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Arthur McFalls b. 1751 - Wife was scalped
Posted by: Sherrill Blankenship (ID *****0261) Date: August 01, 2012 at 11:27:52
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To all the researchers of Arthur McFalls b. May 22, 1751, there has been a lot of discussion back and forth abouit the idea that Arthur's wife had been scalped. Many had dismissed this idea. The following is an item that may change a lot of minds.

From: Documenting the American South"
Colonial and State Records of North Carolina

Address by Alphonso Calhoun Avery concerning the history of Burke County (Extract)
Avery, Aphonso Calhoun, 1835-1913

The wife of a man named McFalls, who lived in the North or Turkey Cove, was also scalped and terribly disfigured, but recovered to find herself disowned and deserted by her unfeeling husband because her beauty had been marred by the terrible wounds. This same man McFalls was a Tory, and when captured at King's Mouintain was led up to a tree with a rope around his neck, but was released at the earnest request of one of the McDowell's men who promised to be responsible for his good behavior thereafter, on taking the oath of allegiance to the colonial government.

This Arthur is the probable father of Arthur b. 1780 who had a daughter Margaret. Margaret married Hiram Ross. This is my connection.

Sherrill Blankenship


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