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Worcester Mission Cemetery
Parkhill, Cherokee County, Oklahoma

Lat: 35° 50' 59"N, Lon: 94° 57' 57"W
T16N R22E Sec 22

Submitted by Terrill White, Nov 28, 2005 [wagonercounty@aol.com]. Total records = 19.

To reach the cemetery from Tahlequah OK, take Hwy 62 south for about 5 miles, turning left onto Hwy 82, left onto Murrell Road and right onto Parkhill Road.

The cemetery is directly across the road from the Parkhill Cemetery. It is well maintained and is owned by the Oklahoma Historic Society.

I transcribed and completed this cemetery on 2 Feb 2003.

- Terrill White

B., R. B., no dates, This grave appears to be facing south
Balentine, Rev Hamilton, b. 1817 Pennsylvania, d. 21 Feb 1867 Parkhill, Indian Territory, Missionary 28 yrs among the Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws and Cherokees, "They that shall be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever"
Boudinot, Elias, b. 1802, d. 1839 Parkhill, Indian Territory, Kilakeena "Buck" Watie, A son of Oo-watie and Susana Reece Watie. Educated at Moravian Mission, Spring Place Georgia, and at Cornwall Mission, Connecticut. He became known as "Elias Boudinot", this name adopted from that of his friend, a noted leader in New Jersey. He made his home at New Echota, the Cherokee Capitol in Georgia, where he served as clerk of the Cherokee National Council (1825-1828); and was editor of the Cherokee Phoenix Newspager and translator of Biblical works in association with the Rev. Samuel A. Worcester. Elias Boudinot, his brother Stand Watie, their relatives the Ridges, and other tribesmen signed the treaty of 1835 at New Echota, providing for the removal of all the Cherokees to the Indian Territory. Here in the west, Boudinot again served with Rev. Worcester in the work of the Park Hill Mission Press, near which he was assassinated, June 22, 1839, by enemy tribesment, ostensibly for having signed the New Echota Treaty. His burial was near the spot where he fell, his grave covered by a large slab of stone with no inscription. One who knew him well spoke of Elias Boudinot as a Cherokee of honor, an earnest Christian, a man of exceptional ability and fine intellect whose live was devoted to the vision of advancement and well being for all the people of the Cherokee Nation. Erected by Oklahoma Historical Society 1964"
Boynton, G. S., d. 26 Mar 1856, age: 27y 11m 1d
Covel, Caleb, d. 22 Sep 1850, age: 33yr, from Boston
Delano, Charles, b. 1812, d. 1861
Helton, J. M., b. 1857, d. 1887
Hitchcock, Infant, d. 1857, d/o Sarah and Dr. D. D. Hitchcock, s/w Sarah
Hitchcock, Sarah, b. 1828, d. 1857, wife of Dr. D. D. Hitchcock, daughter of Rev. S. A. Worcester, "There, there will be no more struggling with sin.", Daughter of Reverend Samuel Worcester, s/w Infant
Lowrey Hoyt, Lydia, b. 1803 Tennessee River, d. 1862 Parkhill, Indian Territory, Daughter of Major George Lowrey and wife of Lucy Benge Lowery who was a half sister of Sequoyah. Lydia was educated at Brainerd Mission, Tennessee, where she joined the Presbyterian Church on Jan. 31, 1819. Wrote first hymn in Cherokee Language. Married Milo Hoyt and from this union ten children were born. Many of their descendants have made major contributions to the development of eastern Oklahoma. The Major George Lowrey Family Association, 1966
Nash, Erminia, d. May 1872, age: 70yr, wife of Reverend Samuel Worcester
Orr, Ann, d. May 1840, age: 40yr, Daughter of a Revolutionary Soldier, Wife of Reverend Samuel Worcester
Orr, John, d. 15 Oct 1867
Platt, Dora, b. 1863, d. 1864
Roberston, Mrs. A. E. W., b. 1826, d. 1905, Missionary to the Creek Indians, Tullahassee Mission, I. T., 1850-1905
Roberston, Rev William S., b. 1820, d. 1881, Missionary to the Creek Indians, Tullahassee Mission, I. T., 1849-1881
W., E. N., no dates, This grave appears to be facing south
Worcester, Rev Samuel A, d. Apr 1853, age: 61yr, D. D. Missionary of the A. B. C. F. M. among the Cherokees. To his work they owe their Bible and Hymn Book
Worcester, William Henry, d. 9 Oct 1867, s/o W. S. & A. E. W Robertson

 

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