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George Stiggins

Male 1788 - 1845  (57 years)


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  • Name George Stiggins 
    Born 1788  Nauche, Upper Creek Nation (Talledega County, Alabama) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military 1813-1814  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Stiggins served as a Sargent in the company raised by his brother-in-law for service during the Redstick uprising of 1813-1814. The company included his other brothers-in-law, John, Lewis and Reuben Adcock, and Mims survivor, Edward Stedham. The Redstick leader, Billy Weatherford, married Stiggins' sister after the war. 
    Mississippi Territory
    Mississippi Territory
    Died 22 Nov 1845  Macon County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Probate 9 Apr 1853  Blakeley, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Listing of legatees of Georgia Stiggins. 
    Estate of George Stiggins
Listing of Heirs
    Estate of George Stiggins Listing of Heirs
    "Alabama, Estate Files, 1830-1976," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-23279-79091-30?cc=1978117&wc=MX5Y-338:314239301,315523501 : accessed 23 December 2014), Baldwin > Tate, David (1824) > image 78 of 106; county courthouses, Alabama.
    Estate File of George Stiggins
Baldwin County, Alabama
Case 381C
    Estate File of George Stiggins Baldwin County, Alabama Case 381C
    "Alabama, Estate Files, 1830-1976," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-23279-76292-26?cc=1978117&wc=MX5Y-338:314239301,315523501 : accessed 23 December 2014), Baldwin > Tate, David (1824) > image 66 of 106; county courthouses, Alabama.
    Buried Cubahatchie Baptist Church Cemetery, Cross Keys, Macon, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Stiggins, George
    Stiggins, George
    Creek Indian Agent (1831-1845)
    Author, A Historical Narrative of the Genealogy, Traditions, and Downfall of the Ispocoga or Creek Indian Tribe of Indians
    Person ID I5193  Dickinson
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2014 

    Father Joseph Stiggins 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Nancy Haw Gray 
    Relationship Birth 
    Notes 
    • Petition of Joseph Stiggins

      To the Honorable Legislature of Mississippi Teritory, Governor and Council:

      The Humble Petition of Joseph Stiggins Showeth that having formerly resided in the Creek Nation amongst the Indians and marrying an Inddian woman by whom I had Children, that I moved to the Country and Edicated and brought up to the Cristian Religion, and finding it Disagreeable that by the law of our Teritory that they can't have their oath though borne of a free woman. Your petitioner prayeth that they may be Released from that Disability the same that their oldest brother, George Stiggins, was by his own petition. Viz: Mary Stiggins, Susannah Stiggins, Nancy Stiggins and Robert G. Stiggins their poserity this Indulgence your petitioner thinks he justly Intitled to whilst he is forever Bound to pray.

      /s/ Joh Stiggins
      August 1, 1811

      Source: Record Group 5 (Legislative Records, Territorial Archives), Volume 26, Petitions of the general Assembly, 1810-1816, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Mississippi.


    • It is variously reported that Haw was either the sister or daughter of Chinnabee. (It should be noted here that Swanton identifies George Stiggins as Natchez.) George Windes informs that Haw was Chinnabee's niece and that she had two other sisters, Mrs. Josiah Fisher and Elizabeth Qualls.

      Chinnabee was a Natchez chieftain who was a signatory to the Treaty of New York in 1790. It is commonly reported (perhaps mistakenly) that he brought a band of refugees from Mississippi to the Talladega valley in 1756 where they were welcomed by the Abihka, although Swanton dates the Natchez removal to Alabama with the launch of French hostilities against the Chickasaw. That would have been 1736. (East reports him to be a child in 1756.)

      This Chinnabee was a source of intelligence to the fledgling United States on activities within the Upper Nation. See, for example, the letter of Georgia Governor, William Blount, to the Secretary of War, dated Nov. 8, 1792. State papers and publick documents of the United States, vol. X, p. 249 (Boston, Mass: Thomas B Wait, 3d. Ed., 1819). During the Creek War of 1813, Talledega was attacked by the Redsticks because of that pro-American sentiment. Chinnabee's son, Selocta, served as an interpreter and guide for Andrew Jackson during the 1813-1814 Alabama campaign. [3, 4]
    Family ID F1387  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Adcock,   b. Abt 1793, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Feb 1812  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This date was provided by Elizabeth in an 7 Apr 1856 Monroe County, Alabama affidavit in support of her application for military bounty lands. She states that the marriage was performed by George Weekley.
    Married 30 Jan 1814  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Ann Stiggins,   b. Abt. 1810, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +2. Matilda Stiggins,   b. Abt 1815, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Joseph Napoleon Stiggins,   b. 17 Aug 1817, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1896, Monroe County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +4. Evenetta Stiggins,   b. ca. 1823, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +5. Sarah Jeanetta Stiggins,   b. Abt 1825, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Clarinda Stiggins,   b. Abt 1830, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +7. Nancy Ann Stiggins,   b. Abt 1830, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     8. Irene Stiggins,   b. Abt 1832, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F1560  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Feb 1812 - Baldwin County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Jan 1814 - Baldwin County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Nov 1845 - Macon County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Listing of legatees of Georgia Stiggins. - 9 Apr 1853 - Blakeley, Baldwin, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cubahatchie Baptist Church Cemetery, Cross Keys, Macon, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Weatherford, William
    Weatherford, William
    Order on Letters of Administration
    Stiggins, George and Elizabeth Adcock
    Stiggins, George and Elizabeth Adcock
    Marriage License
    Stiggins, George
    Stiggins, George
    Annie Waters' Notes for History of Escambia County, Alabama (Huntsville, Alabama: Strode Publishers, 1983).
    Stiggins, George
    Stiggins, George
    Annie Waters' notes for History of Escambia County, Alabama (Huntsville, Alabama: Strode Publishers, 1983).

  • Sources 
    1. [S336329] Creek Indian History: A Historical Narrative of the Genealogy, Traditions and Downfall of the Ispocoga or Creek Indian Tribe of Indians, George Stiggins, (Birmingham, Alabama: Birmingham Public Library Press, 1989), 14.

    2. [S336329] Creek Indian History: A Historical Narrative of the Genealogy, Traditions and Downfall of the Ispocoga or Creek Indian Tribe of Indians, George Stiggins, (Birmingham, Alabama: Birmingham Public Library Press, 1989), 18.

    3. [S336325] Early History of the Creek Indians and Their Neighbors, John R. Swanton, (Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida, 1998), 314-316.

    4. [S336440] A Historical Analysis of the Creek Indian Hillabee Towns, Don C. East, (Bloomington, Indiana: iUniverse, 2008), 55.

    5. [S038634] Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Alabama Center for Health Statistics; Alabama Marriage Index, 1936-1969; Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Montgomery, Alabama; Dodd, Jordan R., et. al. Early American Marriages: Alabama to 1825, Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx; Hunting For Bears, comp. Alabama marriage information taken from county courthouse records. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfiche, or book format, located at the Family History Library; Dodd, Jordan R., comp. Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800 to 1920.).

    6. [S036451] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).