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Re: Nelly Gertie/Girty Canadian Dist. Indian Terr. 1896
Posted by: James Sellars III (ID *****7318) Date: August 14, 2004 at 08:45:00
In Reply to: Nelly Gertie/Girty Canadian Dist. Indian Terr. 1896 by Betty Durrenberger of 181

I have not come accross the Nelly Girtie name. I would assume since she was from Campbell (Illinois Dist?) that she was married to a close relative of Simon Girty who also lived in Campbell. That line is a bit sketchy. The earliest Girtys from that area were an Isaac and Simon Girty (b. 1780s or 90s) who came from Arkansas Territory. Then theres a gap when Simon Girty (b.1829) appears. Simon's descendants are known, but his connection to the Simon Sr. or Isaac Girty is not completely established. She could have been married to a younger brother of Simon, but I can find nothing on any siblings of his.

There may be other Cheorkee enrollment files available that list Nelly Elliott Girty, but I'm not sure where they would be.

Jim Sellars


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