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Jane Beard was born in either Virginia or Eastern Tennessee, according to the later censuses, she was born between 1766 and 1784. It was probably closer to 1780, as her husband was born about that time. She married in either Greene County, Tennessee or in Adair County, Kentucky about the year 1800. Her family moved from Greene County, Tennessee to Kentucky around the turn of the century. The groom was David Doak, sometimes spelled Doke or Doack in old records, and he was also from an old Valley of Virginia Scots family who moved to Eastern Tennessee and then into Kentucky. You may read a history of David's Doak family at this page , entitled "The Doak Ancestors of David Doak who married Jane Beard" . David's father was probably the Samuel Doak who advertised running a ferry business in adjoining Knox County, Tennessee in the year 1792. There is a good chance that David had a brother named Samuel. David was born in Virginia or Eastern Tennessee about 1780. He and Jane no doubt knew each other in Tennessee and possibly married there. On 16 April 1800, a notice was printed in the paper for Knox County, Tennessee that reported that David Doak was on the list of "letters remaining at the Knoxville Post Office", probably because he had gone to Green or adjoining Adair County, Kentucky before this time; Samuel Beard himself went there in 1798. In 1800, David Doke was a name on the Green County, Kentucky census. He was listed as David Doke on the 1802 Tax List in Adair County, Kentucky. He paid tax for two hundred acres on the Green River, acquired from Samuel Beard, his wife's uncle, which fact was included on the tax form. (Samuel Beard was listed on the same tax list on Green River, as well.) In 1808, he was the witness on the marriage record of Mary Polly Beard (Jane's sister) to Absalom Coffey/Coffee in Adair County. In 1810, David Doke was on the Adair County census with three males under ten, two females under ten, so he and Jane had five children under ten. Both David and his wife were listed as 26-44. Also listed with them was another male, also 26-44, and this may well be a brother, whom we think was a Samuel Doak/Doke.
In 1820 in Adair County, David Doak is 26-44, wife the same, with three females under ten, one female 10-25, and a male 16-25.
In 1830 the family is still on the census in Adair County with a male 50-59, a male 30-39, a female 50-59, a female 10-14, one 15-19, and two 20-29. The male 30-39 is possibly the eldest, Hugh B. Doak, as he did not marry until 1833 and the two others married before that time, see individual's information below.
Soon after this census, David and Jane Beard Doak moved down into Bedford County, Tennessee, where her father, uncles, and other family had moved in previous years. There are records of "David Doke" owning one of the first grist mills in Bedford County, near the Duck River there.
On 5 November 1831, as recited in the Bedford County deeds, "David Doak to Samuel Doak, both of Bedford County, Tennessee, both formerly of Adair County, Kentucky [and we believe that these two are brothers or at the least, cousins]. David Doak is indebted to Samuel Doak for $503.68, which is due, conveys unto Samuel Doak all his legacy coming to him in right of his wife, Jane Doak, and the daughter of Hugh Beard, deceased of Jackson County, Alabama." Witnesses, James Brittain and Jno. M. Cannon.
In February 1833, Thomas B. Flintum married Charlotte Doak in Bedford County, the "daughter of Captain David Doak". The title of Captain is interesting; David would have been of the right age to participate in the War of 1812. We are impatiently awaiting an ordered file of a David Doak's file from that War and will share information gained therefrom as soon as possible.
On 13 June 1833, Hugh B. Doak married Elizabeth Ewing in Adair County, Kentucky. Hugh and Elizabeth moved to Bedford County, Tennessee after the birth of their daughter Mary Jane in Kentucky in 1836 but before the 1840 census was taken. We think that he is a son of David and Jane Beard Doak. Jane's father was named Hugh Beard, so it is possible that Jane named her son "Hugh Beard Doak".
There was land up for grab in Texas, and in December 1839, a group of Bedford Countians were in Texas applying for land rights. Among them, all listed on the 28th and 29th of that month, were David Doak, Jane Doak, Hopkins Davidson (a son in law).
On the 1840 census back in Bedford County, Tennessee, we find a Samuel Doak, who is age 30-40, wife the same, and three children; we find Hugh B. Doak the same age, with two children.
Eventually, the sons Hugh, Samuel, and Nelson would all appear in the same part of Texas, as would the Thomas Flintum family. We do not know the death date nor burial place of Jane Beard Doak. As to David, the newspaper death notice of his daughter Esther Annie Davidson in 1853 said that she was the daughter of "Captain David Doak of Red River County". Therefore we know that he was still alive when she died in January 1853. Another daughter, Charlotte Doak Flintum, is found in Red River County, Texas in 1850 and later years. His daughter Esther Annie Doak Davidson lived in Lamar County, Texas, which is next to Red River County, during the same years, and there are several Doak males in Red River County at the same time. On an 1865 published burial list of the Old Shiloh Cemetery in Red River County, Texas appears "David Doke, age 73" (or 78, hard to read), no dates listed. It seems probable that this is Captain David Doak, the parent of some Doaks in this area of Texas at this time. Since we know from the previously cited source that David was still alive in January of 1853 and living in Red River County, the death date would be after this time. We have a suspicion that he was 78, and that may put his death date just after his daughter in 1853. In this cemetery are also buried Mrs. Jane Doak, but this was Jane Smith Doak, the wife of Nelson Doak. Several of their children were also buried here.
In addition to the two married daughters of Jane and David Doak, there are also several male Doaks living in these areas of Texas at the same time, and judging by early census records in Tennessee, Jane and David Doak had three male children born between 1800 and 1810 in Kentucky. Most family researchers have looked at the following census record for clues:
1850 Red River County, Texas
Nelson Doak 44 Born Kentucky
Jane 44 Born North Carolina
Margaret 13 Born Tennessee
John 9 Born Tennessee
John 75 Born Tennessee ***
Hugh 50 Born Kentucky
Elizabeth 45 Born Kentucky
Logan 16 Born Kentucky
Mary Jane 14 Born Kentucky
It is easy to make the assumption here that Nelson and Hugh Doak are two brothers living next to each other, and that John Doak, age 75, the father of both Hugh and Nelson. That may well be the case, but we have "just a feeling" that is not the case. Could it be that the aged John Doak could have been John David Doak? We find the above mentioned burial note for David Doak, but no burial record for a John Doak of this age. That age would make him the right age to be David. Or, could this John Doak have been an uncle or other relative? Could the age of this John Doak have been put down incorrectly? For example, could he have been another brother to the two? In dealing with old census records, we have seen many examples of these kinds of mistakes or inconsistencies, therefore we rule nothing out of the realm of possibility! Since the two daughters of David and Jane Doak made their home here at the same time, further investigation is warranted. They did, we know from the 1810 census, have three brothers who were born between 1800 and 1810 in Kentucky. Note to any Doak researchers who are troubled by these questions: these are simply questions, not proven assertions. Food for thought! We welcome any and all discussion and corrections of these possibilities. It is entirely possible that all the Doaks located in this county in Texas in the mid 1800s were a part of two or three entirely separate lines.
