SIMON KENTON spent his final years in Zanesfield, Ohio. He looked back on many exciting adventures and close calls during his lifetime. Yet he faced his own death fearlessly because years before he had settled matters with God.
In 1808 Simon Kenton, concerned about his sinful soul, attended a Methodist-Episcopal camp meeting. Privately, he confessed to the preacher that he had killed many men in his 53 years. He feared that God could not accept such a sinful one as he was. When Rev. Bennett Maxey explained that God's mercy was poured out for sinners in Christ's death and resurrection, Simon claimed God's forgiveness for himself. When the Lord saved him, Simon jumped up and ran shouting to tell the wonderful news to his wife, relatives and friends.
Famous Indian Fighter Makes His Peace
by Karen Meyer
SIMON KENTON should be as famous as his friend and fellow
frontiersman, Daniel Boone. In fact, Kenton is credited with saving
Boone's life during an early Shawnee raid on Boonesboro. Readers of
Conflict at Chillicothe and Battle at Blue Licks will enjoy seeing
Kenton in action.
The Shawnees knew Kenton well. He had killed many Shawnee braves as he roamed across the Ohio Valley frontier. They rejoiced when they captured him, running him through many gauntlets before condemning him to die. Only the intervention of Simon Girty, a "renegade" white man who had great stature among the Shawnees, kept Kenton alive.
In my book, Conflict at Chillicothe, Simon Kenton plays a key role. Simon kept many a Kentucky settler alive through his skill as a woodsman. My character Joshua met this famous frontiersman when Kenton scouted for the army of Kentuckians who invaded Shawnee territory in 1780.
Simon Kenton's knowledge of Indian ways kept him in demand during the turbulent times of the Revolutionary War. He took part in battles alongside other famous leaders of his time, such as George Rogers Clark, Daniel Boone, and General Anthony Wayne. Kenton rose to the rank of brigadier general in the Ohio militia in 1805. Later he led men into Canada for the Battle of the Thames. During this battle, the Shawnee chief Tecumseh lost his life.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8
T E L L I N G T H E S T O R Y O F T H E O H I O F R O N T I E R
THE OHIO FRONTIER HISTORY LADY
Karen Ruth Meyer
CONFLICT AT CHILLICOTHE
A big decision. An epic journey. A life-changing adventure.
Settlers fear the Shawnee Indians at Chillicothe. Joshua is about to learn why. For Joshua Stewart and his family, the Kentucky frontier is their promised land. It’s a fresh start away from the difficulties of Virginia. It’s an opportunity to own as much land as they care to claim. It’s a chance of a lifetime, a dream come true. The only problem is getting there.
Will the Stewarts overcome the hardships that await them in the mountains of Pennsylvania? Will they survive the dangers of the Ohio River? And when the Shawnee Indians attack, will Joshua’s faith in the Lord be enough to save him?
Juvenile Historical Christian Fiction
Ages 8-12 (3rd Grade and Up)
Now Available in AudioBook
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Teachers--would a Simon Kenton biography fit into your lesson plans? If yes, I would love to hear about it.