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LACHLAN DURANT line

Lachlan and Mary "Polly" Hall
Andrew Jackson Durant and Sarah Jane McNeil
Otho Jackson Durant and Martha Anna Denson
Thomas Jackson Durant and Sallie Romine Pearson
Anna Naomi Durant and Harold Arendall Burchfield

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LACHLAN DURANT and MARY "POLLY" HALL

Lachlan Durant
Born: 1778; Married, Died: 1853, buried in a cemetery in the Bromley community. Does anyone know the exact location??
Parents: Benjamin Durant and Sophie McGillivray

LifeNotes: It is many conversations with Lachlan that provide much material on the Creeks for James Albert Pickett's The History of Alabama.

From Dr. Marion Elisah Tarvin: In 1790 Col. Alex. McGillivray was the secret agent sent out by Washington from N. Y. to the Creek nation in Ala. He, with his two nephews, David Tate and Lachlan Durant, and two negro servants, Paro and Jonah, and John Francis, a half breed Creek, and 24 warriors and chiefs, set out from Little Tulsa on the Coosa, for New York, proceeding on horse-back they arrived at Stone Mountain in Georgia, where they were joined by the Coweta and Cusseta Chiefs. Reaching the house of General Pickens, in S. C., the party received the warmest welcome; there they were joined by the Tallahassee King. They again set out, arriving at Guilford C, H., N. C., they passed on through Richmond and Fredericksburg in Virginia, where they were treated with much kindness and consideration by prominent and distinguished citizens. Arriving at Philadelphia, they were hospitably entertained for three days.

Entering a sloop at Elizabeth Point they landed at New York, where the Tammany Society received them in full dress of their order. They marched up Wall Street by the Federal Hall----congress was then In session----and next, to the house of the President, to whom they were introduced with much pomp and ceremeony. They were sumptuously and elegantly entertained by the Secretary of War and Gen. Clinton, at the city Tavern, which finished the day. When it became known that McGillivray had departed for New York, great excitement prevailed In Florida and Louisana. Correspondence began with the Capt. General at Havana, and ended by his dispatching from east Florida an agent with a large sum of money to New York, ostensibly to buy flour, but really to embarrass the negotiations with the Creeks. Washington, apprised of the presence of this officer, had his movements so closely observed that the object of his mission was defeated. Washington, communicating with the Senate, advised that the negotiations with McGillivray should be conducted Informally, as all overtures hitherto offered by the commissioners had been rejected.

Lachlan Durant lived out his days in Monroe Co., and Baldwin Co., AL.

Wife: Mary "Polly" Hall
Born, Married, Died,
Parents: Howard Hall and (-?). Mary's mother was killed in the St. Johns Massacre in Florida.

LifeNotes:

Their children were:

to Some Creek Families & Friends


ANDREW JACKSON DURANT and SARAH JANE McNEIL

Husband: Andrew Jackson Durant
Born: 3/14/1811, Creek Nation; Married: 6/5/1840, Macon Co., AL; Died: 3/29/1909, Bartlett, Williamson Co., TX
Parents: Lachlan Durant and Mary Hall

LifeNotes:

Wife: Sarah Jane McNeil
Born: 11/15/1822; Married: 6/5/1840, Macon Co., AL; Died: 9/5/1898, Bartlett,TX
Parents: Samuel McNeill and Margaret Jones of Georgia and Mississippi

LifeNotes:

Their children were:

to Some Creek Families & Friends


OTHO JACKSON DURANT and MARTHA ANNA DENSON

Husband:Otho Jackson Durant
Born: 12/31/1849 LA; Married: 11/28/1870 Bartlett,TX; Died: 8/15/1931 Muskogee, OK
Parents: Andrew Jackson Durant and Sarah Jane McNeil

LifeNotes:

Wife: Martha Anna Denson
Born: 11/28/1849 AR; Married: 11/28/1870 Bartlett,TX; Died: 11/11/1921 Muskogee,OK
Parents: Dr. Thomas Clinton Denson and Elizabeth Davis, both from Alabama, then settled in Bartlett TX

LifeNotes:

Their children were:

to Some Creek Families & Friends


THOMAS JACKSON DURANT and SALLIE ROMINE PEARSON

Thomas Jackson Durant
Born: 8/28/1872 Abilene,TX; Married: 12/4/1906 Eufaula, OK; Died: 1/30/1945
Parents: Otho Jackson Durant and Martha Ann Denson

LifeNotes:

Wife: Sallie Romine Pearson
Born: 5/29/1880 Decatur, AL; Married: 12/4/1906 Eufaula, OK; Died: 7/4/1964 Okmulgee, OK
Parents: John H. Pearson and Virginia ?

LifeNotes:

Their children were:

to Some Creek Families & Friends


ANNA NAOMI DURANT and HAROLD ARENDALL BURCHFIELD

Anna Naomi Durant
Born: 12/17/1914 Okmulgee, OK; Married: 6/9/1936 Eufaula, OK; Died: 5/29/1994 Tulsa, OK
Parents: Thomas Jackson Durant and Sallie Romine Pearson

LifeNotes:

Husband: Harold Arendall Burchfield
Born: 7/14/1903 Hunter, Oklahoma Territory; Married: 6/9/1936 Eufaula, OK; Died: 10/1/1982 Okmulgee,OK
Parents: Ellis R. Burchfield and Madge Hazel Blanchard

They had 6 children.


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to Benjamin Durant and Sophie McGillivray

to Some Creek Families & Friends