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The Stand Watie and Elias Boudinot Family
(Sons of David Oo-Watee)

by Paul Ridenour
email

Updated 02/05/2014

Names in Green are buried at Oak Cemetery in Ft. Smith, AR
Names in
Red are buried at Polson Cemetery, OK, near Southwest City, MO
Names in Maroon are buried at Tahlequah Cemetery in Tahlequah, OK
Names in Pink are buried at Sallisaw Cemetery, Sallisaw, OK

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Oganotota [O-go-nuh-to-tu] ( - circa 1791) married unknown
Children:

    Major Ridge married Susannah Wickett, daughter of Ar-tah-ku-ni-sti-sky "Wicket" and Kate Parris circa 1800
       (see www.paulridenour.com/jridge.htm)
    David Oo-Watee (see below)
    Unknown daughter - son Squirrel and daughter Lucy [Springplace Diaries 12/1811]
    Unknown son
    Unknown son
    Unknown son ?

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David Oo-Watee (circa 1773(5) - late 1842) married Susannah Charity Reese [Deer Clan] (ca. 1782 - 10/21/1832) circa 1799
[Note:
Susannah Reese' parents were Charles T. Reese "Charles Fighting Reese" and full-blood Cherokee Nancy Adair.  Susannah and brother Charles Reese, Jr., were their only children.]

Children:

1. Dawnee Watie (circa 1800 - 9/27/1812) - she died at the Moravian Mission.  Buried at Springplace Moravian Mission Cemetery, GA.

2.  Peggy "Wakie" Watie - There was also one other daughter who died while making turpentine.  Susannah Charity Watie was boiling whatever to make the stuff and the little girl caught fire and died!  Dawnee was around 11 or so when she died, this was when Elias was little and Stand probably wasn't born yet - info given to me by Julia Autry, Vann House, Calhoun, GA.

Could it be Peggy "Wakie" Watie (circa 1806 - )? - info by David Keith Hampton in Cherokee Mixed-Bloods

3. Kilakeena "Buck" Watie became "Elias Boudinot" (1802 - 6/22/1839) married #1 Harriet Ruggles Gold (6/10/1805 - 8/15/1836) on 3/28/1826 (Harriet buried at New Echota, GA)
Children:

Eleanor Susan Boudinot (5/4/1827 - 8/20/1856) married Henry Jones Church (9/7/1825 - ) on 10/25/1848

Mary Harriette Boudinot (10/5/1828 - 2/1853) married Lyman Whiting Case (1828 - 1892) on 8/7/1849 - no children

William Penn Boudinot (2/4/1830 - 1896) married #1 Ellen M. Reese (4/10/1832 - 9/4/1902)
married #2 Caroline Matilda Rogers Fields (2/4/1832 - 1909) in 1853 in Park Hill, I.T. (now OK)
NOTE: A family letter indicates that William knew about the upcoming birth of Frank Josiah Boudinot, Jr. in 1899,
therefore, William may have been alive in 1898,  His death was "mysterious."


Children:

Margaret Boudinot (circa 1853 - ) (not 100% sure of this birth)

Elias Cornelius Boudinot II (1854 - 2/20/1896) married Addie Foreman

Richard Fields Boudinot ( - 1896) married Mary Catherine Treppard
Children:

Mary Caroline Boudinot (3/22/1891 - 11/29/1968)
Elinor Margaret Boudinot (1893 - )
married Rosco Gilmore in 1911, in a fringed deerskin dress
Harriet Gold Boudinot (1897 - 10/25/
1995, age 98) married #1 Amon Craig and #2 Frank Gladd in 1926
Children #1:

        Frank Craig (died 1983)

Children #2:

        Gladdie Ann Gladd married a Hawkins
        Children:

            Harriet Boudinot Hawkins married a Beckwith
            Murray Adams Hawkins

William Penn Boudinot, II (1900 - 1988)
Rachel Catherine Boudinot (1903 - )

Thomas Boudinot (1858 - 1862) (not 100% sure of this birth)

Eleanor Margaret Boudinot (1861 - ) married Jack Meigs
Children:

Caroline Meigs "Carrie Mary" (1890 - 1980) married Ross Linder
Children:

        Margaret Caroline Linder married McKee

Ross Meigs
Eleanor Boudinot Meigs
Jack Meigs
Return Jonathan Meigs
Annie Stapler Meigs
(1907 - 1987)

Henry French Boudinot (1863 - 1885) (not 100% sure of this birth)

Frank Josiah Boudinot (1866 - 1945) married Annie Stapler Meigs in 1897
NOTE:
Annie as the daughter of Henry Clay Meigs and Josephine (Bigelow) Meigs.
Frank and Annie were first cousins once removed.

