Historic Markers Across Alabama

George Stiggins, 1788-1845

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: 1060 Old Federal Road, Shorter AL (south of US 80)
County: Macon
Coordinates: N 32° 23.673    W 085° 55.496
  32.39455    -85.92493333
Waymark: None


Unmarked grave in Cubahatchie Baptist Church Cemetery. Half-blooded Creek Indian, planter, soldier, Indian agent, and historian, Stiggins lived on a nearby farm fronting the Federal Road from 1831 until his death. There he wrote "A Historical Narrative of the Genealogy, Traditions, and Downfall of the Ispocoga or Creek Indian Tribe of Indians" from his firsthand knowledge of the Creeks, their leaders, and the Creek War of 1813-14. His sister, Mary, was married to William Weatherford (Red Eagle).

End of George Stiggins, 1788-1845