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Captain Zebulon King

Cedarville Cemetery, Belpre, OH
N 39° 16.624 W 081° 36.442
Soon after the pioneers had commenced laboring on their lands their ardor was for a while paralized, and their hope of undisturbed and quiet possession of their new homes greatly weakened, by the murder of Capt King by the Indians. His land lay in the middle settlement and while he was busily engaged in chopping on May 1st he was shot and scalped by two Indians. It was thought at the time they were Indians who had escaped from confinement in Fort Harmar, where they had been detained since the outrage, at Duncan's Falls the previous summer. Captain King was from Rhode Island, where his family yet remained. He intended to move them after he had prepared a house and raised a crop for their support. He had been an officer in the United States Army and was a most excellent man. His loss was deeply felt and lamented by all his fellow pioneers. - Notes from Judge Barker. [Source: A History of Belpre, Washington County, O hio, by Cornelius Evarts Dickinson, Samuel Prescott Hildreth, 1920, Transcribed by C. Anthony]

James Knowles
Buried in Belpre  Township, Washington County, Ohio. Enlisted at Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn., 1776 and October 1777; length of service, six months, June 1783. Capts. Jonathan Johnson, Sizer, Wilcox, and Thomas Patten, Cols. Philip B. Bradley and Baldwin; State, Connecticut; rank, private; artificer. [Report of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution By The U. S. Government Printing Office, 1917 - Transcribed By AFOFG]


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