1762 Indian Wars – John Martin Family Captured

The “History of the Church of the Brethren” tells us the following about a massacre and kidnapping of white settlers in 1762 in Great Cove in the Juniata Valley of Pennsylvania, by King Beaver and Capt. Shingas, who personally led the raids.

1762 Indian Wars

You can read more about the John Martin family here and here.

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About Roberta Estes

Scientist, author, genetic genealogist. Documenting Native Heritage through contemporaneous records and DNA.
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6 Responses to 1762 Indian Wars – John Martin Family Captured

  1. linda lemons says:

    my husband’s ancestors were killed in some of the indian wars up and down the moonngehela – he was killed, but they took off with his wife, son and daughter and marched them to detroit. many years later a letter surfaced from the wife looking for the rest of her children who had been away at the time of the attack. there are letter from fort pitt that talk of the incident. the mother disappeared, but the son and daughter ended up moving into canada and marrying loyalists

  2. Ron Schulz says:

    I think the Martin family story was the basis for a Disney TV movie.

    Ron Schulz

    Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2016 22:43:07 +0000 To: remschulz@hotmail.com

  3. Gloria Swafford says:

    I had my DNA tested it says that I’m 27% Native American and I found out I’m from the southwest part of Colorado and New Mexico but they refused to help me, do you have any advice.

  4. Hayat says:

    Thanks for this link. By happenstance/design I am just reading a lot of captive stories now. Honestly there are so many I have lost track of the names.

    The detailed accounts are very important to know how people pulled out & dressed their remaining hair (Eastern Woodlands) & details of food preparation & exactly how bows/arrows & canoes etc. were made.

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