Capt. Silas Zane

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Silas Zane, Sr.

Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: Moorefield, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Wapatomika Creek, Ohio, USA
Cause of death: Killed by Indians
Immediate Family:

Son of William Andrew Zane and Nancy Ann Zane
Husband of Rachel Zane and Catherine Zane
Father of William Zane; Elizabeth Zane; Silas Zane, Jr. and Joel Zane
Brother of Col. Ebenezer Zane; Jonathan Zane; Andrew Zane, Sr.; Isaac Zane, Sr. and Elizabeth Clark McLaughlin

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About Capt. Silas Zane

Ebenezer, William's second son, was born on October 7, 1747, and three more sons followed-Silas, Jonathan, and Isaac. The Zane brothers became explorers and quickly adapted to the fluctuating alliances of local Indian tribes-mainly the Wyandots and Delawares.

'Zane Grey' By THOMAS H. PAULY Published: January 1, 2006

DAR Ancestor #: A130556

11. SILAS6 ZANE (WILLIAM ANDREW5, NATHANIEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT SR.2, SIMON1) was born 01 March 1744/45 in Moorefield, Virginia, and died 1785 in Wapatomika Creek, Ohio. He married (1) RACHEL UNKNOWN 1774. He married (2) CATHERINE OR KATHERINE MCCULLOCH Bet. 1777 - 1780 in Ohio Co, VA.

Notes for SILAS ZANE:

Captain Silas Zane.

Settled on Wheeling Creek.

Captain in defense of Fort Henry.

Killed by Indians on Wapatomika Creek, near Dresden, Ohio.


Catherine OR Katherine McColloch was married three times.

Each husband was reported to have been killed by Indians.

This is not a proven fact, but believed by some researchers to be true.

Children of SILAS ZANE and RACHEL UNKNOWN are:

i. WILLIAM7 ZANE, b. 1774.

ii. ELIZABETH ZANE, b. 1775.

Children of SILAS ZANE and (Catherine)KATHERINE MCCULLOCH are:

iii. SILAS ZANE, b. 1781.

iv. JOEL ZANE, b. 1783, d.1826.

Was Administrator of the estate of his half-brother, Ebenezer Ryan. Joel's will was proved January 21, 1826, in Muskingum Co., Ohio.

Fought in Revolutionary War. Killed by Indians at Wapatomika Creek, near Dresden, Ohio,

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Capt. Silas Zane's Timeline

March 1, 1744
Moorefield, Virginia, USA
Age 29
Age 30
Age 36
Age 38
November 19, 1785
Age 41
Wapatomika Creek, Ohio, USA