Clarke County Democrat

Indian leader who led attack on Fort Sinquefield subject of Sunday meeting

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The Red Stick Prophet Josiah Francis will be the subject of the Clarke County Historical Society meeting Sunday, Aug. 28, 2:30 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall. Award winning author and historian Dale Cox will tell about the life of Josiah Francis, also known as the Prophet Hillis Hadjo, who led the Fort Sinquefield attack Sept. 1, 1813 near present-day Whatley.

In his latest book, “The Fort at Prospect Bluff,” Cox has uncovered new information and findings about Francis including his time spent in England as well as his final days in the Florida Panhandle before his execution. Cox has written several books about the Francis family, including one about his daughter Milly who became known as the Creek Pocahontas.

He will bring copies of these books for purchase. He is also well-known for both his You Tube channel and app called “Two-Egg TV” which explores the history of Alabama and the Florida panhandle.

His lecture is timely due to the re-enactment at Fort Mims which will be going on Saturday, as well as this being the 209th anniversary of Ft. Sinquefield.

The public is invited.



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