Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series CC, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

John D. Shane interview with Mrs. Sarah Graham, ca. 1840s: Hugh McGary <married Matthias Yocum's oldest daughter Caty for his 2d wife. It was said he would go to see her, 2 miles off, while his 1st wife, who had been a widow Ray, mother of General Ray, lay sick: and that one of the boys -- Rays, as it was thought, used to stop him in the road, back and forth, and appear to him as a spectre, wrapped up in sheets, and talk to him of it, in the spirit of his present wife. (It was said the widow Ray could manage McGary where a whole army couldn't do it.) After he married her, whe would tongue him when she got in one of her tandrums. He would watch, sometimes 1/2 day, trying to slip round her; if he got a fair catch on her, he would hold her, till he got weary -- and say to her ["]O Caty! ain't you most done, I'm so tired["], but still continued his hold, till she would submit. "I've said all I want to say," or "I feel right easy," & then he would let her go. Her brother Jesse Yocum, before the battle of the Blue-Licks, would fall out with his father, tree him, & tell him now to shoot his d----d gourd. Were both behind trees.> 12CC45

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