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California (Callie) F. Essman Family

Updated May 12, 2004

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California (Callie) F. Essman was married to William David (Davie) Adams. In that marriage (5) sons and (1) daughter was born: Toney Houston and twin brother, Marshal, born June 15, 1900; Rolla, Eugene, Goldie and Mamie. William David Adams passed away in 1912. His widow Callie married his brother James Madison Adams. In that marriage (2) children were born: Helen and James Earl. Internet research suggests that Callie's Mother was Nancy Virginia Lane Essman and her Father was Thomas Benjamin Essman. According to Internet, her siblings were: Stonewall Jackson, Clay S., George S., Mollie B., Joseph S., Leland M. and Altie or Alta D. Scott County Arkansas, Waldron Arkansas, Howe and Heavener Oklahoma are the only locations that I am aware of for the Essman families. I would like to know more about my grandmother, Callie Essman, i.e. was she 1/2 Cherokee Indian (this information was given to me by my Dad, Toney Adams, stating that he was 1/4 Cherokee), which of her parents were Indian, were they on the Indian Rolls, if so, which rolls. It is my understanding that only (1) of the Essman's could read and write, therefore it was up to him to get them on the Rolls. I was very young when Grandma Callie passed away, but I do remember how she had a very distinct Indian look. Her pictures also reveal such. Any and all information is extremely important. I am the youngest living child of Toney Adams (Callie's first born), therefore, I have limited ancestoral information. It would be good to know where most of the Essman's came from, where they located, were there any from other countries, and mainly, what is the makeup of the Essman family. I have very little info to pass on to my children and grandchildren. My name is Helen Adams Hooper, my address is 100 North Dunlap Cleveland, OK 74020-3606, my email address is

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