Monday, July 10, 2017

Wood River Massacre

"The Indian massacre occurred on the southwest quarter of section five, in Wood River township, Madison county, Illinois, on the 10th day of July, 1814. The persons killed were Mrs. Rachael Reagan and her two children...(Betsey and Timothy)...; two children of Captain Abel Moore's (William and Joel)...; and two children of William Moore's...(John and George)... ." Source

LOC - Wood River Township, Madison , Illinois

Mentioned were a farm now owned by Mrs. William Badley and property now owned by George Cartwright (found the Cartwright property on the map).

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