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About Margaret Cloyd

One day in March 1764 when Col Win Preston had gone to Staunton, Mrs. Preston early in the morning heard two gun shots in quick succession in the direction of David Cloyd's house half a mile distant. Presently Joseph Cloyd rode up on a plow horse and related that the Indians had killed his brother, John, and having gone to the house had probably killed his mother. Mrs Preston immediately sent a young man to notify the garrison of a small fort on Craig's Creek and then dispatched a white man and two negroes to Mr Cloyd's. They found Mrs Cloyd tomahawked in three places but still alive and conscious. She told of the assault by the Indians of their getting drunk ripping up the feather beds and carrying off the money. One of the Indians wiped the blood from her temples with a corn cob saying "Poor old woman." She died the next morning. The papers in a law suit in Augusta County in 1766 throw some light on the Indian invasion and the robbery of David Cloyd's house. The Indians carried away over 200 pounds English money. They were pursued by a party of militia, one of them killed on John's Creek 30 miles or more from the scene of the massacre and robbery.


Birth: 1707 Death: Mar., 1764 Amsterdam Botetourt County Virginia, USA

In 1764 a party of Indians raided the house of David Cloyd near Amsterdam in Botetourt County, killing his wife, Margaret Cloyd, and son, John. An account of this massacre is given in Waddel's "Annals of Augusta County," written in 1843 by Mrs. Letitia Floyd, wife of Gov. Floyd and daughter of Col. Wm. Preston:

"One day in March 1764 when Col. Wm. Preston had gone to Staunton, Mrs. Preston early in the morning heard two gun shots in quick succession in the direction of David Cloyd's house half a mile distant. Presently Joseph Cloyd rode up on a plow horse and related that the Indians had killed his brother John, had shot at him (the powder burning his shirt) and having gone to the house had probably killed his mother. Mrs. Preston immediately sent a young man to notify the garrison of a small fort on Craig's Creek and then dispatched a white man and two negroes to Mr. Cloyd's. They found Mrs. Cloyd tomahawked in three places but still alive, and conscious. She told of the assault by the Indians, of their getting drunk, ripping up the feather beds and carrying off the money. One of the Indians wiped the blood from her temples with a corn cob saying 'Poor old woman.' She died the next morning."

Excerpt from, Genealogy of the Cloyd, Bayse and Tapp families in America, by Augustus David Cloyd, M.D.


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Parents:
 John Duncan Campbell (1674 - 1741)
 Grizella Grace Hay Campbell (1678 - 1741)

Spouse:
 David Cloyd (1710 - 1792)

Children:
 Mary Cloyd McGavock (1741 - 1827)*
 Joseph Cloyd (1742 - 1833)*

Siblings:
 John Campbell*
 Patrick Campbell (1696 - 1767)*
 David Campbell (1703 - 1790)*
 Margaret Campbell Cloyd (1707 - 1764)
 Robert Campbell (1718 - 1810)*
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Burial: Non-Cemetery Burial Specifically: burried on Cloyd homestead


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Created by: Sam Record added: Feb 20, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 85245161 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=85245161

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Margaret Cloyd's Timeline

1707
1707
Golead, Antrim, Ireland
1721
1721
Age 14
Antrim, UK
1723
1723
Age 16
1727
1727
Age 20
1729
1729
Age 22
1731
October 29, 1731
Age 24
Rockbridge, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States
1731
Age 24
Golead, Co. Antrim, Ireland
1735
1735
Age 28
New Castle, Delaware, United States