Scott County, Kentucky

Scott Countians at Bryan Station

Collins History of Kentucky states that Bryan, or Bryant, Station "was about five miles northeast of Lexington, on the southern bank of the north fork of Elkhorn;
settled by the Bryans in 1779, but a cabin had been built by Joseph Bryan, father-in-law of Col. Daniel Boone, in 1776." The history of Bryan Station included a
number of Indian attacks. In one such attack the women listed below prevented the firey destruction of the station in 1782 by carrying buckets of water from the
spring to the station.

Women's names on a memorial wall at Brian Station Spring are:
Jemima Suggett Johnson
Sally Johnson
Betsy Johnson
Sara Page Craig
Betsy Ann Craig
Sally Craig
Nancy Craig
Polly Craig
Lucy Hawkins Craig
Polly Craig
Frankey Craig
Polly Hawkins Craig
Sally Craig (should be Sally Craig Singleton)
Elizabeth Johnson Craig
Polly Craig
Nancy Craig
Jane Craig Saunders
Polly Saunders
Betsy Saunders
Lydia Saunders
Elizabeth Craig Cave
Hannah Cave
Polly Cave
Fanny Saunders Lea
Sara Clement Hammond
Mary Herndon Ficklin
Philadelphia Ficklin
Mildred Davis Suggett
Harriet Morgan Nelson
Sara Boone Brooks.
Betsy Johnson was the daughter of Col. Robert and Jemima Suggett Johnson.
Polly and Frankey Craig were the daughters of Mrs. Sara Page Craig
Sally Craig Singleton was the daughter of Mrs. Polly Hawkins Craig, wife of Toliver Craig, Sr.
Polly and Nancy Craig were the daughters of Toliver Craig, Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth Johnson Craig.
Polly, Betsy and Lydia Saunders were the daughters of John Saunders and his wife, Jane Craig Saunders.
Hannah and Polly Cave were the daughters of Richard Cave and his wife, Elizabeth Craig Cave.
Fanny Sanders Lea was the wife of Wainright Lea.
Sara Clement Hammond was the wife of John Hammond.
Harriet Morgan Nelson was the wife of Edward Nelson.
Philadelphia Ficklin was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Herndon Ficklin.
Mildred Davis Suggett was the wife of John Suggett.

Men at the Station:
Robert Adkinson
Thomas Bell
Reuben Cave
Richard Cave
Benjamin Craig
Elijah Craig
Frank Craig
Hawkins Craig
Jeremiah Craig
John Craig
John H. Craig
Lewis Craig
Nathaniel Craig
Phillip Craig
Toliver Craig
Toliver Craig, Sr.
Whitfield Craig

Ezekiel Field
William Field
John Ficklin
Joseph Ficklin
Thomas Ficklin
James Graham
John Hammond
Martin Hammond
Thomas Hammond
Edward Herndon
Samuel Herndon
Thomas Herndon
Zachariah Herndon

Wainright Lea
William Ledgerwood
Dudley Mitchell
Edward Nelson
Aaron Reynolds
John Saunders
Nathaniel Saunders
Jacob Stucker
John Suggett
William Suggett
Nicholas Tomlinson

Daniel Wilcoxen
Elison Williams
Jesse Yocum

Names added in 1933

John Adkins
Mr. Arnold

Mr. Beasley, Sen.
Thomas Bell
Mr. Bradley
Mr. Campbell at Col. Johnson's

William Campbell
Mr. Childress
Jeremiah Craig
John Craig, Sr., his son David MItchell and his son
John Craig,  Jr.
Toliver Craig, Jr.
William Craig
Phillip Doak
John Ficklin

Thomas Ficklin
Mr. Gatewood
Isaiah Gayle
Mather Gayle, his son

John Guill
David Herndon
Henry Herndon
Mr. Lay (sick)
James Ledgerwood
James McBride
David Mitchell
William Mitchell
James Mitchum
John Mitchum
Aaron Reynolds
William Rogers
D. Suggett, very old
John Suggett
David Stucker
Jacob Stucker
Michael Stucker
William Tomlinson
Lewis Vanlandingham
David Williams
John Williams


Upon tablets inside and outside of the memorial wall the following names are found:

Elizabeth Boone Grant (on same tablet is the name "Aunt Eifine" [?]
Mary Boone Bryan
Joseph Bryan
William Bryan
Sarah Bryan Chinn
William Ellis
William Grant
Jemima Suggett Johnson
'William Johnson
Richard Johnson
Rebecca Grant Lamond
Betsy Johnson Payne
Aaron Reynolds
Bernard Rogers
Joseph Rogers
Levi Todd


Many of the above were not present during the Siege - August 15-17, 1782, but were founders or otherwise prominently connected with the history of Bryan Station.
Bryan Station Defenders Listed by Joseph Ficklin may be found in the Draper Manuscript 13 C 74. He presumably lists only heads of families. Joseph Ficklin
stated that there were sixteen mounted men and thirty foot soldiers (militia) went to the aid of Bryan Station on Aug. 16, 1782
The Draper Manuscripts contain numerous references to Bryan Station, with Document 1MM146, showing a list of defenders who were there in "the campaign in
1786." The lists, one of which is reproduced below, include many early settlers of Scott County.

A List of Captain Robert Saunders (Company)
Enoch BRADFORD
John BRADFORD
Robert BRADLEY
John BRANHAM
James BRAY
Archibald CAMPBELL
William CAVE, Sr.
William CAVE, Jr.
William CAVE, Younger
George CHRISTIAN
Thomas FICKLIN
Wm. FICKLIN
David FLOURNOY
Joseph GALE
Josiah GALE
Mathew GALE
Julius GIBBS
John GIPSON
Lewis GOODEN
Ben GUTTERY, Sargt.
John HALL, Sr.
John HALL, Jr.
Joseph HARRISON
Robert JOHNSON
Jas. MONEY
Jacob MULBERRY
John PEARSON
Joseph ROGERS
Wm. ROGERS, Corpl.
Wm. ROGERS, Sr.
Edmond ROWE, Sargt.
Richd. SHARPE
Laban SHIPP, Lieut.
Richd. W. SHIPP
John SUGGETT
David STUCKER
Jacob STUCKER
Lewis VALANDINGHAM, Corpl.
Garrot VENIMON

Absts.
Colby SHIPP
In all 40, Rank and file 37.


Previously submitted by Jo Thiessen


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