The Doaks found on this survey, listed as possible children of Jane Beard and Captain David Doak, are detailed below. We will explore all of these families with an eye to unraveling these Doaks:
1. Hugh B. Doak was born in Kentucky in about 1800. Could he have been Hugh Beard Doak? IF his mother was Jane Beard, then his maternal grandfather was Hugh Beard. He lived in Kentucky when he married Elizabeth Ewing on 13 June 1833 in Adair County, Kentucky. They had a child born in 1834 in Kentucky and a child born in 1836 in Kentucky, then by 1840 they were listed on the census in Bedford County, Tennessee, where Jane Beard Doak and her extended family had made their home for awhile. Before 1850, Hugh and Elizabeth Ewing Doak moved to Red River County, Texas. There, they were listed on the 1850 census living right next to Nelson Doak and family. Nelson was about six years younger than Hugh B. Doak and was probably his younger brother. We also have found a notice in the local newspaper of letters to be picked up at the Clarksville, Red River County post office by both Nelson and Hugh Doak, with the notice dated 1 April 1850. Between 1850 and 1860, Hugh B. Doak died and his widow Elizabeth was listed on the 1860 census in Clarksville, Red River County, with only her son Logan in the home. We do not know when she died. Her two known children were named Logan and Mary Jane. Nothing is known about her daughter Mary Jane, but we have seen a report from Whitfield's Cavalry records that her son Logan Doak died of disease in 1862 in camp at Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi during the War. (History of Clarksville and Old Red River County, Pat B. Clark, (Mathis, Van Nort & Co., Dallas, Texas. 1937), 152.
- 2. Logan Doak was born in Kentucky about 1834. He was last found on the 1860 census living with his widowed mother, and he was age 24. When the War broke out, he enlisted with Whitfield's Cavalry and died of a camp disease at Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi in 1862.
- 2. Mary Jane Doak was born in Kentucky about 1836. She is last found on the 1850 census at age fourteen.
1. Samuel Doak was born in Adair County, Kentucky on 23 October 1802. The Adair County birth is memorialized on his tombstone. He married Nancy Word on 7 November 1824 in Wilson County, Tennessee, where her family lived. She was the daughter of John Word and Fanny Collins, and she was born 14 January 1804 in probably Tennessee, as reported on census. [Note: in these old records this family is named "Word". We see that many descendants have "Ward" as her surname. There were of course many of both these surnames in this area. We continue to use the Word name, as it was on all the records we cite. We know that John and Fanny Word were her parents, for there was a will that named a daughter Nancy who married Samuel Doak. It is noteworthy that her brother Edmond Word was a very active citizen of Bedford County, Tennessee, and had dealings with Beards there. One connection that we have found is the following:
"William Hurst died in Bedford County on Christmas Eve of 1843. Chancery Court documents filed in Bedford County, Tennessee dated 23 February 1847 list his children as John J., William W., Sarah who married Allen Tribble, Nancy who married Moses Neely, Hugh C., Lucy who married George Hudlow, America, and James L. Then, on 3 April 1847, there is a deed from some of these children to Edmund V. Word of Bedford County. The lands belonging to the late William Hurst, deceased, were sold by the clerk of the county and Word was the purchaser. The lands were sold subject to the widow's dower. This document was signed by Moses Neeley, Nancy Neeley, America Hurst, H. C. Hurst, and John Hurst. (The transcription lists John C. Hurst, but his middle initial was J. and this may be a transcription error.) Witnesses were listed as Samuel Doak and William Word, and "Nancy, wife of Moses Neeley". On 24 June 1847, William W. Hurst gave Edmund Word a deed. "By decree of the Circuit Court of Bedford County, Tennessee at August Term 1844, the lands belonging to the late William Hurst, deceased, were sold on the petition of the heirs of William Hurst, deceased. The lands are in Bedford County, Tennessee and Edmund Word was the purchaser. Sold subject to the widow's dower. " NOTE: The wife of this deceased William Hurst who died in Bedford County was Elizabeth Beard, another daughter of Hugh Beard, and the sister of Jane Beard who married David Doak. Thus, there is a close family connection between these Beards, the Doaks, and the Words in Bedford County.
Samuel Doak is listed (along with his proposed brother Hugh B. Doak) on the 1840 Bedford County, Tennessee census. We also see from these above mentioned legal actions that Samuel Doak lived in Bedford County in the 1840s. He is listed on many records there, particularly Circuit Court records, and he was apparently business partners with various men, including Samuel G. Hays, who might possibly be the same one who married one Fannie Jane Doak. It looks like several different lines of Doaks left Tennessee and met up in Red River County, Texas in the middle of the 1800s. What their relationships are, I do not know, for I am primarily a Beard researcher, not a Doak expert. When a good number of Doaks went to Red River County, Texas before the 1850 census, Samuel and Nancy Word Doak stayed put for a few more years in Bedford County, Tennessee. They were listed on the 1850 Bedford census as "Saml Dake" and Nancy, but no children were listed in the home. By 1860, they had moved to Red River County and were listed in Clarksville with a William Doak, aged 22. They were also listed in the 1860 Slave Schedules of Red River County with one slave. Samuel Doak died on 25 June 1866 in Red River County, Texas and was interred at the Clarksville Cemetery in Red River County. On his stone is cut, "Born in Adair Co, KY". We think there is no doubt that this Samuel Doak is the son of David and Jane Beard Doak, who were the only Doaks listed on the Adair County Tax List in 1802, when Samuel was born in that county. And the two male Doaks, Hugh B. and Nelson, fit perfectly in age to be his brothers listed as all three under ten in the 1810 census in the home of David Doak of Adair County.
