The narrative was taken to Miss Susan Towles, City Librarian, by Ora Chandler. She
showed Ora the following article in her book -Henderson - Home of Audubon, page 65:
Before the Indian war whoop had ceased along the Ohio River, Henderson County had a school
though its location has not been definetly established. The question of its site depends on which of
the Ohio River island was then called Diamond Island. Captain John Dunn was a patron of this
school as is shown by the following order.
Capt. John Dunn
Henry Patmers - Henderson County Ky.
October 26, 1794
Capt, John Dunn:
Sir - please pay Russell Hewitt, or order, ten shillings,
your quarterly subscription to my school, at
Diamond Island, and this shall be your sufficient receipt.
October 26, 1794 Henry Patmers
Teste: John Devritt
This school was conducted in an unhewn log structure with the stick chimney so characteristic of
Kentucky log houses, Miss Towles was delighted with Oras article and said it definetly proved the Diamond Island near
Corydon, Ky, was the site. She planned erection of State Historical Placque, but was not
completed before her death.