Old Mill Creek was on the Jack Penner Ranch located in Twp 2 S, R 4 E, Section 3 on the Eastern Murray line. The cemetery is located on Mill Creek originally known as Cherokee Creek. This land belonged to Cyrus Harris, the first Governor of the Chickasaw Nation. Cyrus Harris put a grist mill on the creek and the name changed. Several years ago, the remains of Governor Harris and those of his family were removed to the Drake-Nebo Cemetery some five miles west. The course of Mill Creek had changed to where it was beginning to wash the coffins of the Governor's family away. The town of Mill Creek moved some five miles east to it's present location after the Frisco R.R. came through in 1901. The names below are the only ones that remain in the Old Mill Creek Cemetery. Check the Drake-Nebo cemetery registry for the family of Cyrus Harris. The Penner Family are relatives of Governor Harris. The names below, were taken from the book "Mill Creek, The Life and Times" by Harold Garrison with his permission. (Consult the Drake-Nebo cemetery registry for the Harris family records.)
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|LAST NAME||FIRST MI||BORN||DIED||COMMENTS|
|Carter||John E.||b. March 4, 1861||d. Dec 7, 1887|
|Ellis||L. C.||b. Jan 23, 1897||d. Apr 16, 1897||d/o L. U. & N. B. Ellis|
|Gibson||William A.||b. Jun 14, 1892||d. Sept 18, 189_||s/o W. A. & S. L. Gibson|
|Guy||Eliza J.||b. May 4, 1841||d. Nov 26, 1887||w/o C. H. Heald
|Harrison||Andrew J.||b. Aug 21, 1870||d. Sept 9, 1884||s/o J. P. & E. J. Harrison|
|Heald||James Dawson||b. May 5, 1874||d. Oct 5, 1876|
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