The Resource Collection of papers relating to Solomon Caleb Litton, Sr., 1729-1994

Collection of papers relating to Solomon Caleb Litton, Sr., 1729-1994

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Collection of papers relating to Solomon Caleb Litton, Sr., 1729-1994
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Collection of papers relating to Solomon Caleb Litton, Sr., 1729-1994
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Summary
Collection of papers relating to Solomon Caleb Litton, Sr., 1729-1994, compiled by Eugene Richard Lytton, consisting of material relating to Solomon Caleb Litton, Sr., (b. 1751) of Russell and Washington County, Virginia, and Kentucky. Includes information on his military service during the American Revolution, and his and his family's experiences being captured by the British and marched to Fort Detroit, Canada. Also includes information on the Solomon Litton Home and a diagram of burial plots in the Solomon Litton Hollow cemetery in Russell County, Virginia. Collection consists of biographical information, Bible records, a copy and transcription of a dispatch sent to family members in Virginia concerning his capture, maps, and excerpts from published sources. Of note is a map tracing the route taken by Litton and his family to Fort Detroit
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Born in 1751, Solomon Caleb Litton, Sr., lived in Washington County, Virginia and served as a 2nd lieutenant in the Washington County militia, participating in the battles of Kings Mountain and Point Pleasant, and numerous Indian battles. At the end of the 1770's and after his brother had been killed at Fort Glade Hollow, now Russell County,Virginia, he and his family migrated to northern Kentucky to stake a claim on 400 hundred acres. On June 26, 1780, a mixed force of British and Indians took Litton and his family prisoners, and along with 150 other prisoners marched them to Fort Detroit, Canada. In 1784, they were released, but had lost their land. Litton and his family then migrated to southern Kentucky where nine more children were born. Upon the death of his wife, Martha, in 1821, Solomon returned to Russell County, Virginia.
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Collection of papers relating to Solomon Caleb Litton, Sr., 1729-1994
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  • The Library of Virginia
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26
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Lytton, Eugene Richard, Sr.
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000497965
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Photocopies.
Type of unit
leaves.

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