Squire Boone and Nicholas Meriwether: Kentucky Pioneers highlights the life of Squire Boone, whose actions and accomplishments on the Kentucky frontier were overshadowed by his more famous brother Daniel. The book contains a complete, thoroughly researched biography of Squire, who in 1780 established the first settlement in Shelby County, Kentucky, the Painted Stone Station. Ten years younger than Daniel, Squire was a fierce warrior while his brother was primarily a negotiator. Frontier history buffs will be interested in the relationship of these two brothers, who were closely associated with each other, especially during the early settlement years and during the Great Siege of Boonesborough in 1778. Also contained in the book is a full account of the famous "Long Run Massacre" of 1781, in which Indians attacked settlers fleeing from the Painted Stone Station. This book also describes the activities in Kentucky of Nicholas Meriwether, primarily a land locator, entrepreneur and settler, who arrived on the frontier by way of the Ohio River three or four years later than Squire. The reader will find Meriwether, who left a full written record, to be a man of unusual talents and complexity of personality. The author, Ronald R. Van Stockum, Sr., served for 30 years as a career officer in the regular Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Brigadier General. In 1970, he settled with his family at his wife's historic farm in Shelby County. Shortly after his arrival in Kentucky, he commenced a second career of eleven years' duration as an administrative officer at the University of Louisville. Van Stockum is a past President and past Interim Director of Louisville's nationally recognized Filson Historical Society.
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Book Description Ronald R. Van Stockum, Sr., 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110962757217
Book Description Ronald R. Van Stockum, Sr., 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0962757217