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From: "Michael W. Condardo" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Lewis PERRYMAN
Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2000 08:57:00 -0700
I told you so...there is A LOT more...
>It is recorded that Lewis Perryman had four wives and 19 children.
At 08:06 AM 6/3/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Resting in Peace
>By Susan Hylton World Staff Writer 10/28/98
> A colorful wreath marks the site of a cemetery at 32nd Street and Utica
>Avenue which was
> established nearly 120 years ago and holds the graves of the Perryman
>family who helped
> establish the city of Tulsa .
> Cemetery legacy from Tulsa's earliest settlers
>The Perryman family is resting quietly on a quaint stretch of burial ground
>in the middle of a
>Midtown neighborhood, but the echo of their lives tells a story of Indian
>Territory and the
>beginning of a city. Deeded to the Tulsa Historical Society in 1987 by the
>late Mary and Newman Perryman, records indicate the cemetery is not only
>the oldest cemetery in Tulsa, but the oldest remaining occupied space in
> Although the writings on the oldest stones are weathered and worn, the
>cemetery at 32nd Street
>and Utica Avenue, remains largely intact and well-protected by a black,
>wrought-iron fence. The
>historical society assumes the maintenance of the grounds. The earliest
>grave has been identified with a marker from 1879, and the latest interment
>is dated 1941. The 36 marked graves in the cemetery are said to be but a
>fragment of a larger burial ground in the neighborhood.
>"At the time when the Perrymans were conducting burials in the area, the
>land was owned
>communally by the Creek Indians. They used what they needed for burials,
>and as a result,
>people are sort of buried around," said Robert Powers, curator with the
>Society. Perhaps one of the cemetery's best neighbors was Winnie (Stahl)
>Chick, who passed away last year, Powers said. Chick's father built the
>house just north of the cemetery and she lived
>there all her life. "She was a wonderful neighbor to have because she
>recognized its importance," Powers said.
> The Perrymans bear the title of Tulsa's first family, according to
> documents. Lewis Perryman, a Creek Indian, gained prominence in Tulsa in
>1848 when he
> established a cattle ranch and trading post. His ranch complex on Crow
>Creek was located on
> what is now the southwest corner of Zink Park. Most of southeast Tulsa
>was once comprised of Perryman family allotments. It was a large family
>that once made up a major part of the population between Muskogee and
>Tulsa. It is recorded that Lewis Perryman had four wives and 19 children.
> Prior to coming to Indian Territory, the Perrymans experienced the
>movement of the white
> population into Georgia and Alabama during the early 1800s. There was
>dissension in the Creek
> tribe itself causing it to split. After that time, there were the Upper
>Creeks who held on to the customs of their ancestors, and the Lower Creeks,
>who intermarried with the whites, and like some whites, held slaves.
>According to the book, Tulsa's Magic Roots, the Perryman family belonged to
>the Lower Creeks.
>Lewis Perryman's trading post at what is now 33rd Street and Rockford
>Avenue, was large enough
>to house his large family, slaves, animals and farm equipment. The book
>notes that Lewis Perryman supported the South during the Civil War but
>later left the confederacy and fled with other refugees to Kansas. His sons
>became part of the Union Army of Indian Home Guards.
> Lewis Perryman's son Josiah Perryman was the first postmaster in Tulsa,
>operating out of his
> brother George's home which was referred to as the "Perryman White
>House," Powers said.
> It was located at what is now about 38th Street and Troost Avenue. It
>also served as the
> Perryman's main ranch building and trading post. Another son, Thomas,
>was a Presbyterian minister who lived on a farm southwest of Broken
>Arrow where he held services at the Broken Arrow Presbyterian Church. He
>later lived at Seventh Street and Cincinnati Avenue near the present day
>First Presbyterian Church.
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Just try'n to keep up with the...
JONES'S, MELTONS, LANGSTONS, REYNOLDS, DOCKINS, HICKS
Izard Co.ARK area >KY and TN and all points South
I have even researched the possiblility that my surname CONDARDO,
in Italian, would translate as CON = with, and DARDO = darts......with darts;
might refleck an inherited ablility to sling those arrows of outrageous
those one-line zingers...THAT get me in trouble.
Michael W. CONDARDO
3355 Ahtanum Rd., South Fork
Yakima, Wa. 98903
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