The Founding of Harman’s Station


With An Account of the Indian Captivity of Mrs. Jennie Wiley: and the Exploration and Settlement of The Big Sandy Valley in the Virginias and Kentucky

The founding of Harman’s Station on the Louisa River was directly caused by a tragedy as dark and horrible as any ever perpetrated by the savages upon the exposed and dangerous frontier of Virginia. The destruction of the home of Thomas Wiley in the valley of Walker’s Creek, the murder of his children, the captivity of his wife by savages and her miraculous escape were the first incidents in a series of events in the history of Kentucky which properly belong to the annals of the Big Sandy Valley.

William Elsey Connelley

(1910), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 236 pp. 

ISBN: 9781556131684