Any comments on this particular family would be very welcomed.I am sure there is still much to learn here.I don't know whose work this is, I retrieved it from the Grierson-L:
Chief McIntosh?s first wife was Eliza Grierson (half Scottish - half Creek Indian). Her parents were Robert Grierson, a Scottish trader and a Creek woman, Sinnugee, (family of Spanalgee). Chief McIntosh married her when she was raised in the family of Robert Hawkins. Chief McIntosh and Eliza had 5 children - Jane ?Ahkohkee?, Catherine ?Kate?, Chillicouthe ?Chilly?, Sarah ?Sallie? and Louis. Eliza was not at the McIntosh?s plantation home, Lockchau Talofau, when Chief McIntosh was murdered. She was at another of his homes, about 50 miles away. However, several of her children were at the Lockchau Talofau home that night. Her son, Chilly, was sleeping in one of the buildings outside the main house when the Upper Creeks? assassin party attacked. and escaped through a window. Her daughters, Jane and Catherine were in the home with her father and were permitted to leave the house before it was set on fire. Outside, they witnessed the murder of their father and spent the night hid!
ing in nearby woods.
Catherine ?Kate? McIntosh
Our Turner lineage is from their daughter, Catherine ?Kate? McIntosh (half Creek Indian and half Scottish) - her family gave her the nickname Ahkohee. She was born about 1809 in the Creek Indian Nation East - Georgia. At the time of her marriage, Catherine was living in the home of Stephen and Sarah Hawkins. (As a result, some records erroneously list her last name as Hawkins). Shortly after the death of her father, Chief McIntosh, she married William Cousins in 1825 in Cusseta, Georgia. William Cousins was a full blood Creek, the son of Billie Cousins and grandson of George Cousins, Chief of the Eufauli Tribe of the Creek Indians. Chief George Cousins is listed in a Spanish document in 1793 as one of the important Lower Creek Chiefs who should be invited to a general conference in Pensacola, Florida. William and Catherine had 3 children, Sarah Ann, Mary Grace and John. Following the subsequent treaty ceding lands to the US government, many of the Lower Creeks left Georgia i!
n the late 1820's. However William and Catherine remained in their homelands until 1841, when it became apparent that soon they would be removed by force. Their departure is detailed below. Catherine died in 1849 and William died in 1876 - both are buried at Crowder Chapel Cemetery near Mossey Head, Walton County, Florida. (Photos of their grave stones are on the site)
Sarah Ann Cousins
Sarah Ann Cousins (3/4 Creek Indian and 1/4 Scottish) was born June 5, 1826, and is our ancestor with whom our Turner surname enters our lineage. At age 15, Sarah Ann and her family were preparing to leave Georgia and go west to the Indian Territory in present day Oklahoma. Zaphnath ?Zaph? Paaneah Turner, born June 11, 1824, was the son of a successful white farmer, living in Stewert County, Georgia. At age 17, Zaph ran away from home and joined Sarah Ann and her family for the journey. In the early Fall of 1841, Zaph, Sarah Ann, with her parents and two other related families (Kenningtons and Covingtons) started their migration West. They entered Alabama and stopped at Clayton, Barbour County, where Zaph and Sarah Ann were married September 22, 1841. From there, they followed an old Indian road Southwest until they reached the fork of the Pea River and the Choctawhatchee River, near Geneva, Alabama and the Florida state line. They remained there for two growing seasons and !
their first daughter was born. In 1843, the families continued on into Florida, where about 2 miles from present day Laurel Hill, a wheel on one of the wagon?s broke and they made camp to repair the wheel. However, they found the land very much to their liking and decided to stay and establish their homes there. They built houses, dammed up the creek and built a grist mill. So this is how our Creek Indian heritage for the Turner family ended up being from the Panhandle of Florida instead of the Indian Territory of Oklahoma. Zaph?s Father, James Frances Turner, forgave Zaph for running away to marry Sarah Ann, and sent 2 freed slave couples with mules and wagons to Zaph and Sarah Ann to help get their farm started. These freed slave families built their own houses, cribs, smoke houses, put in potato hills, and raised their children with the Turner children. Zaph and Sarah Ann had fifteen children, twelve of whom survived and are the ancestors of Turner members of this site. !
Sarah Ann died February 2, 1897 and Zaph died January 30, 1893 - both
are buried next to Sarah Ann?s parents at Crowder Chapel Cemetery near Mossey Head, Walton County, Florida. (Photos of their grave stones are on the site)