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100 Years Ago - Judge Baker writes of Col. Daniel Trabue
So many interesting details about Daniel Trabue, including "He was also one of the organizers of the Baptist church in Columbia as the minutes show and was commissioned by the Governor of the State and served as Sheriff of the county. He died in Green county Sept., 10th 1840. . . and of interest today to those who might want to put a religious connotation on alcholic beverages, the passages below show that "the other Dan," as Vonnie Kolbenschlag refers to this early settler and Baptist Church founder, describes below one of Daniel Trabue's transaction with a sutler for some rum and brandy.
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From late January through early November, 1918, Judge H.C. Baker presented to readers of the Adair County News a series of 41 lengthy vignettes under the umbrella title "Sketches of Adair County."
The fourth such sketch, published in the February 13, 1918 edition of the paper, dealt with the life and times of Col. Daniel Trabue. Colonial Men and Times, mentioned in the opening paragraph, below, likely was a major source of information for Judge Baker's article. This volume, published in 1916 (Innes & Sons, Philadelphia) is viewable online as a pdf; to locate, use the title and the expression "Daniel Trabue" as the search terms.
The following is a transcription of the Col. Trabue sketch. By design, an aside within this narrative dealing with an incident in the life of Capt. (later Col.) Daniel Boone has been excluded. Capitalization (or lack thereof) and spellings are maintained as published in the newspaper.
Wrote Judge Baker:
Col. Daniel Trabue, who was one of the first Justices of the Courts and one of the founders of the town of Columbia, was born in Chesterfield county, Virginia, March 31, 1760, and was a revolutionary soldier. His declaration for a pension appears upon the record book for the year 1832, in which is a short narrative of his services. In addition he left a journal of his life as a soldier and as a pioneer to Kentucky, the original manuscript, now in possession of the Wisconsin State Historical Society. This journal comprising about one hundred and fifty pages of printed matter is given in full in "Colonial Men and Times" edited by Lillie DuPuy Vanculin Harper, of Philadelphia, Penn., one of his descendants. In it can also be found the genealogy with brief sketches of the early Trabue and Haskins families. Some of whose descendants are in this, Green and Taylor counties.Compiled by long-gone JIM, a product of the Sacred Triangle of Sano-Ono-Esto, where the sale of spirits is once again legal, whose literary skills are a challenge to Mark Twain, and who is the embodiment of a living library of Alexandrian proportions on all matters Russell County, Adair and Warren Counties and Ohio. - EW
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