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A quote from Nathan Boone about Israel Boone:
Died of consumption at an early age. His wife had previously died, an d as no other Boones ever had it, it was thought he caught it from his w ife. Young Jesse was raised by my father and mother. Jesse was alway s unlucky, first breaking his leg and then his arm. We don't believe t hat Jesse Boone came to Kentucky during this hunt; Neeley was the man wh o came out with Squire Boone and returned home by himself.
Daniel (The Famous) BOONE
Frontiersman, born near Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. His parents were Quakers. He learned to hunt and trap by the age of 12. He moved with his family to North Carolina (1750--1) and in 1755 he took part in General Braddock's diasastrous campaign, where he met John Finley, a hunter who told him stories of the Kentucky wilderness. He explored in Kentucky (1767--8, 1769--71) and led the first settlers there in 1775. He founded Boonesborough, a fortified settlement. He was captured by Shawnee Indians (1778) but escaped in time to defend Boonesborough against an Indian attack. Later, his claims to large tracts of Kentucky lands were not validated and he moved to West Virginia (1788), and then to present-day Missouri (1799) where he remained until his death. He has retained his place as the archetypal American frontiersman
Daniel Boone was the son of Squire Boone, an early Rowan County Settler. Daniel was commissioned by the men of Salisbury to manage a parcel of land they purchased from the Cherokee in Kentucky. Daniel was assisted by
his brother George. They founded Boonesborough and other settlements. There are some visitor attractions on the property in Davidson County that was previously in Rowan County that was Squire Boone's, including a
cave. Boone's property can be identified on an old map of Old RowanCounty. Follow the links for more information about this Boone family.
From an email dated January 11, 2000 to Teddy Barclay Pope from Dona
Preface: The men of Salisbury North Carolina bought a parcel of land in Kentucky from the Cherokee Indians. Teddy noticed reference to it in the materials online written by the University of North Carolina. Young
Daniel Boone of Rowan County, whose father had property to the north of the Robert Barkley plantation in Jersey Settlement, was commissioned to go and establish a colony on the Kentucky land. His brother George went with him. Wondering if this might be the reason Robert Barkley of Rowan County had some land in Kentucky to which his sons Robert b.1772 and Walter b. 1774 went after his death, Teddy wrote to Dona Porter, McQueen
researcher and contributor to Barclay research materials about the land and the McQueen involvement in settling Boonesborough. This text was her response.
Daniel Boone's Life:
1734: Daniel Boone is born to Squire and Sarah Morgan Boone, their sixth child, at Oley Township (now Berks County), Pa.
1750-1752: The Boones leave Pennsylvania, stay in Virginia for two years and then settle in North Carolina.
1755: In the French and Indian War, Daniel Boone serves as a wagoneer in the North Carolina militia in an unsuccessful attempt to take Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh) from the French.
1756: Boone marries Rebecca Bryan. The first of their 10 children, James, is born the next year.
1769: Boone blazes the first known trail from North Carolina to Tennessee, then spends two years hunting and exploring in Kentucky, where he is captured twice by Indians and escapes both times.
1773: Boone makes the first attempt to settle Kentucky. Indians attack and turn Boone's party back. Son James is killed in the attack.
1775: Boonesborough is established south of present-day Lexington,Ky. Boone leads the cutting of the Wilderness Trail, the first trail for white settlement, from Tennessee to Fort Boonesborough.
1777: Boone is commissioned a captain in the Virginia Militia and becomes the first Kentucky colonel. Boonesborough is besieged by Shawnee warriors, and Boone is wounded.
1778: Boone is captured by the Shawnee and adopted by Chief Blackfish. Boone escapes after five months with the Shawnee.
1782: Boone fights in the Battle of Blue Licks, one of the last battles of the Revolutionary War. Son Israel is killed in the battle.
1787: Boone, with claims to as much as 100,000 acres of land, represents Kentucky in the Virginia Legislature.
1787-1795: Boone loses most of his property in Kentucky because of tax laws and disputed land claims.
1797-1798: Son Daniel Morgan Boone visits the Mississippi Valley and Missouri and meets with Don Z.Trudeau, lieutenant governor of the Spanish Territory, who invites the Boones to settle in Missouri.
1799: Daniel Boone, having received a grant of 850 acres, and relatives move to the Femme Osage District (now St. Charles County, Missouri).
1800: Spanish governor appoints Boone "syndic" (judge and jury) and commandant of the Femme Osage region.
1803 - Daniel and his son Nathan build the stone house in what is now Defiance, MO.
1813: Rebecca Boone dies at daughter Jemima Boone Calla-way's home near Marthasville.
1820: Daniel Boone dies at the Boone home near Defiance.
Title: A True, Brief History of Daniel Boone
Abbrev: A True, Brief History of Daniel Boone
Author: Rolla P. Adrae
Publication: The Daniel Boone House, Defiance, Missouri 63341, 1985
SOURCE: Query response
Hi Donna! This is Karen, I talked to you a few months ago. I wonder too where your grandfather fit in. My line of Stewarts are: John Stewart/Hannah Boone, William Boone Stewart/Tabitha Braine, James Boone Stewart/Sarah Smallwood, Albert Gallatin Hall Stewart/Adner Lewis, Elijah Clarence Stewart/Emma Reno, Elvie Nathan Stewart/Ruth Celia Merry,Elizabeth Stewart/Gene Harlow--Me, Karen Harlow.-- thank you for the additional info. Some of it is new and I will pass it on to my cousins. I know that you have done your homework on it and it is reliable. Soloman Stewart was the brother of James Boone Stewart who married the Smallwood girls in a double ceremony in Hardin Co. Ky. The stewart boys were grandsons of John Stewart and Hannah Boone Stewart.--Karen Harlow
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed., 1885,