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

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Kentucky
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Lawsuits
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It took a good ten years for the legal system to strip DB of his lands. Some of this was due to his own carelessness. It was easy to screw up the landmarks in heavily wooded country, and to thus survey the same ground several times for different claimants; thus the "shingled" claims. Other causes of difficulty: his frequent failure to take the necessary legal steps to complete his claims; the death of his friend John Floyd, who was handling his claim disputes, and the loss of his papers; his sale of lands which he thought he owned, but actually did not; his guarantee to secure good lands with good titles to wealthy gentlemen -- when the titles proved faulty, he had to make good. He sold much of his good title to pay debt but nevertheless, BAKELESS:342

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