Mary Jemison

Mary Jemison (HM2A26)

Location: Biglerville, PA 17307 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 55.028', W 77° 23.723'

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During the French and Indian War, Mary Jemison was kidnapped from this valley on April 5, 1758 by a band of Frenchmen and Shawnee Indians. Taken to Fort Duquesne, now Pittsburgh, she was adopted by Seneca Indians who named her "Deh-Ge-Wa-Nus." In 1759, they moved to the Genesee River Valley in the state of New York. During her life with the Indians, Mary married and gave birth to eight children. At the age of ninety-one, she returned to her Christian faith and died a few days later on September 19, 1833. Mary, called the "White Woman of the Genesee", grew to love and respect her captors. She is buried at what later became Letchworth State Park, in Northwest New York State.
HM NumberHM2A26
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Date Added Monday, August 6th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 295273 N 4421306
Decimal Degrees39.91713333, -77.39538333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 55.028', W 77° 23.723'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 55' 1.6799999999999" N, 77° 23' 43.38" W
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Area Code(s)717
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1095 Church Rd, Biglerville PA 17307, US
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