Lot 23 (COLSON)
   
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COLSON
Bernard and Wilson Colson
 
COLSON
 
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Prior to this century, this grave had only a brass marker placed by the Association in the 1930s. The name on the marker was Colson. Using the Association archives and contact with the Colson family more details were learned about the grave. A new marker with the proper information was placed by the Association in 2014.  
 
 
Obituary
BERNARD COLSON  (26 Oct 1916 - Mar 1917)
and his brother
WILSON COLSON   (10 Dec 1917 - Jan 1918)
 
This unmarked grave is known to be "two children of Henry Colson - one a twin that died in a fire". They may have been identified by the family of Henry James Colson (1867-1924) and Elizabeth Foster Colson (1880-1957). This Britton Oklahoma family had 13 children and their descendants believe that Henry's boys: Bernard and Wilson are possibly the children buried at Olive Hill. 
 
 
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No descendants (infants)
Some information about the COLSON family is on ROOTSWEB
Genealogy:
Ancestors of  Wilson and Bernard Colson
 
Generation No. 1

 

1. Bernard Colson1, born 26 Oct 1916 in Bethany, Oklahoma Co, OK; died Mar 1917 in Bethany, Oklahoma Co, OK. He was the son of 2. Henry James Colson and 3. Elizabeth Malissie Foster.

1. Wilson Colson1, born 10 Dec 1917 in Bethany, Oklahoma Co, OK; died Jan 1918 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, OK. He was the son of 2. Henry James Colson and 3. Elizabeth Malissie Foster.

Notes for Wilson and Bernard Colson:
This unmarked grave with "two children of Henry Colson - one a twin that died in a fire" may have been identified by the family of Henry James Colson (1867-1924) and Elizabeth Foster Colson (1880-1957).  This Britton, Oklahoma Co, OK family had 13 children and the family believes that their family are possibly the children buried at Olive Hill. 
 
Generation No. 2

 

2. Henry James Colson2,3,4,5,6,7, born 08 Aug 1867 in Lee Co, VA; died 05 Jul 1924 in Britton, Oklahoma Co, OK. He was the son of 4. David Crockett Colson and 5. Malissa Elizabeth Thompson. He married 3. Elizabeth Malissie Foster Abt. 1897 in Richmond, Madison Co, KY.

3. Elizabeth Malissie Foster8,9,10,11, born 17 Jun 1880 in Richmond, Madison Co, KY; died 01 Nov 1957 in Oklahoma City, OK.

Notes for Henry James Colson:
Born Aug.5,1867 Lee Co, VA. Mother died when he was seven & his father when he was eight. He did not want to live with his stepmother or go with the relatives that would take him so in 1875 he set off by foot on his own. With only barefoot and the clothes on his back, started out not eating for two days, and a black man took him in, let him sleep on some hay bails, & fed him turnips. This made him very sick into the night so He took off in the dark to continue his journey. Many kind hearted people helped the boy as he would work on farms for food & shelter. He had one Brother named Bill and two sisters Janie and Lanie, the girls went with family, & every few years he did keep in contact with them. He met a man who was into buying land (homesteading) and this was where he acquired the knowledge of homesteading land. He had virtually no education, but a mind for making money, so he became a land runner during the big land rush ......on April 22 1889 he went to Guthrie, Oklahoma during the land rush and settled for a short time. Then traded his farm for a herd of Mustang horses and moved to Sherman. About 1895 he returned to Richmond, KY. where he married Elizabeth Foster and had 12 children. His brother Bill was the last to die of the 4 children in 1959. Mary Neal Routzohn or (Routjohn) wrote two books on the Colsons family members that included a big family feud the "Colson Clan" had with another family over land. Henry J. died July 5,1924. The western union telegram Harry sent to Mrs. Minnie Mobley in Winding Oregon states: "Father burned to death-funeral Saturday-body not in condition-to see dont come. He was burned to death when his home caught fire in his sleep.
Notes for Elizabeth Malissie Foster:
OBITUARY: 11/02/1957, p.3
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Elizabeth Lacy is Dead at 77
Mrs. Elizabeth Lacy, 77 of 1316 NW 99, died Friday after a 3-year illness. Services are set for 1 a.m. Monday in the Sherman funeral chapel, with burial at Britton cemetery.
Born at Richmond, KY., Mrs. Lacy came to Oklahoma about 40 years ago, settling in the Oklahoma City area and living here since. She attended the Pentecostal Holiness church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Claude Drumond, Los Angeles; Mrs. Orbie Hatcher, Glendale, Calif., and Mrs. W. W. Mobley, Rush Springs; seven sons, Harry and Roy C. Colson of Miami, Fla.; David Colson, 807 NW 101; Orville Colson, 10500 N Shartel; Woodrow Colson, of the home; Bill Colson, Los Angeles, and M. J. Clayton, Alhambra, Calif.; a sister, Henrietta Whittemore, Richmond, Ky.; 21 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
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1910 Census - 6 children born - 6 still living

