Willard Rouse Jillson, WITH COMPASS AND CHAIN: A BRIEF NARRATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF COL. DANIEL BOONE AS A LAND SURVEYOR IN KENTUCKY (Frankfort: Roberts Printing Co., 1954)

1954

Willard Rouse Jillson, WITH COMPASS AND CHAIN: A BRIEF NARRATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF COL. DANIEL BOONE AS A LAND SURVEYOR IN KENTUCKY (Frankfort: Roberts Printing Co., 1954)

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Jillson 1: DB appointed deputy surveyor under Col. Thomas Marshall, surveyor of Fayette County, shortly after the seige of Bryan's Station in 1782. At the time he was sheriff of Fayette and lieutenant of its militia. Although he had no experience as a surveyor, he was acknowledged a master at woodcraft and Indian affairs, and this was important for surveyors in those days. Toward the middle of 12/1782 he appears as a land marker on several large surveys made by John Shelby, Jr., for Evan Shelby, on the waters of Hickman Creek, in what was then Fayette but is now Jessamine County. Included in the crew with him were Charles Calloway and Isaac Shelby, the latter of whom would a decade later become Kentucky's first governor. On 1/28/1783 DB ran one of his earliest, if not his first survey: for Leonard Hall, a preemption boundary of 400 acres <situate, lying and being in the county of Fayette on the waters of Miller Creek of North Elkhorn Creek.> This is now in Scott County, the very heart of the bluegrass country. Throughout the rest of 1783, and through 1786, he continued to actively survey, completing about 150 separate surveys for emigrants, mostly from Virginia. About half of these are still on file in the Kentucky Land Office in Frankfort. <His written or surveying record and his surveyed plats are as good as the average -- certainly better than some that were made at the same time, if not quite the equal of others.> <Many of the other surveyors contemporary with Boone excelled him in spelling, in neatness, and in general surveying precision, particularly in the matter of the presentation of the platted survey.> Willard Rouse Jillson, WITH COMPASS AND CHAIN: A BRIEF NARRATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF COL. DANIEL BOONE AS A LAND SURVEYOR IN KENTUCKY (Frankfort: Roberts Printing Co., 1954):7-8 continued.

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1954

Willard Rouse Jillson, WITH COMPASS AND CHAIN: A BRIEF NARRATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF COL. DANIEL BOONE AS A LAND SURVEYOR IN KENTUCKY (Frankfort: Roberts Printing Co., 1954)

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Jillson 2: In 1783 he executed about forty surveys. This was quite a lot of work, ocnsidering that the Shawnees and other Ohio tribes were very active in northern KY. At this time there were upwards of one hundred men appointed Deputy Surveyors of Fayette County under Thomas Marshall. On 8/19/1783 he was made Deputy Surveyor of Lincoln County under Col. James Thompson. This included the area of Boonesborough, where DB had a "lively interest." He made a number of surveys in what are now Estill, Madison, and Garrard counties. Willard Rouse Jillson, WITH COMPASS AND CHAIN: A BRIEF NARRATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF COL. DANIEL BOONE AS A LAND SURVEYOR IN KENTUCKY (Frankfort: Roberts Printing Co., 1954):9-11, continued.

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1954

Willard Rouse Jillson, WITH COMPASS AND CHAIN: A BRIEF NARRATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF COL. DANIEL BOONE AS A LAND SURVEYOR IN KENTUCKY (Frankfort: Roberts Printing Co., 1954)

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Jillson 3: Men for whom DB surveyed. 1783: John Hazelrigg, William Bush, William Hazelrigg, Andrew Tribble, James Hazelrigg, Leonard Hall, John Adkins, William Hughes, Richard Bloxsom, Absolem Tatum, William Smith, Nathaniel Pope, Moses Wheeler, James Bridges, and others. 1785: John Sallard, Merry Walker, William Walker, Robert Burton, Thomas Logwood, Thomas Austin, John Austin, Daniel Boone, Champam Austin, John Kennedy, William Grant, Toliver Craig, Gideon Carr, William Fleming, Israel Grant, Joseph Wright, Daniel M. Boone, Michael Bedinger, Peter Deyerle, Jacob Sharp, and others. Willard Rouse Jillson, WITH COMPASS AND CHAIN: A BRIEF NARRATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF COL. DANIEL BOONE AS A LAND SURVEYOR IN KENTUCKY (Frankfort: Roberts Printing Co., 1954):11-12, continued.

