Facts and Events
Alexander Ochiltree was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 190.--John McClenachan's estate in account with Alexander St. Clair. executor--1774, July 14, to sundry articles found by myself for use of John McClenachan's heirs, Thomas and John; November 13, for sundries for Thomas when sick; 1774, November 13, to paid sundries for the funeral, viz: 7-3/4 lbs. cheese; 79 qts. spirrits; 3 gals. wine; 7-3/4 yds. ribbon; 1/2 gal. wine; 27 pds. flour; 5 lbs. butter; 3 lbs. sugar; 2 lbs. sugar; 29 yds. holland; 10 yds. scarfing; 1775, October 5, to Thomas Smith for a coffin for Thomas; 1778, November 25, to Smith Tandy for getting a negro child inoculated; 1781, July 20, to Valentine White, 56 days' schooling of John. Contra: 1776, December 30, received Isaac Benlever's account, Alex. Ocheltree's account; 1777, September 10, received Lazarus Barkley's account, Lazarus Murphy's account; by bonds of Christopher Symes, Richard Godall, Charles Symes, Seriah Stratton.
From Rootsweb Message Board:
- In an interview with an unidentified person, John Shane records the account of an Indian attack on Donnelly's Station in 1778. Shane wrote that Phillip Hammonds and John Priorm volunteered to pass through the Indian Camps to alert settlers. The subject also stated that he saw Phillip Hammonds later in Montgomery County, Kentucky, where he lived on Slate Creek. The account goes as follows " Attack, about 1780, or before. 300 Indians from Old Chillicothe crossed the whole country...John Prior and Phillip Hammond saw the Indians... they followed untill they came within 15 miles of Donley's Fort, at Walkers Meadows. Here they passed and counted them from a ridge, where they could see them. Reached Donley's Station and sent expresses to all the other forts. They got there in the afternoon, and the second morning, the Indians attacked. They attacked Donley's Station when there were only about fifteen men, but two were killed. Prisoners report that about one hundred of the Indians never returned... Alaxander Ocheltree and James Burns were killed, stepping out of the Fort in the morning, and were shot down... the Block house door, at which they had gone out stood open, and the Indians made a rush at it. The door was only partly gotten too, when old Peter, having a gun in his hands said "Lord, Massie, Where shall I shoot!!" "Why, shoot right at them!", said his master. The Indians.. gave back, and the door was shut. They threw the Door to, and rolled a couple of Hogsheads of water against it."
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