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The Polson Family compiled by Nancy (Nuckolls) Brown PO Box 145, Southwest City. MO 64863 email

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William Greer Polston/Polson (circa 1803 Kentucky-1852 Washington Co., AR)
Married Elizabeth Ferguson (1808 TN - 1896 AR)
Children:

Dr. William Davis Polson (12/3/1830 Lincoln Co., TN - 12/3/1893 Southwest City, MO)
Married #1
Flora Chamberlain Ridge [her father was Cherokee leader John Ridge] (4/5/1837 GA - 8/16/1876 Delaware District, I.T.) on 10/1/1856 in Fayetteville, AR (both buried in the Polson Cemetery)
Children:

Carrie Norwood Polson (11/28/1857 Delaware, I.T. - 2/1/1889 I.T.)
Married
John Wesley Moores Stevenson**** (9/8/1855 - 1922)(both buried at Polson Cemetery)
Children:

William Franklin Stevenson (1877 Delaware Dist, I.T.- 6/16/1966 Neosho, MO) married Cloris Ann Lauderdale (1888 - 1958) on 9/14/1908 in Claremore, OK (both buried at Polson Cemetery)
Children:

Ruth Stevenson (8/18/1909 Southwest City, MO - 6/28/1995 Gravette, AR)
Married #1 Clell Farbro on 9/23/1934.
Married #2 Forest V. Nuckolls (1/12/1912 Cayuga, OK - 2/11/
2006) on 3/16/1945 in Miami, OK
Children:

Julie Ann Nuckolls (1948 Bartlesville -1951)
Nancy Nuckolls (2/28/1951 Claremore, OK - ) (email) married John Scott Brown (8/14/1952 Tulsa, OK -)
on 12/26/1970 in Barnsdall, OK
Children:

Matthew Eric Brown (2/1/1981 - ) married Patricia Kathleen Scanlon (9/4/1984 - ) on 6/9/2007
James Sherwood "Ridge" Brown (5/27/1983 - )
married Mendi Jo Griffith (7/13/1985 - ) on 12/11/2007
Children:

    Aubrey Elizabeth Brown (6-28-2011 - )

Worth Joliffe Stevenson (1912 Southwest City, MO - 1955)

Flora Stevenson (2/24/1879 Delaware Dist. I.T. - 1883)(buried in Polson Cemetery)

Maggie Mae Stevenson (6/7/1882 Delaware Dist. I.T. - 2/21/1967 Miami, TX) married William Oscar Russell (2/27/1879 - 7/15/1960)(buried Miami, TX)
Children:

Cornelious Wesley Russell (12/21/1899 - 9/15/1975 Buffalo, OK)
Mark Ridge Russell (11/30/1900 - 4/5/1972)
Rubey Pearl Russell (10/10/1903 - 11/30/1931)
Flora Mae Russell (8/18/1906 -
1/9/1993) married a Mr. Jones
Mattie Edith Russell (11/14/1908 - 5/30/1997) married Unknown Crowson
Carrie Catherine Russell (6/13/1914 - 11/19/1931)
Ben Franklin Russell (8/9/1919 -
3/24/2012) married Iona Cell (8/29/1923 - 7/12/2005)
 

Clemmie Ridge Stevenson (3/19/1884 Delaware Dist. I.T. - 1910)(buried Polson Cemetery) married Avery Rucker
Children:

Mildred Rucker

Mary Pearl Stevenson (4/9/1886 Delaware Dist. I.T. - 9/20/1933 Grove, OK) married Bert R. Slocum (1895 - 1967)(both buried in Grove, OK)
Children:

True William Slocum (1908 OK - 1975 MO)(buried Grove, OK) married Florence Elizabeth Menefee (1909 OK-1997 OK) in 1932
Children:

True William Slocum, Jr. (1939 OK - )
Judith Lea Slocum (1941 OK - ) married Paul Ray Bynum in 1961 
Children:

Bryant Paul Bynum (1962 - ) married Darla Rogers (1966 - ) in 1988

Naomi Slocum (3/31/1910 - 1/26/2002) married Otie Reed (Naomi lived in Washington, D.C.)

