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1859 Indian Head Penny

Indian Head Penny Family Lore Debunked

By Cindy Foster / September 5, 2022 /

1859 Indian Head Penny Every family has oral traditions, passed down through the generations. Little by little the story is enhanced or adjusted as it is retold. My previous post about Priscilla Estes “capture” and “rescue”, I believe has some basis in true events. However, another story gave me pause, the inspiration for the U.S.…

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Rescued 10 Years After Indian Kidnapping

By Cindy Foster / August 29, 2022 /

About 1778, my fourth great-grandmother, Priscilla Estes was “kidnapped” by a band of Shawnee. She was held “captive” for a period of nearly ten years.

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