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Re: Shoe Boots - Does anyone have history of this
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From the book, A Naturalist in the Indiand Territory:The Journals of S.W. Woodhouse, 1849-1850 edited by John S. Tomer nad Michael Brodhead, Woodhouse mentions meeting William C. Childers, a trader and ferry operator on the Verdigris R. whose wife was Maria Boots. Childers was said to be "white man" and Maria a "black woman." Their children Napoleon, Ellis and Daniel were enrolled as Creeks but were considered "doubtful"--at least Daniel was anyway, by G.W. Grayson and other Creeks who catagorized him as a freedman with a dangerous temper, a scoundrel, etc. Don't know if that part was true, Grayson usually catagorized his enemies as unworthy scoundrels, etc. and used racial epithets pretty freely in descriptions of people he didn't agree with. I hope this helps.
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