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From: Sandi Gorin <>
Subject: TIP #267 - GRANT'S FORT, BUSH SETTLEMENT, ESTILL'S STATION, STRODE'S STATION
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 1999 06:46:48 -0600


GRANT'S FORT:
This fort was located in Bourboun County, near the Fayette County line. It
was erected in 1779 by Col. John GRANT and Capt. William ELLIS who was the
military leader of the Traveling Church. It was built to hold 20-30
families who had come to Bryan Station. Indians, sixty of them, attacked
this fort, known as the BYRD's party, in June, 1780. The fort was burned
but no prisoners were taken. Forty men from Bryan's Station went to help
and found two men, both named STUCKER and a woman named MITCHELL killed.
James INGLES, Jr. was born at Grant's Fort in November, 1779. In 1784 the
fort was rebuilt but the GRANT family sold out to the INGLES and moved away
from the fort. The site was approximately 1 ½ miles from the Antioch
Christian Church near the border of Fayette County. One Timothy PEYTON was
shot by the Indians about ½ mile from the fort. James STARK carried him to
the fort where he later died. Peyton's Run is named for him. John GRANT
wrote a letter dated 24 April 1780 to Col. John TODD who was a delegate at
Harrodsburg. In the letter he listed the follow citizens of Grant's Fort:
John TAMPLIN, John JACKSON, John VanCLEAVE, George STUCKER, Samson
CULPEPER, Stufel STUCKER, Philip DRAKE, Christopher HARRIS, Wm. VanCLEAVE,
Manoah SINGLETON, Thos. GILBART, Wm LILEY, Wm LOVING, Robert HARRAS, Jas.
ROWLAND, Josiah UNDERWOOD, Frederick HUNTER, Wm. MORRASON, James GRAY,
Henry MILLER, Stephen MURPHY, Michael STUCKER, Esmond LILLEY, George
STUCKER and son, John VanCLEAVE and sons, Samson HOUGH and Wm. Ellis. Mr.
Charles STAPLES stated that there were 6 or 7 more at the fort whose names
couldn't be remembered. It is known that George SUMMITT in 1784 of
SUMMITT's Station was living there in 1780 and visited STURGIS Station on
Bear Grass in 1780.

BUSH SETTLEMENT: This settlement was located in Clark County, KY and the
following settlers are shown as coming with Capt. William BUSH, settling on
lower Howard's Creek there: Fielding BUSH, Ambrose BUSH, Philip BUSH,
Francis BUSH, Henry CAIN, Robert CLARK, Ambrose CHRISTY, Joel EMBRY, Elder
Robert ELKIN, Smallwood ECKTON, Richard FRENCH, George GORDON, Nicholas
GEORGE, John GEORGE, Lewis GRIGSBY, John HALYARD, Nathaniel HAGGARD, James
HODGKIN, James HAGGARD, David HAMPTON, Richard JONES, Allen NEIL, Elder
James QUISENBERRY, Joel QUISENBERRY, John QUISENBERRY, Roger QUISENBERRY,
Tandy QUISENBERRY, Nathaniel RAGLAND, John RIED, Robert RICHARD, James
RAGLAND, Sr, James RAGLAND, Jr, Joseph STEVENS, Wm TATE and Wm WILLS. These
names were taken from a chart made from surveys in the court records of
Clark County by S. J. CONKWRIGHT and S H RUTLEDGE.

ESTILL'S STATION. This station was settled by Captain James and Samuel
ESTILL and was located about three miles southeast of Richmond, KY in
Madison County, 1781. Captain James ESTILL and his men were defeated and
murdered by Indians on March 22, 1782 on Hinkston Creek two miles from the
present town of Mt. Sterling. There reportedly were nine families in this
station on April, 1801, and by that fall the following were there: James
and Samuel ESTILL, Nicholas PROCTOR, Thomas WARREN, David LYNCH, Peter
WALKER, John COLEFOOT, James PROCTOR, George ROBINSON, Thomas MILLER, David
GASS, Michael SHERLY, James HAMILTON and Green CLAY. Jesse HODGES, Peter
HACKETT, Michael BEDINGER, John WEBBER, Stephen HANCOCK, John SOUTH, Sr,
were also there at different times. These names taken from the Kentucky
Historical Register and Fayette and Bourbon Co KY depositions.