In 1870, Samuel's widow Nancy Word Doak was listed in Red River County living with her married son William, wife Vanora, and their son Sam. Nancy did not die until 15 August 1887 in Clarksville, but we have yet to find her on the 1880 census. She was buried at the Stone Chapel Cemetery in Red River County, Texas.
We propose that their eldest child was Fannie Jane Doak, born on 6 January 1827 in Bedford County, Tennessee. She would have been named for both her grandmothers, Jane Beard Doak and Fannie Collins Word. Fannie never appears named on a census with her parents, as she married before the first named census in 1850. A second child was William H. Doak, born 10 August 1836 in Tennessee. He was not listed with them on the 1850 census, which is a puzzle, although it could have been a census mistake, or was he a relative who moved in with them for the 1860 census, when he was listed in their Texas home? He died 11 October 1878 in Red River County, Texas, married Vanora Z. Adams and had five children: Samuel, Lillie P., William H. Jr, a baby who died young, and Ollie Lane Doak.
- 2. Fannie Jane Doak was born in Bedford County, Tennessee on 6 January 1827. She married before 1848 to Samuel G. Hays. They probably married in Bedford County. His parents are not known at this time, but he was born on 19 May 1819 in Kentucky. He may have been the son of Peter Hays and wife Kesiah of Bedford County, but we have no documentation for this. This young family was living in Bedford County, Tennessee in 1850 with a two year old son and a baby daughter. Samuel and Fannie Hays were in Kaufman County, Texas on the 1860 census. They had a son and two daughters in the home. Samuel was on a list of postmasters of the area in the 1860s. In 1870, the family was enumerated in Red River County, Texas and they had five children. A father and his two sons were living in the home, Henry E. Lane and sons Preston and Joseph Lane. No relationship is known, but we do know that William Preston Lane married Mary C. Hays, the eldest Hays daughter, on 23 December 1870 in Red River County, just a few months after the census. Samuel G. Hays died on 16 December 1876 in Clarksville, Red River County, Texas and was buried at the Stones Chapel Cemetery there. On the 1880 Red River County census, F. J. Hays was a widow of 52 who lived with a nineteen year old daughter, "M." In 1900, Fannie Hays was a 73 year old widow living in the home of her widowed daughter, Sallie Hays Ramey[Rainey] in Red River County. Fannie Doak Hays died 9 June 1903 in Red River County and was buried with Samuel at Stones Chapel Cemetery. Their children were:
- 3. Wiley Blain Hays, born 11 April 1848 in Bedford County, Tennessee, was listed in his parents' home in all the censuses during his lifetime. He died too young, on 7 December 1876, in Red River County, Texas. He is buried at the Stones Chapel Cemetery there. We know of no marriage.
- 3. Nancy Hays was just four months old on the 1850 census, so she was probably born in 1850 in Bedford County, Tennessee. She does not appear on the 1860 census.
- 3. Mary Corrine Hays was born 20 December 1852 in Bedford County, Tennessee. She moved to Texas with her parents and married William Preston Lane on 23 December 1870 in Red River County. Earlier that year on the Red River County federal census, Preston Lane, his brother, and father were all living in the Samuel Hays household. No family relationship is known, except for the marriage of Preston to Mary the same year. Preston Lane died far too early, in 1874, leaving Mary Lane with two young sons to raise. She remarried on 30 October 1877 to Samuel Bainford Hunter in Red River County. He was the son of John Bainford Hunter and Mary Morrison Jackson and he was born in 1851 in York County, South Carolina. In 1880, Samuel and Mary Hunter had a small Hunter son as well as her two Lane sons in their Red River County home. Om 1900. still in Red River County, they had raised five sons in total, and had the youngest one still at home. In 1910 in same, two grandchildren, children of her son Claude Lane, were present. That trend continued in 1920, when four Hunter grandchildren were in their home. In 1930, still in Red River County, Sam and "Mollie" lived in the home of her Lane granddaughter, Vivian and Earl Duncan. Samuel died on 1 October in Avery, Red River County. Mary Hays Hunter had just passed away the same year, on 14 July 1934. We do not know the burial place in Red River County. Mary Hays and William Preston Lane were the parents of Hays W. Lane and Claude Campbell Lane. Mary and second husband Samuel Hunter were the parents of Elbert Craig, Charles B., and John Roy Hunter.
- 3. Sally Frances Hays was born on New Year's Eve of 1855 in Tennessee, probably in Bedford County. She married about 1879 in probably Red River County, Texas. Her groom was David Rainey, who was born in Red River County, Texas on 24 May 1850, parents not known at this time. David and Sally appeared on the 1880 census in Red River County with no children. His possible brother, R. W. Rainey, age 38 and born in Alabama, lived in their home. In August of 1880, David and Sally had a daughter named Fannie, for her grandmother. In 1892, a son was born and named David Doak Rainey. David senior died on 14 May 1897 and was buried in Red River County at the Fairview Cemetery. Sallie and her two children were listed in Red River County on the 1900 census, and her mother, Fannie Hays, was listed with them. By 1910, Sallie and the daughter and son were all living in Austin, Travis County, Texas, and Sallie took in boarders. It is possible that at least the son, David, was attending college, as he became a civil engineer. In 1920, still in Austin, Sallie lived with both her children, who were both single. Fannie Rainey worked as a dressmaker and her brother David Doak Rainey worked as a civil engineer. Fannie Rainey died in 1924 and is buried at Fairview Cemetery. Sallie Hays Rainey died on 14 February 1929 in Austin and was buried at Fairview Cemetery in Red River County. David Doak Rainey married in 1923, died in 1972 and was buried in Austin.
- 3. Maggie L. Hays was born in Kaufman County, Texas on 6 July 1860. She was living with her widowed mother on the 1880 census in Red River County, Texas, when she was twenty. She married a Floyd, but we do not know a first name nor a date. Maggie Hays Floyd is buried at the Stones Chapel Cemetery in Red River County with a death date of 8 March 1899.
- 3. W. H. Hays was a son listed on the 1870 census with his parents, but in 1880 he is not found.
