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McJunkin and indian relatives

Rebecca Homan (View posts)
Posted: 945082145000
The Joseph McJunkin family has a story that two of his siblings went to live with the Indians.
I have NOT found them listed on any rolls taken at the time of Indian removals.
A McJunkin shows up in Tenn 1810 when the lands were released to whites, he might have
taken his land instead of going west with others.
I have tried to follow this up in Tennessee GenWeb project but have not
had any luck yet. Do not have clues to the females.

Hope someone else has better luck.
Chose genealogy, chose McJunkin family.

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Blenda (View posts)
Posted: 945183096000
My G/Grandfather's name was Joe McJunkin m/Nancy Hall.My grandfather was William Dyar McJunkin,He married Mattie Green,A full Cherokee.Joe fought in the Indian War as a volunteer for the Indians.I have no further info on these,but if any thing is familieryou have any info I would love it. THANKS:::Blenda

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Posted: 947831271000
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I may have a little bit of information on the McJunkin/Cherokee indian connection. Major Joseph McJunkin's brother Daniel had a son Samuel who married Elizabeth Kerr, the daughter of a Cherokee mother and a Scotsman missionary/trader father who spent his life with the Cherokee. Samuel Elizabeth moved from South Carolina to Tennessee sometime after 1818 (their first daughter, Hester Ann was born in SC 12/1/1818). All of their 3 younger children were born in Tennessee (Tilman Roland, Julette, and Thadeous Turk McJunkin). In 1837, Samuel fought in the Southern Indian War in Tennessee; a year later, Elizabeth left Samuel and moved to Arkansas with Hester Ann, Tilman, and Julette. All of these children lived and died in Arkansas. Tilman his family are listed in several Arkansas census records. Some years later, Samuel remarried. His 2nd wife Jane McClanahan was from Tennessee. Their children were James Samuel (1850), Louisa Jane (1855) and Margaret Angeline (1861). Thadeous Turk stayed in Tennessee and claimed his Cherokee heritage. His Cherokee application gives a lot of information about his family. Thadeous was appointed postmaster of Glad Creek, Tennesses on 8/3/1871; he died in Bledsloe Co, Tenn in 1908. Is this a connection you were seeking? Barbara Pinkney


Rebecca Homan (View posts)
Posted: 947833915000
THANKS for the reply about McJunkin and
Indian connection.

Daniel McJunkin

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What was his wife's name? Thanks Patsy
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Wopuld like any and all information on AR McJunkins. Patsy

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Wanda McJunkins Baldwin (View posts)
Posted: 973352206000
I am looking for information on Joseph McJunkins m Mary ?Young lived in Ten. Had three children went to Georgia. Mary died and Joseph married Sarah Evans in Murray county Ga. 1869. He had sixteen children in all. Most of the children went to Ark. They lived with the Cherokee in Georgia.


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In my line I have Pat YOUNG married to Mary BROWN. Their daughter Mary YOUNG married Joseph MCJUNKINS. Their daughter Amanda MCJUNKINS (born in GA) married Jim SMITH (born in GA). Jim and Amanda McJunkins SMITH, who both supposedly were Cherokee, are the parents of my grandfather, Seal SMITH, born in AR around 1893. I have pictures of Amanda and her children made around 1905 - 1910. Please contact me at my email address if these are in your line.

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Linda Hughs (View posts)
Posted: 988546112000
Linda I read your message on Mary Brown and Joseph McJunkins. Joseph is my gggrandfather. There is family of the smith family living in Ark. I have talked to them a couple of times. We are down the same family and I would Love to talk to you more. I have information I'm sure you want and I think you may have information I need. E-Mail me at MBALDWIN@ARKANSASUSA.COM. Please

Re: McJunkins Indians

Posted: 995774179000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: McJunkin, Kerr, Williams
When Elizabeth Kerr McJunkin left Bradley Co, TN for AR, she was accompanied only by her daughter, Juliet. Tilman was already in AR and on his own according to the divorce papers filed by both Elizabeth and Samuel. Hester Anne was married to my 2ggrandfather Robert Joshua Williams and remained in TN until his death ca 1868. After Robert's death, Hester and her five youngest children left TN heading for her mother's home in Franklin, Izard Co, AR. Family tradition has it that the family made two crops while enroute to AR arriving at Franklin on New Years Eve 1870. Tilman had married and was raising a family, Juliet had married, had one child and died 12 Mar 1852 in Fulton Co, AR. Hester stayed in Izard Co, AR until her children were all married and on their own and then started to visit one of her daughters who had married in TN and moved to TX. She made several trips to and fro and on one of these trips, she became ill and died in Ward, Lonoke Co, AR. Turk, as you said, remained in TN until his death.
There is still some controversy about Elizabeth's father. In her divorce papers she says that she is the daughter of William Kerr, Sr and the brother of William Kerr, Jr. There is also, among the loose papers in the divorce proceedings, an injunction preventing her brother, William Kerr, Jr, administrator of the estate of William Kerr, Sr from paying any money to Samuel McJunkin from the estate and, again, William Kerr, Sr is said to be the father of Elizabeth.
Elizabeth undoubtably is part Indian, as she and Samuel both say in the divorce papers that they "intermarried" and after Elizabeth left TN (before the divorce was settled), an ad was run in a local paper by the Court demanding that Elizabeth " a non-resident of this State" appear in Court and among the charges listed was "entermarriage".
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