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THE McINTOSHES
Captain John McIntosh and ?

William McIntosh, Jr. and his wives including Eliza Grierson

CAPTAIN JOHN McINTOSH and his wife

Captain John McIntosh

LifeNotes: Was Chief ot the McIntosh Clan, of Scotland, was rewarded by the King of England, for his valuable service with the grant of McIntosh Bluff.

McIntosh Bluff on the Tombigby River, was the place where the first American court was held.

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WILLIAM McINTOSH, Jr. and ELIZA GRIERSON

William McIntosh, Jr.

LifeNotes: Was a Creek chief. He lived at the Lower Creek town Indian Springs, GA where he was a very successful trader.

See the bio in "Indian Chiefs" on this site.

A branch of his trace (trail) called the McIntosh Trail ran in Alabama through Sylacauga and through Talladega, east on Battle Street, according to E. Grace Jemison, in "Historic Tales of Talladega".

McIntosh was made a General in the American Army during the Creek War. He fought at the Battle of Autossee and at the final battle at Horseshoe Bend. At war's end, he was one of the signers of the Treaty of Fort Jackson.

He was killed by Menawa and a group of enraged Creek leaders for signing away their land in the Treaty of 1825. See Menawa's page.

The Ancestor Roll number for William McIntosh is 11313.

Dr. Marion Elisha Tarvin said of McIntosh and of the occasion of his death: "He was fearless in spirit, and wanted to raise his people, the Creeks, to a higher degree of civilization. He did his best to put down the hostiles, as he know it would result in their ultimate ruin. He wanted them to emigrate west, to got away from whiskey, and the bad influence of white men. He has been instrumental in making a treaty by which was surrendered a large tract of land that Georgia claimed. He was doing what he thought was best for his people, in securing permanent homes and peace, but they took a wrong view of it and resolved to put him to death. About fifty of the conspirators surrounded his house at daylight. David Tate, his friend, and my grandfather, had heard of the intended assassination, and sent a trusty servant to warn McIntosh. The messenger arrived at McIntosh's residence just before the hostile band. Gen. McIntosh immediately sent off his son, Chilly, to seek aid to defend his home. His son had been gone but a short time when his house was set on fire; he then resigned himself to his fate. More than fifty rifles broke forth at daybreak, and the noble Chief fell from the door a lifeless corpse.The above facts were narrated to my uncle by an eye witness, and he told them to me."

He is shown here as painted from life by Charles Bird King for "The McKenney-Hall Picture Gallery of American Indians".

Born: about 1775. Married, Died: about 1825?; Parents: Roderick McIntosh, brother of John McIntosh, see above.

Wife: Eliza Grierson

LifeNotes: She was raised by the Benjamin Hawkins family. She was one of William's three wives and was mother of Chilly and may not have been mother of others.

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CHINNABBEE

Chinnabbee

LifeNotes: Chinnabbee was a Natchez leader who brought his people to Talladega in 1756 to live sheltered among the Creeks. The Natchez had been driven from their homes in Mississippi by the French. The picture at left shows how the Natchez hunted before they acquired horses, in a "surround" of wild game; the drawing is by Le Page DuPratz who has left us with many contempoary depictions of lifestyles of Indians in the colonial years. Click here to learn more of the Natchez.

Chinnabbee's sister was Nancy Grey. She married Joseph Stiggins an Englishman; their daughter Mary married William Weatherford; their son George Stiggins was a very good friend to the Creeks.

He had a brother who was living at Nauche in 1796 and was well-to-do.

During the Creek War, and probably due to his hatred for the French, Chinnabbee was friendly with the Americans and was made a Brigadier General of the Indian troops.

His small fort on the Coosa River was surrounded by Red Eagle's forces during the War. Selocta went to General Jackson pleading for help. Jackson gave light infantry who routed the Red Sticks.

Born, Married, Died: soon after Talladega was settled by whites, Chinnabbee was intoxicated and racing his horse, rode too close to a tree and was killed; Parents:

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SELOCTA

Born, Married, Died:, Parents: Chinnabbee, leader of the Natchez

He was the translator for General Andrew Jackson at Ft. Jackson treaty signing. He became Jackson's guide and Indian advisor. It was Selocta who translated the dramatic speech of Red Eagle.

