Capt Andrew “Old Scout” Friend


Capt Andrew “Old Scout” Friend

Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
Death 15 Mar 1793 (aged 83–84)
Lower Turkeyfoot Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Confluence, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 91890973 View Source
Suggest Edits

Andrew Friend (91890973)

Suggested edit:
While his grave is no longer known, it is known that he sleeps in the old burial ground on the west side of the Castleman’s river, near and south of the approach or abutment of the county bridge
Contributor: Patty Thompson (47143039) •

Suggested edit: Edits based on historical readings and facts on Captain Andrew Friend and his family. He was born on a plantation in the great valley of Virginia along the Shenandoah River in what is now part of Rockingham County, Virginia.

During the last 25 to 30 years of his life, he resided in Lower Turkeyfoot Township, Somerset County and according to articles and documents sleeps in the old burial grounds on the west bank of the Casselman River, near and south of the approach or abutment of the Somerset County iron bridge across that stream, in the borough of Confluence, on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, 85 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. His grave is unmarked and now unknown.

His ancestors were for for centuries very prominent; socially and politically in England. One of them was a Dean of Canterbury, and to another at his death a monument in his memory was erected and still remains in the Westminster Abbey. Sir John Friend, another, was arrested, tried, and convicted and beheaded , titles attained and estates confiscated during the reign of William and Mary for complicity in various Jacobite plots for the restoration to the throne of the house of the Stuarts.

The first settlement made in this country by the Friends was in Virginia. From there, they removed to Pennsylvania, somewhere in the Eastern part of the province, where most of them remained. But, John and Joseph, brothers, concluded to go farther West, and soon moved again and settled with their families in the beautiful fertile valley, afterward named for them and still known as Friend's Cove. Andrew Friend, the subject of this sketch, was a son of either John or Joseph, but which is not exactly known, though it is supposed of John.

Above includes some excerpts as written by A. Marshall Ross of Addison Township, Somerset County and published in the Pittsburgh Daily Post on Sunday, December 3, 1899 - Page 20.
Contributor: Bess Jr (48590548) •

Family Members



Married Josepha Drake 1757 Rev War Maryland Troops Indian Scout Frontier Rangers


In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees


  • Created by: Gina Zeigler-Park
  • Added: 13 Jun 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 91890973
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Andrew “Old Scout” Friend (1709–15 Mar 1793), Find a Grave Memorial ID 91890973, citing Confluence Baptist Cemetery, Confluence, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Gina Zeigler-Park (contributor 47143429) .