|32||i.||James McCRORY, born May 15, 1758 in Larga, County Autrim, Ireland; died Nov 24, 1840 in Aliceville, Pickens County, Alabama; married Jean GILMORE Feb 28, 1782 in Gilford County, North Carolina.|
|ii.||Thomas McCRORY, born May 15, 1758 in County Antrim, Ireland; died Jun 1818 in Sullivan County, Tennessee; married Rachel Shelby LEGGETT Nov 30, 1795 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee; born Mar 04, 1772 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; died Apr 07, 1830 in Williamson County, Tennessee.|
Notes for Thomas McCRORY:|
Served in the American Revolution and as a Colonel with the 2nd Regiment West Tennessee Militia from October 1813 to January 1814 durind the War of 1812. He participated in the Battle of Talladega on November 9, 1813.
More About Thomas McCRORY:|
Burial: Unknown, Weaver's Cemetery, Bristol, Tennessee
More About Rachel Shelby LEGGETT:|
Burial: Unknown, Weaver's Cemetery, Bristol, Tennessee
|iii.||Hugh McCRORY, born Abt. 1759; died Mar 28, 1836 in Bedford County, Tennessee; married Jane Rogers CLARK Abt. 1787 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; died Unknown.|
|iv.||Robert M. McCRORY, born Abt. 1760 in Ireland; died Unknown; married Martha WOODFORD; died Unknown.|
|v.||William McCRORY, born Abt. 1761; died Unknown.|
|vi.||John McCRORY, born May 17, 1763 in County Antrim, Ireland; died Aug 23, 1837 in Maury, Tennessee; married Catherine WILSON Sep 03, 1813 in Bedford County, Tennessee; born Abt. 1775 in Georgia; died Unknown.|
|vii.||Ester McCRORY, born Abt. 1768; died Unknown.|
|40||i.||Lemuel KEITH, born Abt. 1796 in Virginia; died Unknown in Attala County, Mississippi; married Mary SUDDUTH Sep 24, 1818 in Sallis, Amite County, Mississippi.|
|ii.||David KEITH, born Abt. 1794 in Georgia; died Unknown; married (1) Sally PERKINS; died Unknown; married (2) Eliza M. JENKINS; died Unknown.|
|iii.||William KEITH, born Abt. 1800 in Georgia; died Unknown.|
|iv.||Citturabel KEITH, born Abt. 1802; died Abt. 1870 in Yazoo County, Mississippi; married Abner BROWN Jan 07, 1819 in Amite County, Mississippi; died Unknown.|
|i.||Lewis SUDDUTH, born Abt. 1789 in Stafford County, Virginia; died Dec 10, 1813 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia; married Marilla PERKINS; died Unknown.|
|ii.||Jesse SUDDUTH, born Bet. 1790 - 1794 in Lincoln County, Georgia; died Bet. 1841 - 1850 in Holmes County, Mississippi; married Elizabeth BROWN Dec 22, 1818 in Amite County, Mississippi; died Unknown.|
|iii.||Delana SUDDUTH, born Abt. 1796 in Lincoln County, Georgia; died Aft. 1860 in Amite County, Mississippi; married (1) Joseph BROWN Dec 18, 1813; died Unknown; married (2) Gilbert KEEN Aug 13, 1829 in Amite County, Mississippi; died Unknown.|
|41||iv.||Mary SUDDUTH, born Abt. 1800 in Lincoln County, Georgia; died Aft. 1860 in Amite County, Mississippi; married Lemuel KEITH Sep 24, 1818 in Sallis, Amite County, Mississippi.|
|v.||Charles Anderson SUDDUTH, born Aug 22, 1805 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia; died Aug 25, 1886; married (1) Mary Melvina BIRDSONG Oct 22, 1828; died Unknown; married (2) Louisa J Temple McMANUS May 1874; died Unknown.|
|vi.||James B. SUDDUTH, born Abt. 1807 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia; died Bef. 1880 in Neshoba County, Mississippi; married Mary E. McDONALD; died Unknown.|
|vii.||Lewis SUDDUTH, born Abt. 1811 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia; died Unknown; married Susan (SUDDUTH); died Unknown.|
|viii.||Susanna SUDDUTH, born Abt. 1813 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia; died Aft. 1880; married William B. HALES Nov 05, 1828 in Amite County, Mississippi; died Unknown.|
|i.||Hannah MOSS, born Jun 13, 1779 in Virginia; died Dec 25, 1865 in Barbour County, (W) Virginia; married William WOODFORD Nov 06, 1795 in Rockingham County, Virginia; born 1769 in Beckford Parish, Dunsmore County, Virginia; died Unknown.|
More About Hannah MOSS:|
Burial: Unknown, Mt Olive Cemetery, Barbour County, (W) Virginia
|48||ii.||George MOSS, born Abt. 1784 in Virginia; died May 23, 1860 in Gap Mill, Monroe County, Virginia; married Belmira HARRIS.|
Notes for Rebecca "Beckey" CRAVATT:|
When Rebecca died it is said that she was buried at French Camp, but the State of MS carried out archeological explorations in the years 1970-75 and found no burial site. In all probability, since she was a niece of the great Chief Pushmataha, Rebecca was buried according to Choctaw custom even though she had been converted to Methodism by the missionaries. Choctaw custom dictated that a deceased was placed on a raised platform in the open until only the bones remained and interred in the floor of the dwelling. For at least three months, relatives would assemble for a "cry."