 

Children of Henry Colson and Elizabeth Foster are:

i. Mary Mamie Colson12,13,14,15,16, born 26 Dec 1898 in Richmond, Madison Co, KY; died 17 May 1979 in Los Angeles, CA17; married Martin Arthur Hamm Abt. 1918 in OK; born 18 Oct 1891 in Strong City, Chase Co, KS; died 29 Jun 1953 in Piedmont, Canadian Co, OK.

ii. Minnie L. Colson18,19,20,21, born 08 Oct 1900 in Wynnewood, Garvin Co, OK; died 16 Oct 1988 in Lawton, Comanche Co, OK; married William W. Mobley Abt. 1919 in OK or WY; born 07 Feb 1898 in TX; died 26 Jul 1987 in Lawton, Comanche Co, OK22.

Notes for Minnie L. Colson:
OBITUARY: 10/19/1988
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LAWTON -- MOBLEY, Minnie L., 88, Services today (Huddleston's).
Notes for William W. Mobley:
OBITUARY: 07/28/1987
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LAWTON -- MOBLEY, William W., 89. Services today (Becker).

iii. Henry Faye Colson23,24,25,26, born 03 Sep 1901 in Okarche, Kingfisher Co, OK; died 05 Dec 1962 in Miami, Dade Co, FL.

Notes for Henry Faye Colson:
OBITUARY: 12/06/1962
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Services for Harry Colson, 60, former Britton resident, who died Wednesday in Miami, Fla., will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Sherman home, with burial in Britton Cemetery.
Colson was a carpet contractor. He was bon in Britton and spent much of his life here, moving to Miami about 25 years ago.
Survivors include his wife, Reta, of the home; two daughters; three sisters, Mrs. Minne Mobley, Lawton Mrs. Hazel Hatcher, Glendale, Calif., and Mrs. Mamie Dumond, Los Angeles; and six brothers, Orville and Woodrow, both of Oklahoma City; David, Edmond; Bill, Los Angeles; Roy, Miami, and Harold Clayton, Alhambra, Calif.

iv. William F. Colson27,28, born 1902 in OK.

v. David B. Colson29,30, born 03 Sep 1904 in Okarche, Kingfisher Co, OK; died 15 Dec 1969 in Oklahoma City, OK.

