Page 46 - But little is known of Thomas Girty at this period. At a term of the West Augusta court held at Pittsburgh on the 16th of January, 1776, he was compelled to enter into bond to keep the peace, he having been charged with threats against, and an assault upon, the wife of one Samuel Sample.
Page 330, 331 - Some time previous to 1792, Thomas, with his family, moved across the Alleghany river, never returning to Pittsburgh to live. On the 22nd of May of that year, a white woman was captured by the Indians at Reed's block-house, twenty-five miles from Pittsburgh. During her captivity, which was brief (as she soon escaped), she was asked by one of her savage captors if she knew Thomas Girty; she said she did. The Indian then said that he (Girty) lived near Pittsburgh; that he was a good man, but not so good as his brother (Simon); but that his wife was a bad woman - she tells lies on the Indians, and is a friend to America. It is thus that the loyalty of the wife of Thomas was made known, strange to say, by a savage. He had heard the account of her probably from the lips of Simon; doubtless it was true. Except the forgoing, nothing has be preserved of Mrs. Thomas Girty. Her life-career is wholly unknown. Thomas died on Girty's Run. He had raised there and in Pittsburgh a respectable family. Two children - John and Nancy - The father breathed his last on the 3d of November 1820.