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Jean Baptiste Louis DeCourtel Marchand

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  • Name Jean Baptiste Louis DeCourtel Marchand 
    Gender Male 
    Military Dec 1714  Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    All locations are present-day. The French establish Ft. Toulouse on the Coosa River, 4 miles above it's confluence with the Tallapoosa River, and in the vicinity of the Coushatta village, Little Tallassee. 
    Military 23 Aug 1721  Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Alabama's early historian, Albert Pickett, reports that Jean Marchand, commandant of Ft. Toulouse, was slain by his men in a mutiny. Gov. Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville (1680-1727), on the other hand, does not report officer deaths in correspondence on the subject dated 25 Sep 1722. Marchand is also identified alive in subsequent primary sources. 
    Military 1727 - 1729  Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Commandant, Ft. Toulouse. 
    Military 1730  Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Captain, Mobile garrison. 
    Person ID I5042  Dickinson
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2010 

    Family Sehoy I 
    Married 1720  Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • In correspondence with Albert Pickett, Thomas S. Woodward somewhat warmly denies that Sehoy II father was Marchand. He claims that Sehoy II was a full-blooded Tuskegee. "I speak nothing but the truth when I tell you," he writes, "that I know my opportunities for information on this subject have been much better than yours." Contemporary historians, Edward J. Cashin and Mary Ann Neely, are also nay-sayers. Amos J. Wright, however, marshals the primary source materials. For instance, Zespedes wrote Galvez on 16 Aug 1784 that Alexander McGillivray (Sehoy II's son by Lachlan McGillivray) was "as a quarter Indian Englishman". LeClerc Milford, McGillivray's brother-in-law, also understood that Sehoy I consorted with the French commandant of Ft. Toulouse. [5, 6]
    Children 
    +1. Sehoy II Marchand
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2010 
    Family ID F1353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S336314] History of Alabama and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi, Albert James Pickett, (Sheffield, Alabama: Robert C. Randolph, 1896), 196.

    2. [S336314] History of Alabama and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi, Albert James Pickett, (Sheffield, Alabama: Robert C. Randolph, 1896), 229.

    3. [S336311] The McGillivray and McIntosh Traders on the Old Southwest Frontier 1716-1815, Amos J. Wright, Jr., (Montgomery, Alabama: NewSouth Books, 2001), 187.

    4. [S336311] The McGillivray and McIntosh Traders on the Old Southwest Frontier 1716-1815, Amos J. Wright, Jr., (Montgomery, Alabama: NewSouth Books, 2001), 186.

    5. [S336313] Woodward's Reminiscences of the Creek or Muscogee Indians, Thomas S. Woodward, (Montgomery, Alabama: Barrett and Wimbush, 1859), 60.

    6. [S336311] The McGillivray and McIntosh Traders on the Old Southwest Frontier 1716-1815, Amos J. Wright, Jr., (Montgomery, Alabama: NewSouth Books, 2001), 184-187.