New Site is located in the north central part of Tallapoosa County. The community of New Site was established in 1849 when families wanted to locate to a more quiet area from the hustle and bustle of a gold mining town located just north of our existing town. Families loaded their wagons and traveled, looking for a “new site” to call home. When they arrived at the quite, wooded and peaceful area, the name of New Site stuck and our community’s name remains the same to this day.
The Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is located only five miles from New Site. This is the location of the 1814 battle between General Andrew Jackson and the Upper Creek Indians. It has picnic areas, a visitor’s center, walking trails and a driving tour through the park. It is a beautiful place to visit.
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William Henry Cox was born February 2, 1789 in Morris, Alabama.
He is my FIFTH COUSIN, ONCE REMOVED.
William and I have Cox/Beverly ancestors in-common:
JOHN WASHINGTON COX, senior — (Born: 1705 in Granville County, North Carolina – Died: about May 1752 in Granville County, North Carolina ) and Sarah Beverly (Born: about 1710 in Middlesex, Virginia – Died: abt 1752 in Granville District/County, North Carolina)
On his mother’s side of the family — he is a descendant of Grantham, Smith, Yargee, McQueen, and Drurant (respectively) — straight maternal line. Other noticable CREEK ancestors include:
1) John Smith
(B: Alabama – D: Oklahoma)
2) (Chief) Checartha “James” Yargee
(Born: Creek Nation East – now Alabama; Died: Tuckabatchee Town, Oklahoma
3) (Chief) Menawa “Big Warrior”
(Born: Creek Nation East; Died: unknown)
4) (Chief) Peter McQueen
(Born: 1780 in Creek nation East – now Alabama; Died: unknown)
5) Elizabeth Durant
(Born: about 1765 in the Creek Nation east now Alabama; Died: unknown)
6) Katherine/ Kathryn Frashier
(Born: Tallassee Indina Village – now Alabama; Died: unknown).
Kathryn is thought to be a member of the “Red Stick Creek” Nation; but more facts need to be checked.
7) Sophia McGillivray, of the wind Clan
(Born: in Little Tallassee on the Coosa River – now Alabama; Died: abt 1800, location unknown)
Her mother is thought to be SEHOY II of the Creek Nation; whose mother is thought to be SEHOY I
(Born: in Taskigi Town on the Coosa River – now Alabama; Died about 1772)
SEHOY I is thought to be the daughter of Chief Taskegee and a Woman of the Wind Clan.
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— Cathy Ann Abernathy