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||"Charles Weatherford was the second and last husband of Sehoy McPherson. They raised four children that I knew. Betsy, the oldest child, married Sam Moniac, and was the mother of Major David Moniac, who was educated at West Point and was killed by the Seminoles in the fall of 1836- he was educated at West Point in consequence of the faithful and disinterested friendship of his father to the whites. Billy was the next oldest, Jack next, and a younger daughter whose name I have forgotten. She married Capt. Shumac, a very intelligent officer of the United States army." ||Family: F1373
||"Charles Weatherford was the second and last husband of Sehoy McPherson. They raised four children that I knew. Betsy, the oldest child, married Sam Moniac, and was the mother of Major David Moniac, who was educated at West Point and was killed by the Seminoles in the fall of 1836- he was educated at West Point in consequence of the faithful and disinterested friendship of his father to the whites. Billy was the next oldest, Jack next, and a younger daughter whose name I have forgotten. She married Capt. Shumac, a very intelligent officer of the United States army." ||Family: F1354
||"A large number of the following invitations were issued to favored recipients yesterday: Mrs. M. E. Dickinson requests the pleasure of your presence at the wedding reception of her daughter Effie Pauline, and Dr. Henry Jackson Garland, Wednesday evening, December 18th, from half past eight until eleven o'clock, Meriwether Street, Griffin, Georgia." The Weekly News, December 13, 1889, reproduced at Fred R. Hartz and Emilie K. Hartz, Marriage and Death Notices From the Griffin (Georgia) Weekly News and The Griffin Weekly News and Sun, 1882-1896 (Vidalia, Georgia: The Gwendolyn Press), 164.|
||"Major Genl. Poyntz in the army of the Parliament is well known, but most of his kinsmen were fighting for the King. Captn. Newdigate Poyntz was killed at Gainsborough; and as|
he had assigned his property before the Civil War began, his estate was nominal: yet a fine of £30 was imposed on his widow, who lodged this short petition:
30 Apl. 1646. The humble petition of Mary Poyntz widdowe late wife of Newdigate Poyntz deceased. Sheweth that yor petnr' husband was Captain of a troope of horse under the command of Colonel Candish in the garrison of Newark and at the Seige of Gainsborough he was slaine.
The widow's case was urged by Speaker Lenthall, who wrote thus on her behalf to the Committee at Goldsmiths' Hall:
'Gentlemen, This bearer's late husband Captain Newdigate Poynes haveinge beene in armes about three yeares since, and he now being dead and she lefte with five younge children, her case hath been specially recommended to mee by her brother Major Gen1 Poynes now at ye seige at Newarke, that you and the house might be acquainted therewith, hee makeing it his request that she might receive favor for his sake; wheh I am confident ye house will doe; nevertheles she desires herewith to present herselfe and her case unto you wch I shall upon sight according to ye desire of Gen1. Poyntz acquaint you withall and the house when it shall come thither, ever resting
Yor assured friend
30 April 1646"
||"Miss Mary Nieves Ximenez and her sister Miss Frederica, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ximenez, were dark-eyed beauties of much charm and vivacity. Their mother was a di Borgo from the island of Corsica; a granddaughter of the statesman Pozzo di Borgo, who was a companion of Napoleon. When the latter left Corsica, the di Borgo family went to Spain, and married into the family of Cardinal Ximenez, whence they went to St. Augustine, and from there came to Key West. * * *|
The Misses Hortensia and Louisa Tatine, half sisters of Misses Petrona and Mary Martinelli, were four bright, vivacious and attractive belles of their day. Like Mrs. Ximenez, they were descended from Pozzo di Borgo. Miss Hortensia married Lieutenant Mayo Carrington Watkins of the United States navy. He, too, resigned his position when the Civil War broke out, and cast his fortune with his native land. Mrs. Watkins is living in Washington, D. C., where she has made her home for many years a charming and delightful woman, who embellishes her conversation with the flavor of the old regime.
