Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series X, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

1883

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series X, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Long Siege Account of Thomas W. Carter, grandson of an early pioneer, taken down by M. B. Woods, and included in a letter to LCD, Estillville, Scott county VA, 4/9/1883: <They could see the Indians on the opposite band of the Kentucky river. They discovered an Indian in a tree watching the movements of the besieged. One of Porter's men named Cooper had a long rang yager gun and some one asked him if he could not bring the Indian down from the tree[.] Cooper said he would try. There was a stump in the fort yard and they brough out a chair and placed at the stump in which Cooper seated himself and placed his gun upon the stump. The Indian in the tree watched the maneuors [sic] and believing himself to be perfrectly safe on account of the great distance he came down from the tree, turned the insulting part of his body to the besieged and definantly patted it. Cooper took deliberate aim and at the crack of his gun the Indian jumped into the air, fell over the cliff and his lifeless body lodged in a crab apple tree.> 4C22[11-12] Published version of the same account: Estillville, Scott county VA, THE PROGRESSIVE AGE, 9/27/1883: <One big Indian had climbed into a crab apple tree to watch the operations of the whites about 600 yards distant and was in plain view. Cooper declared he could kill that Indian, and to enable him to make a fair trial they brought out a chair and Cooper rested his gun on it and steadied his back against a stump. The Indian, observing these operations, came down out of the apple tree, and believing himself to be at a perfectly safe distance straightened himself up in a defiant manner and then contemptuously patted the posterior portion of his body. Cooper took deliberate aim and at the crack of his gun [said before it was a "long steel barreled gun, called a yager (pronounced yawger)"] the Indian jumped into the air, gave a yell, and fell over the cliff and lodged into the top of a tree lifeless.> 4C24

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1843

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series X, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Daniel Bryan to LCD, Lexington KY 2/27/1843: <I am the Second son of his [DB's] sister Mary Boon now Bryan now just turnd into my 86th year of age but of good Memory of facts long gone by and will state facts as the[y] transpired from the accounts handed me from my Parents, Danl Boon, Squire Boon, &c and shall alow you to make what improvement you please in truth as I am not a schollar suficient to write in good form for a History.> 22C5

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1843

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series X, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Daniel Bryan to LCD, Lexington KY 2/27/1843: <About this time [17]63 game began to be scarce and harder to take in that [Sugartree Creek] Quarter[.] Dan'l Boon mo[ved] from his farm on Sugartree -- A westerly Direction a bout 60 Miles & setted on the head of the Yadkin River whe[re] he followed hunting &c.> 22C5

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1843

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series X, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Daniel Bryan to LCD, Lexington KY 2/27/1843: James, Israel, Susannah, Jemima, Levina all born on Sugartree Creek [actually, Susannah and Jemima born in Culpepper county VA]; Rebecca, Daniel Morgan, Jesse born in Wilkes county; Nathan not sure if born in Clinch valley or in KY [actually, KY; he missed the son William, born Clinch valley, died soon thereafter]. 22C5

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1843

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series X, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Daniel Bryan to LCD, 4/14/1843: DB <being a woodsman a number of gentlemen from Different Parts imployed him to locate Land warrants for them on the shears &c[.] Boon gave them his bond to Make them a legal title to their part -- a number of his entrys not being made agreable to Law and the after Rules of the court, were taken by other claims & lost to him -- his Honour compel'd him to pay up his bond while he owned one acre of land in Kentucky and not able to satisfy all he was harras'd and pestered so much that he bade farewell to Kentucky and mooved his family to Mo then under Spanish Government. he there Recd a spanish Grant for a track of land say 800 acres but did not settl his family on his own Land but lived with his son or Children[.] what I am about to state to you is that after all his trouble and losses in setling Kentucky the state of Virginia nor state of Kentucky never made him any compensation for his losses by the indians or otherwise[.] this was with the bad treatment of those for whom he had Located Lands for &c was the cause of his leaving his bloved Kentucky and Mooving into the Spanish government and here his Misfortune did not end; for the commissioners appointed by U.S. government to settle the old Spanish grants desided his Spanish grant Null & Void -- thus you may see how the first Pioneer of Kentucky has been treated by Government & the highlivers of Kentucky[.] he Daniel Boone Died about the year 1821 in the state of Misouir not owning as much Land as would Make him a grave but was buried on the Bank of Mo; about forty five miles above St. Louis[.] at this place is where I last saw him. 22C7

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1843

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series X, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Daniel Bryan to LCD, 4/14/1843: <In octr 1780 him Dan'l & his Brother Edward Boone was on a tour to the Upper Blue Licks; and on their Return home, they stoped to let their horses graze Edward sat down to crack some hickory nuts -- a bear came near by them[.] Dan'l took his Rifle Ran & shot the bear -- Meanwhile a party of Indians shot Edward dead cut off his head then gave chase with a dog after Dan'l for about three miles when he got in a cane brake shot the dog turnd his course and made his escape at that time.> 22C7

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