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Mary T. "Mollie" Hardwick

Female 1872 - 1893  (20 years)


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  • Name Mary T. "Mollie" Hardwick  [1
    Nickname Mollie 
    Born 23 Oct 1872  Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Jun 1893  Marlow, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Notes 
    • Viki Anderson "Viki's Little Corner of the Web," http://www.roark-family.org/ shows that John David and Francis Dunephine had a child between 1872 and 1874. Jon Eastman Hardwick, in his article in "Pioneers of Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Volume II" writes that John David Hardwick and Frances Dunephin "had a DAUGHTER, name not known." (Emphasis added).

      It appears that this daughter must be Mary T. "Mollie" Hardwick, born 23 Oct 1872 in Indian Territory. Mollie married Thomas Bunker Payne in Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, in 1891. She died in 1893, leaving behind her husband and one son, Thomas Hamilton Payne II. Thomas Bunker Payne later enrolled in the Chickasaw Nation based on his marriage to Mollie.

      The actual marriage license between Thomas and Mary shows her last name as HARDWICK. Thomas B. Payne's application for enrollment in the Chickasaw Nation by marriage shows the name as HARDRICK. That spelling appears to be incorrect.

      All circumstantial evidence points to this being the only family into which Mary "Mollie" Hardwick, the wife of Thomas B. Payne, could fit. However, there is not as yet any definative proof. PLEASE EMAIL US at stxstrong@gmail.com if you can provide more information about the child of John David Hardwick and Sarah Dunephine, and/or help us prove or disprove that this child was Mary T. "Mollie" Hardwick.
    Person ID I5921  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father John David "Dave" Hardwick,   b. Between 1850 and 1852, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1889, Paris, Lamar County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Mother Sarah Frances Dunephin,   b. Bef 1855,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 8 Feb 1872  Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F10383  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Thomas Bunker Payne,   b. 24 Nov 1864, Shelby County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1906, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1891  Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • In the matter of the application for enrollment as a citizen by intermarriage of the Chickasaw Nation, Thomas B. Payne was sworn before the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes in Chickasha, I.T. on October 15, 1902 and testified as follows:

      Q What is your name? A Thomas B. Payne Q How old are you? A I was born in sixty-four the 24th day of November. Q What is your post office address? A Arthur Q How do you spell that A A-r-t-h-u-r I think, Q That is in the Chickasaw Nation? A Yes, sir. Q How long have you resided in the Chickasaw Nation? A I have been here about sixteen or seventeen years. Q Lived here continuously for the past seventeen years? A Yes, sir. Q White man? A Yes, sir. Q Applicant to this Commission for enrollment as a citizen by intermarriage of the Chickasaw Nation? A Yes, sir. Q What is the name of your Chickasaw wife? A Mollie Hardrick Q She is a citizen by blood of the Chickasaw Nation? A Yes, sir. Q Always recognized and enrolled as such? A Yes, sir. Q When was you married to her? A I disremember just when it was; the Comission has a certified copy of my license; it was in eighty-nine or ninety I think. Q Were you married with her in accordance with the Chickasaw license? A Yes, sir; I paid fifty dollars for the license. Q Was you ever married before you married that woman? A No, sir. Q Was she ever married before? A No, sir. Q Was you married to her in the Chickasaw Nation? A Yes; near Ardmore. Q Your Chickasaw wife now dead? A Yes, sir. Q When did she die? A It was the 20th day of this last June I think ten years ago. Q You lived together until that time? A Yes, sir; until she died. A She has been dead about nine years now? A Yes, sir. Q Have you remarried since her death? A Yes, sir; I have. Q When? A It was about this time four years ago when I enrolled and married some time in February or March. Q Whom did you marry? A A girl by the name of James. Q She is a white woman? A Yes, sir. Q Never recognized in any manner as a citizen of the Choctaw or Chickasaw Nations? A No, sir. Q Where were you married to her? A In the Indian Territory. Q Married under a United States license? A Yes, sir. Q Living with this woman still? A Yes, sir. Q How long did you say you have been living with her? A Since February or March, I think in February after the Commission was through some time in this month four years ago. Q You were married then the February after you made your application to the Commission? A Yes, sir. Q That would be in Ninety-nine? A Yes, I think so. Q You have lived with this woman about three years? A Yes, sir. Q Have you any children by her? A Yes, sir.

