It is generally agreed that the sons - or possibly nephews, at any rate the immediate successors - of the Alachua chief, who it was suggested in a previous article was Cowkeeper rather than Secoffee, - that these sons were Payne and Bowlegs. Sprague is probably correct when he writes of the former, “Payne was of a different character from his father and not to be led astray and blinded by absurd revelations and traditions. Though a bold and intrepid warrior, he cared more for the happiness of his people than the indulgence of vicious passions, or the influences of superstitious feelings. By his example and counsels, he secured the confidence of the Spanish government, and died at an advanced age, honored and respected.“ 1 Sprague does not seem to have been familiar with the exact circumstances of the chief’s death, which was on the field of battle, at the hands of invaders from Georgia.
Porter, Kenneth W.
"The Cowkeeper Dynasty of the Seminole Nation,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 30
, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol30/iss4/6