I was going through some of my Grandfather's, Mack G. Looper's, papers and found a bill of sale of some land in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, to a J. M. Payne. This land was a Cherokee Allotment given to a Effie Lucretia Prather Denton, of 90 acres. My Grandfather, Mack G. Looper married Effie in Feb. of 1910. On September 3, 1912, Effie died and was buried in the Buffingham Cemetery in Sallisaw. Because of her indebtness, my grandfather had to sell the land.
On February 28, 1914, Mack G. Looper, administrator, sold the portion of the real estatedescribed as follows, to-wit:
(North East Sallisaw) W2 of NW4 of Section 36, Township 12 N. Range 23 E containing 80 acres at:private sale to a J. M. Payne upon the following terms, to-wit: For the sum of$2,160.00payable as follows: CASH
This was filed by Mack's attorneys, Kyle & McCombs in the Courthouse in Sallisaw, OK. on March 17, 1914.
I guess by law, my grandfather had to have proof of posting a notice of this hearing and posting of the sale was published in the Star-Gazette in the issues of the said paper of Nov. 14, Nov. 21 and Nov. 28, 1913. and also evidence that notice of sale was posted on the 13th day of November, 1913 in three (3) public places in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, one which was posted in the County Couthouse, one at the U.S. Postoffice and one at the entrance to the Brewer Building, all in Sallisaw, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.
I hope this is some useful information for a Payne family member. If anyone can tell me, what is on this land now? I was told that this is inside the City limits of Sallisaw now. ??Dale Looper