      G. Rosenwinkel being duly sworn on his oath states that as stenographer to the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes her reported in full all the proceedings had in the above entitled cause on October 15, 1902, and that the above and foregoing is a full, true and correct transcript of his stenographic notes in said cause on said date.

      The commission followed the ruling of the Department of the Interior in the case of Thornton D. Pearce (I.T.D. 4060-1904) relative to the question of forfeiture, and Thomas B. Payne was enrolled as a citizen by intermarriage of the Chickasaw Nation on September 8, 1904.

      He received a land allotment in Tishomingo, Indian Territory on December 20, 1904. His P.O. Box at the time was Marlow, Indian Territory. The land was in Sections 29 and 30, Town IN, Range 5W. He received a total of 190 acres with a value of $1,000. (Certificates 10150 and 13786).

      In his sworn testimony, above, Tom states that he married Mollie in 1889 or 1890. This is supported by the fact that they can be found as husband and wife on the 1890 Chickasaw Census. However, the transcribed "Copy" of his actual marriage license, which was part of his Dawes enrollment packet, showed that they married on 11 July 1891 in Pickens county. There may have been an error on the transcription, or it could be that they were married in 1889, and remarried under a Chickasaw license in 1891.
    Children 
     1. Thomas Hamilton Payne, II,   b. 20 Mar 1893, Marlow, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1957, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F3055  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jun 1893 - Marlow, Indian Territory Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Payne, Mary 'Mollie' (Hardwick)
    Payne, Mary "Mollie" (Hardwick)
    Payne, Mary 'Mollie' (Hardwick)
    Payne, Mary "Mollie" (Hardwick)
    Close up of the Inscription

  • Sources 
    1. [S459] Chickasaw Nation, Enrollment Application, Chic 1279, Thomas B. Payne.

    2. [S257] Oklahoma, Stephens Co., Marlow Cemetery Records, Courtesy of Kenneth Harvey.

    3. [S459] Chickasaw Nation, Enrollment Application, Chic 1279, Thomas B. Payne, In 1902, he answered the commissions question as to his lat e wife's death date by saying "It was the 20th day of thi s last June I think ten years ago." (1892). However, it mus t have been nine years, a s their son was born in March 189 3. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S257] Oklahoma, Stephens Co., Marlow Cemetery Records, Courtesy of Kenneth Harvey, These insteasd show the DOD as June 25, 1893. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S124] Harvey, Kenneth C--Family Member; Gedcom, Printed Descendants Reports of Payne and Gentry Families, Correspondence.

    6. [S667] RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, (The WorldConnect Project is a set of tools, which allow users to upload, modify, link, and display their family trees as a means to share their genealogy with other researchers. The program used to day has a genealogy of its own. RootsWeb announced the launch of the World Connect Project on November 10, 1999 after staff members and users submitted 5.5 million records during a four-week beta-testing period. The WorldConnect Project continues to grow, and as of January 2004 had more than 312 million records. GEDCOM is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunications. It is a file format developed by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). It provides a flexible and uniform format for exchanging computerized genealogical data, and allows you to share files with other researchers who may not use the same genealogy program.), Johnston, Lissa (mail@lissajohnston.com) "Jones/Johnston An cestors" Updated 2008-07-28; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry. com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=lissaj (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S682] Lemons, Nova A., Compiler and Editor "Pioneers of Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Volume II" Timbercreek Ltd., Rt. 1 Box 242, Miami, OK 74354, 1997.