John-Jacob, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, visited this vicinity ca. 1766. He went back to Pennsylvania to settle his affairs. Returning to Virginia with his family, he died en route in 1772. Elizabeth continued the trip with her children settling at the mouth of Little Stoney Creek. A surprise attack by Indians on August 7, 1774 resulted in the massacre of two small daughters and the captivity of two sons: Jacob, who escaped, and Theophilus, who returned years later. Elizabeth received a land grant in 1785 for 360 acres which includes part of the Town of Pembroke. Sons: Philip, Christian, Jacob and
Theophilus served in the American Revolution.
Erected 1988 by Snidow Family Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 37° 19.258′ N, 80°
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp John J. Pershing (approx. 0.3 miles away); Snidow's Ferry (approx. 2.1 miles away); Eggleston's Springs (approx. 2.8 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldiers of Giles County (approx. 5.3 miles away); Giles County War Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Giles County Confederate Monument (approx. 5.3 miles away); Pearisburg (approx. 5.3 miles away); McClaugherty Mill Stone (approx. 5.3 miles away).
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