Sons of John Harpe, an immigrant who fought for the British at the Battle of King's Mountain, Micajah and Wiley Harpe were forced to stand by as their parents were killed and their land taken by the Regulators, a group of Patriot Citizens who vowed to rid the country of all who wore the Tory red. As they grew into manhood, the boys became more and more determined to avenge the deaths of their parents and to reclaim that which was rightfully theirs. After killing the men responsible for the deaths, the boys crossed into Tennessee through the Cumberland Gap, and spent the next 15 years living with the  Indians in the lower Cherokee town of  Nickajack. When at attack by the white soldiers destroyed the town, Micajah and Wiley, along with Micajah's wives, Susan and Betsy Roberts, began a merciless rampage throughout the young frontier settlements in Tennessee and Kentucky, leaving behind them a trail of  bloodshed and lost lives that has never been equaled. From 1795--1799, the most feared words along the Wilderness Road were "The Harpe are coming!"

The Last Rampage Of The Terrible Harpes. From 1785 to 1805, the Harpe brothers left a trail of bloody footprints through the frontier settlements in Kentucky and Tennessee that has never been equaled. Called America's First Serial Killers, the news of the time called them "men who were as wild wolves." Brave men trembled, armed themselves, and hid their women and children when they heard the words; "The Harpes are coming."

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