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Title: The border settlers of northwestern Virginia from 1768 to 1795 : embracing the life of Jesse Hughes and other noted scouts of the great woods of the trans-Allegheny
Authors: McWhorter, Lucullus Virgil, 1860-1944., Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930., MacLean, J. P. (John Patterson), 1848-1939.
Publication Info: Hamilton, O. : Republican Pub. Co., 1915.
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• ... TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER I First Permanent Settlement in the Trans-Allegheny. Pringle Brothers of the Sycamore - Their I listory - Fugitives and I lunters - Empl ...
To The Reader
• ...ored to give events without discriminating in favor of his own race. To him the aggressors in the Trans-Allegheny wars were too palpable to admit of controversy. Upon this point he is likely to be ...
Prelude
• ...World is there a territory so fraught with dramatic tragedy, personal prowess and adventure, as the Trans-Allegheny. For more than twenty years, embracing the Revolutionary struggle, amid the dark maz ...
• ...led to recognize the actual part of these grandmothers in the settlement and develop ment of the Trans-Allegheny. When life in the boundless woods threatened to revert husband, father and son to ...
Chapter I. First Permanent Settlement in the Trans-Allegheny. Pringle [...]
• ... Chapter I. First Permanent Settlement in the Trans-Allegheny. Pringle [...]: ...
• ... CHAPTER I The first permanent settlers to enter the Trans-Allegheny of Western Virginia, came from the Wappatomaka, (1) and were led by Samuel Pringle. ...
• ...ugitives, now determined to return to the Wappatomaka. The sequel was the rapid colonization of the Trans-Allegheny. Subsequently John settled in Kentucky. The time of his removal to the Blue Grass re ...
• ...an of integrity, and his statement is interesting. It reveals the military and social status of the Trans-Allegheny during the Revolution. I quote as reported by Singleton. "Win Powers re ...
Chapter II. Dearth of the Written Record. Withers' Recognized Authority. [...]
• ...a. His experience on the western frontier has been similar to that of his noted grandfather of the Trans-Allegheny. Touching the Grigsby tragedy mentioned by Withers, (15) Mir. Bond writes me: ...
Chapter V. Indian Settlements on Hacker's Creek. Discovery of Prehistoric [...]
• ... CHAPTER V At no very remote period prior to the advent of the white man into the Trans-Allegheny region, Hacker's Creek had been the seat of an Indian population of no mean magnitud ...
Chapter X. Requisites of a Scout Leader -- Capt. White, Chief [...]
• ...was never any serious attempt by the colonial or state authorities to prevent the settlement of the Trans-Allegheny in accordance with stipulated treaty agreements. The King's edict of 1763 warning se ...
• ...on of this coveted domain. The Ohio Company, organized 1748, had for its object the settling of the Trans-Allegheny, and as early as 1750 their surveyor, Christopher Gist, had penetrated to the falls ...
Chapter XI. Cause of Dunmore's War. Storm Brewing -- Facts Perverted. [...]
• ... was high, and in his death is reflected the true character of the lawless ruffians who overran the Trans-Allegheny at this time. Withers says of this crime: "The Bald Eagle was an Indian of notor ...
• ...iend of the white man," lost his entire family. (17) Then the warriors took up the hatchet, and the Trans-Allegheny was compelled to drain the bitter cup of its own filling. For more than twenty years ...
Chapter XX. Hughes Last Defense of Border. Carpenter Tragedy on [...]
• ...en he successfully applied for a pension as a Revolutionary soldier. He evidently was living on the Trans-Allegheny border in 1792, at which time he speaks of his house being burned by the Indians. It ...
Chapter XXI. Wayne's Defeat of Indians -- Receding of the Border -- [...]
• ...rays. The Twenty Years War, provoked by the white man, had closed; and a new era had dawned for the Trans-Allegheny. Peace fearfully bought had settled over the romantic XMonongahela and the beautiful ...
Chapter XXVI. Col. William Lowther of Nutter's Fort -- Commander of [...]
• ... CHAPTER XXVI For one who figured so prominently on the Trans-Allegheny border, Colonel William Lowther has received but meagre consideration from the h ...
• ...ounty, Virginia. It is quite evident that the greater part of his life, prior to his removal to the Trans-Allegheny, xwas spent on the Wappatomaka. It is claimed that the birth of his / ...
• ...eir torch, and escaped to the opposite side of the river. Notwithstanding all residents in the Trans-Allegheny capable of bearing arms during the Revolutionary and Border wars, were enrolled in s ...
Chapter XXIX. The Regers -- Early Pioneers -- Nationality -- Founder of Family [...]
• ... be exercised in fixing a positive date of an actual residence settlement, based on the date of the Trans-Allegheny homestead certificates. 1) See page 486. / ...
Chapter XXXV. Carnivora of West Virginia -- Present Range of Black [...]
• ...anded together in hunting packs, they are exceedingly fierce and dangerous. They overran the entire Trans-Allegheny. (4) No one was safe alone in the woods at night, or at any time during the winter w ...
• ... COMBAT IN THE DARK. Perhaps one of the most remarkable encounters with the panther in the Trans-Allegheny, occurred in the southern part of now West Virginia, in the early years of the last ...
Appendix
Appendix II. Buffalo in Western Virginia -- Bibliography of Draper -- Additional [...]
• ...tions North and South. While a recognized plains animal, it was more widely diffused throughout the Trans-Allegheny and western Virginia, than has been supposed; but never in extensive herds. This, in ...
• ...stroyed by buffaloes. On the Border with Colonel Antes, p. 67. In dealing numerically with the Trans-Allegheny buffalo, there was one factor that has never been properly considered. The animal, a ...
• ...of the bison in western Virginia is far from complete. Christopher Gist, who was sent into the Trans-Allegheny by the Ohio Company in 1750-52, saw droves of forty to fifty buffalo on the Little M ...
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