A Genealogical History of the Scripps Family and Its Various Alliances

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private circulation [R.L. Polk Printing Company, Limited], 1903 - 87 pages
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Page 58 - THE REMAINS OF JOHN LEWIS, Who slew the Irish Lord, settled Augusta County, Located the town of Staunton, and furnished five sons to fight the battles of the American Revolution.
Page 58 - Here lie the remains of JOHN LEWIS, Who slew the Irish lord, settled Augusta county, Located the town of Staunton, And furnished five sons to fight the battles of the American Revolution.
Page 58 - ... pursued plan of war in the Ohio Valley, the only way to relate the facts will be to take them year by year, indicating the important movements as they come in order. One of the most famous Indian wars in our annals, Lord Dunmore's war, began while the Quebec Act was still under discussion and ended in the Battle of Point Pleasant, at the mouth of the Great Kanawha, after the Continental Congress was in session in the fall of 1774.
Page 58 - ... in 1755, and for the part he took in all the Indian wars down to the time of the Revolution. He served under Washington in various capacities, and was with him at Fort Necessity. He commanded an expedition to Sandy Creek in 1756, and was made prisoner in 1758 and taken to Montreal. In 1768, he acted as commissioner from Virginia, to conclude a treaty with the Six Nations at Fort Stanwix, New York. "About 1775, when hostilities began again on the western frontier of Virginia, he received the appointment...
Page 17 - In 1819 he was a member of the convention which framed the first constitution for the state of Missouri, but with this exception, he never engaged in politics.
Page 17 - Missouri, and in 1824 was a member of the Legislature of that ?tate.
Page 18 - Indians, the whites for protection erected a number of stockades from motives of conscience, he emancipated his slaves and removed to the free state of Illinois, settling in llushville, where lie engaged extensively in tanning, milling and mercantile business.

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