We have already heard stories of how a young Robert Hall sat with sick husband of Elizabeth Cox Brown Ferrel. Robert and Elizabeth were the first to wed, some time after the death of her second husband James Harvey Ferrel on October 4, 1883.
Benjamin married an Indian girl by the name of Liley or Lillie Ann Day. They were married abt 1886. To this union four children were born. After the death of his first wife, Benjamin married Della May Tanner, she was said to have been a school teacher. By the April 28, 1910 census, Benjamin and Della had moved with their daughter Ethelene to St. Clair county Missouri and never returned to Nowata. Benjamin's children by his first marriage remained in Nowata Co., OK. Now we are hearing that after the death of Lily, William (Bill) Hall came and took Laura Hall and her brothers to school in Tahlequah.
Another Hall Family of Nowata Co., OK., and this is their story.
Descendants of Benjamin E. Hall
Generation No. 1
Nowata County, Oklahoma - Glendale/Taylor Cemetery
Submitted to the USGenWeb Tombstone Project by Jo Crabtree
Hall, Frank * Oklahoma Pvt. Medical Dept. Oct. 12, 1918
Hall, Henry 1885 8 Nov 1916 FH:suicide ord est by Foss Dale /one record-1887/birth
Hall, inf of CW FH: fever ord CW Hall
Hall, Infant girl *
Hall, Lily 1861 1894 * Wife of Ben Hall
More About BENJAMIN HALL and LILY DAY:
Marriage: Bef. December 1886
More About DELLA MAY TANNER:
Burial: Englewood Cemetery Clinton Henry Co MO
Census 1: 05 July 1900, 358 Twp 25 N. Range 15 E. Dist 12 Sheet 18A Cherokee Nation Indian Territory; Hall, Delia M. wife born Mar 1877 age 23 married 4 yrs mother of 1 child, 1 child living, born MO parents born Indiana and MO.
Census 2: 28 April 1910, 111-115 Osceola Dist 135 sheet 7A St. Clair Co MO; Hall, Della wife white age 33 married 14 yrs mother of 1 child, 1 living, born MO parents born Indiana and MO (Ancestry.com shows this as the HULL family)
Census 3:02 January 1920, 23-24 Bethlehem Twp Dist 83 Henry Co MO: Hall, Della wife age 42 born MO parents born Indiana and MO
Census 4: 11 April 1930, 78-83 Leesville Twp Dist 19 sheet 5A Henry Co MO; Hall, Della M. wife age 52 age first md 18 born MO parents born IN MO
Received this email today, April 11, 2012 Sharlee,
Thanks to you and your website I found a lot of information that I was missing about Della Tanner Hall as I've been doing a bit of genological work myself.
I always wondered about her family life before she came to live with us in Seattle and your website on the Ben Hall filled in a lot of my questions.
Della, although not a blood relative, was absolutely integral to my family history. She practically raised me.
Della came to live with my mom and dad as a housekeeper at 73 years old ~ the year 1950 (~2 years after Ben died). Being both my parents worked so she was there for me as a toddler, when I came home from school, all the way through the day she died (I was 13 years old). I can honestly say I we were as close as family.
She was a school teacher (as you mentioned in your narrative) both grade school and high school. For “fun” would do algebra and calculus problems to keep her mind sharp. She did all sort of math problems well into her 80’s. I owe her my engineering degree for all the nurturing she gave me in mathematics as a child!
She died in Maynard Hospital (Seattle) on February 22, 1964. of a stroke at 86 years old. This is in error on most genealogical databases. Even the Social Security database is wrong as it indicates Oklahoma as her death location. The reason for this is she left explicit instructions to ship the body to Oklahoma (she had arranged for her daughter Ethelyen also spelled Etheleen Hall Keller to take care of her affairs) so this is probably where all the paperwork was processed, although she did die here in Seattle.
Della was absolutely a wonderful human being in every sense, a gentle soul, a Christian, devoted to my family and to my well being, a beautiful addition to humankind.
