A collection of information and stories about Jacob Persinger and his family. It includes a reproduction of The Life of Jacob Persinger, Who was taken by the Shawnee Indians when an infant. Which was originally written by Jacob's Son Joseph. It also contains a short account of the Indian troubles in Missouri; and a sketch of the Adventures of the author. Jacob Persinger was born in Virginia about the year 1735. When an infant he was captured by the Shawnee Indians and carried to Old Chilicoth, in the State of Ohio, with thirty other children.