Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wallins Creek Harlan Ky. Heart of coal country abt 1900

One grandson said, "This was the year (abt 1780) the notorious half-breed Cherokee Chief Robert Benge . . .,"  went on the path of War. Because John Sevier and his followers had murdered his family, Benge came to Wallins Creek in Harlan County where his brother Joseph was living as a white-man. Benge wanted his brother to join him, but he refused.

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