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Re: Jacob Zeigler of Sumner Co, TN
Posted by: Billy Markland (ID *****9207) Date: October 03, 2003 at 22:50:36
In Reply to: Jacob Zeigler of Sumner Co, TN by Diana Dobbins of 609

Diana, I found this while doing some research in the National Archives here in Kansas City which should help you. The source is M1062 roll 1 pg. 411, Correspondence of the War Department Relating to Indian Affairs, Military Pensions, and Fortifications, 1791-1797.

A letter from Gov. Wm. Blount (territorial governor for the region south of the Ohio River) to the Secretary of War no date gives a list of approximately 120 settlers killed by Indians in TN.

Jacob Zeigler was missing after an Indian attack at Zeigler's Station on 6/26/1792 and "supposed to be burnt in his house." Mary, Elizabeth, & Hannah Zeigler were taken prisoner and "purchased by her friends from the Shawanese [sic] warrior for 58 dollars each." According to the document, the Indians which committed the attacks were Creek, Shawanese, & Cherokee.

I don't know if these surnames fit into Jacob's family but since families did tend to cluster, other families suffering killed, wounded or captured at Ziegler's Station were: Michael Shaver, Archibald Wilson, two Negoes (Mary & unnamed) killed; Joel Ellis, Thomas Reese, Gabriel Black, Joseph Wilson wounded; Sarah, Moses, Zacheus [sic], Sarah, Elenor, Mary, & Montilion [sic] Wilson, & Molly Jones captured.

More than you ever wanted to know but I thought it might snip off some loose ends you may have.

Best of wishes,

Billy Markland


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