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 Jenny <I>Sellards</I> Wiley

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Jenny Sellards Wiley

Birth
Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
1831 (aged 70–71)
Floyd County, Kentucky, USA
Burial
River, Johnson County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID
12253 View Source

Heroic Pioneer mother captured by Indians on October 1st 1789 at Walker's Creek, VA. Watched the slaying of her brother and 5 children and was held captive for 5 months in what is now Johnson County. Jenny Wiley escaped her captors and was later reunited with her husband Thomas Wiley. They returned to the site of her abduction in 1800 and built a cabin where they raised five children. Kentucky is home of Jenny Wiley State Park, Heritage Trail, Grave site, and Jenny Wiley Theater.

Heroic Pioneer mother captured by Indians on October 1st 1789 at Walker's Creek, VA. Watched the slaying of her brother and 5 children and was held captive for 5 months in what is now Johnson County. Jenny Wiley escaped her captors and was later reunited with her husband Thomas Wiley. They returned to the site of her abduction in 1800 and built a cabin where they raised five children. Kentucky is home of Jenny Wiley State Park, Heritage Trail, Grave site, and Jenny Wiley Theater.


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  • Maintained by: Saving The Past
  • Added: 3 Sep 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 12253
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12253/jenny-wiley: accessed ), memorial page for Jenny Sellards Wiley (1760–1831), Find a Grave Memorial ID 12253, citing Jenny Wiley Gravesite, River, Johnson County, Kentucky, USA; Maintained by Saving The Past (contributor 49006507).