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Thomas Adcock and his wife Elizabeth ?
Elizabeth Adcock and George Stiggins

Sarah Adcock and Thomas H. Boyles
Reuben Adcock and Margaret Henderson


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Thomas Adcock

Born: about 1755-60, Virginia or North Carolina; Married: Died: 8/30/1813; Parents:

Thomas Adcock fought in the Revolutionary War out of Georgia; he received a Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grant for 287.5 acres in Franklin County, GA on 5/17/1784. Thomas Adcock appears in the 1810 census of Baldwin county, Mississippi Territory.

From Mark Migura: Thomas Adcock was in Franklin, Warren, Wilkes, Columbia, & Hancock counties between 1784-1805. In 1793 he and James Adcock sold land that was adjacent to a John Adcock who I believe was the son of Edmund Adcock. I believe that this Edmund Adcock may have been a brother to Thomas and James Adcock. I have seen the descendants of Joseph Adcock of Virginia and all his sons. I know there is no Thomas or John listed as among the sons of Joseph Adcock, it is just interesting in that this Thomas and James Adcock were living next to John Adcock in Columbia county in 1793. In 1805 Thomas Adcock and his son John Adcock drew blanks in the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery out of Hancock county, Georgia and soon left for the Mississippi Territory. If anyone has any info on a possible connection I would sure like to hear from you. I have a lot of info on Thomas Adcock and all of his descendants. This I guess is known as the Southern branch of Adcocks that moved out of Georgia into Alabama. Mississippi, and finally into Texas.

Thomas and his wife (name unknown) died in the Fort Mims Massacre. Read about the Massacre. Is also listed among the surnames of those in the Fort at the time of attack. All five of his children survived as they were not in the Fort on that fateful day.

Thomas had a brother James Adcock. Thomas and James Adcock sold Land in Columbia Co that was bordered by John Adcock who may have been a son of Edmund Adcock . Is there a chance that this Thomas Adcock was related to this John Adcock ?

Elizabeth ?

Their children were:

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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.

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.

George Stiggins

Born: 1788 at Nauche; Married in 1/1814, Died in 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.

Their son:

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Sarah Adcock


Married: 3/1/1817 Alexander Henderson, J. P., officiated, in Monroe Co., AL
Parents: Thomas Adcock

Thomas H. Boyles

LifeNotes: He led a company in the Creek War. See the company list. See also two letters regarding his situation, in the Alabama Territorial Papers.

Married: 3/1/1817, Alexander Henderson, J. P., officiated, in Monroe Co., AL

Their children were:

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Reuben Adcock

Born: 7/03/1797, Franklin Co., GA; Married: Parents: Thomas Adcock and ?

Reuben Adcock fought in the War of 1812 and also in the Creek War. Listed as spy in the company of Captain Thomas H. Boyles.

The family left Monroe Co. in 1853 and settled in Lauderdale Co., MS for 3 years before leaving for Texas.

Margaret Henderson

Born: 1804 Marlboro Co., SC; Married: Died: Parents: Alexander Henderson (Justice of the Peace in Monroe Co., AL in 1817)

Their son:

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James McQueen and Katherine Fraser

Peter McQueen and Elizabeth Durant
Millie McQueen and Checartha Yargee

JAMES McQUEEN and (-?)

James McQueen

LifeNotes: Was a soldier under Oglethorpe in Georgia. Thomas Woodward in his "Reminiscences" said he thought of James McQueen as the first white man among the Creeks. Benjamin Hawkins wrote in "Letters of Benjmain Hawkins" that James was the oldest white man among the Creeks. Came to the territory on 1716 and settled at Tallassee with the Tallassees in Talladega Co., AL. When in 1756 the tribe moved to the forks of the Tallapoosa and the Coosa Rivers, he went with them. After they left Talladega, a group of Natchez led by Chinnabbee settled into their village.

As stated from Thomas Woodward: "James McQueen was the first white man I ever heard of being among the Creeks. He was born in 1683-went into the Nation in 1716, and died in 1811. He married a Tallassee woman. The Tallassees then occupied a portion of Talladega county. In 1756 he moved the Tallassees down opposite Tuckabatchy, and settled the Netches under the chief Chenubby and Dixon Moniac, a Hollander, who was the father of Sam Moniac, at the Tallassee old fields, on the Tallasachatchy creek. McQueen settled himself on Line creek, in Montgomery county. I knew several of his children--that is, his sons, Bob, Fullunny and Peter. Bob was a very old man when I first knew him. He and Fullunny had Indian wives. Peter, the youngest son, married Betsy Durant. . ." (More below within Peter McQueen's page). See more of what Woodward had to offer about the McQueens.