Miss Louisa Tatine married Mr. Fernando J. Moreno. She lived in Pensacola for many years and died in 1909. She left four children, Mrs. W. A. Blount, Mrs. W. H. Hunt, Miss Louise, and Fernando, who live in Pensacola, and Mason S. Moreno of Key West."
||"Polly Bailey became the wife of Sizemore who kept a ferry at what is now Gainestown. She was an expert in swimming, and sometimes acted as ferryman. Sizemore lived on the west side of the Alabama and did not take refuge in Fort Mims. Peggy Bailey lived with her mother, an Indian woman, on the east side. Mrs. Sizemore lived to a great age in Baldwin county, and died in 1862. Her daughter, who became Mrs. Podgett, was living in 1890, then one hundred years old." ||Family: F1517
One of the Most Beautiful Brides Griffin Has Ever Seen
Beautiful Decorations and Solemn Ceremony
The wedding of Miss Effie Dickenson to Mr. Jackson Garland last night was an occasion that filled the Baptist church to its utmost limits with the many friends and admirers of the bride and groom. The church was adorned with four arches of evergreen and holly, and the bride and groom faced the audience, with the attendants ranged on either side, forming a beautiful semi-circle. Shortly after the appointed hour the ceremony took place, and was performed in a very impressive manner by Rev. F.M. Daniel. The bride was dressed in white silk, with orange blossoms and long veil, and was one of the most exquisitely lovely pictures we have ever seen. The bridesmaids were also attired in white silk, full dress, and presenting an imposing array of beauty. They were Misses Bessie Mills, Mary Burr, Ione Hammond, Annie Bates, Hattie Head, Ora Boyd, Mary Niles and Eunice Green. The groomsmen were Will Davis, Allen Bates, Lewis Niles, F. G. Bailey, Henry Amos, Bird Garland, Arthur Stewart and Otis Couch, all attired like the groom, in Prince Alberts.
After the ceremony an elegant reception was held at the residence of the bride's mother, which was attended by many invited guests until a late hour. The presents were numerous and elegant."
The Griffin Daily News and Sun. Griffin, Georgia, Thursday Morning, December 19, 1889
||"Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, a marriage ceremony which united Dr. Robert H. Taylor and Miss Annie Stewart, was performed in a beautiful and impressive manner, by Rev. G. R. McCall, at the residence of the bride's father, Judge J. D. Stewart, on Taylor Street." The Griffin Weekly News, September 18, 1885, reproduced at Fred R. Hartz and Emilie K. Hartz, Marriage and Death Notices From the Griffin (Georgia) Weekly News and The Griffin Weekly News and Sun, 1882-1896 (Vidalia, Georgia: The Gwendolyn Press), p. 65. ||Family: F0352
||"Yesterday afternoon at the residence of Mr. R. A. Hardee, in this city, Mr. Ernest Schulz, the popular tailor at Capt. G. R. Niles establishment, and Miss Eula Leak, were united in marriage." The Griffin Weekly News, March 18, 1887, reproduced at Fred R. Hartz and Emilie K. Hartz, Marriage and Death Notices From the Griffin (Georgia) Weekly News and The Griffin Weekly News and Sun, 1882-1896 (Vidalia, Georgia: The Gwendolyn Press), p. 99. ||Family: F0351
||archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CREEK-SOUTHEAST/1999-01/0915455704 ||Family: F1821
||Online index of Marriage Records, Columbia County, Florida, Books A-D. ||Family: F1477
||Online index of Marriage Records of Columbia County, Florida, Books A-D |
||Online index of Marriage Records of Columbia County, Florida, Books A-D |
||Who is Col. John Tate?|
The Tate family tradition (as reported by David Tate's son-in-law, J. D. Dreisbach) claims that a British officer, Col. John Tate (hereafter, Tate), was the husband of Sehoy III and father of Eloise and David. Likewise, early historians Meek, Owen, Woodward, and Halbert all take the same position. (Woodward claims that Indians showed him Tate's grave.) Griffith, in McIntosh and Weatherford, repeats the tale. Pickett, somewhat ambiguously, mentions him only as Col. Tait. [Pickett, 531, with additional background on Tait's mission at 342, 345-346]
Amos Wright makes the case that John Tate did not exist.
First, Wright could not find any extant military records for a John Tate serving as a commissioned officer in North America. And he found no reference to John Tate in the "thousands" of letters, journals and other documents that he reviewed, an unlikely void in the record.
Second, there was another Tait in the Creek nation during this period, one whose story parallels that of Tate and whose activities are documented by primary source materials.
David Tait (hereafter, Tait), the deputy to the British Indian superintendent, John Stuart, began a tour of the nation in 1772. He frequented Ft. Toulouse and Little Tallasee from that time to 1781. Most significantly, in 1779 Tait led a force of Creeks across the Chattahoochee to aid in the relief of Savannah, then under siege by the French admiral, D'Estaing. (Tate coincidentally led an Indian force for the same reason in 1779 but died at Cussetta or Coweta town, near present-day Columbus, Georgia.) Vickery and Travis claim this Tait as David's father, as well as Gregory Waselkov. Waselkov assigns paternity on the circumstance of Tait's residence at Little Tallassee at the time of the conception and birth of Sehoy's children. [Waselkov, 283, n. 19]
Wright, however, argues that Tait would not have been a credible consort for Sehoy. Tait fled the nation on more than one occasion for fear of assassination. This certainly would not have been a concern for a brother-in-law of Alexander McGillivray, as proved by Sehoy's other mate, the duplicitous, yet unmolested, Charles Weatherford.
