Location: Washington County AL

Choctaw Traditions

It is stated of the Papagoes, 1known as the short-haired Indians of the Southwest that an ancient tradition of their tribe proclaims the coming of a Messiah by the name “Moctezuma.” They affirm that, in the ancient past, he lived in Casa Grande, the famous prehistoric temple on the Gila River; that his own people rebelled against him and threatened to kill him, and he fled to Mexico. But before leaving them he told them that they would experience great afflictions for many years, but eventually, at the time of their greatest need, he would return to them from the east with the rising sun; that he would then cause the rain to fall again upon their arid country, and make it bloom as a garden, and make his people to become the greatest on earth. Therefore, when Montezuma arrives, that he may see all the doors open and none closed against him, this humble people, with a pathetic faith, make the only entrance to their houses toward the east and leave the door always standing open that their Messiah may enter when he comes. During the years 1891, 1892 and 1893, a three years drought had destroyed their crops, dried up their water, cut off their supply of seeds, and killed great numbers of their cattle. Truly it was the time of their greatest suffering, and surely Montezuma...

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The Meeting in 1811 of Tecumseh and Apushamatahah

The meeting in 1811, of Tecumseh, the mighty Shawnee, with Apushamatahah, the intrepid Choctaw. I will here give a true narrative of an incident in the life of the great and noble Choctaw chief, Apushamatahah, as related by Colonel John Pitchlynn, a white man of sterling integrity, and who acted for many years as interpreter to the Choctaws for the United States Government, and who was an eye-witness to the thrilling scene, a similar one, never before nor afterwards befell the lot of a white man to witness, except that of Sam Dale, the great scout of General Andrew...

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Anderson Choctaw Family – List of Mixed Bloods

The first Choctaw family examined, the Anderson family, has little or no documentation in Choctaw country prior to the removal era (see Chart 3) other than family tradition and representation on the Armstrong roll. There is, however, a Robert C. Anderson listed as a Mississippi Territory volunteer during the Creek War. On August 12, 1813 he had a commission Second Lieutenant. 1See John F. H. Claiborne, Mississippi as a Province, Territory, and State with Biographical Notices of Eminent Citizens, (1889, reprint, Spartanburg: The Reprint Company, Publishers, 1978) 320n.  But beyond this and a few Andersons on the 1808 and 1810 Washington County Mississippi territorial census there is little documentation on this family. One might surmise from the relatively small number (seven heads of households) of Andersons on the Armstrong Roll that they came late into the area. Since no source positively identifies any Anderson as a mixed blood the family may have entered Choctaw country as countrymen. One Anderson (no first name given) was located at the head of BoK Ho Ma which probably is the Bogue Homa, or Red Creek of the Melish map which flows southwest into the Chickasawhay River north of Sinte Bogue. Its headwaters would be in present Washington County, Alabama approximately half way between the Tombigbee and Chickasawhay Rivers (See Figure 2). Four other Andersons are located by Armstrong as living on the Chickasawhay...

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Washington County, Alabama Census Records

  1830 Washington County, Alabama Census Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1830 Washington County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Washington County, Alabama USGenWeb Archives Project 1830 Washington Co.,Al Southern District Federal Census Part 2 Of 2 1830 Washington Co.,Al Southern District Federal Census Part 1 Of 2 Hosted at Vidas 1830 Washington County, Alabama Census Hosted at US-Census.org 1830 Washington Co. Hosted at Tracking Your Roots 1830 Washington County, AL Census (pdf) Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Washington County, Alabama Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1840 Washington County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Washington County, Alabama USGenWeb Archives Project Washington County, Alabama 1840 Federal Census Index File Washington County, Alabama 1840 Federal Census File 1 Of 4 Washington County, Alabama 1840 Federal Census File 2 Of 4 Washington County, Alabama 1840 Federal Census File 3 Of 4 Washington County, Alabama 1840 Federal Census File 4 Of 4 Hosted at Vidas 1840 Washington County, Alabama Census Hosted at US-Census.org 1840 Washington Co. Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Washington County, Alabama Census Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1850 Washington County, Census...

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Washington County, Alabama Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Hosted at Washington County, USGenWeb Archives Project Bowling Cemetery, Leroy, Washington County, Alabama Friendship Baptist Church, Silver Cross (Frankville) – Washington County, Al Hosted at Lisa’s Cemetery Site Dees Cemetery Fairhope Cemetery Gardner Cemetery Howard Cemetery Washington Baptist Church Cemetery...

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