Person:Daniel Boone (1)

m. 23 Sep 1720
  1. Samuel Boone1724 -
  2. Sarah Boone1724 - 1815
  3. J Boone1726 - 1773
  4. Israel Boone1726 - 1756
  5. Samuel Boone1728 - 1816
  6. Jonathon Boone1730 - 1808
  7. Elizabeth Boone1731/32 - 1818
  8. George W. Boone1734 - 1820
  9. Daniel Boone1734 - 1820
  10. Jacob Boone1735 - 1835
  11. Sarah Cassandra Boone1740 - 1815
  12. Edward "Ned" Boone1740 - 1780
  13. Nathaniel Boone1742 - 1742
  14. Squire Boone1744 - 1815
  15. Mary Boone1746 - 1819
  16. Hannah Boone1746 - 1828
m. 14 AUG 1756
  1. James Boone1757 - 1773
  2. Israel Boone1759 - 1782
  3. Susannah Boone1760 - 1800
  4. Jemima Boone1762 - 1834
  5. John B. Boone1764 - 1779
  6. Levinia Boone1766 - 1802
  7. Rebecca Boone1768 - 1805
  8. Daniel Morgan Boone1769 - 1839
  9. Jesse Bryan Boone1773 - 1820
  10. William Bryan Boone1775 - 1775
  11. Nathan Boone1781 - 1856
Facts and Events
Name Daniel Boone
Alt Name[2] Sheltowee (meaning "Big Turtle")
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 14 Jul 1732
Birth[1] 22 Oct 1734 Oley (township), Berks, Pennsylvania, United States(2 Nov N.S.)
Marriage 14 AUG 1756 Rowan Co., North Carolinato Rebeccah Bryan
Alt Marriage 14 AUG 1756 Yadkin River, North Carolinato Rebeccah Bryan
Other[2] 1 Jan 1778 Nicholas, Kentucky, United Stateswent with a party of 30 men to Blue Licks on the Licking River to make salt
Other[2] 7 Feb 1778 Nicholas, Kentucky, United States"I met with a party of one hundred and two Indians and two Frenchmen on their march against Boonsborough"
Other[2] 8 Feb 1778 - 18 Feb 1778 Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States"They (the Shawnee) pursued and took me on the eighth day to the Licks" then taken to old Chillicothe
Other[2] 10 Mar 1778 - 30 Mar 1778 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United Statestaken to Detroit (British controlled) by the Indians where "the Governor offered 100 pounds sterling for me"
Other[2] 10 Apr 1778 - 25 Apr 1778 Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United Statestaken back to old Chillicothe where he was adopted by a Shawnee family
Other[2] 1 Jun 1778 Scioto, Ohio, United Statestaken to Scioto to help make salt
Other[2] 16 Jun 1778 Boonesborough, Madison, Kentucky, United Statesescaped before sunrise when he saw 450 Indians preparing to march against Boonsborough
Death? 26 Sep 1820 Charette Village on Femme Osage Creek, St. Charles County, Missouri
Alt Burial[4] Aug 1845 Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USABurial #2 They were removed for interment in the public cemetery in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky
Burial[4] Marthasville, Warren, Missouri, United StatesNext to his wife near Marthasville, Missouri

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Daniel Boone (September 26, 1820) was an American pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States. Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement of what is now Kentucky, which was then part of Virginia but on the other side of the mountains from the settled areas. As a young adult Boone supplemented his farm income by hunting and trapping game, and selling their pelts in the fur market. It was through this occupational interest that Boone first learned the easy routes to the area. Despite some resistance from American Indian tribes such as the Shawnee, in 1775 Boone blazed his Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mountains from North Carolina and Tennessee into Kentucky. There he founded the village of Boonesborough, Kentucky, one of the first American settlements west of the Appalachians. Before the end of the 18th century, more than 200,000 European people migrated to Kentucky/Virginia by following the route marked by Boone.

Boone was a militia officer during the Revolutionary War (1775–83), which in Kentucky was fought primarily between the American settlers and the British-aided Native Americans. Boone was captured by Shawnee warriors in 1778, who after a while adopted him into their tribe. Later, he left the Indians and returned to Boonesborough to help defend the European settlements in Kentucky/Virginia.

Boone was elected to the first of his three terms in the Virginia General Assembly during the Revolutionary War, and fought in the Battle of Blue Licks in 1782. Blue Licks, a Loyalist victory over the Patriots, was one of the last battles of the Revolutionary War, coming after the main fighting ended in October 1781.

Following the war, Boone worked as a surveyor and merchant, but fell deeply into debt through failed Kentucky land speculation. Frustrated with the legal problems resulting from his land claims, in 1799 Boone immigrated to eastern Missouri, where he spent most of the last two decades of his life (1800–20). Boone remains an iconic figure in American history. He was a legend in his own lifetime, especially after an account of his adventures was published in 1784, making him famous in America and Europe. After his death, he was frequently the subject of heroic tall tales and works of fiction. His adventures—real and legendary—were influential in creating the archetypal Western hero of American folklore. In American popular culture, he is remembered as one of the foremost early frontiersmen. The epic Daniel Boone mythology often overshadows the historical details of his life.

See biographies by J. Bakeless (1965), R. G. Thwaites (1963, repr. 1971), and R. E. McDowell (1972); The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer" by John Mack Faragher.

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  1. Daniel Boone, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Metcalf, Samuel L. Collection of Some of the Most Interesting Narratives of Indian Warfare in the West. (Lexington, Kentucky, USA: William G. Hunt, 1821), 1913.
  3.   BOONE, DANIEL, in Daughters of the American Revolution. Genealogical Research System.

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  4. 4.0 4.1 Daniel Boone , in Find A Grave.

    In 1845 in a controversial move, the remains of Boone and his wife were relocated from Missouri to Kentucky. There is some controversy surrounding the final disposition of the Boones' remains. Some say Daniel and Rebecca's remains are still in Missouri, and that the wrong bodies were removed and re-buried. Others have demanded the return of the bodies to Missouri.

  5.   Filson, John. Filson, John. The Discovery, Settlement And present State of Kentucke. (1784), 1784.
  6.   Spraker, Hazel Atterbury. The Boone family: a genealogical history of the descendants of George and Mary Boone, who came to America in 1717; containing many unpublished bits of early Kentucky history; also a biographical sketch of Daniel Boone, the pioneer, by one of his descendants. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974), 1922.
  7.   He was given this name when he was adopted by the Shawnee. Source needed. [Note: in source S3 Boone mentions that he was adopted but does not say by whom (some say Chief Blackfish) and does not give his given name, although the author fills that in at the unsourced footnotes. A direct source should be found if possible. user:cthrnvl ]