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Re: Rentie family, Creek Freedmen

Hi! Thanks for telling us Phyliss was over 90 years old at the 1900 Census (which must have been the Dawes Indian Roll Call). This "Age Reveal" puts her way back to maybe being on the Dunn Indian Roll Call and right smack in the middle of the original Warrior Rentie and Rentie Mcintosh Mystery. If the names "Warrior", "Renty", "Mcintosh" (of which some Soldier/Officers of that very same name fought in the Civil War in Indian Territory), and of course "Rentie" allude to the same Man, then it would sure clear up a lot of questions.
I'm releasing a small excerpt Written Doctrine from my Great Uncle Joseph Rentie "telling it like it was" from his Recollections on The Renties. Please remember to give My Great Cousin Cheryl Rentie (Daughter of my Great Uncle Peach Rentie who was the Son of Benjamin Franklin Rentie) all the credit for compiling Great Uncle Joseph's Family Writings along with her own Rentie thoughts & recollections going forward clear to the 1990's. --
From Cheryl Rentie's Collections of Joseph Rentie's Writings! -
WARRIOR RENTIE I, was born in 1802, in the INDIAN CREEK NATION, what is now called Alabama. WARRIOR was educated in England to teach white Children (if you watched the movie about president Jefferson, note that he sent his slaves to England to be educated to assist in teaching the white children. I can assume that he was a slave until he ran away). WARRIOR ran away to Missouri where he had his first Son PICKETT RENTIE I in 1832. Civil War History shows that PICKETT RENTIE I had a brother named CHARLES that listed in the Union Army. (There is no other mention of him in our history, I can only assume he died very young in the war)
PICKETT I, ran away and joined the Union Army. His wife/mistress took the four boys (WILLIAM I, MORRIS, ISLAND AND WARRIOR II) and fled to the south and located on the Red River. In PICKETT I’s first battle the south over ran the Union, it was a great slaughter, near what is now Wagoner, Oklahoma. PICKETT was reported missing in action but he miraculously escaped death by falling behind a log. He lay there and the South soldiers passed over him for dead. When everything was clear, he returned to his company and they regrouped to come back and defeat the South so badly at Honey Springs, Indian Territory, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Honey_Springs) that the South was not able to fight another battle and this ended the Civil War. This was the first time Blacks took part in the war. When the war was over PICKETT returned to Ft. Homes Alabama where his Mother lived and she was afraid of him because she thought he was dead. She told PICKETT where he could find his family and He found them in INDIAN TERRITORY and they relocated near Fort Gibson, Indian Territory and finished raising their family. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Gibson).
PICKETT RENTIE I and wife and four sons named WILLIAM RENTIE I, MORRIS RENTIE I, ISLAND RENTIE(born 1856) AND WARRIOR RENTIE II.---

So I stopped here because most of us each have our own recollections as to what happens next in the "following ons" of The Renties.
Donald, hope you can see that Warrior Rentie starts out from Alabama and runs off to Missouri. Is Warrior Rentie also at Fort Homes Alabama when Pickett's Mother (who again?) tells Pickett Rentie, who has just survived the Battle of Honey Springs, that his own Family is alive and well at Fort Gibson in Indian Territory! Uncle Joseph sure thinks Island Rentie is Pickett's Son!
Thus, I believe the Name Word "Roley" could be a dixlesic spell of the word "Warrior". I bet the word "Renty" simply got created by everyone from Whites, Blacks, & Indians saying the name "Rentie" all over the Roll Call Place. And then I dare say the name "Mcintosh" is probably a First Name (and not a last name) of Warrior Rentie himself (born in 1802). Folks may have given him the nickname of "Warrior" probably very early on since the Mcintosh Name was being wielded by Officer/Generals of The Confederate South.
Good God Amighty, I may have to "drop" down some money and join some of these Genealogical Sites that have access to the Dunn and Dawes Records, and "Catch Up" with you and Charles Gibson!

Your Designer, Tuck John Porter a.k.a. #DesignerTJP
Ps - Below is a cool pic of Island Rentie's House (our Rentie Clan called it Big Papa's House) that stood on 24th Street in Muskogee Oklahoma clear up until the 1920's !


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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