Born: 1683 (per Thomas Woodward); Married, Died: buried in Macon Co., AL; Parents:

Wife: Katharine Fraser

LifeNotes: She was a Tallassee.

Born, Married, Died, Parents:

Their children were:

From Thomas Woodward: "This daughter, Ann, raised a daughter by one Copinger, and called her Polly. She was the mother of Ussa Yoholo, or Black Drink-- but better known of late as Oceola--who aided in the murder of my old countryman, General Thompson. And for the capture of Oceola, Gen. Thomas S. Jessup deserves as much credit as Peter Francisco would, had he flogged his grand-mother. Oceola, as he was called was born in Macon county, on the East side of Nafawpba *(now known as Euphaubee) creed, and not far from where the West point Railroad crosses. If I ever return to Alabama, I will mark the spot for some one. His great grand-father, James McQueen, lies about a mile off, and on the West side of the creek."

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Peter McQueen

Born, Married: about 1780 in of, AL; Died after 1818 on an obscure island in Florida, probably in the Keys
Parents: James McQueen, a British Naval officer who jumped ship in Pensacola Bay) and Katharine Fraser

LifeNotes: Uncle of Bill Powell-- Osceola, leader of the Seminoles. Peter's siblings were: Bob McQueen, Fulfunny McQueen, Ann McQueen (m. 1st- Jose Coppinger; m. 2nd-John Powell; their son was Osceola). Peter was at one time Chief of the Tallassees and was a leader in the Creek War.

Peter McQueen was the leader of the attack at Ft. Mims, which turned into the Massacre. Was part of the Creek party ambushed in what is called The Battle of Burnt Corn and who led the Red Sticks to victory. Read about the battle; my Hightowers lived at Burnt Corn at the time of the battle.

Peter McQueen and Jim Boy kidnapped James Cornell's wife Betsy Coulter and sold her to Madame Barone's in Pensacola; they kidnapped Betsy because James Cornell refused to join the Redstick movement.

After the Creek War, and after Jackson's 1818 campaign in Florida, Peter joined other members of the Red Sticks and disppeared into the Seminole country in Florida to seek help from the British and / or Spanish governments. It is thought he died on a little barren island on the Atlantic side of Cape Florida.

From Thomas Woodward: ". . .Peter, the youngest son, married Betsy Durant. They raised one son, James, and three daughters, Milly, Nancy and Tallassee. The Big Warrior's son, Yargee, had the three sisters for wives at the same time, and would have taken more half sisters. After Peter McQueen died, his widow returned from Florida and married Willy McQueen, the nephew of Peter, and raised two daughters, Sophia and Muscogee, and some two or three boys. Old James McQueen had a daughter named Ann, commonly called Nancy. He called her after the Queen of England, whose service he quit when he came into Nation. Of late years it was hard to find a young Tallassee without some of the McQueen blood in his veins.

Wife: Elizabeth "Betsy" Durant
Born, Married: about 1780 in of, AL; Died,
Parents: Sophie McGillivray and Benjamin Durant

LifeNotes: After Peter's disappearance, Elizabeth "Betsy" Durant married Willy McQueen. They had 2 children: Sophia McQueen, Muscogee McQueen.

Their children were:

From Woodrow Wallace: James McQueen, son of Betsy Durant deceased applied in Macon County Ala., 20 Feb. 1835 to be administrator of Betsy's estate. Orphans Court Records, Macon County AL Book 1, 1834-1838, page 23.

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Millie McQueen

LifeNotes: She was the oldest of the five wives of Checartha Yargee. Two of the wives were Millie's sisters, Nancy McQueen and Tallassee McQueen.

Millie McQueen's children and grandchildren with roll numbers and census card numbers in the "Final Rolls of Citizens and Freedmen: are listed:

1400 Ross, Muscogee 52 F Fullblood, Census Card #427
1401 Ross, Susie l-2 (All are listed on Census Card 427
1402 Ross, Irwin 22 1-2 (halfblood - all Millie's children are listed as halfblood)
1403 Ross, Johnny 20
1404 Ross, Jenny P 13
1405 Ross, Frank Leslie (days old)

Born: about 1792
Parents: Peter McQueen and Elizabeth "Betsy" Durant

Checartha Yargee


Parents: Big Warrior and Autucky

Their children were:

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Peter Randon and ?
John Randon and his wives Roseanna Holmes and Tura Dyer

Mary Randon and David Tate

Many thanks to Roy Tucker
and with information from a 1967 article by E. D. Morse. The aricle entitled "The Descendants of Peter Randon, c. 172- - 1784" appeared in the Clarke County Historical Society Quarterly [Clarke Co., AL], Volume 2, No., 2, Fall, 1977.


