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Old 05-03-2009, 05:35 PM   #310
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Valley Head - Randolph Co.

Located on Rt 219/55 just south of the junction with Rt 15 (about 10 - 12 miles south of Huttonsville).

Notes from the History of Harrison County records. Pg 63-67. (even though this is three counties away from Harrison Co.)

ATTACK ON THE CONNOLLY AND STEWART FAMILIES.

A party of twenty Indians designing to commit some depredations during the fall, had nearly reached the upper end of Tygarts Valley when the snow which had inspired the inhabitants with confidence in their security commenced falling. Fearful of laying themselves open to detection if they ventured to proceed further at that time, and anxious to effect some mischief before they returned home, they remained concealed about ten miles from the settlements until the snow disappeared. On the 15th of December they came to the house of Darby Connoly, at the upper extremity of the valley and killed him, his wife and several of the children, and took three others prisoners. Proceeding to the next house they killed John Stewart, his wife and child and took Miss Hamilton, sister-in-law to Stewart, into captivity. They then immediately changed their direction and with great dispatch entered upon their journey home with the captives and plunder taken at these two places.




Historical Marker located on Rt 219/55 in Valley Head.




View northbound on Rt 219/55 passing through Valley Head.

This is a great ride from Snowshoe all the way up to Huttonsville.


Reminder to all who have contributed photos or plan to contribute to this thread - please read #297.
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