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    Colbert is also known as: Bryan County / Colbert town.

    History

    It was incorporated in 1939. The town was named after Benjamin "Frank" Franklin Colbert (1826/1828-1893), a Chickasaw and great-grandson of the Scots trader James Logan Colbert and his Chickasaw wife Minta Hoye, who had five sons. Frank Colbert migrated from Mississippi to Indian Territory in 1846, and founded a large family there. He was a great-grandson of James Logan Colbert and his Chickasaw wife Minta Hoye. As the Chickasaw had a matrilineal system, they considered children to be born into the mother's clan; those with multicultural ancestry were also accepted into the mother's clan. Sons gained hereditary leadership positions through their mother's people. Generations of mixed-race Colbert men were prominent leaders among the Chickasaw for most of the 19th century. In 1853 Colbert established a ferry across the Red River to help provide passage for travelers and settlers. The Colbert's Ferry landing site is on the National Register of Historic Places. He became a successful cotton planter and owned 25 slaves before the American Civil War broke out. Because of his...

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All Funeral Homes in Colbert
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American Funeral Service
107 Burney St Send flowers
Colbert, OK 74733


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Cunnlngham Funeral Home
113 Burney St Send flowers
Colbert, OK 74733