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Two days before the attack on the community, there had been a sighting of a "war party" of a 100 or so Indians, Colonel Isaac Cox called out the men of the stations in the vicinity to chase the Indians away. But the Indians had already passed behind Cox’s band and soon attacked the Kincheloe station.
The following is from an account published a half-century later but based in part upon the memories of survivors:
"Just as the day began to dawn,Cornelius Davis, the sentinel, apprehending no danger, retired from his
post to procure a few moments repose. He had just entered his cabin and begun divesting himself of his clothing, preparatory to lying down, when the yells of the savages were heard. He snatched down his rifle, and stepping out of his cabin saw an Indian on the top of the stockade. He fired at him, but whether with effect was not known. The flash of Davis’ gun revealing his position to the Indians several fired at him, and so close were they to him, that the blaze from their guns set fire to his shirt, the only garment he had on. He retreated into his cabin, whilst a large negro man kept the Indians at bay in front. Isaac Davis, the son, then a small boy, yet recollects vividly the appearance of his father when he entered the cabin . . . covered with blood from his wounds, his clothing in a light blaze . . . he went out again, but only to meet more speedily the death that was inevitable. He struggle to the last, and was tomahawked,
and fell a few paces from the fort. Two of the daughters of Davis were also killed, one of them being beheaded, and her body suspended on a sapling by her hand. Mrs. Davis, the wife was the only one of the ten in the family of escape [other than the boy Isaac].",Thomas Speed, “Kincheloe’s, or Burnt Station,” The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 32:99 (April 1934): 168-177