Simon Kenton was born April 3, 1755 in Fauquier County, Virginia. Simon married Martha Dowden in 1787 and they produced four children. Martha died in 1796 in a fire. In March 1798, Simon married Elizabeth Jarbo. Simon moved to Urbana, Ohio in 1810. Simon was 81 years old at the time of his death, April 29, 1836. His home at that time was in New Jerusalem, 5 miles north of Zanesfield, Ohio. A memorial was erected in Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana, Ohio in memory of Simon Kenton.