The Futrell’s were among the earliest settlers of western Kentucky. In 1799, they homesteaded in Christian County, Kentucky. In 1820 they settled on 2,000 acres in Trigg County, Kentucky (near Golden Pond.) Nathan Futrell was a farmer, surveyor, election officer and a pioneer pomologist, having planted the first apple orchard in Trigg County.

The grandson of one of Nathan and Charity’s children was Junius Marion Futrell, governor of Arkansas from 1933 to 1937.

Other source: “Old Time Kentucky: Marker tells story of youngest drummer boy in the War of the Revolution’, Northern Kentucky Tribune – July 18, 2016, written by Barry Craig, professor emeritus of history from Western Kentucky Community & Technical College in Paducah, Kentucky.