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Old 08-17-2009, 05:34 PM   #626
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Stroud Massacre - Webster Co

Located west of Rt 20 on Stroud Creek Rd (just south of Camden on Gauley).

Captain Bull, son of Teddyuscung, the last chieftain of the Delaware tribe, was regarded by most of the settlers in the region as friendly, but, in 1772, there were a series of Indian attacks in western Virginia and some settlers suspected that he was providing information to and harboring unfriendly Indians. In June 1772, German immigrant Peter Stroud's seven children and wife were murdered, presumably by Indians, in the vicinity of Bulltown (some accounts place the murder in present-day Webster County). Peter Stroud was away at the time of the murders. There are several conflicting accounts of what happened next. The most mentioned account is that Peter's brother, Adam Stroud, discovered the bodies, and after burying them, found a trail left by the murderers. The trail led in the general direction of Bulltown. Peter then headed for Hacker's Creek where he met with several other settlers, including Jesse Hughes, William White, John Cutright, and William Hacker. They agreed to join him in an attack on Bulltown. They ambushed the Indians in the village, killed them all, including the women and children, and threw their bodies into the nearby Little Kanawha River. News of the Bulltown Massacre spread across the western frontier and set off a series of incidents between the Indians and settlers.

Historical Marker located next to the cemetery about 1/2 mile west of Rt 20 on Stroud Creek Rd (CR11).

View of Marker and cemetery.

View westbound on CR 11.
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