Wed, 6 Apr 2005
I am working on this issue tonight. I have a copy of an article, Events at Prospect Bluff on the Apalachicola River, 1808-1818 with an introduction to Twelve Letters of Edmund Doyle, Trader, by Mark F. Boyd, FHQ, Vol. XVI, Issue 2, pp. 55 – 96, October 1937. However, I am trying to obtain a copy of the frontspiece map by Captain Daniel Burch of the general route of his road through the region and also shows the route of Jackson in the First Seminole War. Do you have a copy you could send me.
Thanks! Also, have you ever seen a copy of the “Record of the case of Colin Mitchel v. US?”
I sent what I had and decided to post this on dah blog.
Jim Tiger is a Marion County Oregon lawyer who has done some incredible research on the Creek Indians. It makes sense since Jim is descended from the Tiger family of Creek chiefs from Oklahoma and also the Kinnard family who founded Albany, Georgia and had plantations on the Wakulla River during the Spanish regime in Florida.
He has really done Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama a favor by compiling an Identification of Indian Claims Commisssion Exhibits Cited In The Creek Indians and Their Florida Lands, 1740- 1823, by Guild Wood's Dr. James F. Doster.
Click here and imagine how this could be expanded into a master work and Dr. Doster is still here with us to help...
JAMES [Jacques][Santiago] INNERARITY - The Mobilian Who Negotiated The Forbes Purchase in present day Houston County, Alabama on May 25, 1804, arguably, the GREATEST REAL ESTATE DEAL IN U.S. HISTORY!
(The original of this picture was an Ambrotype, in the possession of James' daughter, Heloise Innerarity Minor and was shared by Lloyd Smith.) b: Aug 18, 1777 Brechin, Forfarshire, Scotland d: Oct 3, 1847 Mobile, Al. m: Aug. 06, 1808 Mobile, Al. Heloise (Eloise Isabel) Isabelle Trouillet b: Nov. 09, 1791 Mobile, AL. d: 1820 Havana, Cuba. James and Heloise had 6 children James is the son of: John Innerarity b: Aug. 07, 1749 d: 1805 & Henrietta Harriet Panton b: 1761 d: 1815
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On May 25, 1804, one year to the day after they decided to seize that Prince of Plunder, the disgraceful freebooter, William Augustus Bowles, and turn him over to the Spanish, the Creek Indians met at Chiskatalofa near the point where the present-day states of Alabama, Georgia and Florida intersect and agreed to the terms to probably the greatest real estate deal in American History. By agreeing to extinguish their title to over 1.2 million acres along the banks of the Apalachicola River to cancel a $66,533.05 debt, these 22 chiefs ,who signed what is known today as the Forbes Purchase, sold their land for about a nickel an acre at an Indian conference held in present-day Houston County, Alabama, 201 years ago next month.
It can also be shown that the unfortunate man who closed this deal to collect his company's debt, James Innerarity of Mobile, paid a handsome price ten years later when the British Navy, out of vengence toward their fellow countryman Innerarity, decided to build their Negro Fort on Prospect Bluff near the unprofitable store the Mobilian was forced to open in 1804 under the terms of the Forbes Purchase which was signed 201 years ago May 25 at Chiskatalofa, an Indian village located in the extreme southeastern corner of present-day Houston County, Alabama.I have posted information concerning the Forbes Purchase at my weblog, "Cuba, Alabama." http://www.robertoreg.blogspot.com
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A MAP OF THE NEGRO FORT BASED UPON ITS LOCATION TO FORT GADSDEN.
NOT ONLY WAS THE FORBES &CO. STORE LOCATED NEAR HERE, BOWLES USED PROSPECT BLUFF AS ONE OF HIS HEADQUARTERS BEFORE HIS LAST ARREST IN 1803