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Granny Vicey Harmon


Vicey “Granny” Harmon was a Chickasaw woman who became a close friend and business partner of the Johnson family. Granny Vicey was a friend of Jesse Chisholm as well, and had originally planned to run his trading post. After his death, those plans ended, but Granny Vicey insisted on running a store with Montford’s assistance. She joined Montford in the ranching business and took over the Council Grove Ranch near where Jesse Chisholm’s trading post had been, and the ranch became known as the first permanent settlement of what would become Oklahoma City.