finding your roots

discoverying My History

Eddie R. Henderson September 5, 2012

My story is this; my great great grandfather’s last name was McIntosh. There are a lot information about the McIntoshes in American History. Some is in Georgia and some in Oklahoma. The reason why I am writing to you is because my great great grandfather is part of the McIntosh Clan. My great great grandfather stated in an interview with an agent of United States Native America affairs that his father was Chili McIntosh who was the son of Chief William McIntosh of the Creek Indian Nation. There no records in history about him because he when to Texas. The creek Nation was moved from Georgia to Oklahoma. Doing that time it was referred to as the Trail of Tears movement. My great great grandfather had many children by a slave woman.

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  • Judy Seeley

    October 2, 2012 at 2:09 am

    F.Y.I., In my genealogy data base I have William C. McIntosh, born 1861, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Married May Tappa at Menominee, Michigan, on 3 May 1897. May was the daughter of Louis Tappa (1826 – 1924) and Marguerite Aglae Parent (1847 – ?).

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