The 79th US Colored Infantry   

Surnames from the Soldiers Who Served

This list is placed here on the African-NativeAmerican page, because of the fact that many soldiers who served in the 79th US Colored Infantry were slaves from Indian Territory.  The family historian is encouraged to look at all possible sources of information, and when one is researching Indian Territory history, the Civil War is a crucial chapter.  There were many battles that involved black soldiers from the Civil War, and thus learning about the impact of the War in the nation where one's ancestors lived is essential. 

Thus, Civil War records are just as important as the Freedman rolls, the rolls by blood, and the payment annuity rolls. These names reflect the names of many who served in this regiment that was originally designated as the 1st Kansas Colored. This unit has a very distinguished history, and any Freedman researcher should become familiar with the history of the 79th US Colored Infantry, the 83rd US Colored Infantry, the 1st & 2nd Kansas Colored, and the Indian Home Guards. To ignore these valuable records in one's family history is to blatantly ignore a vital chapter in American History, Oklahoma History, Indian Territory history and the family history.

Avoid thePitfall It is critical that the researcher avoid one of the more  typical  pitfalls of "Native American" research.  Often one gets side-tracked into the "find the-Indian-no-matter-what" search, and one loses sight of the purpose of family history research. The purpose is to find one's ancestors no matter who and no matter what they were. The fact is, that there were many blacks in the Five "Civilized" Tribes. Many had Indian blood. Many did not. The same can be said for those who will find a slave owner who was also an ancestor. Some of the slave owners were white, who had married into the nations, and others were Indian.

To simply research for blood often takes the researcher down a dangerous path of neglecting vital family history. The genealogical search then becomes fragmented, and incomplete.  Hopefully the quest for the entire story, will always be in focus. The "blood" will appear if it is there and if it was recorded. The story however, is still significant if it does not appear. To abandon the search because "Indian blood" is not listed, OR-----greater still to choose to ONLY research the ancestors with the Indian blood is a travesty in terms of ancestral research. It gives credence to the fallacy of "lesser" or "impure" blood of the African. This can be avoided by keeping the quest for true knowledge in the forefront of one's genealogy efforts.

However, blood is not the issue in genealogy.  HISTORY is the issue.  On the other hand, blood is an issue in politics-----as tribal enrollment will reveal, and 20th century politics from South Africa will reveal.  Genealogy however, involves an objective search-----a methodical objective study of records from many sources -- geographical, historical, legal, educational, federal, and many more.

This list, therefore is being provided as a possible pointer for those looking for ancestors from Indian Territory. The soldiers from the 83rd US Colored Infantry, and from the Indian Home Guards will also be added.  Not all of these soldiers and surnames were from Indian Territory. However, many of them were. To make use of this list one should research the records of the 79th, USCT.

