Near Boissevain in Tazewell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Captain James Moore Monument
To Martha Poague Moore and Jane Moore, wife and daughter who where captured and taken to Chillicothe Ohio and burned at the stake.
To William, Alexander, Margaret, John, and Infant, children of Captain Moore, who were massacred.
To James and Mary Moore, son and daughter to Martha Evans who were captured and carried to Canada, held captive for five years, were rescued by Thomas Evans brother of Martha Evans.
“Though he slay me yet will I trust him.”
Erected 1928 by their descendants.
Location. 37° 16.108′ N, 81° 23.648′ W. Marker is near Boissevain, Virginia, in Tazewell County. Marker is at the intersection of Abbs Valley Road (County Route 644) and Wren Drive, on the left when traveling east on Abbs Valley Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bluefield VA 24605, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moore Family (within Pocahontas Mine No. 1 (approx. 3.8 miles away); Town of Pocahontas Commercial District (approx. 3.9 miles away); Pocahontas (approx. 4.3 miles away); Abb’s Valley (approx. 4.3 miles away); Pocahontas Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Jordan Nelson’s Coal Bank (approx. 4.6 miles away in West Virginia); Engagement at Falls Mills (approx. 4.6 miles away).
Also see . . . Masscare of Captain James Moore and His Family in Abbs Valley. Chapter from the unpublished manuscript Indian Atrocities Along the Clinch, Powell and Holston Rivers by Emory L. Hamilton. “The two men who were reaping, hearing the alarm, and seeing the house surrounded, fled, and alarmed the settlement. At that time the nearest family was distant six miles. As soon as the alarm was given, Mrs. Moore and Martha Evans (who was living in the family), barred the door, but this to no avail. There was no man in the house, at this time except John Simpson, the old Englishman, already alluded to, and he was in the loft, sick and in bed. There were five or six guns in the (Submitted on July 3, 2017.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 3, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.