Point Pleasant Family Mystery

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Location: Point Pleasant, WVmap
Surnames/tags: Crawford Stephenson Stevenson
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Here are open questions about our families' connection to the Point Pleasant, WV, story. Please edit this text, upload pictures, add your questions, and post fuzzy memories you want to clear up, etc.

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My ancestors, the Stephensons and Crawfords, first saw this area while serving in the French and Indian Wars along with their friend George Washington. They later returned here after the Revolutionary War and were instrumental in settling the Ohio River Valley and wresting control away from the Indians that lived here. The major tribes were the Central Algonquian, Iroquoian and Ohio Valley Siouan. William Crawford, half-brother to the Stephensons, managed Washington's land acquisitions in the area and his brother Valentine Crawford was an assistant and emissary. William was tortured for the settlers' crimes against the Indians in Sandusky, Ohio, in 1782. It was a retaliation for the murder of 92 members of the Delaware tribe in the Gnadenhutten massacre.
posted by Lee (Crandell) Recca

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