Maj James Holmes Colbert

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About Maj James Holmes Colbert

Marriage to Susannah ended in divorce.

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From Kerry Armstrong's site: Major James Colbert was born circa 1768. James died May 1842 in Doaksville, Towson Co., Choctaw Nation, IT, at 73 years of age.

He married three times. He married Susan (Susannah) James before 1799. Susan was born 27 MAR 1783. Susan was the daughter of Benjamin James. Susan died 3 DEC 1863 at 80 years of age. Her body was interred December 1863 near Soper, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory. According to conflicting evidence, she married Maj. James Colbert in Mississippi, 24 JUN 1799. She was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Nation, MS, 1818. Susan was baptized at in Monroe Mission, Pontotoc Co., MS, 6 JAN 1828. Susan was divorced from Maj. James Colbert in MS, before 1830. She was listed as a resident in the census report on '1855' Choctaw Roll, Kiamitia Co., Choctaw Nation, IT, 1856. He married a Halfbreed Chickasaw (Mrs. Frazier, believed to be the same person as Sally McCoy on thr 1818 Chickasaw Annuity Roll) after 1799. He married Nellie circa 1841. She was listed as a resident in the census report on '1855' Choctaw Roll, Chickasaw District, IT, 1856.

James served as Chief of the Chickasaws. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Nation, MS, 1818. In the early 1780's, he was placed under the tutelage of the firm of Panton, Leslie, and Company of Pensacola by his father, there to obtain an education and employment. He returned to the Chickasaw country by 1789 and within six years became a tribal interpreter. From 1814 to 1818, he was employed as United States interpreter to the tribe at a salary of $400 a year.


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Maj James Holmes Colbert's Timeline

1768
1768
Pontotoc, MS, Luisiana, Nuevo Espania
1799
1799
Cullman, Cullman, AL, United States
1801
January 5, 1801
MS, United States
1802
September 10, 1802
Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States
1805
May 6, 1805
MS, United States
1805
1814
1814
Cullman, Cullman, Alabama, United States
1816
November 14, 1816
Cullman, Cullman, AL, United States