Unknown infant son Stevenson (12/19/1888)

Mary Elizabeth "Molly" Polson (5/1865 - 1903) married Josiah Thaddeous Osborn Hardy (1857 AR - 1933) on 12/13/1882 at Viney Grove, AR (her uncle Capt. John W. Polson's residence)
Children:

John Hardy (9/1883 I.T. - ) married Pearl Shields
Dudley Ridge Hardy (5/1885 I.T. - 1974 Miami, OK) married Bertha Pearl Lauderdale (1886-1946) (buried Southwest City Cemetery)
Children:

        Jennie Mae Hardy (1905 - 1980) married Velta Alva Goss (1902 - 1958)
        Children:

            Barbara Jean Goss (1937 - ) email married Lee Edward George (1937 - ) in 1957 [divorced]
            Children:

                     Lyle Eugene George (1959 - ) married Yolanda Perez 
                     Jamie Lee George (1964 - )

            Ben Ridge Goss (1939 - ) married #1 Marta Strino (1944 - 2007) and #2 Sharon Francis
            Children #1:

                     Martin Ridge Goss email

            Children #2:

                     Christopher Owen Goss ( - 2006)           

               Alva Lee Goss (1945 - ) married #1 ? and married #2 Linda

        Lee Owen Hardy ( - 2008) married Grace Handley
 
            Katherine Mae Hardy married Billy Dean
            Children:

                    Carol Marie Hardy m. James Crawford
                    Children:

                           Vann Crawford
                           Shelley Crawford
                           Casey Crawford

        Frances Hardy ( - 1992) married #1 Loretta  and #2 ? and #3 Virginia
        Children #1:

             Levelle McPherson
             Joe McPherson

        Children #3:

             Lance
             Francine

Mae Hardy (4/1887 - I.T.) married Clayton Shobe
Henry Hardy (1/1890 I.T.) married Orpha Wells
Alice Hardy (2/1893 I.T.) married John Ke
ith
Lee Hardy (7/8/1895 I.T. - 1915) married Edgar Vernon Hampton
Children:

Virginia Elizabeth Hampton married Merle Fletcher Cosby (descendant Cynthia Cosby email)

Della Hardy (7/1897 - I.T.) married Ralph Kyte
Opal Hardy married #1 Thurman Walker, #2 Unknown Spencer

Flora Alice Polson (1867 - ) married Harry R. Hutchison
Children:

Ridge Hutchison
Edith Hutchison married
Joseph Warren Duff
Children:

        James Warren Duff married Mary Grover email - they had three children

John Henry Polson (4/12/1873 I.T. - 5/31/1902) married Mamie Shields (9/1872 MO - 1952) in 1895
Children:

Son (9/9/1896 - 9/14/1896)
Daughter (7/
2/1899 - 5/16/1900)
Lora Maxine Polson (7/26/1900 - )

Margaret "Maggie" Frances Polson (1/17/1902 - 1/30/1996) married Byron Sanders Wilson (9/27/1901 - 8/24/1944), then married a Cline
Children:

Charles Byron Wilson (8/31/1929 - ) married Melanie Womack Wilson (5/31/1929 - )
Children:

Rebecca Wilson (5/21/1953 - ) married Steven Cohn
Children:

Benjamin Ridge Cohn (7/23/1981-)
Joshua Byron Cohn born (4/18/1987-)

Married #2 Mary Craig (5/31/1930 - )
Children:

Robert "Craig" Wilson (10/25/1956 - 11/21/1983)
"Byron" Sanders Wilson (3/6/1959 - )


Mary Margaret Wilson email (1/20/1933 - ) married Barney Hubbard Forbes (1/6/1931 - )
Children:

Martha Frances Forbes (1/18/1953 - ) married a Raymond Herman Luebker (1/22/1946 -) Children:

John Thomas Luebker (12/29/1975) email
Rebecca Ann Luebker 11/28/1983)

