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Mills, Sylvester B. (1926 - 1994)
b. 6 Mar 1926 in McAlester, Oklahoma
d. 9 Dec 1994 in Joplin, Missouri

father: Mills, Thomas Albert(1882 - 1970)
mother: Beck, Delora May(1890 - 1979)
Sylvester and Ida Mae had 7 children, although 11 children are shown. It is assumed 4 of the children are Coleen and Sylvester's children.
spouse: private
- m. 1944

----------child: Mills, David Edward (1946 - 1996)
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spouse: private
- m. 10 Nov 1979

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Mills, Thomas Albert (1882 - 1970)
b. 7 Feb 1882 in Mena, Arkansas
d. 27 May 1970 in Lebanon, Missouri
Although the 1900 census indicates Thomas Albert Mills was born in Mena, Arkansas, he put "near Webbers Falls, OK" as his birthplace on his social security application dated February 10, 1937.

Thomas' son Jack remembers that when he was around 10-12 (1934-1936) his father was arrested for bootlegging. Thomas used to make trips to the Kiamichi Mountain area and come back with booze. Although he was arrested for possession he probably sold the whiskey too. He spent about 6 months in the prison in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

According to Thomas' son Jack, Thomas had a grocery store in Eufala. He took his brother George in as a partner. They moved it to Quinton, Oklahoma, but it didn't do well there, so they moved it back to Eufala. Somehow George wound up as the owner.

In Quinton, Thomas and Delora had a house with two rooms. Thomas and Delora lived in the front room, and the 9 kids shared 3 beds in the back room. The house burned down. Thomas always thought a man who lived a few blocks away, Mart Hopper, had his black worker burn it down. Delora got some Indian money and bought a 2 bedroom house a couple of blocks away.

In 1942 Thomas and Delora moved to Chandler, Arizona so Thomas could work in a civil service job at Williams Air Force Base.

spouse: Beck, Delora May (1890 - 1979)
- m. 7 Dec 1904 in Eufaula, Indian Territory, Western District

----------child: Mills, Haskell Clarence (1907 - 1984)
----------child: Mills, Flora May (1910 - 1983)
----------child: Mills, Goldie Lucille (1912 - 1986)
----------child: private
----------child: Mills, Raymond Leroy (1920 - 1997)
----------child: private
----------child: Mills, Sylvester B. (1926 - 1994)
----------child: private
----------child: private
Norman, Ocean (*1910 - )
spouse: private
----------child: private
Nowatima, Sarah (~1815 - 1863)
b. ABT. 1815 in Mississippi
d. 4 Apr 1863
From the "History of Indian Territory" the maternal ancestry of Nowatima's family goes back to the early aboriginal days, but a complete record cannot be given. They were long-lived people, her grandfather having lived to the age of one hundred and twenty-five.
spouse: Woods, Horace (1799 - 1879)
----------child: Woods, Stephen (~1832 - 1889)
----------child: Woods, Sarah (~1834 - 1900)
----------child: Woods, Israel (r1836 - )
----------child: Woods, James (r1836 - )
----------child: Woods, Martha (1837 - )
----------child: Woods, Sophia (~1840 - )
----------child: Woods, Benjamin James (1841 - 1907)
----------child: Woods, Margaret (~1843 - )
----------child: Woods, Mary Catherine (~1848 - )
----------child: Woods, Isabella (1854 - 1922)
----------child: Woods, John (~1858 - )
O'Brien, ? (*1886 - )
spouse: Dukes, Minerva (1890 - )
Potts, Rosa (*1869 - )
spouse: Willis, Benjamin (~1865 - )
Sexton, Alfred (~1840 - )
b. ABT. 1840

spouse: Woods, Isabella (1854 - 1922)
- m. ABT. 1876

----------child: Sexton, Charles (1882 - )
Sexton, Charles (1882 - )
b. Jan 1882 in Indian Territory, Oklahoma

father: Sexton, Alfred(~1840 - )
mother: Woods, Isabella(1854 - 1922)
Smith, Omer L. (1897 - 1982)
b. 15 Oct 1897
d. 14 Oct 1982

spouse: Beck, Joseph Duke (1897 - 1976)
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----------child: private
Stephens, Olive (1894 - )
b. 1894

spouse: Beck, Grover (1894 - 1935)
- m. 6 Jan 1914 in Russellville, Oklahoma

----------child: private
----------child: private
----------child: private
Thompson, Allen (*1863 - )
spouse: Willis, Rosanna (~1867 - )
Thompson, Lizzie M. (1891 - )
b. 1891

spouse: Beck, Milo Hoyt (1888 - )
- m. 7 Feb 1909 in Bower, Oklahoma

----------child: Beck, Ermon (1908 - )
----------child: Beck, Carmen E. (1909 - )
----------child: private
----------child: private
Thompson, Washington (*1836 - )
spouse: Woods, Sophia (~1840 - )
Willis, Benjamin (~1865 - )
b. ABT. 1865

father: Willis, Robert(*1833 - )
mother: Woods, Sarah(~1834 - 1900)
Dawes card #2178
spouse: Potts, Rosa (*1869 - )
Willis, Chester (~1879 - )
b. ABT. 1879

father: Willis, Robert(*1833 - )
mother: Woods, Sarah(~1834 - 1900)
Dawes card #2139

