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Descendants of Thomas Whitheford/Weatherford


50. LETTIE7 RIDLEY (ELIZABETH MARIA6 WEATHERFORD, MAJOR5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM WHITHEFORD/3, JOHN WHITHEFORD/2, THOMAS1 WHITHEFORD/WEATHERFORD) was born 24 Nov 1776 in Tennessee, and died Unknown. She married (1) JAMES EVERETT 05 May 1792 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tn., son of JOHN EVERETT and ESTHER HARDEMAN. He died 08 Jun 1792 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tn.. She married (2) JAMES ROBERTS Aft. 05 May 1792 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was born Abt. 1775, and died Unknown.

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AMES EVERETT and LETTIE RIDLEY:
Marriage: 05 May 1792, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tn.

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AMES ROBERTS:
On the 1830 Lawrence County, Indiana Census, Lethy (Letty), Littleton S. and George are all listed. It is an assumption as to if they are siblings. It is believed that the Roberts family had come from Wales.
I believe his given name to be James, as he was on the 1810 Census for Floyd Co., Ky.
Here are the Roberts on the 1820 Floyd Co., Ky. Census;
Roberts, Cornelius 20001000100
Roberts, Isaac 20001000010
Roberts, James 00000100001
Roberts, James 01010100001
Roberts, John 20000111001
In the Estill Co., KY Promissory Notes there is the following listing: page 20, Philip and Polley ROBERTS, 9 Sept. 1824 for daughter Mariah HAYES to marry William FERRELL, test., Delaney LANCASTER. Surety, Littleton LANCASTER

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AMES ROBERTS and LETTIE RIDLEY:
Marriage: Aft. 05 May 1792, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee
     
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ETTIE RIDLEY and JAMES ROBERTS are:
112. i.   LETHY JANE8 ROBERTS, b. Abt. 1810, Estill, Floyd Co., Kentucky; d. Abt. 1838.
113. ii.   LITTLETON S. ROBERTS, b. Abt. 1806, Kentucky; d. 22 Aug 1893, S.E. Cameron, Clinton Co., Mo..
114. iii.   GEORGE ROBERTS, b. 04 Jun 1808, Kentucky; d. 12 Jan 1879, DeKalb Co., Missouri.
  iv.   JONATHAN ROBERTS, d. Unknown.
  Notes for JONATHAN ROBERTS:
Jonathan is speculative as being a sibling to the others.

115. v.   CELINA ROBERTS, d. Unknown.
116. vi.   MARTHA PATSY ROBERTS, d. Unknown.


51. JOHN WILLIAM JR.7 WEATHERFORD (JOHN WILLIAM6, MAJOR5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM WHITHEFORD/3, JOHN WHITHEFORD/2, THOMAS1 WHITHEFORD/WEATHERFORD) was born 1774 in Virginia, and died Unknown. He married ELIZABETH GILMORE. She died Unknown.

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OHN WILLIAM JR. WEATHERFORD:
John William was living in Halifax Co., Va. by 1810.
     
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OHN WEATHERFORD and ELIZABETH GILMORE are:
117. i.   WILLIAM SUBLETT8 WEATHERFORD, b. 19 Jul 1802, Virginia; d. 30 Nov 1896, Mecklenburg Co., Va..
118. ii.   JOHN S. WEATHERFORD, b. Abt. 1806, Mecklenburg, Virginia; d. Unknown.


52. REV. CHARLES ANDERSON7 WEATHERFORD (JOHN WILLIAM6, MAJOR5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM WHITHEFORD/3, JOHN WHITHEFORD/2, THOMAS1 WHITHEFORD/WEATHERFORD) was born 1783 in Bedford, Va., and died 1846. He married NANCY HOLT, daughter of ROBERT HOLT and SARAH. She was born Abt. 1785 in Halifax Co., Va., and died 1840.

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EV. CHARLES ANDERSON WEATHERFORD:
Charles was one of the Executors of his fathers Estate.
Pittsylvania Co., Va. Deed 53, pg. 287, made on Sept 28, 1857, recorded on Sept 29, 1857:
C.A.B. Weatherford indebted to Henry Hazlewood $1000. sells to him his entire interest both real and personal in his father John W. Weatherford, Dec'd. Estate late of Pittsyvania Co.
     
