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Subject: Re: Campbell Lefever 1757/58
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 08:15:38 EDT
I didn't see this come in so here it is again, maybe
In a message dated 7/23/00 5:08:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Campbell Lefever was born in 1757 or 1758 as proven by the records at
> Montreal Prison where he was incarcerated in 1780. He was listed as
> being 22 years old in October of that year. His grandson George Lefever
> (my 2nd great grandfather) stated in the 1880 History of Morrow County,
> Ohio that "Grandfather Lefever was captured by the Indians in Kentucky,
> and sold to the British at Montreal." British records confirm this
> statement. He was taken with several others while working in the fields
> somewhere in "Virginia." This could have been in Pennsylvania where he
> served several terms in the militia. State boundaries hadn't been
> confirmed at this time.
> Jean Girt must have been born in Pennsylvania. Moundsville was not
> established till much later. Campbell served in the militia with Herman
> Girt of Westmoreland County, PA where Campbell & Jean lived for at least
> 12 years after their marriage. In his will, Herman Girt admonishes his
> wife to "look after the little girl Jennie." Jean Girt was also known
> as Jane and Jennie. Jean's relationship to Herman is not established.
> The name Girt is rare, so there must be a connection.
> I discovered on a visit to Ohio, W. Va & PA this spring that Campbell
> acquired 640 acres of land in Belmont County in 1801--two years before
> Ohio became a state. The family didn't move there until about 1806. My
> third great grandfather Isaac was given half the Ohio County, VA place.
> I believe Priscilla Lefever Hooper was named after a sister of
> Campbell's. A Priscilla Lefevre married John Bryson and lived in
> western Washington County, PA a short distance from Campbell's Ohio
> County farm (just across the state line.) Campbell was associated with
> John Bryson in Bedford County.
> I have lots more information. Myrna LeFever Smith
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