Person:Benjamin Boone (1)

m. 16 August 1689
  1. George Boone, IV1690 - 1753
  2. Sarah Boone1691/92 - 1743
  3. Mary Boone1694 - 1696
  4. Squire Boone, Sr.1696 - 1765
  5. Mary Boone1699 - 1774
  6. John Boone1701/02 - 1785
  7. Joseph Boone1704 - 1776
  8. Benjamin Boone1706 - 1762
  9. Margaret Boone1707 - 1708
  10. James Boone1709 - 1785
  11. Samuel Boone1711 - 1745
  • HBenjamin Boone1706 - 1762
  • WAnn Farmer1701 - Bef 1737
m. 28 SEP 1726
  1. John Boone, Sr.1727 - 1803
m. Bef. 1739
  1. Mary Boone1739 -
  2. Benjamin Boone1741 - 1824
  3. James Boone1742/43 -
  4. Samuel Boone1746 - 1811
  5. Dinah Boone1749 -
Facts and Events
Name Benjamin Boone
Gender Male
Birth? 16 Jul 1706 Bradninch, Exeter, Devonshire,England
Alt Birth? 16 Jul 1706 Stoak, Devonshire, England
Marriage 28 SEP 1726 Abington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniato Ann Farmer
Marriage Bef. 1739 to Susannah Unknown
Alt Death? 14 Oct 1762 Exeter, Berks, Pennsylvania
Death? 17 Oct 1762 Exeter Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

Biography of Benjamin Boone

Benjamin Boone, seventh child of George III and Mary Maugridge Boone, was born in Devonshire, England, on July 16, 1706. He died in Exeter Township of Berks County, Pennsylvania, during the year 1762. Benjamin was eleven years old when his father brought the family to settle with the Quakers in America. Benjamin's marriage to Ann Farmer occurred some time between August 3, 1726 and September 28, of the same year. On the former date, record was made of their intention of marriage; on the latter, report was made that the marriage had been performed. Ann was born in 1701. How long she lived after their marriage is not known; but it is though that her only child, John Boone, was born in 1727. It is also thought that Benjamin Boone went outside the Quaker fold when he married his second wife Susannah, surname not known - and that the marriage took place early in 1737, for on February 27, of that year, Benjamin was in disfavor with the Society of Friends.

Benjamin Boone's five children by his second wife were baptized August 6, 1753, at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Morlottan, Berks County, Pennsylvania. By this time John Boone, Benjamin's son by his first wife Ann Farmer Boone, was already married and in North Carolina with his uncle Squire Boone. On January 5, 1762, Benjamin Boone made his will which was proved in Berks County Court on October 27, 1762. The bulk of his estate went to his widow Susannah Boone and to his children by this second marriage; but the will contained one provision which is of great genealogical significance to some of his descendants: "Also I give to my eldest son, John Boone, the sum of five shillings." Without the inclusion of this nominal bequest, the documentation of the relationship between John Boone and his father might have been difficult indeed.

Children of Benjamin Boone and Susannah are:

Mary born 11 Nov 1739, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Benjamin born 13 Aug 1741, Berks County, PA. Mrd Eve Lofter 1 Oct 1771. Died 25 Sept 1824.
James born 24 Mar 1743, Berks County, PA.
Samuel born 11 Oct 1746, Berks County, PA. Died 3 Aug 1811. Mrd Elinor Hughes.
Dinah born 8 May 1749 Berks County, PA.


Will Extract of Benjamin Boone

The 1762 Will of Benjamin Boone, {Sr.} of Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA

Benjamin referred to:
a wife [given & bequeathed to], Susannah;
3 sons [given & bequeathed to; appointed executors]:
Benjamin, Samuel [the youngest] & James;
a son ["Also I give to"], John [the eldest]
{small bequeath; perh. Susannah's stepson? perh. non-Quaker?}
a daughter [not yet age 15--bequeathed to], Dinah;
a Negroeman [freed & allotted two acres on said son Samuel's land], Dick.
Made: 5 Jan 1762
Proved: ?
Witnesses: Thomas & Sarah WAREN