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This website is about collecting genealogical, photographic, and historical information about two individuals, their immediate ancestors, their siblings, and their descendants. This information will cover several states, including Arkansas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Missouri, Colorado, California, Oregon, and Washington, as well as a few Canadians.

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The two individuals are John “Mack” Watkins and Sarah Jane Wilson

John Benjamin McCulloch “Mack” WATKINS
– Went by “Mack”, sometimes in census and other documents
– Benjamin sometimes shortened to “Ben”
– McCulloch sometimes spelled McCullock
– Served as Deputy Sheriff, Gideon, Tahlequah District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory (IT)
– Born 18 October 1861, Berryville, Carroll, Arkansas (AR)
– Died 6 July 1924, Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado (CO)
– Buried at Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado (CO)

Sarah Jane WILSON
– Born 13 August 1875, Ivy Log, Union, Georgia (GA)
– Died 19 October 1964, Huntington Park, Los Angeles, California (CA)
– Buried at Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo, Pueblo, CO
– This is the same Sarah Jane WILSON Watkins who is listed as being descended from 5625133449 (Nancy Ward at Wikipedia)
Sarah Jane WILSON was on the Dawes Roll/Cherokees by Blood roll #14883

John “Mack” WATKINS and Sarah Jane WILSON were married on 18 August 1889 at Gideon, Tahlequah District, Cherokee Nation, IT (Present Day: Gideon, Cherokee, Oklahoma (OK))

Link: Children of John Benjamin McCullock “Mack” Watkins and Sarah Jane Wilson

Parents of John “Mack” WATKINS
William WATKINS, born @ 1835, Arkansas
Elizabeth BELL, born @ 1830, North Carolina (NC)

Brother of John “Mack” WATKINS – George C. Gordon WATKINS
– Born 23 November 1857, Possibly Berryville, Carroll, AR
– Died 23 April 1928, Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Pryor, Mayes, OK
— Married Lydia Susannah Matilda THOMPSON on 28 July 1889, Tahlequah District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
Lydia Susannah Matilda THOMPSON – Born 23 March 1874 at Ivy Log, Union, Georgia, Died 15 April, 1967, Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Pryor, Mayes, OK
— Lydia was sometimes spelled Lidia Watkins

Brother of John “Mack” Watkins – Hugh F. Thomas WATKINS
– Went by “Tom Watkins” or “Tom H. Watkins”
– Born 10 May 1856, Berryville, Carrol, AR,
– Died 1 December 1937, Cherokee County, OK, buried at (401) 527-8130, Moodys, Cherokee, OK
— Married Lillian Catherine RHODES circa 1889
Lillian Catherine RHODES – Born 12 May 1876, Died 4 Mar 1967, Buried at (763) 568-1242, Moodys, Cherokee, OK
— Lillian went by Lillie Watkins

Sister of John “Mack” Watkins – Betsy Ann WATKINS
– Betsy may have been short for “Elizabeth”, her mother’s name.
– Born approximately 1855, Arkansas

Parents of Sarah Jane WILSON
Elijah Taylor WILSON – Born 4 February 1849, possibly Jackson County, GA, Died 12 June 1926, Gideon, Cherokee, OK, and Buried at Blue Springs Cemetery, Gideon, Cherokee, OK
Mary Elizabeth THOMPSON – Born 22 October 1856, Died 7 March 1944, Buried at (513) 989-1313, Gideon, Cherokee, OK
Mary Elizabeth THOMPSON is on the Dawes Roll/Cherokees by Blood #14399
– Elijah and Mary were married 1 November 1874, Union County, GA