Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series CC, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

Boone, Squire
John D. Shane interview with Josiah Collins, ca. 1840s: <Andy Johnson, from Harrodsburg, went there & got some clothes for his sweetheard, a widow & her 2 children. Squire Boone came from Boonesborough, by Harrodsburg, on his way to Louisville, with a lot of cattle he was taking there to market, & stopped in at the widow White's, (Betty White, an irish woman, her husband had been killed by the indians before I came out here.) and engaged in boarding. He then stepped out & went into a dutch widow woman's . . . . The irish widow went into the Dutch widow's house, and there saw her down [several words blanked out]. Squire Boone spring up dashed out oat the back window or door, and went into the fort & staid there all night. The 2 widows quarreled, and Andy's wouldn't have him, because he was little & the big dutch woman said she could whip them both. Andy cried about it. The men of the fort got around, & persuaded her to change again, and they were married: [several words blanked out] When Gov. Roseblock was taken by Clark at Kaskaskias, a young squaw that he had raised was taken with him. This squaw afterwards fell into Squire Boone;s hands, and he went with them (her & 2 negro wenches) round to Natchez, & from there afterwards to Mo., leaving his wife & family in Ky. They afterwards got to him, however, in Mo. Yet this was the man that was in the Va. Legislature. [?]> 12CC99

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