In 1793 a large group of men petitioned Isaac Shelby to establish a fortified post at the mouth of Salt River. As all of them signed the letter, we are trying to identify each of them. The images below are taken directly from the letter, and we need your help in determining the names.
Some are clear and bold, easy to read. Others are either poorly written, faint, or both. We have listed what we think are the names in each image.
If you can help us determine the names we haven't deciphered, or correct names we have incorrectly identified, please note the image number and the name number. Then use the "Contact Us" link at the top of this page, and send us a message.
Adam Shepherd, Geo. Harrison, Walter Beale, Thomas Lewis, George King
Garbiel Cox, Ephraim Hubbard, Thos Morton, Benjamin Pope
Benjamin Pope Jr., H. Crist, Joseph Saunders, Benjamin Frye
Will R. Hynes, Jno Stidger, Nicholas Crist Sr., Nicholas Crist Jr.
Thomas Hynes, Jacob Yoder, Saml Smyth, Moses Moore
John Burks, Jonathan Irons, William Man, James Cochren
Daniel Goodin, Daniel Wilson, John Essrey, David Clarke, Wm Roberts
Zachariah DeWit(?), James Brown, Daniel Mon'tgor(Montgomery), Daniel Wilson
Martin Wilims, John Asturgus, Nicholas Bosheirs, William Samuels, James Nelson
Josua Newman, Robert Eades, Thomas Nunn, Sameul Goble
John Mooen, Moses Mechs, Joshua Hobbs, Nathaniel Harris
Iaac Harras, Peter Shepherd, Thomas Busley, Francies Shain
David Graibel, Michael Tietz, Johann Laird
Hezekiah Laird, James Collins, Joseph Boyce
John Jackson, Richard Loe, Jarret Williams, Wm Simmons, Richard Simmons