The connection is there... but I haven't found it yet, either!! :::Grin:::Give me time though!!
My mother's maiden name is Fore and her father was born in Monroe County Alabama.Mom has always told me that she had a gg (Not sure how many) grandmother that was a Seminole indian princess.(And I remember hearing stories of how petite she was....)
I did some looking and came up with Malee "Milly" Francis daughter of Chief Hillis Hadjo "Francis the Prophet"
A memorial plaque on the grounds of San Marcos de Apalache. "In grateful remembrance for a heroic and humanitarian act of courage in saving the life of an American soldier in March, 1818, Princess Malee "Milly" Francis (c.1803-1848) Woman of the Creek (Seminole) Indian nation, recipient, pension in 1844 and medal from the US Congress, daughter of Chief Hillis Hadjo(Josiah Francis), Francis the Prophet, who lived on the Wakulla River near the Spanish fort San Marcos."
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~cmamcrk4/http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~cmamcrk4/ Up the Creek site... lots of Indian information
MILLY, DAUGHTER OF HILLIS HADJO 1
We have already commented on the beautiful display of feminine loveliness in the character of Pocahontas; but that instance is not without a parallel. We quote the following incident from the Baltimore American:--
"The committee on Indian Affairs, in the late House of Representatives, reported a bill allowing a pension for life to Milly, an Indian woman, of the Creek tribe, daughter of the celebrated prophet and chief Francis, who was executed, by order of General Jackson, in the Seminole war of 1817-18. The subject was brought to the notice o~ the committee by the Secretary of War, in the instance of Lieut. Col. Hitchcock, who communicated the particulars of the incident upon which the recommendation of the favour of the government was founded.
"Milly, at the age of sixteen, when her nation was at war with the United States, and her father was one of the most decided and indefatigable enemies cf the white people, saved the life of an American citizen, who had been taken prisoner by her tribe. The captive was bound to a tree, and the savage warriors, With their rifles, were dancing around him, preparatory to putting him to death. The young Indian girl, filled with pity for the devoted prisoner, besought her father to spare him; but the chief declined to interfere, saying that the life of the prisoner was in the hands of his captors, whose right it was to put him to death. She then turned to the warriors, and implored them to forbear their deadly purpose. But she was repulsed; and one of them, much enraged, told her that he had lost two sisters in the war, and the prisoner must die. Her intercession, however, continued. She persevered in entreaties, and used all the arts of persuasion which her woman's nature suggested; and finally succeeded in saving his life, on condition that the young white man should adopt the Indian dress, and become one of the tribe.
"It appears from the information communicated by Col. Hitchcock, that sometime after this event the white man sought his benefactress in marriage, but she declined, and subsequently married one of her own people. Her husband is now dead. Her father was put to death in the war of 1817-18, and her mother and sister have since died. She is now friendless and poor, residing among her people in their new country, near the mouth of Verdigris river. She has three children (a boy and two girls), all too young to provide for themselves, and consequently dependent upon their mother for support.
The committee thought that the occasion presented by this case was a suitable one, not only to reward a meritorious act, but also to show the Indian tribes how mercy and humanity are appreciated by the government. The grant of a pension, with a clear exposition of the grounds of its allowance, would have a salutary influence, it was believed, upon savage customs in future. A bill was accordingly reported, to allow to Milly a pension of ninty-six dollars per annum, or eight dollars per month, for life."
On the CREEK INDIAN RELATIVES, 1816 Monroe County, Alabama, There is a "Milly" listed in Hickory Ground Town.It shows 2 males and 3 females.
Other than that I haven't found a lot and nothing so far to hook the Fores to Milly. (But your info. might help!)
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