James William Hagy, "The First Attempt to Settle Kentucky: Boone in Virginia," THE FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 44 (1970) 227-34

1970

James William Hagy, "The First Attempt to Settle Kentucky: Boone in Virginia," THE FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 44 (1970) 227-34

Keywords
None.
People
None.
The leader of this group was not DB, but William Russell (citing VIRGINIA GAZETTE 12/23/73), who was commander, with DB as guide. None of the contemporary records mention DB by name. Arthur Campbell to Lord Dunsmore, 12/14/73: <About the latter part of September Captain William Russell with several families & upwards of 30 men set out with an intention to reconnoiter the country towards the Ohio and settle in the limits of the expected new government.> later says the Indians killed "young Mr. Russell, four white men & one Negro," no mention of DB's son. Report in VIRGINIA GAZETTE essentially the same. Deposition of Thomas Sharp, 2/20/74: <On the tenth of the same instant [October], your deponent set out to join a company going with William Russell to Ohio, accordingly your Deponent did join the said company and proceeded on to the head of Powell's River, where the Company had proposed to wait for the said William Russell and some others, who were expected soon after.> (Sworn before William Russell, enclosed in a letter from William Oglivy to Haldimand, 6/8/74 in the Gage Papers, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) "From the evidence available therefore it seems that the idea for the settlement of Kentucky was possibly not that of Daniel Boone but William Russell who had persuaded Boone to lead the expedition since he had extensive knowledge of the country. Even if this is not the case, Boone was such an unknown figure at the time that he is mentioned in none of the official reports while the name of his son is only listed along with the others." (HAGY:228, 231)

File: HGY.NT1



    Created: 8/13/2017 8:07:51 PM
    Project: Digitizing Daniel Boone
    Creator: Faragher, John Mack
    ID: 27-40-20579-27783
    Permanent Link: https://sourcenotes.miamioh.edu/id?27-40-20579-27783


1970

James William Hagy, "The First Attempt to Settle Kentucky: Boone in Virginia," THE FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 44 (1970) 227-34

Keywords
None.
People
None.
William Russell: born 1735; William&Mary for a year; m. Tabitha Adams, d. Indian trader and tobacco farmer; 12 children, last 5 born in Castle's Woods; owned slaves; served in Revolution, discarged at rank of general; active in local and state politics for many years; second m. to sister of Patrick Henry, which advanced him in his connections. (HAGY:228)

File: HGY.NT1



    Created: 8/13/2017 8:08:22 PM
    Project: Digitizing Daniel Boone
    Creator: Faragher, John Mack
    ID: 27-40-20579-27784
    Permanent Link: https://sourcenotes.miamioh.edu/id?27-40-20579-27784


1970

James William Hagy, "The First Attempt to Settle Kentucky: Boone in Virginia," THE FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 44 (1970) 227-34

Keywords
None.
People
None.
Left 9/25/73. Traveled to Black's Fort, VA (now Abingdon), then north to Castle's Woods (now Castlewood). This settlement was first settled in 1769 by William Snoody, William Cowan, John Cowan, and Patrick Porter, all married to sisters, who removed from NC. A number of these settlers continued on with DB. (HAGY:228)

File: HGY.NT1



    Created: 8/13/2017 8:08:54 PM
    Project: Digitizing Daniel Boone
    Creator: Faragher, John Mack
    ID: 27-40-20579-27785
    Permanent Link: https://sourcenotes.miamioh.edu/id?27-40-20579-27785


1970

James William Hagy, "The First Attempt to Settle Kentucky: Boone in Virginia," THE FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 44 (1970) 227-34

Keywords
None.
People
None.
Three detachments of the party moving west: in the lead the main body with the women, children, baggage, and cattle; in the center William Russell's oldest son Henry, DB's oldest son James, Jemes and Richard Mendenhall, Isaac Crabtree, a man named Drake, and two slaves named Charles and Adam (belonging to Wm. Russell); bringing up the rear William Russell and David Glass. (citing Draper 9B95) (HAGY:228)

File: HGY.NT1



    Created: 8/13/2017 8:09:18 PM
    Project: Digitizing Daniel Boone
    Creator: Faragher, John Mack
    ID: 27-40-20579-27786
    Permanent Link: https://sourcenotes.miamioh.edu/id?27-40-20579-27786


