Jeanieís Family History Page 

 

 

 

 CHEROKEE ANCESTORS:
Annie Cryingbear, Henry Seabolt, Sr., Oo-Loo-Tsa, Ghi-Go-Ne-Li, Rising Fawn, Oo-loo-sta Tah-Ni or "Nannie" of the Holly Clan, George Lowrey, Lt. Col. John Lowrey, Ga-Ne-Lu-Gi (Runafter) McLemore, Jennie Lowrey, Robert H. Benge, Eliza Jane Benge, Henry Seabolt, Jr., Christopher Columbus Seabolt, Lucy Lee (Lea),Thomas Leo Seabolt, Sr. & Thomas Leo Seabolt, Jr.

 

Family surnames: SEABOLT, WOMACK, HILL, COLLEY, ROSHONG,

CHANDLER, ASKEW, DAVIS AND IRWIN

 

 

 

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I'm disabled but love spending time with my 3 grandkids. Also love my church, Dogwood Chapel and the many friends we have there.

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 Native American Information: http://hometown.aol.com/bbbenge

 

  Womack Genealogy: http://www.womacknet.com

 Niece's Genealogy Home Page: http://www.winchesters.net

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Contact Information

You may e-mail me at: hillj@brightok.net

I am trying to research A. H. (Azz) Suggs who was married to Ella May Roshong. Azz Suggs and Ella May Roshong were married in Polk County, AR in 1904. And also Jesse Marion Colley's father James H. Colley. But I would like any information that anyone may have on any of these family surnames.

Feel free to contact me if you have any information on any one of these family surnames or simply have any suggestions for research. I am open for any new sites that might contain information on my family surnames.

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I am currently working on the Womack, Suggs and Roshong surnames.

My WOMACK'S are Burton Lee Womack and his father John Franklin Womack and Rhoda "Lady" Black Askew ("Lady" could actually be "Rody" since the writing was very hard to read on her birth records). John "Franklin" Womack's parent's were Steven Womack, born abt. 1821 in Bedford County, Tennessee and Tempi Chandler, born abt. 1835. Rhoda Askew's parents were Hezekiah Askew and Martha Box from Hempstead County, Arkansas. Franklin Womack and Rhoda Askew Womack were found living with his parents in Hempstead County, Arkansas in the 1880 census. They were married on May 3, 1880 there in Hempstead County. I obtained a copy of their marriage license from the Hempstead County Historical Society. Martha Askew is also living with them as a boarder, which leads me to believe that Hezekiah Askew had died by 1880. He was much older than Martha Askew as she was his second wife. I was given Martha's maiden name by another Askew researcher. I have not verified it as of yet.

Steven Womack is the son of William Womack and Francis?. William Womack was born abt. 1769 in Campbell County, Virginia. He was first married to a Margaret Ellis on Feb. 4, 1790 in Lunenburg, VA. She was born abt. 1770. His second wife was Frances?, born about 1800. He married her in 1816. I have Womack information on this line that dates back to the year 1620 in England, which is the original immigrant William Womack, which died in Henrico County, Virginia and was married to a Mary Allen. (This information was provided to me by Roger Womack).

Berton Lee Womack, Ogden, Arkansas married Inez Ethel Suggs, Richmond, Arkansas on Sept. 25, 1925 in Little River County, Arkansas. Recorded in book R page 433, Little River County Court House, Ashdown, Arkansas. Berton Lee Womack is the son of John Franklin Womack and Rhoda Black Askew. On my grandfather's Social Security Application he gave his mother's name as Rhoda Black Asque. But since he could not read or write it would explain the difference in the spelling. Another Askew researcher has located information that gives Rhoda's name on her birth certificate as Lady Black Askew. The birthdates are the same as are the parent's names so this leads me to believe that "Lady" Black Askew and "Rhody" Black Askew are one and the same. Since my mother said her grandmotherís name was "Rhody" not Rhoda. My mother even has a cousin named after their grandmother and her name is also Rhoda\Rhody.

Inez Ethel Suggs is the daughter of A.H. (Azz) Suggs and Ella May Roshong. I have located my Roshong family but am still working on locating my Suggs line.

Ella May Roshong married A.H. Suggs in Polk County, Hatton, Arkansas on January 29th, 1904. Hatton was formerly Hatton Gap, Arkansas. Ella May Roshong's parents were William H. Roshong and Selena Edwards. They were from Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. William H. Roshong died in Mena, Polk County, Arkansas in May of 1908. Selena Edwards died in March of 1935 in Stockton, California. She was also married to a John Wesley Hill. The Roshong family immigrated from Wuerttemberg, Germany in the mid 1700's. They too came to Pennsylvania and branched out from there. We have traced the Roshong family back to Jean (John) Rochon who was born in Limousin, France between 1650-1670.

Also doing research on the Hill Family:

My husband's Great-grandfather was Anderson Rache Hill. His Grandfather's name was Joseph Bartlett Hill and his father's name was George Francis Hill. They are descendants of John Hill and Mary Cosby. Their line is through William C. Hill and Nancy Worley who were in Rhea County, Tennessee. I also have information on his great-grandfather, Bartlett Irwin. He is the father of Carrie Louise Irwin who is Joseph Bartlett Hill's mother. Bartlett Irwin served in the Civil War as a medic.

I am also researching the Colley Family, as this is my husband's mother's maiden name.

