Person:Catherine Vanderpool (1)

Catherine Vanderpool
m. 17 AUG 1706
  1. Johannes Vanderpool1707 - 1763
  2. Abraham VanderpoolABT 1709 - BET 1778 AND 1779
  3. Melgert Vanderpool1711 - 1743
  4. Ariaantje VanderpoolABT 1713 -
  5. Margarite VanderpoolABT 1714 -
  6. Anthony Vanderpool1717 -
  7. David VanderpoolABT 1719 -
  8. Maria VanderpoolABT 1722 -
  9. Catherine Vanderpool1725 - 1808
m. 1744
  1. Margaret 'Peggy' See1744 - 1815
  2. Lois Sarah See1746 - aft 1786
  3. Catherine "Elizabeth" See1754 - 1807
  4. John See1758 - 1837
  5. Mary See1761 - 1823
m. bet. 1763-1777
  • HJohn Hardyest 1725-1735 - bef 1788
  • WCatherine Vanderpool1725 - 1808
m. bef. 1773
Facts and Events
Name[3] Catherine Vanderpool
Alt Name Catherine Vanderpool, 5th Wife of Cornstalk
Gender Female
Birth[1] 30 June 1725 Albany, Albany County, New York
Marriage 1744 Prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Frederick Michael See
Marriage bet. 1763-1777 to Chief Hokoleskwa Cornstalk
Residence? 1765 she was returned to her family
Marriage bef. 1773 Virginiato John Hardy
Alt Death[1] 1806
Death? 1808 Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio
Burial[1] 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. 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.

  2.   Brasel, Irene See, and Henry M. Conor. A Chronicle of the See family and their Kindred.
  3. The Death of Chief Peter Cornstalk (III) By Freda Cruse Phillips
  4.   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