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)
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
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