Folsom and other connections to yesterday's post:
Edmund Bohanan was married to Eve Folsom.
John Lewis Napoleon Impson was the son of Malina Folsom and Caleb Impson.
Tryphenia Isadora Impson married Julius C. Hampton, son of Nicholas Hampton and Phoebe Bohannon. Second husband was C. J. Faudree. Some records for Charles J. Faudree list his wife as Tabitha or Tobitha.
Malina was also married to Middleton Mackey. Their daughter, Matilda married Middleton W. Burris, son of Isaac H. Burris. In Middleton’s Indian enrollment application a witness is asked if he knows of any relatives of Isaac H. Burris (died 1901) still living in the area (Coalgate). His reply, “Buster Burris is a relative.” (Bohanan murder: Mrs. Smallwood and a boy named Buster Burris have been arrested as accessories to the crime.)
Lavina Wall Folsom married Edmond Bohanan and then William Smallwood, son of Elisha Smallwood and Eunice Hunter. Benahanta or Benahontobi who is listed with the Bohanans in several documents,was Ben Hunter, William’s grandfather.
I’m not sure which “Mrs. Smallwood” was involved in the murder. Many online family trees differ slightly, so if you have anything to add or change I would love to hear from you.
Dallas Morning News
Note: There is a series of articles about a shooting that took place at a Denison lodging house. George Secoy of I. T. was shot and killed. Frank Fore of Denison was wounded in the arm. Dave Bohanan of I. T. was shot in the hand. Frank killed Secoy and shot Bohanan and Dave shot Frank.
November 16, 1893
Bohanan’s Second Murder
Denison, Texas, Nov. 13- It is reported here that Tandy Folsom, Indian policeman, had been murdered 25 miles northwest of Denison late last night. The killing is said to have been done by Dave Bohanan, now wanted by the authorities for the murder of Deputy U. S. Marshal Ben Foreman at South McAlester several weeks ago. It is thought that Folsom was trying to effect Bohanan’s arrest when the later shot him. (This is a mistake. Tandy Folsom committed suicide in 1900.)
Dallas Morning News
December 19, 1893
Bohanan -McCoy Killing
Caddo, I. T., Dec. 18- Late Saturday evening Dave Bohanan shot and killed Tom McCoy about ten miles from Durant. The following details are obtained from Dave Bohanan:
I went to his home to get my dinner. He was not at home when I got there, but came in a short time. He ate his dinner and then got some whiskey and we took a drink. I then told him that I must go home. He said he would go with me. I told him to go get his horse and we would go. He said, “No, we will hitch your and my horse to the buggy and go together.” I objected, but to please him finally consented. We had not gone far before he began trying to grab my Winchester, saying he could see Nick Kefer, a man with whom he had a shooting scrape a short time ago. He had been drinking for about two weeks and had snakes in his boots. When we got to Tom Hankin’s place we got out of the buggy and while I was not noticing him he grabbed my pistol and stuck it under the band of his pants behind. He then took a small pocket pistol out of his pocket and fired at me three times. I kept out of his way, knowing that he was crazy and thought I was Nick Kefer. He then got hold of a shotgun and as he raised to fire at me I shot him down with my Winchester, the ball taking effect in the left side, killing him instantly. I hated to do it, as he was my friend, but it was in self defense.
After the killing Bohanan remained there until McCoy’s wife came and he got his saddle. Bohanan says he expects to surrender to the Fort Smith officials in January and there stand his trial for the killing of Tom McCoy. He is now on the scout and stays with his friend, but is very careful not to stop with his relative, as it might be the means of his capture.
Dallas Morning News, 1886
Denison, Feb. 2-A sensation of large proportions is promise for tomorrow by the arrest and placing under a bond of $600 of J. E. Crowley, charged with disorderly conduct and assault on Mrs. Anna Bohanan. The case is set for trial in Judge Nevin’s Court, and some twelve or fifteen witnesses are to be examined. Sensational developments are looked for. Russell & Gilbert are for the defense and D. O. House, City Attorney, for the prosecution.
Elsewhere in court report: The Bohanan-Crowley case, set for trial tomorrow has assumed another feature entirely. This afternoon Mr. Crowley, Miss Lillie Bohanan, the 15-year old daughter of Mrs. Anna Bohanan, accompanied by Mrs. Gregery and daughter, met Rev. Mr. Roberts at the Union Depot about 5 o’clock, and took a north-bound train for Mr. Robert’s Gretna Green, in the Nation, where Miss Bohanan and Mr. Crowley are to be married.
Denison, Feb. 3.- Mr. Jack Crowley and Miss Bohanan, who were reported as having left yesterday afternoon for the Nation, accompanied by a minister and friends, were married at Colbert Station last night and returned to this city. The case against Crowley has been continued until next Tuesday and it is the general opinion that it will be settled as Crowley is now Mrs. Bohanan’s son-in-law.
Dallas Morning News
September 3, 1893
Caddo, I. T., Sept. 2- John Bohanan was tried and acquitted on a charge of murder in the Pushmataha district court thirty miles east of here yesterday. About one year ago Bohanan killed his son-in-law near the town of Goodland. The man had killed his wife, Bohanan’s daughter.