Notes for David B. Colson:
OBITUARY: 12/17/1969, p.20
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Services for David B. Colson, 65, Edmond, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Sherman Funeral Service with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. He died Monday at Hubbard Hospital.
Colson, a native of Okarche, lived in the Edmond area most of his life. He was employed in shopping center maintenance and was a Nazarene.
Survivors include his wife Dollie; four brothers, Woodrow, 2405 Britton Road; J. O., Oklahoma City; Roy, Miami, Fla., and Bill, Vinita, Ore.; a half brother, Harold Clayton, Oklahoma City, and three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Mobley, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Mamie Dorlond, California, and Mrs. Hazel Hatcher, Glendale, Calif.

vi. Hazel Ruby Colson31,32,33,34, born 17 Jan 1910 in Perry, Noble Co, OK; died 20 Jul 1986 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co, CA35; married Birdie Noflect Meredith Abt. 1928; born 04 Oct 1893 in TX; died 07 Apr 1970 in Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO.

vii. John Orville Colson36,37, born 13 Jan 1912 in Stillwater, Payne Co, OK; died 29 Mar 2000 in Britton, Oklahoma Co, OK.

viii. Roy C. Colson38, born 14 Mar 1914 in OK; died 14 Apr 2001 in Redlands, San Bernardino Co, CA39

1 ix. Bernard Colson, born 26 Oct 1916 in Bethany, Oklahoma Co, OK; died Mar 1917 in Bethany, Oklahoma Co, OK.

x. Wilson Colson40, born 10 Dec 1917 in Oklahoma City, OK; died Jan 1918 in Oklahoma City, OK.

xi. Woodrow Colson41,42, born 10 Dec 1917 in OK; died 03 Jun 2002 in Oklahoma City, OK43

 

 
Generation No. 3

 

4. David Crockett Colson44,45,46,47, born 28 Feb 1836 in Lee Co, VA; died 07 Jun 1876 in Lee Co, VA. He married 5. Malissa Elizabeth Thompson 26 Aug 1862 in Lee Co, VA.

5. Malissa Elizabeth Thompson48,49,50,51, born 30 Nov 1836 in Lee Co, VA; died 03 May 1874 in Lee Co, VA.

Notes for David Crockett Colson:
Son of Henry Colson and Hanna Mayes, born 28 Feb.1836 in Lee County Virginia.
Married Malissia Elizabeth Thompson 26 Aug. 1862 Lee Co. @ 35 yrs old she died 10 Nov. 1874. 2nd Marriage on 20 May 1875 to Ruth Miracle daughter of Fredrick Miracle born in Harlin Co. Kentucky. David C. and Ruthy mortgaged on 17 December 1875 their undivided interest in 110 Acres hired from deceased Henry Colson who died 31 Mar.1875. (recorded in will book 17,page 399, Lee Co, VA.
He was a confederate soldier and grandson Woodrow (surviving twin of the infant buried at Olive Hill Cemetery) has this tin-type picture of Davey with his cap & ball pistol and bowie knife that never left his side. His daughter Sarah Jalanie told Woodrow that when he became very ill and knew he was going to die, he was taken in his covered wagon over the mountain requesting to die in his home state of Virginia on 7 June 1876 @ 40yrs. old.

 

Children of David Colson and Malissa Thompson are:

i. Sarah Jalanie Colson52,53,54,55,56,57, born 27 Aug 1863 in Lee Co, VA; died 22 Feb 1951 in Oklahoma City, OK; married (1) ? Greer Bet. 1900 - 1910 in TX; born Unknown in TN; died Bet. 1900 - 1910 in TX; married (2) William F. Rogers Bet. 1920 - 1930 in OK; born 1852 in TN.

Notes for Sarah Jalanie Colson:
OBITUARY: 02/25/1951
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Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Pentecostal Holiness church, Britton, for Mrs. Sarah Roger, 87, of 108 W Blaine, Britton who died Thursday night in her home. Burial is to be in the Britton cemetery, under direction of Watts funeral home.
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1910 Census - 0 children born

ii. Catherine Jane Colson58,59,60,61,62, born 05 Mar 1865 in Lee Co, VA; died 04 Dec 1957 in Britton, Oklahoma Co, OK; married James R. Fry 1888 in Lee Co, VA; born 07 Jul 1864 in Lee Co, VA; died 11 Jun 1927 in Britton, Oklahoma Co, OK.

