The following story was related by Mrs. Samuel McCorkle Scott, who as a young child was living in Southwestern Virginia, in Moccassin Creek Valley. Her family had moved there about 1772, and apparently took refuge during Indian attacks, at Cowan's Fort, and perhaps later at Moore's Fort. Mrs. Scott describes the capture of Ann Walker Cowan, whose husband Samuel had been KBI'd in 1776, as well as the death of Ann's brother Samuel Walker, and Ann's nephew William, son of John Walker IV. Samuel's estate went through probate in August of 1778, and so this event most likely occurred in 1777.
Mrs. Scott's account was taken by the Reverend Shane, whose collection of pioneer recollections was purchased by Lyman Draper, and preserved in the Draper MSC. Mrs. Shane confuses some of the persons. For instance, she identifies Ann Walker Cowan's brother as "Mathew" instead of Samuel. She also mistakenly says that Ann's sister married a Walker, when in fact she was referencing William son of John Walker, Ann's other brother.
(Comments in square brackets are believed to have been inserted by either Rev. Shane, Lyman Draper, or perhaps Emory Hamilton, from whose account this extract has been taken.)