Bailey, Anne, 1742-1825.

Typescript Biography by Ambler

Anne Bailey, "the white Squaw of the Kanawha", is the heroine of border warfare days in the Kanawha Valley. She is said to have been born in Liverpool, England. She came to America about 1761 and settled near Staunton, Va. Here she married Richard Trotter, who was killed in the Battle of Point Pleasant. Immediately upon learning of her husband's death, Anne became "Mad Anne" and, clothing herself in the garb of a frontiersman, set out to avenge her loss.

She became a scout and as such did her bit in the region of present Charleston during the Revolution and the Indian wars that followed. After they ended she resumed her civilian life and customs, having meanwhile married John Bailey. Her remaining years were spent at Gallipolis, Ohio, where she died.


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