Mrs. Zebulon Pike

On Wednesday morning last, about 3 o'clock, the residence of Mrs. Pike, widow of the lamented Gen. Zebulon Pike, in Boone co., Ky. was wholly consumed by fire. The family saved nothing but such wearing apparel as they could gather as they fled from the house. Mrs. Pike, we are told, saved but a single dress.

The steamboat Isaac Shelby, which was coming up at the time, landed, and the officers, crew and passengers proffered assistance, but the fire had got such a start that nothing could be done towards saving either the building or its contents.


Louisville Morning Courier and American Democrat, March 11, 1845