David Folsom, Col. , Chief to the Choctaw Nation (1791 - 1847) MP

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Birthplace: Pigeon Roost, MS
Death: Died in Doaksville, Indian Territory
Occupation: digital.library.okstate.edu/.../v004p055.html
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About David Folsom, Col. , Chief to the Choctaw Nation

              We are exceedingly tried. We have just heard of the ratification of the Choctaw treaty. Our doom is sealed. There is no other course for us but to turn our faces to our new homes toward the setting sun. 
                                                                  Col David Folsom

Colonel David Folsom was District Chief of the Middle or Mosholetvbbi from April, 1826, to March, 1830. He emigrated to Indian Territory and located at Doaksville, in what is now Choctaw County, Oklahoma, and died and was buried there. He was born on January 25, 1791, in Mississippi, and died on September 27, 1847. He was a son of Nathaniel Folsom, a white man. His mother was a niece of Miko Puscus, a full blood Choctaw, and a hereditary chief of some Choctaw clan. Possibly he was a brother of Miko Homastvbbi, father of Mosholetvbbi, and if that be true, then Mosholetvbbi was correct when he called Peter P. Pitchlynn his nephew, John Pitchlynn, father of Peter P. Pitchlynn having married Col. David Folsom's sister, Rhoda. After the death of Col. David Folsom's mother, his father, Nathaniel Folsom, married her sister, and was the father of two large sets of children, twenty-four in all.

Concerning Nathaniel Folsom's children, many of their birthdates are not known or are only guesses. It is not really known the order in which they were born, nor the mother to whom they were born. We know that I-Ah-Ne-Cha had 1 girl and 7 boys and that I-Ne-Chi-Hoyo had 10 boys and 7 girls.

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David Folsom, Col. , Chief to the Choctaw Nation's Timeline

1791
January 25, 1791
Pigeon Roost, MS
1807
1807
Age 15
1809
1809
Age 17
1812
1812
Age 20
1814
1814
Age 22
1817
1817
Age 25
1839
1839
Age 47
Indian Territory, OK
1847
September 24, 1847
Age 56
Doaksville, Indian Territory
2009
May, 2009
Age 56
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