Children of Jake and Lottie 1. ADELLA WALL 2. CARRIE WALL 3. IDA WALL 4. ANN WALL, b. 1848 5. HARRIET WALL, b.1858 6. JACOB WALL, JR., b. 1862. 7. MOLLY WALL, 1866 - 1911 8. ADA WALL, b. 1866 9. WILLIAM WALL, b. 1867 10. CORA WALL, b. 1868 11. QUEEN WALL, b. 1870 12. JOHN WALL, b. 1872 13. BEATRICE WALL, b. 1874 14. ALGIE WALL, b. 1876 15. WINNIE WALL, B. 1878 married Robert Swindall, b. 1848
Jake & Lottie Married! Census they eventually appeared married Manipulated photo Jake went from white to mulatto
Swindall Siblings 2. DUNCAN SWINDALL 3. RICHARD SWINDALL 4. ALBERT SWINDALL 5. WASHINGTON SWINDALL 6. WILLIAM SWINDALL 7. SACK SWINDALL Duncan Swindall 1. ROBERT SWINDALL Duncan Swindall Family of Tatums, OK Isadora Swindall Wife of Duncan Swindall
Children of ROBERT AND ANN SWINDALL Susie Swindall Jones Garfield and Robert, Jr. 1. RAZZ SWINDALL* 2. CHARLIE SWINDALL* * May have had a different mother 3. GARFIELD SWINDALL All born in Alabama 4. BESSIE SWINDALL 5. SUSIE SWINDALL 6. CALVIN SWINDALL 11. DE RENSANE SWINDALL, b. 1875. 7. DAVID SWINDALL 13. HATTIE SWINDALL, b. 1878 - 1966 14. ROBERT J. SWINDALL, JR., b. 1880. 12. JODA SWINDALL, b. 1876. 10. DVOYD SWINDALL, b. 1871. 9. WILLIE SWINDALL, b. 1870 8. BETTIE SWINDALL Razz and Charlie Swindall
Jake Strikes a Deal in 1893 Jake Wall L.B. Tatum
The Indian Territory Plan Estimated Distance: 799 miles Time: 13 hours in a car today
Indian Territory Wagon Train to The Famous Chisholm Trail Get off Train Estimated Distance: 52 miles Time: 52 minutes in a car today Estimated Distance: 138 miles Time: 3 hours in a car today Enid By today’s standards that would be 989 miles/17 hours driving without stopping
Self Sustaining Community Walls daughters’ families were not the only people on the train To qualify to ride, the rider must have a trade (i.e., farmer, carpenter, black smith, quartermaster, etc.) With all the tradesmen, the train contained a self-sustaining town unto itself.
Why Move to Indian Territory Because they were hand- picked and recruited by LB Tatum to go to Indian Territory Blacks had a vote in Indian Territory from the beginning of settlement Blacks settled the Indian Territory Blacks were the law in Indian Territory There was a lot of talk and rumors about Oklahoma being a black state, so black moved there in large numbers.
Plan Diverted Bad Boy Different Story Wild Horse
One Year Later LB Tatum “Doc” Tatum $100.00 Town of Tatums was Born Mary Tatum Running Stuff too
Walls Adults Whose Families Took The Train Ride to Indian Territory CARRIE WALL – Bill Buckner IDA WALL – Seaborn Carter ANN WALL, b. 1848 – Robert Swindall, b. 1848 HARRIET WALL, b.1858 - ELIJAH HOOKS MOLLY WALL, 1866 - 1911 - AUSTIN JONES ADA WALL, b. 1866 - AUGUSTUS AUSTIN JOHN WALL, b. 1872 - TENAH THRASH ALGIE WALL, b. 1876- R.L. SWINDALL ??? Seaborn Carter
Church Plant – May, 1894 Seaborn Carter Robert Swindall
The Olden Days LB Tatum was Postmaster Store Keeper U.S. Marshal Robert Swindall Started Conglomerate in 1910 Cotton gin Grist mill and Saw mill
Sun Down Rule in Tatums No Whites in Tatums After Sun down rule Even if blacks say there was no such rule, whites believed there was such a rule and honored that rule Gangsters, namely Pretty Boy Floyd, stay all night, but even they were hiding (from the law) and were not openly in Tatums after dark
First Oklahoma Swindall Family Reunion – circa. 1968
Special Thanks to Anthony Austin - Photos of Jacob, Lottie and the daughters Wall, and significant conversations regarding history of Walls Family Ruth Drain (deceased) - photo of first reunion, and significant conversations regarding history of Walls And Swindall Family Michael and Verena Hooks – photo of Razz and Charlie Swindall Mae Ruth Hunt – Photo of Duncan Swindall and significant conversations regarding history of Walls And Swindall Family Cecil Jones photo - poster LB, Mary and Doc Photos, Tatums post office papers, Tatums community Griot and significant conversations regarding history of the Town of Tatums, Tatums, Walls and Swindall Families Nina King – photo of Susie Swindall Many others
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