Surnames of Soldiers of the 79th U.S. Colored Infantry

Adams
Adason
Adison
Agleson
Alexander
Allen
Alston
Anderson
Andrew
Archer
Ards
Armstrong
Asberry
Ashby
Atkins
Atkinson
Austin
Bailey
Baird
Ball
Ballow
Banks
Bannon
Barber
Barclay
Barnes
Barnett
Barton
Baskville
Bass
Bassett
Bates
Battees
Batts
Baxter
Beal
Beam
Bean
Bear
Beck
Bedford
Beechump
Bell
Bellus
Belt
Benton
Bernard
Berry
Biggerstoff
Biggs
Bird
Birman
Black
Blackwood
Blair
Bland
Blane
Blidson
Bolden
Boler
Bonten
Booth
Boster
Boswell
Bowers
Bowleggs
Bowler
Bowles
Bowman
Boyd
Bracher
Bradford
Bradley
Brady
Branch
Bratcher
Breedlove
Brewer
Brice
Briggs
Bright
Broadhunt
Brookens
Brooks
Brown (more than 10)
Browning
Bruce
Bruner
Buckner
Burdan
Burgis
Burnam
Burns
Burr
Burris
Burton
Bushnell
Butler
Calaver
Calaway
Caldtrain
Calva
Calvia
Cambell
Campbell
Captain
Carey
Carneal
Carnell
Carper
Carpin
Carr
Carras
Carreas
Caffrey
Carson
Carter
Cartright
Cary
Casey
Cates
Cattucca
Cavanaugh
Cave
Cawtaucca
Chandler
Cheek
Childs
Christopher
Clark (more than 10)
Clarke
Clarkson
Clay
Clayton
Clemens
Clements
Cloud
Cockerel
Coffey
Colbern
Colburn
Coldtrain
Coleman
Collins
Colman
Colston
Coltrain
Columbus
Combs
Comes
Comiger
Compton
Connell
Cook
Combs
Cooper
Copeland
Coper
Cordes
Corey
Cornell
Costin
Coultrain
Cox
Cragg
Craig
Crain
Crane
Craps
Craton
Crawford
Crayton
Crenshaw
Creps
Cresy
Crew
Critendon
Crittenden
Cudgo
Cudjo
Culberson
Curnill
Curnnill
Currey
Curry
Curtis
Curssicke
Cuthica
Cuttica
Cutttuea
Cuttueca
Dallas
Dandridge
Daniels
Davenport
David
Davidson
Davis (more than 15)
Dayton
DeBell
DeShay
Dean
Dear
Dellam
Dempsey
Denisan
Dennis
Dennison
Denny
Derrett
Dewley
Dial
Dickenson
Dickerson
Dickins
Dickinson
Dillam
Dillian
Dimmery
Dixon
Doane
Dobson
Dodson
Doherty
Donaldson
Donelson
Donnell
Donon
Dorsy
Dougherty
Downing
Doxsay
Dressing
Dressum
Drew
Drisdom
Dudley
Duly
Dunbar
Duncan
Dunkin
Duvall
Dyer
Earle
Easley
Easly
Edgerton
Edinston
Edward
Edwards
Eggleson
Elicks
Elliott
Ellis
Emery
English      
Ensor
Ephraim
Estel
Estiss
Evans
Ewing
Farenater
Farmer
Farral
Farrall
Farrell
Fawkes
Ferguson
Field
Fielding
Fields
Fife
Fine
Finhutka
Firstol
Fisher
Flin
Fondro
Ford
Foreman
Fortner
Foster
Fouks   
Fox
Francis
Franklin
Freeman
Freemont
French
Fugit
Fulkerson
Fulkinson
Fyan
Gaines
Gale
Gamble
Gange
Gardner
Garland
Garth
Gash
Gee
Generals
George
Gibbons
Gibson
Gidd
Gifford
Gilbert
Gilmore
Glass
God
Goff
Golden
Gonge
Gooding
Gordner
Gordon
Gouge
Gowans
Gragg
Graham
Grandison
Grandson
Grant
Grason
Grayton
Gray
Grayson
Green
Greenbury
Greenwood
Greer
Gregg
Grey
Griffin
Grimer
Grimes
Grimmit
Grisby
Grissim
Groseheart
Gross
Grosshart
Guest
Gully
Hackley
Hackly
Hackwell
Haden
Hadridge
Haines
Hale
Hall
Halley
Hamilton
Hammond
Hanks
Hardridge
Harrid
Harrington
Harris
Harrison
Harrod
Harvey
Hathaway
Hawkinds
Hayden
Haywood
Hazeling
Hedgepath
Hedgpath
Hedrick
Helm
Helms
Henderson
Hendspelt
Henry
Herrod
Hews
Hewston
Hickcock
Hickman
Higgins
Hightower
Hill
Hines
Hinton
Hipple
Hitchcock
Hobson
Hogan
Hoge
Hoglin
Holden
Holley
Holmes
Holms
Holt
Holten
Holton
Homan
Hopkins
House
Houston
Howard
Howatter
Howell
Howitzer
Hoye
Huddleson
Huddleston
Hueston
Huffington
Hughs
Hunter
Hurley
Hutchins
Hutchinson
Hyden
Hytower
Iland
Irvin
Irwin
Isence
Isenes
