Lorton Family Genealogy Forum
No, I am not peeved. After forty years of doing medical research and being a mathematician, the numbers don't add up to me. I do not know when John Elswick died.
There were so many killed by Indians around that time, it is more than likely than he was killed by Indians. Patricia Johnson in her book "James Patton and the Appalachian Colonists" notes many killed by Indians from the time Israel Lorton bought his land in 1745 until James Patton was killed by Indians at Draper's Meadow around 1750. Other families were massacred by the Cherokees. This may explain why Jacob ends up in SC fighting the Cherokees.
If I remember correctly, John Elswick raised horses as did Israel(1) Lorton.