Saturday, May 28, 2011

Land Record Ellen N. Brantley

Ellen N. Brantley bought 40 acres of land in Washington, Arkansas from Thomas Wilson 17 Nov 1904

Book 110, page 47

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Irving Foster, husband of Mary A. Brantley

Re Irving Foster, husband of Mary A. Brantley:
written by A.D. Lester of Westville, Oklahoma:

"I contacted some older families, and they knew the Foster's and told the same thing about them. They said:"

"Shorty Foster was a shoe cobbler, (one lady said he also made saddles) and was a small short man. They said his wife was a large woman, and she washed and ironed for the people here in town. One man said that Shorty worked part time for Bill Williams. Williams owned a lot of land here at one time, and built some of the business buildings here in town. But he has no relatives anywhere in this part of the country. They said that Shorty Foster died some time before his wife died. They attended the Baptist Church here, and I assume that they were also members. According to those of whom I tralked with, they were highly respected, and were good citizens. And I blieve them. The opinion of those I talked with, did not remember any children, they they did not think they had children. "

"One man here in town, who deals in old things, bought a cobblers bench or something like one, and the man he bought it from, said he believed it came out of Shorty's cobbler shop, but he was not sure if it did. "

Death Record of Mary Brantley Foster (#104)

"Looking back in our records I found the following information.
Listed as, Mrs. M.A. Foster
died 6/30/1942 in Lincoln, Arkansas
born 4/2/1871 in the state of Arkansas
funeral 7/1/1942 in Roberts Chapel
buried in the Westville City Cemetery

father is William Brantley and he was born in the state of Arkansas

mother is Ella Nickle and she was born in the state of Kentucky. Nickle is her maiden name.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pictures of Children of William J. Brantley

"Mom with Sally Brantley"

"Mom, Aunt Ella, Uncle Alex"

"Aunt Ella and Mom"
Aunt Ella, Mom, Uncle John Brantley

Marriage licesnses of Sallie J. Brantley
Sallie J. Brantley Tilton's husbands: E.M. Tilton was shot & killed by a man named Fergerson over a cotton field and later she married E.M. Tilton's brother.
I don't know what year he was killed.
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From a letter by Ms. Engles in 1977:
"The only thing we can help you with about Jim Crittendon is my mother & dad moved on his place around Welling, Oklahoma before my brother was born. He was born on Uncle Jim's place but he doesn't remember what relation he was to us. He was a full blood Indian. I believe he was a Cherokee. He had two girls Ada and Lizzie he could remember that much. You could write to Tahlequah, Oklahoma which I believe is the county seat and find out through the Indian roll. I believe he could have been married maybe to either Grandma or Grandpa Brantley's sister, it wasn't one of our aunts."