1934

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).

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Boone, Jr., Squire
2: 1790 returned to KY after all his personal possessions except his gun had been confiscated by the Spanish authorities. Dissatisfied with KY, he journeyed overland to St. Simon's Island FL, and was there for a year. 1792 returned by boat to Philadelphia, then with wife and relatives for three years in Berks county PA. 1795 returned to KY to home of son Jonathan. 1799 joined Daniel and went to MO. Spent a year or two, taking up a grant of 700 acres on the Quiver River. Two sons persuaded him to return to KY. By 1804 his debts had so mounted that he was imprisoned in Louisville, but was released by friends who paid his bond. 1806 he crossed the Ohio into Indiana where he established a new settlement in Harrison County about 25 miles northwest of Louisville. Built a stone house which he called "Travellers Rest." Close by he built a small mill which he operated. Took up gunsmithing. These couplets on the stones of the mill: <I set and sing my soul's salvation And bless the God of my Creation.> <Keep close your intention For fear of prevention.> <My God my life hath much befriended, I'll praise him till my days are ended.> In 1813, along with Daniel, was given standing as a Revolutionary soldier-officer by Congress. He had been wounded severely 11 times, and carried the scars. Willard Rouse Jillson, "Squire Boone: A Sketch of His Life and an Appraisement of His Influence on the Early Settlement of Kentucky," THE FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 16 (1942):141-71.

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