Willis, Robert (*1833 - )
spouse: Woods, Sarah (~1834 - 1900)
----------child: Willis, Benjamin (~1865 - )
----------child: Willis, Rosanna (~1867 - )
----------child: Willis, Chester (~1879 - )
Willis, Rosanna (~1867 - )
b. ABT. 1867

father: Willis, Robert(*1833 - )
mother: Woods, Sarah(~1834 - 1900)
Dawes card #2187
spouse: Thompson, Allen (*1863 - )
spouse: Wilson, Abner (*1863 - )
spouse: Killingsworth, Edward (*1863 - )
Wilson, Abner (*1863 - )
spouse: Willis, Rosanna (~1867 - )
Woods, Ada (~1884 - 1901)
b. ABT. 1884
d. 1901

father: Woods, Stephen(~1832 - 1889)
mother: Hampden, Winnie(~1851 - )
spouse: McIntosh, Alexander (*1877 - )
----------child: McIntosh, Carrie M. (*1902 - )
Woods, Alfred (1878 - 1879)
b. 28 Mar 1878
d. 15 Jun 1879

father: Woods, Benjamin James(1841 - 1907)
mother: Dukes, Josephine Rowena(1847 - 1905)
Woods, Benada (1889 - 1899)
b. 6 Nov 1889
d. 24 Jun 1899

father: Woods, Benjamin James(1841 - 1907)
mother: Dukes, Josephine Rowena(1847 - 1905)
Woods, Benjamin James (1841 - 1907)
b. 20 Mar 1841 in Kiamichi Valley, Indian Territory
d. 26 Aug 1907

father: Woods, Horace(1799 - 1879)
mother: Nowatima, Sarah(~1815 - 1863)
Dawes Roll #6342 card #2190

Joined General Cooper's Brigade in the Choctaw Nation. His regimental commander was Colonel Sampson Fulsom, and Captain Alfred Wade was in command of the company. He served throughout the war in Missouri, Kansas, and the Choctaw Nation. He joined as a corporal but earned promotion to lieutenant.

Benjamin always delivered his sermons in the Choctaw language, as many of his parishioners didn't understand English. He alternated his preaching among four Choctaw congregations in the Choctaw Nation; Lenox Spring Hill, Big Lick and High Mountain.

spouse: Dukes, Josephine Rowena (1847 - 1905)
- m. 1863

----------child: Woods, Israel (~1868 - )
----------child: Woods, Stephen S. (1870 - )
----------child: Woods, Simon H. (1871 - 1905)
----------child: Woods, Alfred (1878 - 1879)
----------child: Woods, Gilbert (~1879 - )
----------child: Woods, Harriet (1884 - 1903)
----------child: Woods, Benada (1889 - 1899)
----------child: Woods, Nancy (1893 - )
Woods, Benjamin James (~1899 - )
b. ABT. 1899

father: Woods, Stephen S.(1870 - )
mother: Burns, Kizzie F.(1870 - 1924)
Dawes roll#6019 card #2089

Woods, Elizabeth (>1900 - )
b. AFT. 1900

father: Woods, Stephen S.(1870 - )
mother: Burns, Kizzie F.(1870 - 1924)
Woods, Florence (~1900 - )
b. ABT. 1900

father: Woods, Stephen S.(1870 - )
mother: Burns, Kizzie F.(1870 - 1924)
Dawes roll #6020 card 2089

Woods, Francis (~1867 - )
b. ABT. 1867

father: Woods, Stephen(~1832 - 1889)
mother: Dukes, Eliza(1831 - )
Choctaw Roll #12787
spouse: Beck, Joseph G. (1864 - 1933)
- m. 15 Sep 1884 in Wadesville, Kiamitia County, I. T.

