Alibamo Coosada aka Zilphia Napochi “Sefaya” Bartlett – a Muskogee Creek Indian 1775–1846


photo from and on many web sites by name search


Sefaya , a Muskogee Creek Indian, was living in the 13 colonies at one of the most important turning points in American history—the signing of the Declaration of Independence. She was also the 4th great grandmother of my brother-in-law and she was a Creek Indian.

When Alibamo Coosada aka Zilphia Napochi “Sefaya” Bartlett and her brother “Tommy” Napochi Hadjo (Hadjo means warrior) were born in 1775 in Darlington, South Carolina, their father, Napochi, was 25 and their mother, Hokte, was 24.

She married Thomas Pitts Andrews in 1794 in her hometown. They had nine children in 25 years. She died on January 1, 1846, in Dale, Alabama, at the age of 71.

Her father used the name Benjamin Bartlett. He was a “Cacique Minor Chief.” I believe that his birth name was Napochi Mi’ko. Her father was born in 1750 in South Carolina in the Cacique Creek Indian Chieftom area, Darlington, South Carolina.

Sefaya Bartlett married Thomas Andrews, who was an Indian agent in SC or NC.  He was the descendant of a family of Virginian traders who were of Scottish ancestry. Much of their trade was with the Alibamo Indians.  (See page 12 from the link below:)

The link above also says that the name Sefaya was a common Creek name at that time. (see page 13 of link listed above)

During the time they lived, the sons of Thomas Andrews and Sefaya, were considered to be “half-breeds.” The Windham history records show that they still could have maintained their status in society because of their successful trade endeavors.

My son-in-law relates to Sefaya in this way:

Alibamo Coosada aka Zilphia Napochi “Sefaya” Bartlett Muskogee Creek Indian 1775-1846
4th great-grandmother 
Samuel F. Andrews 1800-1853
Son of Alibamo Coosada aka Zilphia Napochi “Sefaya” Bartlett Muskogee Creek Indian
Mary Jane maybe Reins Andrews 1846-1911
Daughter of Samuel F. ANDREWS
Mittie “Ma Ma” Campbell 1882-1953
Daughter of Mary Jane Reins Andrews
Eugene Ludlow (E.L.) Barnes 1906-1979
Son of Mittie “Ma Ma” Campbell
Samuel Henry Barnes 1931-
Son of Eugene Ludlow (E.L.) Barnes


Web links:

On Family Search she is ID#G9MR-CLT


This is a picture from Ancestry site (and many other web searches) of Sefaya’s father. He was Napochi Mi’ko aka Benjamin “Cacique Minor Chief” Bartlett. 1750-1789. He was the 5th great grandfather of Chris Barnes.

7 thoughts on “Alibamo Coosada aka Zilphia Napochi “Sefaya” Bartlett – a Muskogee Creek Indian 1775–1846

  1. Brandi C Collins

    Hi. Benjamin Bartlett is my 7th great grandfather by my granny chris (georgia Moulton), through her dads Andrew’s blood line


  2. Victoria Eichelberg

    Benjamin Bartlett is my 7th great grandfather through my mother’s Andrews side. My 5th great grandfather Benjamin was Samuel’s brother. Benjamin had two sons that I’m related to, Elijah and William. Their grandchildren married and are my great grandfather’s parents.


    1. Shirley Ward

      Victoria, do you have any documentation that proves Benjamin Bartlett was Indian? I cannot find a document that mentions his Creek or Muscogee connection but there has to be something because his name is Napochi Mi’ko. I can’t find any historical documents that has this name, only Benjamin Bartlett.


      1. Victoria Eichelberg

        There’s a Muskogee Creek tribe in the Wetumka, Al area. I have a friend who’s cousin is the chief of the tribe in this area who is really into genealogy. I just got a photograph of Benjamin’s father in law today. I’m not sure where you would get historical documents, but family search is a sight that has some information.


  3. Misty

    Does anyone know if there is a way to prove they were Creek? The line my family takes moved to Oregon before the rolls were done.


  4. Alecia Davidson Brown

    Ancestry. Com has these lists
    Indian card catalog Benjamin was the father of Sefaya, right. ? I have her catalog info I think.


  5. Monty J Akeyson

    Hello all, my mom And I have been getting into this Geneolgy thing. Napochi is my 6th Great Grand Father through Wells, Hendrix, Andrews. We are in Oregon. I have an Aunt who lives in Alabama, who is also into geneolgy.



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