- 2. William H. Doak (or possibly "William N. Doak") was born on 10 August 1836 in Tennessee. Several records list him as William H., but a gravesite internet site has a picture of his gravestone with the caption "William N. Doak". In looking at the stone, it could be an H or an N. When the War broke out, William enlisted on 1 September 1861 in Company E of the 11th Texas Cavalry. After the War, he married on 24 July 1867 in Red River County, Texas to Vanora Z. Adams. The marriage record gives the names as "William H. Doak and Leonora Adams". She was the daughter of Jessie and Martha Adams, and she was listed in the 1850 and 1860 censuses with them. In both she was named Venora/Vanora. She may have gone by "Nora". In the 1870 census, William and Vanora were in Red River County, Texas. Their only child was Sam, age one. With them in their home was Nancy Doak, aged seventy, and this was William's mother, four years a widow. William Doak died at only 42 years of age, on 11 October 1878 in Red River County, Texas. He was buried at the Doak Cemetery in Dimple, same county. Vanora Doak remarried about 1879 to Norman W. Ward. They are found on the 1880 census in Red River County, Texas with Lillie, William H., and Ollie Lane Doak in their home, as well as Howard N. Ward, the six month old son of Norman and Vanora Ward. Vanora Adams Doak Ward passed away on 18 March 1884 in Red River County, Texas. She was buried at the Doak Cemetery there. In 1898, Norman W. Ward deed another acre of land to add to the existing Adams Cemetery, which is now called the Doak Cemetery, in Red River County.
- 3. Samuel Doak was born about 1869 in Red River County, Texas. He died at age four on 4 September 1873 in Red River County and is buried at the Doak Cemetery in Dimple in that county.
- 3. Lillie P. Doak was born on 22 November 1870 in Red River County. She married on 28 April 1892 in Red River County to John J. Jamison, the son of John L. and Fannie J. Carroll Jamison. John was born on the Fourth of July, 1871 in Red River County. In 1900, John and Lillie lived in Red River County with a son. We have not found them in 1910, but in 1920, both Lillie and John lived in boarding houses in Clarksville and were listed as divorced. John died on 11 June 1950 in Red River County and Lillie on 12 January 1960 in Kaufman County, Texas. Both are buried at the Clarksville Cemetery in Red River County.
- 3. William H. Doak was born in May 1873 in Red River County, Texas. In 1900 he was enumerated there as a boarder in the home of L Schuyler, a single man who was deputy constable. In 1910 he appears to be the hired man in the Atwood home in Henderson County, Texas, still single. We cannot find further records except a death record. He was a resident of the Rio Vista Farm in Ysleta, El Paso County, Texas and died there on 4 April 1938. He is buried at the Restlawn Memorial Park in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas.
- 3. Infant Doak, a boy, born about February 1874 in Red River County, Texas, is buried at the Doak Cemetery in Dimple, Red River County, Texas with a death date of 17 March 1876. On the stone is "Darling Baby Doak".
- 3. Ollie Lane Doak was born in Red River County, Texas on 26 June 1875. In 1900, Ollie was 2 and a boarder in the home of a Mr. Carroll. He was single. He married Cleveland Graves about 1905. She was called "Cleve" and was born in April 1883 in Texas, the daughter of Robert Crawford Graves and Amelia Elizabeth Fleming. In 1910, Cleve and Ollie were boarders in a home in Red River County; they had no children. When he submitted his draft card in 1917 in Red River County, Ollie was a merchant who owned the O. L. Doak store and his nearest relative was Cleveland Doak, his wife. We do not find them in 1920; they are no doubt in Red River County. In 1930, Ollie and Cleve lived in Red River County and both worked at the Doak store, which was listed as a drug store. In 1940, Ollie was still the owner and proprietor of a store, and they lived in Pampa, Gray County, Texas. He died on 4 November 1948 in Red River County. Cleveland Graves Doak died in 1971. They are both buried at the Clarksville Cemetery in Red River County, Texas.
1. Nelson Doak was born about 1806 in Kentucky. It is just a suspicion, but his name could have been John Nelson Doak. He married on 20 January 1830 in Wilson County, Tennessee to Jane Smith. She was the daughter of Sampson Smith and Martha Donnell and she was born about 1803 in North Carolina. Nelson and Jane moved from Tennessee to Texas in the 1840s. We found a record that on 5 May 1849, Nelson Doak was appointed to a committee in Clarksville, Red River County, Texas to "raise John Mills' name for candidate for Governor". The next year, on 16 March 1850, The Northern Standard, local newspaper for Clarksville reported "for stud: Nelson Doak offering his horse, Jim Jackson, Jr. for stud service". Perhaps we should mention here that all three of these Doak men seemed to be affluent, owning many dollars worth of real estate. This horse was probably a racing stud horse. On the census in that year of 1850, Nelson appeared with Jane in Red River County, along with their two children. He lived next to Hugh B. Doak and family. Nelson's wife Jane died 15 August 1854 in Red River County, buried at Old Shiloh Cemetery at Madras, Red River County, in a grave that is not marked. In an old 1865 listing of burials there, she is listed as "Mrs. Jane Doak" and her dates are given. On the 1860 census, he is extremely affluent for the times, and a widower at 53. He lived at Red River County with his son John, and two carpenters were listed in the household, so perhaps he was building. He was listed on the slave schedule with twelve slaves. Nelson Doak remarried on 7 April 1861 in Red River County. His bride was Mary Ann Allen, who was born 1823 in North Carolina. Nelson Doak died between 1861 and 1870. We do not have a burial place for him. In 1870 in Red River County, his widow Mary Doak was living with her step son, John Doak, and her son Rufus Doak was with her. In 1880 Mary Doak, still a widow, lived in Lamar County, Texas with her son Rufus, a 19 year old student. It is curious that they lived next to a Robert S. Doak, a 59 year old carpenter. We have no proof of any relationship yet. We do not know when she died or where.
The children of Nelson and Jane Smith Doak were:
- 2. Margaret A. Doak was born on 14 November 1837 in Tennessee. She died at age eighteen on 5 September 1856 in Red River County, Texas. Margaret is buried at Old Shiloh Cemetery in Madras, Red River County, Texas.
