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TIP 268 SQUIRE BOONE'S STATION, BRYAN STATION AND McGEE'S STATION

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TIP 268 SQUIRE BOONE'S STATION, BRYAN STATION AND McGEE'S STATION

Sandi Gorin (View posts)
Posted: 11 Nov 1999 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 9:32AM GMT
Surnames: Boone, Bryant, Buckles, Cates, Doleman, Eastwood, Harris, Henton, Holt, Hughes, Kenton, McFadden, Nichols, Paul, Stapleton, Tyler, Vanmeter, Wickersham, Wright, Yunt, Webb, Johnson, Craig, Saunders, Cave, Hammond, Ficklin, Suggett, Nelson, Brooks, Nelson, Reynolds, Bell, Stucker, Tomlinson, Suggett, Lea, Tomlinson, Mitchell, Herndon, Atkinson, Graham, Wilcoxen, Field, Williams, Yocum, Ledgerwood, McBride, Todd, Johnson, Chinn, Johnson, Ellis, Grant, Reynolds, Bryan, Rogers, Lamond, Draper, Tomlinson, Bell, Beasley, Lay, Doak, Childress, Gayle, Adkins, Herndon, Gatewood, Campbell, Johnson, Guill, Vanlendingham, Bradley, Faulker, Singleton, Brooks, Turner, Ricords, Morgan, Miles, Breeden, Vaughan, Stoner, Graves, Young, Castle, Cantwell, Gottshall, Hogan, Williams, Forbis, McGee, McClure, Cooper, Woods, Clements, Rayborne, Proctor, Wade, McGuire, Stroud
Squire Boone’s Station was settled before 1781 by Squire Boone and was located where Shelbyville, KY is today, on Clerk Creek which is a branch of Brashear’s Creek. The following is a list of his company on 23 June 1780 – some of these were also stationed at what was known as the “Painted Stone” near Shelbyville:
Capt, Squire BOONE, Alex. BRYANT, John BUCKLES, Richard CATES, Chas. DOLEMAN, John EASTWOOD, Joseph EASTWOOD, Jeremiah HARRIS, John HENTON, Abraham HOLT, Morgan HUGHES, Evan KENTON, John McFADDEN, John NICHOLS, Peter PAUL, John STAPLETON, Robert TYLER, Abraham VANMETER, Adam WICKERSHAM, Jacob WICKERSHAM, Peter WICKERSHAM, James WRIGHT, George YUNT.

Bryan’s Station. Information taken from Virginia Webb Howard, author of Bryan Station Heroes and Heroines. The DAR dedicated a Memorial Wall at the station, located 5 miles northeast of Lexington in Fayette Co in 1896. It was placed to honor the women that made sacrifices at the station and the names engraved are: The Women Who Carried Water August 16, 1782: Jemima Suggett JOHNSON, Sally JOHNSON, Betsy JOHNSON, Sara Page CRAIG, Nancy CRAIG, Polly CRAIG, Lucy Hawkins CRAIG, Polly CRAIG, Frankney CRAIG, Polly Hawkins CRAIG, Sally CRAIG, Elizabeth Johnson CRAIG, Polly CRAIG, Nancy CRAIG, Jane Craig SAUNDERS, Polly SAUNDERS, Betsy SAUNDERS, Lydia SAUNDERS, Elizabeth Craig CAVE, Hannah CAVE, Polly CAVE, Fanny Saunders LEA, Sara Clement HAMMOND, Mary Herndon FICKLIN, Philadelphia FICKLIN, Mildred Davis SUGGETT, Harriet Morgan NELSON, Sarah Boone BROOKS. The men who defended the station are shown as: defenders on August 16, 1792 are: John CRAIG, John H CRAIG, Elijah CRAIG, Lewis CRAIG, Edward NELSON, Aaron REYNOLDS, Thomas BELL, Jacob STUCKER, Nicholas TOMLINSON, Philip CRAIG, Frank CRAIG, Frank CRAIG, Jeremiah CRAIG, Nicholas TOMLINSON, Philip CRAIG, Frank CRAIG, Jeremiah CRAIG, Elijah CRAIG, Hawkins CRAIG, Toliver CRAIG Sr and Jr, John CRAIG, William CRAIG, Nathaniel CRAIG, Toliver CRAIG, Elijah CRAIG, Whitfield CRAIG, Nathaniel SAUNDERS, John SAUNDERS, John SAUNDERS, Richard CAVE, Thomas FICKLIN, Joseph FICKLIN, John SUGGETT, Wainright LEA, John HAMMOND, John FICKLIN, William TOMLINSON, Richard MITCHELL, David MITCHELL, William MITCHELL, Dudley MITCHELL, Thomas HERNDON, Samuel HERNDON, Edward HERNDON, Zachariah HERNDON, Robert ATKINSON, James GRAHAM, Daniel WILCOXEN, Martin HAMMOND, Ezekiel FIELD, Wm FIELD, Elison WILLIAMS, John SAUNDERS, Jesee YOCUM, Wm LEDGERWOOD, James LEDGERWOOD, James MITCHUM, John MITCHUM, James McBRIDE. Other names include: Levi TODD, Richard JOHNSON, Sarah Bryan CHINN, William JOHNSON, William ELLIS, William GRANT, Mary Boone BRYAN, Aaron REYNOLDS, Betsey Johnson PAYNE, Joseph ROGERS, Bernard ROGERS, Jemima Suggett JOHNSON, Rebecca Grant LAMOND, William BRYAN, Joseph BRYAN, Elizabeth Boone GRANT, “Aunt Fifline”.