Island
Jackson (more than 20)
Jacobs
James
Janes
Jefferson
Jenkins
Jennings
Jennison
Jermison
Jessee
John
Johnson (more than 35)
Johnston
Jonah
Jones
Jourdan
Keen
Kelley
Kelly
Kerchabell
Kerchibald
Kernell
Kerr
King
Kinzie
Kirchibald
Knight
Lacey
Lacy
Lamb
Landers
Landon
Landrum
Landum
Lane
Larnum
Lasley
Lawson
Leacy
Lecher
Lee
Leggate
Lemmons
Letcher
Lewis (more than 10)
Lighter
Lightner
Lilly
Lincoln
Lindsey
Link
Linn
Little
Lock
Lockerman
Lockett
Logan
London
Long
Lovelace
Lovlace
Lowe
Lowery
Lynch
Lyon
Lyons
Mack
Mackey
Mackner
Macy
Madden
Maddox
Madison
Magness
Mallory
Markham
Marks
Marmaduke
Marrion
Marshall
Martin
Mason
Mathews
Matthews
Maye
Mayo
Mays
McAdew
McCarter
McClure
McConnic
McDonald
McFarland
McFeeley
McGinnis
McGowell
McGraw
McIntosh
McKenzie
McKinney
McKinsey
McManis
McMurty
McNair
McNeal
McNeil
McQueen
McSpandling
McThompson
McWilliams
Means
Melter
Melton
Merrill
Merriman
Miller
Miner
Minor
Mitchell
Monin
Monroe
Montgomery
Mobile
Mockett
Monday
Monin
Monroe
Montgomery
Moody
Moore
Moppin
More
Morgan
Morris
Mortin
Morton
Mosby
Moseby
Moses
Murphy
Murray
Murry
Muscrow
Musgrove
Myers
Nave
Naylor
Neal
Neberry
Neel
Nelson
Newberry
Newby
Nicholas
Nicholls
Nichols
Noble
Nobles
Nolan
Nolin
O'Bannon
Oldham
Olmstead
Otis
Otterbridge
Over
Overdear
Oveton
Pain
Palmer
Parker
Parks
Paro
Patent
Patterson
Payne
Payton
Peal
Pee
Peevely
Peeverly
Pennel
Peppin
Peppins
Perkins
Perrin
Perry
Petta
Petty
Peyton
Phillips
Pickens
Picket
Picking
Piellaim
Piercon
Pierson
Pinket
Pitman
Pitts
Pleasant
Poindexter
Pointer
Polk
Pollard
Pondexter
Pope
Porter
Potter
Powells
Powels
Powers
Prater
Preston
Price
Prophet
Pryor
Pucket
Pulliam
Pullam
Quail
Ralston
Ramsey
Randolpsh
Ranken
Rankins
Ransom
Rasmus
Raynard
Read
Redman
Reed
Reese
Retherford
Reynard
Reynard
Reynolds
Rhodes
Rice
Richardson
Richison
Rider
Ridings
Riggs
Riley
Roach
Roan
Robert
Roberts
Robinson
Rodgers
Rogers
Roggers
Rose
Ross
Rucker
Ruffin
Ruler
Russel
Russell
Rutherford
Ryden
Sally
Samuels
Sanders
Saunders
Saviers
Sawyer
Says
Scales
Scantling
Scott
Searle
Selectman
Sells
Sewell
Shackelford
Shelby
Sheldon
Shepard
Shephard
Shields
Shoals
Simaton
Simms
Simpson
Sinkler
Sipe
Skinner
Smallwood
Smart
Smith (More than 25)
Smithers
Snead
Soloman
South
Sparks
Speaker
Spencer
Standers
Star
Starr
Steel
Stevens
Stevenson
Stevison
Stewart
Stillman
Stinman
Stogden
Stokes
Stone
Stonestreet
Stopp
Stramphey
Strander
Stratton
Straws
Sutherland
Sutton
Sweeney
Swink
Sydner
Sylvester
Talbert
Talbott
Tall
Tarewater
Taylor (More than 10)
Tenney
Terrill
Thacher
Thiru
Thomas
Thompson
Thornton
Thrasby
Thrasher
Tibb
Tiddom
Tilton
Todd
Toliver
Toll
Tompson
Topping
Townsend
Trotter
True
Tucker
Turner
Turpin
Tutt
Tyler
Van
Van Buren
Vanhorn
Vann
Vaughn
Vinson
Voites
Vottis
Waddle
Wadkins
Walker
Wallace
Ward
Ware
Warfield
Warren
Washington (More than 20)
Wasson
Waters
Watkins
Watson
Wayne
Weaver
Webb
Welch
Wesley
Whalen
Wheeler
White
Whitington
Whitmire
Whittaker
Wilder
Wiley
Wilkerson
Wilkinson
William
Williams (More than 20)
Willis
Wilson
Winchester
Wines
Winfield
Winser
Wise
Wood
Woodley
Woodrow
Woods
Woodson
Woolridge
Wright
Wyatt
Wyer
Yager
Yancier
Yaunt
Yeager
Yell
Yokum
Yorkman
Young
Yount
Yunt

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