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Press Tennison/william m walker/kittley

barkerpolly75 (View posts)
Posted: 30 Mar 2011 2:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: tennison walker kittley smith davis
I am looking for information about Lydia Davis, Who was a niece (i think) if press tennison. Around 1900 she sent her son William walker to live with press. At that same time her other children were sent to live with other relatives. She had two daughters, eliza smith and sarah smith and I think that sarah lived in grady county too, but I don't know who with. I am trying to find the resting place of lydia. My father-in-law is her grandson. His father was william m walker, who died in 1986. Any information on lydia, or the children of press, or the girls, would be appreciated. Thank you. Polly Walker

Re: Press Tennison/william m walker/kittley

PaSain (View posts)
Posted: 24 Jul 2011 1:14AM GMT
Classification: Query

Well, there are 4 William Walker's who died in 1986 in OK with SS #'s issued in Oklahoma. I can only assume this is the right one. I am not related to any of these people and I think Lydia was sister of "Press" Tennison and she was born in Cooke Co TX, my opinion.

WALKER, WILLIAM 14 Mar 1896 - Jan 1986 89 73067 (Ninnekah, Grady, OK) (none specified) Oklahoma 447-34-8483

Did you know that the parents names of William M Walker are listed on his SS-5 ? Cost is 27.00 to get a copy.

Name: William Mythus Walker age 27
County: Grady
State: Oklahoma
Birthplace: Purcell, McClain Co Oklahoma;United States of America
Birth Date: 4 Mar 1896
Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1851778
DraftBoard: 2 WW I 05 June 1917

Counties adjacent to McClain County are Cleveland County (north), Pottawatomie County (northeast), Pontotoc County (east), Garvin County (south), Grady County (west) - This is a free website for Oklahoma court records. Select county, name of party and type of case.

20 June 1900, Arapahoe township, Custer Co OK Territory
John Davis Sept 1867 Texas married 0 years
Lyda Davis Oct 1872 TX mother of 4 children parents born Alabama
Sarah S Smith Oct 1888 Chickasaw Nation father born TN
Eliza Smith Sept 1890 Chickasaw Nation father born TN
Jack Walker Mar 1893 Chickasaw Nation father born Choctaw Nation - can not pinpoint after this record
Willie Walker Mar 1896 Chickasaw Nation father born Choctaw Nation appears in 1910 census in Ninnekah, Grady Co as nephew of P. M. Tennison, showing father of Willie Walker was born in OK mother born in Texas. He married Georgia May Boswell born in Arkansas abt 1898. They had three children Louie W abt 1917, Ruby E abt 1919 and son Billie J abt 1924.

Sarah and Eliza Smith were probably married by 1910.

22 June Arapahoe township, Custer, Oklahoma Territory
John W Tennison June 1866 TX parents AL married 14 yrs
Minerva Jane MELER Tennison Dec 1868 AR sister of Amanda Anna Meler who was wife of P M Tennison.
William Monroe Tennison 02 Sept 1887 Chickasaw Nation - 17 Mar 1964 Albuquerque NM married Sally Minerva Paris in 1913
Eliza Ellie Tennison Nov 1889 Chickasaw Nation married Charles Raymond Fosnight
Henry Morgan Tennison 03 Oct or Nov 1891 Chickasaw Nation died Yuba Co CA 01 Feb 1955 wife Cleo Sliger born IN 1895
David E Tennison May 1896 OK
Calvin James Tennison 29 July 1899 or 1900 OK - 31 Mar 1967 Placer Co CA married Ruby A Mosburg
Opal Nellie or Nellie Opal Tennison 09 Feb 1903 OK - 06 Oct 1982 Thomas, Custer OK reported to have married Arvel Hugh Thomas

1870 census Cooke Co TX says John W Tennyson was born in Arkansas son of Wm J Tennison and Eliza A Burch. I believe Lydia was also their daughter. John W and Minerva Tennison family was still in Arapaho and Grant, Custer Co through 1930.

Custer County genealogy "G County" was the original designation for Custer County, Oklahoma Territory.

Chickasaw Nation

22 June 1900 Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory still Indian Territory until statehood in 1907
Press (Pressley M) Tenison/Tennison/Tennyson Feb 1859 Alabama died 1918 married 17 Dec 1882 Cooke Co TX
Amanda Anna MELER Tenison Feb 1867 Indian Territory (actually was born in Arkansas) parents TN (also wrong) she bore 4 children 3 living
Sarah Minerva "Sallie" Tenison GARDNER 20 Dec 1886 Winnekah IT died in Marshall Co AL 24 May 1956 age 70. When she was 33 she married Harry W Gardner 02 Jan 1920 in El Paso Texas. Harry W Gardner born Chicago IL 07 Dec 1885. Sarah Minerva "Tennison" first married Pete Everett 21 Aug 1908 in Cooke Co TX
Jesse Willis Tennison Aug 1889 IT
Bessie Elizabeth Tennison KITTLEY 13 Apr 1893 IT - 27 Aug 1966 OK City married Bailey Bertram "Bea" Kittley. B. B. "Kitley" was born in AR abt 1888; Raymond M born 1909, Alma May 1915 lived in Ninnekah, Grady OK in 1910 and 1920, Bessie's mother was in 1920 household.
Mirtie Burch Nov 1883 IT niece father AL mother IL

