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Ft. Pitt information

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Re: Ft. Pitt information

Posted: 1327613251000
Classification: Query
This is what i have writen so far in my revised Kiper "red book" done in 1983 by margret hurley (she helped) and fay bohaning.
G1.George Frederick Kiper s/o
B. d.
Md. Elizabeth
b. d.
Had 3 chn.
1. Henry Kiper
2. Frederick Kiper
3. Jacob Kiper

The Kiper family was among the first pioneers of Grayson and Breckinridge Counties. George Frederick Kiper, a Private in the Revolutionary War, was stationed at Fort Pitt, then Yohogania County, Virginia, now Pittsburg Pa, in 1777 and 1778. With his wife, Elizabeth, and four children, they were planning to migrate to Caintuck Reg, then part of Virginia. While still in the service, George Frederick was killed by the Indians in October of 1778 as their migration began. Elizabeth was scalped in the same attack but lived. Wearing a turban type head covering, she came to Kentucky with her children, Henry, Frederick and Jacob; the fourth child is not identified.

I found a muster roll dates Oct. 1, 1777 Goerge Fredrick Kiper was listed as a private under Captain James O’Hara. That was the last that I found of him. It is highly unlikely that he would move his family to Kentucky during the late fall since there was only two trails leading to Kentucky and the Appalachian mountains.(to be cont. pending more research)
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