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Re: Indian Captives from Virginia, western Pennsylvania
Posted by: Mary Turney Miller (ID *****0997) Date: August 29, 2008 at 18:10:09
In Reply to: Re: Indian Captives from Virginia, western Pennsylvania by Marybeth Wells of 33

Josiah Ramsey talked to a lot of people in his old age about his experience.

I think Thomas Ramsey was first in the PA. militia, but then had moved to Augusta Co VA where his son Josiah was captured.

Thomas Ramsey is supposed to have been very active in trying to get captives back, and was one of the men who went along with Col. Bouquet to the Scioto River to get the captives. He picked a child out of the group and said that was his son Josiah. The child had no memory of who he was, and in his old age, Josiah insisted he really was not a Ramsey.

That is the problem with the list of captives released to Col. Bouquet on the Scioto river which I have - many of them had forgotten English or been babies when captured and so they are listed such as girl with sore knee or even by their Indian name. Since Henry Turney spoke German.....he could be listed in such a way since he could not communicate to the militia. There is one listing of a "German boy" but how to prove any of them might be Henry Turney?

Mary


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