Charles Eugene Forbes (4/11/1955 - ) married  Charmaine Irene Warren (1/12/1953 - )
Children:

Dana Leigh Forbes (11/16/1981)
Delaine Forbes 1/12/1983)

Mary Kathryn Forbes (3/19/1960 - ) married Paul August Correia (3/10/1956 - )
Children:

Joseph Allen Correia (8/24/1982)

William Dudley Polson (1875-1950) married Maude Vermillion (1883-1971)
Children:

Ridge Polson (1900 - 1982)
Marie Polson (7/23/1902 - 6/13/1990) married a Mr. Scott
Marjorie Polson (1905 - still alive in 2007) married Laughlin - a descendant is Katrina Erickson email
Children:

        Ridge John Laughlin married Virginia email

Kathleen Polson (1907 - 1908)
Frances Pauline Polson (7/28/1912 Southwest City, MO - 7/25/2002 Oklahoma City, OK) married a Dr. Patrick Sarsfield Nagle. Jr., in 1938
Children:

Patrick Sarsfield Nagle, III.
Martha Nagle
Mary Nagle
Michael Nagle - daughter
Mary Kathryn Nagle email

Jessica Polson (1892-1982) married Harley Cook

(Note: Dr. William Davis Polson married #2 Sarah Frances Pollard Quarles (1832 KY - 1889) on 9/14/1885 in Washington Co., AR. Married #3 Jennie Givens in February 1891 (they had one child Jessica Polson) Jennie later married J. W. Wann)

John W. Polson (1833 TN - 10/13/1913 Prairie Grove, AR) married Sarah M. Perry (1844 TN - 4/1/1911 AR) on 10/30/1873 in Washington Co., AR. Sarah burned to death when her apron caught fire as she was burning trash.
Children:

Flora Lee Polson (1874 AR - 1881 AR) (buried in Prairie Grove, AR)
Mary H. Polson (1876 AR - )
Clarence M. Polson (1877 AR - 1938 AR) married Alice J. Montgomery
Children:

Francelia Polson

Hugh Polson (1881 - 1952) (buried Prairie Grove, AR)

Willis Polson (1835 TN - circa during/after Civil War) married Martha S. (Jane) Cabe (3/25/1837 AR - 3/2/1890 AR) in 10/25/1857 in Washington Co., AR
Children:

Mattie Elizabeth Polson (1859 AR - ) married J. M. Cavett on 10/24/1878 in Washington Co., AR
Cora Alice Polson (3/29/1860 AR - 4/5/1915 AR) (buried Farmington, AR)

Jasper A. Polson (12/31/1839 AR - 3/3/1896 I.T.) married Elizabeth Alice Collins (1849 KY - 1904) (both buried Dawes Cemetery, Rogers Co., OK
Children:

William Alexander Polson (12/20/1867 I.T. - 7/16/1987) married Freddie Elestron Arwood (4/1877 NC)
Children:

Lee J. Polson (1894 I.T. - )
James D. Polson (1897 I.T. - )
William Ray Polson ( - died 1960) - a descendant Gary Polson

James W. Polson (1874 I.T. - ) married Mahala Unknown (2/1880 I.T. - )
Mary A. Polson (10/1880 I.T. - ) married William A. Berger (11/1873 MO - )
Children:

William Berger (1898 I.T. - )

John A. Polson (1/1894 - 1906) (buried Dawes Cemetery)
Martha Polson (12/1885 I.T. - )

Mary Ann Polson (2/5/1841 AR - 1931 Prairie Grove, AR) married #1 Absalom McCoy in 1856
Married #2 William Emil Zellner (183301911) on 4/17/1862 in Washington Co., AR
Children:

Mary E. "Mollie" Zellner (1866- ) married Clem Cummings
Children:

Percy Cummings married Kathleen Lake

John Herman Zellner (1868 - 1953) married Elizabeth Ann Pyeatt (1868 - 1959)
Children:

Julia Zellner (8/8/1893 - circa 1985) married Mack Franklin Thompson (1888 - 1969)
Children:

