So nice to hear from you.I am researching my great great grandfather and his second marriage to Sarah Esther Fights Yancey.My gr.gr. grandfather was married to Nancy Jane Henry.There were four children born to this marriage, or at least two were.The children:Esther E., John B., Ida Luvenia and Sallie.I have some evidence that Esther E. might be from an earlier marriage.I am descended from Ida Luvenia Stewart who married Isaac Jefferson Bailey.Nancy Jane died in 1895, she was choctaw and John was part of the Choctaw tribe by intermarriage.They received land because they were on the Dawes rolls.Because of Nancy Jane my great grandmother Ida and My grandfather Tobias Jefferson Bailey were also on the Indian rolls (Dawes).I do have my Cert. of Degree of Ind. Blood.
After Nancy Jane died, John Stewart married Sarah Esther Fights Yancey (her first husband was Abraham Yancey and they were from Missouri) on 5 Sept. 1906.John and Sarah Esther kept boarders as their way to make a living.James Wade was one and later he married Lucie Mead in 1907.They are on 1900 censusWilson Community and 1910 Wilson Community Census as boarders of John and Esther Stewart.I became interested in James Wade because he signed John Stewart's funeral paper in 1915.Later when Sarah Esther died, Mrs James Wade (Lucie Mead) signed Sarah Esther's death cert. in 1921.Nancy Jane and Sarah Esther are buried side by side in Westview Cem. in Atoka, Okla.John is in the same plot but no marker.
Sometime after John's death in 1915the land changed hands and belonged to James and Lucie Wade and Esther and a daughter of Esther was living with James and Lucie on the 1820 Lewis OklaWilson Community Census.I think your Esther listed as a sister for you is actually Sarah Esther Fights Yancy Stewart.If that is the case, could the daughter Ella be Esther's?I had most of the names of the sons.
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