Willard Rouse Jillson, PIONEER KENTUCKY: AN OUTLINE OF ITS EXPLORATION AND SETTLEMENT, ITS EARLY CARTOGRAPHY AND PRIMITIVE GEOGRAPHY COUPLED WITH A BRIEF PRESENTATION OF THE PRINCIPAL TRAILS, TRACES, FORTS, STATIONS, SPRINGS, LICKS, FORDS, AND FERRIES USED PRIOR TO THE YEAR 1800 (Frankfort: The State Journal Company, 1934).

1934

Willard Rouse Jillson, PIONEER KENTUCKY: AN OUTLINE OF ITS EXPLORATION AND SETTLEMENT, ITS EARLY CARTOGRAPHY AND PRIMITIVE GEOGRAPHY COUPLED WITH A BRIEF PRESENTATION OF THE PRINCIPAL TRAILS, TRACES, FORTS, STATIONS, SPRINGS, LICKS, FORDS, AND FERRIES USED PRIOR TO THE YEAR 1800 (Frankfort: The State Journal Company, 1934).

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<The recollections of many unnamed explorers must have found their way, by one means or another, to the leading cartographers of their times. This is evidenced by the fact that the maps of the West showing the Ohio Valley and the Kentucky County from the first journey of Joliet and marquette in 1673 down through the successive works of Franquelin 1683 and 1684; Hennepin, 1697 and 1699; Wells, 1700; DeL'Isle, 1700-1718; Chatelain, 1732-1739; Popple, 1733; Bellin, 1744-1755; D'Anville, 1746; Evans, 1755-1776; Mitchell, 1755-1775; Hutchins, 1778, and many others show progressive improvement in accuracy and detail. Since only a very few and rudimentary topographical surveys were made with map making as the principal objective, Evans, Mitchell and Hutchins being paramount exceptions, it is certain that for more than a century after the journey of Gabriel Arthur in 1674, the chief source of an expanding understanding of the Kentucky Country was the occasional and usually unofficial explorer.> JILLISON7:10

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1934

Willard Rouse Jillson, PIONEER KENTUCKY: AN OUTLINE OF ITS EXPLORATION AND SETTLEMENT, ITS EARLY CARTOGRAPHY AND PRIMITIVE GEOGRAPHY COUPLED WITH A BRIEF PRESENTATION OF THE PRINCIPAL TRAILS, TRACES, FORTS, STATIONS, SPRINGS, LICKS, FORDS, AND FERRIES USED PRIOR TO THE YEAR 1800 (Frankfort: The State Journal Company, 1934).

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Gabriel Arthur (1674), M. De Longueil (1729), John Stolling (1730), John Howard (1742), de Celeron (1749), Thomas Walker (1750), Christopher Gist (1751), James McBride and George Croghan (1754), Mary Ingles (1755), Thomas Walker (1758), John Swift (1761), Harry Gordon and James Smith (1766); John Findley and Daniel Boone (1767 and 1769). JILLSON7:10

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1934

Willard Rouse Jillson, PIONEER KENTUCKY: AN OUTLINE OF ITS EXPLORATION AND SETTLEMENT, ITS EARLY CARTOGRAPHY AND PRIMITIVE GEOGRAPHY COUPLED WITH A BRIEF PRESENTATION OF THE PRINCIPAL TRAILS, TRACES, FORTS, STATIONS, SPRINGS, LICKS, FORDS, AND FERRIES USED PRIOR TO THE YEAR 1800 (Frankfort: The State Journal Company, 1934).

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The 1703 DeLisle map indicated a great continental path labeled "Route que les Francois," extending from the Ohio river southeast over the Appalachians: the Warriors Path (called "Athiamiowee" in Miami dialect of Algonquian, meaning "Path of the Armed Ones"), later the Wilderness Road. It is not certain that the French used it, but here is evidence that they had heard of it. It was later shown on Pownall's 1776 edition of Evans 1755 map and Hutchins map of 1778. This was the most direct line of communication between the Shawnee towns of the Ohio country and the Cherokee towns at the head of the Tennesse River. Arthur made references to the path in his account of his 1674 journey to Transappalachia. JILLSON7:20, 22, 37

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1934

Willard Rouse Jillson, PIONEER KENTUCKY: AN OUTLINE OF ITS EXPLORATION AND SETTLEMENT, ITS EARLY CARTOGRAPHY AND PRIMITIVE GEOGRAPHY COUPLED WITH A BRIEF PRESENTATION OF THE PRINCIPAL TRAILS, TRACES, FORTS, STATIONS, SPRINGS, LICKS, FORDS, AND FERRIES USED PRIOR TO THE YEAR 1800 (Frankfort: The State Journal Company, 1934).

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DB and Finley entered KY via the Warriors Path and followed it to the great limestone plateau -- the Blue Grass Country -- of northern central Kentucky. Here, at Pilot's Knob and the ruins of Eskippakithiki the Warrior's Path led further north to the Ohio. The great Buffalo path ("Alanant-o-wamiowee") led to the northwest to Big Bone Lick, thence to the mouth of Licking River. JILLSON7:55

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1934

Willard Rouse Jillson, PIONEER KENTUCKY: AN OUTLINE OF ITS EXPLORATION AND SETTLEMENT, ITS EARLY CARTOGRAPHY AND PRIMITIVE GEOGRAPHY COUPLED WITH A BRIEF PRESENTATION OF THE PRINCIPAL TRAILS, TRACES, FORTS, STATIONS, SPRINGS, LICKS, FORDS, AND FERRIES USED PRIOR TO THE YEAR 1800 (Frankfort: The State Journal Company, 1934).

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1: Born 10/5/1744 OS. Died 8/1815. 10th in a family of 11 children. After moving to NC, when about 15, he was taken back to PA by his mother, where he was apprenticed to his cousin, Samuel Boone, to learn the gunsmithing trade. At the end of five years his parents bought off his unexpired apprenticeship and he returned to the Yadkin. When 21, 8/8/1765, married Jan Van Cleve, whom he had known for many years, the culmination of a youthful courtship. Jane was born in NJ, 10/16/1749; died 3/10/1829 at the home of her son, Enoch Morgan Boone. Children: Jonathan 1766, Moses, 1769, Isaiah 1772, Sarah 1775, Enoch 1778. Was with DB on trip to Florida. Was with DB on 1767 exploration of KY. Then again 1769-71. Part of the Wilderness Road party. As a Baptist lay preacher, he married Samuel Henderson and Elizabeth Callaway 8/7/1776. With his family at Harrod's Fort in 1777. Was at Boonesborough for the siege. Early in 1779 moved his family back to Harrod's Fort; then down Kentucky and Ohio rivers to Louisville. Spring of 1780 removed to the "Painted Stone" fort or Squire Boone's Station on Clear Creek. There he married many couples. Became an invalid because of wounds in an Indian attack. Served as representative of Jefferson county in VA House of Delegates from 5-12/1782. Was at Painted Stone in the mid'80s, where he built a grist and saw mill. Made entry for a total of more than 58,000 acres of Bluegrass land, of which more than 10,000 were granted to him. Was a member of the Kentucky Convention at Danville, sitting as a delegate from Lincoln County. Went as a delegate from KY to VA, to ratify the Constitution. Land losses by the late 1780s encouraged him, with his son Isaiah and his cousin Samuel Boone, to attempt a settlement at Chickasaw Bluffs at the mouth of the Yazoo River, near present Vicksburg MS. Indians chased them away, and he spent three years at New Orleans. CONTINUED

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1934

Willard Rouse Jillson, PIONEER KENTUCKY: AN OUTLINE OF ITS EXPLORATION AND SETTLEMENT, ITS EARLY CARTOGRAPHY AND PRIMITIVE GEOGRAPHY COUPLED WITH A BRIEF PRESENTATION OF THE PRINCIPAL TRAILS, TRACES, FORTS, STATIONS, SPRINGS, LICKS, FORDS, AND FERRIES USED PRIOR TO THE YEAR 1800 (Frankfort: The State Journal Company, 1934).

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2: 1790 returned to KY after all his personal possessions except his gun had been confiscated by the Spanish authorities. Dissatisfied with KY, he journeyed overland to St. Simon's Island FL, and was there for a year. 1792 returned by boat to Philadelphia, then with wife and relatives for three years in Berks county PA. 1795 returned to KY to home of son Jonathan. 1799 joined Daniel and went to MO. Spent a year or two, taking up a grant of 700 acres on the Quiver River. Two sons persuaded him to return to KY. By 1804 his debts had so mounted that he was imprisoned in Louisville, but was released by friends who paid his bond. 1806 he crossed the Ohio into Indiana where he established a new settlement in Harrison County about 25 miles northwest of Louisville. Built a stone house which he called "Travellers Rest." Close by he built a small mill which he operated. Took up gunsmithing. These couplets on the stones of the mill: <I set and sing my soul's salvation And bless the God of my Creation.> <Keep close your intention For fear of prevention.> <My God my life hath much befriended, I'll praise him till my days are ended.> In 1813, along with Daniel, was given standing as a Revolutionary soldier-officer by Congress. He had been wounded severely 11 times, and carried the scars. Willard Rouse Jillson, "Squire Boone: A Sketch of His Life and an Appraisement of His Influence on the Early Settlement of Kentucky," THE FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 16 (1942):141-71.

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