Friday, January 8, 2010

Adeline Hodge Orcutt



Adaline Hodge was born on Christmas Day, 1865 in a Creek settlement near Wagoner called Choska Bottoms. Her father, Alvin T. Hodge, was a farmer and judge in the Creek Nation. In an interview by the Tulsa World in 1967, she stated, “He owned just about all of Tulsa (county). I mean the land. We could take our allotment anywhere we wanted.”

Adaline attended the historical Tullahasse Creek Mission that Reverend R.M. Loughridge had established in 1850. While there, she was elected to travel with the Reverend and his wife to Carlisle, PA on business. They traveled by train and then wagon. Adaline spoke 3 Indian languages and served as an interpreter. This was something many in her family had done.
Her uncle, David M. Hodge, was noted for his translation of the Bible into Creek language, published a dictionary and grammar of the Creek language with Loughridge and served in Washington as a delegate from the Creek Nation. Her sister, Clarissa Hodge Perryman Richards, once owned the land where Hillcrest Hospital now stands.
Adeline’s cousin was Lilah Lindsey; both of them were members of the Perryman Family. Both were great contributors to the city of Tulsa and their Creek heritage.

11 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great post.

Vik said...

Somewhere in Tulsa there is an elementary school named after Lilah Lindsey, or umm there used to be.

Pat Hodge said...

Hi Adeline, My name is Pat Hodge I married Dale Hodge who grandfather was Elam Hodge his uncle'd were Alvin & David Hodge, I'm Doing the Hodge family tree. I all ready found your family Orcutt and all of the Hodge family. What history the Hodge family had in Tulsa. Dale is enjoying see what his family did in Tulsa. I'm sure glad that I found you. I would really like to hear from you. Thank you for your time. Pat Hodge California

Anonymous said...

You should see John A. Hodge of Welling, Oklahoma. I am a descendant of Adeline and Adolphis.
Paula Barnoskie (Orcutt)

Dale Hodge said...

My name is Dale W. Hodge and I am interested to find out if there any connection or any information on my Hodge family to the Hodge family done by Pat Hodge.

My genealogy includes Pleasant
Abner Hodge b. 1820, Columbus Lafayette Hodge 1856-1934, Roscoe Edgar Hodge 1886-1963 and Ernest W. Hodge 1915-1985. My email is dalehodge@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

I am Herbert Hugh Orcutt, a direct decendant of Col. A.D. & Adaline Orcutt. I live in Claremore Oklahoma, 45 yrs old, and am a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. I have an ancestry.com account and have the Orcutt <- Hodge/Perryman/Burgess line traced back pretty far. If anyone would like some help or further info please contact me at antiquephotons AT yahoo DOT com.

Anonymous said...

She was my Great Grandmother with sadness I have to report my aunt Wanda has passed away last night. Wanda Orcutt of Texas.
Archie K Wright

Anonymous said...

Hi all. My mother is the dtr of Alvin Hodge Orcutt, son of Adeline Warfield Hodge Orcutt. Also, sister to Wanda, who just passed on. We, too, have lots of geneological information, so if anyone is interested contact me on FB...Donna Warfield Smith.

Anonymous said...

Wanda was my Great great grandmother. My name is Josh Jones.

Anonymous said...

Great grandmother. Not great great.

Harland Lawler said...

my great grandfather was Roscoe Edgar