Boone Biographical File, Kentucky Historical Society

1788

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4/8/1788: <This indenture made the eighth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight. Between Daniel Boone of Fayette County in the Common wealth of Virginia Esquire and Rebecca his wife of the one part and Issac Boone of Exeter Township in the county of Berks and CommonWealth of Pennsylvania Yeoman of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Dainel Boone and Rebecca his Wife for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred pounds is specie Lawful Money of Pennsylvania to them well and truly in hand paid by the said Isaac Boone, at and before the Ensealing and Delivery is hereof the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and the said Isaac Boone his Heirs Executors and Administrators thereof acquitted and forever discharged by these present, HAVE granted, bargained, sold allien, enfeoff, released and confirmed and by these present DO grant, bargain, sell, allien, enfeoff, release and confirm, unto him the said Isaac Boone his Heirs and Assigns all and singular the following described Tract Piece or Parcel of Land Situated in Fayette County in the CommonWealth of Virginia aforesaid so as followth. . . .> here follows the metes and bounds description. <It being the farm Tract of Land Surveyed unto the said Daniel Boone by virtue of part of two Land Office Treasure Warrant No. 10266, & No. 10267. Issued the twenty-second day of December in the year One thousand seven hundred and eighty one and by patent bearing date the twenty first day of December in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven. . . .> signed Daniel Boone, Rebecca Boone. sold for L200. Copy of the original, owned by a private party in Indianapolis in Boone biographical file, Kentucky Historical Society.

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<Whereas Ebenezer Frost hath complained on Oath to William Temple Coles Esqr. one of the Justices assigned to keep our Peace of said County, that Daniel Boone, late of your county, is justly indebted to him the sum of sixteen pounds fifty shillings Procn. Money and Oath having been also made that the said Daniel Boone has privately removed himself out of said county or so absconds and conceals himself that the Ordinary Process of Law can not be served upon him and hath given Bond and Security according to the Directions of an Act of Asembly in such Case made and provided. <We therefore command you that you attach the Estate of the said Daniel Boone (if to be found in your Bailiwick) or so much thereof replivable on Surety given as shall be of value sufficient to Satisfy the said Debt and Costs; and such Estate so attached in your hands or to provide that the same may be liable to further Proceedings thereupon to be had at our next Superior Court for the District of Salisbury to be held at Salisbury on the fifth day of March next so as to compell the said Daniel Boone to appear and answer the above Complaint of the said Ebenezer Frost.> Offical copy of Rowan County NC records, in Boone biographical file, Kentucky Historical Society.

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1824

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1824 1: <Colonel Daniel Boone, the first settler of Kentucky, in consequence of losing all his property by the chicanery of the law, exiled himself from society, and took up his residence on the banks of the Grand Osage, in company with his son. He there reared his rude log hut, around which he planted a few esculent vegetables, and his prinicpal food he obtained by hunting. An exploring traveller, sometimes crossing the way of this singular man, would find him seated at the door of his hut, with his rifle across his knees, and his faithful dog at his side, surveying his shrivelled limbs and lamenting that his youth and manhood were gone, but hoping his legs would serve him to the last of his life, to carry him to spots frequented by the game, that he might not starve. <In his solitude he would sometimes speak of his past actions, and of his indefatigable labors, with a glow of delight on his countenance, that indicated how dear they were to his heart, and would then become at once silent and dejected. Thus he passed through life till he attained the age of NINETY, when death suddently terminated his earlhly recolelctions of the ingratitude of his fellow creatures at a period when his faculties, though he had reached such an age, were not impaired, Sept. 26th, 1820. THE CABINET (New York), 1824, clipping in Boone biographical file, Kentucky Historical Society, continued

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1824

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1824 2: Alone! Alone! -- How drear [sic] it is Always to be alone! In such a depth of wilderness, The only thinking one! The waters in their path rejoice, The trees together sleep, But I have not one human voice Upon my ear to creep. THE CABINET (New York), 1824, clipping in Boone biographical file, Kentucky Historical Society

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1969

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<Col. D. Boon told me the other day, that in the year of 1799 that his friends and himself opened a burying ground for the settlement in which he lived for the purpose of burying persons, and that the whole settlement had used it ever since, except one family, and there has been but seven persons buried in it although the settlement affords two companies of militia.> MISSOURI GAZETTE 10/26/1809, quoted in an unidentified newspaper clipping dated 8/24/1969 in Boone biographical file, Kentucky Historical Society.

