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Uriah Stone, :"Long Hunter"
Posted by: Ken Haas (ID *****6697) Date: June 11, 2004 at 09:46:11
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Uriah Stone was one of the famous "long hunters" who ventured into the wilderness of what today are Tennessee and Kentucy when these areas were home to only native Americans.

Because of one of his trips to Middle Tennessee. it is said Stone River,site of a great battle of our Civil War, was named for him

In 1787, Uriah acquired land "by right of settlement" in Wright's Valley on the Bluestone . Involved in the transaction were members of a McGuire family. Other notes indicate Uriah had been there also in 1764.

Even earlier, in 1777. his name appeared as an oath-taker on a list of James Robertson. Also on these lists were Israel and two Jacob Harmans, Sr and Jr. James Moore and George Peery. These names suggest an area where Tazewll County is located.

Uriah also appeared in a militia company captained by James Moore with George Peery as Lt.

I cammot be positive that this man is the same man as the long hunter but the circumstances and time frame seem to fit.

- Ken

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