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Richard PUFFER

Richard PUFFER

Male 1824 - 1895  (71 years)

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  • Name Richard PUFFER 
    Nickname Mug 
    Born 25 Feb 1824  Townshend, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 1878  Cherokee Nation, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Arrival 1884  Cherokee Nation, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • He and is family appear on the "Intruder Schedule 3, Census of Cooweesowee, Cherokee Nation", they are NOT American Indians, they arrived in 1884.
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    Died 15 Oct 1895  Welch, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 17 Oct 1895  Welch, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Walker Cemetery
    Person ID I5822  Puffers
    Last Modified 18 May 2021 

    Father Clark PUFFER,   b. 23 Nov 1799, Townshend, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 80 years) 
    Mother Lydia DENNIS,   b. 5 Jun 1798, Townshend, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1841, Townshend, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married CA 1820  VT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Ann BOLTON,   b. 24 Apr 1842, Overton County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1901, Indian Territory, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1860  Carthage, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 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 11 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F1846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    richard puffer marr cert.jpg
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    mug puffer's gold.jpg
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  • Notes 
    • Civil War veteran, Pvt, Co I, 16th and 9th KS Calvary. He lived in the "old brewery in Chetopa, KS in the late 1860s and early 70s. "In his financial transactions, "Mug" always insisted in getting his money in gold, but no one ever knew "Mug" to spend any gold, so it is reasonably certain that the accumulated gold throughout a long series of years must have been considerable. An old fashioned iron kettle was full of it, according to rumor." In the late 1880s the family emigrated from the old brewery, where the family lived while making an effort to establish their right as members of the Delaware tribe of Indians. They were unsuccessful and eventually took their places as lessees of the land on which they made their home until the death of the entire family, except Andy. Several books are written about him and the gold he buried in the Kinnison Hills, OK.

      Richard and his son, Henry M., are mentioned as "intruders" (on the Cherokee nation) and were paid money from the "United States Commission". The documents are part of a suit filed by the Goins family against the Cherokee nation which had denied them (the Goins) membership into the tribe.

      Another story of "Mug" is that he sustained a wound to the face during the war (9th Regiment). He was discharged in Jun 1862 and had learned of the birth of twins to a James Ellis Harmon, from Missouri. Mug found the company Harmon was in and relayed the message.

  • Sources 
    1. [S545] Vermont Vital Records, 1720-1908.

    2. [S783] Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Indian Census Rolls, 1851-1959.

    3. [S1152] Sons of Volunteers of Civil War.

    4. [S506] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002.