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Dunlap_7640 (View posts)
Posted: 12 Sep 2004 4:55AM GMT
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Edited: 14 May 2005 3:16PM GMT
Silent Hawk, here is a copy of theThe Story of Millie Milton

This is the story of my Great, Great Grandmother. I have gathered this story from several different sources. My Great, Great Grandfather was John Jerden Goforth. He came from Tennessee with his parents during the late 1840's early 1850's. They settled in Rankin County, MIssissippi. He grew up there with his family.
By the late 1840's he had reached manhood and started looking for a wife. It was at this time that he came into contact with a white slave trader from the Oklahoma Territory. The trader had brought some young Indian girls from Oklahoma to sell for slaves. The girls were from 15 to 20 years old. All of them had been kidnapped in Oklahoma and were for sale. John Jerden Goforth seen one that he wanted and bought her. His father agreed to this on one condition, that he would marry her if she was willing, or take her back to Oklahoma.
Her Indian name was Millatirwa (?) which means "Summer Moon". Her father was Chief Peta Nacona born 1812, died 1872. Her mother was the first of Peta Nocona's six wives and Millie was their first child. Her names was changed to Millie and the name Milton was the name of the man that sold her to John Jerden Goforth.
Millie Milton Goforth was born in the southern part of Oklahoma near Lawton, Oklahoma, in the year of 1831. She married John Jerden Goforth in 1848. Her father later became the Chief of a band of Comanche raiders called The Wanderers. His followers were known as Nakoni Indians.
After a band of white traders raided his home camp near Lawton, Oklahoma and kidnapped a bunch of Indian children, which included three of Nocona's daughters, he became a mean and cunning enemy of the white man.
This band was active across the Staked Plains, from the Panhandle south down into central Texas. In 1836, disguised as a band of peaceful traders, they road boldly into Parker's Fort. They found only one man, woman, and children there. This is where they kidnapped Cynthia Ann Parker and several other children. Cynthia Ann was only nine years old at the time.
When Cynthia Ann was about 18 years old. Nacona took her for his sixth wife. The famous Quanah Parker was their first child born in 1846. Nacona took himself a new wife about every three years from 1825 till 1845.
Millie Milton story.
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Dani 17 Feb 2001 12:48PM GMT 
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Kailyn 6 Dec 2002 8:30PM GMT 
Kailyn Gerber 6 Feb 2003 3:56PM GMT 
Quanah 25 Dec 2003 6:27AM GMT 
Silent Hawk Nocona 6 Mar 2004 5:49AM GMT 
Dunlap_7640 12 Sep 2004 10:55AM GMT 
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