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James Berry (1752-1822) & 'Uncle' Monk Estill
Posted by Roger David Hardesty on 3/29/2013, 12:58 am
In the March, 1782 'Battle of Small (or Little) Mountain,' since termed 'Estill's Defeat,' James BERRY
was wounded by Wyandot warriors. MONK/MUNK
became the first slave freed in what is now called Kentucky for his valor after being captured by natives. Following the battle, Monk (slave name ESTILL) carried Berry on his back to safety.
I am looking for descendants of the man who saved my 4x gr-grandfather's life. I am also asking for any anecdotes, tall tales, etc. about these Boonseborough residents.
I understand Monk's freedom papers are extant. I'm keenly
interested in having a peek at them.
Link: More at Hard Honesty
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