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View Tree for Daniel BooneDaniel Boone (b. July 14, 1734, d. September 22, 1820)

Daniel Boone (son of Squire Boone and Sarah Morgan) was born July 14, 1734, and died September 22, 1820 in St Charles, MO. He married Rebeccah Bryan.

 Includes NotesNotes for Daniel Boone:
1. Daniel Boone (Squire2, George3, George4, George5), son of Squire Boone and Sarah Morgan, was born in New Britian, Or Exeter, Berks, Pa 22 SEP 1734. Daniel died 26 SEP 1820 in St. Charles Co., Mo, at 86 years of age. His body was interred 28 SEP 1820 in Frankfort, Franklin, Ky.

He married Rebeccah Bryan in Yadkin River Country, North Carolina, 14 AUG 1756. Rebeccah was born in Winchester, Frederick Co, Virginia 9 JAN 1739. Rebeccah died 18 MAR 1813 in Hunting Creek, Rowan Co., Nc, at 74 years of age. Her body was interred 1845 in Frankfort, Franklin Co, Kentucky.

Hewas buried In Defiance, Mo, 22 OCT 1734.Facts about this person: daniel was a Kentucky pioneer, Revolutionary soldier, path finder, Kentucky legislator; Commandant and Judge Advocate under the Spanish government in Missouri and Commissioned colonel by Lord Dunmore, the last Colonial Governor of Virginia.

Daniel Boone and Rebeccah Bryan had the following children:

. James Boone was born in Bear Creek, Yadkin, North Carolina 5 MAR 1757. James died 10 OCT 1773 in Wallens Ridge, Kentucky, Killed By Indian, at 16 years of age. His body was interred in Ky.

Israel Boone was born in Bear Creek, Yadkin, North Carolina 25 JAN 1759. Israel died 19 AUG 1782 in Blue Licks, Fayette, Ky, at 23 years of age. His body was interred in Boone's Sta, Fayette, Ky. He was christened in Blue Licks, Kentucky, 19 AUG 1782.

Susannah Boone was born in Culpepper, Culpepper County, Virginia 2 NOV 1760. Susannah died 19 OCT 1800 in St. Charles Co., Missouri, at 39 years of age. Her body was interred in Mo. She married William Hays in Fort Blackmore, Virginia, MAR 1775.

Jemima Boone was born in Yadkin River Country, Rowan County, North Carolina 10 APR 1762. Jemima died 1829 in Missouri, at 67 years of age. She married twice. She married an unknown person in Fort Boonesborough, Kentucky, about 1776. She married Flanders Callaway. Flanders was born in Virginia 1758.

Levinia Boone was born in Sugar Creek, Rowan Co, North Carolina 23 MAR 1766. Levinia died 6 APR 1802 in Clark, Ky, at 36 years of age. She married Joseph Scholl in Clark County, Kentucky, 1785.

Rebecca Boone was born in Huntington, Rowan, North Carolina 26 MAY 1768. Rebecca died 14 JUL 1805 in Rowan, North Carolina, at 37 years of age. Her body was interred in Nr Schollville, Clark, Ky. She married Philip Goe.

Daniel Morgan Boone was born in Yadkin, Wilkes Davidson, Nc 23 DEC 1769. Daniel died 15 JUL 1839 in Westport, Jackson, Mo, at 69 years of age. His body was interred in Hays-Boone Cem, Kansas City, Clay Co, Missouri. He married Sarah Griffin Lewis in St. Charles, Missouri, 2 MAR 1800.

Jessie Bryan Boone was born in Yadkin Valley, Rowan Co, Nc 23 MAY 1773. Jessie died 22 DEC 1820 in St Louis, St Louis, Mo, at 47 years of age. His body was interred 26 DEC 1820 in Loutre Lick, Montgomery Co., Missouri. He married Chloe Van Bibber.

William Bryan Boone was born in Sugartree Creek, Rowan, Nc 20 JUN 1775. William died 1775 in Powell Valley, Virginia, at less than one year of age. His body was interred 1775.

Nathan Boone was born in Cross Plains, Rowan, North Carolina 3 FEB 1781. Nathan died 16 OCT 1856 in Ashgrove, Green, Mo, at 75 years of age. His body was interred in Ashgrove Fm Cem, Green, Mo. He married an unknown person in Kentucky, 26 SEP 1799.

