The Adoption of Mary Jemison

The Adoption of Mary Jemison


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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 in 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 remained with the Seneca people and became a respected member of the tribe. Mary died in 1833 at the age of 91.