Children:

Frank Josiah Boudinot, Jr. (1899 - 1986)
Henry Meigs Boudinot (1907 - 10/2000) married Ruth Thompson Morgan in 1948
Children:

Henry Meigs Boudinot, Jr. (1949 - ) email
James MacDonald Boudinot email (1951 - )

David Morgan Boudinot (1954 - ) email married Amy Erwin
Children:

            Elias Watie Boudinot (11/24/2004 - )
            William Penn Boudinot III (7/11/2008 - )

Caroline Mary Boudinot (1/8/1873 - 12/19/1893) married Arch Spears

(Note: William Penn also married or had a "consort relationship" with Eleanor "Ellen" Reese, ca. 1850/51/52
          daughter Emma Inez Boudinot (circa 1852 - 2/22/1879) married William Alexander Allen,
              daughter Sarah Almedia Allen married Samuel A. Berry
                 son Woodall O'Kuykendall Berry married Sallie Reba Berry
                      daughter Shirley May Berry married Joe Monroe Currie, Sr., who had daughter
                           Helen Gertrude (Currie) Davis
email )

Sarah Parkhill Boudinot (2/24/1832 - 8/29/1845)

Elias Cornelius "EC" Boudinot (8/1/1834(5) - 9/27/1890) married Clara Corinth Minear (8/24/1859 - 9/10/1911) on 4/16/1885

Frank Brinsmade Boudinot (5/15/1836 GA or 8/1/1836 - 5/2/1864 VA) married Georgianna Sophia Annie Gimber [professionally
known as Annie Boudinot] (9/22/1836 London, England - 9/8/1887 Tannersville, NY) on 8/2/1857 [one source says 1860]
(Also known as Annie Boudinot Sendelback - her 2nd husband Mr. Sendelback, professionally known as Mr. J. W. Shannon)
Children:

        Frank Brinsmade Boudinot, Jr.

Elias Boudinot married #2 Delight Sargent (11/8/1799 - 2/12/1893) on 4/25/1837 - no children

4. Degataga "Stand" Watie or "Takertawker" (12/12/1804(6) near present Rome, GA - 9/9/1871 Honey Creek)
married #1 Elizabeth Fields (circa 1808 - circa 1828) circa 1825 (dau. of John Wickett Fields and Susannah Halfbreed).
married #2 Isabel Hicks (circa 1813 - circa 1858) nee Miller circa 1830 (dau. of Andrew Miller and Catherine Hicks)
married #3 Eleanor Looney (circa 1816) circa 1834 (dau. of John Looney and Susan ________ )
Children:

Susannah Watie (ca. 1840 - ca. 1861) married Charles Moore Woodall (12/12/1828 - 1/15/1867).  Charles is the son of George Caruth Woodall and Ellen Moore - no children
[Note: We thought that Susannah was buried in the Woodall Cemetery in Muskogee County (near Warner), OK, until we found the cemetery.  Charles Moore Woodall is
a grandson of Charles Moore, the 1835 Treaty of New Echota signer.]

married #4 Sarah Caroline Bell (3/11/1820 - 2/3/1882 Vinita) on 9/18/1843 (dau. of John Bell and Charlotte Adair)
Children:

Saladin Ridge Watie (1845/6  - 2/13/1868 Webbers Falls, OK) - no children

Solon Watica Watie (1849 - 4/9/1869 - died of pneumonia while attending school in Cane Hill, AR, buried in Webbers Falls) - no children

Reece Watie (? - on Drennen Rolls only - he may be one of Stand's nephews or a deceased infant)

Eugene Cumiskey "Miska" Watie (1851 - died spring of 1863 in Webbers Falls) - no children
(Note: One source indicates the family moved to Rusk, Texas, then Cumiskey died. Another source indicates he died in Webber Falls and then the family moved to Rusk.)

