William Dodd Brown, "The Capture of Daniel Boone's Saltmakers: Fresh Perspectives from Primary Sources," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 83 (1985)

1985

William Dodd Brown, "The Capture of Daniel Boone's Saltmakers: Fresh Perspectives from Primary Sources," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 83 (1985)

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Henry Hamilton to Carleton, 4/25/1778 (in MICHIGAN PIONEER AND HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS 9 (1886):435 and Draper 11C96): <April the 5th Mr Charles Beaubin who acts at the Miamis came in from a scout not having been able to prevai on the Miamis to act with spirit[.] He with a young man named Lorimer engaged four score Shawanese from Tchelacase & Pecoui to go towards the Fort on the Kentucke river. . . . Here they had the good fortune to make Prisoners Captain Daniel Boone with 26 of his men, whom they brought off with their arms without killing or losing a man.> (BROWN1:17)

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1985

William Dodd Brown, "The Capture of Daniel Boone's Saltmakers: Fresh Perspectives from Primary Sources," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 83 (1985)

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DB and 26 others, to wit: Bartlet Scercy (Searcy) Nathl. Bullock Jesse Coker (Copher) Wm Hencok (Hancock) James Calloway (Callaway) Cager Callaway (Michajah Callaway) Ancel Goodman (Ansel Goodman) John Hollay (Holley) John Dunn Wm Staggs Wm Trasey (Tracey) Georg. Hendricks Andrew Johnson Benjamin Kelly Wm Umphress Danl. Asbry (Asbury) James Robson (Robertson?) Richd. Wade Jas. Mankins John Mortin (Morton) Thomas Foot John Brown Jonathan Ketcham Wm. Brooks Saml. Brooks Joseph Jackson Plus two hunter-scouts in the woods, not captured: Thomas Brooks Flanders Callaway and three packers gone to Boonesborough, not captured: William Cardelbaugh Stephen Hancock Jesse Hodges (BROWN1:17-18)

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1985

William Dodd Brown, "The Capture of Daniel Boone's Saltmakers: Fresh Perspectives from Primary Sources," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 83 (1985)

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Account of Ansel Goodman: Came to KY with Capt. Charles Gwatkin (1741-1806) of the VA militia to assist the settlers in their struggle with British and Indians. His company composed of 50-odd men. Promised 40s/month; enlisted for 6 months. At Boonesborough found DB in command; placed under his command to act as defenders of the fort. Ordered out to make salt at the Blue Licks. After working 3 weeks, DB absent hunting and trapping. (BROWN1:2-4, quoting deposition of 10/29/1832, Russell County, KY, when Goodman was "about eighty years"; Records of the Veterans Administration, RG15:S13175, National Archives, Washington, DC.)

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1985

William Dodd Brown, "The Capture of Daniel Boone's Saltmakers: Fresh Perspectives from Primary Sources," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 83 (1985)

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Micajah Callaway, brother of James, nephew of Col. Richard Callaway. Entered service as a volunteer in Botetourt Co., VA, under Capt. Henry Pawling of the militia. Marched to Boonesborough in 1777. Volunteered under DB to make salt. <He was taken with twenty-six others, Colonel Boone among the number, by a company of Shawnee Indians of upwards of one hundred and conveyed as a prisoner with the others to the Little Miami. . . . <He remained a prisoner with the said tribe of Indians, from that time, for five years and five months during which time he moved with said tribe to different places in Ohio. <After the tribe was driven from Little Miami by a party from Kentucky [G. R. Clark in 8/1780], it took its station on Mad River and remained there about one year. Then moved up the Big Miami about twenty miles, remained sometime, then moved to a small stream emptying into Miami . . . . From that place, the tribe was driven by a party under Gen. George Rogers Clark [11/1782] seven of the Indians being there taken prisoners, the queen of the nation being among the number (her name Lamatuinque). The tribe then took their station on St. Mary's; remained there about three months. <He was then employed as an interpreter on behalf of said tribe to go to the Falls of the Ohio to treat on the subject of exchange of prisoners. Seven Indians went with him to that place for that purpose. The exchange took place after he had been there about seven days; General Clark (being there at that time) by whose assistance this declarant was releasted at that time.> (BROWN1:4-5, quoting deposition; Records of the Veterans Administration, RG15:W6646, National Archives, Washington, DC.)

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1985

William Dodd Brown, "The Capture of Daniel Boone's Saltmakers: Fresh Perspectives from Primary Sources," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 83 (1985)

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Joseph Jackson, entered service under Capt. Charles Gwatkins for 18 months in 7/77; marched to Boonesborough, there transfered to command of DB. After capture [In fact, he remained with the Shawnee until late in the 1790s; Draper believed that JJ had become a renegade, fighting against Harmar, St. Clari, and Wayne, although JJ denied this.] [there he married] (BROWN1:5-6, quoting deposition; Records of the Veterans Administration, RG15:W7884, National Archives, Washington, DC.)

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1985

William Dodd Brown, "The Capture of Daniel Boone's Saltmakers: Fresh Perspectives from Primary Sources," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 83 (1985)

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William Tracey, kept by the Shawnee for many years, finally sold at Detroit; eventually released from British. Enlisted as volunteer in 8/77 in Bedford Co., VA; marched to Boonesborough to protect fort. (BROWN1:10, quoting deposition; Records of the Veterans Administration, RG15:S7751, National Archives, Washington, DC.)

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1985

William Dodd Brown, "The Capture of Daniel Boone's Saltmakers: Fresh Perspectives from Primary Sources," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 83 (1985)

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James Callaway, brother of Micajah, nephew of Col. Richard Callaway. Enlisted with Capt. Henry Paulding in VA, to KY to defend the frontier settlements at Boonesborough; reenlisted under DB. Detailed to make salt at Blue Licks. [Detail from Draper 11C62[8-9]: An Indian insisted he carry one of the salt kettles, Callaway refused. The Indian drew his tomahawk and raised it over Callaway, who bent forward his head, took off his hat, and patting his crown declared: "Here! Strike! I would as lief lie here as go along. I won't tote your kettle!" With a smile the Indian turned away and carried the kettle himself.] The following supplement supplied by the deposition of his two sons: When in Quebec he and nine men attempted an escape, but after several days were recaptured. (BROWN1:10-13. quoting deposition; Records of the Veterans Administration, RG15:W9771, National Archives, Washington, DC.)

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1985

William Dodd Brown, "The Capture of Daniel Boone's Saltmakers: Fresh Perspectives from Primary Sources," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 83 (1985)

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Richard Wade enlisted in VA, marched to Boonesborough and arrived in 10/77. After capture (BROWN1:14-15, quoting deposition; Records of the Veterans Administration, RG15:S3443, National Archives, Washington, DC.)

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1985

William Dodd Brown, "The Capture of Daniel Boone's Saltmakers: Fresh Perspectives from Primary Sources," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 83 (1985)

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William Hancock, perhaps the first to escape, but not an expert woodsman, got lost in the woods; but recognized where he was finally and returned to Boonesborough. Benjamin Kelly escaped when Girty was attacking Wheeling in 9/82. Samuel Brooks, who had been delivered to the British at Detroit, attempted to escape, was recaptured, and died in prison. George Hendricks escaped by was retaken by a band of Wyandots returning from the seige of Boonesborough. Was taken to the Wyandot town on the Sandusky and held there for 19 months; escaped in 4/80 and made it back to KY. John Holley was rescued when G. R. Clark's men attacked the Shawnee settlement of McKee's town in 11/82. (BROWN1:15-16)

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