Person:Daniel Boone (1)

m. 23 Sep 1720
  1. Sarah Boone1724 - 1815
  2. Israel Boone1726 - 1756
  3. Samuel Boone1728 - Abt 1816
  4. Jonathan Boone1730 - 1808
  5. Elizabeth Boone1733/34 - 24
  6. Daniel Boone1734 - 1820
  7. Mary Boone1736 - 1819
  8. George Boone1739 - 1820
  9. Edward "Ned" Boone1740 - 1780
  10. Nathaniel BooneAbt 1742 -
  11. Squire Boone, Jr.1744 - 1815
  12. Hannah Boone1746 - 1828
m. 14 Aug 1756
  1. James Boone03 - 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. Lt. Col. Nathan Boone1781 - 1856
Facts and Events
Name Daniel Boone
Alt Name[2][9][10][11] Sheltowee (meaning "Big Turtle") _____
Gender Male
Birth[1] 2 Nov 1734 Oley Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania[New Style]
Marriage 14 Aug 1756 Rowan County, 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][10] 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] Bet 8 Feb 1778 and 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] Bet 10 Mar 1778 and 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] Bet 10 Apr 1778 and 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][10] 16 Jun 1778 Boonesborough, Madison, Kentucky, United Statesescaped before sunrise when he saw 450 Indians preparing to march against Boonsborough
Death[1][8] 26 Sep 1820 Charette Village on Femme Osage Creek, St. Charles County, Missouri
Burial[4] Marthasville, Warren, Missouri, United StatesNext to his wife near Marthasville, 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
Reference Number? Q316661?

Biographical Summary

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Daniel Boone (September 26, 1820) was an American pioneer, explorer, woodsman, 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. It was still considered part of Virginia but was on the western side of the Appalachian Mountains from most European-American settlements. As a young adult, Boone supplemented his farm income by hunting and trapping game, and selling their pelts in the fur market. Through this occupational interest, 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 from North Carolina and Tennessee through Cumberland Gap in the Cumberland Mountains 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 Americans migrated to Kentucky/Virginia by following the route marked by Boone.

Boone served as a militia officer during the Revolutionary War (1775–83), which, in Kentucky, was fought primarily between the American settlers and British-allied Native Americans, who hoped to expel the Americans. Boone was captured by Shawnee warriors in 1778. He escaped and alerted Boonesborough that the Shawnee were planning an attack. Although heavily outnumbered, Americans repelled the Shawnee warriors in the Siege of Boonesborough. Boone was elected to the first of his three terms in the Virginia General Assembly during the Revolutionary War, and he fought in the Battle of Blue Licks in 1782. Blue Licks, a Shawnee 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 emigrated 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, framing him as the typical American frontiersman. 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 frontier 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. 1.0 1.1 Daniel Boone, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

    [Caution: may contain errors.]

  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)
  3.   BOONE, DANIEL, in Daughters of the American Revolution. Genealogical Research System.

    Service Description: 1) ALSO LCOL, FAYETTE CO TROOPS;

  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.   Family Recorded, in Filson, John. The Discovery, Settlement, and present State of Kentucke: and an essay toward the topography and natural history of that important country ; to which is added an appendix containing, first, the adventures of Colonel Daniel Boon, one of the first settlers, comprehending every important occurrence in the political history of that province ; second, the minutes of the Piankashaw council, held at Post Saint Vincent's, April 15, 1784 ; third, an account of the Indian nations inhabiting within the limits of the thirteen United States, their manners and customs, and reflections on their origin ; fourth, the stages and distances between Philadelphia and the Falls of the Ohio, from Pittsburgh to Pensacola, and several other places - the whole illustrated by a new and accurate map of Kentucke and the country adjoining, drawn from actual surveys. (Wilmington: James Adams, 1784)
  6.   Family Recorded, in Spraker, Hazel Atterbury, and Jesse Proctor Crump. 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. (Rutland, Vt.: Tuttle Co., 1922)
    64-65, 1922.
  7.   Family Recorded, in Rockenfield, Sarah Ridge Street. Our Boone families : Daniel Boone's kinfolks. (Evansville, Indiana: Whipporwill, 1987)

    [contains in depth details]

  8. Family Recorded, in The Boone Society, Inc. - The First 5 Generations of the George Boone Family, 21 Aug 2008.

    (6) Daniel BOONE, b 22 Sept 1734 Exeter, Berks Co, PA d 26 Sept 1820 Marthasville, St Charles Co, MO m Aug 14, 1756 to Rebecca BRYAN b 9 Jan 1739 Frederick Co, VA d 18 March 1813 Marthasville, St Charles Co, MO where they both were originally buried and that grave is marked there. (There is the dispute of reburial to Kentucky of Daniel and Rebecca). DAR ID NO 35404 V36 p150 also 38294
    [cos1776 Note of Caution: pos error - birth date does not match other sources.]

  9. Source Needed.

    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 ]

  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Sheltowee Trace, in 100 Trails of the Big South Fork: Tennessee and Kentucky
    Page 204.

    "While traveling through the remote woods of Kentucky in February 1778, Daniel Boone was captured by a band of Shawnees, who took him to one of their towns along the Ohio River. Boone escaped 4 months later, but during his stay, Chief Black Fish befriended him and gave Boone the name Sheltowee, meaning "Big Turtle." The Sheltowee Trace, named in Boone's honor, has an occasional blaze in the shape of a turtle, but most often a white diamond blaze."

  11. Shel-Tow-Ee, Son of Blackfish, in Lofaro, Michael. Daniel Boone: An American Life. (University Press of Kentucky, Sep 26, 2003)
    Page 92, 26 Sep 2003.

    "Blackfish and his wife treated Boone with kindness, the chief always addressing him as "my son," and as a brave, Daniel did not have to do any farming, as that was women's work in Shawnee culture."