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

1783 DB made deputy surveyor of both Fayette and Lincoln counties. Not a very great distinction, since Fayette had some 100 deputy surveyors in the period 1783-86. But a very good market for surveying work with all the new emigrants. Much in demand. His grandfather George Boone had been a surveyor, and young DB must have seen him at work. He first appears in the Kentucky land records as surveyor in 1782, but had borrowed instruments and surveyed for himself as early as 1780. 1783-86 made nearly 150 surveys for new settlers, and his name appears in the Fayette county records as "chopper" and chainman as well as surveyor. His records document work about average for the times. These survey parties quickly became family affairs. 11 year old Jesse and 15 yr old DMB as chainmen; Joseph School land marker or chopper. BAKELESS:328


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