A creek mentioned by Bernard Romans. A careful reading of his narrative identifies this stream with the modern Kintabish, a tributary of the Tombigbee River in Sumter County. In Choctaw, in place of “oka,” water, “bok,” creek, and “bokushi,” branch, a general term “oka abvchaya,” meaning watercourse, can be used. The word “oka” can be dropped, and “abvchaya” alone used. The word “Abvchaya” is undoubtedly “Abeshai” of Romans.
- Bernard Romans, Florida (1776), p. 327.
- Prof. Henry S. Halbert, “Manuscripts,” in Ala. State Dept, of Archives and History.