Notes for Catherine Jane Colson:
OBITUARY: 12/06/1957
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Funeral for Mrs. Catherine Jane Fry, 92, longtime Oklahoma City resident, will be Saturday, 2 p.m., in the Britton Pentecostal church with burial at Britton cemetery under
Mrs. Fry died Wednesday at an Oklahoma City rest home. She was born in Lee county, Va.
Surviving are a son, and a brother, Ref. W. T. Colson, 3225 SW 37.
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1910 Census - 1 child born - 1 still living

2 iii. Henry James Colson, born 08 Aug 1867 in Lee Co, VA; died 05 Jul 1924 in Britton, Oklahoma Co, OK; married Elizabeth Malissie Foster Abt. 1897 in Richmond, Madison Co, KY.

iv. Laura Seldra Colson63,64, born 28 Nov 1869 in Lee Co, VA; died Bet. 1920 - 05 Jul 1924 in Britton, Oklahoma Co, OK; married ? Bond; born Unknown in ?; died Bef. 1920 in OK.

v. William Thomas Colson65,66,67, born 30 Oct 1872 in Lee Co, VA; died 19 Jun 1959 in Creek Co, OK; married Mattie Thompson 1898 in Lee Co, VA; born Apr 1880 in KY.

Notes for William Thomas Colson:
No children
 

SOURCES

 
1. Olive Hill Cemetery Archives.
2. Census 1870 - VA - Rose Hill, Lee Co; p.344; ROLL: M593_1658.
3. Census 1880 - KY - Richmond, Madison Co; p.392; ROLL: T9_431; ED: 71.
4. Census 1900 - TX - Justice Precinct 1, Grayson Co; p.16B; ROLL: T623_1639; ED: 85.
5. Census 1910 - OK - Eden Twp, Payne Co; p.100B; ROLL: T624_1269; ED: 189.
6. Census 1920 - WY - Casper Ward 2, Natrona Co; p.15B; ROLL: T625_2028; ED: 76.
7. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
8. Census 1900 - TX - Justice Precinct 1, Grayson Co; p.16B; ROLL: T623_1639; ED: 85.
9. Census 1910 - OK - Eden Twp, Payne Co; p.100B; ROLL: T624_1269; ED: 189.
10. Census 1920 - WY - Casper Ward 2, Natrona Co; p.15B; ROLL: T625_2028; ED: 76.
11. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
12. Census 1900 - TX - Justice Precinct 1, Grayson Co; p.16B; ROLL: T623_1639; ED: 85.
13. Census 1910 - OK - Eden Twp, Payne Co; p.100B; ROLL: T624_1269; ED: 189.
14. Census 1920 - OK - Harrison, Kingfisher Co; p.6A; ROLL: T625_1467; ED: 230.
15. Census 1930 - OK - Lynn, Kingfisher Co; p.2B; ROLL: 1909; ED: 19.
16. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
17. California Death Index, (ROOTSWEB), "Electronic."
18. Census 1910 - OK - Eden Twp, Payne Co; p.100B; ROLL: T624_1269; ED: 189.
19. Census 1920 - WY - Casper Ward 2, Natrona Co; p.15B; ROLL: T625_2028; ED: 76.
20. Census 1930 - OK - Lawton, Comanche Co; p.17B; ROLL: 1899; ED: 19.
21. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
22. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), (ROOTSWEB), "Electronic."
23. Census 1910 - OK - Eden Twp, Payne Co; p.100B; ROLL: T624_1269; ED: 189.
24. Census 1920 - WY - Casper Ward 2, Natrona Co; p.15B; ROLL: T625_2028; ED: 76.
25. Census 1930 - FL - Miami, Dade Co; p.5A; ROLL: 309; ED: 25.
26. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
27. Census 1910 - OK - Eden Twp, Payne Co; p.100B; ROLL: T624_1269; ED: 189.
