History of Coshocton County, Ohio; Its Past and Present, 1740-1881. Containing a Comprehensive History of Ohio a Complete History of Coshocton County a History of Its Soldiers in the Late War Biographies and Histories of Pioneer

History of Coshocton County, Ohio; Its Past and Present, 1740-1881. Containing a Comprehensive History of Ohio a Complete History of Coshocton County a History of Its Soldiers in the Late War Biographies and Histories of Pioneer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...years, living happily, though the Indians were very troublesome. ' I lived at a place called Carpenter's Station, one mile up Short creek. We had fine times; nothing to do but dance, and eat hominy, and guard ourselves. Then, after some years, I thought I would quit this kind of life, and go to work. I went down the river to Manchester, in this State (Adams county), and thought I would work for my living. I began to raise a crop, but had not been there long until a party of men came along who were going after some prisoners who had been taken on Flat river, Kentucky, about thirty women and children. Nothing would do, but I must go with them, and I at last agreed to do so. On the second, day we fell in with a party of Indians, and attacked them, and killed perhaps three. I shot one, who happened to be a white man, raised with the savages from a child, and was going to war then, to the mouth of the Scioto, to hack boats, steal property and kill people, as they had taken many boats there. In the above attack, I lost one man; he fell against me. His name was Joseph Jones, a fine soldier. Four of our party thought it best to run in the camp, with our knives and tomahawks, and did so, and lost Jones. It was in the night. Jones had not yet expired when I left him, but we had to run for our own safety, as we supposed there were more Indians near by. Sure enough, it-, vas so, and we returned home. I thought I would quit fighting the Indians, but in a short time they took three horses from me. Then my ambition was raised against them, and I started out with a party of surveyors, who were going to survey the Virginia Military Land, beyond the Scioto, and lay out, without fire, sixty odd nights, with one blanket. The greater part of the time, there was snow....show more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,016g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236581806
  • 9781236581808