[howard-family] Mordecai/William Howard
- Draper Manuscripts, Series NN, Vol. 10, Pittsburgh and Northwestern Virginia
Letter from John Redd to Mr. Draper, 30 Nov 1849, Henry County, Virginia.
Mordecai Howard made an entry on Indian Creek in 1775 four miles below Brice
Martin's entry. It included a large old Indian field which he planted in
corn. He built a small cabin in which he occasionally slept, but he made his
home at Martin's Station which was 10 miles from where he made his entry.
Mordecai Hoard was wagonmaster in Braddock's Defeat in 1755. He took no part
in the Revolution on account of his advanced age although he was a great
patriot at heart, he was not called Col. His son William must be the one to
which you allude. Col. William Hoard emigrated to Tennessee many many years
ago and became a man of some distinction. Mordecai Hoard died on Smith's
River in the county of Henry, Virginia where he lived for many years. Hoard
was fleshy weiged some 200 pounds or more, fine personal appearance. Strong
natural mind. He raised 6 children, four sons and two daughters all of whom
have been (??) for many years. Col William Hoard has a son, Eldridge Hoard
now residing in East Tennessee near the Holston 6 or 8 miles from Kings Fort.
Mordecai Howard died in the year 1786.
p. 132 Mordecai Hoard went to Kentucky with Redd in 1780.
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