Name: Charles WEATHERFORD
Birth: ABT 1752 in Probably, VA
_ALT_BIRTH: Y 1790 Fayette, NC
Death: AFT 1838 in AL
_RIN: 152 1
Emigrated BET. 1760 - 1800 Scotland
BIOGRAPHY: In a letter written by Caroline Matilda (Weatherford) Killam on 5 July 1909, Charles was a Scotchman who came from Georgia. He made his home close to the Cherokee Nation and raised race horses. It was there he took a wife and raised his family.
_RIN: 150 2
_RIN: 842 3
_RIN: 148 4
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Change Date: 3 NOV 2008 at 19:06:52
<From Among the Creeks site: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~cmamcrk4/index.html>
"According to Dr. Marion Elisha Tarvin, Charles Weatherford, was a man of means and was a government contractor, and constructed and owned the first race courses in Alabama."
Charles Weatherford came to Creek country before 1778 with his friend Samuel Mims. He was also a longtime friend of Lachlan McGillivray. He was a trader. He was a friend of Lachlan McGillivray. He went to the Creek Nation with his friend Samuel Mims.
He lived at his horse track on the Alabama River, about 5 mile up river from Sehoy; it was customary for Indian couples to live separately and Charles kept the custom with Sehoy. The Weatherford house was near what is now North Montgomery at Pickett Springs. There were conic mounds on the property -- 5 of which are still visible from what is now Coosada Ferry Road.
James Albert Pickett tells this story in The History of Alabama:
In 1792, Creeks frequently attack homes on the Cumberland. They captured a young girl named Elizabeth Baker and brought her back to Coosawda, after murdering her family before her eyes. Across the river, Charles Weatherford heard of the girl and ransomed her back, putting her in the care of Sehoy (III), his wife."
Their children are:
- William Weatherford, or Lamochattee -- Red Eagle, born about 1781.
- John "Jake" David Weatherford, born about 1783 in AL.
- Rosanna Weatherford, born about 1789 in AL.
- Maybe Washington Weartherford, born about 1787, Baldwin Co., AL.
From The Muscogees or Creek Indians, from 1519 to 1893;
Also an Account of the McGillivray Family and Others of Alabama
By Dr. Marion Elisah Tarvin - 1893
Sehoy Tate, the sister of Gen. McGillivray, after the death of her husband in 1779, married Chas. Weatherford, an Englishman who came to the Creek Nation some years prior to 1778, from Georgia. He was a man of means and was a government contractor, and constructed and owned the first race courses in Ala. From this marriage they had five children; three sons and two daughters, namely: William (the warrior), John, Elizabeth, Washington and Rosannah. The Sehoy the second, sister of Alex. McGillivray, was an extraordinary woman, if only from the fact of being the mother of three very remarkable personages; David Tate (the writers grand-father), William the Chief, and Rosannah Weatherford. Rosannah married Capt. Shomo, a gallant officer of the U. S. Navy. I well recollet Aunt Rosannah and Capt. Shomo, having often been at their house. She was woman of great force of of character. She was born in the upper part of Baldwin county, Ala., near where rests the remains of her warrior brother, William the "Red Eagle".
Note: (by J.E. Jones). These accounts have Charles born in Scotland, but other sources have him a son probably born in Virgina. Lunenburg Co., VA and spent time in Charleston, SC. We don't have a death date or place.
MILITARY: (from rootsweb Creek Southeast list)
Second Troop of Georgia Rangers April 1764 to July 1764
Captain James Edward Powell, 1st LT Noble Wimberly Jones, 2nd LT Edward Barnard, 3d LT Mungo Graham
Qtr Mstr Thomas Waters, Cadet Robert Wm Powell
Corp Thomas Boles?, Wm Johnson, John Frentz, James Penny
Drummer Jack McKenzie
Private Bradley Gambell, Wm Murphy, George Burns, John and William Payne, Charles Weatherford
CENSUS: 1790 - Chs Weatherford, NC, Fayette, listed 1 male, 5 sons, 4 women.
CENSUS: 1800 - Chs Weatherford, NC, Anson, Unk twp, listed 1 male over 45, 1 female under 16, 1 women over 45, 1 slave (pg 228).
CENSUS: 1832 Creek
Au Laugu Town - Charles Weatherford (Upper Creek)
2 male, 1 female, 11 slaves
CENSUS: 1840 Charles Weatherford
Town not stated, Baldwin Co, AL rol1, page 92 (no counts given for Charles) - see Monroe Co
On same page is Elisha Tarvin, Elijah Tarvin
Father: Martin WEATHERFORD b: 1728 in VA
Mother: Mary b: ABT 1730
Sehoy III b: 1759 in Fort Toulouse, Taskigi, Creek Nation
in Creek Nation 1 6 4
- William WEATHERFORD b: 1780 in Hickory Ground, Coosawda, Creek Nation
- John David WEATHERFORD b: 1783 in , Montgomery, Creek Nation
- Elizabeth WEATHERFORD b: 1782 in Creek Nation
- Washington WEATHERFORD b: ABT 1787 in , Baldwin, Creek Nation
- Rosannah WEATHERFORD b: 1804 in , Baldwin, Creek Nation
- Title: World Family Tree Vol. 5, Tree 3729 - Waldrip, Chambers, Huff of TX, SC
Publication: Released August 22, 1996
Abbrev: World Family Tree Vol. 5, Tree 3729 - Waldrip, Chambers, Huff of TX, SC
Large source with link to Weatherford.
Page: Tree #3729
Text: Date of Import: Aug 23, 1997
- Title: World Family Tree Vol. 1, Tree 2888 - Killam, Barrow, Kellam of AL, FL 1733-1995
Publication: Release date: November 29, 1995
Abbrev: World Family Tree Vol. 1, Tree 2888 - Killam, Barrow, Kellam of AL, FL 1733-1995
Has key link from Killam to Weatherford line.
Page: Tree #2888
Text: Date of Import: Aug 6, 1997
Name: Jared Jones Personal Library
Title: History of Alabama
Author: James Albert Pickett
Publication: 1851, Republished in 1962 by Birmingham Book and Magazine Co.
Abbrev: History of Alabama
Text: Stories about Chs Weatherford, William Weatherford, Sehoy, David Tate, Alexander McGillivay
- Title: GEDCOM File: Joy Wilcox, Killiam tree
Abbrev: GEDCOM File: Joy Wilcox, Killiam tree
Date: 26 FEB 0005
Name: National Archives, Washington, DC
Title: Guion Miller Rolls, 1909, Eastern Cherokee Indian
Publication: NARA, Film M1104, Roll, 165, Page 8
Abbrev: Guion Miller Rolls, 1909, Eastern Cherokee Indian
Note: Killiam, Mrs. C M: Claim #18401
Date: 18 MAR 1907
Name: Jared Jones Personal Library
Title: Selected US/International Marriages, 1560-1900 CD 403
Abbrev: Selected US/International Marriages, 1560-1900 CD 403
Note: Chs Weatherford - Sehoy Windclan, b 1759, m 1780