This book follows the amazing life of John Corbly, circa 1733 to 1803, from the time he was shanghaied in Ireland as a young teenager to the troublesome times of the Whisky Rebellion in frontier Pennsylvania. Once in America, he experiences some good luck. Indentured to a good Christian family, he learns farming, believing it to be his destiny. But those were not God's plans for him, and this unassuming young man eventually becomes a lay preacher and evangelist.
Author Sam Hossler makes history come alive! This fast-paced, easy-to-read historical novel replays actual events that took place in the mid 1700s in Western Pennsylvania where the Allegheny and Monogahela rivers converge to form the Ohio. This frontier area was seething with bloody tensions as Native Americans, early pioneers, British and French agents, and trappers were engaged in a hostile battle for the land. Hossler wrote the book after a lifetime interest in the outdoors and years of historical research.