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William Boykin Pitchlynn, Sr., Hon. Judge, Captain

Birthplace: Choctaw Nation, Lowndes, MS, USA
Death: Died in South McAlester, Tobucksy, Indian Territory (Oklahoma), USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph C. Pitchlynn, Iksa Hachotukni and Eve Pitchlynn / Riddle
Husband of Rhoda Pitchlynn; Elsie Pitchlynn and Hanna Switzer / Pitchlynn / Bell
Father of Joseph Burney Pitchlynn; Louisa Crowder; Simpson William Pitchlynn; Malvina Sittel; Alice P. Lester and 5 others
Half brother of Susan Cheadle; Martha Jane Edmonds / Chapin / White; Sarah Ann James / Cooper; Margaret Nail / Johnson; Andrew J Riddle and 3 others

Occupation: Chief of the Choctaw Nation, Judge, Captain Confederate Army, Choctaw and Chickasaw Mounted Rifles
Managed by: Erin Spiceland
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About William Boykin Pitchlynn, Sr., Hon. Judge, Captain


Attended The Choctaw Academy was established in Scott County, KY in 1838.

"William B. Pitchlynn according to a court case in the Chickasaw records, William B. Pitchlynn married Elsie the daughter of She-Mo-Ti-Ci-Cha and they had three children. William B. Pitchlynn was politically active in the tribe and a lot of history is in his family. This William B. Pitchlynn and Elsie were the parents of my grandmother Melvina Pitchlynn Sittel. There is a file I believe at the University Western History Library on Sittel’s. In some way Sittel and William B Pitchlynn were involved in founding the town of McAlester and one of their oldest residents, Peter P. Pitchlynn was my great grandfathers uncle and served as Chief of the Choctaw from 1864 to 1866. He moved to Eagletown in 1834 and opened a large plantation on the east bank of the Mountain Fork River near his brother-in-law. Calvin Howell. He was active in Choctaw government and had a part in creating all the Choctaw constitutions. He was the major author of the Choctaw National Educational Act of 1842, which established a national school system. Peter P. Pitchlynn represented the Choctaws in Washington for almost a quarter of a century. He died there and is buried in the Congressional Cemetery. I’m sorry I can’t remember or find more information. Mother didn’t always write things down, and she and dad have been dead a long time and I can’t remember as good as I used to. For the life of me I can’t find my brothers or any roll no. Any place.. I remember mother saying she had to take time to get my brother Farish registered before they stop enrolling the children. My parents had seven children.

Six boys and me. James my older brother I cant remember the year he was born it seems he was 2 years older than I, is deceased. My birthday is March 13 1919. Farish born 1921 now deceased. Estul born 1924 now deceased. Thomas born 1928 lives in Van Buren Ark."

William B. Pitchlynn is listed elsewhere on the internet as being the son of John Pitchlynn and brother of Peter P. Pitchlynn, Jr. This is incorrect. He was the grandson of John who is mentioned in his will as the son of Joseph.

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William Boykin Pitchlynn, Sr., Hon. Judge, Captain's Timeline

June 29, 1823
Lowndes, MS, USA
Age 17
Mississippi, United States
Age 19
Age 23
Age 34
November 3, 1869
Age 46
McAlester, Pittsburg, OK, USA
Age 47
Age 49
Pittsburg, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, United States
July 1878
Age 55
December 22, 1880
Age 57
McAlester, Choctaw Nation