- 2. John Nelson Doak was born in October 1841 in Tennessee. He enlisted on 1 September 1861 in Company E, 11th Texas Cavalry. This was the same day and unit as his cousin (?) William Doak's enlistment. His middle initial is variously shown as N and also M on Confederate records. He was wounded at the Battle of Murfreesboro. His name was listed on a report of prisoners of war paroled at Memphis, Tennessee during the five days ending 30 June 1865. Back home after the War ended, John married on 10 January 1867 in Red River County to Catherine J. Allen, the daughter of Alred Allen and Mary Anne Rowe. Catherine was born about 1850 in Texas. In 1870, the couple lived at Red River County with a two year old son, James. With them were John's widowed stepmother Mary Allen Doak, Robert and Mattie Allen, and nine year old Rufus Doak, John's half brother, aged nine. In 1880 John Nelson and Kate Doak lived in Red River County with their two children. In 1900, John N. Doak was enumerated in Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, remarried to a second wife; they had married in 1897 and had no children together. Her name was Liza M., last name unknown. With them was his son James, and both John and James were listed as preachers. No further records have been found for John Nelson Doak. Is he the "J. N. Doak" who is buried in Washington County, Arkansas, born 7 October 1841 and died on 29 January 1904?
- 3. James Allen Doak was born 12 October 1868 in Texas. In 1900 he was living with his father in Cameron, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, where both were listed as preachers. His future wife, Myrtie Lenora Pyron Waterfield, lived in same with her married sister Cora. Myrtie was a young widow with a two year old son. Her husband, Charles Chilton Waterfield, had passed away in 1899. James Allen Doak and Myrtie Pyron Waterfield were married on 1 January 1902 in Choctaw Nation. She was born in Arkansas on 6 December 1873, the daughter of Charles Bertle Pyron and Almeda M. Barker. By 1910, James seems to have given up preaching and was listed as a merchant in groceries in Grove, Delaware County, Oklahoma. He and Myrtie lived here with her twelve year old son Clement Bertle Waterfield, listed as a Doak. In 1920, James and Myrtie lived in Saline, Mayes County, Oklahoma and in 1930 in Shady Point, LeFlore County, Oklahoma. On both censuses he was listed as a teacher. We have conflicting reports of his death and burial, but he probably died in 1939 in LeFlore County. Myrtie seems to have lived with or near her sister Cora, and she died on 5 May 1965 in Arkansas.
- 3. E. F. Doak was a son who was born in 1876 in Texas. We find no records for him after the 1880 census. A full name would help!
- The child of Nelson and second wife, Mary Ann Allen is:
- 2. Rufus A. Doak was born in 1862 in Red River County, Texas. He married 27 April 1887 in Red River County to Lelia E. Murrie. She was born on 24 April 1866 in Texas. In 1900, Rufus and Lelia had been married thirteen years and lived in Clarksville, Red River County, with their two young sons. In 1910 they lived at Pittsburg, Camp County, Texas. By 1920, the sons had grown and Rufus and Lelia were lodgers in the Fincher home in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas. Rufus was listed as a 58 year old house carpenter. Lelia was also enumerated in the home of her son Robert in 1920; perhaps she was visiting his home in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. In 1930 Rufus and Lelia lived at Troup, in Smith County, Texas. We have found no death records for Rufus Doak. Lelia Murrie Doak died at age 96, on 8 February 1963 in San Mateo, California. No burial place is known.
- 3. Ira N. Doak was born on 28 March 1893 in Texas. He graduated from Pittsburg High School in Camp County, Texas in 1913, and moved to California in 1917, according to an obituary in the Camp County archive collection. The article said that he visited and stayed in touch with his Texas friends through the years. In 1935, he lived in San Francisco, California area. Before 1940, he married Ruth S., last name unknown. In 1940 they lived in San Mateo, San Francisco County, California. Ira was clerk at the post office and Ruth a teacher in the public schools. The census also states that she lived in Los Angeles County, California in 1935. There was an Ira Nelson Doak who married in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada to Margaret Louise Mowry on 21 February 1957, and this is probably either this Ira or a son of his. Ira N. Doak died on 24 February 1982 in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California.
- 3. Robert Ashburn Doak was born on 2 August 1896 in Texas. He enlisted for service in World War I and stated that he worked at a bank and his mother was the nearest relative listed. He served in the 144 Air Squadron of the United States Army as a sergeant. After the War, Robert married Sybil Reeves, who was born in 1897 in Texas. In 1920 they lived at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; his mother Lelia Doak lived or visited with the family at the time. In 1930 Robert and Sybil were listed in same, this time with Sybil's mother, Lizzie Hedgecock, in their home. Robert apparently married again later in his life, to Marguerite El Dera, who was born on 16 December 1908. He died on 12 June 1962 in Douglas County, Oregon. He is buried at Masonic Cemetery in Canyonville, Douglas County, Oregon, as is Marguerite, who died in same on 6 August 1979. His known children with Sybil Reeves were Robert A. Doak and Donald Wilson Doak.
1. Female Doak was born between 1800 and 1810 in Kentucky.
1. Female Doak was born between 1800 and 1810 in Kentucky.
1. Charlotte Doak was born about 1814 in Kentucky or Tennessee. She married Thomas Bradford Flintham in February 1833 in Bedford County, Tennessee. There is not much found about Thomas; from the little we have seen about him, he was said to have been born on 2 September 1806 in Camden, Camden County, New Jersey, but no hint of parents' names. He and Charlotte were definitely in the Red River County area of Texas before 1855, when there is a mention of him in a county history. He was the postmaster at the post office that was opened at "Flintham's Tanyard" in Red River County, and he was apparently the owner and operator of the tanyard as well. This place was later called Kiomatia, Texas. In 1860, Thomas and Charlotte were listed on the census at "Flintham's Tanyard", Red River County, Texas. He was listed as a farmer with $11,000 worth of lands, over $7,000 worth of goods, born in New Jersey. They had four children at home. By 1870, Charlotte was a widow and lived in Red River County with two of her children, Henry and Susan. She died before 1900; we do not find a burial place or record of same for either Thomas or Charlotte. They had five children:
- 2. Female Flintham was born between 1835 and 1840 in Tennessee.
- 2. Rufus Flintham was born about 1839 in Tennessee. He was listed with his family in 1860 but not in 1870 and it is possible that he perished in the Civil War.
- 2. Mary Flintham was born on 1 November 1839 in Tennessee. She married on 16 January 1861 in Red River County, Texas to Benjamin Harrison Geer. Benjamin was born on 12 May 1830 in Alabama, the son of Garland Geer and Permelia Reed. A family account says that he ran a gin, a mill, and a tanyard after his father's death, and was educated at McKenzie College. In 1870, Benjamin and Mary were in Red River County, Texas with three children. Benjamin died 22 January 1879. Tragically, Mary died a few months later, in June 1879. They are both buried at the Garland Geer Cemetery in Kiomatia, Red River County. In 1880, Mary's three youngest children lived with their aunt, Susan Parks, in Red River County.
