Posted by Champ on January 23, 1999 at 18:53:40:
In Reply to: Re: Catherine Mellott and Can-Tuck-ee posted by Victoria on January 23, 1999 at 17:51:55:
: : 1784, while still in Detroit, Catherine met Simon Girty. He was 43, she was 20. Considering the fear and hatred Girty's very name caused along the frontier, as well as his none so good reputation as a bloody, ruthless renegade, I wonder what the 20 year old Catherine Malott was thinking.
: : Elaine
: I can't imagine it was a typical courtship even in those times.(Romantic dinners for two. Moonlight walks along the river. "Oh Simon. If only they knew the real you like I do.") Do you suppose he bought her?
>>I eagerly await the arrival of a book I ordered on the Girty's, it may shed some light on "why" Catherine Mellot married Simon Girty. Unless someone else learns the reasons, I'll post it when I & if I find out.
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