Colonel James Smith, born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and was raised in the central Pennsylvania wilderness. He was captured and adopted into an Indian tribe at age 18, and he lived with them for almost five years before he escaped. He became the leader of the "Black Boys," a ranger company that defended the frontier. Smith was elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly, and fought in the Revolution. Smith advanced to the rank of Colonel, then explored Kentucky and Tennesee. He moved to Kentucky, where he was elected to the Kentucky General Assembly.
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About the Author
Born in 1925 in Louisville, Kentucky, Thomas Smith grew up in the eastern suburb of Anchorage. He played high school basketball and football, and became an Eagle Scout and Scout leader. He joined the army and fought in the European theatre in World War II. Smith was promoted to Captain in the Army Reserve. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, and worked for over forty years in the printing industry as an operator and owner.
Smith spends his spare time participating in outdoor sports, pursuing genealogy, art, writing and ornithology.
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