Arlene, I believe that the children killed were the children of Joseph Cumberledge based on the letter that I have quoted here. All the spelling is exactly as it appears in the original. I have added the info in brackets [ ]. If the children were William Thomas's children, then Mr. Evans probably would have said "... kiled a Capt. William Thomas and two children, Joseph Cambridge...." If I can be of any further help please e-mail me direct at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From "Calendar of [Virginia] State Papers", pg. 597:
JOHN EVANS, COUNTY-LIEUTENANT of MONONGALIA, TO GOVERNOR RANDOLPH. April 25th, 1789
On the 23d Instant the Indians commited Hostilities on the frontiers of this County, kiled a Capt. William Thomas, Joseph Cambridge [actually Cumberledge] and wife and two children, on Dunker Creek, which has alarmed the people in such a degree as to occation them to apply to me for assistance. And although his Excellencie's last Instructions set forth that they were induced to believe that from our geographical situation we should be secured, or protected by the neighbouring Fronteer counties, which inducement I am afraid has been from the information of some designing persons who know not the situation of our Country, or rather......
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