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1954

Willard Rouse Jillson, WITH COMPASS AND CHAIN: A BRIEF NARRATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF COL. DANIEL BOONE AS A LAND SURVEYOR IN KENTUCKY (Frankfort: Roberts Printing Co., 1954)

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Jillson 4: Men employed by DB in surveying. 1783: Eli Cleveland, Oliver Cleveland, Micajah Cleveland, James Stevens, Phillip Bush, William Bush, Isaac Holbert, Leonard Hall, Caleb Hall, Benjamin Halsey, Joseph School, Charles Yancey, John Porter, Septimus Davis, William Porter, William Smith, Rhodes Thomson, James Bibb, and others. 1784: used his own sons considerably; Jesse Bryan Boone (11 years old), Daniel Morgan Boone (15) were his regular chainmen; Joseph School (29), his son-in-law, his land marker; Boone did his own piloting; others employed included Edmund Calloway, Benjamin Halsell, Septimus Davis, Thomas Hagens, William Hill, William Linvill, Willis Morris, John Porter, Robert Guttery, William Wright, Hanariah Lincoln, Balus Clay, Benjamin Holey, Samuel Brink, John Snoway, and others. Willard Rouse Jillson, WITH COMPASS AND CHAIN: A BRIEF NARRATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF COL. DANIEL BOONE AS A LAND SURVEYOR IN KENTUCKY (Frankfort: Roberts Printing Co., 1954):11-12, continued

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1954

Willard Rouse Jillson, WITH COMPASS AND CHAIN: A BRIEF NARRATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF COL. DANIEL BOONE AS A LAND SURVEYOR IN KENTUCKY (Frankfort: Roberts Printing Co., 1954)

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Jillson 5: <It appears that Boone made an honest effort to "lay off" good lands for his clients as close in as possible to the then main settlement of Lexington, Boonesboro, and Bryan's Station. While it is not practicable to plot the exact location of all his surveys due to the natural vagueness of description in a forested and unpeopled wilderness, it is plain that he seized upon the best lands in what was then Fayette, but is now subdivided into Jessamine, Fayette, Clark, Powell, Montgomery, Bourbon, Scott, Harrison, Nicholas, Bath, Fleming, Boone, and other adjacent areas in this northern Central Kentucky group.> Willard Rouse Jillson, WITH COMPASS AND CHAIN: A BRIEF NARRATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF COL. DANIEL BOONE AS A LAND SURVEYOR IN KENTUCKY (Frankfort: Roberts Printing Co., 1954):12-13, continued

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1954

Willard Rouse Jillson, WITH COMPASS AND CHAIN: A BRIEF NARRATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF COL. DANIEL BOONE AS A LAND SURVEYOR IN KENTUCKY (Frankfort: Roberts Printing Co., 1954)

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Jillson 6: DB made a number of surveys in the Kanawha area after 1789. Willard Rouse Jillson, WITH COMPASS AND CHAIN: A BRIEF NARRATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF COL. DANIEL BOONE AS A LAND SURVEYOR IN KENTUCKY (Frankfort: Roberts Printing Co., 1954):13, continued

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1954

Willard Rouse Jillson, WITH COMPASS AND CHAIN: A BRIEF NARRATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF COL. DANIEL BOONE AS A LAND SURVEYOR IN KENTUCKY (Frankfort: Roberts Printing Co., 1954)

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Jillson 7: Commentary on the BOONEMSS survey of 7/20/1786: <Daniel Boone modestly charged only nine pounds, three shillings, and eight pence for eleven days work as surveyor. Allowing an exchange value of three dollars and thirty centrs to the pound, the then approximate value of English money in American dollars, Boone was paid -- after a while -- for his services about $2.75 per day. And with this, the item of but two pounds for "provistions for the tower" of eleven days for four or more men, indicates that he fed them largely at the same time by the use of his ever ready rifle. Exceptions to the above schedule of surveying charges may occasionally have been made by Boone, it is readily granted. It was not uncommon for a pioneer surveyor to be given upwards of one-half of the land he surveyed for his services, particularly if some clearing of the forest was required in the contract. . . . That avarice and greed, however, were foreign to Boone's character is eloquently attested by the fact that there is nothing in his record, so far as it is known, to indicate that he gained much more than a mere competence for the many surveys he made under very difficult and dangerous conditions during the settlement of Kentucky.> Willard Rouse Jillson, WITH COMPASS AND CHAIN: A BRIEF NARRATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF COL. DANIEL BOONE AS A LAND SURVEYOR IN KENTUCKY (Frankfort: Roberts Printing Co., 1954):14, end.

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