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Ward Coachman

Ward Coachman

Male 1823 - 1900  (77 years)

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  • Name Ward Coachman 
    Born 1823  Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military 03 Nov 1862  Creek Nation, Indian Territory, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Enlisted, Second Lieutenant, Company E, Second Creek Indian Regiment C.S.A., under Col. Chilli McIntosh. 
    Political 1875  Okmulgee, Creek Nation, Indian Territory, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Elected Second Chief of the Creek Nation.  
    Political 05 Dec 1876  Okmulgee, Creek Nation, Indian Territory, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lochar Harjo impeached, convicted and removed from the office of Chief. Coachman served the remainder of the term but was defeated by Sam Checote when he stood for election in 1879. 
    Died 13 Mar 1900  Wetumka, Hughes, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I8707  Dickinson
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2012 

    Father Mustaushobie 
    Mother Mary Durant,   b. Abt 1783, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1836, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married Y  [5
    Family ID F2356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1823 - Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ward Coachman
    Ward Coachman
    Chief of Creek Nation (1876-1879)

    Documents
    Coachman, Ward
    Coachman, Ward
    Dawes Enrollment Card

    Histories
    Veterans: Confederate
    Veterans: Confederate

    We are a band of brothers, and native to the soil,
    Fighting for our Liberty with treasure, blood and toil;
    And when our rights were threaten'd, the cry rose near and far,
    Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag, that bears a Single Star!


    The Bonnie Blue Flag
    Harry Macarthy

  • Sources 
    1. [S336371] The Indian Territory, Its Chiefs, Legislators and Leading Men, Harry F. O'Beirne and Edward S. O'Beirne, (St. Louis, Missouri: C. B. Woodward, 1892), 341.

    2. [S336413] Chief Samuel Checote, with Sketches of Chiefs Locher Harjo and Ward Coachman, Chronicles of Oklahoma, John Bartlett Meserve, (Oklahoma Historical Society: Dec. 1938), vol. 16, no. 4, 407.

    3. [S336411] The Road to Disappearance: A History of the Creek Indians, Angie Debo, (Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1941), 214.

    4. [S336411] The Road to Disappearance: A History of the Creek Indians, Angie Debo, (Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1941), 222.

    5. [S336413] Chief Samuel Checote, with Sketches of Chiefs Locher Harjo and Ward Coachman, Chronicles of Oklahoma, John Bartlett Meserve, (Oklahoma Historical Society: Dec. 1938), vol. 16, no. 4, 406.