Adventures and Linage of Robert Swindall

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Peace & Favor to the Pearson/Swindall Family : 

Peace & Favor to the Pearson/Swindall Family For Corrections and Changes Contact: myrnaroberts@myrnaroberts.com

The Oklahoma Swindall Story : 

The Oklahoma Swindall Story featuring Mr. Robert Swindall . . . as it was told Myrna Roberts orally. . . passed down from generation to generation

1800s Coosa (Elmore) County, Alabama : 

1800s Coosa (Elmore) County, Alabama

Jacob “Jake” Wall, Sr. : 

Jacob “Jake” Wall, Sr. Born in 1828

Charlotte “Lottie” Wall : 

Charlotte “Lottie” Wall Born in 1828 in Louisiana Logical Choice Photos appear to be taken the same day One of these Daughters is probably Cora. The other is not known now.

Painting of One of the Wall Women : 

Painting of One of the Wall Women

Children of Jake and Lottie : 

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! : 

Jake & Lottie Married! Census they eventually appeared married Manipulated photo Jake went from white to mulatto

Swindall Siblings : 

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 : 

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

Slide 11: 

Jim Crow and Klan Activity

Jake Strikes a Dealin 1893 : 

Jake Strikes a Dealin 1893 Jake Wall L.B. Tatum

Slide 13: 

The Indian Territory Plan Estimated Distance: 799 miles Time: 13 hours in a car today

Indian Territory : 

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 : 

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 : 

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 : 

Plan Diverted Bad Boy Different Story Wild Horse

One Year Later : 

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 : 

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 : 

Church Plant – May, 1894 Seaborn Carter Robert Swindall

The Olden Days : 

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

Movie: “Black Gold : 

Movie: “Black Gold

Slide 23: 

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 : 

First Oklahoma Swindall Family Reunion – circa. 1968

The Honorable Cecil Jones : 

The Honorable Cecil Jones

Special Thanks to : 

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

Other Credits : 

Other Credits Buffalo Soldier. Retrieved on-line, June, 2009 from: http://www.buffalosoldiers-lawtonftsill.org/plaza.htm Cotton Gin – Gainsville, Texas. Retrieved on-line, June, 2009 from: http://www.texasescapes.com/CentralTexasTownsNorth/GainesvilleTexas/Gainesville1910CottonGinPCTem.jpg Dougherty Train Station. Retrieved on-line, June, 2009 from: http://www.okgenweb.org/~okmurray/Murray/doughertyhistory.htm Griot. Retrieved on-line, June, 2009 from: http://www.rps.psu.edu/0205/keepers.html Legends of America – A Travel Site for the Nostalgic & Historic Minded. Retrieved on-line, June, 2009 from: http://www.legendsofamerica.com/ok-forts.html Slave Auction Block. Retrieved on-line, June, 2009 from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/82538566@N00/678125427 Slavery - Myths and Facts. Retrieved on-line, June, 2009 from: http://www.civilwarhistory.com/slavetrade/blackslavery.htm Wagon Train . Retrieved on-line, June, 2009 from: http://historyforkids.utah.gov/fun_and_games/photos/images/beforecolorfilm/large/wagon_train.jpg

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