- H. John Hardyest 1725-1735 - bef 1788
- W. Catherine Vanderpool1725 - 1808
m. bef. 1773
Facts and Events
||Catherine Vanderpool, 5th Wife of Cornstalk
||30 June 1725
||Albany, Albany County, New York
||Prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Frederick Michael See
||to Chief Hokoleskwa Cornstalk
||she was returned to her family
||Virginiato John Hardy
||Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio
|| William Robinson Family Cemetery, Conesville, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA
About Catherine Vanderpool
Catherine Vanderpool was involved in one of the worst Indian Massacres in early Virginia history, known as "The Muddy Creek Massacre", which occurred in Greenbrier County, Virginia on July 16, 1763. Her husband, Frederick See was killed and scalped, and she was taken captive by the Shawnee Indians with several of her children. Also involved in the massacre was the family of Valentine "Felty" Yoakum, the brother-in-law of Frederick See, who lived nearby on South Branch in Greenbrier County.
Several accounts of this incident show that incredible bravery was exibited by Catherine (Vanderpool) See during her captivity, which no doubt saved the lives of Catherine and her children.
She became the 5th wife of her captor, Chief Cornstalk of the Shawnee. N1
Catherine raised [adopted? - user:cthrnvl ] Mary Frances Avery (or Avey) who was ½ white and ½ Shawnee. Mary Frances married Chief Peter Cornstalk, II. N1
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Find A Grave.
Catherine Vanderpool See Notes: Moved with her daughter Margaret See Roach Robinson and family when Margaret's husband acquired 4000 acres of land in Franklin Township where the cemetery is located. At least two of her sons, John and Michael, fought in the Revolutionary War.
- Brasel, Irene See, and Henry M. Conor. A Chronicle of the See family and their Kindred.
- ↑ The Death of Chief Peter Cornstalk (III) By Freda Cruse Phillips
- It is noted that she was buried at Coshocton, indicating that she did not cut ties with the Indian community because Coshocton was the neutralist Delaware village led by Chief White Eyes. user:cthrnvl