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A granddaughter of Dora Owl Palmer, Barbara Vicknair, attended the 1975 reunion of the Owl family where approximately 200 descendents of Nettie and Solomon Owl gathered. Nettie and Solomon had 12 children - 8 boys and 4 girls. Neal Owl died in 1949 at the age of 47. All of the Owl children from Oklahoma attended the 1960 reunion except Theodore. At least one of the men in red shirts in the Owl Family Photo is a son of Theodore Owl.

The following article appeared in the Cherokee One Feather in 1975.

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The Legend of Abraham Enloe - The Harshaw Cemetery in Murphy, North Carolina holds the grave of Abram Enloe, alleged natural father of President Abraham Lincoln. Click on the links below to learn more:

Wesley Enloe and Abraham Lincoln

Cherokee County Newspaper Gleanings - 1874-1915. Excerpts from the Cherokee Herald, Murphy Advance and The Cherokee Scout compiled and contributed by Caleb Teffeteller.

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