Elizabeth arrived at the Zane home unharmed, and she hid the gunpowder beneath her skirt before starting on her return trip. This time, however, their attackers were not fooled by the seemingly innocent women, and they fired at her as she ran. Amazingly, Elizabeth managed to evade the gunfire and successfully deliver the gunpowder, and two days later the British retreated.
Little is known about Elizabethís later life, but she married John McGloughlin and gave birth to five children. After Johnís death, she married Jacob Clark and had two more children. She lived out her later life in Ohio and passed away at the age of 64. She was buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, where a statue commemorates her achievements.
|Helped establish Fort Henry.|
|Returned home from school in Philadelphia.|
|Fort Henry was besieged by American Indians acting on orders from their British allies.|
|Backwoodsmen of Kentucky in||Indian History for Young Folks by Francis S. Drake|
|Elizabeth Zane in||Stories of American Life and Adventure by Edward Eggleston|
|Elizabeth Zane in||America First—100 Stories from Our History by Lawton B. Evans|
|Betty Zane's Powder Exploit in||Frontier Fighters by Edwin L. Sabin|
Elizabeth Zane's Return
in Stories of American Life and Adventure
Unbar the gate and let me pass!'
in America First—100 Stories from Our History
Elizabeth Zane brings powder
in Story of the Thirteen Colonies
|Leading settler of the Ohio and Kentucky valleys. Fought on various Indian wars and the Revolutionary war.|
|When her husband was killed, she took over his position and helped man a cannon at the Battle of Monmouth.|
|Pioneer woman who captured a group of Tory soldiers in her home, and later hung them.|