28. Census 1920 - WY - Casper Ward 2, Natrona Co; p.15B; ROLL: T625_2028; ED: 76.
29. Census 1910 - OK - Eden Twp, Payne Co; p.100B; ROLL: T624_1269; ED: 189.
30. Census 1920 - WY - Casper Ward 2, Natrona Co; p.15B; ROLL: T625_2028; ED: 76.
31. Census 1910 - OK - Eden Twp, Payne Co; p.100B; ROLL: T624_1269; ED: 189.
32. Census 1920 - WY - Casper Ward 2, Natrona Co; p.15B; ROLL: T625_2028; ED: 76.
33. Census 1930 - OK - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co; p.3B; ROLL: 1920; ED: 122.
34. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
35. California Death Index, (ROOTSWEB), "Electronic."
36. Census 1920 - WY - Casper Ward 2, Natrona Co; p.15B; ROLL: T625_2028; ED: 76.
37. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
38. Census 1920 - WY - Casper Ward 2, Natrona Co; p.15B; ROLL: T625_2028; ED: 76.
39. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), (ROOTSWEB), "Electronic."
40. Olive Hill Cemetery Archives.
41. Census 1920 - WY - Casper Ward 2, Natrona Co; p.15B; ROLL: T625_2028; ED: 76.
42. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
43. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), (ROOTSWEB), "Electronic."
44. Census 1850 - VA - District 31, Lee Co; p.374; ROLL: M432_955.
45. Census 1860 - VA - Western District, Lee Co; p.692; ROLL: M653_1357.
46. Census 1870 - VA - Rose Hill, Lee Co; p.344; ROLL: M593_1658.
47. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
48. Census 1850 - VA - District 31, Lee Co; p.382; ROLL: M432_955.
49. Census 1860 - TN - Subdivision 4, Claiborne Co; p.281; ROLL: M653_1244.
50. Census 1870 - VA - Rose Hill, Lee Co; p.344; ROLL: M593_1658.
51. LDS FamilySearch International Genealogical Index, "Electronic."
52. Census 1870 - VA - Rose Hill, Lee Co; p.344; ROLL: M593_1658.
53. Census 1880 - VA - Rose Hill, Lee Co; p.290A; ROLL: T9_1375; ED: 47.
54. Census 1900 - TX - Justice Precinct 1, Grayson Co; p.16B; ROLL: T623_1639; ED: 85.
55. Census 1910 - TX - 1 J-Pct, Fannin Co; p.128A; ROLL: T624_1547; ED: 33.
56. Census 1920 - OK - Britton, Oklahoma Co; p.14B; ROLL: T625_1473; ED: 97.
57. Census 1930 - OK - Britton, Oklahoma Co; p.3B; ROLL: 1917; ED: 3.
58. Census 1870 - VA - Rose Hill, Lee Co; p.344; ROLL: M593_1658.
59. Census 1880 - VA - Rose Hill, Lee Co; p.290A; ROLL: T9_1375; ED: 47.
60. Census 1900 - TX - Justice Precinct 1, Grayson Co; p.16B; ROLL: T623_1639; ED: 85.
61. Census 1910 - TX - 1 J-Pct, Fannin Co; p.128A; ROLL: T624_1547; ED: 33.
62. Census 1930 - CA - Oakland, Alameda Co; p.9B; ROLL: 105; ED: 134.
63. Census 1870 - VA - Rose Hill, Lee Co; p.344; ROLL: M593_1658.
64. Census 1920 - OK - Britton, Oklahoma Co; p.14B; ROLL: T625_1473; ED: 97.
65. Census 1900 - IA - Kellogg, Jasper Co; p.5A; ROLL: T623_439; ED: 23.
66. Census 1910 - OK - Cimarron Twp, Payne Co; p.24B; ROLL: T624_1269; ED: 185.
67. Census 1930 - OK - Depew, Creek Co; p.6B; ROLL: 1900; ED: 9.
 
Genealogy last updated: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
 
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