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Land & Census Records for Deep Fork Township

Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Territory

Updated September 30, 2003

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 Original Sources 

By combining information from the Federal Land Tract Records, the 1890 census, the 1900 census, and the 1907 land ownership map, it is possible to form a much clearer picture of an area and its families than can be obtained from any one source.  The map and chart below provide an overview for Deep Fork Township, while details about a specific homestead or family can be found in the original sources.

Deep Fork Township

Census Analysis

On this modern map:

Green indicates a homestead that can be matched with a family on the 1900 census, and the Dwelling #'s are from that census. 

Blue indicates a parcel on the 1907 map that could be matched with a family on the 1900 census, although it no longer belonged to the original homesteader.

With this many known locations, it's possible to reconstruct the route the census-taker traveled and thus identify the probable areas where other households were located.  The census pages are dated, but the pattern suggests that the census taker dated each page as he started and undoubtedly finished some of them the following day.  There are families split between pages bearing different dates and a number of breaks in his path that involve a new start on the Luther-Deep Fork border.

For example, on 14 June 1900 he finished the southwest corner of Luther Township and started at the southeast corner of Deep Fork Township with Dwelling #215.  Section 36 was school land, so the first few dwellings he encountered were occupied by renters.  The first owner-occupied farm was #218, that of Fremont C. DOWELL.  He apparently recorded through Dwelling #225 (on the western border of Deep Fork Township) that day, then returned to his home in Luther Township. 

Dwelling #226 was on the border with Luther Township.  From there, he again worked westward with Dwelling #233 the last one on the last page dated 14 June.  

Worksheet

Each 160-acre parcel has up to three entries.  The 1890 entry shows who had filed on it, if it had indeed been claimed, and the 1907 entry shows who owned it at that point. 

The homesteads that had been staked by 1890, proven during the interim, and were still in the hands of the original patent holder in 1907 serve as benchmarks.  They are shown in green on the above map and in the table below the Page and Dwelling # are listed for those individuals or families that still lived on their homesteads or there's a comment if they have been found elsewhere.    

Other useful landmarks are those homesteads for which patents had been received before 1900, subsequently sold to new owners, and the new owners can be matched to the 1900 census.  These are shown in blue on the above map and the Page and Dwelling # are listed for those individuals or families that can be matched with the 1900 census.    

"Rented?" means that the homesteader had received his or her F. C. and was free to rent or sell the property, could not be found in the area on the 1900 census, but there were renters reported in that area.

Section

Date NE 1/4 NW 1/4 SE 1/4 SW 1/4
1 1890

George R. Yokum

J. S. Hamilton

Richard F. Atteberry

Robert Jordan

1900

Pg. 103B, #339

( Logan Co.)

Pg. 103A, #328

Pg. 103B, #333

1907 George Yokum J. S. Hamilton

Richard F. Atteberry

Jordan
2 1890

William Anderson

Walter Morris

Henry Burton

Eliza Powell

1900

Pg. 103B, #340

Pg. 104A, #343

Pg. 103B, #338

Rented?

1907

William Anderson

Henry Hardimon Henry Burton Eliza Powell
3 1890

Addie Hogan

Fannie Hill

Charles Morris

Henry Spigener

1900

Rented?

Pg. 104A, #350

Pg. 104A, #349

Pg. 104A, #351

1907 Addie Hogan Fannie Hill Charlie Morris Henry Spigener
4 1890

James H. Walker

Albert Tandy

Montrose Beckley

Mary A. Barkley

1900

Pg. 104B, #362

Pg. 104B, #363

Pg. 104A, #352

Rented?

1907 James Walker Albert Tandy Edward Nelson John Kirk
5 1890

Abraham Baker

Henry G. Casebier

Andrew W. Taylor

John M. White

1900

Rented?

Pg. 104B, #360

Rented?

Pg. 104B, #354

1907

Abraham Baker

Henry G. Casebier

James Donnell John M. White
6 1890        
1900        
1907 David Teuscher Anderson Harrison James Reeves James P. Howard
7 1890

Francis T. Crabb

    Wilbur J. Elliot
1900

355

     
1907

Francis T. Crabb

John Stanley

David Jeffries

Wilbur J. Elliot
8 1890

Jas. Donnell & David W. Dunn

 

Geo. W. Dunn

 
1900  

Pg. 104A, #353

294

319

1907 Frank Underwood James Donnell Frank Underwood & B. W. Fowler Emma Lee & Ivy Cleek
9 1890  

Fred Gaul

   
1900      

317

1907 Richard Ricketts Jack Newsom Bert L. Hamilton Albert Kelly
10 1890    

Samuel M. Curtis

 
1900    

310

314

1907 J. L. Hardimon Robinson

Jesse Croslin

George Cutter
11 1890  

Henry Griffen

   
1900

305

 

304

309

1907

Henry Wilson

Henry Griffen

Chas. McGraw Edward Washington
12 1890    

Thomas C. Friend

 
1900  

331

 

