkansas, in Marian County, in 1910.
For business purposes I need proof of the whereabouts of Daniel and Rebecca Smith around the late 1800s or 1900; their places and dates of birth; and the names of their parents. (At least Daniels.)
I know they left Dardanelle, Arkansas, in 1910, and went to Weowoka, Oklahoma, in Simino (Seminole?) County. Rebecca died there in 1922, and Daniel died there in 1925, and both are buried at Tate Cemetary in Weowoka, Oklahoma.
Daniels brother, Frank Smith, is buried in Jay Bird Cemetary, near Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas. Frank had a boy named Jack.
Daniels sister, (or Rebeccas sister,) Amanda (?) married (?) Friend. They had two boys, Pate and Mill.
Rebeccas brother, Harm Henderson, came to Baker, Oregon, on a wagon train. Three other brothers, Wesley, Charley and Jim. Jim Henderson settled in Missouri. Jim Sr.s son, Jim Jr., had a girl named Mildred, that married a Gayness (or Kavness). Jim Jr.s girl, Mildred Henderson, married a Begay.
Rebeccas sister, Sarah Henderson, married Quinn Smoothers (near Yellville, Arkansas). Sarahs boy, Austin Smothers had Dorothy.
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