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Sehoy lll Weatherford (McGillivray)

Also Known As: "“Tuckabatcha”", "Princess of the Wind", "Wind Creek", "Tate", "Tait", "Taitt", "Sehoyi III Windclan"
Birthplace: Old Fort Toulouse, Cherokee Nation
Death: January 01, 1812 (52-61)
Little River, Baldwin County, Alabama, United States
Place of Burial: Plot #2 Left Side, Little River, Baldwin County, Alabama, 36550, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lachlan McGillivray, Indian Trader and Sehoy ll McGillivray
Wife of Col. Adam “David” Taitt and Charles Weatherford, Indian Trader
Partner of William Dixon Moniac
Mother of Hannah Francis (Moniac); Ishtanaha Jessie Mimey Colbert; David Tate; Eloise Tate; Elizabeth "Betsy" Moniac and 5 others
Sister of Sophia Durant; Jeannet Milfort; Alexander McGillivray and Elizabeth Sumac
Half sister of Malcolm McPherson, II and Elizabeth McPherson

Managed by: Erin Ishimoticha
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About Sehoy lll Weatherford

Not the same as Creek Woman

She was born about 1755 in Alabama, and her parents were Lachlan McGillivray and Sehoy Marchand, who was a Native American Indian of the Wind Clan of the Creek Indians in Tookabatchee.

Sehoy McGillivray married about 1780 in the Creek Nation, Alabama to Charles Weatherford.

She died about 1812 and was buried at the William Weatherford Memorial Park in Little River, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA. [1]

Sehoy III, born about 1759. Had a union with William Dixon Moniac and had a child: Hannah Moniac (m. Josiah Francis) Married 1st-Col. John Tate. Married 2nd-Charles Weatherford

Sehoy, the eldest of Alexander McGilvary’s sisters married Col John [SIC: Adam] Tate who was at the time acting as agent for the British Government at the commencement of the Revolution. Tate raised a large body of Indians (about 1500) and went to Savanna, or started then when he became deranged and was carried back to the Nation where he died. By his marriage with Sehoy he had but one child named David, who was the father of my wife and of Elouisa Tate who married Col. George Tunstall of Virginia by whom she had seven children.

Note that in "The McGillivray and McIntosh Traders, On the Old Southwest Frontier 1716-1815" Amos J. Wright extensively discusses identity of Sehoy III's husband and concludes that it was one Adam Tate.

this is Marion Elijah Tarvin's account...

Sehoy Tate, the sister of Gen. McGillivray, after the death of her husband in 1779, married Chas. Weatherford, an Englishman who came to the Creek Nation some years prior to 1778, from Georgia. He was a man of means and was a government contractor, and constructed and owned the first race courses in Ala. From this marriage they.had five children; three sons and two daughters, namely: William (the warrior), John, Elizabeth, Washington and Rosannah. The Sehoy the second, sister of Alex. McGillivray, was an extraordinary woman, if only from the fact of being the mother of three very remarkable personages; David Tate (the writers grand-father), William the Chief, and Rosannah Weatherford.

Rosannah married Capt. Shomo, a gallant officer of the U. S. Navy. I well recollet Aunt Rosannah and Capt. Shomo, having often been at their house. She was woman of great force of of character. She was born in the upper part of Baldwin county, Ala., near where rests the remains of her warrior brother, William the "Red Eagle". From this marriage they had five children: David, Joseph W., both, of whom were eminent physicians of Monroe and Wilcox counties, Ala., James, Frank, Virginia, William, and Fannie. Virginia now lives with her brother, Dr. Jos. W. Shomo. Dr. J. W. Shomo was twice married. His first wife was Miss Mary Wheadon, of Virginia. They had two daughters--Mr. Dr. Scott, the other, Mrs. Kingall of Monroe County, Ala.,

Her name wasn't Tuckabatche, Tuckabatche is a place name. Most likely, she was Creek/Muskogee from the Alabama village of Tuckabatche in Creek Nation, near the Tallapoosa River in Alabama.

1st-Union in 1774, Alabama;

Married 2nd-about 1778 in Alabama;

Married 3rd-about 1780; Died 1811-2 ,

buried in Baldwin County, Alabama; her son Red Eagle William Weatherford lies buried next to her.

