Draper Manuscripts S, pg 271, "Old George Edgington was a native of England, born in 1707, came to America at 15 years of age, 1722, ran away from home on account of a whipping - hid on a vessel, & was not discovered until well out at sea. At the age of 34, 1741 he married, settled on Capon, Hampshire Co., VA & during French & Indian War while returning from mill with his grist, he was captured by Indians and taken to old Chillicothe on Scioto, (OH) from which he & a mulatto prisoner started to run away - lost themselves gave up the attempt & returned to Chillicothe, remained 3 years & was given up. He was always a poor woodman. He died at his son Thomas Edgington's in 1791, aged 84. I saw his grave & the crude stone & inscription - date & age as given."
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George Sr. is my 6th great grandfather and I live only 10 minutes from his forgotten grave which is now the Weirton Half Moon Industrial Park, Brooke Co., WV. He and his wife are no doubt returned to dust in the Ohio Valley and this family is a forgotten piece of local pioneer history.
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