George Washington wrote: "Wednesday, 24th. We left our encampment [near Glenn's Run, north of present-day Wheeling] before sunrise, and about six miles below it we came to the mouth a pretty smart creek coming into the eastward called by the Indians Split Island Creek, from its running in against an island...below this again we came to another creek, called by Nicholson, Weeling..."
It appears that Washington's group journeyed along the western channel of the Ohio River, passing Wheeling Island. The initial creek they encountered is presently identified as Wheeling Creek in Ohio, while the second one, initially named Scalp Creek, is now referred to as Big Wheeling Creek in West Virginia. (https://rb.gy/szoqw)