The most famous captivity story in the Eastern Frontier
is that of Mary Jemison in 1758. Mary was 15 at the time of her
abduction. Taken from her homestead near current day Gettysburg, PA, she was marched
with other members of the family to Fort Duquesne where she was
adopted by two Seneca sisters.Years later when released from her
so called captives, she chose to remain with the Seneca people,
all the while marrying and raising a family in the Genesee River
Valley of New York State. She was a highly respected member of
the tribe. Mary died in 1833 at the age of 91.
You can find a monument near the site of her capture
in what is known as Buchanan Valley in Adams County, Pennsylvania
as well as a monument to her at Letchworth State Park in western
New York State.