STRODE'S STATION: This station was built by Capt. John STRODE in Clark
County, KY in 1779. It was attacked on 1 March 1781. It was located about 2
½ miles from Winchester on the Lexington Road and in the northeast corner
of the present junction of this road and the Clintonville Road. Excavation
was done there in 1926 and the chimney rocks were located covered by sod.
At the time of the siege the following were present: Robert TAYLOR, Jacob
SPAHR, brother of Mathias, Old Barney MITCHELL (he stayed about 2 years and
went back to Virginia never to return), Old man John CONSTANT (wounded
after HARMORS defeat), Frederick and Benedict COUCHMAN (Frederick died on
the other side of Winchester and Benedict moved off on the Ohio toward
Yellow Banks), Capt. Jas DUNCAN (later lived on Kennedy's Creek), a BAKER
(it is noted that two brothers went off one night and didn't hear from them
for 10-12 years - went to Blue Ridge - not clear if this means more than
one BAKER there), Joe DARKS (killed by Indiana or a white man out at Mud
Licks); Old Man Patrick MOONEY ("my father-in-law" - unknown who was giving
deposition), John HART, Patrick DONALDSON, Joshua MENNET (BENNETT), John
KIRK, Two CLINKENBEARDS (one appears to be Wm), Stephen BILES (BOYLE),
Mathias SPAHR, John DOUGLAS, Jimmy BAITHIS, Granny WEST, Joshua STAMPER, Mr
DUMPFORD (a Dutchman), old Pressley ANDERSON, John RICE (a single singing
teacher), John DOUGLASS (married), John McINTYRE, John HART, Frederick
COUCHMAN, Samuel TAYLOR, John KIRK (he and John CLINKENBEARD and brother
had been ordered to Boonesborough to guard the Tories), Pressley ANDERSON,
Joshua BENNETT, James BAITHY, Wm BENNETT, Joshua BAKER, another BAKER,
another BAKER, Major Geo. M. BEDINGER, Stephen BOYLE, Isaac CLINKENBEARD,
Michael CASSIDAY, John CONSTANT, Benedict COUCHMAN, Frederick COUCHMAN,
Patrick DONALDSON, Polly DONALDSON, Mrs. Pat DONALDSON, James DUNCAN,
Joseph DARK, another DUMPHARD, John DOUGLASS, Mrs. John DOUGLASS, David
FOSTER, Capt. John FLEMING, John HART, James HOWARD, David HUGHES, Peter
HARPER, Mrs HARPER, James HARPER, HARPER girls, James MORGAN, John MORGAN,
Patrick MOONEY, Mrs Patrick MOONEY and daughter, Evan MORGAN, an ORCHARD,
Richard PILES, Thomas PARCIN, John RICE, another RICE, Wm RAYBURN, Geo
REYNOLDS, Capt. John STRODE, Sr, Mrs. John STRODE and children, Joshua
STAMPER, Mrs. Joshua STAMPER, Col. Wm. SUDDUTH, Mr and Mrs SCONCE, Jacob
SPAHR, Matthias SPAHR, Rebecca SPAHR, Matthias SPAHR Jr, Van SWEARINGEN,
Major Thomas SWEARINGEN, Col. Van SWEARINGEN, SWEARINGEN'S male slave,
Cuthbert STEEL, Enos. TERRY, a TANNER, Samuel TAYLOR, John TAYLOR, Robert
TAYLOR, Granny WEST. Other forts founded from residents at Strode's Sation
included HOOD's and RODGER'S in Clark County; MORGAN'S and CASSIDAY'S in
Montgomery County and in Fleming Co-STOCKTON'S, FLEMING's and CASSIDAY's.
Most of the above taken from Draper Mss Statements of John CLINKENBEARD.

NOTE: A diagram of Strode's Station was given. On the west side of the
station, north to south were the cabins of Col John STRODE, Stephen BOYLE,
Mathias SPHAR, John DOUGLASS, BRITHIS, Granny WEST, Joshua STAMPER, DUMFORD
and Pressly ANDERSON. Going west to east on the south side were John RICE
(southwest corner) - the gate - and E. BASTEAN (southeast corner). On the
east side from the south to north were W. CLINKENBEARD, Robert TAYLOR,
Jacob SPHAR, Barney MITCHELL, Capt. John CONSTANT, F & B COUCHMAN, Capt.
James DUNCAN, John and Joshua BAKER, Joe DARK and Patrick MOONEY (northeast
corner). On the north from east to west was: John HART, Patrick DONALDSON,
Joshua BENNETT, John KIRK and William CLINKINBEARD, returning to Col John
STRODE on the northwest corner.

To be continued next week with Squire BOONE's Station.

(c) Copyright 4 November 1999, Sandra K. Gorin, All Rights Reserved,



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