|i.||Emille LEFLORE, born Abt. 1791 in LeFlour's Bluff, Pearl River, Choctaw Nation; died Abt. 1860; married A. H. CARPENTER; born Abt. 1790 in Noxubee, Mississippi; died Unknown.|
Notes for Emille LEFLORE:|
Emilee married A. H. Carpenter, a Frenchman of high family. He practiced law in Jackson, MS & rose to an eminence that caused him to be regarded as a lawyer having few equals & no superiors. Mr. Carpenter died in 1852, followed by his wife in 1860. They left two sons, Jerome & Surry. Jerome at the age of 15 entered the Confederate army as a private, serving under Gen. Robert E. Lee in VA. He was wounded July, 1862, at the battle of Malvern, after he had recovered he served as one of Gen. Joe Johnston's body guards.
|ii.||Benjamin LEFLORE, born Abt. 1792 in LeFlour's Bluff, Pearl River, Choctaw Nation; died Oct 06, 1863 in Yakanookany River, Ofahoma, Mississippi; married Mary JUZAN 1810 in Frenchman's Camp, Natchez Trace, Mississippi; born 1796 in Choctaw Nation, MS, USA; died Oct 06, 1862 in Yakanookany River, Ofahoma, Mississippi.|
Notes for Benjamin LEFLORE:|
Benjamin had married once before marrying Mary Juzan. Nothing is known of this first marriage other than at least two children were born, (1) Sophia (LaFlour) married a Jesse B. Witt in Madison County on January 5, 1832 and on June 2, 1832 (2) Sarah LeFlore married Radell C. Groves in Madison County, Mississippi. In 1850 a D. Witt is living in the household of Benjamin LeFlore. In 1899, the descendents of Daniel D. Witt stated that they were descendents of Benjamin LeFlore and that the father of Daniel Witt was Jesse B. Wi tt and his mother a daughter of Benjamin LeFlore.
More About Mary JUZAN:|
Died 2: Sep 29, 1868, Yakanookany River, Ofahoma, MS, USA
|iii.||Santiago Mathius LEFLORE, born Abt. 1792 in Tombigbee River, Oklahoma Hannali, Six Towns District, Choctaw Nation; died Oct 10, 1793 in LeFlour's Bluff, Pearl River, Choctaw Nation.|
Notes for Santiago Mathius LEFLORE:|
Santiago and Benjamin were twins and were baptized an April 1798. As no other record existed for Santiago, he apparently died in childhood.