1970

James William Hagy, "The First Attempt to Settle Kentucky: Boone in Virginia," THE FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 44 (1970) 227-34

Keywords
None.
People
None.
Michael Stoner with the party; was a resident of Castle Woods, William Russell's settlement. (HAGY:228)

File: HGY.NT1



    Created: 8/13/2017 8:09:36 PM
    Project: Digitizing Daniel Boone
    Creator: Faragher, John Mack
    ID: 27-40-20579-27787
    Permanent Link: https://sourcenotes.miamioh.edu/id?27-40-20579-27787


1970

James William Hagy, "The First Attempt to Settle Kentucky: Boone in Virginia," THE FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 44 (1970) 227-34

Keywords
None.
People
None.
Michael Stoner: b. Lancaster Co, PA; apprenticed w/ saddler; to VA 21; settled Castle's Woods; short, stocky; spoke with heavy German accent; with DB in '74 to warn surveyors; helped cut Wilderness Road; said to have been best shot in KY. (HAGY:228-29) KENTUCKREMOVE1 With the settlement party David Gass: b. PA 1729; to Albemarle Co., VA; then Castle Woods (1769); built cabin; DB lived in from '73-75; moved to KY; died 1806. (HAGY:229)

File: HGY.NT1



    Created: 8/13/2017 8:10:08 PM
    Project: Digitizing Daniel Boone
    Creator: Faragher, John Mack
    ID: 27-40-20579-27788
    Permanent Link: https://sourcenotes.miamioh.edu/id?27-40-20579-27788


1970

James William Hagy, "The First Attempt to Settle Kentucky: Boone in Virginia," THE FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 44 (1970) 227-34

Keywords
None.
People
None.
Henry Russell and James Boone shot through hips, unable to move; tortured to death; knives severely sliced through their hands as they attempted to turn away the blades; James's toe and finger nails pulled out. Mendenhall boys and Drake killed by the first shots. Slave Adam hid, watched; Charles killed. Isaac Crabtree wounded, escaped. When bodies found, arrows in Henry's body, war club beside him. Two boys wraped in Rebecca's linen sheet, buried together. (HAGY:229-30)

File: HGY.NT1



    Created: 8/13/2017 8:10:47 PM
    Project: Digitizing Daniel Boone
    Creator: Faragher, John Mack
    ID: 27-40-20579-27789
    Permanent Link: https://sourcenotes.miamioh.edu/id?27-40-20579-27789


1970

James William Hagy, "The First Attempt to Settle Kentucky: Boone in Virginia," THE FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 44 (1970) 227-34

Keywords
None.
People
None.
Upon return from KENTUCKEXPLORE5 DB and Michael Stoner hurried to catch up with the militia that had been ordered northward, but William Russell ordered them back to defend their homes (Russell to Preston, 8/28/74 in Draper 3QQ84). Small ranging parties under the command of DB sent out; DB "very dilligent at Castle's Woods and kept things in good order." (Arthur Campbell to Co. Preston, 9/26/74 in Draper 3QQ104; Preston, 9/28/74 in AMERICAN ARCHIVES, 4th series, 1:808; Campbell to Preston, 9/29/74 in Draper 3QQ106-07) DB in charge of Moore's Fort with 20 men under his command. (Arthur Campbell to Preston, 10/6/74 in Draper 3QQ116) When Blackmore's Fort attacked DB and Daniel Smith went there with 30 men and 7 horses. (Campbell to Preston, 10/12/74 in Draper 3QQ118) People there wanted DB made a captain in the militia; drew up a petition and DB made captain with responsibility of protecting Moore's Russell's, and Blackmore's forts until the men returned from the north. (Campbell to Preston, 10/13/74 in Draper 3QQ123). He continued until the war was over. (Campbell to Preston, 10/15/74 in Campbell-Preston-Floyd Papers, Library of Congress) (HAGY:232)

File: HGY.NT1



    Created: 8/13/2017 8:11:24 PM
    Project: Digitizing Daniel Boone
    Creator: Faragher, John Mack
    ID: 27-40-20579-27790
    Permanent Link: https://sourcenotes.miamioh.edu/id?27-40-20579-27790


