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date: 15 October 2019

McAfee, Robert Breckinridgelocked

(18 February 1784–12 March 1849)
  • Melba Porter Hay

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McAfee, Robert Breckinridge (18 February 1784–12 March 1849), historian and statesman, was born on the banks of the Salt River, four miles from Harrodsburg, Kentucky, the son of Robert McAfee and Anne McCoun. His father, one of Kentucky’s earliest explorers and settlers, was killed in 1795 while taking a load of goods to New Orleans. Since his mother had already died, McAfee was left in the care of his brother Samuel and his father’s executors, James McCoun and ...

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