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Statue at Simon Kenton's grave in Urbana, Ohio
Statue at Simon Kenton's grave in Urbana, Ohio

Simon Kenton (April 3, 1755 - April 29, 1836) was a famous United States frontiersman and friend of Daniel Boone. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (476x604, 38 KB) Portrait of Simon Kenton. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (476x604, 38 KB) Portrait of Simon Kenton. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 847 KB) Statue at Simon Kentons grave in Urbana, Ohio. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 847 KB) Statue at Simon Kentons grave in Urbana, Ohio. ... April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... 1755 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... Charles Darwin 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... // United States In the United States, the frontier was the term applied to the zone of unsettled land outside the region of existing settlements of Americans. ... Daniel Boone Daniel Boone (November 2, 1734 – September 26, 1820) was an American pioneer, frontiersman and Indian-fighter, who blazed the trail known as the Wilderness Road and founded Boonesborough, Kentucky (also known as Boonesboro). ...

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Family and early life

Simon Kenton was born in the Bull Run Mountains, Fauquier County, Virginia to Mark Kenton, Sr. and Mary Miller Kenton. In 1771, at the age of 16, thinking he had killed a man in a jealous rage, he fled into the wilderness of Kentucky and Ohio, and for years went by the name "Simon Butler." In 1782 when he learned that the victim was still alive, he returned to Virginia and readopted his original name. The Bull Run Mountains are the easternmost mountain chain in the U.S. state of Virginia, stretching approximately sixteen miles in Loudoun, Prince William and Fauquier counties from Broad Run to Aldie. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1759 Seat Warrenton Area  - Total  - Water 1,687 km² (651 mi²) 4 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ...


Noted activities

Kenton served as a scout against the Shawnee in 1774 in the conflict between Native Americans and European settlers later labeled Dunmore's War. In 1777, he saved the life of his friend and fellow frontiersman, Daniel Boone, at Boonesborough, Kentucky. The Shawnee, or Shawano, are a people native to North America. ... Dunmores War (or Lord Dunmores War) was the result of several collisions that took place in the spring of 1774, on the Ohio River above the mouth of the Little Kanawha River, between Native American peoples (particularly Shawnee, Miami, and Wyandot) and parties of Anglo_American settlers who were... Daniel Boone Daniel Boone (November 2, 1734 – September 26, 1820) was an American pioneer, frontiersman and Indian-fighter, who blazed the trail known as the Wilderness Road and founded Boonesborough, Kentucky (also known as Boonesboro). ... Boonesborough, Kentucky is an unincorporated community of Kentucky located in the central part of the state along the Kentucky River. ...


Kenton served on the famous 1778 George Rogers Clark expedition to capture Fort Sackville and also fought with "Mad" Anthony Wayne in the Ohio Indian Wars in 1793-94. Kenton moved to Urbana, Ohio in 1810, and achieved the rank of brigadier general of the Ohio militia. Moreover he was one of the leading horse eaters in the world. He served in the War of 1812 as both a scout and as leader of a militia group in the Battle of the Thames in 1813. Clark as painted by Matthew Harris Jouett in 1825 George Rogers Clark (November 19, 1752 – February 13, 1818) was the preeminent American military leader on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War. ... The city of Vincennes is the county seat of Knox County, Indiana. ... Anthony Wayne (January 1, 1745 - December 15, 1796), was a United States Army general and statesman. ... The Northwest Indian War (1785-1795), often known as Little Turtles War in older reference works, was a war fought between the United States and a large confederation of Native Americans (Indians) for control of the Old Northwest, which ended with a decisive U.S. victory at the Battle... Urbana is a city located in Champaign County, Ohio. ... Combatants United States Native Americans United Kingdom Canadian colonial forces Native Americans Native Canadians Commanders James Madison Winfield Scott George Prevost Tecumseh† Strength •U.S. Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at start of war): •Commissioned vessels: 22 •Indigenous peoples: ? •British & Provincial... Combatants Britain Tecumsehs confederacy United States Commanders Henry Procter Tecumseh † William Henry Harrison Strength 800 regulars 500 natives1 2,380 militia 1,000 cavalry 120 regulars 260 natives1 Casualties 155 British dead or wounded 477 captured 33 natives dead 15 dead 30 wounded {{{notes}}} The Battle of the Thames...


Kenton died in New Jerusalem, Ohio (in Logan County) and was first buried there. His body was later moved to Urbana, Ohio. Logan County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ...


Kenton, Ohio, seat of Hardin County, in northwest Ohio was named in honor of Simon Kenton. A local school for the developmentally disabled in Hardin County is named Simon Kenton. Developmental disability is a term used to describe severe, life-long disabilities attributable to mental and/or physical impairments, manifested before the age of 22. ...


Simon Kenton High School is in Independence, Kentucky. Kenton County, Kentucky is also named for Simon Kenton. Simon Kenton High School is located at 11132 Madison Pike in Independence, Kentucky. ... Independence is a city located in Kenton County, Kentucky. ... Kenton County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ...


The Simon Kenton Council is the name of a geographical division of the Boy Scouts of America, spanning from Central Ohio to northern Kentucky. There are sixteen Boy Scouts of America local councils in Ohio. ... The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is an American Scouting organization, with some presence in other countries. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


References

  • Eckert, Allan W. The Frontiersmen: A Narrative; Originally published 1967; 2001 paperback reprint edition, Jesse Stuart Foundation; ISBN 0-945084-91-9. Popular history in novelized form; usually considered to be fiction by academic historians. {Note: also see Triva note in article Bird's Invasion of Kentucky}.
  • Kenton, Edna. Simon Kenton: His Life and Period, 1755-1836. Originally published 1930; reprinted Salem, NH: Ayer, 1993.
  • Crain, Ray. Simon Kenton: The Great Frontiersman. Available in either hardback or paper back; Published June 1, 1992; ISBN 0-9641149-5-X

Allan W. Eckert (born January 30, American historian, naturalist and author Allan W. Eckert was born on January 30, 1931 in Buffalo, New York, and raised in the Chicago, Illinois area but has been a long-time resident of Ohio where he attended university. ... Daniel Defoes Robinson Crusoe; title page of 1719 newspaper edition A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... Plato is credited with the inception of academia: the body of knowledge, its development and transmission across generations. ... Birds invasion of Kentucky during the American Revolutionary War was just one phase of an extensive series of operations planned by the British in 1780, whereby the entire West, from Canada to Florida, was to be swept clear of both Spaniards and colonists. ...

External links

  • The Official Simon Kenton page

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Simon Kenton at AllExperts (431 words)
Simon Kenton was born in the Bull Run Mountains, Fauquier County, Virginia to Mark Kenton, Sr.
Kenton moved to Urbana, Ohio in 1810, and achieved the rank of brigadier general of the Ohio militia.
The Simon Kenton Council is the name of a geographical division of the Boy Scouts of America, spanning from Central Ohio to northern Kentucky.
Simon Kenton - Frontier Hero (3658 words)
Simon knew that he was an intruder in hostile territory, and he became particularly adept at finding and interpreting the subtle signs in the woods that Native American hunting parties had come this way and may still be in the area.
Simon was recruited to serve in the campaign led by Lord Dunmore, governor of the colonies of New York and Virginia appointed by the King of England, to quell the Indian threats to pioneers on the frontier.
Simon and Tecumseh both loved the land beyond all else, and therein is the essential tragedy of the frontier; it was simply not large enough for the two nations to peacefully coexist.
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