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Dr. Hiram R. Pitchlynn's story
Posted by: Bob Date: April 19, 2001 at 20:47:39
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Vol.1, published 1880{Gen. 977.2 B V.1--FTW} A Biographical History of Eminent & Self-made Men of the State of Indiana:
Hiram R. Pitchlynn was born in Columbus, Mississippi, Dec. 25, 1829. His paternal great-grandfather Isaac Pitchlynn, left Portsmouth, England and sought adventure in the Everglades of Florida some years prior to the Seminole War. His grandfather married a wife of the Choctaw Tribe, Folsom by name, of mixed English and Indian Blood. His father, John Pitchlynn Jr. married Leila, daughter of Major Levi Colbert, the illustrious chief of the Chickasaw Nation. Doctor Pitchlynn married May 7, 1850 to Miss Desire A. Morrow, a neice of Chief Justice McLain, of the Supreme Court of the United States. His grandfather, Major John Pitchlynn, was an interpreter for the Choctaw Nation during the adminstration of President Andrew Jackson.


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