Children of C
HARLES WEATHERFORD and NANCY HOLT are:
  i.   ELIZABETH8 WEATHERFORD, b. 1802; d. Unknown.
  ii.   SUSANNAH A. WEATHERFORD, b. 1804; d. Unknown; m. RICHARD JENNINGS, 05 Nov 1829, Pittsylvania Co., Va.; d. Unknown.
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Marriage: 05 Nov 1829, Pittsylvania Co., Va.

  iii.   ANN WEATHERFORD, b. 1806; d. Unknown.
  iv.   LOUISA WEATHERFORD, b. 1808; d. Unknown.
  v.   SALLY S. WEATHERFORD, b. 1810; d. Unknown.
119. vi.   JOHN MARTIN WEATHERFORD, b. 20 Jan 1814, Bedford Co., Virginia; d. 02 Feb 1892, Jackson Co., Missouri.
120. vii.   ROBERT A. WEATHERFORD, d. Unknown, Pittsylvania Co., Va. ?.


53. MAJOR7 WEATHERFORD (MAJOR6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD R.4, WILLIAM WHITHEFORD/3, JOHN WHITHEFORD/2, THOMAS1 WHITHEFORD/WEATHERFORD) was born 1765, and died Unknown.

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AJOR WEATHERFORD:
This was information received by another researcher, I am not sure if this William had a son named Major???
     
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AJOR WEATHERFORD are:
121. i.   JONES8 WEATHERFORD, b. 1786, Clarksville, Virginia; d. Bef. 29 Jan 1836, Conecuh Co., Alabama.
  ii.   LEWIS WEATHERFORD, d. Unknown.
  iii.   MAJOR WEATHERFORD, d. Unknown.
  Notes for MAJOR WEATHERFORD:
Major moved to Texas around 1850 after residing in Conecuh Co., Alabama.
The following is from Montgomery Co. Mortality Schedules;
Death Dates Inferred in Montgomery County, TX Black Boxes Documents 1838-1900
WEATHERFORD, Jones Died 1 Jun 1883. Ref: BB 4:90. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. "Double Marker: WEATHERFORD Mary A. 17 May 1835 - 15 Jun 1921 Jones 15 May 1828 - 1 Jun 1883" Ref: Cem 1:18.

WEATHERFORD, Major Died prior Jun 1853. Ref: BB 2:46.





54. ELIAS7 WEATHERFORD (JAMES6, MARTIN5, RICHARD R.4, WILLIAM WHITHEFORD/3, JOHN WHITHEFORD/2, THOMAS1 WHITHEFORD/WEATHERFORD) was born 1788 in St. James Goose Creek Parish, Charleston, S.C. or Ga., and died Abt. 1855 in St. James Goose Creek Parish, Charleston, Charleston Co., S.C.. He married CHARLOTTE GODFREY 1813 in Orangeburg, Orangeburg Co., South Carolina, daughter of JOHN GODFREY and ANNA. She was born 1792, and died 1857.

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LIAS WEATHERFORD:
Elias fought in the War of 1812 S.C. Troups. It is believed that Elias is the son of James but has not been proven yet.
Elias is not a proven son of John at this time. It will need further research.

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LIAS WEATHERFORD and CHARLOTTE GODFREY:
Marriage: 1813, Orangeburg, Orangeburg Co., South Carolina
     
Children of E
LIAS WEATHERFORD and CHARLOTTE GODFREY are:
  i.   JAMES DAVID8 WEATHERFORD, b. 1814; d. Unknown.
  ii.   NANCY WEATHERFORD, b. 1815; d. Unknown.
122. iii.   BENJAMIN GODFREY WEATHERFORD, b. 1818, St. James Goose Creek Parish, Charleston, S.C.; d. Unknown, St. James Goose Creek Parish, Charleston, S.C..
  iv.   ELIZABETH WEATHERFORD, b. 1820; d. Unknown.
123. v.   SAMUEL HENRY WEATHERFORD, b. Feb 1820, Orangeburg Co., S.C.; d. 1901, Orangeburg Co., S.C..
  vi.   CHARLES WEATHERFORD, b. 1822; d. Unknown.
  vii.   HEAMICK WEATHERFORD, b. 1826; d. Unknown.
  viii.   CAROLINE WEATHERFORD, b. 1830; d. Unknown.
  ix.   WATSON WEATHERFORD, b. 1832; d. Unknown.


