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

Boone, Edward -- Death
John D. Shane interview with Josiah Collins, ca. 1840s: <I went with him [DB] to bury his brother Edward & pursue the indians. Suppose the date [10/6/1780 in the Filson-Boone narrative] is correct. They had taken 4 horses. Each was riding, & each led a horse. The buffaloe were all gone from about where they were living then, & they had taken pack-horses, & gone down to the Upper Blue Licks where there were always buffaloe to kill & get. Arriving at the Lick, Danl. shot a buffaloe, on this side of the river & set Ned to butchering it, while he should go over where he saw there were more, & kill another. . . . Returning to his brother, they put a 1/2 of the buffaloe on each horse, that they were leading, & so came back on the trace 15 miles towards Strodes S[tation]. Here they stopped, unloaded their horses, & let them feed. Ned waited to watch & take care of them, while Danl. thot to find some more buffaloe. They had stopped at a deer Lick [in the bend of the Creek, near to where Flat rock, Bourbon County now is], at which Danl. had thot to find more buffaloe; but finding none there he thot he would take a little round, & leave his brother Ned to take care of the horses & meat. . . . He soon met a young like bear. As soon as he shot, he heard another gun at the Lick where he had left Ned. Immediately the indians behind him shot at him, but missed him. He jumped over the bear into a cane-break, & was followed by the scout of a dog, yelping, till he contrived again to get his gun loaded, & then he turned up with the dog, they raised the yell & stopped. They got the horses & meat & Ned Boone's scalp.> 12CC108-109

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