Person:Simon Kenton (1)

Simon Kenton
m. JAN 1737
  1. William Kenton1737 - 1822
  2. Mary Kenton1740 -
  3. Jane KentonABT 1742 - AFT 1824
  4. Frances KentonABT 1744 - ABT 1778
  5. Mark Kenton, Jr.1749 - 1785
  6. John Kenton1751 - 1829
  7. Benjamin Kenton1752 - ABT 1776
  8. Simon Kenton1755 - 1836
  9. Nancy KentonABT 1759 -
Facts and Events
Name Simon Kenton
Alt Name[4][6] Simon Butler, (alias)
Gender Male
Birth[2][4] 13 Apr 1755 Fauquier County, Virginia
Residence[4] 1771-1799 Kentucky, United States
Reference Number? Q7519108?
Death[1][2][4] 29 Apr 1836 Logan, Ohio, United Statesnear Zanesville
Burial[1][2] 1865 Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana, Champaign, Ohio, United StatesRemains originally buried in Logan County were reinterred in Oakdale Cemetery, and a monument was erected in 1884

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Grave Recorded, in Find A Grave.

    [Includes monument photo.]

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Biography, in Ohio History Central website.

    ... In 1836, Kenton died in Logan County near Zanesfield and was buried there. In 1865, his remains were moved to Urbana. The state of Ohio constructed a monument to mark his grave in 1884. ...

  3.   Calendar of the Kentucky papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts. (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1925).

    Draper Manuscripts: Simon Kenton Papers, 1755-1836
    Volume 3 - Scope and Content Note: Mainly Draper notes and correspondence on Kenton's life from 1780 to 1790. The material pertains particularly to Benjamin Logan's expedition into Ohio in 1786 and to persons associated with Kenton in the 1780s: the Shawnee chief Blue Jacket, Michael Cassidy, John Edwards, Thomas Kelsey, James Livingston, John McIntyre, David Tygart, Michael Tygart, Cornelius Washburn, and Nicholas Washburn. Original documents include an authorization for a land survey in 1785 signed by Kenton and an agreement (1831) for the lease of Livingston's black slaves in Kentucky.

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Recorded, in Smith, Zachariah Frederick. The History of Kentucky: from its earliest discovery and settlement, to the present date ... its military events and achievements, and biographic mention of its historic characters. (Kentucky: Courier-journal job printing Company, 1892), 26, 59, 361.

    ... He was born of an Irish father and a Scotch mother, in Fauquier county, Virginia, April 13, 1755, ...
    ... [abt 1771, fearing he had killed a man in a jealous rage] he changed his name to Simon Butler. ...

  5.   Simon Kenton, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

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    Simon Kenton (April 3, 1755 – April 29, 1836) was a famous United States frontiersman and soldier in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. He was a friend of Daniel Boone, Simon Girty, Spencer Records, Thomas S. Hinde, Dr. Thomas Hinde, and Isaac Shelby. He served the United States in the Revolution, the Northwest Indian War and the War of 1812. Surviving the gauntlet and ritual torture, in 1778 he was adopted into the Shawnee people. He married twice and had a total of ten children.

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  6. Allen, William B. A history of Kentucky, embracing gleanings, reminiscences, antiquities, natural curiosities, statistics, and biographical sketches. (Green Co. Historical Society, 1967), 33.

    ... Next to Boone, as one of the principal actors in the first settlement of Kentucky, the name of the justly renowned Simon Kenton deserves to be ranked. ... [more]