"Winchester"Colbert was my (4th-Gf) he lived at Pontonic(Frisco) at the time of the Civil War He and 5 of his children are buried there,at two and 1/2 miles West of Friso-Pleasant Hill Cem. After the war he moved to Atoka due to much stealing at Frisco,he lived there a number of years,but returned to Frisco and lived with his son in his later years.
Humphrey Colbert Born 1842 on the North Fork close to the Canadian River in the Creek Nation at that time.
He was a Lt in 1862 of the Chickasaw Battalion for Col Lem Reynolds(L Reynolds was a 3/4 chickasaw well known in the Chickasaw Nation) he served two years.He also had lived with his father their at(Pontotic) and in 1860 he married.
He had been the Sheriff in 1865,Judge in 1866,at Pontonic,and other positions. He was listed as a 3/4 blood on the Dawes list and choose a allotment to be buried by his father-B-1810 D 1880-(Winchester Colbert) and was. (H.Colbert-D.1913) Colbert Family Cem.(Both) listed in 1901 by Stonewall surveyer.also alive family member in 1940 interview.
O.H.S. Vol 18 gives a bio of him and his wife Annica Kemp is buried at/near Oil Spring many people jump to the conclusion that he was there at the time of the Civil War,and buried there but that is completely false.
I can prove it with some 40 pages of information on this family- H.F O'Beirne book, O.H.S,Pontotoc Historial Society & others.
In 1853, the Chickasaw Council appointed a committee consisting of Davis James,Johnson Perry, and Winchester Colbert to let contract and take bonds on Colbert Insititute location Perryville.It was at this time he moved to this area. His home was located abt 15-20 miles West of Perryville. Vol 7 Pontotic Quarterly # 2 page 5.
Had he been home at the time of the Fed. (Phillips)troops invasion, I am sure he would have been arrested and told to surrendered the same fate as Ross had.
He must of been tipped off just prior to their being there as he did fearing for his,and his families safety fled to Texas-(1864) I do not know if this was- Day's or Hour's before this happpened? He is related to the Colbert's who ran the Red River crossing-in 1860 abt 30% of the entire Chickasaw tribe was some how related to a Colbert,many had Muti-Wife's from the old customs.Some-Colberts also lived in Tx. I can give complete Bio with referances but this is just the part related to the Civil War-that would be of interest. Thanks.