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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Family: Benjamin Durant / Sophia McGillivray (F1603)

m. Abt 1770


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  • Father | Male
    Benjamin Durant

    Born  Abt 1754  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  30 Aug 1813  Fort Mims, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Fort Mims, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  Abt 1770  [1]  Alabama  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father   
    Mother   

    Sophia McGillivrayMother | Female
    Sophia McGillivray

    Born  Abt 1746  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     
    Father  Lachlan Lia McGillivray | F1355 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Sehoy II Marchand | F1355 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    + Lachlan McGillivray Durant

    Born  1775  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1853  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Bromley Cemetery, Bromley, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mary Hall | F1619 
    Married     

    Child 2 | Male
    John Durant

    Born     
    Died  bef. 1855   
    Buried     

    Child 3 | Male
    Alexander Durant

    Born     
    Died  bef. 1855   
    Buried     

    Child 4 | Female
    + Mary Durant

    Born  Abt 1783  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1836  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Mustaushobie | F2356 
    Married     

    Child 5 | Female
    Rachel Durant

    Born  Abt 1785  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 6 | Female
    Sophia Durant

    Born  Abt 1787  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 7 | Female
    Elizabeth Durant

    Born  Abt 1790  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Bef 1855   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Peter McQueen | F2669 
    Married     

    Child 8 | Female
    Nancy Durant

    Born  Abt 1792  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  ca. 1854  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  James Bailey | F1618 
    Married  Abt 1810  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes  Married:
    • 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." [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S336345] A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814, Gregory A. Waselkov, (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 2006), 37.

    2. [S336355] McGillivray of the Creeks, Caughey, John Walton, (Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 2007), 62.