About Fort Tackett
From "Biennial Report of the Department of Archives and History of the State of West Virginia", by West Virginia. Dept. of Archives and History, Ohio Valley Historical Association, Virgil Anson Lewis, Henry S. Green:
Sources.—"Calendar of Virginia State Papers," Vol. IV, p. '391; Howe's "Historical Collections, of Virginia." p. 343; Atkinson's "History of Kanawha County," pp. 13, 14, 136, 195, 196; West Virginia Historical Magazine, Vol. V. (1905), p. 35.
Ft. Tackett once stood near St. Albans. Fort Tackett was built in 1786 on land that originally belonged to George Washington and deeded to him for his service in the French and Indian War. 31 people lived there in 1790 when the Shawnee Indians attacked and captured several settlers and took them to Michigan. Most of them eventually escaped and returned to this area. Six months later they attacked again and killed Christopher Tackett and several children, kidnapped several others and burned the fort. Several hid from the attack and managed to escape to Ft. Clendenin, later Charleston. The first white child born in the Kanawha Valley was born here to Kizah Tackett. [History of St. Albans, West Virginia; http://www.stalbanswv.com/history.shtml]