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Alabama and Georgia Pioneers, Indian Traders and Agents

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  • George Strother Gaines (1784 - 1873)
    Strother Gaines (1 May 1784 – 21 January 1873) was a leader in the Mississippi Territory and in both states formed from it, Mississippi and Alabama. He was a longtime trader among the Choctaws, and was...
  • Henri de Montault De Monberaud (1718 - aft.1786)
    Commandant of Fort Toulouse Note: Later changed his name - first to Chevalier de Monberaut while he was in West Florida. Then to Comte de Monberaut when he went back to Louisiana (he was the son of the...
  • Major Louis LeFleur (1762 - 1833)
    Operating out of Natchez, Louis began trading with the Choctaw Nation around 1780. About 1790, he married Nancy and Rebecca Cravat, the wards of Chief Pushmataha of the Choctaw Nation, a group that all...
  • Joseph Stiggins (deceased)
    Southern Anthology (Dickinson): Joseph Stiggins Baldwin County Mississippi Territory August 1, 1811To Honorable Legislator of Mississippi Teritory, Governor and Council:The Humble petition of Joseph St...

Pioneers who acted as Indian traders in agents in the interior of Georgia and Alabama in the 1700s and early 1800s.