7. WILLIAM ANDREW5 ZANE (NATHANIEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, SIMON1) was born
November 26, 1712 in Philadelphia, PA, and died 1799 in Wheeling, VA. He
married NANCY ANNA NOLAN 1744 in Philadelphia, PA or in Virginia.
Children of WILLIAM ZANE and NANCY NOLAN are:
8. i. ELIZABETH "BETTY"6 ZANE, b. July 19, 1759, Moorefield, Virginia; d. August 23, 1823, St. Clairsville, Belmont Co., Ohio.
9. ii. SILAS ZANE, b. March 01, 1744/45, Moorefield, Virginia; d. 1785, Wapatomika Creek, OH.
10. iii. COL. EBENEZER ZANE, b. October 07, 1747, Moorefield, Virginia; d. November 19, 1812, Wheeling, VA.
11. iv. JONATHAN ZANE, b. 1749, Moorefield, Virginia; d. October 10, 1823, Wheeling, VA.
12. v. ANDREW ZANE, b. 1751, Moorefield, Virginia; d. 1811, Jefferson Co., OH.
13. vi. ISAAC ZANE, b. November 26, 1753, Moorefield, Virginia; d. 1816, Zanesfield, Logan Co., OH.
Generation No. 6
8. ELIZABETH "BETTY"6 ZANE (WILLIAM ANDREW5, NATHANIEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2,
SIMON1) was born July 19, 1759 in Moorefield, Virginia, and died August 23, 1823
in St. Clairsville, Belmont Co., Ohio. She married (1) EPHRIAM MCLAUGHLIN 1786 in Wheeling, VA. She
married (2)JACOB CLARK.
Notes for ELIZABETH "BETTY" ZANE:
Elizabeth lived on a farm west of Martin's Ferry between Buckeye and Glenn's Run.
Buried in Pioneer Cemetery Section of Walnut Grove Cemetery, Martin' Ferry, Belmont Co. OH.
Betty Zane had an illegitimate daughter, Miriam Zane by Van Swearigen. There are
court records in Ohio Co., VA in which Van Swearigen is ordered to deed some
property to Betty, evidently in order that the illegitimate daughter would be
provided for and not become a burden on the county.
Betty Zane and the Battle of Fort Henry:
In the early Autumn of 1782 a sudden alarm was given by John Lynn that a large body of Indians were advancing to attack the Fort. There were at the time, no soldiers and no public stores in the place. Col. Ebenezer Zane (Betty's brother) living in a blockhouse adjacent to the Fort, thought it best to send most of his family into the Fort as the safest place, and it would require a less number of men to defend the blockhouse. Col. Zane had a supply of ammunition in the blockhouse, but the Fort had very little. After the attack commenced, there was a boat that came down the river with four men well armed who succeeded in getting into the Fort. This was crucial, for there were few men and many women and children in the Fort.
After the siege had lasted one full day and night, the morning of the second day
found the Fort short of powder. The question was how to get powder from the
blockhouse. It was thought a woman should go for it would be less of a loss than
a man. Betty said "let me go as I shall be of small loss if they do kill me, and I am swift of foot anyway, and strong, so that I can carry much powder as we want". So it was arranged for her to go. They called over to the blockhouse to be ready to open the door, and away she went.
The Indians surprised cried out "Squaw! Squaw! but did not shoot, and she got
Molly Scott put upon her a linsey petticoat, turned it up and sewed it into a
bag, and then filled it with powder, as much as she could carry. She started
back, the Indians figured out what she was carrying and opened fire upon her,
the bullets whistling around her, one of them tearing a hole in the petticoat,
but no bullet touched her. She got to the Fort safely, and they had the powder
to open fire with their cannon of which the Indians were much afraid.
So Betty Zane's heroic dash helped to win what proved to be the American
Revolution's last battle.
