Mason County, West Virginia

Miscellaneous Data

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.

James ALLEN & 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.

Samuel McDOWELL,
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 Tennessee.

William RUSSELL,
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

James KNOX

who died in 1799, owned land in Greenbrier & Kanawha Co.s.  502 acres at the mouth of Campbell’s Creek at Malden.
Anthony BLEDSOE,
in Col. CHRISTIAN’s command went southeast to Bledsoe’s Lick in North Carolina.  He was killed by Indians in 1788.
Daniel BOONE,
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 in 1820.  

Leonard COOPER
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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