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Scott Withrow - 8/6/2023

I researched Jane Gray Withrow Gilkey Pottinger/Pottenger (last married to Samuel Pottenger) for an earlier article in our Withrow Family Corners newsletter. Jane Gray Withrow was the widow, first, of Samuel Withrow, my 4th great uncle. A party left Rutherford Co., NC in 1781 to travel to Nelson Co. Kentucky, where the twice-widowed Jan Gray Withrow Gilkey, married Samuel Pottenger. I once they traveled via the Wilderness Road and Cumberland Gap, but have since read that they were one time in Fort Goodin (Goodwin) and via the Ohio River: "In the spring of 1781 this fort was occupied by a number of the Pottengers, Willetts, Gilkeys, Withrows and other related families, who came by flat boat from the upper waters of the Ohio to the falls at Louisville. Several of the children in the party were young, and the two smallest, Anna and Eunice Pottenger ( who some years later married, respectively, John Withrow and Abram Graft) were placed in split hickory baskets on opposites sides of a trusty packhorse and transported in this way over the mountains to the place of embarkation, likely Redstone,

I appreciate any information on Etheringtons/Athertons in Kentucky, especially migration from North Carolina. The Etheringtons lived near Jane NC and Mary Etherington married by 3rd great grandfather, John Withrow. Scott Withrow
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