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McIntosh Family killed in Washington County, PA
Posted by: Barbara Pollack (ID *****5991) Date: December 12, 2011 at 18:40:47
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Does anyone know who these McIntosh are?

Taken From:
History of Washington County, Pennsylvania
West Finley Twp. (pp. 979-986)

"The McIntosh family, who were of Scotch birth of descent, located in this township at an early but not precisely known date. During the harvest season of 1789 or 1790, the entire family, with the exception of one daughter, were massacred by Indians. They were out at some distance from their house engaged in stacking hay or grain, when the Indians fired on them, killing the father on the stack. The mother and six children fled towards the house, but were overtaken, tomahawked and scalped. The daughter above mentioned, had been sent to a distant pasture with a horse, and hearing the firing and realizing the danger, fled to Roney's block-house and gave the alarm. Hercules Roney and a party of men started at once for the scene of the butchery. The Indians had gone, but the eight dead and mutilated bodies told the bloody tale. Roney and his party buried them on the farm that is now owned by Mr. Blaney."

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