Peter Randon

LifeNotes: He was licensed as a trader to the Creeks. From "Colonial Records of South Carolina: Documents Relating to Indian Affairs, 1750-1784", p 128 -- "A list of licensed Creek traders... '1750, June 21, Peter Randon: Creeks, Uchees, Veupehas, Chisquetooloosasa in the forks of the lower Creeks July 5, Stephen Forest: Creeks: same towns with Peter Randon."

From E. D. Morse: "After Peter died, the petitioner for the sons, John Randon of Tensaw, then in the Creek Territory but later in Baldwin County, Alabama, stated that the large Randon Estate was for the most part confiscated by Governor Martin and General James Jackson and that he set out in 1784 for the Creek Nation with nine slaves."

Born: 1720s; Married, Died: mayne 1784

Born, Married, Died: in the Massacre at Ft. Mims, 1813.

A woman of the Cochulgee


Their child:

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John Randon

LifeNotes: A wealthy man, he moved to Monroe Co., AL on the Alabama River, at the mouth of Randon Creek, now known as William Hollings' [Hollingers's?] Place", according to Dr. Marion Elisha Tarvin; note: Dr. Tarvin was writing in the late 19th century.

Shown in the 1787 Spanish census for the Tensaw District as age 25 with a spouse age 19.

He was shown occupying 301 acres on the west margin of the Alabama River since 1797. (American State Papers, Vol. 1, Public Lands)

Shown with his family in 1810 Baldwin County, Mississippi Territory, census.

John died in the Massacre at Ft. Mims, 1813..

Born: ca 1766 Savannah, GA
Died: in the Massacre at Ft. Mims, 1813..
Parents: Peter Randon and a Creek woman

1st- Roseanna Holmes

LifeNotes: "On the 11th day of Nov. of 1801 at Tensas in Mr. Randon's house, I John Vaugeois, Rector of Mobile, christened with the ceremonies of the Holy Catholic Church, Rosa Zuba, born on the 15th day of March, 1798, and John, born on the 30th day of August, 1800, both of them lawful son and daughter of John Randon from Burk County in Georgy and of Rosana Holms his wife of the same country.  The godfather and godmother of the girl were David Tate and Mary Anna Randon  and of the boy William Hollinger and Harriette Mims"

Born: about 1768 (per 1787 census); Married: ; Died: before 1809

Their children were:

2nd- "Tura" Dyer

LifeNotes: .

Born: Married:
Died: in the Massacre at Ft. Mims, 1813..
Parents: Reuben Dyer and Mary Hollinger (source: baptism records of Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Mobile, AL, with thanks to Roy Tucker).

Their children were:

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Mary Randon

Born: about 1780 in Baldwin County, AL; Married: 1800 in Baldwin County, AL; Died with her parents in the Massacre at Fort Mims, AL. (8/1813).
Parents: John Randon and Roseanna Holmes

David Tate

Born: 1778 at Alexander McGillivray's home, Little Tallassee, on the Coosa River in Elmore, AL; Married 1st- in Baldwin County, AL; Married 2nd- 1819, AL; Died: 1829 in Montpelier, Baldwin, AL, at the age of 51, and was buried in Montpelier, Baldwin, AL
Parents: Sehoy III and Col. John Tate

LifeNotes: Brother of John Tate and Charles Weatherford and William Weatherford.

From Dr. Marion Elisah Tarvin, "The Muscogees or Creek Indians, from 1519 to 1893": About David Tate, "When a boy was taken North by his uncle, Gen. McGillivray, and placed at school under the supervision Gen. George Washington, where he remained five years, and after the death of McGillivray David was sent to Inverness College, Scotland, by Panton of Pensacola, FL, with McGillivray's son Alexander, where he finished his education."

In 1800 David returned to the Creek Nation in 1800. He took possession of his property, which had been in the hands of his late uncle Alexander McGillivray.

From Dr. Marion Elisha Tarvin of his grandfather, David Tate: "He was a man of stern character, reserved manners and classical education, and was a most wonderful judge of human nature, and memory of men. He was possessed of an ample fortune and dispensed It with a liberal hand in the way of charity, on those who were worthy and in need. He had a remarkable influence over man whom he desired to bend to his will."

He lost his wife Mary Randon at the Massacre at Fort Mims, led by his brother Red Eagle. Dr. Marion Elisha Tarvin said that David Tate was at Pierce's (3 miles away) during the attack.

After Mary died, David remarried to Margaret Powell and they had one daughter Josephine.

Their children were:

William Tarvin II and his wife Mary Miller were among the victims of the Massacre at Fort Mims (1814).

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Robert Joel Mosley, Jr.

