Draper Manuscripts: Simon Kenton Papers, 1755-1836

Container Title
Draper Mss BB
Series: 1 BB (Volume 1)
Scope and Content Note: Draper notes and letters on Kenton's early life and associates in Virginia, present West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania from 1755 to 1777. Topics include the location of Logstown and Provance's Station in Pennsylvania; buffalo in West Virginia; data on the families and descendants of John Briscoe and James Wood in Virginia and West Virginia. From Robert Patterson's papers there is one original memorandum (1802) about Kentucky lands escheatable to Transylvania University, in which Thomas Williams, an early companion of Kenton, is listed.