Geni – Far Off is related to Cathy Ann Abernathy!

August 20, 2016 Leave a comment

Far Off is Cathy Ann Abernathy’s 7th cousin 6 times removed’s wife’s father!

Cathy Ann Abernathy

You →
Martha Anne Justice your mother →
Kate Justice her mother →
Louis Milton Clinkscales her father →
William Berry Clinkscales his father →
MacCauley Clinkscales his mother →
William Davis her father →
James Conway Davis his father →
Thomas D Davis his father →
Edward Davis his father →
Mary Ann Davis (Burton) his mother →
Capt. John Burton, of Longfield her father →
Katherine Burton his mother →
Mabel Fairfax her mother →
Sir Nicholas Curwen, of Workington, [Master Profile] her brother →
Margaret Strickland his daughter →
Jacob Strickland her son →
Matthew Strickland, I his son →
Matthew Strickland, II his son →
Joseph Strickland his son →
David Braswell Strickland his son →
Simeon Solomon Strickland, I his son →
Jane ‘Jennie’ Strickland his wife →
Far Off (Creek Chief) her father

Source: Geni – Far Off is related to Cathy Ann Abernathy!

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War of 1812 (Creek Indian War)

August 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Further cause for division occurred when the United States sought to extend the Federal Road through Creek territory to connect Georgia with the Mississippi Territory (Map 1).

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Battle of Talladega – Talladega, AL – Alabama Historical Markers on

August 16, 2016 Leave a comment

Battle of Talladega – Talladega, AL

in Alabama Historical Markers

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N 33° 26.072 W 086° 06.18216S E 583379 N 3699820

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Fort Leslie – FortWiki Historic U.S. and Canadian Forts

August 16, 2016 Leave a comment

Fort Leslie (1813-1814) –

A Creek Indian War Fort established in 1813 near Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama.

Named Fort Leslie after Alexander Leslie Jr.. Abandoned as a fortification in 1814. Also known as Leslie’s Station, Leslie’s Post, Fort Lashley, and Lashley’s Fort.

History of Fort Leslie

Established in the fall of 1813 by Alexander Leslie, Jr., a half blood Creek Indian, who built the fort around his home. The site was located about a mile from Talladega’s present day Court Square, on a knoll about 400 feet east of Fort Lashley Avenue, Hwy 21.

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Source: Fort Leslie – FortWiki Historic U.S. and Canadian Forts

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Article: The Life and Death of Principal Chief John Ross – Gilcrease Museum

Red Stick War

In autumn 1813, a hostile faction of upper Muscogee-Creek Indians known as the “Red Sticks” joined Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnees in a rebellion against white encroachment on Native land. The Cherokee and Creek loyal to the U.S. joined local and state militia to quell the rebellion. Ross entered military service in Captain Sekekee’s (Katydid) company of mounted Cherokees as a 2nd Lieutenant under the command of Colonel Gideon Morgan.

In January 1814, the Cherokee regiment trained in military discipline, weapons firing, and hand-to-hand combat at Ross’s Landing. At the beginning of the year, General Jackson began assembling his forces at Fort Strother on the Coosa River below Turkeytown. At the same time, the Creeks had amassed a force of 1,200 warriors at the Horseshoe, a bend in the Tallapoosa River fifty miles south of Fort Strother. By mid March, Jackson’s forces had reached their maximum strength of nearly 5,000 men, mostly Tennessee and Kentucky militia, but also the 39th U. S. Infantry, some friendly Creeks, and the Cherokee Regiment of 335 men.8  […]

Source: Article: The Life and Death of Principal Chief John Ross – Gilcrease Museum

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Mvskoke History | Muscogee (Creek) Nation Festival

A portion of Muscogee people settled in present-day Tulsa in 1833. They held council meetings at the Council Oak tree which stands at the present location of Eighteenth Street between Cheyenne and Boulder avenues. There, the band of Muscogee people known as the Locvpokv /LŌ•juh•BŌ•guh/ placed ashes brought from their original fires in Alabama. The Locvpokv originally referred to this place as Tvlvhasse /TUHL•uh•HAHS•see/ “old town.” This would later be shortened to Tulsa. After 1879, Tulsa’s first post office was established near Thirty-eighth and Trenton streets at a ranch house owned by George Perryman. Josiah Choteau Perryman would be Tulsa’s first appointed postmaster.

Source: Mvskoke History | Muscogee (Creek) Nation Festival

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Heritage of the South


Go here for a study of the Creeks of the Southeast.

Find stories and first-hand accounts and genealogies where possible.

Read of the terrible Creek War and the sad aftermath of the Removal of the Natives to the west.

The Creek site is here at Rootsweb.

Source: Heritage of the South

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