Person:Littleberry Roach (1)

Littleberry Roach, Jr.
b.1735 Virginia
m. Abt. 1759
  1. Absolom Roach1759 - Aft 1832
  2. Richard RoachEst 1760-1764 - Aft 1802
  3. Reuben RoachEst 1760-1763 - 1780
  4. Jonathan Roach1762 - 1840
Facts and Events
Name Littleberry Roach, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth? 1735 Virginia
Marriage Abt. 1759 Virginiato Margaret 'Peggy' See
Death? 16 July 1763 Muddy Creek, Augusta County, Virginia[Killed by Shawnee Indians in the Massacre at Muddy Creek, Greenbrier, Virginia, United States|Killed by Shawnee Indians in the Massacre at Muddy Creek, [later] Greenbrier County, Virginia]

Littleberry Roach was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Littleberry Roach killed in "Massacre at Muddy Creek"

The following is an account of Littleberry Roach's murder in the "Massacre at Muddy Creek":

  • On Saturday, July 16, 1763, a party of 80 or 90 Shawnees, led by Chief Cornstalk and assisted by the great War Chief Puksinwah, having crossed over the Ohio River, swept up the Kanawha on a murderous rampage. Simultaneously they hit the Frederick See family, and the Felty Yocum family (Felty was a cousin of Frederick Michael See) whose cabin was nearby. According to all accounts, the Indians suddenly appeared at the Frederick See cabin, with all of the appearance of friendship. The Sees welcomed them, and as it was near to mealtime they offered to share their food with the Indians. The Shawnees agreed, no doubt building cooking fires out of doors in order to feed such a large number of people. The meal finished, the Indians lounged around for a bit and rested. Suddenly with a whoop the Indians fell upon their hosts, killing the father (Fredrick Michael See) , his son-in-law (Littleberry Roach) and Felty Yocum, scalping them before the eyes of their families. It is not known why Frederick and Catherine's son George wasn't also killed as he was 22 years old at the time. Perhaps he offered no resistance. Other men and older boys were killed.