More About BENJAMIN HALL and DELLA TANNER:
Marriage: Abt. 1906
ii. BENJAMIN HARRISON "NAINEY" HALL, b. 10 October 1888, Cherokee Nation Indian Territory (Nowata, Co OK); d. 26 January 1952; m. MYRTLE; b. Abt. 1910, Ok. Final Dawes Cherokee Hall Benjamin H 11 M 1/4 10571 31373 NOWATA AD.
More About BENJAMIN HARRISON "NAINEY" HALL:
Burial: January 1952, Nowata Memorial Cemetery Nowata Co OK (B. H. Hall)
Census 1: 06 July 1900, 358 Twp 25 N. Range 15 E. Dist 12 Sheet 18A Cherokee Nation Indian Territory; Hall, Nanie daughter Indian born Dec 1888 age 11 born Indian Territory parents born IL KS (Census taker sure made a whopper, this being Benjamin Harrison Hall)
Census 2: 05 April 1930, 640 Dist 12 sheet 5A Ward 4 South Hickery Nowata City Nowata Co OK; Hall, Benjamin self Indian age 39 md at age 37 born OK mixed Cherokee Blood Occupation: Tool Dresser in Oil Field
3. iii. LAURA HALL, b. December 1890, Cherokee Nation Indian Territory (Nowata, Co OK); d. 27 December 1953. The Final Dawes Cherokee Hall Laura 9 F 1/4 10571 31374 NOWATA AD.
iv. FRANK HALL, b. September 1892, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory (Nowata Nowata Co OK); d. 12 October 1918. The Final Dawes Cherokee Hall Frank 8 M 1/4 10571 31375 NOWATA AD.
Generation No. 2
2. HENRY5 HALL (BENJAMIN E.4, HARRISON H.3, PHINEAS C.2, JAMES1) was born December 1886 in Cherokee Nation Indian Territory (Nowata, Co OK), and died 08 November 1916. He married JULIA WASHINGTON Abt. 1904, daughter of GEORGE WASHINGTON (Delaware Indian). She was b. 1887 in Missouri.
More About JULIA WASHINGTON:
Census: 25 April 1910, 25-25 Indian Population Census Watova Twp Dist 133 Sheet 4A Nowata Co OK; Hall, (unable to read first name) wife white age 23 md 4 yrs mother of 1 child, 1 child living born MO parents born MO KS
Source: Julia Hall, listed on the Oklahoma Indian Papers
1904 Delaware Rolls-Dawes Commission Rolls pgs. 1 through 44, registering 1100 persons, signed by George Bullett, John Young, John Secondine, Henry Armstrong and John Sarcoxie. Taken 21 April 1904 to 13 Oct. 1904.
PAGE REG.# NAME AGE RELATION
9 669 D61 Hall, Julia 52 Dau of George Washington #662
30 C31372 Hall, Henry 18 Son of Lilly Hall
1898 DELAWARE ROLL BOOK
ROLLS NAME HEIRS
1898 1862 1867
662 859 655 Washington, George/Chief Whitehand 1820-d. ch: Cyrus 1853-; John 1854-; Lillie Rogers 1873-.
663 860 659 Washington, Nancy/Tul lo qua 1834-d. same ch.
664 861* 657 Washington, Qua teen dut 1832-d. ch: Cyrus Washington 1853-.
665 861* 657 Washington, William 1848-d. dau: Lillie A. Rogers 1873-.
666 862 658 Washington, Charles 1851-d. bro: Cyrus and John Washington.
667 863 659 Washington, Mary d.
668 864 660 Washington, Francis 1851-d. son Joseph Washington 1875-.
669 865 661 Washington, Julia Hall, 1854-d.
670 866 662 Washington, John 1852-@. Wife: Catherine 1853-; ch: John 1879-; George 1881-; Albert 1888-.
671 867 663 Washington, Albert 1856-d. bro: Cyrus and John
672 868 664 Washington, Edson 1856-d. bro: Cyrus and John
673 869 665 Washington, Ryland 1859-d. bro: same
674 870 666 Washington, Sarah 1859-d. bro: same
675 668 Washington, Cyrus 1863@. wife: Rachel 1870-; ch: Wesley 1889-; Louisa 1890-; Ethel Wanita 1893-; Hanna 1897-;
676 669 Washington, James 1864-@.. wife Mattie 1877-.
