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$1,500 - $2,500

Title:
Manuscript Document Signed.

Author:
Kenton, Simon. American frontiersman.

Place:
Kentucky

Publisher:

Date:
May 10, 1803

Description:
One page, 8” x 13.” In part: “…between Simon Kenton and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Hambleton and Territory of the United States north west of the Ohio River & John Kenton & Eleanor his wife of the County of Mason & State of Kentucky…hath granted, bargained, sold aliened and conformed…unto George Morton his heirs…all that tract or parcel of land situated lying and being in the county of Mason and on the waters of Lawrence Creek part of a settlement…” The document continues with a detailed description of the location of the land. Simon Kenton, in 1771, believing he had killed a man, fled westward, assuming the name of Simon Butler. He settled in Boonesboro, Kentucky in 1775 and defended the settlement against frequent Indian attacks; in one of these encounters he saved Danial Boone’s life. During the American Revolution he accompanied George Rogers Clark on his expedition to Kaskaskia and Vincennes and helped Boone in the raid on Chillicothe. He was later captured by the Indians, who brought him to the British in Detroit, but he escaped and again joined Clark as a scout. Learning that the man he thought he had killed was alive, he resumed his original name, and eventually settled in Ohio. Kenton was elected a brigadier general of militia in 1804 and served in the War of 1812 at the battle of the Thames.

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Condition:
Soiling, staining and age toning. Kenton’s signature is very good.


 
Item number:
120384
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