VA. Militia Pensioneers - Virginia Militia in the Revolution
Compiled by J. T. McAllister
page 54 -55 - Section Number 4


ARBOGAST, ADAM - Pocahontas County, 6 November 1832. - Born 1760 - Indian Spy in 1776 or 1777.  Drafted and marched under Captain John McCoy and Lt. Joesph Gwin to West's Fort on West Fork of Monogahela, then down the river to Lowther's Fort, then lower yet to Nutter's Fort where he remained much of the three months. Then finally to Coontie's Fort where troops were called in consequence of the Indians killing a white woman while she was spreading hemp in a field. Volunteered 1778 as Indian Spy under same Captain and marched on to Warm Springs, whence he, together with George Hull, John Gum and Conrad Fleisher were ordered to Crabbottom to guard that locality and remained there the rest of his time. At another time he marched from his home (now Highland) across the Greenbrier River to head of Seneca in pursuit of Indians.  Date not given (1781?)


Submitted by: Patsy H. Weikart