African-Native American Genealogy Forum
In Response To: Re: Osage ()
I ask about the surname because of a familial connection to the LaForce's.
I have ancestors who were once enslaved by the LaForce family in Goochland Co., VA. during the last quarter of the 1700's. They left Goochland County and went west to what eventually became Kentucky and settled in a place called Martin's Station, KY.
Martin's Station was raided in June of 1780 by the British and their Shawnee partner's. The LaForce family and their 13 slaves (my ancestors) as captives were taken North, some into what becomes Ohio with the Shawnee and others on into Canada with the British.
Those taken by the Shawnee are referenced in Don Greene's books on Shawnee Heritage, using the LaForce surname. He traces them from Ohio to Indiana (Greenville Treaty.. 1814), to Kansas, then Missouri and eventually into Oklahoma, primarily as Shawnee, then Cherokee and now we see the name associated with the Osage.
I'm now wondering if the Charles LaForce in this marriage record could be a descendant of my LaForce ancestors?
Slaves of the LaForce family
Descendants of Betty/Bess LaForce