(1743-1833)In 1758, during the French & Indian War, a party of French soldiers and Shawnee took Mary Jemison from her home 3 miles north of here. Although most of her family and neighbors were killed, Mary was adopted by two Seneca women. Jemison lived with the tribe and in 1762 traveled to their tribal home on the Genesee River. She was known as "the White Woman of the Genesee." At war's end, she was offered her freedom but chose to stay with the tribe.
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|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 3:21pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 292595 N 4419196|
|Decimal Degrees||39.89748333, -77.42601667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 53.849', W 77° 25.561'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 53' 50.94" N, 77° 25' 33.66" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5970-5984 U.S. 30, Orrtanna PA 17353, US|
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