Brenda Bea Colley was born in Mammoth Springs, Fulton County, Arkansas. I have found her Grandfathers name on land records in Fulton County, AR during the late 1800's. His name was James H. Colley. His wife was Martha Rogers Colley. His son's name was Jesse Marion Colley and he brought his family to Oklahoma when the children were very young. Jesse was married to Gertrude Davis. It was believed she was related to Jefferson Davis but I have not been able to confirm this. I believe that it is possible that Gertrude was of Native American decent as I have found a Gertrude Davis listed on the Dawes Rolls. I have also found a Thomas Davis, which is her father's name on the Dawes Rolls but do not know their place of origin to pinpoint them for sure. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. I have just recently been contacted by another Colley researcher that has located James H. Colley's parents. I have not had time to put this information into my computer as of yet to work on it.

 

I have done extensive research on the Seabolt Family.

The Seabolt Family married into the Cherokee Nation in the late 1700's. The original Seabolt's came to America from Bovaria by way of Rotterdam. They were aboard ships that arrived from 1734-1765. There were as many as 5 ships that carried the original Seybold/Seybolts/Sebaldt/Seabolt's to America during the mid 1700's. I believe that my Adam Seabolt is th Hans Adam Seybold who was located in Pennsylvania in the late 1700's. His father was Johanne Seybold. His mother was Elizabeth Unk. They began in Pennsylvania but soon spread out to North Carolina and Georgia. They went from there to Tennessee where my descendants were from. Approximately 1795 Adam Seabolt started his family. I have found him listed in the 1800 Ashe County, North Carolina census. He is listed as being between the ages of 26 and 45. He is listed with 4 female children between the ages of 0-10 years of age. His son, Henry Seabolt, Sr. was born in 1800 so I'm guessing he was born in Ashe County, North Carolina after the census was taken. But this is only a guess on my part. Henry Seabolt was in Candy's Creek, Claiborne County, Tennessee when the Trail of Tears occurred in 1838. This is my Great-Great-Great-Grandfather. He came to Oklahoma with the Cherokee Indians on the Trail of Tears. His wife was Annie Cryingbear. It is believed she died on or just before the Trail of Tears. I am still trying to find information about Annie Cryingbear. Her mother's name was Ollie (Auly) Crittenden and I believe that it is possible that her father was Blackfox. Other Seabolt researchers believe that Blackfox was her Uncle. My reasoning for this is that in the government applications that Henry Seabolt filed for payment for land belonging to her in the old country he gave her name as Annie Cryingbear. But when my great-grandfather, Christopher Columbus Seabolt filed his Miller Application in 1906 he gave his grandmother's name as Annie Fox. But I have not been able to prove either point. I have copies of government papers where Henry Seabolt applied to the government for payment for land that was left in the care of Auly Crittenden when he took his family to Oklahoma. In these papers he gives his wife's name as Annie Cryingbear and names each of her children and identifies Auly "Ollie" Crittenden as Annie Cryingbear's mother. He does not give her father's name.

Henry Seabolt, Jr.'s wife was Eliza Jane Benge. Eliza Benge is a descendant of Lt. Col. John Lowrey and Runafter McLemore. (He served under Col. Morgan and was 2nd in command. This information is well documented.) Their daughter, Jennie Lowrey was Eliza Benge's mother and Robert Benge was her father. Robert Benge's parents were Obediah Benge and Sarah Fields. Lt. Col. John Lowrey's parent's were George Charles Lowrey and Tah-Ni "Nannie" Oo-Loo-Tsa of the Holly Clan. Nannie's parent's were Rising Fawn and Ghi-go-ne-li. And Ghi-go-ne-li's mother was Oo-Loo-Tsa "Tahíni" Nanny of the Holly Clan. They are listed in Emmett Starr's History of the Cherokee Indian's as old Cherokee Families.

I have a copy of an interview done in 1938 with Alfred Pickens Seabolt by a Gomer Gower, Investigator. In this interview Alfred Pickens (who is the son of Henry Seabolt, Jr.) tells the story his mother, Eliza Benge Seabolt told the children of their father's time in the Civil War. Henry was a member of the Cherokee Home Guard, Company A 3rd. Regiment. I have a copy of the application where Eliza Benge filed for his pension with the government. She died before she could receive any money. She told them of several battles between Stand Watie and Captain Seabolt's men. She also told her children of the stories she heard as a child about the Trail of Tears. She was only an infant herself but she remembered hearing how pregnant women were required to march right up until the minute of childbirth. Not even a pause would be tolerated. In the event that the wagon's that accompanied the immigrants were already full of ailing women and children, a condition that was quite frequent, hapless women were left to die at the roadside and the brains of the infants dashed out against a convenient tree. Cattle, because of their commercial value, would have been given gentler and more humane consideration. , Henry Seabolt, Jr. and Eliza Jane Benge, my great-great-grandparents endured the Trail of Tears as young children.

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Biographical Information

My husband and I live on the beautiful "Grand Lake O' the Cherokee's" and we truly love it here. The view is great and the peace and quiet is wonderful. We recommend it highly to anyone that is looking for a place to retire early. On the lake you can enjoy the benefits of retirement before you really get around to retiring. There are several nice Marina's on Grand Lake. You just have to pick your spot and there will be a marina somewhere close at hand. There are also several great eating spots around the lake with more popping up all the time .

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Personal Interests

As for personal interest we both enjoy music, boating, fishing and getting together with friends. We enjoy our 3 Grand kids and spending time with them. And also just about anything that you do on the water.

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This Cherokee Nation site owned by Jeanie Hill.

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Last Revised: January 17, 2012