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Near Brown in Bryan County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Colbert Family

 
 
Colbert Family Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, May 15, 2015
1. Colbert Family Marker
Inscription.  

As a memorial to Charley Colbert, his wife Abbie Davis Colbert, and their children, this monument is erected.

Charley Colbert was born May 20, 1863 at Colbert, Indian Territory, died June 13, 1955. His wife Abbie, born January 10, 1877, died March 2, 1954. Their children were Pauline Colbert Nix, Douglas C. Colbert, Henrietta Colbert Elliott, Frances Colbert Taylor, and James A. Colbert.

Charley came to Fort Washita with parents as youth and lived most of life here. His father, James Allen Colbert came to Indian Territory over Trail of Tears in early 1830's. His mother Athenius Madeline Folsom, was born at Eagletown, Indian Territory.

Holding the high office of auditor, Chickasaw Nation. Charley Colbert was recognized as one of the nation's most distinguished men.

Upon Chickasaw lands being allotted to individuals, Fort Washita site assigned to Abbie Davis Colbert. Oklahoma Historical Society, in 1962, acquired Fort Washita from heirs of Charley and Abbie Colbert.
 
Erected 1965 by Oklahoma Historical Society.
 
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in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesForts and CastlesNative Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is May 20, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 6.336′ N, 96° 32.736′ W. Marker is near Brown, Oklahoma, in Bryan County. Marker is on Ford Washita Entrance Road north of State Highway 199 when traveling north. The marker can be seen by turning north off of Highway 199 into the Fort Washita Historic Site, then continuing north for 1 mile to the the Post Cemetery. The marker is located at the back of Post Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3348 OK-199, Durant OK 74701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chickasaw Trail of Tears (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Douglas Hancock Cooper (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Washita (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chickasaw White House (approx. 7 miles away); Fort McCulloch (approx. 8 miles away); Nail's Crossing (approx. 9.1 miles away); Howitzer M 110-8 8" Self Propelled (approx. 11.9 miles away); Pennington Creek (approx. 11.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 71 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 25, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
 
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