Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 17:30:19 -0500
From: Bob Francis <darby(a)nemr.net>
Subject: [RUDDLESFORT] Re: Robert M. Daniel--Captive
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> State of Kentucky, County of Bourbon
> On this day personally appeared before me, William Barton, one of the
> Justices of the Peace within and for the County of Bourbon aforesaid,
> Robert M. Daniel, aged 74 years and John Layle (John Layle crossed out)
> who being duly sworn according to law, on their (their crossed out)
> his oath state they (they crossed out) he was living in Captain Isaac
> Ruddle's Station when he was taken by the British and Indians on the 24th
> day of June 1780 and was together with John Conway taken prisoner by them
> and carried to Detroit, where the said Conway and himself were kept as
> prisoners until the month of October 1782 when they were (they were crossed
> out) he was liberated. Subscribed and sworn to on the 23rd day of April
> Robert M. (X) Daniel.
> As far as John Layle (name crossed out), who is mentioned above,
> guess is that he was going to testify, the papers were all made out in
> advance, but he
> died before the April 23, 1834 court date.
This is very interesting. I am descended from John Lail (Layle) and he was not
dead in 1834. He in fact died in 1853. Johnny was an infant (2-4 years) when
captured and by 1782 would have been 4-6 so what could he testify to I wonder?
Its possible that this deposition happened during the period when he
moved to Mo to set up his youngest son on a farm of his own.
With Best Regards