Ninnie "Minnehaha" Josephine Watie (1853 - 2/27/1875, age 22, died in northern Cherokee Nation) married John Martin Daniel (10/2/1842 - 10/10/1918 Vinita) in 1874.  John is a son of John  Ross Daniel and Martha Martin.  She is buried next to her unnamed infant child (12/1874 - 12/1874). John Daniel is buried in Rolston Cemetery on Monkey Island near the original cemetery where the Watie family and James M. Bell were buried.

Charlotte Jacqueline "Jessie" Watie (10/9/1854 - 3/17/1875, died in northern Cherokee Nation) - no children

Elias Boudinot Watie (circa 1847 - 12/13/1847)

NOTE:  Stand Watie has no descendants except for his children and one grandchild who died during birth.  Stand was in ill-health in his old age and was suddenly stricken and died.

5. Nancy Paschal Watie (1808 - 2/17/1852) married John Foster Wheeler (7/10/1808 - 3/10/1880) on 4/23/1829
Children: (Nancy is not buried next to her husband but there is an epitaph for her. No one knows where she is buried.)

Theodore Frelinghuysen Wheeler (1/16/1831 - 7/1854 Denver) - unmarried no children

Susan Jane Wheeler (10/21/1833 - 5/30/1894) married William Wallace Perry (6/30/1824(30) - 11/29/1898) circa 1855
Children:

Daisy Perry (Suzanne Hendrix Burgess is a direct descendant. I have her email if anyone wants to email her)
Kate Perry 
Theodore Perry

Mary Anna Wheeler (9/18/1836 - 1865 Waco?) married Ethelbert Britton Bright (11/1819(30)  - 8/13/1890) circa 1855

Harriett Boudinot Wheeler (3/1/1838 - 3/17/1923) married Argyle Quesenbury (6/3/1839 - 2/10/1925) on 1/14/1867
Children:

Lucy Quesenbury married a Brodie
"Peg" Ida Quesenbury (
7/23/1871 - 8/23/1946) married Eugene "Gene" Beasley (3/10/1873 - 4/14/1936)
Children:

"Cush" Argyle Quesenbury Beasley (11/1/1900 - 6/14/1922)

Sadie Quesenbury married Charles O. Frye - descendant Nancy Frye Foote
(Charles  O. Frye  was  the  son  of  Nancy  Puppy  and  Moses  Frye.  Nancy  Puppy  and  her  family  came  to  Indian  Territory  on  the  Trail  of  Tears..  Her  father  was  Young  Puppy)
Mary Quesenbury
"Boy" Quesenbury (8/17/1874 - 8/28/1901)

Sara Paschal Wheeler (3/1/1841 - 12/3/1912 Vinita) married #1 Clarence P. Ashbrook (1835? - 4/27/1880) on 7/27/1871
married #2 William Goodlet Nelms (5/1836 - 8/28/1902) on 1/11/1883

John Caldwell Wheeler (12/18/1845 - 7/3/1880) married Lucilla "Lula" Greenfield Sandels (12/14/1847 - 5/29/1904) on 9/16/1868

William Watie Wheeler (12/14/1846 - 2/15/1915) married Emma Columbia Carnall (3/20/1848 - 4/26/1817) on 11/5/1868 in Ft Smith, AR
Children:

John Perry Wheeler (1869 - )
Fannie Mary Wheeler (1871 - 1/22/1890)
Daisy Emma Wheeler (1874 - )
Corrie Foster Wheeler (1876 - )
Will Watie Wheeler (1878 - )
Jessie Virginia Wheeler (1880 - ) married
William Dale Mayo
Children:

        Richard Mayo
        Frances Willie Mayo [know as Billie Eschenburg or Billie Stovall] ( - 9/8/1985 Boulder, CO)
        married #1 Herman Marinus Eschenburg ( - 1960 Denver, CO) and #2 Robert Stovall
        Children:

                Dr. Charles Grant Eschenburg (11/10/1929 Boulder, CO - )  married Carole Joan Degen  on 6/22/1955 in
                Parkridge, IL
                Children:

                            Wendy Eschenburg
                            Margot Eschenburg (10/22/1959 in Denver CO - ) married #1 Robert David Sheehan on 5/5/1979 in
                            Delray Beach, FL and #2 Sadler
                            Children:

                                    Holly Carissa Sheehan (10/10/1981 Boynton Beach, FL - ) married Christopher George Gallagher
                                    on 4/15/2005
                                    Grant Martin Sheehan (5/1/1983 Boynton Beach, FL - )

