The Perrymans and The Hodges

Of Early Tulsa, Indian Territory

Submitted by: Family of Elam Hodge

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There were three brothers David, Alvin and Elam Hodge, descendants of the Perrymans, were from another prominent Creek Indian family who were large landholders in the area when Tulsa was new and they also made notable contributions to the development of early Tulsa. At the time of allotments of the Indians' land, the Hodges and Perrymans acquired most of the land adjoining Tulsa on the South and east. But not all of the Indians of early Tulsa who were large landowners lived out their lives in wealth and comfort.

One of the Hodge brothers is an example of the sad fate that can change a prince into a pauper. He who owned the city of Tulsa-now buried as a pauper.

This article was in Tulsa daily World 1933: "This pauper's grave cost the county $35 lies the body of a man who could have been worth $100.000.000. This man Elam Hodge was a man who might have been king of Tulsa he died at the poor farm on August 5. 1929 at the age of 77 yrs."

With him was buried the grandeur of a once mighty name that didn't even make it to your web site. [My apologies to the Hodge family. I have not run across the Hodges in my Tulsa research. LHD]

Three brothers Elam, David, Alvin Hodge, Creek Indians, by deed of government allotments came into possession of 2,000 acres of what is now downtown Tulsa.

Thank you for your time. Family of Elam Hodge

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