Thomas Bledsoe b. ca. 1706 in VA married ca. 1732 to ? Head then to Susnnah Fulkerson (unsure of date).He died 1758 in Rowan Co., NC.There was an Indian attack and massacre at a family fort March/April 1758 about 40 miles from Rowan Co in Halifax Co. between the Mays and Irvine Rivers on NC line.In Vol. 1 of "The Bledsoe Family of America" Compiled by Banks McLaurin, Jr. and copyrighted 1993, on page 150, "A fellow Bledsoe researcher in Houston, C. Thomas Irwin sent me some interesting information excerpted from a book about the Moravian settlers in North Carolina.On p. 181 of this book is this quote: ""Mr. Adam Loving and his family fled to us from VA and were lodged at the mill, 19 Aug 1757.""This happened when many families were fleeing from Indian raids in Virginia, and at a time when records of the Fulkersons became frequent in Rowan Co., NC.Another quotation dated 6 April 1758 follows: ""Two families, coming to us for protection, brought confirmation of the rumor that Shawnee Indians have murdered several people about 40 miles from here in Halifax co., between the Mays and Irvine Rivers, on the NC line.Billy Hall said he helped bury one of the men who had been shot.""The area named in this quote includes the location of the earliest Fulkerson land entries and surveys, and the lands on which they lived after the worst of the Indian troubles.The date named is only a couple of months before Frederick Fulkerson appeared before the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in Rowan Co., NC to give security for Susannah Bledsoe's administration of the estate of her husband Thomas Bledsoe.These scraps of evidence suggest that the Indian raid of March/April 1758 may have claimed the lives of some Fulkersons and of Thomas Bledsoe.End of article.
There is other data included in this article pertaining to land records and other items that strenghten this speculation and it seems to hold water.I would be more than happy to copy this section on Thomas Bledsoe from the book and send it to you or if you or anyone else would be interested in Mr. McLaurins books I will let you know his e-mail address so that you may contact him.I have two vol's. and they are quite informative.They do not, however, go into any detail regarding the Wallen's.
My interest lies with the Bledsoe's and the Wallen's but also with the history of that period.I try to be as accurate as I can with the data I pass along and hope everyone else tries to do the same.However, sometimes it helps to take the blinders off and stretch your imagination so that you do not miss the forest for the trees.I just make sure that I tell everyone in my posts that this information I am passing along must be checked again by the person receiving it so that they have primary sources to quote.Or if they pass it along make sure they also pass along that the item is or is not qualified.
I would like to start a dialog with anyone with my lines in the Wallen's so that I may start researching the family and the history involved.My lines are:
Ralph Wallen and Joyce Nail? Thomas Wallen and Mary Abbott Thomas Wallen and Sarah Elwell Elisha Walling(Wallen) and Mary Blevins Joseph Allen Walling (Wallen) and Millicent Milly Jones James Carr Walling (Wallen) and Mary Johnson Millicent Walling (Wallen) and Abraham Bledsoe III Joseph Wallen Bledsoe and Margaret? Andrew J. Bledsoe and Mary Stanley William M. Bledsoe and Ollie Joyner Loren Bledsoe and Mary Robbins Carl Bledsoe and Helen L. Lawless (also married Wayne C. Mayden my adoptive father) Burma L. Lawless-Mayden(ME) and Robert Haley Wilkins II
The Lawless line is my lineage to Daniel Boone.Thanking you all in advance and I do hope this helps Bettylee.I will check out the Longhunter site and please keep in touch, it seems we have similar interest.Burma