Notes for EPHRIAM MCLAUGHLIN:
Lost on Ohio River. Story is told that Ephriam went on a fishing trip down the Ohio River, and never was seen again
Children of ELIZABETH ZANE and JACOB CLARK are:
i. EBENEZER7 CLARK.
ii. CATHERINE CLARK.
Children of ELIZABETH ZANE and EPHRIAM MCLAUGHLIN are:
14. iii. MARY ANN "POLLY"7 MCLAUGHLIN, b. January 01, 1790; d. 1859.
iv. REBECCA MCLAUGHLIN, b. January 04, 1791; m. GEORGE BROWN.
v. NANCY MCLAUGHLIN, b. October 02, 1788, St. Clairsville, Belmont Co., Ohio; d. August 08, 1867, Nathez, Adams Co., MS; m. (1) BERNARD LA CAZE; m. (2) PETER PAUL PASCAL; m. (3) ANSEL KENDRICK.
vi. CATHERINE MCLAUGHLIN, b. 1786; m. (1) JOHN MORGAN; m. (2)ZEPHANIAH BELL, August 17, 1801.
15. vii. HANNAH MCLAUGHLIN, b. October 12, 1791, Wheeling, VA; d. September 02, 1834, Wheeling, VA.
viii. MINERVA MCLAUGHLIN, b. January 07, 1793.
Notes for MINERVA MCLAUGHLIN:
This could be one and the same with Miriam: Miriam Minerva Zane, who was the illegitimate daughter of Van Swearigen.
9. SILAS6 ZANE (WILLIAM ANDREW5, NATHANIEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, SIMON1) was born March 01, 1744/45 in Moorefield, Virginia, and died 1785 in Wapatomika Creek,
OH. He married (1) RACHEL 1774. He married (2) KATHERINE MCCOLLOCH Bet. 1777 -
1780 in Ohio Co., VA.
Notes for SILAS ZANE:
Captain Silas Zane.
Settled on Wheeling Creek.
Captain in defense of Fort Henry.
Killed by Indians on Wapatomika Creek, near Dresden, Ohio.
Notes for KATHERINE MCCOLLOCH:
Katherine McColloch was married three times.
Each husband was killed by Indians.
Katherine founded a Society of Shakers at Lebanon, Ohio.
Children of SILAS ZANE and RACHEL are:
i. WILLIAM7 ZANE, b. 1774.
ii. ELIZABETH ZANE, b. 1775.
Children of SILAS ZANE and KATHERINE MCCOLLOCH are:
iii. SILAS ZANE, b. 1781.
iv. JOEL ZANE, b. 1783.
10. COL. EBENEZER6 ZANE (WILLIAM ANDREW5, NATHANIEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, SIMON1)
was born October 07, 1747 in Moorefield, Virginia, and died November 19, 1812 in
Wheeling, VA. He married ELIZABETH MCCOLLOCH 1767 in Virginia, daughter of JOHN
MCCOLLOCH and SARAH INNSKEEP.
Notes for COL. EBENEZER ZANE:
The three Zane bothers, Ebenezer, Silas, and Jonathan, made the firstsettlement in the Wheeling area in 1769.
Ebenezer Zane laid out the town of Wheeling in 1793.
The name Wheeling was taken from the Indian word "weeling", meaning place of the skull. The earliest Europeans in the neighborhood were said to have been killed and their skulls placed on poles in the area to warn away other invaders.
The historic Zane's Trace, built by Ebenezer Zane and opened in 1797, extended from Wheeling, WV through present day Zanesville OH (named in his honor) to Maysville KY, which was then the northern end of the road to New Orleans. By 1810, one fourth of the population of the state was said to live in the counties along this road.
More About COL. EBENEZER ZANE:
Military service: Colonel, U.S. Army
Photo of Col Ebenezer Zane's Cabin in Wheeling VA.
