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Re: MICHAUX, Andre' French Botanist
Posted by: Patrice (Fulton) Stark Date: July 23, 2001 at 13:46:00
In Reply to: MICHAUX, Andre' French Botanist by Iva of 97

Is botanist André Michaux connected to the Michaux families who settled in the Buffalo Creek area of Prince Edward Co, VA?

"In July, 1793, George Rogers Clark collected £3,000 sterling to finance a plan to conquer Louisiana. Clark was supported by Kentuckians Benjamin Logan and Gov. Isaac Shelby. Virginian, Thomas Jefferson, arranged for letters of introduction for French botanist Michaux. An expedition was prepared, ostensibly to study plants, in truth to send support to Clark and his men.
Associated with Michaux was Charles DePaun and Samuel Fulton, who served as agents of supply. Fulton collected 15,000 pounds of bacon, 20 barrels of flour and 600 pounds of lard when the whole project was called off."

Ref: Kozee, Wm. C. A.B., LI. B. "Pioneer Families of Eastern and South Eastern Kentucky," (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company), 1973.

Patrice (Fulton) Stark
Lone Tree, Colorado


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