Phebe <I>Tucker</I> Cunningham

Phebe Tucker Cunningham

Death 1845 (aged 83–84)
Freed, Calhoun County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Calhoun County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 11337597 · View Source
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Phebe Tucker Cunningham born in England and being of Scottish parentage was born in 1761. She and her husband Thomas along with their eight sons (Adam, Ephraim, Benjamin, Joseph, William, Walter, Edward and Thomas) cameto American in 1807 and setteled on the what is now the W.E. Hill and the Fredrick Homesteads. In 1785 Phebe and
four of her children were captured by the indians. Her children were brutely killed by the savages. Phebe was held as a prisoner for three long years. In 1788 there was a great indian confrence at the foot of Maumeee Rapids on or near the present site of Perrysburg, Ohio. While there Captain Girty brought the case before the British agent, McKee, who furnished the trinkets for her ransom and she was set free. The complete tale can be read in the book Border Warfare. This is part of the history of Ritchie and Calhoun County's West Virginia


One of the most noted women of colonial times who was captured by the Indians in 1785 and remained as their prisoner for three years. her four children who were captured with her all met tragic deaths at the hands of the savage foe. The voice that shouted glory to God in the midst of the savages shouted glory in death.

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