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THE TATES
John Tate and Sehoy III

David Tate and his wives Penny Coleman, Mary Randon and Margaret Dyer
Louisa Matilda Mary Tate and George Tunstall
Elizabeth Tate and Elijah Tarvin
Theresa Tate and Elisha Tarvin
Josephine Tate and J. D. Driesback

JOHN TATE and SEHOY III

John Tate

LifeNotes: British officer with rank of colonel and the last British commander at Ft. Toulouse.

Born: about 1738 in Scotland; Married: in 1769, Alabama; Died:1779 in Alabama
Parents:

Sehoy III

LifeNotes: Of the Wind Clan. Her 2nd- husband was Charles Weatherford. Their children were: William Weatherford "Red Eagle", John "Jake" David Weatherford, Rosanna Weatherford, Elizabeth Weatherford, maybe Washington Weartherford. See the Weatherford lines.

Born: about 1759 in Little Tallassee or Little Tulsa, Elmore, AL; Married: 1st- in 1774, Alabama; Married 2nd-about 1778 in Alabama; Married: 3rd- 1780; Died 1811-2 and was buried in Baldwin County, Alabama; her son William Weatherford lies buried next to her.
Parents: Sehoy II and a Tuckabatchee chief

Their children were:

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DAVID TATE and his wives MARY RANDON, PENNY COLEMAN, and MARGARET DYER

David Tate

Born: 1778 at Alexander McGillivray's home, Little Tallassee, on the Coosa River in Elmore, AL; Married 1st- in Baldwin County, AL; Married 2nd- 1819, AL; Died: 1829 in Montpelier, Baldwin, AL, at the age of 51, and was buried in Montpelier, Baldwin, AL
Parents: Sehoy III and Col. John Tate

LifeNotes: Half-brother of William Weatherford.

From Dr. Marion Elisah Tarvin, "The Muscogees or Creek Indians, from 1519 to 1893": About David Tate, "When a boy was taken North by his uncle, Gen. McGillivray, and placed at school under the supervision Gen. George Washington, where he remained five years, and after the death of McGillivray David was sent to Inverness College, Scotland, by Panton of Pensacola, FL, with McGillivray's son Alexander, where he finished his education."

In 1800 David returned to the Creek Nation in 1800. He took possession of his property, which had been in the hands of his late uncle Alexander McGillivray.

From Dr. Marion Elisha Tarvin of his grandfather, David Tate: "He was a man of stern character, reserved manners and classical education, and was a most wonderful judge of human nature, and memory of men. He was possessed of an ample fortune and dispensed It with a liberal hand in the way of charity, on those who were worthy and in need. He had a remarkable influence over man whom he desired to bend to his will."

He lost his wife Mary Randon and 2 of his daughters at the Massacre at Fort Mims, led by his brother Red Eagle. Dr. Marion Elisha Tarvin said that David Tate was at Pierce's (3 miles away) during the attack.

1st-Wife: Mary Randon

Born: ca 1786 in Baldwin County, AL; Married: 1800 in Baldwin County, AL; Died with her parents in the Massacre at Fort Mims, Clarke Co., AL. (8/1813).
Parents: John Randon and Roseanna Holmes. Granddaughter of Reuben Dyer and Mary Hollinger

Their children were:

George Tunstall, born 12/14/1793 Pittsylvania Co., VA, was brother of Col. Thomas Tunstall, Secretary of State while A. G. Bagby was governor of AL. See the letter written by their son Tom Tate Tunstall.

Their children were: Thomas Tate Tunstall (appointed U.S. Consul to Cadiz, Spain, in 1856, returning to AL in 1865. In1888 he was appointed Consul to San Salvador by President Grover Cleveland, and removed by President Harrison. He was educated at The University of NC; m. ? Crossland), Mary Ann Tunstall (m. Dr. William I. Tunstall), Peyton Randolph Tunstall (m. Laura Slaughter), Lucy Tunstall (m. Alex Lumsden, nephew of Frank Lumsden, former editor of the "New Orleans Picayune"), Elizabeth Tunstall (m. John D. Weatherford of Monroe Co., AL, nephew of William Weatherford; Dr. Marion Elisha Tarvin "was at her wedding which was a brilliant affair."), Rebecca Tunstall (m. William Hobbes), George Washington Tunstall and Edmund Tunstall. Louisa Matilda Mary Tate died 5/9/1875 Mobile, AL.

William Tarvin II and his wife Mary Miller were among the victims of the Massacre at Fort Mims (1814).

Penny Coleman

LifeNotes:

Born:
Married:6/26/1814 in Mobile County, Alabama, Alvan Robeshaw, J. P. (Peter Hamilton, "Colonial Mobile"); Died:
Parents:

Margaret Dyer (Powell widow)

LifeNotes: She was widow of William Thelps Powell when she married David. Daughter by William was Mary Dalphine Powell who married David Tate Moniac. Her sister Patty Dyer married John Weatherford.

Born: 1793; Married: 1819 in AL; Died: 11 Feb 1851 Baldwin Co., AL
Parents: Rueben Dyer and Mary Hollinger of Little River, AL

Their child:

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LOUISA MATILDA MARY TATE and GEORGE BROOKS TUNSTALL

Most information from Dr. Marion Elijah Tarvin

Louisa Matilda Mary Tate

LifeNotes: See the letter written by their son Tom Tate Tunstall. Louisa Matilda and George lived in Pensacola, FL where George was founder of "The Floridian", the first English language newspaper. Later the couple had a plantation at Montgomery Hill-- Tensaw, AL.

Born: 11/28/1802 ; Married: 7/4/1822; Died: 5/9/1875 Mobile, AL
Parents: David Tate and Mary Randon

George Brooks Tunstall

LifeNotes: Said to be a descendant of Pocahontas through the Randolphs. George Tunstall was brother of Col. Thomas Tunstall, Secretary of State while A. G. Bagby was governor of AL.

Born: 12/14/1793 Pittsylvania Co., VA; Married: Died: 7/30/1842, buried Montpelier with David Tate
Parents: Edmond Savage Tunstall and Ann Eliza ?

Their children were:

See the letter written by him in his Creek Application. Appointed U.S. Consul to Cadiz, Spain, in 1856, returning to AL in 1865. In1888. He was appointed Consul to San Salvador by President Grover Cleveland, and removed by President Harrison. Thomas Tate Tunstall was educated at The University of NC. Spoke several languages.

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ELIZABETH TATE and ELIJAH TARVIN

Most information from Dr. Marion Elijah Tarvin

Elizabeth Tate

LifeNotes:

Born: ca 1804; Married: 10/17/1827; Died:
Parents: David Tate and Mary Randon

Elijah Tarvin

LifeNotes: For his heritage, see The Tarvins.

Born:; Married:; Died:
Parents: William Tarvin II and Mary Miller See his page on this site.

Their children were:

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THERESA TATE and ELISHA TARVIN

Most information from Dr. Marion Elijah Tarvin

Theresa Tate

LifeNotes: , who on married , son of . Theresa Tate died 1813 in the Ft. Mims Massacre, Clarke Co., AL.

Born: Married: 12/26/1825; or 7/2/1827; Died:
Parents: David Tate and Mary Randon

Elisha Tarvin

LifeNotes: For his heritage, see The Tarvins.

Born: Married: Died:
Parents: William and Mary Miller Tarvin II

Their children were:

The writer of an important chronolgy of the families. finished his literary studies under the Beal brothers, at Wilkens' Academy in Maury County, Tennessee, after which he studied medicine and dentistry and was graduated from Baltimore College of Dental surgery in 1867. Was a dentist. Was 2nd Lt. in the 40th Ala. volunteer regiment, Holtzclaw's Brigade, Withers' Division, Polk's corps Confederate Army.

Married Sophia Frances White, youngest daughter of Pleasant White of Sumpter Co., AL. (Pleasant's father was John Coats, who came to Alabama from SC in the very early days). Their children were: Pleasant Floyd Tarvin, Beauregard Coats Tarvin.

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JOSEPHINE TATE and J. D. DRIESBACH

Most information from Dr. Marion Elijah Tarvin

Josephine Tate

LifeNotes: Was living as of 1893.

Born: about 1828-9; Married: in 11/1844; Died: 8/2/1907 intestate
Parents: David Tate and Margaret Dyer

Major James Denny Dreisbach

LifeNotes: Was living as of 1893

Born: Married: Died: after 1893
Parents:

Their children were:

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