                            Mimi Eschenburg (11/15/63 - )
                            Children:

                                    Angelica Eschenburg (2/8/1992 - )

                Virginia Dale Eschenburg (1943 - 1985) married #1 Leland Modisett and #2 Robert Searle

        Virginia Mayo
        Unknown Mayo
        Unknown Mayo
        Unknown Mayo
        Robert Mayo
(12/5/1915 Salisaw, OK  - 12/24/2004) married Janice Ballowe Deaton ( - 12/2004) in 4/1974
        Children: (from Robert's previous marriage)

                Gene Allen Mayo married Joyce
                Janet Mayo married a Hardin
                Dr. John Mooring Mayo married Joan (lives in
Beaumont, TX)
                William Richard Mayo
                Walter Pointer Mayo
                James Wheeler Mayo married Terri
                Unknown Mayo
                Unknown Mayo

                Children: (from Janice's previous marriage to Otis Marion Deaton)

                Carol Deaton married John Griggs
                Otis "Marian" Deaton, Jr. married Robbie
Blumenthal Deaton email

Dollie Gatlin Wheeler
Carnall Wheeler (David Lawrence West (5/3/1947 - ) is a direct descendant
email)
Theodore F. Wheeler (1887 - )

Nannie "Nancy" Wheeler (5/12/1850 - circa 1865) - unmarried no children

Caroline Wheeler married Thomas Fox Conrad (not 100% sure that Caroline was a daughter - probably not - not mentioned on Nancy's epitaph)

Minnie Wheeler married Alexander F. McKinney (not 100% sure that Minnie was a daughter - probably not - not mentioned on Nancy's epitaph)

6. Thomas Black Watie (circa 1812 - 11/14/1845) married Char-wah-you-kah.  He was murdered near Van Buren, Arkansas

7. Mary Ann Watie (circa 1814 - 5/1844) married John Walker Candy (1807? - 7/1868) on 3/11/1832
Children:

Harriette Boudinot Candy (12/12/1832 - 7/9/1919) married Hugh Montgomery McPherson (1828? - 5/27/1876) on 11/30/1852
Susan Candy (8/28/1835 - 1/1826) married Henry Lee Hill (8/21/1835 - 2/21/1890) circa 1856 - no children
Elizabeth Candy (1/30/1838 - 2/18/1862) married Hinman Booth Hoyt (1/4/1828 - 1/18/1863) circa 1860
Sarah Jane Candy (1839? - 1846)

8. Sarah Susan Watie - married Joseph John Smith Sr. and perhaps James Hayes Blair, according to Mark Thompson email
Children: (according to Sandra Selph-Hunter at Ancestry.com - not verified by me)

STILL TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT

        Henry Smith I married Charlotte Hawkins(?)
        Easter Smith married William Thompson McElmore
        Rebecca Smith married Preston Starrett
        Mary Ann Smith
 
        George William Smith (circa 1820 Jasper Co, MO - ) married Elizabeth Caroline Pritchett  (2/2/1824 Jasper Co, MO - 6/30/1896  Bowie County, TX, buried in Dalby Cemetery)
       
on 7/10/1842 in Jasper, MO
        Children:

                  David Lawrence Smith (1855 OK - 1932 Red River County, TX) married-Alice Jane Hodson in Bowie Co, TX
                  A descendant is Cathy Riggins of Garland, TX
email

                  Children:

                        John William Smith married Mary Elizabeth McMillan
                        Children:

                            Clarence William Smith (1/4/1902 - 1/22/1936) married Alice Lane on 4/23/1923 in Broken Bow, OK
                            Children:

                                Wilma Lynn Smith - sons Steve and Mike Austin and dau. Johna Latham
                                Clarence Lee Smith married Lynn Walton (1/12/1929 - 1/6/1971)
                                Children:

                                    Mark Walton
                                    Vivia Lynee Walton married a Bickley
                                    Tracy Lynn Walton
                                    Jennifer Lee Duckwell   

                            Nora Smith married a Gaskins
                            Leonard Smith
                            David L. Smith
                            Alice Smith married a Thomas
                            Lonnie Smith
                            Alma Rose Smith - half sister
                            Bonnie Smith married a Reed - half sister
                            Otera Smith married a Bunger - half sister
                            Bill Smith ( - 9/8/2952 Dekalb Co, TX) half borther                  
        
