These are my rough notes

Please see my blog post Thomas Bailey Christina of Indian Creek, Virginia for an explanation of all the references we have for Thomas.

Important Christian surname families of the frontier

  • Thomas Bailey Christian (adoptive name)

Gilbert: had previously arrived in New Castle, Pennsylvania in 1726 and, after living in Lancaster for a time, he and his family were among the first to settle in the Valley of Virginia in 1732. Isarael: Early Kentucky pioneer and landowner; founded Fincastle, Kentucky and Christiansburg, Virginia. William: In Dunmore's war; led an expedition against the Overhill Cherokees, which saw little action but compelled some of the chiefs to agree to peace. He served in the commission which negotiated the "Treaty of Long Island of the Holston" with the Cherokees, signed on July 20, 1777.