Parents: Sehoy II and a Tuckabatchee chief

Notes for SEHOY III:

Sehoy III was of the Wind Clan, which was referred to as "The House Of Wind, The Ruling Tribe".

Sehoy was brought up in her early days by Sam Moniac. She was very beautiful as was her mother and grandmother.

James Albert Pickett's book "The History of Alabama" tells us a story of an incident that had taken place in 1792, The Creeks were frequently attacking homes on the Cumberland. They had captured a young girl by the name of Elizabeth Baker and brought her back to Coosawda after murdering her family before her eyes. Across the river, Charles had heard of the incident and he ransomed the young girl back and placed her with Sehoy III.

Sehoy is buried with her sons William (Red Eagle) and John (Jack) and a daughter and an adopted child. They are buried on David Tate's "Brickyard Plantation".

In letters to Col. A.J. Pickett which are dated 1858. States that Malcom McPherson was the natural father of Sehoy who had married John Tate and Charles Weatherford. Some seem to think Lachlan McGillivray. Will we ever know the true father of Sehoy III? Sehoy was introduced to Charles through McGillivray. He had arranged for the marriage of Sehoy and Charles.

At the birth of their son William "Red Eagle," there was attendance by a huge delegation of Great War Chiefs and prophets of the Creek Nation for the importance of Sehoy ranking as a princess in the ruling of the Wind Clan of the Creeks. As I have referred to before... At times you will find information stating that the Tribes had no such title as a "princess", but others tend to state there was. Her young Chief would spend his first ten years in the atmosphere around Alexander McGillivray. The respect that the young Chief carried for his fine uncle and just the association alone, proved rewarding for the future Chief that would later fight for his people.

The Americans that had removed from the white settlement and into the Alabama area were surprised to find the Creeks not only well adjusted, but intelligent as well. They were surprised to find the Creeks were quite wealthy and living in permanent housing, along with slaves. They were also a tribe that was rich in farmlands and domesticated animals.

At the age of sixteen Sehoy's son had completed his three years of torturous preparation and her son became a Warrior of the Creek Nation. By the time her son was at the age of twenty, he had become a Minor War Chief. He was a very handsome man with undeniable qualities for leadership of his people. He was also a wealthy young man who could indulge in dramatic costume and fine horses. He would dress in the most elaborate bleached white buckskins and rode the finest of the stallions from the Little River stables. He made a very striking appearance with his eyes of black and his handsomely bronzed face. Sehoy was very proud of her son...

More About SEHOY III:

Burial: Unknown, Buried On David Tate's Brickyard Plantation, Baldwin Co., Alabama


Marriage: Abt. 1780, Creek Nation, Alabama


  • 55. i. WILLIAM "RED EAGLE"7 WEATHERFORD, b. 28 Sep 1780, Alabama River, Coosada, Elmore Co., Alabama; d. 24 Mar 1824, Little River, Baldwin Co., Alabama.
  • 56. ii. JOHN DAVID WEATHERFORD, b. Bet. 1782 - 1783, Montgomery Co., Alabama; d. 1831, Baldwin Co., Alabama.
  • 57. iii. ELIZABETH WEATHERFORD, b. Abt. 1783, Alabama; d. Abt. 1855.
  • iv. MAJOR WASHINGTON WEATHERFORD, b. Bet. 1784 - 1787, Baldwin Co., Alabama; d. Unknown. Notes for MAJOR WASHINGTON WEATHERFORD: Washington was killed while trying to break a wild horse when he was thrown and killed. He was trying to imitate his older brother William. He died at a young age.
  • v. POLLY WEATHERFORD, b. Abt. 1785; d. Unknown. Notes for POLLY WEATHERFORD: Some information that I have seen does not include Polly as a daughter?? But research states that she had died in early childhood and this may be cause for the descrepency.
  • 58. vi. ROSANNAH WEATHERFORD, b. 1804, Upper Baldwin Co., Alabama; d. 02 Dec 1876, Monroe Co., Alabama.


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Sehoy lll Weatherford's Timeline

Old Fort Toulouse, Cherokee Nation
Echota Nation, New France Claim, present day Monroe, AL
Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama, United States
Wetumpka, Elmore, AL, United States
Alabama River, Coosada, Elmore County, AL
Montgomery, AL, United States