Children of COL. ZANE and ELIZABETH MCCOLLOCH are:
16. i. SAMUEL7 ZANE, b. February 26, 1784.
ii. JOHN ZANE, b. April 30, 1780, Wheeling, VA; d. November 19, 1805, Wheeling, VA.
iii. DANIEL ZANE, b. June 03, 1792, Wheeling, VA; d. January 22, 1868, Wheeling, VA.
iv. JESSE ZANE, b. 1790, Wheeling, VA; d. 1790, Wheeling, VA.
v. GRETCHEN ZANE, b. 1768.
17. vi. CATHERINE ZANE, b. June 27, 1769, Wheeling, VA.
vii. MARY ANN ZANE, b. May 27, 1771, Wheeling, VA; m. JACOB BURKETT, 1803.
viii. SARAH ZANE, b. February 23, 1773, Wheeling, VA; m. (1) DAVID YOUNG; m. (2) JOHN MCINTIRE, 1790.
18. ix. NOAH ZANE, b. October 23, 1778, Wheeling, VA; d. June 02, 1833, Wheeling, VA.
19. x. HETTY ZANE, b. October 06, 1786.
20. xi. REBECCA ZANE, b. 1776.
11. JONATHAN6 ZANE (WILLIAM ANDREW5, NATHANIEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, SIMON1) was
born 1749 in Moorefield, Virginia, and died October 10, 1823 in Wheeling, VA.
He married HANNAH MILLS 1777.
Children of JONATHAN ZANE and HANNAH MILLS are:
i. CATHERINE7 ZANE, b. 1776; m. (1) MR. WELLS; m. (2) MR. GREEN.
ii. ELIZA ZANE, b. 1776; m. MR. WILLIAMS.
iii. CYNTHIA ZANE, b. 1793.
21. iv. SALLY ZANE, b. 1796.
v. HANNAH ZANE, m. (1) MR. SMITH; m. (2) BENJAMIN FAWCETT, 1816.
vi. NANCY ZANE, m. JOHN MILLER, 1808.
vii. ISSAC ZANE, b. 1778; m. MARY FRIENCH, 1799.
viii. ASA ZANE, b. 1780.
ix. BENJAMIN ZANE, m. MARGARET CARRAWAY.
12. ANDREW6 ZANE (WILLIAM ANDREW5, NATHANIEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, SIMON1) was
born 1751 in Moorefield, Virginia, and died 1811 in Jefferson Co., OH. He
married MARGARET MILLS 1769.
Children of ANDREW ZANE and MARGARET MILLS are:
i. LYDIA7 ZANE.
ii. HANNAH ZANE.
iii. ANDREW ZANE.
13. ISAAC6 ZANE (WILLIAM ANDREW5, NATHANIEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, SIMON1) was
born November 26, 1753 in Moorefield, Virginia, and died 1816 in Zanesfield,
Logan Co., OH. He married PRINCESS MYEERAH 1770 in Wheeling, VA, daughter of
CHIEF TARHE and MISS DURANTE.
Notes for ISAAC ZANE:
Isaac was kidnaped by Wyandot Indians about 1762 from their home near Moorefield, Virginia, and adopted into the tribe.
Marries Princess Myeerah, daughter of the Chief.
Notes for PRINCESS MYEERAH:
Princess Myeerah's mother was a French Canadian who married Chief Tarhe. The Princess was said to have been quite beautiful.
Children of ISAAC ZANE and PRINCESS MYEERAH are:
i. EBENEZER7 ZANE, b. 1771; d. 1836; m. HANNAH.
ii. SAMUEL ZANE, b. 1773.
iii. WILLIAM ZANE, b. 1775; d. 1837; m. REBECCA.
22. iv. ISAAC ZANE, JR., b. 1777; d. May 12, 1850.
23. v. NANCY ZANE, b. 1778; d. 1848.
vi. ELIZABETH ZANE, b. 1780; d. September 10, 1823; m. (1) ROBERT ROBITAILLE;
m. (2) JAMES MANNING REED.
vii. SARAH ZANE, b. 1783; d. February 22, 1843.
viii. CATHERINE ZANE, b. 1793; d. 1851; m. ALEXANDER LONG.
Zane Family Continued