On the Fringes of the Prairie, 1800-1850
John McMurty
Age 35
Knox County, 1832
The following story is based on a decision made by a real person.
At the end of the story, you will find questions and activities.
For more information, click on the pictures with captions.

Settler Scene
Who were the McMurtys?

In 1830 John McMurty Sound and his family settled in Knox County on the north side of what was then known as the Henderson River. With the help of other settlers, they built a log house.

Game was plentiful--wild turkeys, prairie chickens, quail, and deer.

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