4. Gen. William 'Billy' "Chooshemataha"2 Colbert (James Logan1)(31) (#1015) was born in Chickasaw Nation circa 1742.(32) William died 30 MAY 1824 in Tockshish, Pontotoc Co., MS, at 81 years of age.(33) The best evidence of General William Colbert's death is found in some old Chickasaw Agency records. One is a receipt from Ish-ta-na-ha to Benjamin F. Smith, Chickasaw Agent, for the pension of General Colbert. The receipt is dated 15 JUL 1824, for $40 in full for, "... the amount settled on my husband Genl. Wm. Colbert by the Govt. of the U. S. up to 30th May 1834 at which time he deceased."

Additionally, in Smith's Chickasaw Agency expenditure accounting on 27 SEP 1824, he list a payment to, "... Ish-ta-na-ha Colbert for the Pension of Genl. Wm. Colbert...." And again in his accounts accepted by U.S. auditor Wm. Stuart on 4 DEC 1824, Smith states that $40 was paid, "to the wife of Gen. Wm. Colbert in full to 30 MAY 1824." His body was interred 1827 in Pontotoc Cty Cem, Pontotoc, Pontotoc Co., MS. This date of death and burial comes from a gravestone located in the Pontotoc Cemetery, placed there at a much later date and hencethe date is very suspect.

He married twice. He married Jessie "Wayther" Moniac in Chickasaw Nation, before 1780.(34) (Jessie "Wayther" Moniac is #1716.) Jessie(35) was the daughter of "Dick" "Dixon" Jacob Moniac and Tuckabatche. Jessie died before 1818.(36) She was not listed on the 1818 Chickasaw Roll, so she was either dead by then or no longer Colbert's wife.

He married Ish-ta-na-ha "Mimey(?)" in Chickasaw Nation, before 1824.(37) Records of the old Chickasaw Agency from 1824, state that Ish-ta-na-ha collected from Chickasaw Agent Benjamin F. Smith, $40 being the sum due for 1824 up to the time of General William Colbert's death on 30 MAY 1824. (Ish-ta-na-ha "Mimey(?)" is #22877.)

Ish-ta-na-ha died after 1839 in IT. Ish-ta-na-ha was baptized at in Monroe Mission, Pontotoc Co., MS, 5 JUN 1830. Religion: religion unknown.(38) She sold land 31 MAR 1836 in Pontotoc Co., MS.(39) She purchased land 3 MAY 1837 in Pontotoc Co., MS.(40) She purchased land 12 SEP 1837 in Pontotoc Co., MS.(41) She migrated in 21 NOV 1837, from MS to IT.(42) She boarded the steamboat "Fox" on 14 NOV 1837 and arrived in Indian Territory on 21 NOV 1837.

She was listed as a resident in the 1839 census report in IT, 1839.(43) Records recently located concerning the Chickasaw Agency accounts show that Ish-ta-na-ha was the wife of Gen. William Colbert when he died and she received the last monies due him. Other sources, including Don Martini, indicate that the name of Colbert's wife at his death was "Mimey", which could be a nickname for Ish-ta-na-ha.

Conflicting evidence states that he died in Tockshish, Chickasaw Nation, MS TER, 5 MAY 1827.(44) William was the eldest son of James Logan Colbert. He was a celebrated fighter, and was an ally of the Americans, not only against hostile Indians, but also when a struggle against Spain for the possession of the Mississippi seemed imminent, and later, when the red men and the British invaders were in league against an infant nation, (War of 1812).

He was also called "Chooshemataha", "Pyaheggo" and "Billy Colbert".

Gen. William 'Billy' "Chooshemataha" Colbert and Jessie "Wayther" Moniac had the following children:

child + 23 i. Mary 'Molly'3 Colbert.

child 24 ii. Elijah Colbert (#24486).(45)

child 25 iii. Jamison Colbert(46) (#1720) was born before 1804.(47) He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Nation, 1818. He resided in Skullyville, Skullyville Co., Choctaw Nation, IT 1855.(48)

child 26 iv. Ishtonnarhay Colbert(49) (#1718). He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Nation, 1818. This person may in fact be a female and the same as Ish-ta-ha-na, a wife of General William Colbert.

child 27 v. Tooklaishtubby Colbert(50) (#1719) was born before 1818. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Nation, 1818.

child 28 vi. Balbarhubby Colbert(51) (#1721) was born before 1818. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Nation, 1818.

child 29 vii. Meharchubby Colbert(52) (#1722) was born before 1818. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Nation, 1818.

child 30 viii. Immarhollochetubby Colbert(53) (#1723) was born before 1818. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Nation, 1818.

child 31 ix. Logan Colbert(54) (#1724) was born before 1818.(55) Logan died circa 1870 in IT. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Nation, 1818. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Nation, 1847.

child 32 x. Shemarhoye Colbert(56) (#1725) was born before 1818. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Roll, Chickasaw Nation, MS, 1818.(57)

child 33 xi. Wileky Colbert(58) (#1726) was born before 1818. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Nation, 1818.

child 34 xii. Schtimmarhoye Colbert(59) (#1727) was born before 1818. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Nation, 1818.

child 35 xiii. Onnarhoketay Colbert(60) (#1728) was born before 1818. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Nation, 1818.

child 36 xiv. Apalartubby Colbert(61) (#1729) was born before 1818. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Nation, 1818.

child 37 xv. Nancknitubby Colbert(62) (#1730) was born before 1818. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Nation, 1818.

child + 38 xvi. Nuzeka 'Nossaecachubby' Colbert was born before 1818.

child 39 xvii. Margaret Colbert(63) (#1732) was born after 1818.(64) Margaret died 1850 in Loundes Co., MS, at 31 years of age. She married Maj. John L. Allen in MS, before 1842.(65) (Maj. John L. Allen is #1203.) John was born circa 1789. John(66) was the son of David Allen and Nancy McConnell. John died after 1850 in Columbus, MS.(67) John was baptized at in Monroe Mission, Pontotoc Co., MS, 5 APR 1834. Religion: religion unknown.(68) He was listed as a resident in the census report in Lowndes Co., MS, 1836. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Lowndes Co., MS, 1840. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Lowndes Co., MS, 1850.

Allen settled among the Chickasaws in 1796, but later served as postmaster at Paris, TN, and as commander of Fort Hampton, AL. He was sub-agent for the Chickasaws from 1829 to 1837, was deputy postmaster in the Chickasaw country in 1832, and ran a tavern near Pontotoc, MS, in 1837. After removal, he relocated to Columbus, MS.

There is a possibility that this "John Allen" may the same as the "John Allen" who married Betsy Love. There are some sources that say he is and even Don Martini in his works indicates that both men came among the Chickasaws in 1796. In a susequent work, Don Martini points out that the actual name of Betsy Love's husband is "James" Allen and not "John" Allen. The same James Allen who first married Susie Colbert.

Conflicting evidence states that Margaret was born in VA, circa 1796.(69)

In 1842, Lowndes Co., MS, she was involved in a lawsuit against her husband, John L. Allen, over some Chickasaw Indian Nation land.

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