Jo Ann is a descendant of the HARMAN family, specifically Capt. Henry and Mathias HARMAN, two gentlemen who figured prominently in the Jenny Wiley story.
It is with much appreciation to Jo Ann, that I make this information available.
There was one window, to the left of the door. The window and door frames were about two inches thick, and wide enough to cover the ends of the logs. The frames stood flat against the ends of the logs, which had been cut to form the openings.
The chimney, probably constructed from stone, was probably at the right end of the house. There was no evidence of a porch, although there may have been one at one time. Harry M. Caudill, in his book Dark Hills to Westward - The Saga of Jenny Wiley, described an interior half-loft accessed via a ladder attached to a wall. Most pioneer cabins had some sort of loft, so it is reasonable to expect no less from the Wiley cabin, which Caudill described as "affluent."
According to Caudill, this main cabin was once "connected" via a "dog trot" to a smaller cabin located to the rear of the main cabin. Caudill also mentioned a bar and several animal pens. Unfortunately, Caudill did not mention his sources for this information.
If they did exist at one time, all of those ammenities, the roof, the loft, the rear cabin, pens, etc., had long since disappeared by the time Jo Ann arrived in the area. The right end of the cabin had fallen in, so that the door frame was barely visible. There was no floor at that time.
Approximation of route Jenny (Sellards) Wiley
Traveled as an Indian Captive, 1789-90
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