I'm a descendant of 1814 Commanding Officer of the 3rd US Infantry, Mobile; Col. Gilbert Christian Russell, Sr. (for whom Russell Co. named) and Mrs. Margaret Hollinger Russell, by their daughter Ann Maria Russell who wed Mobile cotton braker, Capt. Edward Malone, Sr., CSA; son of Thomas Malone, Ft. St. Stephens, Ala., U.S. Land Office agent, asst. Indian agent, magistrate, Masonic Mason; who with Lt. Gaines, arrested Aaron Burr, and escorted Burr to trial, Richmond, Va. Col. Russell is buried Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile. He was born Abingdon, Washington Co., Va., the son of Battle of Kings Mountain, Capt. Andrew Russell, Jr., and Margaret Christian, both from Christian's Creek, Augusta Co., Va. When Capt. Gilbert C. Christian was the Commanding Officer of a U.S. fort on the western Tenn. frontier, he investigated and wrote a report on the death of Clark of the Messrs. Lewis and Clark Expedition. Col. Russell also executed the six Tenn. militiamen (one actually from Ky) for Gen. Jackson, and as a civilian contractor, was involved in the building of Ft. Morgan. Whilst attempting to get paid for his involvement with Ft. Morgan, in Georgetown, D.C., he was the mentor of his wife's kinsman David Moniac, at a private school there. West Point archives still has a letter from Col. Russell asking that the rules be waived, and David be admitted. David was West Point's first or second Native American graduate. When President Adams visited, Adams was asked if he'd like to see our Indian cadet, and alledgedly, David not wanting to be made a spectacle, refused to see his Commander-in-Chief. David was commissioned a Lt. of U.S. Infantry. He was killed at the Battle of Wahoo Swamp, Florida, Second Seminole War, whilst leading his troop (dragoons?), the First Alabama Mounted Creeks in U.S. service (alledgedly wore "flowing" turbans to distinguish from hostle Indians, but I doubt this practical in swamp thicket), over 50 bullets in corps (the hostiles hated him, his wife Mary Powell Moniac, alledgedly a cousin of Oceola). David was buried in the high grown of the road; later removed where his father, Chief Sam Moniac, Sr., had Episcopal services. He is alledgedly buried in a mass grave under two pyramids at the St. Augustine, Fla., National Cemetery. His memorial stone at Bushnel National Cemetery, Fla., on the obverse, quotes Gen. Jesup, that David was "As brave as any man who has drawn a sword and faced the enemy". Letters to David at West Point, warn him to come home, that the white man (Samuel was three-quarters white) is getting him drunk, and he is signing his land away. In 1790, Chief Moniac signed the peace treaty with President Washington, N.Y.C., allowing the removal of his people whilst he remained in Alabama, keeping his land and slaves, and the U.S. government would educate his son. David's sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Moniac Hollinger, was the wife of Adam Hollinger, of Hollinger's Island, Mobile, and step-mother of Mrs. Margaret Hollinger Russell, who's late mother, Mdm. Marie Josephine de Juzan Hollinger had Kaskaskia Illini blood. Her father was Sieur Pierre Francois Gabriel de Juzan, His Spanish Majesty's Indian Commissioner to Alabama, and DAR allie Patriot, for running Spanish service agents for Gov. Galvez, against British agents amongst the Indians. "Don Pedro's" father was French marine, aide Maj. Pierre Gabriel de Juzan, killed in combat against Chickasaws, 1733, First Battle of Ackia, Tupelo, Miss. Territory. His kinsman, Canadian marine, aide Maj. Charles Pierre de Liette (Juzan's mother was Mdm. Michelle de Liette de Juzan of "the King's cabins", Versailles), and kinsman Canadian marine, Capt. Antoine de Tontey (di Tonti), were killed Second Battle of Ackia. Antoine's brother, Gov. Henri de Tontey of the Miss. Territory, was godfather of Mdm. Marie de Juzan Hollinger's mother, Mdm. Marie Henriette Rochon's mother, Mdm. Henriette Colon Rochon; daughter of Canadia Jean Baptiste Colon dit La Violette, who settled old up-river Mobile. Capt. Antoine de Tontey was godfather of Henriette's twin brother, Henri Colon. Baron Alfonse de Tontey of Canada, was another brother who purchased the 1640's still standing, fortified stone home of my ancestor Etienne Trudeau, who's son, Canadian marine Francoise Trudeau, in 1702, built old up-river Mobile's first fort, and wed Etienne Burel's (old Mobile's first inn keeper) 'Pelican Girl' daughter. Her mother, by her first husband, was a Canadian "King's Daughter". Maj. Trudeau's male descendant to New Orleans, was Lt. Gov. Trudeau of upper Louisiana, at St. Louis (home still stands in New Orleans French Quarter, a jewelry store).Sieur de Juzan's widow (no issue) Mdm. Pelegia Lorriens de Juzan, returned to her parents home, the Old Spanish Custom's House (oldest house in New Orleans?), St. John's Bayou. She died at her brother's Covington plantation. Charles Rochon, Sr., in 1714, had 1,000 cattle on Hollinger's Island. Mdm. Marie Josephine de Juzan Hollinger's tomb behind the Mobile Public Library, says she lived there under four flags. It is next to her other son-in-law, U.S. Senator, Col. George Washington (forgot last name, he was from Virginia; Owen?), Mayor of Mobile, who's daughter wed Adm. Raphel Semmes, CSN, who's home is nearby. "Don Petro's" grandson's (son of Charles and Peggy Trahan (Chocktaw half-breed)) son, Capt. Pierre Gabriel de Juzan, in the Battle of New Orleans, let 52 Choctaws against the British right flank. Only one book spells his name correctly. He was afterwards Choctaw conductor in the removal, and brother William de Juzan was Chickasaw conductor. I'm attempting to learn if Chief Samuel Moniac, and son, Pvt. Samuel Moniac, Jr. (Creek Seminole Vols.?) died Pass Christian, Miss., in the removal via New Orleans?
Mdm. Michelle de Liette de Juzan's husband, Sieur Pierre de Juzan (from France on the boundry with Spain) was Count Ponchartain's intendent of estates. One of Pierre's brother was a marine supply officer (bad eyes? Joke), the other the count's courrier to the King. James A. Miller, Jr., 4978 N. Hampton Dr., Southport, N.C. 28461.