Washington's oath, a bear cub & dinner with friends
by Stanley Nelson - posted Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 @ 5:16 am
Men of all shapes, sizes and talents came to Natchez during the late 18th century, including Samuel Forman, a 24-year-old New Jersey native who was 11-years-old when the American Revolution broke out.
Samuel's brothers were members of the Monmouth, N.J., militia and were involved in a number of battles against the British. More than a decade after the war ended, Samuel helped his uncle and a party of 100 people locate in Natchez after a journey down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers during the winter of 1789-90.