TN Indian Depredations
- OK, the next to final draft of the Indian Depredations in TN 1791 & 1792 is
now on-line. I say next to final as I want to print out a copy and give it one
more last stare and compare this coming week against the film to see if I can
decipher some of the entries which I could not read the first two times.
My site URL is:
The document will be the first one under the "NEW" section of the main index
page. This has turned into more of a detective story than a simple transcript
than I imagined it would. Normally when transcribing names I will find a web
source to verify that my deciphering of the "old" writing is not in left
field. In this case, I got curious as to who some of the people were when first
names were not given and also the background information relative to the
attacks. Fortunately, the Web has some tremendous resources and I was able to
identify many and piece together some of the stories. What you see here is only
the first revision as I will be adding other data to the basic framework of the
extracted document which will be footnoted and sourced to fill in the gaps. I
also have some letters from Gov. Blount to transcribe as well as the reports
of Gen. Anthony Wayne on the Battles of Fort Recovery and Fallen Timbers.
Have fun looking at the links I provided in the introduction as the
contributors at the New River Notes, Sumner County, TN GenWeb, and Eastern TN have put
an awful lot of good data out there and deserve kudos.
Likely, when this work is finished, it will be contributed to another site.
Whether the site is affiliated with me remains to be seen. I have been in
intermittant conversations with a friend to start a history only site but work
demands on both our parts has kept that from getting off the ground. Hopefully
this winter we can get the ball rolling. Until then, we will have to tolerate
the pop-ups Ancestry has deemed its free sites deserve.
If I sound grumpy on the last, it is largely because I got slapped in the
face this morning with the loss of a modern convenience I had taken for granted!!
The bloody Sunday newspaper is not here!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A full pot of coffee
and all Sunday morning to play with and no paper!!
Best of wishes,
P.S. Another BIG reason to be grumpy!!! I just (5 minutes ago) had to turn
down two FREE tickets to the NASCAR race in town today. Excuse me while I go
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