- 3. Cora Bell Geer was born 9 November 1861 in Red River County, Texas. She died at age seventeen on 10 January 1879 in same. She was buried at the Garland Geer Cemetery in Red River County.
- 3. Ida Bradford Geer was born 16 September 1863 in Red River County, Texas. She was educated at Honey Grove, Texas. She married G. E.or D. E. "Babe" Perot and they lived at Paris, Texas. They had a baby son, Dana, who died at birth on 10 June 1884 and was buried at Garland Geer Cemetery. Ida died just thirteen days later, on 23 June 1884 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas and was buried at the Garland Geer Cemetery in Red River County, Texas. No records have been found for her husband.
- 3. Garland Thomas Geer was born 1 September 1865 in Red River County, Texas. He married on 1 April 1886 in same to Azrima Elizabeth St. John, the daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth St. John. She was born in Mountain City, Johnson County, Tennessee on 7 July 1870. In 1900, married for fourteen years, they lived in DeQueen, Sevier County, Arkansas, where they had just moved from Texas. In 1910, the family was in Vann, Muscogee County, Oklahoma, and in 1920 they were at Sulphur, McCurtain County, Oklahoma. Garland died on 6 November 1928 in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas and was probably buried at Greenleaf Cemetery there. In 1930, his widow Zimmie Geer lived in Pittsburg, Johnson County, Arkansas; in 1935 and 1940 she lived in Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas with her married daughter. She died on 11 January 1959 in Jack County and was buried at Greenleaf Cemetery in Brown County, Texas. She and Garland Thomas Geer had twelve children: Bennie J., Cora, Garland Wellington, Lillie, Willie Elwyn, William E., Albert E., Farris, Norman R., Edgar Sharian, Frank Tobin, and Charles Shelby Geer. Many of these children died in childhood.
- 3. Anthony Wellington "Weck" Geer was born on 22 October 1870 in Red River County, Texas. He attended Captain Lyle's School in Paris, Lamar County, Texas in 1888. On 4 November 1891, he married Mary Isabelle "Bell" Taylor. She was born on 8 May 1871 in Manchester, Red River County, Texas, the daughter of James Marshall Taylor and Katherine Causby. They lived on his father's place in Red River County. He died on 10 May 1931 in Manchester, Red River County, Texas; she passed away on 12 January 1948 in same. They are buried beneath a double stone at the Manchester Cemetery in Red River County. Their children were: Pearl, James Newton, Frances E., Mary Katherine, Ruth, Garland Wellington, and Benjamin Marshall Geer.
- 3. Nina Charlotte Geer was born in 1874 in Red River County, Texas. She married about 1911 to James Stevens. He was born on 26 March 1873 in Red River County but we do not know the names of his parents. They had a daughter, and Nina died on29 Ocotber 1915. James Stevens died on 12 January 1950 in Clarksville, Red River County, Texas. We do not know their burial location.
- 2. Henry E. Flintham was born about 1844 in Tennessee. He is listed on the roster of the 34th Texas Cavalry during the Civil War. So far we have found him on the 1880 census, in Red River County, listed as H. Flintham, age 40, single. He is listed on the same page as Luther and Susan Parks. She is Henry's sister.
- 2. Susan Cassanetra Flintham was born 4 May 1847 in Mississippi or in Tennessee. She married about 1870 in Red River County, Texas to Luther W. Parks, the son of Milton MacRerness and Sarah Jane Worthem Parks. In 1880 in Red River County, Luther and Susan they had four children, and Susan's two nephews and niece, children of Benjamin and Mary Flintham Geer, were in their home. They lived a few homes away from Charlotte Flintham, Susan's mother. Susan died on 8 June 1887 in Red River County and was buried at the Garland Geer Cemetery there. Luther W. Parks died on 19 June 1919 in Red River County and is at rest at Geer Cemetery as well.
- 3. Henry Ross Parks was born on 12 April 1872 in Red River County, Texas. In 1900, he was living with his widowed father in Red River County. We have yet to find them on the 1910 census, but in 1920, the children of Luther Parks all lived together, probably on the family place. Ross was not married and apparently did not ever marry. In 1930, Ross Parks was the head of household, with his brother Clifford and his widowed sister Zona Roberts living with him. He died on 10 June 1952 in Lamar County, Texas and was buried at the Garland Geer Cemetery in Red River County, along with many family.
- 3. Clifford Flintham Weldon Parks was born on 26 February 1875 in Red River County, Texas. He was not married on the censuses in which he appeared with his siblings in Red River County in 1920 and 1930. He died on 29 January 1937 in Red River County and was buried at the Parks Family Cemetery there. It appears that he never married.
- 3. Zona Easton Parks was born about 1876 in Texas. She married before 1899 to a Duncan, first name unknown. Her husband died between 1901 and 1910, when she appeared as a widow on the census in Red River County with her three Duncan sons. By the next census in 1920, Zona had been married to a Roberts, again first name unknown to us, and she had a son named Parks Roberts who was born in 1912. She lived on the family place with her siblings and two of her sons. Zona Parks Duncan Roberts died on 17 August 1932 in Red River County. She was laid to rest at the Garland Geer Cemetery there. Her boys were Thomas H., Carl, and Sam Duncan, and Parks Roberts.
- 3. Nannie Cora Parks was born in Texas on 29 January 1880. She lived with her widowed father in Red River County in 1900 and 1910. In 1920, she lived with her siblings on the family place in Red River County. Before the 1930 census, Cora married Luke Arnold Pope. He was born on 4 April 1875 in Illinois; we do not know the names of his parents. In 1930, they lived in Red River County and farmed. In 1940, they lived in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, and Luke was listed as a peddlar. He died on 21 May 1942 in Red River County and was buried at the Garland Geer Cemetery there. Cora died in 1955 and was buried at the same.
1. Esther Annie Doak, born 8 September 1817 in Tennessee or Kentucky, married Hopkins Davidson in Bedford County, Tennessee about the year 1836. He was born 29 June 1814 in Bedford County, the son of Andrew and Sally Muse Davidson. The marriage record of Esther Annie and Hopkins is said to include the name of her father, listed as Captain David Doak. By 1850, they had moved to Lamar County, Texas, which is located next to Red River County. They had five children. Hopkins was listed on the census as either "gentleman" or "Cattleman", it is difficult to read. Esther Annie Doak died 13 January 1853 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas, reported in Texas Newspaper Abstracts as "consort of Hopkins Davidson, and daughter of Capt David Doak of Red River County, aged thirty five years, four months, five days." She is buried somewhere in Lamar County. Hopkins Davidson remarried on 14 August 1854 in Texas to C. M. Mortgen. They are said to have had children, but we find no record of what happened to the wife or children. By 1860, "Hop" Davidson was listed in Lamar County with his five children by Esther Doak, but no wife. In 1870 he was listed in Cooke County, Texas, a stockraiser of some means, with two children living at home, Effie E. and Bluford D. Two homes away his married daughter Lockie J. Cloud lived with her family. Hopkins died in November 1873, probably in Cooke County, as he was buried there at the Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville.
- 2. Samuel M. Davidson was born about 1838 in Bedford County, Tennessee. He moved to Texas with his parents. On 30 October 1875 he married Elizabeth L. "Lizzie" Clark in Cooke County, Texas. She was the daughter of Samuel C. Clark and Rachel Hitchcock. She is said to have been born in 1855 in Stockton, Joaquin County, California, but we have no proof of that. We cannot find them on the 1880 census, but we have found their burials recorded in the Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville, Cooke County. No death date is given for Samuel, but 1880 is the date given for the death of Elizabeth Clark Davidson. We know of no children.
- 2. Epinetus E. Davidson was born in November 1841 in Texas. Her name is taken from her gravestone at Brown Cemetery; her middle name may have been Elizabeth, since she was called both Effie and Lizzie on censuses. Effie was listed with her parents in 1850, and with her widowed father in 1860 and 1870. She married on 11 June 1883 in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas to Wesley Louis Robertson. He was the son of David and Caroline Mitchell Robertson, and he was born on 30 June 1850 in Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticutt. Early in life he moved to Missouri and married Martha Mitchell, who died in 1881. Effie was his second wife. In 1900 they lived with two of his sons from the first marriage, in Union, Daviess County, Missouri. In 1910 they lived at same. Wes Robertson was a prominent newspaperman in the state. Effie Davidson Robertson died on 27 March 1916 in Cooke County, Texas, according to family reports. She was buried at the Brown Cemetery in Gallatin, Daviess County, Missouri. Wesley Robertson was the victim of a feud in Gallatin. He was murdered in his newspaper office there on 23 December 1919. The article can be read here.
- 2. Letitia Charlotte Davidson was born on 2 March 1844 in Texas. She married William Trent Peery, the son of William and Ellender "Nellie" McCrary Peery, on 10 August 1863 in Cooke County, Texas. He was born 18 February 1833 in Clay County, Missouri. In 1870 they lived in Cooke County, Texas on a large ranch where they farmed and raised stock. They had two little boys. Letitia died on 13 February 1871 in Cooke County, only 26 years old, and was buried on the Peery land there. Today, the family graveyard is in disarray and the graves may be unmarked. William Peery remarried and had more children. His two sons by Letitia were listed with him in 1880. We do not know a death date for him.
- 3. Ernest H. Peery was born in 1865 in Texas. In 1900 he lived in Chickasha, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, with a wife named Lena, no children. Ernest had an uncle, Elijah, who also lived in this place. In 1910, Ernest and Lena still lived at same, and in 1920 they lived at Sulphur, Murray County, Oklahoma with their daughter Cora Bell. We do not find any further traces of them, except there is a grave at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Grady County, of Lena Peery, who died in September 1915.
- 3. Claire Vance Peery was born on 4 November 1866 in Texas. In 1900, he was on the census in Apache National Forest, Graham Co, Arizona at age 33, ranching. He married on 7 March 1903 in Springerville in Apache County, Arizona to Celia Elizabeth Burke, who was called "Banny". She was the daughter of Allen Spencer Burke and Elizabeth Ann Miles, born in Farmington, Davis County, Utah on 7 April 1879. The Burkes had come to Arizona from Utah about 1880. One family account says that Elizabeth worked as a single young woman at the Saffel Hotel in Spencerville and married Claire Peery, a "Texas cowboy". They homesteaded on a ranch on the Blue River by 1907. In 1910, they and their two young daughters were enumerated at Apache National Forest, Graham, Arizona. They also maintained a summer range at Campbell Blue in the White Mountains. In 1920, they were listed at Blue, Greenlee County, Arizona, wheree Celia's brother Spencer and his family also were listed in their household. Claire died on 10 September 1928, and he is said to have died while on a cattle drive. He was buried at the Slaughter Family Cemetery in Apache County. Celia Elizabeth operated a boarding house in Springerville after his death, and eventually moved to Phoenix in 1948. She died at the age of 91, on 29 September 1970 and was buried at Blue Cemetery in Greenlee County, Arizona. Their two daughters were Claire Lockey Peery and Hettie Ruby Peery.
- 2. Lockey Jane Davidson was born on 31 March 1847 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas. She married on 31 March 1869 in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas to Isaac Cloud, who was the son of Frank and Maria Cloud. Isaac, born in July 1846 in Jackson County, Alabama, was listed in 1860 living in Cooke County, Texas with two men who appear to be his brothers, William and George Cloud, all born in Alabama. Isaac was reported to be one of the first pioneers of Indian Territory, arriving in Erin Springs in 1866. It seems that Isaac also kept a home in Gainesville, Texas, for in 1870 he and Lockey were listed two homes away from her father, Hop Davidson. In 1880 they were still listed in Cooke County, Texas, with Isaac a "cattle raiser". By this time they had five children in the home, and Lockey's sister Eppie and brother Bluford were living in their home at the time of the census. Meanwhile, Isaac had established the first cattle ranch in Indian Territory, and built the first ranch home on the Washita River, according to newspaper accounts written after his death. Isaac Cloud negotiated government contracts to supply beef to the officials who supplied the Indian Nations. Isaac had many adventures and close calls during his lifetime as a cattle man. According to newspaper accounts, they moved to Chickasha/Chickasaw, Indian Territory, about 1895. In 1900, Isaac and Lockey, married 31 years, lived in the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, and raised stock. Six of their eight children were living, all six in their home, including a married daughter, Letitia, with her attorney husband, Finis Riddle. Lockey Jane Davidson Cloud became ill in July of 1900 and eventually was taken to the home of her sister Eppie Davidson Robertson, in Gallatin, Daviess County, Missouri for medical attention and nursing. She was then taken to St. Joseph, Missouri for more medical treatment but she died in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri on 14 January 1901. We do not know a burial place. In 1910, Isaac was a widower who lived at Chickasaw, Grady County, Oklahoma with two of his sons. Isaac died in December 1915 in Grady County. His obituary stated that he was one of the pioneers of Oklahoma, a prominent democratic politician and United States Marshal in Indian Territory under Grover Cleveland. The Rufala Democrat, 24 December 1915. From an article about his son in law and daughter Letitia, "Mr. Cloud was one of the prominent representatives of the great cattle industry under the old regime of the open range and his operations, of large ramification, extended also into Indian Territory." We do not know a final resting place for him. An article about his life may be seen here.
