McIntosh, William (1775?-1825), a Creek Indian chief. McIntosh was born in what is now Carroll County, Georgia, the son of a British army officer and Indian agent and a Creek woman. He became chief of the Lower (Georgia) Creeks. During the War of 1812, McIntosh fought on the side of the United States against the pro-English Upper (Alabama) Creeks. He was made a brigadier general in the U.S. Army and fought under General Andrew Jackson against the Seminoles, 1817-18. In 1825 McIntosh signed a treaty ceding Creek lands to the federal government. He was murdered by Upper Creeks who opposed the cession.