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George Boone III (1666-1733/34), Colonial American Immigrant

This month, WeRelate looks at the Person Page of George Boone, christened 19 March 1666 in Stoke-Canon, England, a village near the City of Exeter in Devonshire, son of George Boone (1645-1705) and Sarah Mary Uppey (1646-1720). George married Mary Maugridge (b. 1669 in Bradninch, England, eight miles from Exeter in Devonshire), a daughter of John and Mary (Milton) Maugridge. George and Mary Boone were members of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in Callumpton, Devonshire, from which Meeting they took a letter of recommendation to the Society of Friends in America. Whether they were dissatisfied with their condition as Quakers in England, or whether they were impelled by that desire for adventure and travel which was later so strongly manifested in Daniel Boone and his brothers, will never be known. On the 17th of August, 1717, with six children, George Boone and his wife left the town of Bradninch in Devonshire and went to Bristol, where they set sail for America. Once in America, they settled in Exeter Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. George and Mary went on to have twelve children together and many of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren participated in the Revolutionary War for our country's battle for independence from England. This Person Page, is a good example of the type of Page that you can add to WeRelate for your ancestors. (learn more...)

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