Martha Miller March 17, 1858 - April 25, 1936
My Great Grandmother
Her Story Opens With Census
Note: In the 1860 Census the name McCollough was spelled Mc colloh. In the 1870 census the name was spelled Mcculley.
At 17 she married Andrew Jackson Miller. The 1880 Cherokee Indian Census and the 1896 Cherokee Indian Census showed her in Hickory Grove, Oklahoma where they lived for the next 30 years. .
Twelfth Census of the US Indian Territory, Cherokee Nation, Indian Population, June 1900, Andy was a farmer and both Andy and Martha could read, write and speak English. Eight children were still at home with ages from 21 to 10 months.The 2 oldest girls still at home Ida and Mahana showed their occupations as servants and the oldest son Robert showed his occupation as farm laborer.
The 1920 US Census finds Martha Ann McCullough at 62 living in Delaware, Oklahoma . She owns the mortgaged farm and lives there with 7 other people including Son Robert L. 33, a widower; Daughter Myrtle T. Sixkiller 25, also a widow; Granddaughter Pearl Sixkiller 6, Grandson Reuben Sixkiller 4, an unnamed 3 month old, Daughter Pearl R. Lamer 21, and Son-in-Law J. Riley Lamar 26. All reported they were Indian except Martha who said white. No blood quantum was reported on this census.