This blog was originally set-up for the Tri-State Genealogical Society. Under the new leadership, this blog and the original web site are no longer officially recognized by the society; however, it is continuing to be maintained by its creator, John G. West.
' Don Counts sent me this very neat tombstone artwork:
See the buffalo? Made using the letters of the surname of this Native American of the Cherokee Nation.
Bartholomew "Bart" Gipson was born in Cherokee County, Oklahoma 25 July 1951. He died in Vanderburgh County, Indiana 26 March 2009 (burial in Evansville Lutheran Cemetery). Living in Evansville for 30 years, working as a Social Worker (according to his obituary, as posted in the Browning Database).
[Note: in his obituary some of the family members last name was spelled "Gibson" instead of "Gipson." - JGW]