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Mary Jemison - White Woman of the Genessee Historical Markers

Captured by Indians and chose to remain with tribe.
 
Seneca Indian Park Marker image, Touch for more information
By Mike Desmond / Wbfo News, 2018
Seneca Indian Park Marker
1 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Seneca Indian Park — db m137871 — Seneca Indian Park
In this vicinity from 1780 to 1842 dwelt the larger portion of the Seneca Nation of the Iroquois League. In this enclosure were buried Red Jacket, Mary Jemison the white woman of the Genesee and many of the noted chiefs and leaders of the nation . . . Map (db m232547) HM
2 New York, Livingston County, Leicester — Site of De-Yu-It-Ga-Oh
Site of De-Yu-It-Ga-Oh (Valley Begins to Widen) Seneca Indian village. The spring used by Mary Jemison is nearby. Map (db m96205) HM
3 New York, Wyoming County, Castile — Gardeau TractSouth Border
South border of reservation set aside for Mary Jemison White Woman of the Genessee during the Big Tree Treaty of 1797 at Geneseo N.Y. William G. Pomeroy Foundation 2014 Map (db m118846) HM
4 New York, Wyoming County, Castile — Whaley Tavern
Near this spot, Robert Whaley built the first log cabin in the Town of Castile in 1808. To this cabin, in 1823, came Mary Jemison, famed "White Woman of the Genesee," to tell her story. Captured by the Indians in 1758, when 15 years old, she . . . Map (db m76346) HM
5 New York, Wyoming County, Genesee Falls — Mary JemisonWhite Woman of the Genesee — Letchworth State Park —
Mary Jemison (1743-1833) was born during a voyage from Ireland to the United States [sic]. Captured during the French and Indian War, she was adopted into the Seneca Nation and chose to remain a Seneca, marrying and raising a family in the Genesee . . . Map (db m76358) HM
6 New York, Wyoming County, Genesee Falls — Nancy Jemison Log Cabin
This log house which originally stood on the Gardeau Flats by the Genesee River was built about 1800 by Mary Jemison, "The White Woman of the Genesee," for her second daughter, Nancy. In a nearby cabin, also built by her, she lived about 35 years. . . . Map (db m76137) HM
7 New York, Wyoming County, Genesee Falls — To the Memory of Mary Jemison
[front] To the Memory of Mary Jemison, Whose home during more than seventy years of a life of strange vicissitude was among the Senecas upon the banks of this river, and whose history, inseparately connected with that of this valley has caused . . . Map (db m76359) HM
8 New York, Wyoming County, Genesee Falls — William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910
Inspiration Point is rich in history and natural splendor. The spectacular view was once enjoyed by the Seneca Indians and by Mary Jemison, the White Woman of the Genesee. Upon arrival of the pioneers in the early 1800's, the falls and forests . . . Map (db m76114) HM
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9 New York, Wyoming County, Orangeville — Stony Brook Glen
Stony Brook Glen Refuge of Mary Jemison and Seneca tribe during General Sullivan's raid 1779 Map (db m121281) HM
10 New York, Wyoming County, Perry — Gardeau TractNorth Border
North border of reservation set aside for Mary Jemison White Woman of the Genessee during the Big Tree Treaty of 1797 at Geneseo N.Y.Map (db m118841) HM
11 Pennsylvania, Adams County, Arendtsville — Local History of the Area
Arendtsville serves as serves as a Gateway to South Mountain and its earliest history was connected to the Native American tribes who hunted its rich forestlands. Various artifacts and arrowheads can still be found along local streams in the . . . Map (db m159861) HM
12 Pennsylvania, Adams County, Cashtown, Franklin Township — Mary Jemison(1743-1833)
In 1758, during the French & Indian War, a party of French soldiers and Shawnee took Mary Jemison from her home 3 miles north of here. Although most of her family and neighbors were killed, Mary was adopted by two Seneca women. Jemison lived with . . . Map (db m11620) HM
13 Pennsylvania, Adams County, Cashtown, Franklin Township — Mary Jemison
During the French and Indian War, Mary Jemison was kidnapped from this valley on April 5, 1758 by a band of Frenchmen and Shawnee Indians. Taken to Fort Duquesne, now Pittsburgh, she was adopted by Seneca Indians who named her "Deh-Ge-Wa-Nus." In . . . Map (db m121191) HM
14 Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Waynesboro, Washington Township — South MountainThe Story of Richard Bard
Before the French and Indian War in 1754, lands west of South Mountain was considered a wilderness. With the outbreak of war, several settlements in this area were raided by the Indians. In 1756, two Indian raids occurred, with one man taken . . . Map (db m192351) HM
 
 
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Apr. 22, 2024