Satan's Ferryman: A True Tale of the Old Frontier

Satan s Ferryman A True Tale of the Old Frontier The friendly proprietor of Ford s All Weather Ferry floated pioneers across the wide Ohio in fair times or foul to murder them on the far bank if they carried gold Its setting the s when bank fail

  • Title: Satan's Ferryman: A True Tale of the Old Frontier
  • Author: W.D. Snively Jr. Louanna Furbee
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The friendly proprietor of Ford s All Weather Ferry floated pioneers across the wide Ohio in fair times or foul to murder them on the far bank if they carried gold Its setting the 1830s when bank failures and depression spurred a fresh migration westward, its characters the men and women of history this book tells of fact stranger than fiction, in an account pieced t The friendly proprietor of Ford s All Weather Ferry floated pioneers across the wide Ohio in fair times or foul to murder them on the far bank if they carried gold Its setting the 1830s when bank failures and depression spurred a fresh migration westward, its characters the men and women of history this book tells of fact stranger than fiction, in an account pieced together from old newspapers, court records, fragments of remenmbered legend, and the blurred physical evidence of wagon trails James Ford, the scion of patriots, had land, wealth, family, position he even served as sheriff His nose for business sensed correctly the potential of a ferry situated for use throughout the year and convenient to the Wilderness Road which hundreds of travellers would follow westward His taste for crime selected as well an isolated site Ford s Ferry flourished, and lured a thriving though luckless trade And years passed before the respectable Ford could be linked with the murder and robbery that brought a lurid notoriety to the area If Ford was a cruel man, the soil of his Kentucky home was also harsh Violence had followed violence since the time that Indian tribes clashed over hunting rights on this dark and bloody ground The authors researched beyond Ford s Ferry itself to the robber bands who congregated at an island cave of the Ohio the mad Harp brothers who feverishly roamed the countryside and indiscriminately shot whom they met We read of historical trails, mudchoked in springtime, danger riddled during Indian raids, over which men carried their families in cumbersome wagons and of a girl who escaped Ford s trap and lived to doctor her neighbours in Ohio and to make a significant medical discovery Violence, treachery, courage, craftiness the gamut of characteristics that figured in the winning of the West colour this piece of Americana.

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    1. A fellow named James Ford fell in amongst the bandits at Cave-in-Rock, Illinois, along the Ohio River and organized and ran their murderous piracy. Ford owned an "all-weather" ferry that utilized horses and stern-wheel paddles to ferry travelers across the Ohio through both floods and low water. He managed an intricate system of scouts and lookouts that spanned the road that led from Nashville through Kentucky and up into Illinois. Well dressed and articulate scouts coaxed families heading west [...]


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