Thus, John Tate seems more apocryphal than real. It could be that the story of his demise is romantic invention, similar to that of Captain Marchand, Sehoy III's maternal grandfather. As Wright pens of the latter, "[i]t makes better reading if the brave father is killed instead of deserting his family when his tour of duty is over." [Wright, 187]
In a 1922 article, C. H. Driesbach alleged that David's father was Adam Tate. Wright argues that this Tate was probably a white trader who operated out of West Florida before 1773 and again between 1775 and 1779. (Sehoy III married Charles Weatherford in 1780 after Adam left the region.) Wright claims that Adam's will, leaving his Alabama estate to David, was deposited with Alexander McGillivray. This included the brickyard plantation, the property on which William Weatherford and Sehoy III are buried, which was deeded by the Driesbach family to Baldwin County in 1972.
||The Herald And Advertiser, Newnan, Coweta, Georgia, 4 June 1909 edition. Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Simms announce the engagement of their daughter Imogene to Mr. Warner Hill Camp of Atlanta, the wedding to occur on Wednesday, June 30th at home. ||Family: F0713
||The Newnan Herald and Advertiser, Friday, 20 November 1908.|
NEWNAN BOY MARRIED IN CINCINNATTI
The many Newnan friends of Mr. Phil Simms will be pleased and interested to learn that he was happily married in Cincinnatti a few days ago, his bride being Miss Marie LaGrande of that city. They have gone to Paris, France on a wedding trip and will spend a year traveling in Europe. Mr. Simms is a brother of R. E. Simms of this city and attended school a few years ago. He afterwards took a course in the State School of Technology and also took the law course at the University of Georgia. After leaving college he engaged in newspaper work in Atlanta, being on the staff of The Journal for two or three years. He then went to Cincinnatti and secured a position with the Cincinnatti Post as dramatic editor and it is understood that during his stay in Europe he will continue his connection with this paper as foreign correspondent. He is a bright young man and his career since leaving Newnan has been followed with interest by the friends of his boyhood days.
||The Randolph Leader|
Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama
Wednesday, November 27, 1901 edition
At the home of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Haynes near Graham, Mr. Mack Carlisle was married to Miss Ludie Haynes. The ceremony was performed last Sunday by Rev. J.W. McLeod of Bowdon, Ga.
||The Roanoke Leader|
Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama
05 Nov 1902 edition
Ernest F. Carlisle is to be married to Miss Roselyn Reid this evening at the First Baptist Church in Griffin, Ga. His brother Holston has gone over to act as best man.
||Coweta County Chronicles provides much of the information about the early Simms families. Britain's line, however, gets scant attention. His marriage is mentioned at 715. Martha Dorma Simms is mentioned as a daughter in a somewhat muddled account at 741. (Muddled in the sense that her uncle John Connell is mentioned as her grandfather.) |
Britain appears in the 1850 U.S. Census for Coweta County with his mother, Sarah Dickinson Simms, and only two of his children: Joel (b. 1822) and Mary (b. 1830). A slave schedule is found in the 1860 U.S. Census for Coweta County which is likely his, but an enumeration for the family has yet to be located.
Thus, the list of children here comes largely from other trees. It bears mention that Robert L. Simms is claimed as the son of Britain and Ann Simms in the application of Adin Rufus Batson to the Virginia Society of the Sons of the Revolution. This Robert was married to an Ann McPherson and was residing in Blount County, Alabama in 1860. His place of birth is given as Tennessee in the U.S. Census for that year. It seems far more likely that this son was Robert W., an attorney whose family was enumerated in Atlanta in the 1860 U.S. Census. Robert W. is mentioned by Jones: Admitted to the bar in 1838 [p. 81]; married to Araminta Orr in 1838 [p. 576]; a pro-union member of the 1850 Democratic Convention for Coweta County [p. 99]; and a member of the Committee of Examination for the Newnan Seminary [p. 103].
