02 May 2008

Revolutionary War Veterans' Marker In Woodford County, Kentucky

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An interesting genealogical account of William Kinkead (the 4th Revolutionary War veteran listed on the placque at the Pisgah Presbyterian Church, Versailles, Woodford Co., Kentucky, can be found here. Alexander Black's family history can be found here.

There is a Revolutionary War veteran's/widow's pension (#W8769) found at HeritageQuest (online) that states Samuel Stevenson died 17 December 1825. He married Jane on 23 May 1771 in then county of Augusta, Virginia. He was in the VA line of the military and was part of Capt. William McConnell's company as well as Col. Benjamin Logan's in the Battle of Miami and also part of Captain James Brown's company. Samuel moved to the territory of Virginia, now the State of Kentucky, on 27 October 1779, more specifically "to the county of Fayette where Lexington now stands."

HeritageQuest also has a file for William Martin, stating that he was born in Augusta, VA, in 1762 and married 13 April 1799 in Pendleton Co., KY, Letitia McClanahan, daughter of John. She died 5 July 1853 in Woodford Co., KY. William Moved to Lexington, Kentucky in 1779 and in the spring of 1780 enlisted and served in the fort at Lexington as a private and Indian spy in Captains John Morrison's, William McConnell's and Robert Patterson's companies Colonel John Todd's and Robert Patterson's (formerly his captain) Virginia Regiments, was out on many scouting, ranging and spying expeditions and the campaign in Col. Logan's regiment under General George Rogers Clark on the Big Miami River and took many Indian towns; he returned to the fort at Lexington and served until 1784. He died 13 Apr 1836 in Woodford Co., KY.

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