Stephen Trigg (c. 1744 – August 19, 1782) was an American pioneer and
soldier from Virginia. He was killed ten months after the surrender of
Cornwallis at Yorktown in one of the last battles of the American
Revolution while leading the Lincoln County, Virginia, militia unit at
the Battle of Blue Licks in present-day Kentucky. Trigg, who mainly
worked as a public servant and militia officer, was one of the
wealthiest men on the frontier at the time. He was a delegate to the
first Virginia Revolutionary conventions and was a member of the
Fincastle Committee of Safety that drafted the Fincastle Resolutions,
which was the precursor for the Declaration of Independence. He was also
elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. In 1782, Shawnee Indians led
by British officers attacked Bryan Station, Kentucky, but were driven
off. Kentucky militia companies joined forces to pursue the hostiles.
Trigg commanded one wing, Daniel Boone the other. Despite Boone's
warnings, the militiamen charged into an ambush at Blue Licks. Trigg and
many others, including Boone's youngest son Israel, were among those
killed. Trigg's body was later found cut into pieces. In recognition of
his role in the formation of Kentucky, Trigg County, Kentucky was named
in honor of Stephen Trigg.
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