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Indeed, Taitt’s marriage to Sehoy seems to correspond closely with McGillivray’s arrival at Little Tallassee in 1777, and particularly with McGillivray’s dramatic facedown of a war party intent on assassinating the young Scot on September 19 of that year. Their children, David and Eloise (who subsequently spelled their name “Tate,” to the eternal confusion of later historians), soon lost their father to the Revolution in the South. ” As American agents, led by George Galphin, maneuvered against Taitt and his British colleagues for in®uence among the Creeks, that society split into pro-American and pro-British factions.
16 Sehoy III, the daughter of Sehoy II and Malcolm McPherson and maternal half-sister of Alexander McGillivray, had a dif¤cult childhood. At the age of eight, around the time her mother died, she moved into the household of Jacob Moniac, Alexander’s trusted advisor. Jacob’s daughter Elise may have been married to Alexander by then, perhaps explaining Sehoy’s living arrangements, but the nature of the relationship between the young girl and the old Dutch trader remains murky. When she was about ¤fteen Sehoy had a child Kinship Chart 3.
Of¤cials. For most settlers, 28 / Chapter 1. Fig. 4. , by Mathew Carey (Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1814). 39 A few years prior to the boundary revision, in 1796 or 1797, Samuel Mims and Adam Hollinger had cooperatively established two river ferries (Mims’ across the Alabama River and Hollinger’s across the Tombigbee) to carry the increasing ®ow of immigrants through the substantial impediment to travel posed by the Mobile-Tensaw delta. During the French and British colonial periods, a series of enterprising souls had ferried travelers across the upper part of Mobile Bay to Mobile.