Peter Jr. (1761-1781) and William Vardeman (1764-1781)

Killed by Indians


May 1781 Personal diary, Peter Vardeman and William Vardeman, sons of Peter Vardeman (Peter Vardeman I and Prudence), were washing in Cedar Creek (Lincoln County, Kentucky) and Peter was shot through the thigh and William was tomahawked, about a mile from Whitley’s Old Station. Peter, about 20 and William, about 16 or 17 years old.

Source: Lyman C. Draper Manuscripts, Col. William Whitley Diary entry for May 1781, Reel 9cc, Kentucky Papers, page 36-38.

Source: Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society Whitley Papers, p. 195, item 36

Provided by David Vardiman


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