|iv.||Felicity (Lelicite) LEFLORE, born Abt. 1797 in LeFlour's Bluff, Pearl River, Choctaw Nation; died Abt. 1870 in Lexington, Holmes County, Mississippi; married Samuel B LONG Abt. 1812 in Frenchman's Camp, Natchez Trace, Mississippi; died Feb 1844 in Mississippi.|
Notes for Samuel B LONG:|
CHOCTAW CENSUS & CITIZENSHIP, & APPLICATIONS FOR IDENTIFICATION AS MISSISSIPPI CHOCTAWS: Microfilm # 1666451 (FHC):
Samuel Long, # acres cultivated -- 120, # in family -- 7, Males over 16 -- 1, M & F under 10 -- 3, Location -- Black Creek, his residence, Total # of acres 960, Remarks
|51||v.||Sylvia LeFlore, born May 1797 in LeFlour's Bluff, Pearl River, Choctaw Nation; died Abt. 1855 in Leake County, Mississippi; married (2) Rubin HARRIS Abt. 1814 in Madision County, Mississippi; married (3) George S Grant 1835.|
|vi.||Greenwood LEFLORE, born Jun 03, 1800 in LeFlour's Bluff, Pearl River, Choctaw Nation; died Aug 21, 1866 in Malmaison, Carroll County, Mississippi; married (1) Rossannah DONLY Dec 04, 1817 in Nashville, Tennessee; born Dec 04, 1802 in Nashville, Tennessee; died Oct 03, 1829 in Mississippi; married (2) Elizabeth COODY 1830; died 1830 in Mississippi; married (3) Priscilla Jane DONLY Jun 09, 1834; born in Nashville, Tennessee; died Unknown.|
Notes for Greenwood LEFLORE:|
Greenwood LeFlore was unanimously elected by the tribal council to become Chief of the Mississippi and Alabama Residing Indian Nation at the age of 22, thus becoming the youngest leader of the tribe's history. He was schooled in his teenage years in Nashville, making him the first Chief to have any formal education. He is regarded as the greatest Chief among the Choctaws for the many reforms that he instituted among his People. These include mandatory schooling, abolition of cruel Trible practices, which had given the Choctaws their name (from the Spanish "Chat" meaning "flattened" which referred to the practice of flattening the heads of its male infants. President Andrew Jackson presented Leflore a commission as Colonel in the U. S. Army and LeFlore would lead his people in defense of his country. The Choctaws were the only Indian Nation that never raised a hand against the flag that LeFlore loved as his own. By 1854, LeFlore owned a 15,000 acre plantation, sawmills, brickyards, steamboats and over 200 slaves.
From " Greenwood Leflore and the Choctaw Indians of the Mississippi Valley" written by Ms. Florence R. Ray, great-grand-daughter of Greenwood's.
Greenwood was the last Chief of the Choctaw Indians of East MS. He was born in Jackson, MS near the site of the old capital. His father was Louis Leflore, a full-blooded French Canadian. His mother was Rebecca Cravet, half-french & half Choctaw Indian. Greenwood went to Nashville, TN with Major John Donley when he was 12 years old to get an education. That is how he meet his 1st wife Rosa, Rosa & Greenwood were married in Nashville, TN, then went back to MS, (they had 2 children) after Rosa's death he married Elizabeth Cody, (no children), and when Elizabeth died he married Rosa's younger sister Priscilla James Donley (1 child).
In his twenties, Greenwood became a chief of the Choctaws and vigorously encouraged education, Christianity and law-making. After the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek the Choctaws had to sell their Mississippi Land to the whites. Greenwood was no longer the Chief. He became a United States Citizen and remained in MS. He was a member of the MS senate in 1841-44.
The rise in the Economic system of the white man was remarkable. Greenwood's first home was in a log cabin in Greenwood, MS, but he prospered so that in 1854 he moved into a stately mansion, "Malmaison". His domain came to comprise of 15,000 acres in MS, on which were 400 slaves & he had a part interest in 60,000 acres in TX. He also built a small town, Point Leflore, & constructed a $75,000 turnpike to divert plantation business to his town. During the Civil War his various enterprises languished and his TX lands were lost. He had deplored secession, and remained loyal to the Union until his death at the close of the war. In accordance with his last request, his body was wrapped in the flag of the United States and was buried near his home in Greenwood, MS. **Here, again is where there are more than one resource with different information. With Greenwood there were not too many contradictions. One that I recall is one source has another daughter, Jane, belonging to Greenwood & Rosa.
***Other sources found so far are: Leflore Trail History, History of the Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Natchez Indians, among a few.
Location: NW of Carollton, MS, Malmaison plantation.
