A History of the Valley of Virginia

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General Books, 2013 - 170 страници
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... McKeever. but made their escape. Both their wives and children were taken off as prisoners. Mrs. Smith made her escape from the savages, and on her way homeward was met by Col. John Hill, now of Pocahontas county, and conveyed to her friends in North Carolina. JOHN DAY'S FORT, NOW PRICE'S OLD FORT. FORMERLY KECKLEY'S FORT About 1772 John McNeil settled in the Little Levels; at that period there were very few settlers in that neighborhood. Mrs. Sarah Brown, the mother of Col. Brown in this neighborhood, at the age of ninety-one years, was able to walk about the neighborhood, and rode by herself to visit some of her children, who lived ten or fifteen miles off. Col. Brown stated to the author that a sugar tree of immense size, at least six feet iii diameter, stood in one of his fields, and that it yielded him at least fifty pounds of sugar yearly. The Indians did no mischief after the war of 1763, until they year 1774. There was some Buffalo and Elk to be seen in the country a., this period. William Meeks, his wife, six children, and his mother, were taken off four or five years after the battle of the Point. Capt. Woods of the present County of Monroe, raised a party of seventeen men, pursued the euemy and after several days march, overtook them late in the evening. The Indians had halted and been encamped three or four days. Capt. Woods and his party approached within a short distance of them without being discovered. Early the next morning, it being very foggy, the whites rushed in among the enemy. Capt. Woods and the Indian Capt. fired at each other, the muzzle of their guns almost touching; but each of them springing to one side, neither shot took effect. Woods knocked the Indian down with his gun, and pursued the flying enemy. The...

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