Pierre Drouillard was employed by the British Indian Department as an interpreter of the Huron language at the time of the Revolutionary War, and is credited with saving the life of Simon Kenton, a prisoner of the Indians at Sandusky, in 1778.
Inscription. Simon Kenton who is buried here. During the Revolutionary War he frequently served as scout under George Rogers Clark and later praised Clark for his role in saving the Kentucky settlements. Kenton's Indian captivity of 1778-79 acquainted him with the Mad River Country where he subsequently provided leadership in its development. Though a legendary frontier scout and rifleman, Kenton was never biased against the Indians.
Erected 1987 by The Ohio Gun Collectors Association and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-11.)
|Gravestone of Simon Kenton|
|View of the gravestone of Simon Kenton in Oakdale Cemetery|
Simon Kenton Tomestone