55. WILLIAM "RED EAGLE"7 WEATHERFORD (CHARLES6, MARTIN5, RICHARD R.4, WILLIAM WHITHEFORD/3, JOHN WHITHEFORD/2, THOMAS1 WHITHEFORD/WEATHERFORD) was born 28 Sep 1780 in Alabama River, Coosada, Elmore Co., Alabama, and died 24 Mar 1824 in Little River, Baldwin Co., Alabama. He married (1) MARY ELIZABETH MONIAC 1801 in Alabama, daughter of WILLIAM MONIAC and POLLY COLBERT. She was born Abt. 1783 in Alabama, and died 1804 in Point Tholy, Lowndes Co., Alabama. He married (2) SOPETHLINA KANEY THELOTCO MONIAC 1813 in Alabama, daughter of JOHN MONIAC and MARY TYNER. She was born Abt. 1780 in Alabama, and died Abt. 1814 in Coosasa, near Montgomery Co., Alabama. He met (3) LILA BEASLEY Bet. 1813 - 1817 in Alabama, daughter of COL. BEASLEY and UNKNOWN. She died Unknown. He married (4) MARY STIGGINS 1817 in Mt. Pleasant, Monroe Co., Alabama, daughter of JOSEPH STIGGINS and NANCY GREY. She was born Abt. 1783 in Alabama, and died 1832 in Mt. Pleasant, Monroe Co., Alabama.

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ILLIAM "RED EAGLE" WEATHERFORD:
William is my third cousin, eight times removed.
William was our Creek Chief, Indian name was Lamochattee and Tustenuggee. Some researchers claim his birth to be 28 Apr 1765, but that would make his mother Sehoy a child of only six years old which of course is inconceivable. Some researchers also state that he had other children before he married Sopeth and that he had maidens and also other wives such as Lila Beasley which he supposedly had married in 1815 and supposedly had married a Miss Tunstall. I have not seen proof of this at this time. Also stated that he had maidens whom he fathered children.
Also later, on an Alabama Census for 1820, it lists Lamochattee; Tecumseh was Relative, Tecumseh and Seekaboo's mother were sisters. Seekaboo's father was a half-blood.
Red Eagles War name was Hopnicafutsahia, which meant Truth Teller. This was given to him by the Red Sticks after the death of McGillivray.

Georgia Battles 1812 Autosee-Tallasee and Camp Defiance by Barbara Winge
"CAMP DEFIANCE - Jan 27, 1814 The General did not quit the army in consequence of his wound, but
having partially recovered after much suffering advanced again from Fort Mitchell, in January, 1814,
and was attacked before day light on the 27th of that month at Camp Defiance, by the enemy in great force, headed by the famous warrior Weatherford, and aided by Colonel Woodbine, an English officer who boasted afterwards of having planned the attack.
[This attack was to prevent a junction of the Georgia troops, under Gen Floyd, and the Tennesseans, under Gen Jackson, which was desired by both Generals. who passed letters to each other by Indian runners and spics. The junction was never formed. The success of each General rendered it unnecessary.]
The Georgia troops were encamped in the form of a parallelogram, cavalry and baggage in the centre, with two pieces of artillery [four pounders, taken in the Revolution at Saratoga] on the right and left faces of the camp.
The fight was furious for several hours, and nothing but the firmness of troops saved them from
destruction.
The formation was bravely maintained under an incessant fire, (which was returned with great
vivacity) until sunrise. The enemy were then charged and routed at the point of the bayonet, leaving a
great many of their dead on the field.
On their retreat, 15 were sabred by the cavalry. Our loss was considerable, and we had a great many wounded. The campaign terminated soon after the battle of Camp Defiance, and General Floyd was appointed to command the troops at Savannah, for the protection of the city. He remained in command at Savannah, until the termination of the war."

