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Phebe Cunningham

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Phebe Cunningham

Posted: 985176000000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1076949667000
Surnames: Cunningham, Girty, McKee, Collins
Phebe Tucker-Cunningham was taken captive in 1785, Bingamon Creek, near Clarksburg, WV. She was kept as a servant for 3 years, Simon Girty & British Agent, Alexander McKee, bartered for her release. Her 4 little ones were killed before they walked her all the way to present day Columbus, OH. She is a double link for me in my family tree. The story is in many books, but my grandmother told it to me, as her mother did her, through the daughters back to Phebe & Thomas's daughter, Rachel Cunningham-Collins. She has been my inspiration all my life. I hope to make all of her story known, as I have 3 different sources on the incident.She was a petite, 5'2", with auburn hair and a beautiful complexion, that may be why they didn't kill her, her hair was Auburn-red. I KNOW she was a strong woman to have survived and then raised another family, who came to Calhoun County, from Smithville, Ritchie Co. after they left Monogalia Co. I have lots more info, if any one is interested.

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