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1969

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1819 1: <To the Editors of the Missouri Intelligencer, Gentlemen: In the 18th number of your paper I observe an extract from the Albany Plough Boy in which are contained these words: "What think you, reader, of a newspaper at Boon's Lick, in the wilds of Missouri, in 1819; where in 1809 there was not, we believe a civilized being excepting the eccentric charcter who gave his name to the spot -- who delighted in the dreary and awful solitude by which he was surrounded -- and who has since traveled farther into the wilderness to avoid society, and enjoy his favorite life as a hunter." Some months ago the good natured and sagacious editors circulated a story, invented perhaps, by some waggish fellow, that Colonel Daniel Boone, the person alluded to by the editor of the Plough Boy, the first explorer and settler of Kentucky, had died in the wilderness in the act of shooting a buffaloe. <In the meantime Col. B. was living in a populous settlement with his son Major Nathan Boone, and quietly making ready for a crop of corn. It is not true that the person who draws on him so much of the attention of these editors, ever lived in the tract of country vulgarly called Boon's Lick, or gave his name to it. About the year of 1809 Col. Daniel Boone, junior, and Maj Nathan Boone, sons of old Col. B., made salt at some springs now owned by Messers. Becknell and Morrisons, and form them these springs were called Boone's Lick; and from those springs, people as ignorant as these wise editors have called, by the name of Boon's Lick, the whole tract of country comprehended in Cooper and Howard Counties, extended on both sides of the Missouri; from the mouth of the Osage to the western Indian bundary, a distance of about 200 miles.> continued

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1819 2: <Col. Daniel Boone, sen., lives, & has for many years lived near Charette village, one hundred miles below Franklin, surrounded by his descendants to the fourth generation. Until two years past he was in the habit of hunting a few weeks in each year for amusement. The last attempt he made was in the later end of the year of 1816. He was attacked by a pleurisy at Loutre Lick, on his route to the hunting round. That was the first time he had ever been obliged to have recourse to medical aid; he for a long time refused it. Doctor Hubbard, of St. Charles, accidentally passed before the disease become [sic] fatal, and relieved him. Since that time he has lived at the place above named. It is most certain that Col. B. has many neighbors and sees much company. Many intelligent persons, who have visited him, have told the writer that few men are more interesting in conversation, or take more delight in it that this pretended eccentric character. <The writer of this obtained most of his knowledge of Col. B.'s life from his sons -- he also once saw the Col. and during an hour he was in his company could discover nothing of the eccentric savage, either in his conversation or deportment. Perhaps it might be found on inquiry that Col. B. left Kentucky to settle on the Missouri, because he had lost his funds there, and was unable or unwilling to buy more where land was so doubtful.> "Truth" to Editor, MISSOURI INTELLIGENCER AND BOON LICK ADVERTISER, 8/27/1819, copied in unidentified newspaper clipping dated 8/24/1969, in Boone biographical file, Kentucky Historical Society.

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1797

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Deposition 5/31/1797: <The Deposition of Daniel Boone Taken in Bourbon county in Behalf of Rich'd Allen at the House of Hugh Brents in the town of Parris on the thirty first day of May 1797. In a controversy now Depending in the Court of appeals wherein the said Allen is plantiff and William Daugherty Defendant. This Deponant being of full age and dully sworn Deposeth and seyeth that on the thirtyeth day of June in the year of our lord one thousand Seven hundred and eighty the said Deponant made an Enry of five hundred Acres of land for Rich'd Allen on the waters of Otter Creek adjoining the Lands of Rich'd Calloway on the South and Thomas [torn] on the East and to run East for Quantity the [torn] said Deponant further sayeth, that at the time of making the above Entry he knew of no other on the waters of otter Creek in the name of Rich'd Callaway Except his settlement and Preemption Known by the name of the Knock Buckle tract and Felps on the south of Calloway. Felps's also being a Settlement and Preemption, this Deponant further sayeth the Intent & Meaning of Allens Entry was to Include apart of the last fork of Otter Creek and that he the Said Boone is no ways Interested in the above Entry, whether it sahould be gained or lost and This Deponant further sayeth not <Daniel Boone> Photcopy in Boone biographical file, Kentucky Historical Society.

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n.d. <I am Wiling to take any trubel on My Self only Laat me Know How the Exspencis of gating those artickels here is to be payd in my opinyon by the Wau of fort pit and Limstone Will be the safest and Best Way the Can Come one Hundered Hands of arms are Wanting at Limstone as I am informed by the Express there are a Number of persons Without any arms I should think it Nesiserry a Small garison Should be Bult at Limstone and a few men Stationed at that place for the purtiction [unclear] the Rising famylys when the arive at that place as it is becom a vedry grate Landing place I Hope our petisoning for a new State Will be No Baryer against any Asistene government Might gave us as it is intirely against the voce of the peepel at Large a few individuals Who Exspet to be Statesmen have put this afoot Sum petisons Will be sent Down in opposition to the new State this assembly I am Sir your Honors Most obident omble Sarvent <Daniel Boone> Photocopy in Boone biographical file, Kentucky Historical Society.

