Thursday, May 28, 2015

Ten Pre-State Conventions ( I.)

At Danville, from page x [Journal of the First Constitutional Convention of Kentucky] is listed:

"I. The First Convention was begun to be held on Monday, December 27, 1784.  Colonel William Fleming was elected President, and Thomas Perkins, Clerk.  Delegates to this convention were chosen from the several Militia Companies of the District."

A partial list of officers and men at the battle of Point Pleasant, Oct. 10, 1774 can be found in the reference titled Virginia Colonial Militia 1651 - 1776, edited by William Armstrong Crozier.  On page 89 it list William Fleming as one of the "Colonels" wounded at this battle.  [The commanding officer Brig-General Andrew Lewis was killed.]  A general listing of these troops can be found on pages 79 -94.  I suspect that many of these men were involved in the first few meetings surrounding the formation of the State of Kentucky.

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