Notes for John (Hopaychutke) Stidham: John Stidham was the son of Benjamin Stidham of Union County, South Carolina and a Native American woman? named Priscilla. He was born in 1784 in Union County, South Carolina formerly known as Anson County, N.C. Records on his father, Benjamin, show that the family moved to Alabama as early as 1809 and that Benjamin probably died after 1840 in Talladega Co, Alabama as he was listed on their 1840 census. John Stidham married Delilah Hardage who was half Creek Indian. John Stidham and Delilah lived among the Creek Indians was believed to have been known as Chief "Hopaychutke" (meaning white explorer) of the Creek Nation. Georgeanna Grayson refers to him as Colonel John Stidham of Alabama. Although The Descendents of Timothy Stidham refers to a Colonel John Stidham of Alabama who is not our John Stidham. Verbal records have John dying in Alabama prior or during the removal to Oklahoma.
More About John (Hopaychutke) Stidham: Census: 1810, Edgefield, South Carolina.
More About John (Hopaychutke) Stidham and Delilah Hardage: Marriage: Bef. 1817
Children of John (Hopaychutke) Stidham and Delilah Hardage are: