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William Poage
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Birth: 1735, Ireland
Death: Sep. 3, 1778
Harrodsburg
Mercer County
Kentucky, USA

William Pogue, who was the husband of the famous Ann McGinty, was the handy man at Harrod's fork. He made noggins, piggins, trenchers, bowls, paddles, chairs, spinning wheels and looms that kept his wife and the other women busy. However he did not confine his skills to their needs, for he made the first plow that turned the first bluegrass sod in Kentucky, the reap hooks, hemp hunches, ox yokes, water yokes, frows and other utensils indispensable to pioneer life. One of the rarest collections of pioneer tools and utensils in the United States can be found in the cabin that bears his name (see picture). There are broadaxes with which the pioneers hewed timbers for their log cabins, and for their log forts. The frows and beetles were used to split the clapboards for their floors. Today this cabin house Old Fort Harrod State Park's broom maker. This comes from the brochure of Fort Harrod. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ann Kennedy McGinty (1735 - 1815)
 
 Children:
  Martha Poage Hanna (1772 - 1848)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fort Harrod Pioneer Cemetery
Harrodsburg
Mercer County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Sue P.
Record added: Jul 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93698371
William Poage
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William Poage
Added by: One 2 Wander
 
William Poage
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- One 2 Wander
 Added: Sep. 13, 2014
In honor of my 4th gr-grandfather
- Sue P.
 Added: Aug. 19, 2014

- Beth Hancock Cross
 Added: Aug. 18, 2014
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