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THE COLBERTS
James Logan Colbert and his three wives

Tootemostubbee aka George Colbert and Shullachie or Salechie
William David Colbert and Celia "Cealy" Sizemore
Mary Matilda Colbert and Washington Taylor
Levitce Hettie Colbert and William Hollinger

JAMES LOGAN COLBERT AND HIS THREE WIVES

James Logan Colbert

LifeNotes: Emigrated to Darien, Georgia 10/20/1735- 1/10/1736. He went west and settled among the Chickasaws about 1740. He helped the Chickasaw warriors against the British. He was a registered trader 1766-7.

Attended the Mobile Indian Conference, 1771-2. He was commissioned on 11/23/1780 by General James Campbell to raise a regiment of Indian volunteers for the British side in the Revolution. He attacked Fort Jefferson, KY in 5/1781. Captured Cruzat in 1782. Attacked Fort Carlos in 1783. He was in St. Augustine in 11-12/1783.

Born: ca 1721 in Scotland
Married:
Died: killed in a fall from his horse, 1784, while in the Creek Nation
Parents:

He had 3 wives -- three Chickasaw women, two of whom were full-blood and one halfbreed. One of the wives was Sopha; one was Jesse Moniac, daughter of William Dixon Moniac and Unknown.

LifeNotes:

Born: Married: Died:
Parents:

Their children were:

to Some Creek Families & Friends


TOOTEMOSTUBBEE aka GEORGE COLBERT and SHULLACHIE or SALECHIE

Tootemostubbee aka George Colbert

LifeNotes: He was Chickasaw and Scottish mix.

Born: 1764, Muscle Shoals, (now AL)
Married:
Died: 11/7/1839, Fort Towson, OK
Parents: James Logan Colbert and Sopha (Chickasaw Indian)

Shullachie or Salechie

LifeNotes:

Born: Married: Died:
Parents:

Their children were:

to Some Creek Families & Friends


WILLIAM COLBERT and CELIA "CEALY" SIZEMORE

William Colbert

LifeNotes: Was living as of 1851 in Monroe Co., AL.

Born: South Carolina; Married: Died:
Parents: Tootemostubbee / George Colbert and Shullachie or Salechie

Celia "Cealy" Sizemore

LifeNotes: See her page. Was lving as of 1851 in Monroe Co., AL.

Born: Married: Died:
Parents: William Sizemore and Polly Bailey

Their children were:

to Some Creek Families & Friends


MARY MATILDA COLBERT and GEORGE WASHINGTON TAYLOR

Mary Matilda Colbert

LifeNotes: She was in Monroe Co., AL on Nov. 10, 1906 at the time of her application. She made application to Eastern Cherokees in 1906 claiming her Creek blood from Colbert and Sizemore. In answer to the question: were you ever enrolled for annuities, land or other benefits?, she answered, "yes, I was enrolled in 1883." -- at least I THINK that is what the date says-number in question is the 3rd digit.

Affadavit for Mary M. Taylor: Personally appeared before me Robert Freeman and Adam Hollinger who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acqauinted with Mrs. Mary M. Taylor who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known her for 20 years and 25 years, respectfully, and know her to be the identical person she represents herself to be, and that the statementts made by her are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in her claim.

X Robert Freeman
X Adam Hollinger

Subscribed and sworn to befor me this 10 day of Nov 1906
My commission expires Nov 1907 J. H. Brown, Notary Public

Called the Guion Miller applications: Claim made to Eastern Cherokees, for part of money appropriated for the Eastern Cherokee Indians by the Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decree of the Court of Claims of May 26, 1906.

Born: 1833 according to her application to Eastern Cherokee Claims for her Creek heritage; also have 7/1/1832
Married: 10/5/1846
Died: in Jeddo, Monroe Co., AL, after 1906; was alive during the 1920 census.
Parents: William Colbert and Celia "Cealy" Sizemore

George Washington Taylor

LifeNotes: He served in the Civil War.

Born: 1822
Married: 10/5/1846
Died: 7/1864, Battle of Chattanooga, TN
Parents: Jacob Taylor and Martha ?. Jacob Taylor was one of the "friendly Indians" who fought with Gen. Andrew Jackson during the Creek War of 1812-1814. Jacob came with Gen. Jackson to Monroe Co., AL in 1814. He and his Indian family settled in Monroe Co., AL after 1814. The Taylors were originally from Newburn, North Carolina.

Their child:

to Some Creek Families & Friends


LEVETIA HETTIE COLBERT and WILLIAM RANDON HOLLINGER

Levitce Hettie Colbert

LifeNotes:

Born: 1790; Married: between 1820-5; Died: 4/1860, Monroe Co., AL
Parents: William Colbert and Celia Sizemore

William Hollinger

LifeNotes: William Hollinger was six years old at the time of his father's second marriage and from that point on, he didn't live with his father, even though they remained on good terms. David Tait took William into his home and the boy grew to manhood amongst the Tates.

147. William Hollinger
On 4 March 1789, I, the undersigned Pastor of Mobile, baptized solemnly in Samuel Mims' house, William, about 7 years old, Mestizo, son of Adam Hollinger and an Indian. Godparents are Joseph Thompson and Madame Mims.

Rev. Miguel Lampost

William Randall Hollinger escaped the Ft. Mims Massacre; he and the Steadham brothers got out by cutting a hole in the wall.

William had three sons outside his marroage: Son unnamed, Jefferson Hollinger, and Alexander Hollinger. See William's own page for the information.

