Samuel Takkes-Hadjo Moniac

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Samuel Takkes-Hadjo Moniac

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, United States
Death: Died in Pass Christian, Harrison County, Mississippi, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Jackson Knight and Mollie Mary Oxberry / Gunn
Husband of Elizabeth Takkes-Hadjo
Father of Margaret Peggy Moniac; Alexander Dixon Moniac; Lavitia Moniac; David A Moniac; Sam Moniac and 1 other
Brother of Jesse Moniac; Mary Elizabeth Moniac and John Moniac
Half brother of Andrew Jackson Knight; Nancy Elizabeth Ward; andrew jackson knight; jacob knight; Samuel Moniac and 2 others

Occupation: Creek Chief
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About Samuel Takkes-Hadjo Moniac

Samuel was approached by Indian Agent Benjamin Hawkins to go with a group of men to capture William Augustus Bowles, "a bizarre character". A Maryland Tory who resigned his British Army commission in Pensacola in 1778 to live among the Creeks, Bowles proclaimed himself "Director General" of the Creeks, and contended against Alexander McGillivray and others for Creek influence. Bowles travelled with sixty bodyguards, and despite a $4,500 reward put up by Vicente Folch, the Spanish Governor at Pensacola, "no Indian attempted to win the award" until Moniac and his group did. They traced Bowles to an Indian Council in May of 1803 at Hickory Ground. When Indian Agent Benjamin Hawkins announced he had come to arrest Bowles, the Bowles supporters showed signs of resistance.

Nevertheless, Hawkins told Red Eagle and Sam Moniac to arrest Bowles, and "to the sound of scores of rifles clicking to the cocked position", Moniac and Red Eagle, with reckless courage, seized Bowles, spirited him out of the most sacred spot in Indian territory, and put him in a pirogue and paddled down the Alabama River. Four nights later, camping on an island near Salem, Bowles stole the boat and escaped, but they caught him in the cane across the River, took him to Pensacola and delivered Bowles to Spanish Governor Folch, who handed over the $4,500 reward, and put Bowles on a succession of ships which landed him in New Orleans and on to Cuba, where he died in a military hospital.


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Samuel Takkes-Hadjo Moniac's Timeline

1765
1765
1781
1781
Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, United States
1790
1790
Age 9
Georgia, United States
1801
1801
Age 20
Letohatchee, Lowndes County, Alabama, United States
1802
1802
Age 21
1802
Age 21
Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, United States
1803
1803
Age 22
1837
August 21, 1837
Age 56
Pass Christian, Harrison County, Mississippi, United States
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Federal Road to Catoma