Notes for Thomas Jefferson Northup
September 19, 1780 - Thomas Jefferson Northup born
Early Settlements of Kanawha County, West Virginia
"In May, 1791, a party of eighteen whites were attacked by about thirty Indians, about one mile north of the fort at Point Pleasant, near the field now belonging to David Long. The whites were defeated. Michael See and Robert Sinclair were killed. Hampton and Thomas Northrop, (and) a black boy, belonging to See, were taken prisoners. This boy was a son of Dick Pointer, who acted so bravely a few years before at the attack on Donnally's fort, in Greenbrier. He became an Indian chief, and in the late war with Great Britain took part with the friendly Indians against the enemy."
From manuscript sent from Marie Fox to Charles W. Northup (year? Latest date on descendant out line is 1942):
There are different stories told of Hampton Northup's capture by Indians.
One is - - That about the age of 7 (about 1789) , he was playing with an older brother near a stream but the older brother hid under a foot bridge and escaped capture. Hampton remained with the Indians for about 14 years. He had learned to read and write before his capture. He was found by missionaries for whom he acted as interpreter. He retained some of their habits until death. He is said to have returned to the Indians and cared for the old squaw who mothered him.
Another is - - The settlers were living at a block house which was located at the fork of two streams, one was called "The Big Sandy". They had been clearing the land between the streams and had stopped for dinner. They left a sentry on guard but a number of Indians came down stream unnoticed by the sentry, and hid near the block house, so that when the men returned to their work the Indians were between them and the fort, intending to cut them off and drive them back into an ambush. But the settlers fought their way back and drove the Indians away. Hampton and another boy were carried off for 100 miles or more to an Indian village. They were about 12 years of age (about 1794). They were stripped of their clothes and were told to catch a pony, having to run through brambles and bushes tearing their flesh. Hampton was gritty and spunky and stuck it out but the other boy gave up and was tormented and killed by the Indian children. A squaw took Hampton under her care and protected and mothered him while he lived with the Indians. He grew to be expert in swimming and all Indian habits and practices. A missionary to the Indians found him and used him as an interpreter. When the missionary returned to the settlements, he told them in a service how the Lord had given him an interpreter. Hampton's parents were in the audience and on inquiry they decided it was their son, whom they had grieved as lost. They arranged with the missionary and a friendly Indian for their son's rescue. Hampton often entertained the family and friends by Indian dances, etc.
Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900
Spouse: SYLER, MARGARET Marriage Date: 01 Oct 1804
County: Gallia State: OH
1820 census Green Twp, Gallia Co., OH - Thomas Northup household:
Males: 1 age 45+ Females: 1 age 45+
2 age 10-16 1 age 16-26
2 age under 10 1 age 10-16
1830 census Green Twp., Gallia
Co., OH - Thomas Northup household:
Males: 1 age 40-50 Females 1 age 40-50
1 age 20-30 1 age 15-20
2 age 15-20
1 age 5-10
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 12:46 PM
> Hi Kari,
> Thank you so much for all the info that you have provided. This has been such a wonderful adventure. The problem is, I would rather spend my time doing this rather than my real work that needs to be done. As you can probably tell, this genealogical stuff is rather new to me. I decided to join the DAR about five years ago and fortunately all the info I needed for that was pretty well documented and I didn't have to do much. The one thing about Gallia County Ohio is they are very interested in preserving their history and heritage and have plenty of information documented. They have a good library and a historical/genealogical society as well. Many of the Northup descendants still live in the area. It is a beautiful rural area with a quaint downtown area right on the Ohio river.
> I haven't had time to compile all this info on a family tree as I am awaiting a software package that I ordered. When that arrives, I will input all the data and probably be able to send you more info than I have at a glance right now.
> Here is some data to fill in the gaps that I found in your entry in the World Connect Project:
> Thomas Jefferson Northup, Jr. b 19 Sep 1780 d13 Mar 1833 in Gallia County OH verified by tombstone (will send location of cemetery later) his wife, Anna Margaret Syler b 23 Mar 1781 d 15 Apr 1843 also verified by tombstone. Their son, George V. Northup b 23 Dec 1807 d13 Sep 1879 wife Hannah Gilbert b 4 Jul 1809 d 5 Aug 1888
> A. Northup is Ansel Northup who was not another child of Thomas but the son of George V . Ansel b 13 Sep 1829 d 1 MAr 1913 married Lavina McCall on 27 May 1852
Lavina McCall b 19 Jan 1834 d30 Sep 1910 verified both by tombstones......they
are my great, great grandparents.
> Their children:
> James A. Northup b 6 Mar 1853 d2 Sep 1927 Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallia County
> Maria J. Northup(Niday) b8 Jul 1855 d26 Feb1933
> America Northup(Baker) b7 Feb 1857 d9 Jan 1946 Mound HIll
> Hibbert Northup b 21 Oct 1859 d May 1926 Mound Hill
> Martha Northup b27 Jun 1862 d13 Jan1863
> Mary Northup (Pickens) b3 Apr 1864 d?
> Lindora Northup (Blessing) b1 Jan 1868 d 2 Jul 1939
> Osa Northup (Gainey) b 25 Oct 1871 d?
> Vausie Northup (Smith) b 17 Feb 1875 d Jan 1971
> I do not show a George Northup b around 1859 in that family.
> Re: Elizabeth Jane Northup and James Mc Call family.... that is my family also and will send more on that later when I have it all together , ok?
> Thanks again for all of your help.
From: Jokagal@aol.com [mailto:Jokagal@aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2007 9:11 PM
Subject: Hampton Northup's capture by Indians
Was poking around on the Gen WEb pages trying to locate where and when Anna Hampton Northup died and was buried and came across this notation re: Hampton Northup's capture by Indians.
Early Settlements of Kanawha County, West Virginia
"In May, 1791,
a party of eighteen whites were attacked by about thirty Indians, about one mile
north of the fort at Point Pleasant, near the field now belonging to David Long.
The whites were defeated. Michael See and Robert Sinclair were killed. Hampton
and Thomas Northrop, (and) a black boy, belonging to See, were taken prisoners.
This boy was a son of Dick Pointer, who acted so bravely a few years before at
the attack on Donnally's fort, in Greenbrier. He became an Indian chief, and in
the late war with Great Britain took part with the friendly Indians against the
Researching Northup, Hampton, McCall,
Phelps, Blake, Daggett, Syler, Berridge,Plymale, Kinder, Cottrell, Gilbert, Baker,