Sunday, February 3, 2013
Ambrose Coffee, Boonesborough Settler 1775.
We do hereby certify that Henry Field, assignee of Ambrose Coffee is entitled to Four hundred acres of land in the district of Kentucky on account of the s'd Coffee residing in the country ever since the year 1775, and improving the land in the year 1777, lying on the Waters of Licking on the road that leads from Boonesborough to the Salt Springs and that said Henry Field Assignee is also entitled to the preeemption of one thousand acres of land adjoining his said settlement. Given under our hands at Harodsburgh this 4th of November 1779.
Test: John Williams CCC Edmund Lyne
(Page 5 of documents for Preemption Warrant #679 located at sos.ky.gov)
On April 25, 1775 names were drawn for 40 of the 54 lots of the new town of Boonesborough. Ambrose Coffee drew lot number 13. (Draper Manuscripts 1CC36) (William Calk papers)
More about about Ambrose Coffee, immigrant, and historical Boonesborough figure, to be posted in future.