Copied By: Mrs. Isabel C. McDougal & W. Guy Humphrey in Nov. 1954
GREENWOOD LEFLORE/Last Great Chief of the Choctaw Indians East of the MS River/died Aug. 31, 1865/aged 65 yrs./The gift of God is Eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
PRISCILLA J. LEFLORE/Dec. 8, 1817/Nov 8, 1910
ELIZABETH DONLEY/June 27, 1785/July 23, 1837
ROSA DONLEY/wife of Greenwood Leflore/June 11, 1804/Oct. 3 1829
ALFRED SOMERVILLE/son of J. F. & Dora Donley/Nov. 29, 1880/Aug 27, 1890
GREENWOOD L. HALSEY/1840--1900
JOHN B. HALSEY/June 3, 1842/July 22, 1900
LOUIS L. HALSEY/OCT. 3, 1879/SEPT. 29, 1920
GEORGE W. WRIGHT/May 27, 1861/Nov. 14, 1908
MARY J. HALSEY/July 19, 1851/Mar. 12, 1896
JOHN T. TERRY/May 5, 1856/Dec. 4, 1901
ROSA A. HARRIS/wife of Marvin W. Bryan/dau. of J. C. & R. C. Harris/Nov. 28, 1878/July 7, 1903
MARVIN W. BRYAN/1869-1924
G. LEFLORE HARRIS/Oct. 29, 1886/June 13, 1896
ALICE CLAY/dau. of J. C. & Rebecca Cravat Harris/Mar. 4, 1861/Nov. 2, 1863
EDWARD R. YARBRA/Jan. 25, 1884/Nov. 10, 1911
C. E. Williamson/Jan. 22, 1859/June 9, 1903
JAMES CLARK HARRIS/Aug. 16, 1826/Sept. 26, 1904
REBECCA LEFLORE/his wife/May 4, 1837/July 21, 1922
GREENWOOD LEFLORE/son of J. B. & M. J. Halsey/Dec. 3, 1879/Oct. 19, 1887
CLAUDE G. GOODSON/Jan. 28, 1888/Mar. 18, 1912
A. HUGHES/son of J. B. & M. J. Halsey/Mar. 17, 1881/Feb. 6, 1891
LOUIE D. LEFLORE/son of J. C. & R. C. Harris/Oct. 10, 1858/July 26, 1864
HENRY JONATHAN/son of W. L. & Florence D. Ray/July 19, 1881/Oct. 7, 1881
EDNA EARL/dau. of Wm & Florence D. Ray/Jan. 7, 1878/Sept. 28, 1884
SANUEL DONLEY/Oct. 22, 1820/June 2, 1888
JOHN L. DONLEY/JAN. 18, 1854/DEC. 21, 1913
MS NEWSPAPER OBITS: 1862-1875:
OCTOBER 20, 1865
Colonel Greenwood Leflore died on the 31st of August, at his residence in Carroll County, aged sixty-five years. He was in on sense "the last of the Choctaws". He claimed his lineage from Choctaw Indians, although not of the full blood. Colonel Leflore was the last Chief of the Choctaws. He remained in this State while his tribe took up their melancholy march to the lands west of the Mississippi.
CHOCTAW CENSUS & CITIZENSHIP, & APPLICATIONS FOR IDENTIFICATION AS MISSISSIPPI CHOCTAWS: Microfilm # 1666451 (FHC):
Chief Green Leflore 250 acres cultivated land, Total in family -- 5, Males over 16 -- 1, Males & Females under 10 -- 2, # of slaves -- 32, Location of land -- Big Sand Prairie, Yazoo Valley, Total of # of acres -- 2560, Remarks: Good land, Chief, 4 sections provided by supplement.
Notes for Elizabeth Cody:
July 7, 1996: States in the Greenwood Leflore book that Elizabeth was the a Cherokee, the niece of Chief Ross, a cousin to William Cody (the famous Buffalo Bill).
Notes for Priscilla James Donley:
July 7, 1996: Priscilla was Rosa's younger sister. She was 16 when she married Greenwood. They only had 1 child, who they named after Greenwood's mother...Rebecca Cravet Leflore.
Children of Greenwood Leflore and Rosanah Donly are:
+ 98 i. Elizabeth Donly6 Leflore, born Aug 1, 1820 in French Camp, Natchez Trace, Mississippi; died Jun 24, 1847 in Carroll Co., MS.
+ 99 ii. John Donly Leflore, born Dec 15, 1824 in Frenchman's Camp, Natchez Trace, MS.
100 iii. Jane G. LeFlore, born Nov 14, 1828 in French Camp, Natchez Trace, Mississippi (Source: Greenwood Leflore's Will.). She married William Spring Abt. 1853 in MS.
