About the year 1820
young Rafe Kilgore, of the Rye Cove section of Scott
County, VA, went over
to neighbor William Wheatley's place to court
William's daughter, Milly,
who had just killed a bear with a skillet. Rafe
admired both her courage
and beauty. So it was not long until he claimed the
for his bride; and soon after the wedding the two
young people bundled
up their duds and struck out to find a home for
themselves where it was
not too crowded.
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