||The Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy reports the death of Elizabeth Edgerton Peele (Robert's first wife) as 26 Apr 1763; however, the DAR reports it as 26 Apr 1849. Vol. 83, page 195. ||Family: F0161
||According to descendent Ethan Fellows, there are two Nathan Gilberts who each married a Mary Burch, all sharing similar birth years, and all, at some point, residents of Hancock County, Georgia. Confusion ensues. One family settled in Taliaferro County, Georgia and raised a large family. Hunting for Bears (Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944 [database on-line]) gives a Hancock County marriage date for the Taliaferro Gilberts as 1831. (This is an assumption based on the reported name of "Mary P. Burch" by Hunting for Bears. Mary P. Gilbert is then identified as such in the Taliaferro census enumerations.) Brother Robert Simms Burch settled briefly in Taliaferro County where he practiced law with Alexander Stephens.|
The line reported here settled in south Georgia. Jones and Reynolds report a marriage date for these Gilberts as 27 Oct 1832. Additional confusion comes from Jones as she seems to report that Susan Simms Burch died shortly after the birth of Robert Simms Burch in 1814. This would not square with the 1815 date of birth for Mary Burch Gilbert of Randolph County. Jones, however, is not always accurate and a good deal of her information is, without doubt, anecdotal.
||According to historian Mario de Valdes y Cocom, Rose was the quadroon slave (and daughter) of Moses Nunes, a Jewish back-country trader among the Creeks. "The Blurred Racial Lines of Famous Families", Frontline, Public Broadcast System. Bryan v. Walton, 33 Ga.Supp. 11, 1864 WL 1124 (Ga. 1864), on the other hand, says:|
"What was Moses Nunez? Probably a Portuguese, as his name imports, from a left hand marriage with a mulatto by the name of Rose; that from this connection sprang James Nunez, Alexander Nunez, and Fannie Nunez, who afterwards intermarried with George Galphin...."
Given the placement of the semicolons, the sense of this sentence is that the metis George Galphin II (son of George Galphin and Metawney) married Frances Nunes, (which was, in fact, the case), not that George I was married to this Rose. Bryan makes clear that Moses was married to "Mulatto Rose;" indeed, the point of introducing such evidence was to prove that Joseph Nunez (grandson of Moses) was not white. Other litigation that arose over the Galphin estate did identify Barbara Galphin Holmes' mother as Rose and confirmed their status as slaves; however, the available evidence strongly suggests that these are different Roses and that Valdes y Cocom is mistaken as to the particulars.
||ANDERSON, Simeon H., (father of William Clayton Anderson), a Representative from Kentucky; born near Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky., March 2, 1802; pursued preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1823 and commenced practice in Lancaster, Ky.; member of the State house of representatives 1828, 1829, 1832, and 1836-1838; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1839, until his death near Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky., August 11, 1840; interment in the Anderson family cemetery. |
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
||Annulled by act of Parliament. Anne deserted Parr for John Lyngfield, the prior of St. James's Church, Tanbridge, Surrey. ||Family: F2567
||Arturo O'Neill alleges in a 19 Oct 1783 letter to Josef de Ezpeleta, the acting captain general in Havana, that Sophia was "married to an Indian half-breed named Duran, whose father was French, and they are actually on the road with a good herd of cattle and some forty slaves to settle on the Escambia River eighteen leagues from here." ||Family: F1603
||Atasi or Autossee town, Upper Creek Nation (near present day Shorter, Alabama). This was one of the larger towns in the Upper Nation and the home of the Red Stick Prophet, High Head Jim. Richard Bailey maintained a precarious relationship with the town and by 1798 the National Council voted to expel him. He was killed in a riding accident before removal. The Baileys eventually settled in the Tensaw. Atasi was destroyed by Gen. John Floyd on November 29, 1813. ||Family: F1566
||Book 1848, p. 260|
Pike County Georgia Marriages Indexed by Bride (A-F)
Dodd, Jordan. Georgia Marriages to 1850. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1997. Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Georgi
||Bryant alleges that in 1797 Lazarus Bryars married an unknown Sizemore of North Carolina. It was not until her death that Bryars left North Carolina. (Most researchers, however, have Bryars haling from South Carolina. None of these claims are sourced nor are they vouched for here.) Since the Sizemores were a well-known Tensaw Creek family and intermarriage was socially advantageous, the question arises whether Bryars took an Indian wife. |
The Sizemore family was established in the Tensaw by the late eighteenth century. According to Vickery and Travis, Arthur Sizemore was the progenitor of the Baldwin County Sizemores and haled from from North (others say South) Carolina. If not of mixed ancestry himself, Arthur's presence in the Creek-controlled Tensaw country is explained by his marriage: His wife, Mary "Polly" Bailey, was of European-Creek origin and related to the McGillivrays, Tates, and Moniacs, among others. As Karl Davis explains in The Founding of Tensaw: Kinship, Community, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Creek Nation, the Tensaw community north of Stockton was established by the Creeks sometime after 1783 to facilitate closer contact with Spanish Pensacola (and the the recently relocated British firm, Panton, Leslie). Marriage of Creek women to European men was encouraged as a way to consolidate ties to the south. And with the British loss of the colonies, the Tensaw drew expatriate Tories who were sympathetic to Creek designs in the Gulf.
