John & Margaret Dick Head to Kentucky
With the Revolutionary War over and opportunity opening "Out West", John and Margaret and many of the men from the 2nd Regiment, sell their South Carolina lands and head north west to Kentucky.
The Wilderness Road
The pass from South Carolina to Kentucky was commonly called The Wilderness Trail. John and Margaret packed up their home and joined almost 300,000 others over a 15 year period, on their walk through the Cumberland Gap.
Somerset, Pulaski County Kentucky
John and Margaret bought a 100 acre land warrant from XXXX, for $5.00. This warrant allowed John to select 100 acres of unoccupied land, anywhere in the state of Kentucky. He choose land along Fishing Creek, at Rock Lick Creek. See map. This low-bottom land was rich in soil, but prone to flooding. The town of Hogue, if you can call a single Post Office and School, formed and John and Margaret's home was said to be next to the Post Office. I saw no signs of the Post Office, but the Hogue School, though abandoned and in disrepair, still stands.
John Dick died in 18xx. His wife asked for and was granted a Revolutionary War pension (Record XXXXX) and she passed away in 18xx.
John and Margaret were burried in the Old Sardis Cemetery. Their headstones and the cemetery fell into disrepair until XXXX, when XXXX Combest (one of many John and Margaret kin) rediscovered the cemetery and paid for replacement headstones for John and Margaret.
The Old Sardis Cemetery, sometimes called Ansel Cemetery, is located on Ansel Road, just north of Hogue- Bethelridge Rd, in Science Hill, Kentucky. In the same cemetery is Robert Adams and his wife, Rebecca Wylie Adams, Margaret's sister.