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Robert and Richard Mendenhall
Posted by: Dave Wade (ID *****9838) Date: February 14, 2012 at 08:53:17
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Ran across the following and would like to know more about these two.
Pioneer Graves

This marks the burial place of a party of white settlers who were surprised in camp and slain by Indians at daybreak October 10, 1773. Those killed were James Boone, son of Daniel Boone; Henry Russell, son of Capt. William Russell; Robert and Richard Mendenhall, brothers; and another unnamed white man. Two escaped, Isaac Crabtree, a white man, and Adam a negro slave of Russell. Boone and Russell buried their sons and the others at the scene of the tragedy, and gave up temporarily the first effort of white men to settle Kentucky.
Erect July 10, 1951 by M. Wheeler Kesterson, a native of Lee County Virginia, age 59 years and a descendant of Mary Russell.

Marker at a pioneer cemetery.

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