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 Simon Kenton

Simon Kenton

Birth
Prince William County, Virginia, USA
Death 29 Apr 1836 (aged 81)
New Jerusalem, Logan County, Ohio, USA
Burial Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 2409 · View Source
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US Frontiersman. Known as a Ohio and Midwest hunter-explorer, he served as a scout during Lord Dunmore's War in 1774. By 1775, he moved to Boonesborough, Kentucky and for the next few years, worked as a scout for the settlement, often coming in contact with the local Indians and at one point saved the life of Daniel Boone. During the American Revolution, he participated in a number of military engagements against the British and Indians. In 1778, he joined George Rogers Clark on a successful expedition into the Illinois Country, to attack British outposts as well as Indian settlements. That same year he accompanied Daniel Boone in an attack on the Shawnee Indians' settlement of Chillicothe near Oldtown, Ohio and returned to service under George Rogers Clark as a scout in 1779. He settled near Maysville, Kentucky in 1794 and served in the militia under General Anthony Wayne and fought at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. In 1798, he moved to Ohio, became a Brigadier General in the Ohio Militia in 1805 and participated in the Battle of the Thames, Canada, during the War of 1812.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2409
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Simon Kenton (3 Apr 1755–29 Apr 1836), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2409, citing Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .