HISTORY OF JACKSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough & Co, 1878)

1878

HISTORY OF JACKSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough & Co, 1878)

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<In 1805 or 1806, William Boon, a native of North Carolina, related to the celebrated Daniel Boone, the first settler of Kentucky, who prompted by a spirit of adventure had left his father's house at the early age of eighteen, and traveled through Tennessee to Missouri, came to Jackson county [Illinois] and commenced an improvement under the bluff, east of Degognia. He built a house and opened a farm, and in the fall of 1806, or early in the spring of 1807, moved his family to their new home. He had been living since 1802 on the east bank of the Okaw or Kaskaskia River, a short distance below the town of that name, which at the period referred to, was the seat of fashion, refinement, wealth, and power in Illinois. He was a courageous man, and commanded a company of rangers for the protection of the settlements, during the war of 1812. His descendants are still living in the county. He was the father of Benningsen Boon, who was born in Jackson County in the year 1807, at the old place mentioned above, where his father settled.> HISTORY OF JACKSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough & Co, 1878):32. [Courtesy of Jane Adams, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901-4502]

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