Notorious: Daily Post Prompt

Jesse Hughes (c. 1750 – c. 1829) is the fifth great uncle of our contributor Cindie Harper. He was a  notorious frontiersman, hunter, and scout who was an early settler in the western region of Virginia that became West Virginia and Kentucky. Hughes was noted for his hatred of Native Americans, and is said to have killed many in battle, and murdered several others. “He was as savage as a wolf, and he liked to kill an Indian better than to eat his dinner”, said the wife of one of his descendants in 1902.

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