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William Randall "Billy" Hollinger
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Birth: 1790
Mississippi, USA
Death: May, 1860
Monroe County
Alabama, USA

During the War of 1812, he was a guide, spy and interpreter for the US Army. Between 1813-1814, he was an Indian guide for President Andrew Jackson during the Creek War.

Below is the Creek Testimony of Thomas Tate Tunstall where Billy Hollinger is mentioned. Thomas Tate was appointed U.S. Consul to Dadiz, Spain, in 1856, returning to Alabama in 1865. In 1888 he was appointed Consul to San Salvador by President Grover Cleveland, and removed from that appointment by President Harrison.

CREEK TEST. P. 9 - 12. Thomas Tate Tunstall, #30048:
"I am 84 years of age and was born in Baldwin Co., Ala., Apr. 8, 1823.

I was Consul to Cadis, Spain, a period of six Years under Pierce and Buchannan.

I was again Consul to San Salvador under Clevelan d's Administration.

I claim my Indian blood through my mother, Louisa Tate, who was the daughter of David Tate, and David Tate was the son of Sehoye McGillivray. Sehoye McGillivray was the mother of Billy Weatherford. After the death of my great grandfather, Sehoye McGillivray married Charles Weatherford, and the chief Billy Weatherford was their child, and the junior half-brother of my grandfather, David Tate.

Sizemores intermarried in my family. He was a Creek Indian - very dark. I knew William Sizemore personally. I know his son, Alex, and all his daughters. Alex Sizemore married into the Weatherford family also.

David Moniac was a nephew of David Tate and a graduate of West Point Military Academy and served in the U. S. Army. He was killed in 1836 at the massacre of Withlacoochee. Moniac's father was a Scotchman but his mother was a Creek Indian. I knew him well. Samuel and Susan Moniac were relations of David and belonged to the same people.

Old Billy Hollinger was a Creek Indian. I knew him very well - a Creek Indian, too, and a relation of my grandfather. I know Jeff Hollinger, a son of Billy Hollinger, and I knew him well.

I knew Old William Colbert, a good old Indian. He was a Creek Indian and lived among us and died about 35 years ago. He was an older man than my father and dressed like an Indian.


"Margaret Tate was the second wife of my grandfather, David. She was a widow Powell. She was originally a Dyer. They were a Creek family. Seminole means "run away"in the Creek language."


"Jeff Hollinger's wife was a Miss Franklin, but the Franklins themselves were white people.

The old man Linn McGhee was Scotch and Indian - Scotch and Creek Indian. He was one of my grandfather's stock minders, and his children were all mullatoes. The woman he lived with was one of my old grandfather's slaves.

Old George Stiggins' sister married Billy Weatherford. They were Creek Indians. Simon Hadley was a white man and no relation to the Tunstalls.

I never heard of Louisa Jonnaghan nor Mrs. Wm. Johnson. They are no relations of mine.


"I knew the old man Boon - Elijah and John Boon were his sons. They had no Indian in them.

Nor the Tarbins.

I do not know of any Indians called Chuck or Shomac Indians.


"I knew the Steadhams. Reuben Steadham, the son of John Steadham on his mother's side, traced back to Linn McGhee.

I knew Gideon Gibson. He was a white man. His wife was one of those Indian Moniacs. She was a sister of Old Sam Moniac.

I know the Barlows. They are Thad, Euriah and Bob Barlow. They were good people but white people with no Indian at all.


"I never heard of a Red Jacket Treaty.

I know Mrs. C. M. Killiam. She is a niece of Billy Weatherford. We went to school together. She is a cousin of mine.


"In the neighborhood of Mt. Pleasant in Baldwin and Monroe Counties, Ala. I never knew any Choctaw Indians living there, nor Cherokees. They never got down that far. The Choctaws were Mississippi Indians and the Cherokees were Georgia Indians.

SIGNED Tom Tate Tunstall, Mobile, Ala., Feb 6, 1908.

Source: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/a l/blount/military/civilwar/morgans-cavalry.txt

 
 
Family links: 
 Children:
  James Hollinger Forbes (1825 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: unknown burial location
 
Created by: ReLyRoTh
Record added: Oct 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60365017
William Randall Billy Hollinger
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-Anonymous
 Added: May. 3, 2014
This is my GGGGrandfather. :)
- TIFFANY EDWARDS WILLIAMSON
 Added: Jan. 24, 2013

- Granddaughters
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