Kilgore's Station

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Summer 1782 Martin & Johnson capt. by Creek. J. escaped. M. captive for yr.

Where: 36.5494886 -86.7144406 Kilgore's Station

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  • GNIS GNIS record for Kilgore Station 36.5494886 -86.7144406, Robertson County.

  • Google Putnam, Albigence Waldo, History of Middle Tennessee, 1859. P.156.
    Several adventurous persons had erected a fort on the head-waters of Red River, near the Cross Plains, in Robertson County. The principal men were the Mauldins and Kilgores ; and the settlement was known as Mauldin's or Kilgore's Station. These "stationers" considered themselves so remote from the usual hunting-range of the Indians, that they rather rejoiced in the security. "All such rejoicing was vain." The savages were sure to find them out. They did so, and in one day killed two of their number, Mason and Hoskins. At the same time and place Sam Martin was captured. Sam was a quarrelsome person, and of bad character. There were no tears shed because Sam As a prisoner. All the women said, "Naught is never in danger," and the men concurred in sentiment, "A happy riddance ! Hope he will do them as much harm as he did us." Isaac Johnston was captured by the same party of Indians, and taken into the "Nation." He sought opportunity to escape, and happily succeeded. He returned to the Cumberland in safety, and reported that Sam was perfectly "at home" among the red men.

  • Google Ramsey, James Gettys McGready, The Annals of Tennessee, to the End of the Eighteenth Century: Comprising Its Settlement, as the Watauga Association, from 1796 to 1777; a Part of North-Carolina, from 1777 to 1784..., Lippincott, Grambo & Company, 185. P.456
    A settlement had been begun at Kilgore's Station, on the north side of Cumberland, on Red River. At this place Samuel Martin and Isaac Johnston, returning to the Blatt were fired upon by the Indians. They took Martin prisoner, and carried him into the Creek nation. He remained there nearly a year, and came home elegantly dressed, with two valuable horses and silver spurs. It was said, afterwards, that he had concerted with the Indians the time and place of the attack made by them, and that be was a sharer in the plunder. Isaac Johnston escaped and came home.
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