Daniel Boone

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Daniel Boone (1734-1820), American pioneer and hunter who became a folk hero, "...most famous for his exploration and settlement of what is now the U.S. state of Kentucky." (Wikipedia, "Daniel Boone")

Daniel Boone was born Oct 22, 1734 in Exeter Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, the sixth child of Squire Boone (1696-1765) by his wife Sarah Morgan (1700-77).

Daniel Boone married Rebecca Bryan on Aug 17, 1756 at the Yadkin River in Rowan County, North Carolina. She had been born Jan 9 1738/9 in Frederick County, Virginia to Joseph Bryan and his wife Alee Linville.

Daniel Boone and Rebecca Bryan had at least two children: Nathan and Jesse.

Daniel Boone died, at the residence of his son Nathan, in Charette Village, near Marthasville in Montgomery County, Missouri on Sep 26, 1820.

Primary sources

  • Arkansas Gazette, Nov 4, 1820, hosted at Arkansas Ties dot com : "Died — at Charette village, (Mo.) on the 26th Sept. Col. Daniel Boon, in the 90th year of his age; he was a native of Bucks county, Pa. and as the first settler of the state of Kentucky."

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