The Sizemores had ten children but none were contemporaries of Bryars; nor were any married to a Bryars. Mary's will (dated 1860) lists children as follows: 1. Cynthia Padgett; 2. Amelia Stiggins; 3. Celia Colbert; 4. William Sizemore; 5. Absolom Sizemore; 6. Nancy Moniac; 7. Samuel Sizemore; and 8. Betsy Tarvin.
Thus, the question of whether Lazarus Bryars had married into one of the Tensaw Creek families is subject to slim circumstantial evidence. Lazarus endorsed a petition filed by Joseph Stiggins (a back-country trader who had taken a Natchez wife) to allow his children to take oaths. His son, Red Berry, gave his daughter Annie the middle name of Moniac- a well-known Tensaw Creek surname. And a grandson, Frank, married into the Tunstall family for which the Creek heritage is unquestioned.
||Carrie Godbold wed Earl Van Dorn after a whirlwind courtship by the newly minted West Pointer. Being only sixteen, her parents vehemently objected. Carrie then spent most of the years of her marriage on the Godbolds' Mount Vernon, Alabama plantation while her husband was on duty in Texas or Florida. While gaining military laurels, Van Dorn also developed a seamier reputation as a womanizer. (In Texas he fathered several children with Emily Goodbread.) The reputation eventually sent him to his grave. Suspected of a dalliance with a married woman, Van Dorn was murdered by her jealous husband. He was buried on the Godbold estate in Alabama with full military honors; Carrie was buried there over a decade later. But, in death as in life, he did not remain at her side. In November 1899, Emily Van Dorn Miller had her brother's body reinterred in Port Gibson, Mississippi. ||Family: F2285
||Children information provided by James Edward Armstrong III, 03 Aug 2011. ||Family: F1696
||Cornelia's paternal uncle, Stephen Meriwether (1796-1864), married Warren's sister, Kisiah Stone (1797-1854), 14 Jan 1820 in Montgomery, Alabama. ||Family: F1420
||Dates for the children provided by email from Ethan Fellows, 23 May 2011. ||Family: F1845
||Douglas County Marraiges, Book C, p. 166. Name incorrectly spelled "Dickerson." Ceremony officiated by J. N. Myers, M. G. ||Family: F0151
||Elizabeth Turner is identified as Elizabeth Moffitt. ||Family: F2268
||Escambia Book D, p. 113. ||Family: F0209
||Escambia Book D, p. 49. ||Family: F0170
||Escambia County Marriage Book "H", p. 135. Rev. J. L. Bryars officiating. ||Family: F0204
||Escambia County, Florida Marriage Book "E", p. 107, Rev. James Lazarus Bryars officiating. Mary Ella and Erin Elizabeth Miles Bryars (Rev. Bryars' first wife) were first cousins. ||Family: F1563
||Escambia Marriage Book "A", p. 16. John Jerrison, Mayor, J.P. ||Family: F0367
||Escambia Marriage Book "B", p. 65. ||Family: F0206
||Escambia Marriage Book "C" p. 159. ||Family: F0381
||Escambia Marriage Book "C", p. 19. Micajah Andrews, J.P. ||Family: F0366
||Escambia Marriage Book "H", p. 43. Rev. J. L. Bryars officiating. ||Family: F1570
||Escambia Marriage Book "H", p. 70. Rev. J. L. Bryars officiating ||Family: F1078
||Escambia Marriage Book "I" p. 46. Married at First Presbyterian, W. A. Carter, M. G. ||Family: F1586
||Escambia Marriage Book "I", p. 176. Rev. J. L. Bryars officiating. ||Family: F0024
||Escambia Marriage Book "I", p. 513 ||Family: F1073
||Escambia Marriage Book "J", p. 27. Rev. James L. Bryars, officiating. ||Family: F0061
||Escambia Marriage Book "J", p. 75. Rev. J. L. Bryars officiating. ||Family: F1922
||Escambia Marriage Book "L" p. 13. Robert Smilie, M. G. Vouched for by J. J. Jernigan. Meth. ||Family: F0203