Saturday, June 6, 2015

Tory Proprietors of Kentucky Lands

Capital Of Kentucky

The Tory Proprietors of Kentucky Lands

From the days of its earliest settlement down through the American Revolution, the Kentucky country was the scene of proprietary projects or hostile activities by Loyalists, several of whom were first connected with Fort Pitt and afterward with the British post at Detroit.

In the following June [1774] the deputy superintendent of Indian affairs at Fort Pitt, Capt. Alexander McKee, was recompensed for his services in the French and Indian War by a grant of two thousand acres...on the south branch of Elkhorn Creek. It was probably about the same time that Simon Girty...secured three tracts of three hundred acres each all in the Kentucky country.

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