Joseph Pitchlynn Folsom Birth: 1823 Mississippi, USA Death: May 1, 1890 Bennington Bryan County Oklahoma, USA
Joseph was the oldest son of Jeremiah Folsom and Mary Ann Nail who were married in 1821 in Mississippi. Both were Choctaw Indians.
Joseph attended the Choctaw Academy in Kentucky as a teenager and then went to Dartmouth College in New Hampshire where he graduated in 1854. He is listed living in a dormatory with three other Choctaw students on the 1850 census for Hanover, N.H. He is said to have married a woman who belonged to the Seneca Tribe but her name is not known and they had no children.
He became an attorney and in 1869 published a book of Choctaw laws under the direction of the Choctaw Nation Government.
In 1885 he is listed on the census of Blue (Bryan) County as age 62 and as an attorney. Living with him are two young girls named Frazier. He also had white renters or employees who required work permits until his death in 1890.
In 2002 the Dartmouth Library Journal listed that they had a 22 page autobiographical sketch written by him. This may be the rumoured genealogical history of the Folsom family said to have been written by him and later lost.
Burial: Folsom Cemetery (Bennington) Bryan County Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Ash Montagu Record added: Jul 08, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 20356797