Roy Bird Cook, THE ANNALS OF FORT LEE (Charleston, WV: West Virginia Review Press, 1935)

1935

Roy Bird Cook, THE ANNALS OF FORT LEE (Charleston, WV: West Virginia Review Press, 1935)

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Boone requested the contract to supply the militia of the western counties, and on 12/18 it was awarded to him. On 12/22 he gave the state officials in charge of stores at "Point of Rocks," a receipt for 400 weight of powder, 1600 weight of lead, and one barrel of flints. McMachan ordered Boone to deliver to Morrefield, Hardy County, 60 pounds of power, 240 pounds of lead, and flints, and similar amounts to Morgantown and to the mouth of Buffalo in Ohio County. Receipts show that delivery was made of these supplies. On 3/4/1792 John Bing and Geo. Fitzwater signed a receipt to Boone for 60 pounds of powder and 2 piggs of lead which they promised to deliver to Col. Stump on the south branch of the Potomac for the use of Col. Bogard's militia in Randolph county. But complaints began in the spring. On 5/6 Caperton filed a statement with the Governor saying that "Col. Dan Boone had failed to provide provisions according to his agreement with the Virginia authorities." Indian troubles were mounting, people were being attacked and captured. On 5/26 Clendenin wrote the governor to say that while he was advised that powder for the frontier had been placed in Boone's hands, none had yet been delivered, and he had bought it own his own. By September 21 it was evident that the Kanawha leaders were very dissatisfied with the way Boone was handling the supplies. He had gone to Richmond and Point of Rocks and the state had placed him in charge of that phase of the work for the northwestern counties. He manaded to care for and supply the needs of the settlements on the south branch of the Potomac, along the Monongahela, and in Ohio County. Finally word came into Fort Lee that Boone was at the Point. Clendenin and Caperton made a journey there and with Col. Thomas Lewis took Boone to task for his lack of attention. Clendenin later reported that there "appeared to be a total noncompliance with the former [Boone] which cause the remission of the latter [the supplies to Caperton]." Caperton went to Richmond and presented letters stating that application had been made to Boone for ammunition provided by the State, but Boone denied having received it. In 1/1793 Thomas Lewis, objecting to Boone's methods, suggested replacing him. But his sucessors had equal difficulty in delivering supplies. The state was miserly in reimbursement, and allowed only a pittance of 9 cents per man for rations.

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1935

Roy Bird Cook, THE ANNALS OF FORT LEE (Charleston, WV: West Virginia Review Press, 1935)

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In 1788 Boone met again with John Vanbibber, and he decided to locate at the Point. Tradition says he ran a store, and as late as 1876 old residents pointed out a log house said to have been his house, located on the banks of Crooked Creek, now within the city limits. By the end of 1788 he was living at the Point. He knew of the salt licks up the Kanawha; Simon Kenton had spent some time there. The "burning springs" up the river were well-known by Virginians because of their march up the river to the Battle of Point Pleasant.

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1935

Roy Bird Cook, THE ANNALS OF FORT LEE (Charleston, WV: West Virginia Review Press, 1935)

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Chloe Flinn: John Flinn was a settler on the Kanawha. They were attacked by Indians in 1786; he and his wife were killed, one daughter escaped, but Chloe and John were captured. John afterward escaped, but later was recaptured and burned at the stake. Boone rescued the daughter, and she was reared in his own household. He may have come here to return her.

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1935

Roy Bird Cook, THE ANNALS OF FORT LEE (Charleston, WV: West Virginia Review Press, 1935)

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1788 four settlements in Greenbriar County: Point Pleasant, Tackett's Fort on Coal River, John Morris's on the same, and Cedar Grove, where the state road ended. There were about 10 people at each. George Clendenin was one of the county representatives in the assembly and county lieutenant of Greenbriar. In March 1788 he established a fort at the mouth of the Elk River on the Kanawha, his own lands. It was variously known as the mansion house of Clendenin, or Fort Lee, named for Henry Lee, governor of Virginia. In March, 1789, a force of about 30 was stationed at Fort Lee.

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1935

Roy Bird Cook, THE ANNALS OF FORT LEE (Charleston, WV: West Virginia Review Press, 1935)

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In November, 1788, the Assembly created the new county of Kanawha. The new justices of the county assembled at Fort Lee and held their first session on 10/5/1789. Boone was recommended for lieutenant colonel, but he did not appear until 4/1791: "A commission being presented in Court from his Excellency the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, appointing Daniel Boone Lieutenant-Colonel for Kanawha, who came into Court and qualified as the law directs." :36

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1935

Roy Bird Cook, THE ANNALS OF FORT LEE (Charleston, WV: West Virginia Review Press, 1935)

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See 6S333 for Clendenin's report that Boone had been killed.

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1935

Roy Bird Cook, THE ANNALS OF FORT LEE (Charleston, WV: West Virginia Review Press, 1935)

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Boone elected to the assembly in April, 1791, when he appeared at the court. The election was by viva voce. Col. Clendenin was the "big man" on the Kanawha. Tradition says that Boone walked all the way to Richmond. He served on the committee on religion and the committee on propositions and liscenses.

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1935

Roy Bird Cook, THE ANNALS OF FORT LEE (Charleston, WV: West Virginia Review Press, 1935)

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During the summer of 1793 one of the rangers at Fort Lee was wounded; he was removed to the home of Boone, who cared for him, and charged the state $25 for his services. The state auditor balked at paying the claim. This may mean that he had moved by this time.

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1935

Roy Bird Cook, THE ANNALS OF FORT LEE (Charleston, WV: West Virginia Review Press, 1935)

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:102

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1935

Roy Bird Cook, THE ANNALS OF FORT LEE (Charleston, WV: West Virginia Review Press, 1935)

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In 1791 Shawnees killed Shadrack Harriman within a mile of Boone's home (in Charleston).

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1935

Roy Bird Cook, THE ANNALS OF FORT LEE (Charleston, WV: West Virginia Review Press, 1935)

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Boone in the fur business with Isaac Vanbibber; went hunting with Matthias Vanbibber. Liked to trap at a place on the Kanawha called Long Shoals, today marked by rapids and small islands. The Gualey River also provided good hunting.

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1935

Roy Bird Cook, THE ANNALS OF FORT LEE (Charleston, WV: West Virginia Review Press, 1935)

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Boone never qualified as a deputy surveyor for the county, but he made several surveys, and acted as marker on many more. Trees still showed his marks as late as the Civil War.

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1935

Roy Bird Cook, THE ANNALS OF FORT LEE (Charleston, WV: West Virginia Review Press, 1935)

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At Elk (Charleston) Boone did not own the land on which he resided. It was a double log house which stood in or near the upper end of Kanawha Avenue, in Kanawha City, a suburb of Charleson, within sight of the capitol building of WV, commanding a good view of a slight bend in the river and the mouth of Campbell's Creek, where the celebrated salt licks were located.

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1935

Roy Bird Cook, THE ANNALS OF FORT LEE (Charleston, WV: West Virginia Review Press, 1935)

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At Point Pleasant, when he was 17 in 1790, he met and wooed Chloe Vanbibber. A marriage license entailed a journey of sixty miles to Fort Lee. He set out with James and Matthian Vanbibber (brothers) and their cousin Isaac Vanbibber (who later married Elizabeth Hays, DB's granddaughter), William Craig, and two boys both named William Hall. At Fort Tackett, located on the site of St. Albans, they stopped overnight. Then went on to Fort Lee, secured the license, and returned home, not knowing that a part of Indians wer waiting to destroy the fort on 8/27/90. The next year his name was on the list of tithables.

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