|Birth: ||May 28, 1748|
|Death: ||Jun. 30, 1838|
Niles Register, August 4, 1838.
Death of a Veteran
Died in Whitley County Kentucky on the 30th June last, Captain Charles Gatliff, aged about 90 years.
Captain Gatliff was an early adventurer to Kentucky. In 1779 he settled with his family in Logan's Station; he shortly after assisted in erecting Riddle's Station, and served upon the expedition commanded by Colonel Bowman against the Shawnees on Little Miami; they were defeated at Chillicothe.
In 1780, he was appointed Captain of Martin's Station, which was taken and destroyed by the British and Indians, under the command of Colonel Bird, of Detroit, and the inhabitants taken prisoners; his family, a wife and four children, were taken. He was absent at the time of surrender, and on his return joined to serve under Colonel Clark, being the second expedition from Kentucky. He was appointed a spy and pilot for the army by Colonel Logan; had a battle at Pickaway, and returned. He then took command of Bryan's Station, and after some short time, he was appointed a spy to ascertain the movements of the British and Indians at Limestone. After he returned, he relinquished all military service, and went to Virginia, in company with Colonel Logan and Colonel Daniel Boone. He returned in the Spring of 1781. Went to Virginia the Fall following. In 1783 he received intelligence of his family returning from captivity. He met them below Staunten, and returned with them to Kentucky, and settled in Baughman's Station. In 1786, he was appointed a spy and pilot by Colonel Logan, in which capacity he went against the Shawnees and Delawares combined. In 1788, he commanded as a spy against the Creeks. In 1790, he served as spy and pilot for Harmar's Campaign against the combined hostile tribes collected on the Miami of the Lakes, at the junction of the St. Joseph's and St. Mary's; during the expedition he was appointed to command the pioneers; they had a severe engagement with a loss of half of their men killed, in which he received a wound in the left shoulder; thence marched to Cincinnati and was disbanded.
He served in all the campaigns ever raised in Kentucky, with the exception of General Clarks, at the Blue Licks, in 1782. He was in four severa engagements. The different skirmishes, with the Indians is not known. He was a man of rare qualities; prid of the chase. The Indians viewed him as a deadly enemy whom they never could surprise. He was of a penetrating mind, manly, hospitable and kind, and died as he had lived much esteemed.
James Felix Gatliff (1722 - 1758)
Martha M. Farris Gatliff (1733 - 1799)
Christina McGuire Gatliff (1753 - 1807)
Rachel Cummins Gatliff (1775 - 1854)
Cornelius Greenfield Gatliff (1777 - 1836)*
Reece Braxton Gatliff (1779 - 1884)*
Christina Sis Gatliff (1780 - ____)*
Moses Gatliff (1783 - 1840)*
Aaron Gatliff (1785 - 1841)*
Sarah Louise Gatliff Farris (1787 - 1864)*
Elizabeth Gatliff Martin (1790 - 1856)*
Jane Gatliff Cox (1794 - 1874)*
Charles Gatliff Cemetery
Created by: Joshua Dykes
Record added: Sep 11, 2008
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