Jean-Baptiste Louis DeCourtel Marchand, Capt

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Jean-Baptiste Louis DeCourtel Marchand, Capt

Also Known As: "Jean Baptiste Louis DeCourtel Marchand", "Capt. Jean Baptiste Marchand de Courtes", "MARQUAND"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Courcelles, Loiret, Centre, France
Death: Died in Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama, United States
Cause of death: Slain by his mutinous men
Place of Burial: Magnolia Cemetary, Mobile, Alabama
Immediate Family:

Husband of Sehoy ll Coushatta
Father of Red Shoes (Muskogean chief); Sehoy lll Hatali and Red Shoes Marchand

Occupation: French Commander of Fort Toulouse
Managed by: Hannelore Caulk Scheu
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About Jean-Baptiste Louis DeCourtel Marchand, Capt

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Jean Baptiste Louis DeCourtel Marchand (died 1722 in Wetumpka, Alabama) was a French soldier. Little is known about Captain Marchands' early life. It is known that Jean was the French military commanding officer of the French colonial trading Fort Toulouse, near present day Wetumpka, Alabama. Sometime in 1722, he was murdered by his own men in a mutiny who had apparently become fed up and frustrated over shortages of food, supplies and pay.


In 1720, he married Sehoy of the prestigious Wind Clan of the Creek Nation. Their children were:

Sehoy II (April 1722 - 1799). She was the grandmother of William Weatherford.
Chief Red Shoes (died 1783/84). He was the uncle of Alexander McGillivray.

Captain in the French Marines. Was first at Fort Condé in the French Colony at Mobile. Was the first commander at Fort Toulouse. Married Sehoy I. Marchand was murdered by his own men in a mutiny at Fort Toulouse.


Murdered by his mutinous French troops at Fort Toulouse, Wetumpka, Alambama

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Jean-Baptiste Louis DeCourtel Marchand, Capt's Timeline

1680
1680
Courcelles, Loiret, Centre, France
1720
1720
Age 40
1722
April 1722
Age 42
Elmore, AL, USA
1722
Age 42
1730
1730
Age 50
Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama, United States
1776
July 16, 1776
Age 50
Erize-la-Grande, Meuse, France
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Magnolia Cemetary, Mobile, Alabama