Life and Times of Benjamin Uhlen
Benjamin Uhlen moved to Greenup County, Kentucky in 1800. His life personified the early frontiersman who was independent, resourceful, and knew how to survive under adverse circumstances. Benjamin’s parents died when he was a young teenager in Mobile, Alabama. He ran away from his court-appointed guardian and eventually was captured by Creek Indians. The Creek Indians traded him to Isaac Zane who was married to a Wyandot Indian and lived near Lake Erie. After running away from Isaac Zane, Benjamin became a scout for the British Army during the American Revolutionary War.
By: Lewis Nicholls