Looking for Steele m. Kissinger of PA
My great Aunt, Celia STEELE Meals of Slippery Rock, PA handwrote a family tree and gave a copy to my father. Apparently the STEEL's or STEELE's first settled in Cumberland Co. PA but then were among the first pioneers of Armstrong County, PA. My aunt has noted that one of the female ancestors - who would be a daughter of Isaac STEELE (1763-1842) & Jane BARR (b. 1770) - was murdered by Indians. My aunt has this young woman, who also had children murdered at the same time, listed as Mrs. KISSINGER. I have been reading about Pennsylvanians murdered by Indians, and have never found the name KISSINGER.
I found somewhere during my research, a narrative "STEEL Family Notes". This describes a story told by Agness STEELE at a family reunion (aka Aunt Nancy) about "the SPICER-BOWEN Massacre". This family reunion was held August 7, 1889 when Agness Nancy STEELE was 88 yrs old. The Spicers traveled from either Maryland or Virginia into Westmoreland Co. PA. On the morning of June 4, 1774, The SPICER Family was killed by Indians, except for 2 children: Elizabeth (Betty) and William SPICER. They were taken hostage, and the Indians crossed the Ohio River Near Wheeling into Ohio with the children. It wasn't long before the children were adopted by the Indians. Lord Dunmore signed a treaty with the Indian tribe chiefs, in November of 1774. Betty was returned to her settlement in "Muddy Creek", Westmoreland Co. on Christmas Day, 1774. A few years later later she married William DAUGHERTY. They had 2 children, Elizabeth BURGE and Lydia HUBBS. After the death of DAUGHERTY, Elizabeth married Thomas BOWEN Oct. 16, 1791. Having had 6 children, they had a daughter Agness (b. April 27,1802) who must have married a STEELE. They lived in Davistown, Greene Co. PA.
I am trying to see if there is any link between my STEELE's and Agness Bowen STEELE.