Joseph Carroll

Joseph Carroll (1736 - 1763)

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Joseph Carroll
Born in Isle of Wight County, Virginiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Muddy Creek, Greenbrier, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 4 Feb 2013
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On Saturday, July 16, 1763, a party of 80 or 90 Shawnees, led by Chief Cornstalk and assisted by the Great War Chief Puksinwah, having crossed over the Ohio River, swept up the Kanawha on a murderous rampage. Simultaneously, they hit the 9 member See Family and the 6 member Felty Yocum Family. Suddenly the Indians appeared at the See cabin, with all the appearance of friendship, grinning and laughing. The Sees welcomed them, and as it was near mealtime they offered to share food with them. The Shawnees agreed, and when the meal was finished, they lounged around for a bit and rested. Suddenly with a whoop the Indians fell upon the whites, killing the father (Frederick) and the son-in-law, scalping them before the eyes of their families. Other men & older boys were also killed. The remaining family was placed under guard and hurried along the back trail to Old Town, Ohio.

A monument commemorating the Muddy Creek Massacre in the area where it occurred, proclaims the names of Frederick "Sea", Felty (Valentine) Yokum, and Joseph Carroll as victims. However, the earliest narrative on the Muddy Creek Massacre and the Clendenin Massacre, which was not written down until the year 1798, a full 35 years after the incident, by Col. John Stuart, does not give a great deal of detail as to exactly which persons were killed on Muddy Creek. This account was published in the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. XXII, Apr. 1914, No. 4., covering pages 229-234. Here is an excerpt on the happenings at Muddy Creek that day of 14th July in 1763: "The Indians breaking out again in 1763, came up the Kanawha in a large body to the number of sixty and coming to the house of Frederick Sea on Muddy Creek, were kindly entertained by him and Felty Yolkum; not suspecting their hostile design were suddenly killed & their families, with many others made prisoners; then, proceeding over the mountain they came to Archibald Clendenens, who like Sea & Yolkum, entertained them until they put him to death, his family with a number of others living with him being all made prisoners or killed, not any one escaping except Conrad Yolkom who doubting the design of the Indians when they came to Clendenens took his horse out under the pretense of hobbling him at some distance from the house. Soon after, some guns were fired at the house and a loud cry raised the people, whereupon Yolkom, taking the alarm, mounted his horse and rode off as far as where the Court House now stands, and there beginning to ruminate whether he might not be mistaken in his apprehension, concluded to return to know the truth; but, just as he came to the corner of Clendenens fence some Indians placed there, presented their guns and attempted to shoot him; but, their guns all missing fire (he thinks at least ten) he immediately fled to Jackson's river alarming the people as he went, but few were willing to believe him. The Indians pursued after him and all that fell in their way were slain until they went on Carr's Creek now in Rockbridge County. So much were people in them days intimidated by an attack of the Indians that they suffered to retreat with all their Booty, and more prisoners than there was Indians in their party."




An accounting of this and other early narratives of the incident may be found on the web site of the West Virginia State Archives at the following address: [3]

Virginia Vital Records; Indexed by: Judith McGhan. Virginia, Extracted Vital Records, 1660-1923 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2017.

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Muddy Creek Massacre Monument Showing Names of Victims
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On 27 Jun 2014 at 15:21 GMT Dee Christophel D'Errico wrote:

Carroll-45 and Carroll-1517 do not represent the same person because: My Joseph Carroll did not die in the Muddy Creek Massacre.

On 26 Jun 2014 at 23:59 GMT K Carroll wrote:

Carroll-45 and Carroll-1517 appear to represent the same person because: Joseph Carroll carroll-1517 is an orphaned profile I adopted. The info I have found on him matches your Joseph Carroll-45

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