William Hollinger was a guide, spy and interpreter for the US Army during the War of 1812. And he serve as an Indian guide for Gen. Andrew Jackson during the Creek War. See his application for bounty land

See his deed of gift to his daughter Levetia.

Appearing 23 October1850
Wm. Hollinger
age 64 M. Farmer $7, 000 Ala
Hetty
age 50 F C Ala
Elick
age 34 M. C. Stock keeper Ala
David
age 22 M. C Ala
Wm. Randall
age 17 M. C Ala
Vicey House
age 24 F Ala
Mary J.
age 4 F Ala
Wm. A
. age 2 Ala
James Langman
age 63 M. Ditcher Engand
Nathaniel J. Murphy
age 30 M. Overseer Ala

Note: the Vicey House and the 2 children listed below her are Levetia Hollinger House, William's daughter and her 2 children.

Born: in 1786, baptized 3/4/1789 at the home of Samuel Mims and said to be "son of Adam Hollinger and an Indian". See the transcription of the original record; Married: between 1820-5; Died: 5/1860 Monroe Co., AL (cause of death: gradual paralysis). See his will
Parents: Adam Hollinger and Eliza ?, an Indian woman

Their children were:

to Some Creek Families & Friends


THE SIZEMORES
Arthur Sizemore and Mary "Polly" Bailey
Celia Sizemore and William Colbert
William Sizemore and Levitia Moniac

Absolom Sizemore and Susannah Stiggins

ARTHUR SIZEMORE AND MARY "POLLY" BAILEY

Arthur Sizemore

LifeNotes: Arthur Sizemore kept a ferry at Gainestown. -- Sizemore's Ferry.

Listed as a Half Creek Indian applying for his Creek Indian Land Reservation in the Treaty of Fort Jackson 1814 Special Acts. Also he is listed in the American State Papers under Volume 9 page 860 making a Creek Indian Land Claim according to an Act of Congress passed March the 3rd 1817 between the United States and the Creek Nation, to certain Chiefs and warriors of that Nation and for other purposes. This was provided by the First Article of The Treaty of Fort Jackson, August 9 1814. According to the evidence of these papers, Arthur Sizemore was a Member of the Creek Nation of Indians before the Removal of the 1830s. to Oklahoma.

Arthur Sizemore was a friendly Creek during the Creek Civil War of 1813-1814. He is not known to have joined the Red Sticks; this is why his family suffered much loss to the Hostile Indians during the Creek War with the American Government.

Born: Married: Died: about 1858, Monroe Co., AL. See the will and administration of the estate
Parents:

Mary "Polly" Bailey

LifeNotes: Her siblings were Dixon Bailey and Peggy Bailey who figured so importnatly in the story of the Massacre of Fort Mims.

Born: between 1759-70, AL
Married:
Died: 1/23/1862, Baldwin Co., AL, buried there. See the text of her will
Parents: Richard Bailey and Mary, a Creek woman of the Wind Clan from the Creek Indian village of Autosse or Atasi. Richard was from Middlesex Co., England

Their children were:

to Some Creek Families & Friends


CELIA "CEALY" SIZEMORE and WILLIAM COLBERT

Celia "Cealy" Sizemore

LifeNotes: See her page. Was lving as of 1851 in Monroe Co., AL.Celia is named in her mother's will to inherit $500.

Born: 1812, AL; Married: Died:
Parents: Arthur Sizemore and Mary "Polly" Bailey

William Colbert

LifeNotes: See his page. Was living as of 1851 in Monroe Co., AL.

Born: Married: Died:
Parents: George Colbert

Their children were:

to Some Creek Families & Friends


WILLIAM SIZEMORE and LEVITIA MONIAC

William Sizemore

LifeNotes: William became a wealthy planter on the Alabama River. He is named in his mother's will as inheriting $5.00.

Born: 1798, AL
Married: 3/16/1826
Died: before his father who died 1/23/1862
Parents: Arthur Sizemore and Mary "Polly" Bailey

Wife: Levitia Moniac

LifeNotes:

Born: 1802 in Letohatchie, AL; Married: 3/16/1826; Died: 23 Nov 1858
Parents: Samuel Takkes-Hadjo Moniac and Elizabeth Weatherford

Their children were:

to Some Creek Families & Friends


ABSOLAM SIZEMORE and SUSANNAH STIGGINS

Updated, thanks to Linda Sizemore Teasdale

Absolom Sizemore

LifeNotes: He is named in his mother's will as inheriting $5.00.

Born: 1790 in Monroe Co., AL
Married: 14 Feb 1816, Clarke Co., AL
Died: before his father -- died before 1855 in Mount Pleasant, Monroe Co., AL
Parents: Arthur Sizemore and Mary "Polly" Bailey

Susannah Stiggins

LifeNotes: See her page. Susannah was a widow when she married Absolam. Susannah or Susan was a survivor of the Massacre of Ft. Mims. Susan and her husband took refuge at Fort Mims; Susan escaped the Fort Mims Massacre, but her husband Henry Hathaway died in the battle. Susan was given aid by Efa Tuscanuggee. She saved a little girl named Elizabeth Randon.

Born: about 1795, Nauche, Talladega County, AL
Married: 14 Feb 1816, Clarke Co., AL
Died: about 1865, Mt. Pleasant, Monroe Co., AL.
Parents: Joseph Stiggins and Nancy "Haw" Grey

Their children were:

to Some Creek Families & Friends