JACOB DUNHAM AND SAMUEL. HIS SON, KILLED HERE APRIL 1779. OTHERS OF THE FAMILY ESCAPED BY HIDING IN THE WOODS SITE OF THEIR HOME.
INDIAN RAID (AMERICAN REVOLUTION):
This marker marks the site of Jacob Dunham home, an early settler in the old town of Mayfield. It denotes the location where Jacob and his son Samuel were killed during an Indian Raid in April of 1779. Legend has it that the Indians decapitated Jacob’s head and placed it on the horns of the family cow and sent it home, where to the horror of his remaining family, it was discovered. The rest of the family managed to escape and hide in the woods until the raiding party left. Ghostly stories have emerged from this locality in the past.
Location: This marker is just off Route 30, north past the village of Mayfield (located on the old portion of Route 30) and today called the Ferguson Road, near the Paradise Point Road intersection