Child of Greenwood Leflore and Priscilla Donley is:
+ 101 i. Rebecca Cravet6 Leflore, born May 4, 1837 in Mississippi; died Jul 21, 1922 in Malmaison, Carroll Co., MS.
|vii.||Isabelle (Sibell) LEFLORE, born Abt. 1804 in LeFlour's Bluff, Pearl River, Choctaw Nation; died Unknown in Miller County, Arkansas; married Vaughn BRASHEARS Abt. 1819 in Brashear Landing, Mississippi; born 1799; died Unknown in Miller County, Arkansas.|
More About Vaughn BRASHEARS:|
Died 2: 1891, Miller, AR, USA
Died 3: 1891, Miller, AR, USA
Died 4: 1891, Miller, AR, USA
|viii.||William LEFLORE, born 1806 in LeFlour's Bluff, Pearl River, Choctaw Nation; died 1844 in Bok Iskitni, Carroll County, Mississippi; married Martha WALKER Mar 23, 1824 in Marengo County, Alabama; born Abt. 1806 in Georgia; died Unknown.|
|ix.||Basil LEFLORE, born Abt. 1809 in LeFlores Bluff, Pearl River, Choctaw Nation; died Abt. 1886 in Hugo, Kiomatia County, Apukshunubee District, Choctaw Nation; married (1) Margaret (LEFLORE); died Unknown; married (2) Narcissi (Nancy) FISHER Abt. 1844 in Frenchman's Camp, Natchez Trace, Mississippi; died Unknown.|
Notes for Basil LEFLORE:|
Basil LeFlore was a Chief of the Choctaws.
More About Basil LEFLORE:|
Burial: Unknown, Goodland Cementery
|x.||Jackson LEFLORE, born Abt. 1815 in LeFlores Bluff, Pearl River, Choctaw Nation; died Mar 14, 1854 in Carroll County, Mississippi.|
Notes for Jackson LEFLORE:|
Information Obtained from: Book from Memphis Library
& Brochure of Leflore Trail History.
Jackson Leflore was named for Gen. Andrew Jackson, famous hero of the battle of New Orleans and a good friend of Pushmataha, who was related to Jackson Leflore. Historians would remind us that it was in January of 1815 that Chief Pushmataha led a contingent of Choctaws into battle against the British at New Orleans. Jackson Leflore was born later that year.
Jackson Leflore was listed on the rolls of Choctaw Academy in Kentucky as a 17 yr old student in 1832. He later came back to MS & built a home. Jackson or "Jack" as he was sometimes called, was listed in the 1850 census as household #290 in North Carroll Co., MS. He never married and died at the age of 39.
Source: Carroll Co., MS Estate Records 184-1869 Reference Book: page 81-82;
ESTATE OF JACKSON LEFLORE (page 196, jan. 1857)
To John N. Merriwehter, James R. Shackelford and William A. McCain. You are hereby authorized and directed to divide the slaves of Jackson Leflore into seven equal parts as follows: to Benjamin Leflore 1/7, to Felicity Long 1/7, to Sylva Grant 1/7, to Greenwood Leflore1/7, to Brazile Leflore 1/7, to the heirs of Isabella Brashears, dec'd, 1/7, and the heirs of William Leflore 1/7. Give Henry Jefferson & wife Isabella, J. J. Dillard& wife Elizabeth, Greenwood Leflore, Jr., Sophia Leflore and Martha Terry, guardian of Josephine susan and John Leflore at least 3 days previous notice. Signed by A. M Nelson, Clerk.
ESTATE DIVIDED AS FOLLOWS:
To Benjamin Leflore - Eliza at $1100, Solomon at $850 and Lucy at $500.
To Felicity Long - Salina at $1100, Sally at $900and William at $200.
To Greenwood Leflore - Charlesat $1400, Mary at $600, and Lizzy at $300.
To heirs of Isabella Brashears - Richard at $1250, Harriet at $550, Vicey at $250 and Ceasar at $350.
To Brazile Leflore - Lazareth at $850, Delia at $1100, Joseph at $400.
To Heirs of Wm. Leflore - Priscilla at $1100, Patsy at $900, David (deceased, valueless), George at $200.
To Sylva Grant - Daniel at $1400, Caroline at $600, John
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