After Red Eagle surrendered, General Jackson urged the Creek chiefs to move their people west to land given by the States. Selocta went to Jackson and argued against such action, reminding Jackson of the troubles he and his father Chinnabbee had endured while supporting the Americans. This is from McKinney & Hall's book regarding the situation and about Selocta: John Henry Eaton, in his "The Life of General Jackson" (1824) recalled the Creek's speech and added, "There were, indeed, none whose voice ought sooner to have been heard than Selocta's. None had tendered gretaer service, and none had been more faithful. He had claims growing out of his fidelity that few others had."

But Selocta learned a hard lesson. He soon realized that his efforts were for naught. Fidelity meant little to such as Andrew Jackson.The stage was now set for the Removal.

He is shown here as painted from life by Charles Bird King for "The McKenney-Hall Picture Gallery of American Indians". To view a larger version of the picture of Selocta, click here.

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THE STIGGINS:
Joseph Stiggins and Nancy Grey
Susannah Stiggins and her husbands ? Hathaway and Absolam Sizemore
Mary Stiggins and William Weatherford

George Stiggins and Elizabeth Adcock
Joseph Napoleon Stiggins and Anna Mildred Burdine

JOSEPH STIGGINS AND NANCY GRAY

Some information from Linda Sizemore Teasdale

Joseph Stiggins

LifeNotes: He was an Englishman or he was born in Virginia. He came to live among the Natchez, marrying a Natchez woman. See The Petition of Joseph Stiggins on behalf of his children.

Read Benjamin Hawkins's account of the kidnap & murder of Jacob Townshend -- a murder into which Joseph made inquiry on behalf of the victim.

Born: Virginia. Married: Died:
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Nancy Grey

LifeNotes: She was a Natchez. Her uncle was Chinnabee, the Natchez leader. Her people went to Talladega Co., AL to take refuge with Creeks.

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SUSANNAH STIGGINS and her husbands HENRY HATHAWAY and ABSOLAM SIZEMORE

Thanks to Linda Sizemore Teasdale

Susannah Stiggins

LifeNotes: Susannah or Susan was a survivor of the Massacre of Ft. Mims. Susannah and her husband took refuge at Fort Mims; Susan escaped the Fort Mims Massacre, but her husband Henry Hathaway died in the battle. Susannah 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

1st- Henry Hathaway

LifeNotes: He died in the Massacre of Ft. Mims.

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Died: 30 Aug 1813, Ft. Mims Massacre, Baldwin Co., AL
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2nd-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

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MARY STIGGINS and WILLIAM WEATHERFORD

Mary Stiggins

Born: about 1783 in AL. Married in 1817 "under white law"; Died in 1832, Mount Pleasant, Monroe Co., AL, buried with other Stiggins at the Baptist Church, Little River; her wooden marker was destroyed in a brush fire.
Parents: Joseph Stiggins, an Englishman, and Nancy Grey, a Natchez, niece of Chinnabbee.

LifeNotes: sister of George Stiggins. The great Indian fighter Sam Dale was best man at the wedding of Mary Stiggins to William Weatherford.

William Weatherford
War name: Hopnicafutsahia -- Straight Talker or Truth Teller
Best known as Lamochattee or Red Eagle

Born: about 1781 in AL; Married 1st-Mary Moniac about 1797 in AL; Married 2nd -Sopathe Thlanie about 1804 in AL; Married 3rd-about 1817 in AL; Died 3/24/1824, following a bear hunt and is buried next to his mother Sehoy III in a grave in Baldwin Co., AL
Parents: Sehoy III and Charles Weatherford

LifeNotes: Leader of the Creeks. Deemed "the architect of the Massacre at Fort Mims". See the letter his grandson Charles Weatherford, Jr. wrote about William. Nephew of Alexander McGillivray and by marriage, nephew of LeClerc Milfort; received their wisdom, according to tribal custom-- the role of the uncle was considered far more importart than that of the father.

