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[howard-family] Mordecai/William Howard

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    Draper Manuscripts, Series NN, Vol. 10, Pittsburgh and Northwestern Virginia Papers p. 99-100 Letter from John Redd to Mr. Draper, 30 Nov 1849, Henry County,
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      Draper Manuscripts, Series NN, Vol. 10, Pittsburgh and Northwestern Virginia
      Papers
      p. 99-100
      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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