Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Margaret Replogle

Pearl Hanawalt tells the story of Margaret Replogle in a privately printed history of the Hanawalt family.

Margaret Replogle, a girl of fifteen, was siezed by American Indians in 1766 while attending a husking bee near her home in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Margaret dropped patches from her handkerchief and apron along the way, but the trail was lost, and she lived with her captors for seven years.

Margaret was then sold to the French who turned her over to the English at Detroit where she was set free. She walked all the way back to her Pennsylvania home, where her parents had almost lost hope of seeing her again.