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CARTMILLS GAP This Gap , Just West , Is Named For Henry Cartmill Who Acquired La ...

CARTMILLS GAP This Gap , Just West , Is Named For Henry Cartmill Who Acquired La ...

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Description: CARTMILLS GAP This gap , just west , is named for Henry Cartmill who acquired land nearby on Purgatory Creek . During the French and Indian War ( 1754 1763 ) , conflicts between Indians and settlers increased in this area . In 1757 , Indians laid waste to several nearby farmsteads , including the Robert Renick settlement a few miles north near present day Natural Bridge . Renick was killed , while his wife and children ( William , Robert , Thomas , Joshua , and Betsy ) were taken captive . A neighbor , Hannah Dennis , also was made prisoner ; Joseph Dennis , her husband , and their child were among those killed . The Indians escaped south through Cartmills Gap . Department of Historic Resources , 1999

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