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Re: Pierpoints Run, Monongalia Co., W VA
Posted by: William Pierpoint (ID *****4471) Date: July 20, 2004 at 10:54:19
In Reply to: Pierpoints Run, Monongalia Co., W VA by Frances Melheim of 153

1. FORT PIERPOINT

"This fort was erected in 1769 by John Pierpoint. It was located in what is now Union District, in Monongalia County, about ?? miles from Morgantown and one mile from Easton."

ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/military/earlymil/wvforts.txt

2. Go to Mapquest.com and enter Pierpont, WV, to get the approximate location of his settlement. If you zoom in, you will notice that it is near Crammeys Run.

3. You can lookup Virginia Land Office Patents for John Pierpoint (also spelled John Peirpoint) at the Library of Virginia's web site http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/land/index.htm

4. "At the surveyor's office at the house of John Pierpont (about four miles from Morgantown) he [George Washington] stayed all night, and sent for Zackwell Morgan from whom he received information in regard to three routes east of the Potomac....After leaving Pierponts he crossed Cheat at Ice's Ferry (the old McCulloch's landing), followed the "New road" eastward over Laurel Hill to Bruceton..."

From The History of West Virginia, Old and New, by James Morton Callahan, Vol I, Chapter IX, 1923.


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