                        Mellie Smith married a Miller
                        Hattie Smith married a McMillon
                        Female Smith marrried a Weaver
                        Female Smith married a Pifnes
                        Ed Smith ( - 1934 Dekalb Co, TX)

                                                

        William Smith married Rebecca Marie Baker
        Children:

                  Nancy Cornelius Smith married William Baker
                  Children:

                          Elizabeth [Lizzie] Baker married Robert Samuel [Sam] Albertson
                          Children:

                                Henry Albertson married Rosa Melivna Goben [Marlett]
                                Children:

                                    Helen May Albertson [Gentry}
                                    Children:

                                            Kenda Richardson email

        Eli Smith married Mayro Jane Pritchett
        Joseph Smith Jr.
        John W. Smith
        Susan Angeline Smith
        Andrew James Smith 

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    6>Sarah Susan Watie b ca 1802
       +Joseph Smith Sr. b 1798
       7>Mary Ann Smith b 1819
       7>William Smith b 1824
       7>Eli Smith b 1829
       7>Joseph Smith Jr. b 1830
       7>John W. Smith b 1834
       7>Susan Angeline Smith b 1839
       7>Andrew James Smith b ca 1840
       7>Ross B. Smith
       7>Henry Smith I b 1813 Cherokee County NC d 6 July 1888 Swain County NC
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9. John Alexander Watie (ca. 1818 - 10/16/1873) married Eliza Fields (1815 - 10/16/1873) circa 1844
Children:

Russell A Bean (1872 - 1924) married Alice Missouri Leeds
Children:

            Jefferson H. Bean (1921) - daughter Pamela Bean Ritter email
            Eugene Bean (1919).

Susannah Inez Watie (11/21/1846 - 2/14/1913) married Thomas Jefferson Bean (5/10/1843 - ) 5/1/1884) on 9/16/1868
Children:

        Nannie Bean [twin] (3/21/1881 - ) married Return Foreman
        Children:

                Samuel Foreman (2/6/1911 - )
                Joseph Forement (10/6/1917 - )

           Ellen Bean [twin]

Nannie Wheeler Watie (ca. 1848 - 1892) married Lewis Keys (ca. 1850 - ) - no children

10. Elizabeth Watie (circa 1821 - ) married #1 Walter M. Webber (one source says Lewis Webber) on
married #2 George Washington Candy (1805 - 5/9/1856) - no children
Children:

Walter Webber (circa 1842 - 1860) - unmarried no children
Charles Theodore Webber (circa 1844 - 2/1868)

11. Charles Edwin Watie (1829 - 5/27/1877) - buried next to Stand Watie

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Stand Watie


Stand Watie


Stand Watie's birthplace in Calhoun, GA, now called Daffodil Farm
[Photo courtesy of William Autry and daughter Deborah Autry]


EC Boudinot


EC Boudinot


 Source: Houston Public Library. Encyclopedia of World Biography Supplement, Vol. 21. Gale Group, 2001


William Penn Boudinot


Frank Josiah Boudinot


Saladin Ridge Watie


Elias Boudinot (Buck Watie)


Elias Boudinot (Buck Watie)


Harriet (Gold) Boudinot


Harriet (Gold) Boudinot
Buried at New Echota


Sarah Caroline (Bell) Watie


Ninnie "Minnehaha" Josephine Watie - could read the Bible fluently and quote Latin


Charlotte Jacqueline "Jessie" Watie


Solon Watica Watie


Cumiskey Watie


Nancy Paschal (Watie) Wheeler's epitaph


The Boudinots that are buried in Tahlequah Cemetery, OK


The Southern Cherokee delegation to Washington in 1866 was sent to negotiate a new treaty with the United States at the end of the American Civil War. L to R: John Rollin "Yellow Bird" Ridge, Saladin Watie, Richard Fields, Elias C. Boudinot, and William Penn Adair. Delegates not pictured were Stand Watie and Joseph A. Scales.


L to R: Unknown, William Penn Boudinot, Col. E. C. Boudinot, and Col. Daniel N. McIntosh, son of Creek Chief William McIntosh [his mother was half Creek - half Cherokee]


E. C. Boudinot - 1880


Elias Boudinot's handwriting