- 3. George Cloud was born in 1870 in Cooke County, Texas. We find no records for him after 1880 when he was a child.
- 3. Hopkins Davidson Cloud was born in July 1872 in Texas. He was living with his father until 1920, when he was living next door to his brother Ralph's family in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. Hopkins was 48 and single. In 1930 at the same, he was listed as a widower, as he was in 1940. His younger brother Ralph's family lived next to him. He died on 2 March 1948 in El Paso. According to an obituary, he lived at 2914 Central Avenue and had done for forty years. He was in the ranching business and was survived by two brothers and two sisters. He is buried at the Evergreen Cemetery in El Paso.
- 3. S. A. Cloud was a daughter who was born in Texas about 1873. We have no further information about her; she was last on the 1880 census as a child.
- 3. Letitia E. Cloud was born in July 1874 in Texas. She married in 1896, probably in Indian Territory, to Finis E. Riddle. Finis was born on 13 July 1870 in Lynchburg, Moore County, Tennessee to Martin Van Buren Riddle, who was a physician, and wife, Theresa Tucker. In 1900, Finis and Letitia and their two very young daughters were living in the home of Isaac and Lockey Cloud in the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. The elder daughter, Eppie, died as a two year old in 1900 after this census and was buried at Fairview Park Cemetery in Grady County, Oklahoma. Finis was an attorney; he began the practice of law in Chickasha and Ardmore in 1894. We have yet to find them in 1910, but in 1920 they were living in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, where "Fred E. Riddle" was a lawyer. From an old account of Finis Riddle's life, he was a partner in the firm of Linn & Riddle in Tulsa, with offices in the Mayo Building. He had practiced law in Chickasha for a quarter of a century before moving to Tulsa. He was appointed by Governor Cruce to succeed Chief Justice Samuel S. Hays on the Supreme Court of Oklahoma in 1914. We cannot find any death or burial records for either Letitia or for Finis. Their only living child, Frances Alee Riddle, was schooled in New York and married an oil magnate, Cleveland Livingston Waterbury, in Tulsa in 1926.
- 3. Charles "Charlie" Terry Cloud was born in Texas on 27 March 1876. In 1930 he was a single man living in Dutton, Grady County, Oklahoma. He died in April 1947 in Oklahoma and is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma.
- 3. Roy P. Cloud was born on 8 August 1879 in Texas. Roy served during World War I as a sergeant for Headquarters Division, 61st Field Artillery Brigade, 36th Division. In 1920, he lived in El Paso, Texas, was single, and worked as a clerk for the Texas Company, an oil company. He is buried at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, Texas with a death date of 18 July 1956.
- 3. Kathryn E. "Katie" Cloud was born on 6 May 1884 in Texas. She married about 1906 to Henry Clay Peniston Osborne, the son of Thomas J. Osborne and Susan Ann Peniston. Henry was born in Gallatin, Daviess County, Missouri on 13 February 1873. They were listed at Gallatin in 1910, living in the home of his mother Susan. In 1920 they were listed in Union, Daviess County, Missouri and his mother was still in their home. In same in 1930, Henry and Kathryn's household only contained a three year old daughter, Peniston, whom they had adopted. In 1940 they still lived at Union. Henry died on 8 February 1941 in Gallatin and was buried at the Greenwood Cemetery there. Kathryn Cloud Osborne is buried there as well, with a death date of 26 December 1956. Their only child was daughter Mary Susan/Sue Peniston Osborne.
- 3. Ralph Isaac Cloud was born on 4 April 1887 in Texas. In 1910, Ralph and his eldest brother Hopkins lived in Grady County, Oklahoma with their widowed father Isaac. After Isaac died, the sons moved to El Paso, El Paso County, Texas and made homes there. Ralph registered for the draft there in 1918, when he lived at 2914 Central Avenue, was single, and worked for the City of El Paso as an inspector in the Engineering Department. He married about 1919 in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas to Guadalupe Telles, who was born about 1903 in Texas. In 1920 Ralph and Lupe were listed next to his brother in El Paso. In 1930 in same, they had two daughters. In 1940, still with his brother Hopkins, they had three children. Ralph died on 26 December 1948 in El Paso and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery there. No information is known for Lupe Cloud. Their children were Katherine, Frances, Ralph Tony, and Roy Davidson Cloud.
- 2. Bluford Doak Davidson was born in December 1849 in Texas. In 1880 he lived with his married sister Lockey Cloud in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas. He married Cora/Corrie Ladd on 18 November 1895 in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. She was born in Texas in January 1879, the only daughter of Constantine B. and Elizabeth Ladd. In 1900, Bluford and Corrie Davidson lived in Chickasha, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory with two young children, a son and daughter. Bluford was included on a list of United States Commissioners for Indian Territory. Bluford died in Oklahoma on 23 January 1902 and was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma. In 1907, his widow Cora Davidson was listed as a resident of Ardmore in a city directory, and in 1910, she lived there with her parents and her son Bluford L. (Ladd?) Davidson, who was thirteen. Their daughter Euel had died by this time. Her son Bluford died on 13 November 1914 and is buried at Rose Hill. Cora is buried at Rose Hill with the family with a death date of 1915.
- 3. Bluford L. Davidson was born on 21 October 1896 in Indian Territory. He died on 13 November 1914 in Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, at age 18. He is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, Carter County.
- 3. Euel Davidson was born in August 1898 in Indian Territory. She died before 1910 in Oklahoma.
- NOTE: In the Old Shiloh Cemetery of Madras, Texas, where David Doak and several members of the family of his son Nelson Doak are buried, there is a burial record of a "Rufus Lycergus Doak", eight years old, with no dates given. We do not know who this child was.