African-Native American Genealogy Forum
Re: Sarah Rector, Creek Freedman
In Response To: Sarah Rector, Creek Freedman ()
Gwen, It was good talking with you and I too share your passion for research. For about 10 years, I have been conducting research on Miss Sarah Rector, Creek Freedman. I have traveled to Oklahoma City twice and to the Dallas National Archives in search of information on her. She has been the subject of many lectures across the country and a small piece about Sarah was included in a book called "Homer B. Roberts: An Extraordinary Man" by Rusty Restuccia. The book is about Homer B. Roberts, a Kansas Citian thought to be the first black automobile dealer in the U.S. The connection is that one of Roberts' partners, Kenneth Campbell, was married to Sarah Rector during the 1920s.
I have been in contact with the Rector family including Sarah's daughter-in-law, granddaughters and only living sister-in-law, as well as several nieces and nephews.
My intent is to publish a biography on Sarah Rector so any information would be greatly appreciated.
I am aware of the story of how she obtained her land and also much of her life in Kansas City. Any aspects of guardianships, other relatives that lived in Oklahoma and their relationships, newspaper articles and photographs of her home, if it still exists, or any historical places in Taft or Muskogee would be greatly appreciated.