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Simon Kenton

Born: Apr 3, 1755

Death: Apr 29, 1836

Birthplace: Fauquier County

Nationality: United States

Simon Kenton

Date of Birth : Apr 3, 1755
Date of Death : Apr 29, 1836
Birth Place : Fauquier County

Simon Kenton was a famous United States frontiersman and soldier in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. He was a friend of Daniel Boone, Simon Girty, Spencer Records, Thomas S. Hinde, Dr. Thomas Hinde, and Isaac Shelby. He served the United States in the Revolution, the Northwest Indian War and the War of 1812. Surviving the gauntlet and ritual torture, in 1778 he was adopted into the Shawnee people. He married twice and had a total of ten children.

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