|Death: ||Apr. 15, 1817|
"The four boys were kept by the Indians for a while at Kittanning. Thomas was recaptured when Lt. Col. John Armstrong attacked Kittanning in September, 1756. Simon, James and George had been taken west by the routed savages, but all eventually got back with the whites. (Simon had been taken with the Senecas, George with the Delawares, and James with the Shawnees). Thomas had been a captive for only 40 days."
("Notes on the Settlement and Indian Wars of the Western Parts of Virginia and Pennsylvania from 1763 to 1783", by Dodderidge & Dodderidge, 1912)
James, who left the Maumee for Canada upon the approach of Gen Wayne's army, in 1794, remained there until after the treaty of Granville, in 1795. James then returned, and again engaged in trading with the Indians on that river, leaving his family, however, in Canada - in Gosfield, Essex County. On the 17th of May 1802, he was granted Lot #8 in Front Concession, Western Division, of that township, amounting to 200 acres, described as lying between Cedar Creek and Mill Creek. Meanwhile, his wife Betsey, "an Indian woman" of the Shawanese nation had died. In 1804, when at his home in Gosfield, he made his Will.
The last place James had a trading house on the Maumee was known as "Girty's Point," five miles above the present Napolean, Ohio, near which is "Girty's Island" in the Maumee; both of which received their names from his having been there engaged in traffic with the Indians.
He had two children living with him at Gosfield - James and Ann - to whom he left property stated in his Will of 1804.
(History of the Girtys)
Simon Girty (1717 - 1750)
Mary Eckerlin Newton Turner (1718 - ____)
Thomas Girty (1739 - 1820)*
Simon Girty (1741 - 1818)*
James Girty (1743 - 1817)
George Girty (1745 - 1811)*
John Turner (1754 - 1840)**
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Record added: Jul 18, 2010
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