Clipped From The Fort Gibson Post

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Jcr-- :it to college in New : his education was '••.•:::[.•.•:.<:• \ three "''ears, later. La i --4- .Mr IJiiV.'heai was elect' r d clerk of the C.vroiiee Seriate, and. in tvnen "the California gold • e.'• '''.'orie o'it, lit was aujong the Ui-.-v-uh-it tvi:o crossed the mountain- and plains to the Pacific slope. He iived in California nineteen tears. r.:uji'biiig to Fori Cibsoa in 1 '"JYi to settle'up the estate of a deceased oio'he: wao had been conducting a aien-ahti.e business here, j Alter returning to this nation he I concluded to remain here - and settled j in Fort Gibson. The old ''Bushyhead residence is still standing on 1 the east bank of Grand river, near the railroad bridge,' where Ft. \V. r . Bushyhead lived until he was elected 1 of the treasurer of the Cherokee nation in 1^71, which position he held for < two terms. At the expiration of his second t«rrn as national treasurer Mr. Bushyhead was elected principal chief of the nation and in 1833 was reelected to the sam • high oflice. At the begining of Chief Bushy- 1 heads's administration the Cherokee i nation was in debt to the extent of nearly $200,000, which, by his i splendid executive ability and wise j financiering, he managed to pay off before his second term expired. Ex-Chief Bushyhead was twice married, his first wife being a Mrs. Ala Adair and a sister of John G. Schrimsher, by whom ho had four; children, Jesse C., Kate and Dennis : Bushyhead and Mrs. T. W. Triplet!, all of whom are yet living. After, the death of his first wife he was married to Mi^s Eloiae Butler, a niece of Senator M. C. Butler of South Carolina. Two children by his second wife survived him, a boy and a girl,

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  1. The Fort Gibson Post,
  2. 10 Feb 1898, Thu,
  3. Page 8

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