Red Eagle was at the services for the death of his great uncle Alexander. Red Eagle was dressed in his finest. He wore a black plume in mourning. After Alexanders death, Red Eagle stepped up his campaign to succeed him as emperor of the Creeks. He spoke to all councils from Mobile into Muscle Shoals on the far side of Tennessee. On his campaign trail, he was dressed in his shining white buckskins, which included a luxuriant red egret plume sweeping from the Scottish Tam of the Clan McGillivray, he was a splendid firebrand! A man who was just impossible to be ignored! This is when the young Senator Andrew Jackson began to take notice as our William stepped up his activities. Jackson would collect the information he wanted on this new Chief through a wandering riflemaker and trader by the name of Russell Bean, which Bean would deliver a story back to Jackson in 1850. As Bean sat at Emuckfau and watched as this new Chief seemed to have control of the Creek law, A young girl was accused of infidelity by her spouse. By Creek law, you are aloud to prove your innocence on the spot. The accused young maiden was taken to a wide meadow and stripped of her clothing. Fifty yards away, the eagerly waiting warriors awaited. A white stake was driven into the ground about 300 paces from her. At the signal from William, the girl bolted for the white stake with the warriors in exhilerating pursuit. With a 50 yard head start and unhindering by clothing, it was assumed the girl had a fair chance to outrun the warriors. If she reached the stake ahead of them, her husband was judged guilty of falsely accusing her and she would be allowed to set out one of a number of interesting punishments for him. But if the warriors caught her, she would be brought before the Chief who had the right to take her to his lodge and turn her over to the warriors afterwards. The chase that Bean had observed, the girl was of beautiful qualities, so the warriors chased at full-force. Bean stated that she didn't seem to be trying to hard to out-run them. They brought her to stand with downcast eyes before the stern gaze of her handsome young Chief. William then pointed toward his lodge. The girl obeyed eagerly. Within an hour of Bean whittling in the waiting, the young girl reappeared and looking very triumphant or cleansed of her shame? As he told this story to Jackson, it became quite clear that William was well respected and followed and in a better position than any white man could be with the Creeks. This in turn led Jackson to believe that he wanted to meet with this man. Bean had reasurred him that he believed he would be meeting him indeed! As you read about Beans story, you also become aware that in the Cherokee tradition, a woman being chased is part of the marital rituals. But it's the future husband that is doing the chasing... Umm...
Red Eagle goes on to participate in full in the Creek War.
He participated in the Kimbell-James Massacre, the Canoe Fight with Sam Dale and his forces against Red Eagle and the Red Sticks, the Battle of Holy Ground with the Red Sticks, being lead by a half-breed prophet by the name of Paddy Welsh, mounted on Arrow, his black steed and favorite of his horses, the Battle of Talladega, to the Battle of Horseshoe Bend ( which I am to understand that he had left before the fighting here had begun. General Andrew Jackson's forces which included Davy Crockett and Sam Houston joining with the Choctaws and the other tribes against the Red Sticks and this ends the War.
After the terrible defeat at Horseshoe Bend in 1814, Red Eagle does go to Ft. Jackson ( formerly known as Ft. Taulouse) and surrendered to General Andrew Jackson. General Jackson was filled with sympathy and admiration for the noble chief, so he takes Red Eagle to his own home in Nashville, TN. ( This is the information according to Dr. Marion Elisha Tarvin ( David Tates grandson). He claims the only man in Alabama to know of Red Eagle's whereabouts while Red Eagle stayed at the Hermitage.
Red Eagle lived out his days as a well to do and well respected planter in Monroe Co., AL.
He died following a bear hunt and is buried next to his mother in a grave near Little Tallassee.
Woodrow Wallace shares the story of Red Eagle's demise from Dreisback stating that Red Eagle goes on a hunting trip and seeing the white deer among all the brown ones and reads therein his own death, going home from the hunt, he dies three days later, dreaming of departing hand in hand with Sopath Thlaine.
The graveyard of his family is now a county park, dedicated to him. My research suggests he had three wives and only one was a full blood Creek. The state did not require that his children move to Oklahoma, but one of his sons as well as his grand daughter Josephine Howell did.
William was tall in statue, had lighter bronzed skin and he had such dark brown eyes they appeared to be black.
He was a man of fine sense, great courage, and knew alot about our government and mankind in general. He had lived with his half brother, Davy Tate who had been an educated and well informed man. He had also been with his brother-in-law Sam Moniac, who was always looked upon as being one of the most intelligent half-breeds in the Nation. In his obituary, it lists his widow as being Mary, with surviving children to be Charles, Alexander, Washington and Levetia. It lists Sopeth as mother of his illigitament son William. It claims he had suffered fatigue while on a bear hunt at Lovett's Creek on the 29 of Feb after he had seen the Albino deer which I have made previous mention of.
Red Eagle was a hero who tried to free his people from oppression and to restrict land ownership on Indian lands...

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ILLIAM "RED EAGLE" WEATHERFORD:
Burial: Unknown, Red Eagle Memorial Park, North Baldwin Co., Alabama

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ARY ELIZABETH MONIAC:
William took to Mary's beauty, she was the most beautiful girl in the Nation. Which he then took her for his wife. He moved about with her as his mistress in Pensacola, Mobile and New Orleans. The Americans had no idea that this beautiful couple of a very high social standard was the Red Eagle that they had been hearing about.
Mary's grave was not marked before the date of 1925. It is unknown to me at this time, if it is now marked.


