Christopher Riffe

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Christopher Riffe (1764-1850[1]) accompanied Col. William Casey (great-grandfather of Mark Twain) to Kentucky in 1784. Riffe lived at Bryan's Station, Boonesborough, Logan's Station and Carpenter's Station. He bought 800 acres (3.2 km2) of land from the grandfather of Abraham Lincoln. Riffe became the first white settler of Casey County in 1793. He was the first State Representative from Casey County, served seven terms. He fought in the Battle of the Thames (in which Tecumseh was killed) in the Kentucky Sixth Regiment. He was Lieutenant-General of the Kentucky State Militia.

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  • Kentucky Historical Marker No. 250 located at Middleburg Cemetery, Lynn St., Middleburg, Ky
  1. ^ "Gen Christopher Riffe". findagrave.com. Retrieved 2008-10-31.