By Lowell H. Harrison, James C. Klotter

ISBN-10: 081312008X

ISBN-13: 9780813120089

" the 1st finished historical past of the nation because the booklet of Thomas D. Clark's landmark heritage of Kentucky over sixty years in the past. a brand new historical past of Kentucky brings the Commonwealth to lifestyles, from Pikeville to the acquisition, from Covington to Corbin, this account unearths Kentucky's many faces and deep traditions. Lowell Harrison, professor emeritus of heritage at Western Kentucky college, is the writer of many books, together with George Rogers Clark and the battle within the West, The Civil battle in Kentucky, Kentucky's highway to Statehood , Lincoln of Kentucky, and Kentucky's Governors.

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As a young man he read law, was admitted to the bar, and in 1768-73 served as an associate justice of the colony's superior court. Able and ambitious, Henderson suffered financial losses during the Regulators' Rebellion in 1770-71, and hk turned his attention to the West, where he thought he might recoup his losses. Henderson dreamed of an empire, not merely a big estate, and for such a project he needed more money than he had. He started with a group called Henderson and Company, but on A NEW HISTORY OF KENTUCKY August 27, 1774, he enlarged it into the Louisa Company, backed by such investors as Thomas and Nathaniel Hart and John Williams.

James Boone and Henry Russell, sons of the expedition's leaders, were wounded and then tortured until they pleaded for death. The other two parties were not molested, but after considerable discussion they decided to turn back. Some of them went all the way back to the North Carolina homes they had so recently left. Boone would not abandon his hopes of living in Kentucky, and his family retreated only to a cabin in Clinch Valley. The first effort to establish a settlement in Kentucky had failed, but the pressure for opening the region continued.

Asaph, named by a Welshman to honor the date of the canonization of a Welsh monk. Floyd was the first leader at St. Asaph,but he was often away on surveying duties. Logan's leadership abilities were so evident that he was soon recognized as the settlement's leader, and the locale was usually called Logan's Station or Logan's Fort. Logan was an imposing figure: just over six feet tall, he weighed nearly 180 pounds, and he was very strong. Usually quiet and prudent, Logan was one of the best roughand-tumble fighters in Kentucky.

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