“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Muscogee in Muskogee County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)

Milly Francis

Milly Francis Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Milly Francis Marker
Inscription. Milly Francis was the daughter of the Creek chief Hillis Hadjo during the Florida War 1817. Fifteen-year-old Milly by her plea saved the life of a young white officer Duncan McKrimmon, whom they were about to kill. She later declined his offer of marriage. Congress by special act in 1844 awarded her a pension and a medal. She came with the Creeks to this country . She died in poverty in May, 1848, and is buried somewhere in this vicinity. In appreciation of her compassion and humanity this stone is erected by the senior class of Bacone College of 1933.
Location. 35° 46.509′ N, 95° 20.077′ W. Marker is in Muscogee, Oklahoma, in Muskogee County. Marker can be reached from Old Bacone Road 0.2 miles north of East Shawnee Road (U.S. 62). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2229 Old Bacone Road, Muskogee OK 74403, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Davis (approx. 0.8 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Memorial U.S.S. Shark (SS174) (approx. 1.9 miles away); Troops L & M, Roosevelt's Rough Riders (approx. 1.9 miles away); Severs Block (approx. 2.7 miles away); Midland Valley Station (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hitching Post Stone (approx. 2.9 miles away).
Regarding Milly Francis. Her father, known in English as Josiah Francis or Francis the Prophet, was hanged at Fort St. Marks in April, 1818. She may well have seen it. She with other members of his family came to Fort Gadsden later that year, awaiting transportation to Indian Territory (Oklahoma); this is where the offer of marriage was made and rejected. She was near death before she received any of the pension, which did not begin immediately. So far as is known, the medal was never made.

Her name is in quotation marks because it was believed to be an Anglicization of her Creek name Malee. Modern scholars believe she may have been given the English name at birth.
Also see . . .
1. Milly Francis - The Creek Pocahontas (Explore Southern History). (Submitted on March 28, 2018.)
2. Josiah Francis (Hillis Hadjo) (Wikipedia). (Submitted on April 4, 2018.)
Additional keywords. Josiah Francis, Francis the Prophet, Red Stick, Red Sticks, Muscogee, Creek Indians
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US IndianWomen
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