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Boone MO home may move to KY 1: <Boone's Missouri home may move to Kentucky. . . . Randall Andrae, a Missouri businessman, is threatening to move Boone's Missouri homestead "stone by stone" to Kentucky if his neighbors keep fighting his plan to develop the home and property into a frontier village. Although no specific Kentucky site has been chosen, if Andrae follows through on his threat, state Tourism offical Bob Davis said either Franfort of Fort Boonesborough State Park near Richmond would be "ideal." "We would welcome the home, but there would be the problem of financing the move," said Davis, the commissioner for the travel and development department in the Tourism Cabinet. "But if Mr. Andrae is really serious, we would try to stimulate interest for getting it to Kentucky." Andrae, 53, gets hotter than a warrior on the run when he talks about the opposition he has encountered over his plans for Boonesfield Village in Missouri's Femme Osage Valley nbear Defiance, about 40 miles west of St. Louis. Andrae and four other members of his family want to build an inn, a visitor's center and a cluster of cabins and other frontier buildings on the 40 acres that fan the home where Boone died in 1820 at the age of 86. Boone built the home and gave it to his youngest child, Nathan. Andrae and his family took over about 20 years ago from other Boone relatives, renovated the home and opened it to the public for a small admission charge. About 18 months ago, the family announced its intentions for the theme village. But several neighbors started voicing concerns about noisy crowds and bumper-to-bumper traffic jamming the roads that wind through the countryside. Some even charged that improper handling of sewage at the part would cause a cholera outbreak. The case, as expected, went to court. "I have no idea when this matter will snake its way through the courts, but we don't want to wait much longer, certainly not a year," Andrae said this week in a telephone interview. "We have set no timetable, but the point is near where the family trust is just going to say,'Missouri, if you don't want it, we're going to give the house to Ketnucky, to a place where it is wanted.' And once that decision is made, I'm done with it. I had expected that the idea was one everybody was going to enjoy. But a lot of people are clamoring like hell. We don't relish seeing it moved, but a few people seem adamant about stopping a living history. I really don't need this."> continued

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1985

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Boone MO home may move to KY 2: <Andrae said he also was "bothered by purist historians around who play down the importance of the home. Boone had left the home to Nathan but the old fellow was lax in the handling of his land grants," Andrae said. "When America bought the property from France in 1814, the Boone family had to go to New Orleans to get the land grants in order. Nathan went alone but he couldn't sign his father's name for the property. So when Nathan, who was only 18 at the time when the house was built, got back, the family decided the property should be in Nathan's name because he was the youngest and had no other property. What this boils down to is that it was in principle Daniel's home -- he built it and lived there -- but it never resided in his name on paper." Davis said he recently was contacted by Andrae about moving the house to Kentucky. "I told him, sure, we'd be interested, but we would have to get some group, like a historical society, to get behind it. If this materializes, I think it would be good for Kentucky. It would be great any place in the state, but particularly in Frankfort, where most people believe Boone is buried, or at Boonesborough." The cost of moving it has been estimated at $1 million. Davis noted that Andrae "just may be trying to get issiour folks fired up with his talk, but I got the impression that he was awfully interested in Kentucky."> Lexington HERALD LEADER, 7/5/1985, clipping in Boone biographical file, Kentucky Historical Society.

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1985

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<"There have been many stories about this, but we say his remains are here," said Jean Abrams, a record keeper for the Frankfort cemetery. . . . State historian Jim Klotter said either Boone's remains were brought to Kentucky or there was "a consipracy on the part of his family to fool the public by turning over to Kentucky the remains of a slave. I believe his body was returned."> Lexington HERALD LEADER, 7/5/1985, clipping in biographical file, Kentucky Historical Society.

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1955

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In an article on the controversy, Allan M. Trout says that the reburial of DB's remains had their intended effect on the Frankfort Cemetery: <the sale of cemetery lots boomed to unprecedented heights thereafter.> Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL 2/20/1955, clipping in Boone biographical file, Kentucky Historical Society.

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1962

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One of Governor Bert Combs "pet projects" was moving DB's grave "to a special park-like location more accessible to the public." Frankfort STATE-JOURNAL 7/5/1962, clipping in Boone biographical file, Kentucky Historical Society

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1962

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Ky House voted down a resolution to remove the graves of DB and RB to Boonesborough when the new state park there is completed; the vote was 43 to 20. Lexington COURIER-JOURNAL, 2/22/1962, clipping in Boone biographical file, Kentucky Historical Society.

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Howard Colyer, executive director of Richmond-Madison County Chamber of Commerce, argued in 1977 for moving the graves to Boonesborough State Park. Lymar Hight, executive director of the Winchester-Clark County Recreation, Tourist and Convention Commission: "We think it would be a natural. We think it would definitely help our tourism." George M. Chinn, deputy director of the Kentucky Historical Society, said that such a move would violate the agreement Kentucky made with Missouri, and might give Missouri a legitimate right to reclaim the remains. Chinn pointed out that the Boone grave is near what is known as the "state mound," an area in the cemetery set aside for the burial of state heroes. Cemetery superindentent James Cozine said about 200 burial sites remain available in that area. The last buried there were three Vietnam War "victims." He said the number of visitors to the Boone grave each year "is tremendous. Even in the wintertime you'll see people up there." Lexington COURIER-JOURNAL 12/19/1977, clipping in Boone biographical file, Kentucky Historical Society.

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Barber & Howe, ALL THE WESTERN STATES AND TERRITORIES (Cincinnati, 1867):51 [there must have been an earlier edition, of which this is a reprint, since the monument was built in 1862]. A good graphic accompanies this.

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