193 837 195 Washington, George/Ning go ma numd 1849-@
826 872 Washington, Mrs. Thomas/Pe a toh pe a she 1800-d.
829 875 Washington, William/Wey sah oh ha pus koh koh 1850-.
61 69 Washington, Mrs. Tee hee 1853-@ ch: Jane Ann Lenno 1878-.
These were typed lists I found at the Bartlesville, Oklahoma Public Library - Delaware Indian records.
*This is typed from the list as shown. I do not know what the @ stands for unless it is alive or perhaps it is a typing error. I am certain the d stands for dead. I have seen other rolls with an explanation and that is what d stood for. I just typed all the Washingtons, perhaps the relatives know their relationships. Did not find any Hall on 1898 Roll.
Source: Edna Havens email@example.com and Jeannie Inman for sending my e-mail to Edna. Sharlee
September 11, 2007
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OKLAHOMA PIONEER INTERVIEW
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Alfred F. Hicks
How the Delawares made Warriors out of their Young Boys*
By Mrs. Julia Hall
How well I can remember how my people would send all their young boys away out in the woods after they reached a certain age "we went by size in those days not by age.
The older men would teach the young boys how to shoot bows and arrows and how to build fires by using flint rock or by rubbing two sticks together, and how to cook their game on camp fires and we would have our Indian worships or our Stomp dances for the stomp dances were what we call our worshiping God, and we looked upon these dances as great things and I believe the people in those days took the Stomp dances more seriously than they take the churches in the present times.
At these Stomp dances the men would pick out all the boys who were large enough and get them together and give them all, a good talking to and tell them what they were to do and tell them that the older men were going
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to send them away to make warriors out of them and they then would send the boys into the woods and sometimes they would be gone as long as six months at a time. When at any time any one of these boys had a dream he was to come in and tell the older people his dream and they in turn would tell the meaning of the dream; it was said that these boys saw the white man coming ten years before he came.
The older people in those days believed that after a boy reached a certain size he would not have these dreams and that the Great White Father would not give them visions; then they would "call then they would call in and then they were called Warriors and at any time one of these boys could not make his own way out in the woods and stay until he was called in he was called a poor warrior and was not cared for even by his own people. Courtesy of cousin Patti September 15, 2007
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Alfred F. Hicks, Interviewer,
July 16, 1937
John C. Fremont's First Trip To California in 1853,
As told by Mrs. Julia Hall and others Nowata, Oklahoma.
It was in the year of 1853 that on day in September a man by the name of John C. Fremont started from West Port, Missouri, a place near Kansas City, Missouri, to make a trip back to California for the Government. In fact, he was trying to blaze out a trail to California, and took along about three hundred people. In the group he took ten Delaware Indians as scouts and hunters. Here are the names of those he took along, George Washington, Andy Miller, James Harrison, Wa-hoo-ney, John Moses, Jacob Eneas, GoodTraveller, Solomon Everett, John Smith and James Wolf.
The following is a true copy of the agreement that Mr. Fremont drew up and which was signed by him and a man by the name of Jim Secondine. Secondine was then Chief of the Delawares at the time this trip was made.
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The agreement is as follows end stated that Jim Seconding was to furnish John C. Fremont with ten Delaware hunters all good men: Westport, Missouri, September 16,1853. I have this day made arrangements through Jim Secondine by which ten Delaware hunters (good men) are to accompany me on my journey to California and back to this country. The ten Delawares are to furnish their own animals also, and are each to be paid two dollars ($2.00) a day. They are to provide themselves with good animals,, and if any of the animals should die upon the road, I am to pay for the loss. They will, of course, be furnished by me with ammunition and saddles which are furnished to them by me, all at my cost. Signed "John C. Fremont"
The people who made the trip had some dreadful times before they got back to this country. They were snow-bound In from fifteen to thirty feet of snow, and almost starved to death. They would be sitting around the fire and would get so hungry that they would take out their hunting knives and cut a piece out of the
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tops of their boots, and put it on & stick end hold it over the fire and cook it a little and then eat it. They even killed some of their horses and mules and ate them. A lot of the animals starved or froze to death before they got to their destination. In fact, they got through the trip with just one white mule which belonged to Wa-hoo-ney. This man, Wa-hoo-ney, is father to Mrs. Julia Hall and he had no other name then Wa-hoo-ney until, however, Fremont named (also the name of Mrs. Hall's brother), him George Washington because he was a good scout and a brave man. |Mrs. Hall said she well remembered her father telling of one times on the trip that he ran a buffalo into camp and killed it right in front of Mr. Fremont. Another they were all snow bound and out of some thing to eat and Wa-hoo-ney and three other men went out and were trying to kill something to eat, when they found a large cave. In this care they found three big black bears a, but all they had taken along was their war clubs and hunting knives. Each one of the man would take his turn In going into the cave and killing a bear. After they
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had killed all three of the bears, they all had a food feast. Then they want back to camp and told the rest of the people what they had killed. Most of the men folks broke out in a run to reach the cave and get the meat. They brought it into camp and that night everybody had a good feed. Mr. Fremont was a good man for they never ate a meal without his returning thanks. When Mr. Fremont and his crowd got to California most all of the people were so hungry that the first thing that Mr. Fremont did was to go to a hotel and order a bunch of chickens killed. Be wanted a pot of soup made, and while they were killing the chickens in the back yard of the hotel some of the men folks would lay down and drink the blood from off of the ground.
This is a copy out of a paper at Fairland, of the death of George Washington, or Wa-hoo-nay at his Residence near Fairland, Indian Territory, at three o'clock A. M. October 24, 1802:
"George Washington, Delaware Chief, and for years a scout on the plains. Mr. Washington, was General Fremont’s Chief Scout and guide when ha made his first trip across the plains away back In the forty's. He
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was one of the Lennehanapa of Cooper, in his leather Stocking series of novals and has now gone over to join his old commander on the other shore. He died of old age, having been blind for years. Deceased requested that his old unique tomahawk: and pipe combined, vessel skin tobacco pouch and knife be buried with him and his “feet turned westward”.
More About HENRY HALL and JULIA WASHINGTON:
Marriage: Abt. 1906
3. LAURA 5 HALL (BENJAMIN E.4, HARRISON H.3, PHINEAS C.2, JAMES1) was born December 1890 in Cherokee Nation Indian Territory (Nowata, Co OK), and died 27 December 1953. She married CHARLES FRANKLIN BRANNAN 29 December 1908 in Nowata, Nowata Co OK, son of DAVID BRANNAN and MARY HUNT. He was born 30 November 1882 in Jewell, Kansas, and died 15 March 1970 in Nowata, Oklahoma.
More About CHARLES FRANKLIN BRANNAN:
Burial: March 1970, Nowata Memorial Park Cemetery (Part 1) Relocated Cemetery
Census 1: 25 April 1910, 24-24 Indian Population Census Watova Twp Dist 133 Sheet 4A Nowata Co OK; Brandon, Frank white male age 28 md 1 yrs born OK parents born OH MO
Census 2: Abt. January 1920, 140 Watova Twp Dist 69 Sheet 7A Nowata Co OK; Brannan, Frank white male age 38 married born OK parents born OH MO Pumper in Oil Field
More About CHARLES BRANNAN and LAURA HALL:
Marriage: 29 December 1908, Nowata, Nowata Co OK
Source: 29 December 1908, Nowata Marriage records Archives Brannan, C. F. age 27 md Hall, Laura age 18.
"Laura and Charles Franklin Brannan had five children.
Glen, Alma, Mary Rose, (my grandmother) Cecil and Charles. Glen married Delphia, had four or five girls and lived near Nowata. Alma married William Hamil, had two girls and a son and they lived in Borger, TX. Cecil married a woman named Francis, had a son, Bob and a daughter, Becky, and she did live in Nowata. Charles never married.
Mary Rose married Ary Haney Boyles. They moved to Borger, TX in 1943 I believe. They had four children, Joyce, Lillie, Franklin and Glenda. I am Joyce’s oldest. She passed away three years ago. I will send dates and full names later."
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