Monday, October 18, 2004

More on the Brits in Roxborough

Slaughtering Virginia soldiers - as related in link in previous post.

Levering Family Tree:



Birth: 2 May 1761

ANNA: b. May 2, 1761, at Roxb. Mr. Jones furnishes a tradition concerning her as follows: "During the occupation of Philadelphia by the British, a party of Lee's Virginia Troopers, who were hovering around the British pickets, stopped over night at the house of Andrew Wood, on the Ridge, about one mile and a half above the Wissahickon. They occupied the barn, and while asleep, were surprised by a party of Tories, who killed a large number and set fire to the barn. Some who escaped and were badly wounded, took refuge at Abraham Levering's. His daughter ANNA bound up their wounds, and then took them down to the river Schuylkill and rowed them across in a canoe on their way to Valley Forge."


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