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Captain Jean Baptiste Louis DeCourtel MARCHAND
(Abt 1690-1722)


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Captain Jean Baptiste Louis DeCourtel MARCHAND

  • Born: Abt 1690, Courcelles, Loiret, Centre, France
  • Marriage (1): Sehoy I in 1720
  • Died: 1722, Fort Toulouse, Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama about age 32

bullet  General Notes:

Jean Baptiste Louis DeCourtel Marchand
(born in France and died 1722 in Wetumpka, Alabama) was a French soldier. Little is known about Captain Marchands' early life. It is known that Louis was the French military commanding officer of the colonial trading post Fort Toulouse, near present day Wetumpka, Alabama. Sometime in 1722, he was murdered by his own men in a mutiny who had apparently become fed up and frustrated over shortages of food, supplies, and pay.

He married Sehoy, princess of the Wind Clan, highest tribe in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

Louis and Sehoy's son, Red Shoes (Muskogean Chief), became an Indian Chief of the prestigious Wind Clan (Hutalgalgi) of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

His son-in-law was Lachlan McGillivray (of the Clan MacGillivray Chiefs Lineage, part of the Clan Chattan Confederation of the Scottish Highland) who migrated to the Colonies and became a wealthy fur trader and planter in Georgia.

His grandson was Alexander McGillivray who became Chief of the Upper Creek (Muscogee) Indians, one of the most powerful and historically important Native American chiefs among the Creek of the Southeast.

His great grandson became famed Chief "Red Eagle" of the Wind Clan (Hutalgalgi), the highest ranking tribe of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

His great great grandson was Major David Moniac, an American military officer who in 1822 became the first Native American graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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-- Find A Grave, Memorial # 55464018


Jean married Sehoy I, daughter of Red Shoes and Mary of Musgrove Muscogee, in 1720. (Sehoy I was born in 1702 in Tuskegee, Creek Nation, Alabama and died in 1772 in Fort Toulouse, Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama.)

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