Our Travels: Drapers Meadow

History of Draper's Meadow, now Blacksburg, Virginia.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Solitude: Preston Family Homeplace

Preston family homeplace established 1803 from land originally owned by Phillip Barger. The land in 1755 was the site of the Ingles and Draper family cabins and farms until the July 8th Shawnee Indian Massacre. Mary Draper Ingles was captured along with her two young sons, sister-in-law, Mrs. Betty Draper, and Mr. Henry Lenard. Thus started Mary Ingles capture journey to Ohio, and subsequent escape and return to her husband, Mr. William Ingles at Drapers Meadow. Drapers Meadow Massacre


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