Many of the above names were not present during the siege. According to Joseph FICKLIN, Draper mss 13 C74 – Wisconsin Historical Society, there were 44 men in the fort, two of whom were Nicholas TOMLINSON and Thomas BELL who were sent to Lexington for help. The remaining 42 who had guns and were known as “fighting men”were left to defend the station. FICKLIN then named those remaining “starting as their houses stood, beginning with the big spring”: John WILLIAMS, Mr. BEASLEY Sr, Charles ---, John --- and his 3 sons, James, Mr LAY (sick), John CRAIG SR and his son Jr, Jeremiah CRAIG, Philip DOAK, David WILLIAMS, D SUGGETT (very old), John SUGGETT, Mr. CHILDRESS, Mr. ARNOLD, Mather GAYLE and his son, Isaiah, Jacob STUCKER, David STUCKER, David MITCHELL and his son David, John ADKINS, Wm TOMLINSON and Nicholas his son and Wm T. TOMLINSON, another son, Thomas FICKLIN, John FICKLIN, David HERNDON, Henry HERNDON, Mr. GATEWOOD, Mr CAMPELL at Col. JOHNSON’s, William CAMPBELL, John GUILL, Lewis VANLENDINGHAM, Mr. BRADLEY, Aaron REYNOLDS, Thomas BELL. The provider of these names later realized he had forgotten about half a dozen, those names not shown.

Other documents state that there were 43 fighting men and five too old to do service, 32 women and 64 children. Other names were added included who were either at the siege or contributed to the life there: Henry WILSON (Sur. File No. 30795, Pension Cert No 19290) who married Frances FAULKNER,daughter of John and Joyce CRAIG FAULKNER – she by tradition one who carried water. Also: Manoah SINGLETON (VA State Archives, I.P.D. 35); Sarah (Sally) Craig SINGLETON (daughter Toliver Sr and Polly H. CRAIG) and 8 of their 13 children (Bryan Station Heroes & Heroines, p. 92); Thomas BROOKS (Indian scout, Boonesborough and Bryan Station), William TURNER (Heroes & Heroines, p. 129); Martha RICORDS (same, p. 129); Lt. James SUGGETT (same, pp. 102-103); Jemima Spence SUGGETT (same, pp. 102-103); John ARNOLD (Draper mss 11 CC 245 and Heroes & Heroines, Draper mss 1 CC 241, p. 139); Elizabeth Hitt ARNOLD (his wife): Lewis ARNOLD (their son); James MORGAN (Ranck’s History of Lexington, KY, p. 94-95); Mrs. MORGAN (his wife, same reference); Jacob STUCKER Sr (VA State Archives, I.P.D. 25 and 36 and 95, 8th Report VA State Librarian, p. 423; Draper mss 13 C 74 – killed by Indians between 1779-80); Eve STUCKER (his wife); David STUCKER (son of above, born 176-; killed at Harmar’s Defeat in 1790); Jacob STUCKER Jr. (known as “Indian Jake”, born 1764, married Betsy ROGERS, lived later in Scott Co KY – his name is on the memorial wall); Philip STUCKER (son of above, born 1773 NC, md Mary McCLUKSY); Polly STUCKER (daughter of above, married Daniel WHITE); Margaret STUCKER, widow of George (Ref 8th Report VA State Library, p. 422 and VA State Archives I.P.D. 36); married secondly John MILES and 3rd Nathan BREEDEN); Margaret’s children (not named); Michael STUCKER (son of George and Margaret, born 1759 per 9th VA State Library Report and VA State Archives I.P.D. 36-166; married Nancy VAUGHAN, resided Woodford Co, KY, 12 in family, was pensioned, died Madison, IN): Rosanna STUCKER who married a STONER; Betty or Caty STUCKER who married George GRAVES; Polly STUCKER who married a YOUNG; John STUCKER who married Rebecca CASTLE; Henry STUCKER who married Jane CANTWELL; Jacob STUCKER (born 1768, married Sarah GOTTSHALL); James STUCKER (killed at Harmer’s Defeat 1790). Officers were shown as Captain William HOGAN, Captain James BRYAN, Lt. Thomas HERNDON, Ensign Peter WILLIAMS, Sgt. George FORBIS and 38 privates.

McGEE’s Station was in Bourbon County or Cove Spring (so shown), located near Georgetown Road, McGEE's Fork and McCLURE's Run – a branch of COOPER’s Run, built about 1776. Those at this station included: Abijah WOODS (1776); Roger CLEMENTS (1781); Ralph RAYBORNE (1781); Joseph PROCTOR (1782); Dawson WADE and his son James from Greenbrier Co VA (1784); John McGUIRE (soon after 1779); Nicholas PROCTOR (brother of Joseph, to KY in 1778, also at Boonesborough); STROUDS and McGEES, along with a Mrs. WILSON (later at Woodford Co). These names taken from various depositions. There was another McGEE’s station built by David McGEE. No data.

There are 4 more forts to be covered – Lexington, Ruddles (Hinkston’s and Licking), Logan’s (St. Asaph), and Bowman’s. If you have names of people at other forts I haven’t found information, please let me know! I have covered the other forts in previous posts, I’m looking primarily for names this time through!

(c) Copyright 11 November 1999, Sandra K. Gorin, All Rights Reserved, sgorin@glasgow-ky.com

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