"xxGeorgiaDaniel" has an interest in the Pressley M. Tennyson family
Choctaw Nation marriage index 1890 - 1907

Chickasaw Nation marriage index 1885 - 1907
1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census (mainly Logan County)

Name: Jesse W Tennison
Age in 1910: 21
Estimated Birth Year: 1889
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House: Head
[Self (Head)
Father's Birth Place: Alabama
Mother's Birth Place: Arkansas
Spouse's Name: Sadie/Sarah THOMAS Tennison born KS 1890
Home in 1910 & 1920: Ninnekah, Grady, Oklahoma
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Married: 11 Aug 1909 Grady County
George T Tennison 1911 OK

1870; Census Place: Precinct 3, Cooke, Texas; Roll: M593_1580; Page: 234B; Image: 472; Family History Library Film: 553079.
William J Tennyson 35 AL 1835 - William J Tennison married Eliza Ann Burch 05 April 1854 Calhoun Co Alabama
Eliza A BURCH Tennyson 34 AL 1836
Sarah A Tennyson 14 AL 1856
Josephine Tennyson 13 AL 1857
Pressley M Tennyson 11 AL 1859
Ary E Tennyson 8 AR 1862 female
John W Tennyson 3 AR 1867
Mary A Tennyson 2 AR 1868 married Jefferson B Jones 07 Dec 1882 Cooke Co and they were in Cooke Co 1900 census.
Hiram Tennyson 5/12 AR Jan 1869

1860; Census Place: Spring Creek, Phillips, Arkansas; Roll: M653_47; Page: 313; Image: 317; Family History Library Film: 803047.
W J Tennson 25
E A Tennison 24
Sarah A Tennison 5
Josephine Tennison 3
P M Tennison 1

I'm afraid the remaining Tennison's slipped over into Indian Territory from Cooke County which is on the Chickasaw OK border. They are not listed in 1880 Cooke Co TX census.

1880; Census Place: , Cooke, Texas; Roll: 1298; Family History Film: 1255298; Page: 239C; Enumeration District: 113; .
W. L. Meler 57 1823 NC VA VA merchant
Minirva Meler 57 1823 TN wife
Chas. W. Meler 18 AR
Thos. M. Meler 16 AR
Ann A. Meler 13 1867 AR
Minerva J. Meler 11 AR

The Meler's came to Cooke Co from Ouachita Co AR

Texas marriages 1837 -1973 & deaths 1890 - 1976

Ninnekah Cemetery
TENNISON, Jessie Willis, 12 Aug 1888 - 7 Dec 1931
(Block 9, Lot 15, WOW section)
TENNISON, Pressley M., 24 Feb 1859 - 7 Oct 1918 Mason
(Block 9, Lot 17, WOW section)
TENNISON, Sadie Thomas, 21 Jan 1890 - 10 Apr 1971
(Block 9, Lot 15, WOW section)
WALKER, Billy Joe, 6 Mar 1926 - 4 Dec 1949
(In Walker plot)
WALKER, Georgia May [BOSWELL], 21 Feb 1897 - 21 Feb 1986
(In Walker plot)
WALKER, Juanita L. [WHITLOCK], 5 Oct 1920 - (living)
(SS/W & W/O Louie Woodrow Walker, M/O Sharon Kay & Marjorie May, Block 8, Lot 11, WOW section)
WALKER, Louie Woodrow, 4 Nov 1916 - 14 Feb 2001 (buried 17 Feb)
(SS/W & H/O Juanita L. [WHITLOCK] Walker, M 10 Oct 1936, F/O Sharon Kay & Marjorie May,S/O William M. & Georgia May [BOSWELL] Walker, Block 8 Lot 11, WOW section)
WALKER, William M. 14 Mar 1896 - 30 Jan 1986
(In Walker plot)

08 June 1900 Pct 7, Cooke, TX
Jefferson B Jones Oct 1862 MO married 18 yrs parents born TN
Mary A Tennison Jones Feb 1868 TX parents AL mother of 8 children all living
William H Jones Apr 1886 IT
Isaac P Jones 29 March 1888 IT died in Los Angeles Co CA 08 Aug 1961
Thomas P Jones Feb 1890 IT
Oliver C Jones Feb 1892 TX
Bessie E Jones June 1894 IT
Lilly L Jones Aug 1897 TX
Albert C Jones Apr 1900 TX died before 1910
Sarah A Jones Jan 1829 TN widowed mother
by 1910 Jefferson, Mary A, Oliver C, Lillie, daughter Dovie J born OK 1904 lived in Norman, Cleveland Co OK along with Jefferson's mother Sarah.
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