Mr. John T. Pitchlynn owned about 650.8 acres at this location. On an old survey map from 1870, this parcel of land was known as the Pitchlynn fields. (Section 22, township 2N and Range 1 E; Section 22, overlapping into section 16 N and 28 S). Today, the Shirley family controls and owns this area of Garvin county.
John T. Pitchlynn, a Chickasaw, was the son of Senator Thomas Jefferson Pitchlynn and Mary Susan Allen (a Chickasaw), and the nephew of Choctaw Chief Peter Perkins Pitchlynn. John T's third wife was Lavina Colbert, a Chickasaw, the daughter of Hoseph Colvert of the Chickasaw Nation. After the death of John T., Lavina Colbert Pitchlynn married Perry Froman, a cattle rancher who settled in the area. John T. Pitchlynn's grave is one of the oldest in the county, over 133 years old.
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