History of Indian Territory
Descriptive, Biographical and Genealogical, with a General History of the Territory
by D.C. Gideon
New York: Lewis Publishing Co., 1901
Emmett McCaughey, a well known and prominent representative of the agricultural interests of the Chickasaw nation, was born in Mississippi May 28, 1847, and is the son of John and Sophie (Dibrell) McCaughey, who are mentioned elsewhere in this work in connection with the sketch of Mrs. Frank Murray. He pursued his education in the common schools and at an early day came to the Indian Territory, where for many years he has engaged in farming and stock-raising. He has also carried on merchandising for a number of years at Erin Springs. Today he owns about 2500 acres of land, which is under cultivation, and in addition has some good pasture. He makes a specialty of the raising of cattle and his herd is of good grades. He thoroughly understands the business in all of its departments and his executive ability, diligence and perseverance have been the salient features of his success.
Mr. McCaughey has been three times married. He first married Miss Alice Rounds and unto them was born one child, John. For his second wife he chose Miss Sarah Eddie, of Tennessee, and they became the parents of four children: Ethel, Lelia, Sophia and Emmett. His present wife bore the maiden name of Annis M. See. She was a native of Kentucky and by her marriage she became the mother of two children: Annie and Lorain. In his social relations Mr. McCaughey is a Mason, belonging to Rush Springs lodge. His life has been a busy active and useful one, and in trade circles and among friends he enjoys the confidence and regard of all with whom he has been associated.