Captain James Harrod’s Company Of Kentucky Pioneers

A List Of Captain James Harrod’s Company Of Kentucky Pioneers In The Flncastle County Battalion

In the spring of 1774, Captain James Harrod, a Pennsylvanian by birth, collected at the mouth of Grave Creek, now Moundsvllle, Marshall County, West Virginia, a party of thirty-one young men, for the purpose of making a settlement in Kentucky. Descending the Ohio to the mouth of the Kentucky river, they thence Journeyed through the wilderness to the Big Spring, now in Mercer county. Here they were engaged in founding Harrodsburg, the oldest town in Kentucky, when they were discovered by Daniel Boone and Michael Stoner who had been sent by Lord Dunmore to warn John Floyd, Deputy Surveyor of Flncastle county, Virginia, which then included all of Kentucky, together with his assistants, then at the Falls of the Ohio, that an Indian War was begun. Harrod and party abandoned their settlement, and proceeded to the Holston Valley, where he and twenty-seven of his men Joined the Fincastle Battalion, and with Christian, arrived at Point Pleasant the evening after the battle.


James Harrod Captain


James Blair
James Brown
Abraham Chapline
James Harlan
James Harrod
Thomas Harrod
John Clark
Evan Hinton
John Crawford
Isaac Kite
Jared Cowan
James Knox
John Cowan
James McCulloch
John Crow
Alexander Petrey
Azariah Davis
Azarlah Reece
William Fields
Jacob Sandusky
Robert Gilbert
Jonn Shelp
David Glenn
James Sodousky
Thomas Glenn
Benjamin Tutt
James Hamilton
James Wiley
Silas Harlan
David Williams
John Wilson

– Total 32

Thwaites, Reuben Gold. Documentary History of Dunmore's War, 1774. Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society. 1905.

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