307

1907 Willard Sweat Russell Sweat

Thomas C. Friend

Robert Kenedy

13 1890

Wm. Barnett

     
1900      

303

1907 H. E. Ruble John Leible Frank Crane Armstead Tutt
14  1890  

Albert Gadis

   
1900  

312

 

275

1907 Frank Peters Albert Godes Washington Robinson William Johnson
15 1890  

Marion P. Fowler

James R. Brison

 
1900      

281

1907

Lyman Sparks

Marion Fowler

James Brison Aaron McKay
16 1890        
1900        
1907 Charley Burnuce Willis Noel J. M. Heath F. J. Kennard
17 1890

Bennett W. Fowler

Joy J. Clark

   
1900

294

 

285

 
1907

Bennett W. Fowler & John Traylor

Ivy Cleek, John Traylor, & G. M. Kennard

F. J. Kennard G. M. Kennard
18 1890        
1900        
1907 A. D. Reece & George Swails Milton Harvey Henry B. Miller Fred Trent
19 1890  

John Anderson

William Rogers

Porter Anderson

1900

288

 

247

Porter Anderson

1907 Andrew J. Griffin James W. Lawrence C. H. & S. S. Parker Porter Anderson
20 1890

Benj. Bigg

     
1900        
1907 Joseph Faulk Chales Reynolds Isaac Dawson Isaac Dawson
21 1890  

Eli T. Bigham

   
1900      

286

1907 Johnson Poppins

Eli T. Bigham

Merida Williams T. P. Lee
22 1890        
1900  

280

323

356

1907 Eliza Windom John Starks Ben Walter Owens Solomon Lee
23 1890

Sophia Dulan

     
1900        
1907

Sophia Dulan

John D. Lovelady Moses J. Lovelady James T. Cole
24 1890        
1900

Pg. 100B, #270

Pg. 100B, #272

   
1907  

Benjamin Dulan

 

Arthur Williams

25 1890  

Emerson Cole 

Chas. B. Cole

William Cole

1900  

(Luther Township)

Laura Cole

Pg. 98B, #228

1907

George Long

Emerson Cole 

Chas. B. Cole

William Cole

26 1890 George Collins  

Ephraim S. Catron

 
1900

Pg. 100A, #257

Pg. 100B, #274

Pg. 98B, #229

 
1907 George Collins Corydon Weaver

Ephraim S. Catron

Edward Roberts

27 1890

Margaret E. Blizzard *

 

William T. Cole

Joseph D. Cole

1900    

Pg. 100A, #258

Pg. 100A, #259
1907

Margaret E. Blizzard *

John Wells

William T. Cole

Joseph D. Cole
28 1890        
1900  

Pg. 100A, #263

 

Pg. 99A, #238

1907 Harold O'Connor J. F. Keasling

Lorenzo Nesbitt

Thomas Kennard
29 1890        
1900  

Pg. 99B, #249

 

Pg. 99A, #241

1907 W. H. Odor B. F. Newkirk W. H. Odor Ben Ogle
30 1890    

Jefferson L. Byrne

 
1900

Pg. 99B, #248

   

Pg. 99A, #244

1907

M. D. Tudor

George M. Ward H. C. Forsythe Thomas Ward
31 1890

Geo. E. Cooper

     
1900      

Pg. 98B, #224

1907 M. D. Tudor Tom Montgomery E. C. Barker B. F. Tuton
32 1890        
1900

Pg. 99A, #237

     
1907 Isaac Samuels Ben Ogle C. E. Neiman H. C. Forsythe
33 1890

Harry D. Cusenberry

Elmer E. Compton

   
1900

Pg.  98B,  #233

 

Pg. 98A, #219

Pg. 98A, #220

1907

H. C. Cusenbery

N. A. Nash

W. D. Hughes

Samuel Fain

34 1890      

Wm. Cobble

1900

Pg. 98B, #231

   

Pg. 98A, #218

1907 H. F. Shinn James Asbury  

F. C. Dowell

35 1890

Lafayette Allen

   

Allen Foster

1900  

Pg. 98B, #230

   
1907 Willie Kennard Andrew O'Connor Jefferson Green Allen Foster
36 1890        
1900        
1907

Robert ?

F.  Haug H. T.  Goos? W. D.  Hughes

Sources

The Federal Land Tract Records are not online, but I have prepared a List of Homesteaders, with the names & pertinent dates for those who received patents. This not only helps define the timeline, but I've found that these original entries are often more legible than the census so are helpful in determining the correct spelling of many names. 

The 1890 Directory of Homesteads, as transcribed by Bob Chada, can be seen on the Logan Co. GenWeb site.  (which includes the location of each homestead but only the name of the Homesteader) The 1900 census is not online, but there is an index (which provides information about family members but no location) The 1907 map is not online, but I have transcribed the portions I could read into the chart below. Together, these three sources provide more information than any one does alone.

 

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