Pt. Pleasant Veterans Who Settled Kentucky
Article from the
Post-Herald, Beckley, WV by Shirley Donnelly – 7 Oct 1965
one of the participants of the Battle of Point
Pleasant came from Albemarle, VA. During the Revolutionary War he was at Valley Forge, then with George
Rogers CLARK. After the War Joseph moved to KY.
& his brother, Lt. Hugh ALLEN
were from Staunton,
VA. James survived the battle. His 3 sons, John,
William& Hugh settled in KY. Hugh died in 1810 at the age of
94 years. He served as an elder in the Augusta Stone Presbyterian
Church for 64 years.
from Rockbridge Co, VA also participated in &
survived the ‘Battle’ moved with his wife, Mary McCLUNG, 7 sons &
daughters to Danville, KY, in 1784.
b. 22 Sept 1745, Rockingham Com VA d. 24 Sept 1815.
During the Revolution he helped Col. Isaac SHELBY plan the “Battle of
King’s Mountain” & win it. When the state of Franklin was
organized, SEVIER took oath as governor, 1785. Franklin is now
also from VA, was 15 at the time of the Battle of Pt.
Pleasant, from there he participated in the battle of King’s Mtn.
After the Revolution he migrated to KY where he commanded a regiment in
the U.S. Regular Army.
Four others that migrated to KY were
Capt. James MONTGOMERY
who died in 1799, owned land in Greenbrier &
Kanawha Co.s. 502 acres at the mouth of Campbell’s Creek at
in Col. CHRISTIAN’s command went southeast to
Bledsoe’s Lick in North Carolina. He was killed by Indians in
b. Berks Co, PA, married in NC, was in KY from 1769 to
1785, Pt. Pleasant 1786. Left for Missouri in 1799 where he died
fought the Battle of Pt. Pleasant & Revolution,
settled at Cooper’s Creek in 1790, later he sold the property to
Michael NEWHOUSE & moved to Mason Co. where he died
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