Notes for Balbahhubby COLBERT


He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Nation, 1818 .
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Notes for Celia COLBERT


From Kerry Armstrong's site: She married John McLish before 1824. Not su re
exactly which wife of James Logan Colbert she was from.
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Notes for Charles C. COLBERT


Not known how he links to James Logan Colbert at this time.
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Notes for George COLBERT


He was listed as a resident in the census report on '1855' Choctaw Roll, C
hickasaw District, Indian Territory, 1856.
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Notes for George "Tootemastubbie" COLBERT


He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Roll, Chicka saw
Nation, MS, 1818. On the death of his brother, Levi Colbert, leadersh ip of
the Chickasaw passed into the hands of George Colbert. He was the re cognized
"Mingo" chief at the time of removal until his death in 183 9. He was buried
with honors at Fort Towson, for he was a vetran of the Am erican Revolution,
having served under General Washington and having be en commissioned a major
in the army and awarded a sword. He also served un der General Jackson by whom
he had been commissioned a Colonel in the Semi nole Wars. He died at the age
of 95

"We buried with honors of war, General George Colbert, the head Chief of t he
Chickasaw Nation, a man of superior intelligence, the greatest of warri ors,
and the white man's friend...he was interred with his saddle and brid le, the
swords presented to him by Generals Washington and Jackson, a nd a United
States Flag. He was looked up to as a father, and exercis ed a father's
influence over his people." --Army and Navy Chronicle (Novem ber 17, 1899).
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Notes for Ishtonnarhay COLBERT


He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Nation, 1818 .
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Notes for James COLBERT


From Kerry Armstrong's site: Major James Colbert was born circa 1768. Jam es
died May 1842 in Doaksville, Towson Co., Choctaw Nation, IT, at 73 yea rs of
age.

He married three times. He married Susan (Susannah) James before 1799. Sus an
was born 27 MAR 1783. Susan was the daughter of Benjamin James. Susan d ied 3
DEC 1863 at 80 years of age. Her body was interred December 1863 ne ar Soper,
Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory. According to conflicting evide nce, she
married Maj. James Colbert in Mississippi, 24 JUN 1799. She was l isted as a
resident in the census report in Chickasaw Nation, MS, 1818. Su san was
baptized at in Monroe Mission, Pontotoc Co., MS, 6 JAN 1828. Sus an was
divorced from Maj. James Colbert in MS, before 1830. She was list ed as a
resident in the census report on '1855' Choctaw Roll, Kiamitia Co ., Choctaw
Nation, IT, 1856. He married a Halfblood Chickasaw (Mrs. Frazie r, believed to
be the same person as Sally McCoy on the 1818 Chickasaw Ann uity Roll) after
1799. He married Nellie circa 1841. She was listed as a r esident in the
census report on '1855' Choctaw Roll, Chickasaw District, I T, 1856.

James served as Chief of the Chickasaws. He was listed as a resident in t he
census report in Chickasaw Nation, MS, 1818. In the early 1780's, he w as
placed under the tutelage of the firm of Panton, Leslie, and Compa ny of
Pensacola by his father, there to obtain an education and employmen t. He
returned to the Chickasaw country by 1789 and within six years beca me a
tribal interpreter. From 1814 to 1818, he was employed as United Stat es
interpreter to the tribe at a salary of $400 a year.
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Notes for James Logan COLBERT


By one account, James left his Scottish homeland, emigrated to America, po
ssibly aboard the Prince of Wales in January, 1736, landing in Savann ah or
Darien, Georgia. He was not listed as a passenger. Another account c laims
that James was born in the colonies approximately 1721 and travel ed west to
Muscle Shoals, Alabama from one of the Carolinas with a ba nd of British
traders and eventually came to the Chickasaw towns and settl ed among the
Chickasaw as a youth and was adopted by a Chickasaw family. H is contemporary,
fellow trader James Adair wrote that he "...lived among t he Chikkasaw from
his childhood, and speaks their language even with mo re propriety than the
English". He married three Chickasaw wives and had n ine children: seven sons
and 2 daughters. He lead his life as an Indian tr ader, interpreter and leader
of men during a time in history which was a t urbulent struggle for land and
new opportunity." [SOURCE: Vicki Delynn Roa rk ] [LDK 7/2/2000]

From Kerry Armstrong's site: He was born in Carolinas circa 1721. James di ed
7 JAN 1784 in AL, at 62 years of age.

He married three times. He married "First" Fullblood Chickasaw in Chickas aw
Nation, circa 1740.  He married "Second" Fullblood Chickasaw before 174 2. He
married "Three" a Halfblood Chickasaw before 1768. Halfblood died 18 22 in
Tockshish, Chickasaw Nation, MS TER.

Conflicting evidence states that James was born in Scotland, circa 1721. J
ames immigrated, 10 JAN 1735/6. Destination: Darien, GA.(10) James's occup
ation: Trader in Chickasaw Nation, before 1784. One source states that, "A
mong the most influential mixed-bloods of the Chickasaws, were the five so ns
of James Logan Colbert, a Scotsman who came to live among the tri be in 1729
and married three Chickasaw women. Four of his sons became chie fs of the
tribe. One Colbert had three wives, one Indian and the other t wo were white
women. Both were sisters with the last name Allen." ("Chicka saw Chiefs and
Prominent Men").

Another source states that James Logan Colbert came to America aboard t he
PRINCE OF WALES, which landed at Darien, Georgia on January 10, 1736. A lso on
board were John McIntosh, Lachlan McGillivray, and John's older bro ther,
Lachlan McIntosh. All these men played significant roles in the hist ory of
the "Five Civilized Tribes." -- (Martini).

Chickasaw interpreter, Malcom McGee, in an circa 1841 interview with histo
rian Lyman Draper, stated that James Logan Colbert was from the Carolina s.
Colbert, himself stated at one time he was born in the Carolinas.

About 1740, he moved to the Chickasaw Nation and married into the tribe.
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Notes for Jincy COLBERT


Fisrt name is from note of the late Cecil Lee Pinkston-Vinson of Tyler, Te xas.
No other verification available. Kerry Armstrong notes her birth b ut no
additional data. Bob Harris at  list her as his anc estress.
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Notes for John COLBERT


Not positive which of the Doublehead woman were his mother.
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Notes for Joseph COLBERT


Joseph was baptized at in Monroe Mission, Pontotoc Co., MS, 4 OCT 1829. Ad
mitted to Monroe Mission, MS, on 4 Oct 1829; lived in Perry Co., IND TE R,
1852; lived in Pontotoc Co., IND TER, 1859.
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