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Creek Indians in Bullock County Alabama

Creek Indians in Bullock County Alabama

Posted: 20 Sep 2012 1:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bailey, Rhodes, Anderson
I believe the surnames Bailey, Rhodes are linked to the Indians that lived in the Indian Creek Area of Pike/Bullock County pre 1860's. I'm not sure if my Anderson line may also have ties as they are Indian Creek/Barbour county line area.

Interested in speaking with anyone who can provide me some insight on Indian heritage for families in this area. Thanks in advance

Re: Creek Indians in Bullock County Alabama

Posted: 21 Sep 2012 3:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Delbra

Bullock County was created in 1866 from land that had originally been ceded by the Creek Nation in the early 1800s.

It would be helpful to other researchers if you could include full names, dates and if possible the counties they resided in.


Kathy Roberts
VA

Re: Creek Indians in Bullock County Alabama

Posted: 21 Sep 2012 12:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
My family originated in the Indian Creek area which before that time was Pike County. I have noticed that a small area of Barbour County also became Bullock County which I have Anderson family members from that area. I do realize many Indians left Alabama for Oklahoma or even Canada, but many stayed behind and lived amongst or as African Americans.

Re: Creek Indians in Bullock County Alabama

Posted: 22 Sep 2012 5:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Delbra

Without FULL names and some sort of time frame, it's very difficult to try to assist you.

The Creek Nation had ceded all the lands in the southeast before 1838.


Kathy Roberts
VA

Re: Creek Indians in Bullock County Alabama

Posted: 22 Sep 2012 7:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bailey, Rhodes, Anderson
I realize they ceded the lands prior to 1840
The difficult issue I have is oratory stories.
My grandmother stated her grandmother Pete Cope
She stated he looked just like the indian actor that played on Outlaw Josie Wales.. His mother was Lucy Bailey and she married a Doctor Marshall Cope around 1871.

The only other name that I have that "Might" be indian is an Ann or Anna Prather. She married Simon Rhodes in Indian Creek are of what is now Bullock County Ala.

My grandmother's mother said her name was
Emma Marlila Lusana Elvona Larsena "Elizabeth" Sasherlee Frances Copes

I believe all of those names are linked to either family members or something like that however, I haven't been able to link these names to anything other grandparent name.

I appologize if this is too scant of information but of course with genealogy you have to come up with a lot of "theories"

What I was hoping for was some insight on families who remained in Pike/Bullock and stated they were indian or part indian and what were those surnames or stories. That would help me to understand what type of information I should look for.

Thanks in advance
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