Charles Cohee

Charles Cohee


Grandson of James Logan Colbert

Charles Cohee, President of the Chickasaw Freedmenís Association, ( from the works of Daniel Littlefield) "Although there were explicit laws forbidding free blacks to remain in the Nation, there were exceptions to the law. A prime example was Charles Cohee, Sr , a free man of part-Chickasaw blood, who removed with the Chickasaws in 1837 and later acted as an interpreter.

Charles Cohee is buried in the CALVARY OR DAWES ACADEMY CEMETERY a black cemetery located on the grounds of Calvary Church, Range 2E, Township 3S, Section 1. The cemetery is at the end of Calvary road. It was first called Dawes Academy Cemetery and was named after a pioneer woman by the name of Dawes who started an academy on the site for black students (Gene Autry, Oklahoma).  Many of his children and descendants are buried on Cohee land known as COBB CEMETERY a small black cemetery in the north part of the county in Range 1E, Township 2S, Section 35. It a quarter of a mile south of Pitt road and it is still an active cemetery (Springer, Oklahoma Original Land Allotment).


Descendants of Charles Cohee Sr., son of Lydia Colbert

Generation No. 1

LYDIA3 COLBERT  (JAMES2, JAMES LOGAN1) was born Bef. 1830.  She married PERRY COHEE. 
Children of LYDIA COLBERT and PERRY COHEE are:
               i.   CHARLES COHEE4 SR..
               ii.   HARRIET COHEE..


Generation No. 2

CHARLES COHEE4 SR. (LYDIA3 COLBERT, JAMES2, JAMES LOGAN1)  He married MARY
Child of CHARLES SR. and MARY is:
         i.   CHARLES COHEE5 JR., b. Chickasaw Nation enrollment  Freedmen # 620.


Generation No. 3

CHARLES COHEE5 JR. (CHARLES COHEE4 SR., LYDIA3 COLBERT, JAMES2, JAMES LOGAN1) was born in Chickasaw Nation enrollment  Freedmen # 620.  He married SALLY COBB, daughter of DICK COBB and LUCY.  She was born 1846.

Children of CHARLES JR. and SALLY COBB are:
  i.   WILLIE W6 COHEE, b. 1883, Chickasaw Nation enrollment  Freedmen # 622.
 ii.  MATTIE COHEE, b. 1885, Chickasaw Nation enrollment  Freedmen # 623.
iii.  BERTHA COHEE, b. 1887, Chickasaw Nation enrollment  Freedmen # 624.
iv.   LILLIAN COHEE, b. 1892, Chickasaw Nation enrollment  Freedmen # 625
v.   LAFAYETTE COHEE, b. Chickasaw Nation enrollment Freedmen # 2852
vi.   ROSE COHEE
vii.   CORNELIUS COHEE.
viii.   ELIZABETH COHEE.
ix.   TOM COHEE.
x.   LUCY COHEE.
xi.   CHARLEY COHEE.


Generation No. 4

LAFAYETTE6 COHEE (CHARLES COHEE5 JR., CHARLES COHEE4 SR., LYDIA3 COLBERT, JAMES2, JAMES LOGAN1) was born in Chickasaw Nation enrollment Freedmen # 2852.  He married AMANDA.  She was born in Chickasaw Nation enrollment Freedmen # 2853..
Children of LAFAYETTE COHEE and AMANDA are:
i.   CALVIN7 COHEE, b. Chickasaw Nation enrollment Freedmen # 2854.
ii.   ERNEST COHEE, b. Chickasaw Nation enrollment Freedmen # 2855.
iii.   PERRY COHEE, b. Chickasaw Nation enrollment  Freedmen # 2856.
iv.   HENRY COHEE, b. Chickasaw Nation enrollment Freedmen # 2857.
v.   CHARLIE COHEE, b. Chickasaw Nation enrollment Freedmen # 2858.
vi.   LEORA ELIZABETH COHEE, b. Chickasaw Nation enrollment  Freedmen # 2859.


Generation No. 5

CALVIN7 COHEE (LAFAYETTE6, CHARLES COHEE5 JR., CHARLES COHEE4 SR., LYDIA3 COLBERT, JAMES2, JAMES LOGAN1) was born in Chickasaw Nation enrollment Freedmen # 2854.  He married LEATHA KIMBALE.  She was born in Chickasaw Nation enrollment card 3725 Freedmen # 1776.
Children of CALVIN COHEE and LEATHA KIMBALE are:
 i.   MELVIN C.8 COHEE, b. May 11, 1919; d. April 19, 2003.
  ii.   OPAL COHEE.
 iii.   MYRTLE COHEE.


Generation No. 6

MELVIN C.8 COHEE (CALVIN7, LAFAYETTE6, CHARLES COHEE5 JR., CHARLES COHEE4 SR., LYDIA3 COLBERT, JAMES2, JAMES LOGAN1) was born May 11, 1919, and died April 19, 2003.  He married CAUDIE MAE DENSON, daughter of NICHOLAS DENSON and JULIE MOORE.  She was born 1917.
Children of MELVIN COHEE and CAUDIE DENSON are:
i.   MARGIE9 COHEE.
ii.   HELEN COHEE.
iii.   RICHARD COHEE.
iv.   MARY COHEE