Tag: Lexington Virginia
5 September 1829 – Eleventh Entry
As the journey continues, Archer Alexander is with William Campbell, who shares today’s daily entry in his journal of 1829…
Entry 2 – From Virginia to Missouri
Took a final leave of all my fathers family and turned our faces toward the West. We found the roads very bad and of course traveled slowly. Crossed the North Mountain and at noon ate a harty meal of bread, beef and cheese at a spring on the side of Mill Mountain.
20 August 1829 – First entry
In 1829, over fifty people from Virginia, both black and white would fill a caravan from Lexington, in Rockbridge County and head for Dardenne Township in St. Charles County Missouri. This is their story, as taken from the Journal of William Campbell, who first settled on the Boone’s Lick Road. If you look closely and…