Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Widow's Request

The petition of Eliza P. Hickman, widow, and the administratrix [John Smith was an administrator] of Captain Paschal Hickman,* who was killed at the battle of the river Raisin... .  ...Hickman furnished five, at least, of his men with valuable and first rate rifles, during their service, which terminated with the massacre at the river Raisin....that he furnished eight instead of five...that the rifles cost about forty dollars each.

Of these soldiers the names of only five appear, viz. Francis Slaughter, Overton Brown, George T. Johnson, Simon Kenton, and Lapsley McBride.


*Hickman County, Kentucky, was named after Captain Hickman

1 comment:

Dorene from Ohio said...

So interesting that you could locate so many details about something that took place in the 1800s!!