Re: Kerr's Creek - A Different Version
Very interesting article, thanks for posting it. However, I must correct errors re. the Gilmore family. During the 1st attack(Oct 1959) it was John and Agness Gilmore who died. Their son Thomas served as the admin. of his father's will.
(Source: Augusta Co. VA court files)
-NOV 22, 1759.(320) Administration of John Gilmore was moved
for by James Gilmore, eldest son, and also by Thomas Gilmore, the younger son--granted to Thomas.
Nov 19,1761 Thomas Gilmore vs. George Wilson -Agreed case submitted, viz: During the late war the Indians came to the plantation where plaintiff lived, and after killing his father and mother, robbed them and plaintiff of almost everything they had, and amongst other things, the horse in dispute....
During the 2nd attack at Kerrs Creek in July 1763,Thomas was killed and his wife Jenet/Jennie/Jane and son John were taken captive. In Sept of that year,his brothers were named as adm. of his estate.
(Source-Augusta Court Records)Sept 2, 1763 James and John Gilmore qualify admrs. Thomas Gilmore....)
His wife and son were freed from captivity as the result of Col. Bouquet's expedition in the fall of 1764.
(Source-Bouquet, 6:753- 54) All returnees were taken from colonial Augusta County, and included the following from Kerr's Creek:
Mary Hamilton 15 year old taken in July 1763 from Kerrs Creek Augusta County,
Miriam Hamilton 10 Year Old taken at the same time & sister to the former.
Jane (Janet/Jennie) Gilmore a Woman taken at the same time & place
Sometime prior to Col. Bouquet's leaving Ohio country on15 Nov 1764, a list of returned prisoners was written which includedElizabeth Gilmore,Elizabeth Gilmore, Jr.[her daughter] and a John Gilmore... (Elizabeth was the wife of William Gilmore and John was the son of Thomas.)
For more info see "Returned Captives", http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvhardy/tgart3.htmwriteshttp://www.rootsweb.com/~wvhardy/tgart3.htmwrites