Read about Red Eagle and the Massacre at Fort Mims!

Red Eagle goes on to full participation in the Creek War. Another massacre --the Kimbell-James Massacre, the Canoe Fight with Sam Dale and his forces against the Red Sticks, the Battle of Holy Ground with Red Eagle mounted on Arrow, his black steed, the Battle of Talladega, to the climactic Battle of Horseshoe Bend where all come together -- General Andrew Jackson's forces, including Davy Crockett and Sam Houston joining with Choctaws and other tribes against the Red Sticks. This ends the war.

After the terrible defeat at Horseshoe Bend in 1814, Red Eagle goes to Ft. Jackson (formerly Ft. Toulouse), and surrendered to General Andrew Jackson. Jackson, filled with sympathy and admiration for the noble chief, takes Red Eagle home to Nashville, TN. According to Dr. Marion Elisha Tarvin, William's half brother, David Tate, (Tarvin's grandfather) was the only man in AL who knew where Weatherford was during his stay at the Hermitage.

See his speech given to General Jackson at the official surrender at Fort Jackson.

William Weatherford lived out his days as a well-to-do and well-respected planter in Monroe Co., AL.

See the story of an event that happened in his later years -- the story as told by Charles Weatherford, a grandson.

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GEORGE STIGGINS and ELIZABETH ADCOCK

The newest material here is from Victoria Shell Fram, a descendant who hopes that if you have information on the Stiggins-Adcock lines, that you will contact her.

George Stiggins

Born: 1788 at Nauche; Married in 1/1814, Died in 11/1845, buried at Macon Co., AL
Parents: Joseph Stiggins and Nancy Grey, a Natchez woman who was a niece of Chinnabbee.

Brother of Mary Stiggins and brother-in-law of William Weatherford.

George Stiggins wrote "History of the Creek Nation". This manuscript has served as a vital resource for many books on the Creek Nation. He and Elizabeth lived for many years in Baldwin Co., AL but returned to Talladega after the Treaty of 1833 for his allotment. During that period, he met Albert Pickett who wrote "History of Alabama".

George Stiggins served in Captain Thomas H. Boyles' company listed as Sergeant George Stiggins. (Thanks to Mark Migura, a descendant of Reuben Adcock, for this information).

George Stiggins' name appears on the Claims of Friendly Creeks paid under Act of March 3, 1817. See the transcription.

Elizabeth Adcock

Born, 1795, Franklin Co., GA; Married: 1/1814; Died,
Parents: Thomas Adcock and (-?) who both died at Fort Mims. See their page.

Her parents are thought to be among those listed as victims of the Massacre at Fort Mims.

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JOSEPH NAPOLEON STIGGINS and ANNA MILDRED BURDINE

The newest material here is from Victoria Shell Fram, a descendant who hopes that if you have information on the Stiggins-Adcock lines, that you will contact her.

Joseph Napoleon Stiggins

Married: 1817; Died:
Parents: George Stiggins and Elizabeth Adcock

Anna Mildred Burdine

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YOHOLO-MICCO

Yoholo-Micco
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LifeNotes: The Chief accompanied the Creek delegation to Washington in the winter of 1825-26 to protest the Indian Springs treaty and was identified by the National Intelligence as "the favorite orator of the nation."

To see a picture of Yoholo-Micco by Charles Bird King, click here.

Colonel McKenney described Yoholo-Micco as "mild, his dispostion sincere and generous."

Yoholo-Micco was head of Eufaula town, an outsatnding warrior, and one of the most persuasive orators in the Creek nation. One of the first Creek chiefs to advocate removal of his nation, he moved his large village from what is now upper Tallapoosa County, Alabama, to Arkansas. Ironically he died soon after from what McKenney called "the fatigues attending the emigration, in his fiftieth year, while on his way to the land of promise."

 

His son: MISTIPPEE

Mistippee, son of Yoholo-Micco, was adept with the cohamoteker, a blow gun that the Creeks used for hunting.

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