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    American Frontiersman Simon Kenton Signed Kentucky Document Simon Kenton (1755-1836) American frontiersman. In 1771, believing he had killed a man, he fled westward, assuming the name Simon Butler. He settled in Boonesboro, Kentucky, in 1775 and defended the settlement against frequent Native American attacks; in one of these encounters he saved Daniel Boone's life. During the American Revolution he accompanied (1778) George Rogers Clark on his expedition to Kaskaskia and Vincennes and helped Boone in the raid on Chillicothe. He was later captured by the Native Americans, who brought him to the British in Detroit, but he escaped (1779) and again joined Clark as a scout. Learning that the man he thought he had killed was alive, he resumed his original name, and eventually settled (1799) in Ohio. Kenton was elected a brigadier general of militia in 1804 and served in the War of 1812 at the battle of the Thames. Document signed, one page, 8" x 13", April 6, 1795, Mason County, Kentucky. The document reads: "Know all men by these presents that I Simon Kenton of the County of Mason & State of Kentucky am held & firmly bound unto Thompson Ware of the County & State aforesaid in the Penal Sum of Three Hundred pounds Good & Lawfull money of Kentucky; I bind myself my heirs Exors, Admors and Assigns firmly by these presents sealed with my seal and dated this 6th day of April 1795. The Condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound Simon Kenton his Heirs Exors and Admors or assigns do shall well & truly pay unto the above named Thompson Ware his Heirs &c the just & full sum of One Hundred & fifty pounds in like money as mentioned above, on or before the 1st day of September next ensuing for & in consideration of 1000 acres of land sold the said Kenton then this obligation to be void else to remain in full force & virtue in Law. (signed) Simon Kenton." The document has water stains and splitting, but is still dark and readable with a great signature. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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