He was chief of the Atossees, and commanded the hostile Creeks at the battle of Burnt Corn, fought March 27, 1813. It is not known in what other battles he was engaged during the war. After its close, he settled near Polecat Spring, and there built a little town called Thlopthlocco.
Gun Merchant was one of the four great medal chiefs of the Upper Creeks created at the Congress in Pensacola in June 1765. This chief of Okchaiyi first came into prominence after the massacre of the traders.