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Mose Perryman with wife Lulu, and two of their children - Dot & Cozetta
Rachel Perryman was affectionately known by friends and family simply as Aunt Rachel. Although there is some discrepancy as to her exact date of birth (a 1927 Tulsa World article dates her birth to 1831, though family sources record a date in April of 1846) there is no doubt Rachel lived a long and interesting life. Aunt Rachel passed on February 6, 1933.
Tulsa's first post office is preserved in the Perryman Homestead.
The 100th Anniversary of the Perryman Ranch Homestead was celebrated on Friday, November 5, 2010 -- the date was proclaimed "Perryman Ranch Day" in the state of Oklahoma.
In 1879, George Perryman's ranch house, known as the "White House," at 38th Street and Trenton Ave, was pressed into service as the area's first post office and officially given the name of Tulsa. Josiah Perryman, George's brother, was the first postmaster.
The Perryman Ranch was established before Oklahoma statehood and is the Creek allotment of Mose S. Perryman, son of Tulsa's "First Family," George and Rachel Perryman. The ranch is owned by Robert Trepp, Wally Trepp and Tom Trepp - sons of Monetta Trepp and great grandsons of Mose Perryman.

The ranch contains the 100 year old homestead, the original barn, the sweet water well, and outbuildings. An event pavilion has been added in recent years. 

In the fall of 1878, the Post Office Department extended its service from Fort Smith, Arkansas to the Sac and Fox agency in Indian Territory where Tulsa's first post office was officially established on March 25, 1879.  Josiah Chouteau Perryman became the first postmaster - the post office was located in brother George Beecher Perryman’s house, near what would later become 41st Street and Trenton Avenue in Tulsa.

The post office is now relocated to the

ranch homestead for preservation. 

Driving around the greater Tulsa area, one cannot help but notice the Perryman name attached to various points of interest and historic areas. A ranch, cemetery, a memorial highway and granite marker indicating the location of the city’s first official post office all carry the Perryman name.
Benjamin Perryman signed the 1833 US-Creek Treaty which set tribal boundaries in the Indian Territory, and served as Second Chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Legus Choteau Perryman, born in March of 1838, served as the Principal Chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation from 1887 to 1895. Joseph Perryman was also Principal Chief and then served as Chairman of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Board of Education. George Perryman signed the original 1898 Charter for the "Town" of Tulsa. The family’s many achievements ultimately helped shape not only the great city of Tulsa, but the neighboring Muskogee (Creek) Nation as well.
The Perryman Ranch is located on Elwood Avenue just south of Jenks between 111th and 121st Streets. It is visible from the main road with the white buffalo statue at the driveway entrance.  Open to the public by appointment only.

Perryman Ranch Video

"Porches of Indian Territory" is a film featuring several prominent American Indian homes/porches in Oklahoma and was produced in 1998 by University of Tulsa Professor Susan Smith. This is an excerpt from the film featuring Monetta Trepp and the Perryman Ranch. 
"The Perryman Ranch, established 1898 by tribal allotment deed to Mose Perryman, preserves 80-acres of the family ranch started by Mose's father, George Perryman. From the U.S. Civil War until allotment, the ranch stretched from Mounds to Chouteau, including over 250,000 acres of grazing range."

Discover Oklahoma featured their visit to the historic Perryman Ranch on their show. Rob Trepp, family member, spoke about the history of the ranch.

Click this Discover OK link
to see the video:
Robert Trepp being interviewed by C-SPAN
The Perryman Ranch participated in C-SPAN's Cities Tour - filming took place at the ranch,
George Perryman, seated center, poses here in 1891 with some of his ranch hands and friends. His son Mose Perryman is seated to his left.
Mose & Lulu Perryman's Daughers l-r: Cozetta, Dot & Edith (Mother of Monetta Trepp)
The Perryman Homestead today. The original sandstone walkway is still in front of the house.