Name: I SEHOY
Birth: 1702 in Taskigi Town, Coosa River, Creek Nation
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Death: 1772 in Creek Nation
_RIN: 150 2
From - The Muscogees or Creek Indians, from 1519 to 1893;
_RIN: 150 2
_RIN: 842 3
Change Date: 31 JUL 2006 at 07:52:37
Also an Account of the McGillivray Family and Others of Alabama
By Dr. Marion Elisah Tarvin - 1893
Bienville planted a colony in Ala. in 1702 and founded the present city of Mobile in 1711. When the English began to explore the country and transport goods to all parts of it, they gave all the inhabitants the name of Creeks, from the many beautiful creeks and rivers flowing through the vast domain of the Muscogees. In 1714 Bienville erected Ft. Toulouse. One hundred years afterwards, General Jackson, on the same spot, established Ft. Jackson, now Tuskege, where the notorious Chief and warrior, William Weatherford, of the Creek Confederacy, voluntarily surrendered to General Jackson, on the same spot where his Grandmother Sehoy Marchand, the daughter of Captain Marchand, of Ft. Toulouse, was born, about 1722. Her father, it will be seen later on, was killed by his own soldiers. Her mother was of the Wind family, from whom the chief rulers were formerly chosen. Captain Marchand, the commandant of Ft. Toulouse, was married to Sehoy of the Wind family, about 1720. From this marriage they had one child, a daughter whom they named Sehoy. Capt. Marchand was killed by his own soldiers during an attack on him and his officers while at breakfast. They were afterwards shot to death. Lachlan McGillivray, a Scotch boy of sixteen summers, had read of the wonders of America. He ran away from his parents at Dunmanglass, Scotland, and took passage for Charleston, S.C., arriving there safely in 1735, with no property but a shilling in his pocket, a suit of clothes, a stout frame, an honest heart, a fearless disposition and cheerful spirits.
Her kinsmen overtook the mutineers, who had murdered her husband in the mutiny at the fort in 1722. Her relatives of the Wind Clan assisted Captain Marchand's lieutenants in capturing and delivering the mutineers to the French headquarters in Mobile for their just punishment.
When Lachlan McGillivray, in search of a prominent Creek maiden to help cement his trading relations with the tribe, courted her daughter, Sehoy II, who first married Malcolm McPherson, it was Sehoy and the Wind Clan to whom he was required to appeal. When Lachlan wanted his natural son to receive an English education in South Carolina and Georgia, he required her permission. When Alexander returned to his mother's people after completing his education, his descent from the first Sehoy propelled him into the position of leadership that resulted in his succession to Upper Creek leadership to succeed Emestiseego as the Revolutionary War was drawing to a close.
<From Among the Creeks site: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/%7ecmamcrk4/index.html>
LifeNotes: Of the Wind Clan of Oticiapofa. Sehoy's native tribe was the Koasati (or Coushatta) of Hickory Ground.
Born: 1702, Taskigi, on the Coosa River;
Married 1st- in about 1720;
1st Husband: Louis Marchand (see his notes)
Their children were:
Sehoy II, born 4/1722, Ft. Toulouse, Elmore Co., AL. Of the Wind Clan. See her page.
LifeNotes: He was a Choctaw chief.
Born: Married: Died: 1748
Their children were:
- Daughter. Married David Francis. Their child: Josiah Francis aka Hillis Hadja (m. Hannah Moniac, daughter of Sehoy III and William Dixon Moniac; d. April 1818).
- Red Shoes. Chief of the Coosadas (Koasatis / Coushattas). Uncle and mentor according to tribal tradition, of Alexander McGillivray. Red Shoes taught Alexander the ways of the Wilderness. In his later years, he took to drink. Red Shoes died in late 1783 or early 1784, according to a letter by Alexander McGillivray.
Jean Baptiste Marchand DE COURTEL b: ABT 1700 in France
in Fort Toulouse, Creek Nation 2
- Sehoy Il MARCHAND b: 1722 in Fort Toulouse, Wetumpka, Creek Nation
Red SHOES b: ABT 1700 in Choctaw Nation
- Red SHOES b: ABT 1721 in 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