1970

James William Hagy, "The First Attempt to Settle Kentucky: Boone in Virginia," THE FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 44 (1970) 227-34

Keywords
None.
People
None.
Rebecca and children left at Moore's Fort while DB away at Blackmore's Fort. Men in charge of protecting fort careless at duties, playing ball or laying around on the grass without their guns. She and several other women decided to teach them a lesson. Loaded guns as the Indians did (light charges?), went on the other side of the fort, fired guns rapidly, ran into fort and slammed gate so men could not get in; so scared the men that some ran and jumped into a nearby pond. One scrambled over the walls of the fort. When joke discovered, men wanted to whip the women; instead they had three fights with each other. (HAGY:232-33, citing statement of Mrs. Samuel Scott, c. 1850, Draper 1CC225)

File: HGY.NT1



    Created: 8/13/2017 8:11:54 PM
    Project: Digitizing Daniel Boone
    Creator: Faragher, John Mack
    ID: 27-40-20579-27791
    Permanent Link: https://sourcenotes.miamioh.edu/id?27-40-20579-27791


1970

James William Hagy, "The First Attempt to Settle Kentucky: Boone in Virginia," THE FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 44 (1970) 227-34

Keywords
None.
People
None.
Boone "talked his way into immortality." (Harriet Arnow, SEEDTIME ON THE CUMBERLAND (NY, 1960):114, quoted in HAGY:227)

File: HGY.NT1



    Created: 8/13/2017 8:12:43 PM
    Project: Digitizing Daniel Boone
    Creator: Faragher, John Mack
    ID: 27-40-20579-27792
    Permanent Link: https://sourcenotes.miamioh.edu/id?27-40-20579-27792


1970

James William Hagy, "The First Attempt to Settle Kentucky: Boone in Virginia," THE FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 44 (1970) 227-34

Keywords
None.
People
None.
"Perhaps it was the people of Blackmore's Fort who first recognized his [DB's] qualities. Whatever his situation might have been in 1773 [when he went unnoticed in the contemporary accounts of KENTUCKREMOVE1], it was considerably enhanced in 1775." (HAGY:233)

File: HGY.NT1



    Created: 8/13/2017 8:13:15 PM
    Project: Digitizing Daniel Boone
    Creator: Faragher, John Mack
    ID: 27-40-20579-27793
    Permanent Link: https://sourcenotes.miamioh.edu/id?27-40-20579-27793


1970

James William Hagy, "The First Attempt to Settle Kentucky: Boone in Virginia," THE FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 44 (1970) 227-34

Keywords
None.
People
None.
FILSON first reprint may have been in THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETT'S SUN, 6/30/1785 (HAGY:233n)

File: HGY.NT1



    Created: 8/13/2017 8:13:38 PM
    Project: Digitizing Daniel Boone
    Creator: Faragher, John Mack
    ID: 27-40-20579-27794
    Permanent Link: https://sourcenotes.miamioh.edu/id?27-40-20579-27794


1970

James William Hagy, "The First Attempt to Settle Kentucky: Boone in Virginia," THE FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 44 (1970) 227-34

Keywords
None.
People
None.
Indians who attacked were at first thought to be Cherokee, later shown to be Shawnee. (HAGY:230)

File: HGY.NT1



    Created: 8/13/2017 8:14:12 PM
    Project: Digitizing Daniel Boone
    Creator: Faragher, John Mack
    ID: 27-40-20579-27795
    Permanent Link: https://sourcenotes.miamioh.edu/id?27-40-20579-27795


1970

James William Hagy, "The First Attempt to Settle Kentucky: Boone in Virginia," THE FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 44 (1970) 227-34

Keywords
None.
People
None.
SQUIREBJR was lay preacher, probably founded "Brick Church," union congregation of Baptists and Methodists at Castle's Woods; short distance from Moore's Fort; founded about 1774, disbanded 1788; reesetablished later. (HAGY:233)

File: HGY.NT1



    Created: 8/13/2017 8:15:00 PM
    Project: Digitizing Daniel Boone
    Creator: Faragher, John Mack
    ID: 27-40-20579-27796
    Permanent Link: https://sourcenotes.miamioh.edu/id?27-40-20579-27796














    

SourceNotes
sourcenotes.miamioh.edu