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Margaret Ann Bolton

Margaret Ann Bolton

Female 1842 - 1901  (59 years)

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  • Name Margaret Ann Bolton 
    Born 24 Apr 1842  Overton County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    FindaGrave Address:
    83979094 no stone 
    _AMTID 390151083336:1030:116238515 
    Buried 1901  Welch, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Walker Cemetery 
    • Her marker isn't found, however there is a sandstone marker next to her husband's stone, which may be hers
    Died 10 Aug 1901  Indian Territory, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6433  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2018 

    Father Uriah Bolton,   b. CA 1825, Old Cherokee Nation, Overton County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Lucinda Smith,   b. Abt 1826, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1874, Coffey, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 1841 
    • Did Uriah Bolton die between 1845 and 1847 or did he just run off and marry another woman, leaving his wife and two daughters behind? His father had the girls for awhile according to Margaret Bolton Puffer's own statement.
    Family ID F9289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richard Puffer,   b. 25 Feb 1824, Townshend, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1895, Welch, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1860  Carthage, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • The marriage record says her name is Margaret Ann Clark.
    Children 
     1. Henry Marion Puffer,   b. 24 Apr 1863, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1908, Stanwood, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     2. Anderson S. Puffer,   b. 29 Jan 1865, Kansas City, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1939, Everett, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Mary S. Puffer,   b. 1868,   d. 1876  (Age 8 years)
     4. Laura Mae Puffer,   b. 18 Aug 1866, Hallville, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1929, Barnsdall, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     5. Annie Bell Puffer,   b. 1876,   d. 1877  (Age 1 years)
     6. George Washington Puffer,   b. 30 Apr 1878, Labette County, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1938, Oklahoma City, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F2027  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Sep 1860 - Carthage, MO Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Headstones
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  • Notes 
    • She was born to Cherokee parents on Cherokee land in Tennessee and lived there. Her parents (Uriah Bolton/Lucinda Smith) were well known Cherokee Indians.  Her mother, Lucinda, never formally registered her children as members of the Cherokee Nation when they were forcibly moved (The Trail of Tears) to Oklahoma.

      Despite overwhelming evidence of her Cherokee lineage, she fought a long and unsuccessful legal battle to become a bona fide member of that Nation.

      The case files can be viewed on Ancestry.com in the "U.S., Citizenship Case Files in Indian Territory, 1896-1897" case file 040.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2371] Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Indian Census Rolls, 1851-1959, for year 1893.

    2. [S1909] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002.