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Captain William "Indian Bill" Hardin (1747-1821). Served as a private in the 3rd Virginia Regt of foot, 1778. He served in KY as well as IL. Revolutionary War Veteran, Pioneer, noted Indian fighter and founder of Hardinsburg, KY. According to his military records, he stood 6'4" and weighed 240 pounds.

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Guilford Courthouse battlefield.

SIMON KENTON (scout on the George Rogers Clark expedition to capture Fort Sackville in 1778), fought with "Mad" Anthony Wayne and Daniel Boone in the Indian War. Lived at Boonesboro before moving to Urbana, Ohio where he became a brigadier general in the Ohio militia, and served in the War of 1812 as a scout and as leader of a militia group in the Battle of the Thames when Indian chief Tecumseh was killed)

  • Joakeokka

    Simon Kenton was a friend of Joseph Brunk son of Jacob Brunk Sr (brother of grandfather Christopher Brunk) Joseph Brunk and Simon Kenton served together in Kentucky against the Shawnee. Both men had moved to Clermont County Ohio and in the war of 1812 were enlisted in the 3rd Regiment of the Ohio Militia (interestingly both were listed as privates) and served under Capt. Jacob Boerstler. served at the "Battle of the Thames" where Tecumseh fell. Simon Kenton was called on to positively identify the body of the renowned Shawnee chief as the Kentucky militia in whose hands he fell so grossly mutilated his body that identification was impossible. Simon Kenton had had occasions to meet Tecumseh on and off the battlefield and held him in great respect.

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    Joseph Brunk fought in the War of 1812 with the Williamsburgh Company of Riflemen of the Third Regiment of Ohio Militia out of Clermont County. Other members of his company included Simon Kenton. Simon Kenton is a noted frontiersman famous as a friend who saved the life of Daniel Boone and the “blood brother” of Simon Girty whom I have mentioned previously. Simon Kenton was a “spy” in the Indian Wars of the Ohio region. It is interesting that he is listed in this roster. His biographies state that he was a resident of Kentucky until around 1799 when he moved to Clark County, Ohio. Most accounts give him living near Zanesville which is in Franklin County, Ohio. Clermont County is the site of one of Simon’s battles against the Shawnee leader, Tecumseh. The Battle of Grassy Run took place a couple miles north of the future site of Williamsburg in April of 1792. Kenton had led some 30 Kentucky militiamen from Mason County to pursue Native horse thieves. They stumbled upon a hunting encampment which contained women and children as well as warriors. The number of fighting warriors considered to not be more than 10-12. Kenton split his men into 3 units and arranged them around the encampment. At near midnight a warrior had risen to stir the ashes of a campfire when one of the militia men shot him. Tecumseh who was sleeping outside near the fire jumped up and taking his war club charged the militia men. Pandemonium ensued with Tecumseh ordering a ten year old boy to run to the nearest village and the women and children were sent down the Creek. Tecumseh’s men followed his lead and threw themselves at the Kentuckians successfully pushing them back. It was said that upon hearing the splashing in the creek by the retreating women and children or by a warrior who had stumbled while trying to breach the creek, the militiamen were certain that Native reinforcements had arrived having been guided by the boy. The Kentuckians retreated. This is the largest battle fought in Clermont County, Ohio. Perhaps Simon Kenton had an affinity for the community as it was founded after the Battle of Grassy Run and had joined with the Ohio Militia when he was in his sixties during the War of 1812. Simon was present at the Battle of the Thames in Ontario Canada the next year, 1813, where Tecumseh was killed.

Scots-Irish Frontiersman: "Swarthy as an Indian and almost as sinewy, with hair falling to his shoulders, a buck-skin hunting shirt tied at his waist...and his feet clad in deer-skin and moccasins." These were the "Overmountain Men" of Virginia and North Carolina which won the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780, resulting in the British abandonment of a southern campaign, and for some historians "marked the turning point of the American Revolution and resulted in the victory at Yorktown.

Stone marker, commemorating the death of Abraham Lincoln's grandfather and namesake. (just east of Middletown, KY) B.Stokes

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near Pennington Gap, Virginia

  • Joakeokka

    Ancestor Christopher Brunk's brother, Jacob Brunk, had a home on Pennington Gap to which he had moved after leaving the Conococheague Manor in Frederick County, Maryland in 1780. Jacob tranferred his ownership of land near Trissels Church (Mennonite) near Broadway, Rockingham County, Virginia to his third son, Jacob never living on this property. He had bought the property at near the same time as his brother Christopher bought his land in Rockingham on Linville Creek. However, Christopher had moved on by 1782 to Revolutionary Bounty Land Grants in what is now the present state of Tennessee. It is assumed that Jacob died at his home near Pennington Gap. The information concerning his residency came from a history of the Mennonite's of Rockingham County where it stated that Bishop Newcomer of Pennsylvania would stay with Jacob when he made his circuit. Mennonite clergy also rode circuits in order to tend to the needs of the far flung German Mennonite communities of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. Four of Jacob's children along with members of the Newcomer families (which they married into) migrated to Ohio in the late 1790's establishing Mennonite and Dunker communities in Clermont County, Ohio. Members of these united families moved onto Sangamon County, Illinois after 1830 following Jacob's grandson, George Brunk Jr, where they took up residence near George's large land holdings called Cotton Hill outside of Springfield, Illinois.

Elizabeth Head Livingston et al Monument Blackwater, Virginia-Livingston Cemetery. Thank you debbyg1013

  • Joakeokka

    This monument is found in Blackwater Virginia and is dedicated Elizabeth Head Livingston, her husband Peter and his parents. Elizabeth was a victim of the Benge attack on her family told of in other posts on this board. Elizabeth was the daughter of Anthony Head Jr (1730-1786) and Mary Garvin Head (1725-1815) members of the Watuaga Association and sister of our 6ggrandfather George Head

Great Map show Danish as well as the Norwegian raids and settlement

Bryan Station was built by William Bryan and his brothers within hiking distance of Fort Boonesboro. William's sister, Rebecca Bryan married Daniel Boone. William married Daniel's sister, Mary Boone. Simon Girty & Tecumsah attacked Bryan Station for five days. To combat this attack, pioneers went after the Shawnee and were trapped at Big Bone Licks. B.Stokes

Chief Bob Benge's ax that was used to kill Sarah Livingston in Mendota Virginia in April of 1793. Located at the Museum in Cherokee NC.

  • Joakeokka

    Concerning the card attached to this item. Sarah Ware Livingston, mother of Peter Livingston the husband of Elizabeth Head daughter of Anthony and Mary Garvin Head Jr was killed with this axe. Anthony Head Jr was the brother of George Head (5x great grandfather) and grandson of Anthony and Sarah Head Sr of Octavia Grant Spotsylvania, Virginia 6xgreat grandparents.

George Chrisman House, Rockingham County, Virginia, c.1787