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

Indian Killing
Kentuck War
John D. Shane interview with Jacob Stevens, ca. 1840s: Knew Hugh McGary well, for his second wife was Caty Yocum, sister of Steven's wife. McGary was first married to widow Ray, and was step-father to her boys. In the spring of 1779 William Ray was killed by Indians while fixing a sugar camp; they cut his body in pieces and stuck them on the bushes. As a result, McGary's wife took sick and never recovered. Soon thereafter, Harrodsburg was attacked. <McGary killed an indian that he found had his step-son's shirt on, and cut him up and fed him to the dogs.> [Shane comment: It was the terrible thing the Indians had done to his step-son <what made him so fierce against the indians.>] 12CC136

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