Woods, Gilbert (~1879 - )
b. ABT. 1879

father: Woods, Benjamin James(1841 - 1907)
mother: Dukes, Josephine Rowena(1847 - 1905)
Woods, Harriet (1884 - 1903)
b. 12 Apr 1884
d. 24 Jun 1903

father: Woods, Benjamin James(1841 - 1907)
mother: Dukes, Josephine Rowena(1847 - 1905)
Woods, Henry (*1876 - )
father: Woods, Stephen(~1832 - 1889)
mother: Hampden, Winnie(~1851 - )
Woods, Homer (1895 - )
b. Nov 1895 in Indian Territory

father: Woods, Stephen S.(1870 - )
mother: Burns, Kizzie F.(1870 - 1924)
Woods, Horace (1799 - 1879)
b. 18 Feb 1799 in Massachusetts
d. 25 Apr 1879

father: Woods, Stephen(*1764 - )
According to the "History of Indian Territory" Horace stopped in the Choctaw Nation on his way from Texas back to Massachusetts to obtain work, having run short of funds. Apparently he was so well liked by the Choctaws that he was induced to stay, and he married No-wa-ti-ma, a Choctaw woman, and raised a family.
spouse: Nowatima, Sarah (~1815 - 1863)
----------child: Woods, Stephen (~1832 - 1889)
----------child: Woods, Sarah (~1834 - 1900)
----------child: Woods, Israel (r1836 - )
----------child: Woods, James (r1836 - )
----------child: Woods, Martha (1837 - )
----------child: Woods, Sophia (~1840 - )
----------child: Woods, Benjamin James (1841 - 1907)
----------child: Woods, Margaret (~1843 - )
----------child: Woods, Mary Catherine (~1848 - )
----------child: Woods, Isabella (1854 - 1922)
----------child: Woods, John (~1858 - )
Woods, Isabella (1854 - 1922)
b. Sep 1854 in Indian Territory, Oklahoma
d. 1 Nov 1922

father: Woods, Horace(1799 - 1879)
mother: Nowatima, Sarah(~1815 - 1863)
Census card #2203
spouse: Sexton, Alfred (~1840 - )
- m. ABT. 1876

----------child: Sexton, Charles (1882 - )
spouse: Dukes, Gilbert Wesley (1849 - 1919)
- m. ABT. 1888

----------child: Dukes, Minerva (1890 - )
----------child: Dukes, Leatta (1893 - )
----------child: Dukes, D. Hopaieshabee (1896 - )
Woods, Israel (r1836 - )
b. 1833-1840

father: Woods, Horace(1799 - 1879)
mother: Nowatima, Sarah(~1815 - 1863)
Woods, Israel (~1868 - )
b. ABT. 1868

father: Woods, Benjamin James(1841 - 1907)
mother: Dukes, Josephine Rowena(1847 - 1905)
Woods, James (r1836 - )
b. 1833-1840

father: Woods, Horace(1799 - 1879)
mother: Nowatima, Sarah(~1815 - 1863)
Woods, Joanna (1865 - 1912)
b. 17 Feb 1865 in Oklahoma
d. 2 Feb 1912

father: Woods, Stephen(~1832 - 1889)
mother: Dukes, Eliza(1831 - )
Choctaw, Roll #13251. Joanna's descendants all say that she is a full-blood Choctaw, but the Dawes roll says 1/2. Family says Joanna lied when the roll numbers were assigned because of discrimination against the Indians. Since her parents, Stephen and Eliza are each 1/2 Choctaw, the census card must be correct.
spouse: Beck, Elijah Oliver (1854 - 1903)
- m. 15 Sep 1884 in Wadesville, Kiamitia County, I. T.
Elijah states in examination by the Commission for application as enrollment as an intermarried citizen of the Choctaw Nation that he was married at "Uncle Steve Woods" house at old Wadeville in Kiatmitia County, by Judge Raymond Johnson. He was married under a tribal license for which he paid $25.
----------child: Beck, Milo Hoyt (1888 - )
----------child: Beck, Delora May (1890 - 1979)
----------child: Beck, James (1892 - 1896)
----------child: Beck, Grover (1894 - 1935)
----------child: Beck, Joseph Duke (1897 - 1976)
----------child: Beck, Green Taylor (1901 - 1938)
spouse: Bruner, Levi (*1864 - )
- m. AFT. 1903

Woods, John (~1858 - )
b. ABT. 1858

father: Woods, Horace(1799 - 1879)
mother: Nowatima, Sarah(~1815 - 1863)
Census card #2095

Woods, Josephine (*1876 - )
father: Woods, Stephen(~1832 - 1889)
mother: Hampden, Winnie(~1851 - )
Woods, Margaret (~1843 - )
b. ABT. 1843

father: Woods, Horace(1799 - 1879)
mother: Nowatima, Sarah(~1815 - 1863)
Choctaw Roll #5723, Census Card 2002, 1/2 Choctaw
spouse: Bohanan, Samuel H. (*1822 - r1842)
----------child: Bohanan, Amanda Jane (*1849 - )
----------child: Bohanan, William Johnson (*1849 - )
----------child: Bohanan, Thomas Henry (*1849 - )
----------child: Bohanan, Levi W. (*1849 - )
----------child: Bohanan, Phoebe A. (*1849 - )
----------child: Bohanan, Julius H. (*1849 - )
----------child: Bohanan, Minnie A. (*1849 - )
----------child: Bohanan, Florence A. (*1849 - )
Woods, Martha (1837 - )
b. Jan 1837 in Indian Territory, Oklahoma

father: Woods, Horace(1799 - 1879)
mother: Nowatima, Sarah(~1815 - 1863)
Dawes card #2204

