Captain Brady lived 39 hard years. He was a part of Washington's Army until he was wounded. When he came home to recover, Indians had killed his uncle and his brother. He vowed to kill Indians in return. He went to Fort Pitt, that was at the present day sight of Pittsburgh, PA. He was under the command of General Brodhead and rose in rank to Captain.
The Cuyahoga River was the dividing line between the settled and unsettled territories at that time. General Washington told Brodhead to send a patrol to see what was going on in the Lower Sandusky area of Ohio. The year was 1780 and the British still had control of the West (West of the Cuyahoga River). They had made a pack with Wyandot Indians because the Wyandot Indians thought the British were going to win the war. Little did they know what problems that would bring them. The General sent Captain Brady along with four men and four Seneca Indian scouts to see what was happening. Everyone got captured except Captain Brady. He started a race with the Indians trying to get back to Fort Pitt. He barely stayed ahead of the Indians for the 100 mile trip to the Cuyahoga. There were two places to cross the Cuyahoga. Standing Rock where you could jump to the rock and then across and the shallows below what is now the wing dam in Kent. The Indians knew this and sent guards to both areas. Captain Brady first went to Standing Rock and saw the guards. He went down to the shallows and realized he was surrounded.
He made his way up to the race which was 22 foot wide.
He ran down the hill to the race and jump catching the branches on the far side.
While scrambling up the far side cliff, he was shot in the leg. The Indians saw no way for them to jump across there so they went downstream to cross which gave Captain Brady a lead. (TO BE CON'T.)
I have included a picture of the grain silo to give you an idea of how far we are from the wing dam on my previous posts.
Some kids are so inconsiderate of others when they tag a historical place like this. This was the write-up near the jump that was made unreadable.