LifeNotes: He had a brother in Georgia named Elijah Mosley, a Baptist preacher. They are both mentioned in Thomas S. Woodward's Reminiscences about John Ward. Was in War of 1812. Fought with Sam Dale against the Indians in AL and TN.

From his granddaughter Lillian Elizabeth Mosley Baker's journal: "Robert Joel Mosley, (My grandfather) was in the War of 1812. He fought the Indians. He and Sam Dale were together fighting Indians in AL and TN (and at Moccasin Bend). (Once they fought wild Indians) on the Tombighee River (So. West AL), after the Indians burned up so much corn around Burnt Corn, AL. They hemmed up the Indians on a bend in the River and they run the Indians into the river. He served in the Indian War and later drew a pension in land which Howard Mosley now owns.

Daleville, MS? was named for Sam Dale who fought in the Creek Indian War. Big Sam was a famous Indian fighter, was in a battle of New Orleans. He with his sister Sarah and brother Joe were the first settlers of Daleville, Lauderdale Co. MS. The place was named for him. He was an old bachelor, kept a saloon. His brother Joe was a merchant. Their sister Sarah married Harrison Finley and moved to Quitman, MS. Sam Dale died and was buried in the Cochran family cemetary 2 mi. from Daleville."

Born: 11/1/1779 in NC; Married, Died: 6/30/1860, Kemper Co., MS; Parents:

1st-Wife: Rachel Riddle

LifeNotes: Family believes she was niece of Peter McQueen and this is backed up by an entry in a book about Sam Dale. If so, then why is she listed as Riddle and not Rachel Durant??

Dale hid out that day (after the ambush) then rode all night through the white winter mists reaching Bob Mosely's stand the next dawn........Mosely's wife, a niece of the half blood Creek chief Peter McQueen, gave him some coffee. The wife said "My uncle is going to war against the white people".

Born: 3/1781; Married: 1/25/1803; Died: 9/18/1824 in AL, buried in Burnt Corn, Monroe Co., AL Parents:


Their children were:

2nd-Wife: Mary Buttler


Born, Married, Died, Parents:

Their children were: ??

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Born: 1766; Married, Died, Parents:

LifeNotes: Once known as Hothelepoya. He was one of the greatest Creek chiefs. He controlled the Upper Creeks, almost all of which, according to William Weatherford, were hostile. The exceptions being the Natchez and Hillabee towns. The picture is a painting from life of him from "The McKinney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians". Fights with the Red Sticks in the Creek War.

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

On 3/27/1814 Menawa was wounded 7 times at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, at Tohopeka, and yet fought on. He was called "Crazy War Hunter". After that battle, he told his men to return to their homes and to "... submit to the victor, and each man make his own peace as best he can."

Following the Creek War, the Creek Nation was split as to how they would deal with their new situation. William McIntosh (see his page) was for the American side; he was one of the signers of the Treaty of Indian Springs (so named for McIntosh's home) which would force the Creeks to sell off their land. Menawa was on the opposite side and was enraged; he and his allies made a plan and went to McIntosh and killed him and the other signers.

In 1/1826, Menawa led a group of Creek leaders to Washington to sign a new treaty with James Barbour, Secretary of War. While in Washington, Thomas McKenney arranged for Menawa's portrait to be painted by Charles Bird King, Menawa agreed with the stipulation that he would get a copy too. The picture here is that portrait.

As the Seminole War was building, an aide to Andrew Jackson asked Menawa and Opothe-Yoholo, another chief, to arbitrate with the Seminoles. Menawa agreed, thinking to buy time for his people. The talks failed. When the Seminole War began, Menawa made an agreement with the whites to fight on their side. He also made an agreementt to keep his lands. After that war ended, he returned home to find that his land had been confiscated, his herds taken and his family had been forced west! Total betrayal.

It was Menawa who led his people west in the Removal. This quote is attributed tio him, and it was spoken on his final day in his home, "Last evening I saw the sun set for the last time, and its light shine upon the tree-tops, and the land, and the water, that I am never to look upon again. No other evening will come, bringing to Menawa's eyes the rays of the setting sun upon the house he left forever." He had fought Removal for a long time.

His final act in his home country was to give the portrait to a friend--a white friend. Doing this, Menawa said, "I have brought you this picture -- I wish you to take it and hang it up in your house, that when your children look at it you can tell them what I have been. I have always found you to be true to me, but great as my regard for you is, I never wish to see you in that new country to which I am going -- for when I cross that great river, my desire is that I may never again see the face of a white man!"

Born, Married, Died, Parents: Scottish trader and a Creek woman


Their children were: do not know much but read of a granddaughter named Hannah Menawa / Menahwee

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