Herman Franklin Thompson (10/6/1923 - ) - living in Fayetteville, AR
Bann Thompson (8/27/1925 - 1/25/1985) married Mr. Allison
Children:

Julie Allison email

James A. Zellner (1871 - ) married Ida Unknown
Annie E. Zellner (1873 - ) married Unknown Moore
Ferdy Zellner (3/21/1883 - 8/12/1883)

Eliza Polson (1842 AR - ) married #1 Jim Smith, #2 Jake Cloud, #3 Bert Fowler

Jane Polson (1844 AR - )

James Norwood Polson (1845 AR - 1894 Southwest City, MO) married Mary Henrietta Lampkins Stevenson (1851 TN - 1901 SW City, MO)
(both buried Polson Cemetery)
Children:

Alma Polson married John Braithwaite
Children:

Alfred Emiel Braithwaite
Ralph Braithwaite
Herman Braithwaite

Henry Polson (1874 - 1941) married Mittie McCrary (1875 - 1960)(both buried Polson Cemetery)
(
Mittie McCrary Polson was the first photographer/artist in Oklahoma Territory)
Children:

Orious E. Polson (3/5/1899 - 2/23/1972) married Chelsea Vineyard (12/21/1899 - 8/21/1981)
Children:

Franklin Polson
Orious E. Polson, Jr. (10/22/1922 - 11/23/1989) married Lorene McGuire (1/5/1926 - )
Gerald Polson
Robert Polson
William Polson

Lawrence L. Polson (3/23/1901 - 3/20/1994) married Vada S. (9/16/1895 - 4/13/1985)
Unknown infant Polson
Henry F. Polson (11/20/1904 - 2/23/1985) married Berniece Unknown (3/4/1910 - 5/20/1988)
Jimmie Norwood Polson
Woodrow Wilson Polson
Merrill McCrary Polson (03/12/1916 - ) married Irma Mae Hart "Judy" (05/26/1920) on 05/20/1939
Children:

        Jimmie Dean Polson (12/22/1943 - ) married Linda Louise Clovis email on 08/24/1968 in Cushing, OK
        Children:

            Tiffany Jill Polson (08/16/1973 - ) married Eric Campbell Polson on 08/23/1996
            Children:

                Gabriel Jung Hoon Smith (born South Korea)
                Elleigh Jung Ah Smith (born South Korea)
                Avery McCray Smith
                Finnian Crawford Smith (born Bellingham, WA)

            Robyn Annette Polson (07/28/1976 - ) married Spencer Steven Wahl on 12/16/1998
            Children:

                Braden James Wahl
                Carter Steven Wahl

        William McCrary Polson (10/31/1947 - ) married Linda Lou Sanders (11/18/1948 - )
        Children:

             Mark William Polson married Amy Condors
             Children:

                   Ethan Polson
                   Logan Polson (born South Korea)

             Matthew McCrary Polson married Karri LeBass
             Children:

                    Kennedy Polson
                    Matthew McCrary Polson II

William Emiel (Amy) Polson (2/1876 I.T. - 6/3/1948) married Edith Slocum (12/1880 WS - 5/28/1968) in 1899
Children: 
 
       Alma Henrietta Polson (1902 MO - ) 
       Orient Lee Polson (1903 OK - 1979) married Blanche Medlin
       Children:
 
            William Lee Polson (1926 - 2005) married Margaret Jane Flannigan (5/4/1927 - 1/12/09) in 1952
            Children:

                    Janice Carol Polson email (1957 - ) married Roger R. Riemann
                    Children:

                                Alison Hunter Riemann (1984 - )
                                Lauren Polson Riemann (1986 - )
                                Russell Robert Riemann (1990 - ) 

                    Jeffrey William Polson (1954 - )
 
            James A. Polson (1930- ) married Peggy
 
      True Polson (1907 OK - )
      Ruth Polson (3/71910 Monett, MO - 9/17/2008 Carthage, MO) 
      William Eugene Polson (1913 OK - ca. 1980)

John Cleveland Polson married Evalyn Pearl Painter
Herman Polson married Gladys Walker
Children:

Pat Polson
Unknown infant daughter Polson
Ralph Polson

Charles Henry Polson (1848 AR - )

 

NOTE:

****John Wesley Moores Stevenson remarried after Carrie Norwood Polson died. His second wife was Martha Arminda West (1866 near Rhea's Mill, AR - 1946)
Children:

Matt Author Stevenson (1/24/1897 Delaware Dist. I.T. - 12/2/1970 Peublo, CO) married Nevah Dewey Swisher ( - 1/20/1973)(both buried Polson Cemetery)
Children:

Myrtle Marguerite Stevenson (7/27/1918 Delaware County, OK - 11/11/2005) married Walter Swearingen (5/3/1916 - 12/15/2006)
Children:

Donald Roy Swearingen (12/12/1939 - ) married Thelma Elizabeth "Betty" Johnson on 9/29/1962
Children:

Deborah Elizabeth Swearingen (2/10/1964 - )
Anna Cathleen Swearingen (3/4/1968 - )
Donald Ridge Swearingen (5/16/1972 - )

Dewey Stevenson "Steve" Swearingen (7/31/1944 - ) married Janet Sue Lavoo (6/14/1946 - ) on 1/15/1964
Children:

Marcus Eric Swearingen (3/11/1965 - )
Christopher Roy Swearingen (3/2/1967 - )
Jaman Matt Swearingen (10/21/1968 - )

J. Mac Stevenson (10/1900 Delaware Dist. I.T. - 1968 Puerto Rico)(buried Polson Cemetery)
married #1 Gladys Wilson
Children:

John Westley "JW" Stevenson (1919 - ) married Louise Butler (1922 - )
Children:

                JoAnn Stevenson  (1939 - ) married Joe W. Lemley  (1925 - )
                Children:

                        Kelly Stevenson (1962 - ) married Jaye Gann

                Martha Sue Stevenson (1941 - ) married Jack Hamilton
                Children:

                                Christian Hamilton (1970 - )

                John Westley Stevenson (1945 - ) married Becky S. Maynard (1944)
                Children:

                        Tresa Louisie Stevenson (1965 - ) married Ronnie Hanes
                        James Lyman Stevenson (1968 - ) married Tami

                        Mac Stevenson (1969 - ) email

#2 Virgie Brewer
#3 Maureen Unknown

 

 


Flora Chamberlain (Ridge) Polson


Dr. William Davis Polson

AT REST

One of our Oldest and Most Respected Citizens Passes Away.

Dr. William Davis Polson is no more.  He died on last Sunday morning,
December 3, at 8:30 o'clock, after a lingering sickness of nearly one and a
half years duration.

Dr. Polson was born in Lincoln county Tenn., Dec 3rd, 1830, and was
therefore 63 years old, having rounded out three score and three almost to
the hour.  He was reared and educated near Fayetteville, Ar., and studied
and practiced medicine up to and until the close of the late war.  He
finally removed to the Territory, near where Southwest City now stands,
where he married a Miss Ridge, a refined Cherokee lady.  Several children
blessed this union, of whom Mrs. J. T. Hardy, Miss Alice, Henry and Dudley
survive him.

Dr. Polson was a man of indomitable will and purpose and was active,
aggressive, courageous.  He has been a factor in the progress which has
marked our town, of which he has been a citizen for some dozen years.  He
was married to Mrs. Jennie Beaty in February 1891, one child, little
Jessica, being the result of this marriage.

Dr. Polson's sickness dates back from being overheated in the summer of
1892, since which time he has been gradually getting worse, his trouble
finally developing into Bright's disease, with other complications.

He was a member of the Christian church, as also a member of the Masonic
fraternity.  He was buried with the honors of the latter order on his
plantation burying ground in the Territory, on Monday at 2 o'clock p.m.

A foremost citizen, a representative man has fallen!  Peace to his memory!

 


Carrie Norwood (Polson) Stevenson


Jasper Polson


John W. Polson and wife Sarah (Perry) Polson


William and Mary (Polson) Zellner