||07 Oct 2005
||(Captain) John McIntosh, b. 1750, Scotland
- Captain William McIntosh (1745-?)
Parents: John McIntosh and Margaret McGillivary.
Born: Circa 1745.
Died: Probably in Savannah where he went after leaving his
Indian families, and where he lived in the brick house
previously built by his father.
Native American: none.
Wives: Senoya, 2nd Unknown, and 3rd Barbara McIntosh.
Children: Margaret and William.
He Married 1st an Indian maiden, she was of the Wind Clan. His
first wife, of the Coweta Villages and also of Cusseta, is said
to have been named Senoya. There is a village today named Senoya
and claims to have been named after her. Captain William met his
first bride at the trading post operated by his father on the
Tombigsbee River north of what is presently Mobile, Alabama.
Captain William lived as an Indian in manner and engaged in
trapping and trading among his wife's people, the Southern or
"Friendly" Creeks. Their son, later the Chief, was called
Married 2nd another Indian maiden, name unknown to us. She was
of the Wind Clan also.
His second Indian wife, no doubt of the same tribe, was to be
the mother of Roderick or "Roley" as he was called. His first
two wives were of influential families as is shown by the
prominence of both. There is no "D" in the Creek language, so
the Indians were unable to pronounce the name Roderick, and
called him "Roley."
Married 3rd to his cousin Barbara McIntosh in Savannah and by
the 3rd wife he had a son named William, but not William, Jr.,
since his first born in the west was "Junior".
Capt. William McIntosh, son of Lt. John McIntosh and Margaret
McGillivray, was born in 1745 in Newnan, Georgia. His father
left that part of Georgia and went to what is now western
Alabama some time after William's birth. No doubt, William spent
most of his childhood at McIntosh Bluff, Alabama (of course, it
was then Georgia). While living at McIntosh Bluff, he met an
Indian girl named Senoya Heneha, a full-blood Creek Indian. She
had come to the trading post of William's father, John McIntosh,
with her father, a Chief of the Wind Clan. We do not know her
father's name, but we do know she had three brothers, Chief
"Tuskehenehaw, Chief Tomoc Mico, and Col. Howard. After marrying
Senoya, Capt. McIntosh lived among her people, the Creek
Indians, at Coweta, Georgia, close to present-day Columbus,
Georgia. Later, Capt. McIntosh married another Indian woman and
became the father of Roderick (Old Roley, he was called). Roley
later was chief of the Creeks after their removal to Oklahoma.
Capt. McIntosh became a Tory captain in the British Service
during the Revolutionary War. He was probably in command of a
contingent of Creek Indian allies of the British as the Indians
were supportive of the British in the War.
Later, Capt. McIntosh abandoned his Indian wives and married his
cousin, Barbara McIntosh, of Fair Hope Plantation. Fair Hope was
just south of Mallow Plantation, Pine Harbor, Georgia, where
Capt. Roderick McIntosh, a brother of John McIntosh, and his
spinster sister, Miss Winnewood McIntosh, lived. Roderick died
on shipboard at Gravesen in 1782 on his arrival in England. His
nephew, Capt. William, went to England to place his claim and
received title to Mallow. He returned from England and married
Barbara, the daughter of Col. William McIntosh, of Fair Hope.
Miss Winnewood McIntosh died in 1786 and is buried under the
Great Oak at Mallow. The Georgia in testate records on page 210
states, "McIntosh, Winnewood (deceased), George Troup, Sr.
qualified as executor, 25 June 1786. William McIntosh of Mallow
qualified as executor, 8 December 1791." Capt. McIntosh and his
wife Barbara became the parents of a son whom they named
William; however, he could not be William McIntosh Jr. as that
name had been given to the son of Senoya. This son was quite
active in Georgia politics and became a Georgia legislator.
Friends and neighbors of the McIntosh's remembered his Indian
son, William, Jr., who later became Chief William McIntosh and a
general in the War of 1812, and his frequent visits to Mallow
In April 1794, Capt. William McIntosh died and was buried under
the Great Oak at Mallow rear the grave of his aunt Miss
Winnewood. At Mallow Plantation, the house, which was
beautifully located on a bluff overlooking the Sepalo River and
marshes, was destroyed during the Civil War as it was shelled
from a ship in the Sepal River. Copied from "The McIntosh
Family" compiled by Yvonne Jones Franklin.
Research Notes: Descendants taken from "The McIntosh Family" by
Yvonne Jones Franklin.
[Georgia] Camden County Deed Abtracts; Deed Book B.
(B/78) Commissioners of Confiscated Estates, viz., Hugh LAWSON,
Hepworth CARTER and Abraham RAVOT, to William MCINTOSH, ESQ. The
younger son of Col. Wm. MCINTOSH, deed dated Nov. 2, 1791,
conveying 800 acres on Satilla River formerly the property of
Roger Kelsell, and 100 acres at St. Marys lately the property of
Alexander INGLIS, persons named in the Act of Confiscation
enacted by the Legislature. Public Sale, had at Sunbury, Ga.
Noted events in his life were:
ù He was Full Scottish.
William married Senoia , daughter of Taski Henneah and Unknown ,
Noted events in her life were:
ù Clan: Kasihta.
ù Native American: Full Creek.