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2 Jan. 5, 2011 Your Hometown Newspaper Bath County News-Outlook SPLINTERS "In the spring of 1781, Captain John Strode's Station was attacked by Heaven Is A I.o Uke Kenmeky Charles liattox Indians. My uncle Jacob Clinkenbeard, Draper ran to within 40 yards Manuscripts, volume 11 of the fort, where they CC. scalped him. They were all around the fort and he was in the midst of them before he knew it." Daniel Spahr, eldest son of Mathias Spahr, who was killed in 1785 thus leaving Daniel as the head of a large family while still a teenager. '7 bought a horse when I had been in the country three years, to get back to the (Virginia) settlements, but the Indians stole it I would have never stayed in this country then if I could have gotten out." Isaac Clinkenbeard (brother of "Lazy Bill" Clinkenbeard) deposition, regarding the harsh and desperate frontier living conditions near Captain John Strode's Station, Draper Manuscripts, volume llCC "When the children' were killed, there were only three families living at Capt. John Constant's Station: The Constants, Parvins and Stampers. Other families lived there at different times but never more. than three families. The Hoods and Sudduths also lived there. Constant and Hood had married sisters." William "Lazy Bill" c 50u Iook Yc r P er Slate We Wetco Your Adides 85%269-6425 218 kl. Loeus . ree C, arli e Ky, q0371 Father (Thomas Parvin) settled in 1785 about one- half mile below Strode's Station in Constant's Station, " Henry Parvin, Draper Manuscripts volume llCC I continue to research an obscure incident that occurred near Constant's Station in the spring of 1786. Two clfildren were killed, scalped and, according to one lady who was a child at the time, 2010 Sllvoradlo 1500 Crew, HD trailering, #10-617 2011 Sllvorado 3500 LTZ, Pu ramax, loaded #11-510 2010 Oamro ISS ~, 6.2 V8, #10.143 ICmw 84k,4x4,V6,#5902 Ram 2500 Manual, diesel, 4x4, #5702 the children had their were there at the time, is eyes torn out and placed that a terrible outbreak on the backs of their of measles had occurred heads after they were lain face down. Although the attack is mentioned by several early settlers who rived at Captain John Strode and also at neighboring Captain John Constant's Stations, there are few details related to the horrible specifics of the loss of the children. "Thosetwopoor children did look dreadful. Pretty nigh cut their heads off," William Clinkenbeard said of the incident, though I can find few other specifics related to the fate or even names of the children. What is known, and can be easily determined by multiple cross references from the Clinkenbeards, Parvins, Spahr's and interviews of others who Thomas Parvin or John Constant. And they had been sent on an errand along the frontier, to 'gather spice bushes" Most of the children to help treat the measles. and adults of Constant's Initially Mrs. Parvin Station had the measles began to do the task but at the time of the attack, the crying of her other Thomas Parvin was children caused her to teaching school in return to the station and Strode's Station. send the two children to John Constant and do the chore. James Stamper were Henry Parvin had just plowingthe cornfield, "gotten over the measles" locatednear a trail andas he deposed years later hemp patch. and indicates the two Isaac Constant, a- children that were killed brother of John, also were his brother and had the measles but sister, though he does not was outside in the fields give their names. when he saw a small He, and others, say that band of Indians near the Captain Constant was station. He gave a loud shot in the leg and crawled vocal alarm, which was into the station by way followed by everyone else of a secret underground who heard the alarm door and was followed to also give a loud vocal closely by Henry Parvin. alarm. 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