Chronicles of Boone County

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1840

1840

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Samuel Hardesty is Sheriff.

Events

Boone County

  • The town of Walton is established.
  • Boone County's enslaved population reaches its peak at 21.8% of the total population.

Kentucky

  • Neighboring Kenton County, named for frontiersman Simon Kenton, is created from Campbell County.
  • One-fourth of Kentucky's population is enslaved.

U.S. & World

  • Victorious War of 1812 commander William Henry Harrison wins the U.S. Presidential election.
  • Slaves on the Spanish ship Amistad revolt. Seizing the ship, they take it to Connecticut.

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1840.txt · Last modified: 2014/09/29 17:20 by jgregory