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Chief Sam Story and the McKinnon family

Chief Sam Story and the McKinnon family

Posted: 30 Dec 2005 1:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McKinnon
Does anyone know what happened to Harriet McKinnon who married Jim Crow, a son of Chief Sam Story?
This info came from:

http://www.electricscotland.com/history/america/walton_count...

The influential chief in the area was Timpoochee Kinnard, or Sam Story. He was a great friend to Colonel Neill McKinnon, the influential Scottish settler in the area. Sam Story's son Jim Crow took McKinnon's daughter Harriet to be his wife. Story's Landing on Bruce Creek is where the chief had his village.


Thanks,
Tonia

Re: Chief Sam Story and the McKinnon family

Posted: 30 Dec 2005 5:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
I remembered reading this a while back but had to go to google to find it. Hope this helps.

Part Two - The Raid on Marianna - Basis for the Attack
http://www.jctdc.org/cox2.html
"A similar squad hit the McKinnon plantation, doing even more extensive damage than had Carroll and his men a few weeks earlier. The soldiers ordered the family slaves to hitch up the wagons and carts, which were pulled up to the smokehouse and granary doors and loaded to capacity. The slaves were forced to go whether they wanted to or not. Three, however, managed to escape by hiding in a nearby swamp. Among them was Harriett Crow, the wife of Euchee Indian chief Jim Crow. After the soldiers departed, she and one of the McKinnon daughters set out on foot hoping to learn the fate of a family member who had been staying with neighbors."

Re: Chief Sam Story and the McKinnon family

Posted: 30 Dec 2005 3:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McKinnon/Crow
Thanks for the information. From this I can tell that Harriet Crow lived until the mid-1860s. But, I can't find her in the 1860 census. Does anyone know her birthdate/deathdate? Who her children were? Did she remarry?

Thanks,
Tonia

Re: Chief Sam Story and the McKinnon family

Posted: 30 Dec 2005 10:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
http://fulltext10.fcla.edu/cgi/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=fhp;c...

This passage from John Love McKinnon Jr's book may provide some of the reasons why she is not shown in the census.

Re: Chief Sam Story and the McKinnon family

Posted: 24 Sep 2006 10:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominickers
"For example, one story that can be pieced together from the typescripts as well as from some more reliable published sources,[4] says that Jim Crow (no connection with the segregation laws called by that name), an "Indian prince," son of Chief Sam Story of the local Euchee Indians, married Harriet, a beautiful, "more than two-thirds white" house servant belonging to a local white family; they produced a daughter, Eliza. When the Euchees migrated to southern Florida in 1832, shortly after Sam Story's death, Harriet (who may have been her owner's daughter) and the baby stayed behind with the white family. When Eliza grew up, she married a "yellow boy" (mulatto) named Jim Harris, son of a slave belonging to another white family. Their daughter, Lovey, eventually married another "yellow boy" and had a large family of good-looking children, who "married into another half-breed family." It is also said that other Euchees besides Jim Crow left many descendants (presumably mixed-race) in the area."

Re: Chief Sam Story and the McKinnon family

Posted: 9 May 2007 5:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
http://www.pineywoodshistory.com/native.html
"Judge Ira A. Hutchinson, in his book Some Passed This Way [1965], elaborates on the story by recalling that Chief Story had three sons, Jim Crow, Swift Hunter and Sleeping Fire, and three daughters, Leaping Water, Quiet Water and
Round Water. He tells of the courtship and marriage of Jim Crow, the Indian prince and heir to the chieftain’s title, to Harriet, a mulatto slave girl [owned by Colonel McKinnon] . . . .

Jim Crow and Harriet had a daughter, Eliza, who married Jim Harris, a mulatto, and their daughter, Lovey, married Walton Potter, and they “raised a large family of boys and girls."

The younger McKinnon, whose book was published in 1912, wrote that “the girls are handsome, with long straight black hair and prominent cheek bones, showing more of the Sam Story race than the mother. . . The old chief is not left without a representative in the land he loved so well.” . . . That land, for purposes of this historical record, included all that adjoined the Choctawhatchee River and extended many miles mostly west of the river."

Re: Chief Sam Story and the McKinnon family

Posted: 25 Jul 2013 7:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
After the death of Sam Story, Jim Crow moved the remainder of the tribe out of the area. Harriet stayed behind and later married my great-great grandfather, Larkin Potter from Washington County, Florida.
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