Nathaniel Boone was born in Bear Creek, Yadkin, North Carolina 3 FEB 1781. He married Olive Van Bibber.

Daniel Boone - woodcut More than any other man, Daniel Boone was responsible for the exploration and settlement of Kentucky. His grandfather came from England to America in 1717. His father was a weaver and blacksmith, and he raised livestock in the country near Reading, Pennsylvania. Daniel was born there on November 2, 1734.

If Daniel Boone was destined to become a man of the wild, an explorer of unmapped spaces, his boyhood was the perfect preparation. He came to know the friendly Indians in the forests, and early he was marking the habits of wild things and bringing them down with a crude whittled spear. When he was twelve his father gave him a rifle, and his career as a huntsman began.

When he was fifteen, the family moved to the Yadkin Valley in North Carolina, a trek that took over a year. At nineteen or twenty he left his family home with a military expedition in the French and Indian War. There he met John Finley, a hunter who had seen some of the western wilds, who told him stories that set him dreaming. But Boone was not quite ready to pursue the explorer's life. Back home on his father's farm he began courting a neighbor's daughter, Rebecca Bryan, and soon they were married.

In 1767 Boone traveled into the edge of Kentucky and camped for the winter at Salt Spring near Prestonsburg. But the least explored parts were still farther west, beyond the Cumberlands, and John Finley persuaded him to go on a great adventure.

On May 1, 1769, Boone, Finley, and four other men, started out. They passed Cumberland Gap and on the 7th of June, they set up camp at Station Camp creek. It was nearly two years before Boone returned home, and during that time he explored Kentucky as far west as the Falls of the Ohio, where Louisville is now. There was another visit to Kentucky in 1773, and in 1774 he built a cabin at Harrodsburg. On this trip, Boone followed the Kentucky River to its mouth.

Colonel Richard Henderson of the Transylvania Company hired Boone as his agent, and in March, 1775, Boone came again to the "Great Meadow" with a party of thirty settlers. They began to clear the Wilderness Road and by April they were establishing their settlement at Boonesborough.

Boone left the Bluegrass in 1788 and moved into what is now West Virginia. Ten years later he again heard the call of unknown country luring him, this time to the Missouri region. As his dug-out canoe passed Cincinnati, somebody asked why he was leaving Kentucky. "Too crowded" was his answer. He lived in Missouri the rest of his life, although he twice revisited Kentucky before he died at the age of 85.

He was buried beside his wife in Missouri. A quarter of a century later they were brought back to the Bluegrass and laid to rest in Frankfort's cemetery. There they rest, on a bluff above the river and town, on a "high, far-seeing place" like the ones he always climbed to see the land beyond...a monument to the new country in the wilderness which they had helped to explore and settle.

Story by Col. George M. Chinn, Director, Kentucky Historical Society

Note 1: Colonel Daniel Boone spent the winter of 1769-70, in a cave, on the waters of Shawanee, in Mercer county. A tree marked with his name, is yet standing near the head of the cave.

Note 2: In 1775, having been engaged as the agent of a Carolina trading company (as mentioned above) to establish a road by which colonists could reach Kentucky and settle there, he built a stockade and fort on the site of Boonesboro. The first group of settlers crossed the Cumberland Gap to Boonesboro by the road established by Boone, later called the "Wilderness Road". During the American Revolution the community suffered repeated attacks, and in 1778 Boone was taken captive by Indian raiders. The settlement, however, was eventually established as a permanent village.
Hollywood-style movies made on the subject:

"Daniel Boone", 1936. George O' Brien. Rating: **1/2

"Daniel Boone, The Trailblazer", 1956, color. Rating: **1/2
Courtesy The Harrodsburg Historical Society

Children of Daniel Boone and Rebeccah Bryan are:
  1. James Boone, b. March 05, 1757.
  2. Israel Boone, b. January 25, 1759.
  3. Susannah Boone, b. November 02, 1760.
  4. Jimima Boone, b. April 10, 1762.
  5. Levinia Boone, b. March 1766.
  6. Rebecca Boone, b. May 26, 1768.
  7. Daniel Morgan Boone, b. December 23, 1769.
  8. Jessie Bryan Boone, b. May 23, 1773.
  9. Willian Bryan Boone, b. June 20, 1775.
  10. Nathan Boone, b. February 03, 1781.
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