John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Left Boone's Station, which he had cleared and fortified in 1779, for Marble Creek, a few miles west in ca. 1783; he did not lose that property formally until 1785, but probably knew there was another claimant to the land. He was already thinking of moving to L. After one or two crops, he turned the farm on Marble Creek over to son-in-law William Hay, and moved to L., an ideal spot for trading, as well as land transactions: locating, surveying, buying and selling. [Seems to have been there by spring 1784.] Many immigrants entering through L., the new preferred route to KY. From October 1786 to May 1787 Gen. Joseph Harmar reported counting nearly 2700 people, over 1300 horses, 800 cattle, and 100 wagons floating down river on 177 flatboats en route for KY. [citing PUBLICATIONS OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA 7 (1860):422] BAKELESS:313


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    Project: Digitizing Daniel Boone
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