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Zilpha Napochi (Bartlett) Andrews (1775 - 1845)

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Zilpha Napochi (Zilpha Napochi) "Sefaya" Andrews formerly Bartlett
Born in Darlington, Darlington, South Carolinamap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Dale, Alabama, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 5 Jun 2019 | Created 29 May 2011
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Biography

Zilpha Napochi "Sefaya" Bartlett was Alabamos Coosada and a daughter of the Napochi Mi'ko. Sefaya (the Alabamo dialect form of Sehoy) was a common Creek name at that time. There is a portrait of her on her Find A Grave Memorial.

Even if illiterate, most white women in the Southern Colonies could at least sign their names but she put an "X" in the Indian style. The name Bartlett was borrowed from one of the British Indian Agents of the time-- James Bartlett, a close friend of the Napochi Mi'ko who adopted the name Bartlett (this was a common practice among Creeks).

Her older brother was Napochi Hadjo (also known as Tommy Bartlett) who took part in the assault on Fort Mims and was an implacable enemy of US expansion into Creek lands.[1]

The Napochi Mi'ko is best described as the headman of Napochi (a minor chief sometimes called a cacique). Often known to have traveled to the Carolinas with friendly traders. Possible he took the name Benjamin, as indicated in the Will of Benjamin Bartlett in Darlington District, South Carolina that mentions a daughter Zilpha and a son Thomas.

Zilpha married Thomas Andrews and was the mother of seven of his children. Zilpha and Thomas migrated to Dale County, Alabama and are buried in the Windham Cemetery there, as is her brother, Thomas Bartlett. [2]

Residence

Residence:
Date: 1840
Place: Darlington, South Carolina, United States[3]

Sources

  1. (information compiled by Jon Griswold)
  2. http://www.algw.org/henry/cemetery/windham.htm
  3. 1840 United States Federal Census Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record G

Acknowledgements

  • WikiTree profile Bartlett-1060 created through the import of Edwards Family Tree.ged on May 29, 2011 by Kennon Edwards.


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