Woods, Martin Van Buren (1891 - )
b. Jul 1891 in Indian Territory

father: Woods, Stephen S.(1870 - )
mother: Burns, Kizzie F.(1870 - 1924)
Dawes roll #6016 card#2089

Woods, Mary Catherine (~1848 - )
b. ABT. 1848

father: Woods, Horace(1799 - 1879)
mother: Nowatima, Sarah(~1815 - 1863)
spouse: Malone, Miles William (*1838 - )
----------child: Malone, James David (1871 - 1953)
Woods, Nancy (1893 - )
b. Mar 1893

father: Woods, Benjamin James(1841 - 1907)
mother: Dukes, Josephine Rowena(1847 - 1905)
Woods, Sarah (~1834 - 1900)
b. ABT. 1834
d. 12 Mar 1900

father: Woods, Horace(1799 - 1879)
mother: Nowatima, Sarah(~1815 - 1863)
Dawes card #2179

According to Sandra (oklafalaya@@aol.com) the "Sally" referred to on the 1855 Wade County census is Sarah.

spouse: Willis, Robert (*1833 - )
----------child: Willis, Benjamin (~1865 - )
----------child: Willis, Rosanna (~1867 - )
----------child: Willis, Chester (~1879 - )
Woods, Sarah (*1876 - )
father: Woods, Stephen(~1832 - 1889)
mother: Hampden, Winnie(~1851 - )
Woods, Simon H. (1871 - 1905)
b. 18 Dec 1871 in Skullyville County, Choctaw Nation
d. 12 Mar 1905

father: Woods, Benjamin James(1841 - 1907)
mother: Dukes, Josephine Rowena(1847 - 1905)
Raised in Wade County
spouse: Anderson, Ada (*1873 - )
----------child: Woods, Stephen Atha (~1897 - )
Woods, Sophia (~1840 - )
b. ABT. 1840

father: Woods, Horace(1799 - 1879)
mother: Nowatima, Sarah(~1815 - 1863)
spouse: King, Billy (*1836 - )
spouse: Thompson, Washington (*1836 - )
Woods, Stephen (*1764 - )
According to the "History of Indian Territory" Stephen was a revolutionary war hero.
spouse:
----------child: Woods, Horace (1799 - 1879)
Woods, Stephen (~1832 - 1889)
b. ABT. 1832 in Indian Territory
d. 1889

father: Woods, Horace(1799 - 1879)
mother: Nowatima, Sarah(~1815 - 1863)
Stephen fought in the civil war.
spouse: Dukes, Eliza (1831 - )
- m. BEF. 1855

----------child: Woods, Joanna (1865 - 1912)
----------child: Woods, Francis (~1867 - )
----------child: Woods, William (~1871 - )
----------child: Woods, Wesley (1871 - 1957)
spouse: Hampden, Winnie (~1851 - )
- m. ABT. 1880 in Governor Wade's place

----------child: Woods, Sarah (*1876 - )
----------child: Woods, Henry (*1876 - )
----------child: Woods, Josephine (*1876 - )
----------child: Woods, Ada (~1884 - 1901)
Woods, Stephen Atha (~1897 - )
b. ABT. 1897

father: Woods, Simon H.(1871 - 1905)
mother: Anderson, Ada(*1873 - )
Woods, Stephen S. (1870 - )
b. 20 Jan 1870 in Wade County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory

father: Woods, Benjamin James(1841 - 1907)
mother: Dukes, Josephine Rowena(1847 - 1905)
Dawes roll #6014 card #2089
spouse: Burns, Kizzie F. (1870 - 1924)
----------child: Woods, Martin Van Buren (1891 - )
----------child: Woods, Homer (1895 - )
----------child: Woods, Theodore (1898 - )
----------child: Woods, Benjamin James (~1899 - )
----------child: Woods, Florence (~1900 - )
----------child: Woods, Elizabeth (>1900 - )
Woods, Theodore (1898 - )
b. Jan 1898 in Indian Territory

father: Woods, Stephen S.(1870 - )
mother: Burns, Kizzie F.(1870 - 1924)
Woods, Wesley (1871 - 1957)
b. 12 Dec 1871 in Kiamichi Valley, Indian Territory
d. 21 Oct 1957

father: Woods, Stephen(~1832 - 1889)
mother: Dukes, Eliza(1831 - )
Census card #6185
spouse: Frazier, Jane (*1875 - )
Woods, William (~1871 - )
b. ABT. 1871

father: Woods, Stephen(~1832 - 1889)
mother: Dukes, Eliza(1831 - )
spouse: Hampden, Winnie (~1851 - )