Person:Simon Girty (5)

m. Abt 1737
  1. Thomas Girty1739 - 1820
  2. Simon Girty, UEL1741 - 1818
  3. James Girty1743 - 1817
  4. George Girty1746 - 1796
  5. ??? GirtyAbt 1750 -
  • HSimon Girty, UEL1741 - 1818
  • W???
m. Abt 1779
  1. Ked-zah-saw GirtyAbt 1780 -
m. 1791
  1. John Girty1785 - 1785
  2. Nancy Ann Girty1786 - 1829
  3. Thomas Girty1788 - 1812
  4. Sarah Girty1792 - 1868
  5. Prideaux Girty1796 - 1853
Facts and Events
Name Simon Girty, UEL
Gender Male
Birth? 1741 Chambers' Mill, Pennsylvania
Marriage Abt 1779 North Bass Island, Northwest Territory, USAto ???
Marriage 1791 Hesse District, Lower Canadaprobably
to Catharine Malott
Death? 18 Feb 1818 Amherstburg, Essex, Upper Canada, Canada
Reference Number? Q2287510?
Burial? Malden, Essex, Upper Canada

Faithful Servant of the British Indian Department

  • Simon Girty Memorial Stone

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Simon Girty (1741 – February 18, 1818) aka Katepacomen was an American colonial of Scots-Irish birth who served as a liaison between the British and their Native American allies during the American Revolution. He was portrayed as a villain, called "the White Savage", in many early history texts of the United States, and was also featured this way in nineteenth and early twentieth-century United States fiction.

As children, Girty and his brothers were taken captive in Pennsylvania in a Seneca raid and adopted by families. He lived with the Seneca for seven years and became fully assimilated, preferring their culture. He was returned to his birth family but retained a sympathy for the Native Americans.

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