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ARY ELIZABETH MONIAC:
Burial: Unknown, Coosada, Near Montgomery Co., Alabama

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ILLIAM WEATHERFORD and MARY MONIAC:
Marriage: 1801, Alabama

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OPETHLINA KANEY THELOTCO MONIAC:
After William's first wife Mary Moniac had died, his second wife was Sopeth (her nickname) who was also cousin to William's first wife Mary "Polly" Moniac but Polly died in 1804 so she couldn't have been William's mother.
I have seen her full name as stated to be Sopethlina Thelotco Kaney Thlaine Moniac.
Researchers claim that she was a full-blood from the Fish Clan.
She and William were married under Indian Law.
From a letter written on 20 April 1925 from Mrs. C.A. Sizemore addressed to the Alabama Archives, she states that Sopethlina was a Full-Blood Creek Indian and that she and William only had one child of their marriage whose name was William who later left Alabama and headed to Indian Territory and he later died in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Such as the grave of Mary, Sopeth's grave was also unmarked.
Sopeth died immediately after she gave birth to William.

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OPETHLINA KANEY THELOTCO MONIAC:
Burial: Unknown, Coosasa, near Montgomery Co., Alabama

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ILLIAM WEATHERFORD and SOPETHLINA MONIAC:
Marriage: 1813, Alabama

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ILA BEASLEY:
At this time, Lila IS NOT a proven spouse of William "Red Eagle." I am placing her here for research purposes only. I have received info. stating her as a wife, but this WILL need to be researched further. She supposedly was united with Red Eagle shortly after the Ft. Mims Massacre which would have been around 1813.

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ILLIAM WEATHERFORD and LILA BEASLEY:
Partners: Bet. 1813 - 1817, Alabama

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ARY STIGGINS:
Mary and William were married under "white law" after the death of his second wife Sopeth.
Mary is buried with other Stiggins at the Baptist Church, Little River. Her wooden marker was destroyed by a brush fire.
Mary's mother Nancy "Haw" Gray was a Natchez Indian. BUT... in a letter from Mrs. C.A. Sizemore to the Alabama Archives on 20 April 1925, she claims that Williams third wife was Mary Stiggins who was a white woman. Mary may have been considered white, but she was 1/4 Indian.
Sam Dale served as Best Man at the Wedding of Red Eagle and Mary Stiggins.

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ARY STIGGINS:
Burial: Unknown, Little River Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant, Monroe Co., Alabama

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ILLIAM WEATHERFORD and MARY STIGGINS:
Marriage: 1817, Mt. Pleasant, Monroe Co., Alabama
     
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ILLIAM WEATHERFORD and MARY MONIAC are:
124. i.   CHARLES8 WEATHERFORD, b. 1803, Montgomery Co., Alabama; d. 13 Jun 1894, Monroe Co., Alabama.
  ii.   POLLY WEATHERFORD, b. Bef. 1804, Alabama; d. Unknown.
  Notes for POLLY WEATHERFORD:
In the research of Mr. Tarvin, he states that William and Polly had a daughter named Polly.

     
Child of WILLIAM WEATHERFORD and SOPETHLINA MONIAC is:
125. iii.   WILLIAM B.8 WEATHERFORD, b. Abt. 1814, Alabama; d. Unknown, Tulsa, Tulsa Co., Oklahoma.
     
Child of WILLIAM WEATHERFORD and LILA BEASLEY is:
126. iv.   STEPHEN W.8 WEATHERFORD, b. 1816, Alabama; d. Unknown.
     
Children of WILLIAM WEATHERFORD and MARY STIGGINS are:
  v.   GEORGE WASHINGTON8 WEATHERFORD, b. 1818; d. Abt. 1819.
  Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON WEATHERFORD:
George died as an infant.

  vi.   JOHN STIGGINS WEATHERFORD, b. 1819, Alabama; d. Bet. 1820 - 1830, Alabama.
  Notes for JOHN STIGGINS WEATHERFORD:
John died as a child.

127. vii.   ALEXANDER MCGILLIVRAY WEATHERFORD, b. 1820, Alabama; d. 1897, Monroe Co., Alabama.
  viii.   MAJOR WEATHERFORD, b. Bet. 1820 - 1821, Alabama; d. Bet. 1820 - 1830, Alabama.
  Notes for MAJOR WEATHERFORD:
Major was killed as a child.

128. ix.   MARY LEVITIA WEATHERFORD, b. 1823, Little River, Alabama; d. 1859, Sabine Parish, La..


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