Dunlap & Warwick Family Connection
One of our Warwick/Dunlap family network connection sent us this interesting tidbit concerning Colonel Alexander Dunlap (1743-1828). It has to do with the correction of an identification of Dunlap in Oren F. Morton's history book concerning the Dunlap's and Warwick's of Virginia.
Michelle says, "It is titled, Colonel Alexander Dunlap (1743-1828) The Correction of An Identification. The relation is Jacob's mother was Elizabeth Dunlap Warwick. This Col. Alexander Dunlap (1743-1828) is either her brother or father. I am thinking brother because of the date. Col. Dunlap is approximately the same age as Jacob Warwick( b. 1747). Jacob's father was William Warwick. Jacob's mother was Elizabeth Dunlap Warwick, married in 1737, Orange Co. Va. Elizabeth is the daughter of Alexander Dunlap and Janet Ann MacFarland (sometimes called Jean or Jeano)."
Michelle goes onto say, "In 1763, William Warwick's brother, John. They came to the Americas together. William's daughter, Janet, married James Gay. William's daughter, Martha, married Major John Stevenson and their families were killed in a raid by the Shawnee led by Cornstalk, at Kerr's Creek.
"In 1764, William Warwick left Virginia and never came back, leaving his surviving children and his wife, Elizabeth. Was he broken hearted? Why did he leave? Our question was, did these circumstances drive Jacob Warwick's decision to go to the October 10, 1774 -- The Battle of Point Pleasant? Was it duty or revenge?
"His story from the Battle of Point Pleasant is great in and of itself. One article claimed that Jacob Warwick was ultimately responsible for Cornstalk surrendering. It claims Jacob Warwick was sent to hunt for the Army and Cornstalk saw Jacob and a few men. Cornstalk mistakened the hunters for backup and surrendered. Which ultimately led to Cornstalk's death. And if you believe in Pt. Pleasant folklore is related to Mothman and the constant cloud over the town of Pt. Pleasant, WV."
Michelle also says, "The Dunlaps were big landowners, obviously, but in one of the articles I read while researching was the Dunlaps were the first family to permanantly settle west of the Alleghenies. So that is kind of a claim to fame."
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