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).
Boone, Jr., Squire
|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|
Created: 8/1/2017 7:06:57 PM
Project: Digitizing Daniel Boone
Creator: Faragher, John Mack
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