Louise Phelps Kellogg, "A Kentucky Pioneer Tells Her Story of Early Boonesborough and Harrodsburg," FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 3 (1929) 223-237

1929

Louise Phelps Kellogg, "A Kentucky Pioneer Tells Her Story of Early Boonesborough and Harrodsburg," FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 3 (1929) 223-237

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Mrs. Elizabeth Poage [or Poague or Pogue] Thomas. Born 9/4/1764, the eldest child of William Poage and the widow Ann Kennedy Poage. With her parents, her two brothers (Robert and Joseph), and her two sisters (Martha and Mary) she came to Kentucky in 1775. Another sister, Ann, was born at Harrodsburg in 1777. Father killed by Indians in 1778, mother remarried in 1781 to Joseph Lindsay, who in turn was killed at the Battle of Blue Licks in 1782. Three times a widow, she later married James McGinty and lived at Harrodsburg into a vigorous old age. Ann noted for bringing the first spinning wheel to KY and having woven cloth from nettles and other weeds [citing Collins (1874) 1:514, 2:616]. Elizabeth lived until 1851. Her testimony to Draper includes <a number of details that only a woman would remember, which give spice to the account.> Louise Phelps Kellogg, "A Kentucky Pioneer Tells Her Story of Early Boonesborough and Harrodsburg," FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 3 (1929):224-5

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1929

Louise Phelps Kellogg, "A Kentucky Pioneer Tells Her Story of Early Boonesborough and Harrodsburg," FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 3 (1929) 223-237

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In the account of Mrs. Thomas 12C26[1], the escaped man was Col. Arthur Campbell. Louise Phelps Kellogg, "A Kentucky Pioneer Tells Her Story of Early Boonesborough and Harrodsburg," FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 3 (1929):226

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "A Kentucky Pioneer Tells Her Story of Early Boonesborough and Harrodsburg," FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 3 (1929) 223-237

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Statement of Mrs. Elizabeth Pogue Thomas: When she came to Boonesborough with her family: <Col Boone and with his wife and family and Col Hugh McGary, Thomas Denton and Richard Hogan were on the road before us and when we arrived at Boonesborough the latter part of September there was only five or six cabbins built along on the Bank of the Kentucky river but not picketed in being open on two sides. Nat Hart had a cabbin above a small branch which headed up near the river hill in a Buffaloe lick, some two or three hundred yards distant, and this was its condition when we arrived we found Boone and Henderson there when we arrived and a number of others to whom Henderson was selling land claims. We remained at Boonesborough that winter in a cabbin built by John Kennedy a Brother of Genl Thomas Kennedy, and in the winter the Kentucky river rose from heavy rains and ran round the Cabbins next the river hill and we were afraid it would have entered our cabbins but it did not and in February 1776 my father and family removed to Harrodsburgh into the Fort built by McGary.> DM 4CC85 reprinted in Louise Phelps Kellogg, "A Kentucky Pioneer Tells Her Story of Early Boonesborough and Harrodsburg," FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 3 (1929):234-235.

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "A Kentucky Pioneer Tells Her Story of Early Boonesborough and Harrodsburg," FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 3 (1929) 223-237

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Statement of Mrs. Elizabeth Pogue Thomas: <I knew Capt. Edward Worthington he was an Irishman and had a wife or rather a woman by the name of Betsy with whom he lived as such and when he marched with Genl Clark against Vincennes in the fall 1778 he left her in Harrodsburgh, and an amusing anecdote took place between her and Evan Shelby [Jr] who had a sham marriage with her which she insisted was good and it cost him some trouble and money to get clear of her. She afterward met Capt Worthington at the falls of Ohio and they returned to Harrodsburgh in 1781 or two and lived there for several years and he then moved up into Lincoln County near Danville on Clarkes run and some years after he went to N. Orleans and died there. he came to Harrodsburgh with his wife in the year 1776 he was a good soldier and hunter about 5 feet 10 inches high and a heavy square built frame always ready for any enterprise.> Louise Phelps Kellogg, "A Kentucky Pioneer Tells Her Story of Early Boonesborough and Harrodsburg," FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 3 (1929):235

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