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Janesville in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Catherine Merckley

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, December 29, 2019
1. Catherine Merckley Marker
Inscription.  
Near this spot Catherine Merckley
on October 18, 1780, fleeing on
horseback from the Indians, was
shot and scalped by Seths Henry

This marker erected by
Capt. Christian Brown Chapter D.A.R.
and by others who in youth dwelled
hereabouts

 
Erected 1927 by Capt. Christian Brown Chapter D. A. R.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 42° 42.165′ N, 74° 34.629′ W. Marker is in Janesville, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is on New York State Route 10 south of Bush Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cobleskill NY 12043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Log Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cherry Valley Junction (approx. 3.9 miles away); Corporal James Tanner (approx. 4 miles away); Battle of Cobleskill (approx. 4.3 miles away); Warnerville Union Literary Seminary
Catherine Merckley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, December 29, 2019
2. Catherine Merckley Marker
(approx. 4 miles away); Nicholas Warner (approx. 4 miles away); Old Covered Bridge (approx. 4.6 miles away); 2 Richmondville Seminaries (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Catherine Merckley. "The day after the destruction of Schoharie a party of eighteen Indians and three Tories, led by Seths Henry, chief of the Schoharie Indians, and Philip Crysler, a Tory, killed and scalped Michael Marckley and his niece, Catherine."
 
Also see . . .  David and Catherine Merckley. Schoharie in the Border Warfare of the Revolution. (Submitted on January 4, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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